- 1 Tulum
- 2 Playa Mazunte, Oaxaca
- 3 Troncones, guerrero
- 4 Playa del Amor, Marieta Islands
- 5 Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Yucatán Peninsula
- 6 Costa Alegre, Jalisco
- 7 Playa La Boquilla, Puerto Ángel, Oaxaca
- 8 Yelapa, Puerto Vallarta
- 9 Playa Los Cerritos, Todos Santos, Baja California
- 10 Isla Espiritu Santo, La Paz
Tulum is about an hour south of the resort of Cancun. The beaches here are some of the most beloved in Mexico.
No wonder: white sand, warm turquoise water, and roads through the jungle. This place is also known as the home of one of the best cuisines in the world, so you should definitely check it out!
Playa Mazunte, Oaxaca
Mazunte beach is surrounded by rocky headlands. This quiet, sandy beach is known both for its steep waves that attract surfers and its bohemian atmosphere. But in addition to people with dreadlocks and boards, it’s also frequented by vacationers.
There are plenty of shops on the coast with fresh seafood that goes so well with a cold beer. Besides, it’s impossible not to visit the local sea turtle rescue center Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga.
Once a quiet fishing village, Troncones is now an iconic spot for adventurers. A four-meter strip of beach attracts surfers from all over the world. Ecotourism enthusiasts choose horseback riding on the shore and hiking in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
This stunning and perhaps the best place to live at all times no more than 600 people, and here you can feel the real solitude and get away from the hustle and bustle.
Playa del Amor, Marieta Islands
The place looks like a scenery of a sci-fi movie, but Playa del Amor (also known as Secret Beach) is totally real, although it is not easy to get there. It is located west of Puerto Vallarta. The beach is located inside a cave with a gaping hole through which you can see the sky.
The hole is said to be the result of the Mexican government testing new bombs in the early 1900s. However, leaving aside the possible sinister origin, let’s face it – this hole has become a real decoration of the beach today, where it’s so nice to sunbathe, swim – and take unparalleled photos for Instagram 😉
Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Yucatán Peninsula
Isla Mujeres (Women’s Island) is generally perceived as a tour destination from Cancun. However, it is worthy of a separate mention. Playa Norte beach here is a sand of crushed coral and warm shallow waters.
Swimming here is much more relaxed than on the other side of the bay. For those who like to dive, note – near the island there is the highest concentration of whale sharks in the world! By the way, they eat plankton and are safe for humans.
Costa Alegre, Jalisco
The Alegre Coast stretches across two states, Jalisco and Colima, where luxury hotels are juxtaposed with wildlife.
Just look at this serene view – the long coastline of Playa Soledad, where pink umbrellas look so harmonious next to the steep cliffs. And literally next door is the huge Cuixmala Nature Reserve.
Playa La Boquilla, Puerto Ángel, Oaxaca
The city of Puerto Angel in Oaxaca sits in a picturesque, horseshoe-shaped bay bordered by rocky mountains and forested hills. The sea here is always calm and has an unusual bright blue color.
The town is for the most part a fishing port. The best beach for recreation is about four and a half kilometers east of the bay – there are shallow waters, excellent for snorkeling.
Yelapa, Puerto Vallarta
Yelapa can be reached by boat from Puerto Vallarta in about 30 minutes. There is no other way to get to Yelapa except by boat. That is the main beauty of this place – there are almost no tourists on the long, clean yarn.
Get off the boat at the shore, buy fish tacos and beer at a local thatched-roof bar – and swing in one of the many hammocks stretched under the palm trees. Paradise, indeed.
Playa Los Cerritos, Todos Santos, Baja California
At almost 7 kilometers long, this beach is one of the safest for swimming near Todos Santos. Despite this, it retains the feel of the Pacific coast.
The place is great for surfing (there is training), you can find beautiful shells and just walk around with kids. In addition, the infrastructure here is excellent – many bars, restaurants, stands a luxury boutique hotel Hacienda Cerritos.
Isla Espiritu Santo, La Paz
Espiritu Santo Island is located in the beautiful Sea of Cortez, a short boat ride from La Paz on the Baja California Peninsula. This uninhabited island looks magical–red cliffs, pristine white beaches, exotic nature.
Here you can swim with sea lions (there is a whole colony here) and have a wonderful picnic on the shore.