The Best Beaches In Mexico – A Guide For The Slow Traveler

With exotic culture and exquisite cuisine, the beaches in Mexico will not leave you disappointed ever. They are azure blue and gleeful in nature. The country runs a huge coastline that boasts of staging multiple water shows and fancy activities, ready to astound the frolic seeking tourist. While traveling to Mexico, we strongly recommend you to follow the following list that lists down the best beaches in Mexico.

They have been sorted basis on their natural beauty and appeal, easy access for faster commute, availability of multiple activities including water sports and skydiving as well as the mesmerising sunset view for the show! Read on and use the tips for your upcoming Mexico itinerary. Add to that, if you prefer to live independently we have the best new for you. There is no dearth of useful and cheap vacation rentals in Mexico. Use them to optimize your stay.

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While there may never be a dearth of vacation rentals in Cancun, for it has historically been featured in the list of best beaches in Mexico, it also receives the maximum amount of touristy footfall. That defies the obvious fact of ruins inflicted by Hurricane Wilma from 2005. The barrier island has the shape of “7” and is situated in the southeastern Mexico.

Beaches, golfing and nightlife: choose from an array of offering from Cancún that is the quintessential one of the most affordable vacation destinations in the Western Hemisphere, The Spring bream season will not hurt you much either. Do not miss the chance to take part in jet skiing and parasailing. We loved the acrobatic dance performances at the Coco Bongo Cancún, perfect to cheer you up for the night. Take a day to visit the majestic Chichén Itzá, a large Mayan archaeological site featuring in the list of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Playa del Carmen

The new favorite of international tourists, Playa del Carmen is a beautiful golden sand beach with the vibes of a laid back European city.along the Yucatán, you are likely to find the most popular beaches. Make sure to stay close by El Zócalo, the happening nerve center of the area. It resembles the Mediterranean beachfront towns of Nice in may ways with expats and Euro chic niche sunbathing everywhere.

La Quinta Avenida runs parallel to the coast line and features multiple eateries and souvenir shops. Add to that, do explore the the ancient ruins of Tulum ( a paradise for history enthusiasts) and ample natural landscapes to explore ( take for example, Rio Secreto, Xel-Ha and the underwater depths of the Caribbean Sea).


the once a favorite hot spot for luxury travelers, Tulum is a hidden jewel from Mexico’s east coast. The once upon a time secluded gateway has opened up to the travelers who love to explore but want to stay in budget rentals.

The best-preserved Mayan ruins here seamlessly merges with the azure Caribbean Sea as a backdrop. several cenotes (or underground water-filled caverns) and bio-reserves awaits you along with the old world charm in this quite little gateway.


One of the best beaches in Mexico, Cozumel features clear turquoise waters and powdery sands. It allures weary travelers from cold chilly wintry climates to this humongous island off the Yucatán Peninsula. Cruise ships with affordable luxury are regular sights of the Cozumel’s coastal views. Do indulge in shopping in the malls adjacent to water body.

If the countless crowd leave you a little overwhelmed, trust the rural interiors, faraway from the hustle of downtown. Hire a fishing or diving charter boat to explore the less known shallow reefs along the coast. Divers around the wold love this destination. A glass-bottom boat shall take you for a tour around the island. You may also alternatively find a quiet beach to relax and do sweet nothing.


The most favorite destination of Mexicans before the rise of Cancún and Cabo, Acapulco was the traditional beach escapades for the weary travelers. It was rightly called the “Pearl of the Pacific” and was adored by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and even John F. Kennedy. You have already experienced the stunning waterline of the old school romantic destination is films like Elvis Presley’s “Fun in Acapulco” and the hit TV series, “The Love Boat.”

After a short political set back due to drug curtails, it is regaining the old world charm again. The atmosphere is more of old Europe. Listen to the glamorous heydays in one of the city’s old night clubs or dance to the live music in this favorite hideout of many local and European travelers.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta — also known as “Vallarta” or just “PV”, is one of the favourite quaint little destinations of many discerning travelers. The small town features few of the best beaches in Mexico. With that, comes the quintessential fresh and delicious sea food galore. It boasts of a pristine, less crowded yet beautiful oceanfronts in Mexico. The dining options are plenty and elegantly decked up.

The west coast town with its boundaries also showcases the much coveted Banderas Bay that follows a serpentine route along the coast or the palm tree-lined Sierra Madre Mountains. But there is so much more to explore in the way of life in this town that the lush green scenic beauty! You may stumble upon a hidden boutique in the Zona Romantica, or surprise yourself by tagging along the Salsa school to learn the exact Latin moves or just sip beer while the sun sets magnificently.

The list is a ready reckoner for multiple travelers who love the idea of slow travel and spending time by the beach on their own accord. My ideal idea of vacation by the beaches in Mexico is to secure a stay with the vacation rentals in Mexico.

The raw market is nearby with cheap and fresh sea food. I love to buy the fresh fish and vegetables, bring them home and cook it to my taste. This serves the best for people traveling with families and those who are looking for the prolonged stay options. Not only this is economic but also it lets you live independently.

In case you experience of traveling in Mexico and love the beaches, kindly add your suggestion for the discerning travelers. We always love the “to visit” list to be prolonged.

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