Beaches to Visit in Mexico
We know that the first thing you’ll want to do after crossing the Mexican border is feel the silky white sand in your toes and take in the fresh sea air. So we’ve explored and researched the top beaches to visit in Mexico; here are a variety of amazing beaches that will suit all types of vacationers on your visit.
Balandra Beach in La Paz
Great for families
This amazing beach is located on the Eastern side of the Baja California Sur peninsula. If you’re taking children this is the place is one of the best to visit in Mexico as the water rarely rises above your waist height. You can keep the whole family entertained by renting a kayak or paddle board or simply enjoy the untouched scenery.
Playa del Amor in Cabo San Lucas
Secluded and romantic cove
Escape to lover’s beach, this secluded beach can be found off the coast of Puerto Vallarta. Take yourself a picnic and plenty to drink as this beach can only be accessed by water taxi but trust us it’s worth it for the opportunity to snorkel amongst the amazing rock formations. Keep an eye out for seals, jumping stingrays and pelicans that often visit the area.
Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres
Watch the sunset over the sea
Situated north of Cancún this five mile long beach is a beautiful place to watch the sunset over the calm sea. This palm tree lined beach has plenty of places to eat, we suggest tasting the delicious seafood while enjoying the chilled vibes.
Playa del Carmen
Coral reefs and nightlife
Situated along the Yucatán Penisula’s Riviera Maya strip of the Caribbean shoreline visit this popular town to experience the relaxing palm-lined beach juxtaposed against the opulent nightlife and shopping destinations. There are plenty of attractions surrounding this resort so you could make it your one stop for your visit in Mexico.
Punta Negra, Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco
Quiet beach, popular with locals
Walk down the long set of stairs and find yourself on the quiet Punta Negra beach, a favorite with the locals. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean or read in the shade of the big cliff edge surrounding the beach. This beach is perfect for total relaxation, just remember to pack food and drink as you won’t find many vendors or restaurants.
Untouched, incredible scuba diving
This small island in the Caribbean Sea is a scuba diver’s dream, home to the Mesoamerican Reef and the Museo Subacuático de Arte’s submerged sculptures. You can dive in the eco park amongst the dolphins, manatees and sea turtles or adventure in the wild jungle. If adventure isn’t your idea of a vacation you could always lay on the soft white sand taking in the Caribbean climate and the calm shores towards the south of the island.
Tulum, Quintana Roo
Amazing history and spectacular coastline
After visiting the archaeological ruins of Tulum relax on Yucatán beaches with your pick of traditional Mayan spa treatments or just take a swim in the calm clear waters. This beach meets all requirements of a vacation – adventure, history, culture and relaxation.
Relax and get away from it all…
This beautiful beach in Veracruz is the perfect place to totally unwind. The beach comes as a recommendation from award winning blogger, Fabiola, author of the My Heart of Mexico Blog. Here’s why she loves this amazing beach:
“Costa Esmeralda still retains that laid-back, secluded air without the big resorts and the crowds of tourists. You can just unplug, get lost, and get away from it all.”
– Fabiola, Author of the My Heart of Mexico Blog
Sandy beaches and fishing
This historic Mexican resort town is famous for its big-game fishing and the beautiful, romantic old town landmarks. This lively coastal town will not only offer you history but also beautiful beaches, amazing food, traditional music and a friendly welcome from the locals who are said to treat you like ‘old amigos’.
Mexico is a fantastic country and with an abundance of activities and attractions it makes the perfect road trip vacation for all! Before you venture across the border don’t forget to print all of your Mexican auto insurance documents and get essential tips for driving in Mexico. If you’ve not yet purchased your Mexican vehicle insurance find out why you need it and get a quote.