Next time you think of a beach holiday, think about Mexico. With a coastline of 6000 miles along the Pacific Ocean and the Carribean Sea, Mexico has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Scenic beauty, water sports, sea food or just unadulterated beach fun, these beaches draw travelers from around the globe.
Here are the top 5 Beaches in Mexico
1. Los Cabos
Los Cabos can easily be reached by taking a flight from Mexico City or you may get a direct flight from LA, Ontario, Los Angeles and other US cities. A dual destination, Los Cabos appeals both to recluse and party animal. On the one hand is San Jose del Cabo, which has managed to retain the ambience of an authentic Mexican town; on the other is pulsating Cabo San Lucas with its funky bars and the slick Luxury Avenue Mall around the marina. Los Cabos is often referred as Land’s End by North Americans as it is located on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula south of California.
Perhaps the most popular beach destination in Mexico, Cancun is well connected by air from major US cities. It boasts of lovely sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters. Since Cancun is a popular beach vacation spot, it is frequented by tourists through out the year. Cancun has a good number of resorts, restaurants and shopping centers. It has the best nightlife in Mexico.
Aptly called ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, Mazatlán lives up to its reputation of being a destination that offers you best of the both worlds – sun & sand and culture & history. Like Los Cabos, Mazatlán is two destinations rolled into one. Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) is where most of the major hotels, restaurants, shops and bars are located along the idyllic beaches. For history and culture, head to Old Mazatlan or the Centro Historico (Historic Center), where little has changed over the years.
4. Puerto Vallarta
This beach vacation resort on the Pacific Coast of Mexico has a friendly air to it, no wonder it was named as La ciudad más amigable del mundo (Friendliest City) in the world recently. Playa los Muertos (Beach of the Dead) is where you’ll find most of the action, as the beach is popular among locals and tourists. There are plenty of opportunities for surfing, para-sailing and other water sports activities. You could find a series of restaurants that line the beach offering great views and delicious food.
5. Mayan Riviera
Mayan Rivera, also known as Riviera Maya has a Caribbean feel to it and you may combine it with your visit to Cancun. Riviera Maya can be easily reached by bus from Cancun. Once a cluster of small fishing villages, the Riviera Maya coastline today has transformed into a modern tourist corridor offering high-end luxury resorts, spa retreats, fine dining, shopping, night life and golf in Mexico. Mayan Rivera has some of the most stunning beaches in all of Mexico with expansive stretches of powdery white sand lapped by the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.