Mexico is one of the world’s favorite tourist destinations, not only for its history, traditions, culture, the warmth of its people and delicious cuisine, but also for the beauty and variety of beaches located throughout its entire territory.
Surrounded by exuberant nature, Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) and archaeological sites, each beach has something special to offer for all tastes and budgets.
Such is the case of the iconic beaches of the Caribbean Sea that are characterized by turquoise blue waters, ideal for swimming or snorkeling like those of Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
In the Sea of Cortés you will find beaches that have desert landscapes and are home to a large number of marine species, which makes them suitable for sport fishing and water sports, an example of this is Los Cabos.
If you are looking for options with more moderate waves and more relaxing experiences, the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico such as those of Veracruz are the way to go.
On the other hand, surfers and lovers of strong emotions make the beaches of the Pacific their favorite destination, such is the case of the beaches of Oaxaca.
Whether your travel plan is to relax in an all-inclusive hotel by the sea, get in contact with nature or simply discover new destinations, the beaches of Mexico have everything for you to experience the best holiday.
Cancun is one of the best spots in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico and will always be a traveler favorite for its beautiful blue ocean, soft sandy beaches, authentic cuisine, fabulous all-inclusive resorts, and amazing historic sites. There are about 10 miles of shoreline filled with a luxury vacationers paradise. If you want more adventure, there are also tons of excursions that will take you four-wheeling in the jungle, swimming in cenotes, snorkeling through one of the world’s largest coral reefs, and to historic sites such as Chichén Itzá where you will learn about the ancient Mayan city!
Another great spot in the Yucatán, Riviera Maya is a great spot if you are wanting a more laid-back feel and vacation in smaller, more intimate towns such as Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Puerto Morelos. These towns have access to more than 6,000 cenotes to swim and snorkel in where you can see the amazing natural cave systems that the Mayans swam in centuries ago.
Isla Holbox is an island north of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula that is a part of the Yum Balam Nature Reserve that is home to many flamingos, pelicans, sea turtles, whale sharks, and other amazing species. On the island is the laid-back Holbox Village and Punta Coco Beach where it is less developed and much less touristy than Cancun and Riviera Maya. It’s the perfect place for travelers who just want to sit on the beach all day to soak up the sun and have great conversations.
Cozumel is a small island in the Caribbean Sea, is a very popular spot for cruise ships to port, and is one of the best places to snorkel and scuba dive! Home to hundreds of sea life species, there are so many things to see in the water such as underwater caverns, submerged sculptures, and a section of the Mesoamerican Reef home of dolphins, sea turtles, and manatees.
This longtime holiday hotspot hasn’t lost its sparkle over the years. On the contrary, Cabo San Lucas’s star shines brighter than ever. The town’s sport-fishing, buzzing nightlife, and yacht-filled marina continues to be a major draw. It also flaunts fabulous restaurants and high-end lodgings like Hacienda Encantada, Montage Los Cabos, and The Resort at Pedregal, which has one of the most amazing infinity pools on the planet.
Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for its sunsets over the water from the white sandy beaches or from the top of a mountain in the Sierra Madre mountain range! The town is full of life with its gorgeous beaches, lush jungles, popular watersports, amazing nightlife, and historic Mexican relics.
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