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Old 12-23-2017, 11:06 PM
 
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So tomorrow i leave to my Cancun vacation trip and it got me curious as to wonder where else in the world has crystal blue, electric-like beach water such as Mexicoís Mayan Rivera.

I did some research and most of the results were islands. Made me realize that Cancun is fairly unique that itís attached to a mainland.

Hopefully some of you experienced travelers can give me some insight

Thank you
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Old 12-24-2017, 06:02 AM
 
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So tomorrow i leave to my Cancun vacation trip and it got me curious as to wonder where else in the world has crystal blue, electric-like beach water such as Mexico’s Mayan Rivera.

I did some research and most of the results were islands. Made me realize that Cancun is fairly unique that it’s attached to a mainland.

Hopefully some of you experienced travelers can give me some insight

Thank you
The South of France

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Old 12-24-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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Wow not bad France and thanks for providing pictures even though i didn’t require it. I don’t mind google searching them myself.

Even though pictures don’t do justice, i’m going to assume that Cancun is still more “crystal clear” while Southern France appears more turquoise blue.
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario
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The water in Cancun is an amazing shade of turquoise , but it's not really as clear as it could be due to the fairly large waves that they can get.
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Old 12-24-2017, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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Wow not bad France and thanks for providing pictures even though i didnít require it. I donít mind google searching them myself.

Even though pictures donít do justice, iím going to assume that Cancun is still more ďcrystal clearĒ while Southern France appears more turquoise blue.
Even in Mexico there are beaches more "crystal clear" than Cancun, like in Balandra beach, Baja California.

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Old 12-25-2017, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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The clearest water I've ever seen was on Rottnest Island off the western coast near Perth Australia. Small covey beaches and gin clear water. Also remarkably clear were beaches at Negril, Jamaica and Phuket Thailand.
Surprisingly some of the beaches on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico disappointed in water clarity. There are stunning beaches and turquoise waters but water clarity was not what it could have been.
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Old 12-25-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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It's often a misconception, that clarity = blueness. The two are not the same.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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The South of France
People living in southern France is really lucky. They are a few hours both of those stunning beaches and of the stunning mountains in RhŰne-Alpes. And also the lush lavender fields in Provence. They have the best of all four seasons.
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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The coves of Calanque (Southern France) have very clear water.

Vietnam has some clear beaches. Google Ninh van bay
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:59 PM
 
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This was the first place that crossed my mind. Most mainland beaches have too much river runoff to have that level of clarity.
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