Traveling to a beach destination will never go out of style. It is a guarantee of fun, rest, recreation and vitality to recharge batteries. Mexico can boast impressive beach spots with unique characteristics, so below we make it easy for you to choose your next destination for sand, sun and sea. We consider the beaches that have soft sand, pleasant waters and excellent quality tourist attractions to bring you, in no particular order, the 30 best beaches to visit in Mexico.

1 – Akumal Beach, Quintana Roo

Akumal beach

Akumal Beach. Photo by: Flickr via Serge Melki

 You can confuse it with an infinity pool, with fresh-blue water and white sand. ‘Tierra de Tortugas ”(Akuma), has one of the largest reefs in the world very close, a paradise near Playa del Carmen and Cancun. It has more than 200 entrances to rivers and caves, it is perfect for practicing sport fishing.

2 – Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido

Nature phenomenon that offers the opportunity to challenge the spectacular waves of the Pacific. For those who visit it and do not like to ride waves, witnessing international tournaments is an unforgettable experience. The rest on this beach is a guaranteed adventure.

3 – Zihuatanejo, Guerrero

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero. Photo by: Shutterstok

 The perfect blend of luxury, modernity and nostalgia for an old fishing village. It belongs to the ‘Triangle of the Sun’. Its proximity to Ixtapa, Taxco and Acapulco make it even more beautiful. The gastronomy is impeccable, and do not forget to visit the Archaeological Museum and visit the Paseo de Pescadores to learn about its history.

4 – Balandra Beach, La Paz

On the outskirts of La Paz is Balandra, a beautiful stretch of beach that exposes the beauty of its wind-sculpted stone. Hot sand and blue water, shallow for a considerable distance. Snorkeling is great, as are its sunsets.

5 – Costa Smeralda, Veracruz

Beauty capitalized by the large number of hotels of all categories along its 50km of coastline, as well as spaces for recreational vehicles. You will be hypnotized by the blue green of its waters, soft and lulling waves. Here you can practice all kinds of water sports, apart from Costa Esmeralda is surrounded by other beautiful points of interest.

 6 – Playa Escondida, Isla Marietas

Hidden Beach.

Hidden Beach. Photo by: Flickr via Angel Ramos G

It has a spectacular variety of fauna, it shows the sympathy of the silly birds, dolphins, olive ridley turtles and humpback whales. The Hidden Beach is a kind of crater generated by the explosion of a bomb during a military test. Rock, tunnels, caves, blue water and impressive flora, which can only be accessed by swimming or kayaking.

7 – Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

Visited by international tourism, it is one of the emblematic beach spots of Mexico. Eden surrounded by magic, the history that founded the Mayan culture and fascinating archaeological zones. The hotels in Playa del Carmen offer a unique experience, according to its level and the fairy tale that its paradisiacal beaches represent.

8 – Playa de los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta

Located in ‘Old Vallarta’, it is one of the most popular beaches in the area. It has tradition, relaxation, local vendors and the boardwalk from where you can see beautiful sunsets. Of course, its soft waves and rich waters have the perfect characteristics to enjoy. Don’t forget to check the best places to stay in Puerto Vallarta .

9 – Mazunte, Oaxaca

Mazunte, Oaxaca

Mazunte, Oaxaca. Photo by: Flickr via Jen Wilton

It is among the best beaches on the Oaxaca coast. The waves crash by note in a scene of eternal paradise. Learn about the homemade food inns, with this you will know why it is a place for demanding palates, the magic of Punta Cometa, the ‘skimboard’, beach soccer, turtles and their cosmetics based on natural products from home. Nearby is a nudist beach.

10 – Playa Paraíso, Tulum

 It lives up to its name, a true slice of heaven on earth with turquoise blue waters, sparkling white sand. And to rest, without a doubt, this is the ideal place, since it has first-class hotels. Ancient house of the Mayans, get to know its culture through guided tours and don’t miss the opportunity to dive to explore its depths.

11 – Playa del Norte, Isla Mujeres.

Just one kilometer from Isla Mujeres, Playa Norte is heir to the virtues of Quintana Roo. Drain the stress by resting in hammocks, cycling through the streets and windsurfing. Garrafón Park and its natural reefs, Hacienda Mundaca and the turtle farm should be part of your activities.

12 – Puerto Peñasco, Sonora

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. Photo by: Flickr via Stacy Egan

 An authentic oasis, with special mystique. Peñasco has a special boom during the ‘spring break’ parties, its streets are filled with joy and celebration. The Municipal Palace and its walls, the boardwalk, town center and Parque del Camarón, are points that you cannot miss.

 13 – Playa del Amor, Cabo San Lucas

The huge and imposing rock wall that divides the Sea of ​​Cortez and the Pacific Ocean has a hole that you can reach by boat. An adventure to relax and get to know the fauna. A truly special site. A few meters from there, the iconic rock arch.

14 – Playa Delfines, Cancun

 Incredible natural beauty, with beaches that stand out as Las Perlas and Parque de las Palapas. It has resorts and incredible nightlife, between bars and clubs. Privileged point and known worldwide for welcoming the LGBTQ community with open arms.

 15 – Playa Nuevo Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta Beach

Nuevo Vallarta beach. Photo by: Flickr via Jeff Turner

 A community of beautiful beaches. Food, crafts, nightlife and water sports are part of the menu. Mismaloya, Playa Dorada, Boca de Tomatlán or Las Animas await you. The lodging is phenomenal, there are all inclusive hotels in Nuevo Vallarta .

 16 – Playa Chac Mool, Cancún

Rich heat, clear waters, white sand, gastronomy, fun and the Chac Mool sculpture await you.

17 – Las Viudas Beach, Baja California Sur

Future paradise of Baja. Developing corner, with high potential and austere beauty that you have to visit.

18 – Isla Mueres, Quintana Roo

In addition to its natural beauties, visiting the ruins that the Mayans dedicated to the fertility goddesses is required.

19 – Celestún, Yucatán

Home to the elegant pink flamingos, which roam freely in a place with an important biosphere reserve.

 20 – Bahía de Concepción, Baja California Sur

In the bowels of the Sierra Giganta, a silent bay illuminated by the stars awaits you.

21 – Bonfil, Acapulco

Bonfil beach

Bonfil, Acapulco. Photo by: Flickr via sergejf (https://flic.kr/p/KXvzu)

Food, water sports, horseback riding and extreme emotions, such as surfing, are part of the adventure.

22 – Playa Maroma, Riviera Maya

Ranked among the best on the planet. It is not easily accessible, but the effort will be well worth it.

23 – Xcacel, Tulum

Among the best in Mexico, access is only during the day. An austere paradise that is worth the visit. It houses an important protection center for sea turtles.

24 – Huatulco, Oaxaca

Huatulco, Oaxaca

Huatulco, Oaxaca. Photo by: Flickr via wytze

9 bays and 36 beaches, adorned with waterfalls, rivers and coffee farms that will make you fall in love. Here are options for fun and calm for adventurers and those who prefer to rest.

25 – Mismaloya Beach, Puerto Vallarta

Chosen by film directors and celebrities, this wonderful beach awaits you with open arms.

26 – Puerto Ángel, Oaxaca

Enjoy its surroundings and fishing for marlin, sail or swordfish.

27 – Xcalacoco, Quintana Roo

Xcalacoco, Quintana Roo

Xcalacoco, Quintana Roo. Photo by: Shutterstock

Ideal to visit with your partner and learn about the legend of the Mayan princess. Remote beach, but very close to fun.

28 – Chacahua Beach

Three beautiful lagoons, mangroves, tranquility and activities for all tastes await you.

29 – Holbox, Quintana Roo

Take the ferry to the island paradise, get drunk with its privileges and services. Live the experience of swimming with the whale shark.

30 – Loreto, Baja California Sur

Loreto, Baja California

Loreto, Baja California. Photo by: Shutterstock.

Great showcase of the Sea of ​​Cortez. Magical town with charming landscapes, and great diversity of water activities.

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