Top 10 best beaches in Mexico

Articles Sep 23, 2019 08:05

Mexico attracts tourists not only by its wonderful relics, culture and cuisine, but also by the beautiful beaches. Here are 10 of Mexico's most beautiful beaches for sea lovers.

The beaches are located in the Gulf of Mexico. Depending on which Mexico destination you choose to go, you will have different experiences. You may also see some species such as sharks, sea turtles and some other large animals between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans here.

What are the best beaches in Mexico?

10. Playa de Akumal

Top 10 best beaches in Mexico

This is a great diving area near Playa Del Carmen with a 91.5m long reef. Sea turtles and tropical fish are abundant in this area. The beach has safe and calm waters, attracting many young divers.

When booking a tour here, if you do not like scuba diving, you can still enjoy the relaxing white sand and calm waters.

9. Bahia Balandra

Top 10 best beaches in Mexico

This is a great beach for family trips in the Baja region of La Paz. This place is outstanding with cliffs called diamond stones. Bahia Balandra has a beautiful array of sandy beaches and windy, eroded mountains. It is a safe and shallow beach with warm Pacific waters. It is not as crowded as other beaches in Mexico.

8. Playa del Carmen

Top 10 best beaches in Mexico

Playa del Carmen is a beautiful beach, ideal for those who like to relax in clean sandy beaches and warm waters.

Along the coast are large resorts, small hotels and yachts. Boats are easily accessible from Cozumel and the Mesoamerican coral reef. That also is an attraction of this place.

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7. Zipolite 

Top 10 best beaches in Mexico

Zipolite was a free dating place in the 1960s to 1980s, a destination full of Mexican culture. It is known as one of the few ‘Nude’ beaches of Mexico, though, most people sunbathe here don't really go nude.

Today, this place is an attractive destination for tourists from around the world to sunbathe, practice yoga, and surf. There are many different travel packages for Zipolite, such as mid-range hotels, high-class restaurants located at the western end of the fishing village.

6. Puerto Vallarta 

Top 10 best beaches in Mexico

This beach with protected bays gives visitors a safe and wonderful diving spot where you have the opportunity to dive with whales and fishes in the sea. This is one of the most popular resorts in Mexico. This town is an interesting combination of large modern resorts at the outer areas and old bizarre shops, small hotels at the center. 

5. Playa La Ropa

Top 10 best beaches in Mexico

Also known as the "Clothes Beach" since a Spanish boat sank and lots of clothes drifted ashore. Today, this is the beach of water sports. There are many rental services for sports items, and there are also many restaurants here that are always available. 

4. Cancun

Top 10 best beaches in Mexico

Cancun is famous for its beautiful beaches and turquoise sea. This city along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico has many different resorts, restaurants and shops that are ideal places to relax. Here you can meet sea turtles, see whales, dive with them and do many other interesting things.

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3. Playa del Amor

Top 10 best beaches in Mexico

Located in the area between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach) is one of the most famous beaches in Mexico. The beach is easily accessible by water boat from the pier of Cabo San Lucas.

The coast possesses breathtaking scenery with steep cliffs in front of the sea, immense sea views and is a great diving area on the Cortez coast.

Note, the beach has a dangerous tide at the end of the Pacific Ocean.

2. Playa Norte

Top 10 best beaches in Mexico


The island of Isla Mujeres is located off the coast of Cancun, a popular destination for relaxing and watching wildlife. Sea turtles and whales are the two most common animals here. To the north of the island is Playa Norte, which has wide sandy beaches and rows of lush palms. On the beach side are a few restaurants and beach bars.

1. Tulum

Tulum has the famous Tulum Mayan ruins, an interesting destination for history lovers. Tulum also owns a large and romantic sand beach.

Top 10 best beaches in Mexico

Located at the southern end of the Riviera Maya, the beach in Tulum has fine white sand dunes, palm trees and romantic turquoise water. Located about two hours south of Cancun, the beach has excellent hotels to relax and enjoy the calm atmosphere.

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Source: touropia.com

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