Laguna Nichupté Cancun

Posted on May 15, 2023 by Eduardo

The city of Cancun is a very famous place for its 22 kilometers of beaches and although this is one of its main characteristics, it is not the only one that empowers the city as one of the best destinations in Mexico, because the hotels and attractions overlooking the sea are not the only odyssey that the city has, it also has a beautiful and well maintained lagoon, where the most prestigious restaurants and the adrenaline of its water activities are waiting for you, so get ready because now we will tell you about the Nichupte Lagoon of Cancun.

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Nichupte Lagoon Cancun

Usually we always talk about the 22 kilometers of beaches that Cancun has, but something we rarely mention is that on the other side of these 22 km of beaches, we have a lagoon body that is home to a beautiful and varied wildlife.

And of course, we are talking about the Nichupte Lagoon which has a little more than three thousand hectares and, among the great odysseys that it offers us is to enjoy the spectacular and unparalleled, where the Caribbean Sea is divided in an almost magical way with the water of the lagoon.

Remember we mentioned that you can do several activities here? SWIMMING IS NOT ONE OF THEM, because as we said above, the lagoon keeps a wild wildlife and no, you will not find lions or tigers, but you will find several hundred crocodiles in its waters.

In fact, it is forbidden to swim in the lagoon, although there are some areas that are a little safe to swim in due to their transparency (not to say that they are very safe). For example, we have the small lagoon strip of the so-called art garden.

Because this is a small channel for yachts, boats and jet skis to cross, it is not very common to see crocodiles on the prowl and also, the waters of the channel are transparent, so many locals take advantage of it to cool off for a while.


The Nichpté Lagoon has very calm waters, which has benefited the tourism sector with a large number of water activities to do, among which we have:

  • Paddleboard
  • Kayak
  • Jungle Tour
  • Flyboard
  • Hoverboard
  • Jet Skis
  • Jet Boats

And it even has a small inflatable park, known as aquabounce, which is part of the Aquaworld mariana.

Of course, the above are not all the activities that can be done, as many people love to enjoy watching the sunsets, fishing under the calinda bridge or eating very, very good food in one of the nearby restaurants while enjoying the sunset.


Lorenzillos is one of the most recognized restaurants in Mexico and the world. While part of this recognition is its style and flavor of its dishes, the view, design and architecture is not far behind.

And this restaurant is just one example of several others that established their premises in a romantic, attractive, unique and luxurious way in front of or even on top of the Nichupte lagoon.

And among others that we found in our short list of restaurants, we have:

  • Lorenzillo’s Cancun
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Cancun
  • Sonora Grill – La Isla Cancun
  • El Fish Fritanga
  • Ilios | Greek restaurant in Cancun
  • Taboo Cancun
  • Harry’s Steakhouse & Raw Bar | Cancun
  • Tora Cancun
  • Black Rose

What to do in Nichupte Lagoon?

Among the many activities you can do in Nichupte Lagoon we have Kayaking, Paddle Boad, Jungle Tour, jet skiing, glass boat tours, Flyboard, Hoverboard and Aquatwister.

Where is Nichupte Lake located?

The Nichupte lagoon is approximately three thousand hectares and covers the entire hotel zone of Cancun and a small part of downtown Cancun. In fact, from the Tajamar boardwalk you can have a panoramic view of the lagoon.

How deep is Nichupte Lagoon?

The Nichupte Lagoon has an approximate depth of 1.5 meters to 2 meters. It should be noted that there are areas that are even shallower, but these can only be reached by jet ski, boat, kayak or paddle board.

How big is the Nichupté Lagoon?

The Nichupté Lagoon measures more than 3,000 hectares and within it you can find a wide variety of wildlife. The most striking is the group of crocodiles that live in it.


The Nichupte lagoon is undoubtedly part of the beauty of Cancun and although it is not a place to go swimming like the beaches, it is a place to admire, enjoy and travel safely in some of its activities. So, what are you waiting for to visit it?