The best beaches in Mexico
With its paradisiacal beaches, its colonial style and architecture and its rich history, Mexico is always inviting us to know its natural beauties. On vacation, during a weekend and at any time of the year, Mexico has places for pleasure and rest. Along the Mexican coast, about 440 beaches have been identified in which it is possible to enjoy incredible places where we can be in contact with the sea, the sand, the sun and nature. If you are a lover of sand, sea and sun, you will surely be interested in knowing much more about each of these destinations, having more information and enjoying the wonderful photos. In addition to enjoying white sands and crystal clear waters, all these places have a well thought out and comfortable infrastructure to receive tourists, giving the possibility to practice all kinds of sports, enjoy an exquisite gastronomy and learn more about tradition and beauty from Mexico. Ideal for a honeymoon and fall in love, or to venture into a wonderful country, the beaches of Mexico are a fantastic option for your next vacation. In any of the beaches of Mexico you can enjoy something that has made this country world famous: its particular gastronomy. The use of spicy in Mexican food and the tasting of these flavors becomes almost an obligation when visiting these destinations. It is true that Mexico has 9,330 km of coastline and within this immense distance choosing only 10 beaches becomes difficult. We appeal to criteria such as natural beauty, nearby points of interest, state of the environment and services. Even so it has been a difficult task, but we must admit that the selection is also subjective. Fortunately, there will always be a hidden and beautiful beach to discover and admire by one of the most adventurous visitors. For all the aforementioned, the beaches of Mexico become a very complete tourist destination: with ruins that tell stories, an outstanding gastronomy, villages magical, wild nights and modern nightclubs, but also desolate and quiet beaches
Cd. Del Carmen, Campeche.
Ciudad del Carmen is the head of the municipality of Carmen, Campeche. It is located southwest of the Yucatan Peninsula, in the western part of the Isla del Carmen, which is located between the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna de Terms. It stands out for being an important center of operations of Petróleos Mexicanos, which maintains the most important hydrocarbon exploitation area in Mexico in the Campeche Sound. In addition, it has interesting natural and tourist attractions, mainly boating on the island of terms and visiting places that were frequented by pirates. From an economic point of view, Carmen is the most important city in the state of Campeche. It is also the third municipality with the highest economic income nationwide
San Francisco de Campeche2 is the capital of the Mexican state of Campeche and head of the municipality of the same name. It is a fortified historic city located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is famous for being one of the few walled cities in America and the only one in Mexico.3 It retains its historical heritage in excellent condition, one of the reasons why it was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco in 1999.4 As state capital , it is the seat of the legislative, executive and judicial powers.5 It houses the main educational and cultural centers of the State, and from the economic level, it stands out as an important tourist and commercial center.
The beaches of the port of Veracruz and those that border on it preserve the beauty offered by the Gulf of Mexico and have all the services to spend an excellent stay. In front of the port of Veracruz are its beautiful beaches, and that is where part of one of the most important reef systems in Mexico is located. In the area we have a wide variety of beaches such as Villa del Mar, Playón de Hornos, Costa de Oro and Mocambo, some of them adorned by the large ships of the Mexican Navy. A few kilometers from the city of Veracruz, we find magnificent beaches that deserve to be visited as Boca del Río (15 km.), Mocambo (8 km.), Antón Lizardo (23 km south of the port of Veracruz ) and a little further away Playa Cachalacas (50 km north).
San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur.
Visitors who wish to play tennis or golf will find facilities specially prepared for such purposes. If we start from San José del Cabo, to Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the Peninsula, we will find extremely beautiful beaches and desert landscapes. In its waters abound all kinds of fish, such as marlin, sailfish, dorado and bonito, so sport fishing is one of the most important activities in the region.
To the west of Mexico, in the state of Colima we find more than 20 kilometers of beaches located in two bays: Manzanillo and Santiago. Among them, two stand out Las Ventanas with impressive cliffs, San Pedrito with calm waters, La Audiencia de Deepwater, Playa Azul with strong waves and Las Hadas, where the internationally famous tourist development is located. It has a great variety of restaurants, as well as craft shops where you will find engravings in mother of pearl shell, natural fiber woven furniture and figures carved in dry coconut. For land sports there are excellent golf courses and tennis courts.
Isla Mujeres is located in the Caribbean Sea, very close to the Yucatan Peninsula, southeast of Mexico. The island is part of one of the ten municipalities of the State of Quintana Roo, the municipality of Isla Mujeres (which includes part of the continental territory) and is located thirteen kilometers from the city of Cancun, the main tourist hub of the region. Isla Mujeres was discovered by the Spaniards during an expedition commanded by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba in the year 1517. In pre-Hispanic times the island was dedicated to Ixchel, Mayan goddess of the Moon, love and fertility, which received offerings with forms Feminine that the believers deposited in their beaches. When the Spanish conquerors arrived and observed the figures, they named it Isla Mujeres.
Costa Alegre, Jalisco.
The visit to Costalegre includes, in addition to water sports, typical hotels, rooms and restaurants in a lively and hospitable environment. It is undoubtedly the perfect place to ensure an unbeatable and unforgettable vacation. It consists of: the bays of Barra de Navidad, Tenacatita, Careyes, Chamela and Costa Majahuas as well as numerous beaches such as Cuastecomates, Barra de Navidad, Melaque and El Tamarindo, La Manzanilla, Boca de Iguanas, etc. Costalegre also offers spectacular landscapes, an attractive and interesting fauna and flora and several lakes, lagoons, and estuaries that give the destination a multifaceted natural face. It offers endless pleasures such as sport fishing and diving, adventures such as eco-tourism through which you can discover and enjoy very original corners of the region.
Acapulco Guerrero .
This beautiful city gives us the beauty of its bay, one of the most beautiful in the world, the gentle waves of its beaches, the comforts offered by its important hotel infrastructure, and many activities for pleasure and rest. The climate is hot and humid and ranges between 33ºC and 22 ° C, with sunny days during most of the year. The Acapulco Beaches are undoubtedly the main attraction, as it has several of them and they all have their own unique feature. Among its most recognized beaches is La Roqueta and La Caleta. Caleta Beach, together with Caletilla Beach, is one of the best known and most visited beaches in the port of Acapulco, as it is characterized by its low waves, ideal for the visit of children and the elderly. We must also mention among the most recommended beaches from Acapulco to La Angosta, Tlacopanocha and Caletilla.
Mazatlan Sinaloa .
This beautiful destination offers beaches of great extensions and calm waters where you can enjoy all the water sports. In addition to the beautiful beaches and coasts, you will find sites endowed with lush natural resources, such as Cerro del Crestón, where you can practice activities such as ecotourism and climbing, until you reach its top, where there is a natural lighthouse.
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.
Los Cabos has a warm climate with temperatures of 32ºC throughout the year, highlighting its characteristic desert appearance. It is located where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet, on the Baja California Peninsula. It is an ideal destination for diving enthusiasts as there are some famous underwater sand falls that fall continuously and the unforgettable coral reefs.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
Puerto Vallarta is a city and one of the 125 municipalities of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. The municipality is located in the North Coast Region of the state. It limits to the north with the state of Nayarit, to the south with the municipality of Cabo Corrientes and Talpa de Allende; to the east with San Sebastián and Mascota and to the west with the Pacific Ocean. In 2005, the municipality had an estimated population of 307,107 people, as well as five million tourists annually. Together with the municipality of Bahía de Banderas in the state of Nayarit, it forms the Metropolitan Zone of Puerto Vallarta, thus being the second most populous of both states. Likewise, the municipality is one of those with the highest population growth in the state, even greater than the central municipalities. It is the second most important economic zone in the state of Jalisco and the third most important port in Mexico. Currently, it is one of the most visited places in the country. The name of this beautiful port is embodied in several popular songs.
Ensenada, Baja California Norte.
The city of Ensenada is located in the Mexican state of Baja California. It is head of the municipality of the same name and is located at 31 ° 52´ north latitude and 116 ° 37´ west longitude. The city is located approximately 80 km from the US-Mexico border facing the Pacific Ocean and was founded by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. The municipality of Ensenada has two national parks located southeast of the municipality, the 1857 Constitution National Park (Sierra de Juárez) and San Pedro Mártir where the National Astronomical Observatory is located. Ensenada is spearhead in scientific research, both basic and applied, and has been declared by the local city council as the City of Knowledge.
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo.
It is located in the Yucatan Peninsula, in the state of Quintana Roo. This area has large areas of white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. You can practice all water sports such as swimming, diving, fishing, snorkeling, windsurfing, water skiing, jet-skiing and sailing among others. If what you are looking for is night fun, the hotels have the most innovative bars, restaurants and nightclubs with a large dose of Afro-American music. Very close to this beach we have Xcaret, a local archaeological park a few minutes away; and we can also visit Tulum, an imposing Mayan area on the Caribbean shore is 45 minutes away by road. A little further from the archaeological zone is Xel-Ha; A fun water park.
Cozumel, Quintana Roo.
Cozumel has a pleasant warm climate with constant sea breezes. Near this beautiful Mexican island is the Palancar reef, which is part of the great Mayan Reef, the second largest in the world and delight of divers on the planet. It is also in this area where international fishing tournaments take place, where white and blue marlin, sailfish, sierra and barracuda are the most coveted. In the lagoon of Chankanaab there are underwater caverns that communicate with the sea and are highly recommended for those who practice diving. In terms of infrastructure it is one of the best prepared places to receive tourists and there we will find the best hotels, numerous restaurants of marine delicacies and commercial premises
Cancun Quintana Roo .
Located in the state of Quintana Roo, in the region of the Yucatan Peninsula, it has a semitropical climate, and an average temperature of 27 ° C. It is one of the places in Mexico with the best hotel infrastructure (In Cancun it is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Mexico, the Pok Ta Pok; splendid tennis courts and fabulous shopping centers where shopping is an inevitable temptation).
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.
It is located on the coast of the state of Oaxaca and has really beautiful beaches. Among its many attractions, this destination offers a remarkable set of beaches with greenish blue waters and fine sands framed by lush vegetation, ideal for practicing a variety of water activities. Among the most prominent beaches of Puerto Escondido we can mention the Zicaleta, where an international surfing tournament and the Main Beach where an important sport fishing event takes place in November takes place. On the Mazunte beach you can visit the Mexican Tortuga Center, an institution dedicated to the research and preservation of the different variants of this species.