On Both Oceans
Mexico Beaches are part of the
Mexican culture. The beautiful beaches surround the country on two oceans, the
Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean through the Gulf of Mexico and the
Caribbean Sea. On both sides Mexico offers hundreds of beaches resorts and this
is the reason of their well developed Tourism Industry.
With close to 10,000 Km of
coastline, Mexico offers beaches for any taste or request. If you want to take
your family, if you go on a honeymoon, if you want to do some water sports,
Mexico is the country to visit.
Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Beaches on Mexican Pacific from
North to South
The Mexican Pacific coast goes
from Baja California on the US-Mexico Border to Chiapas on the border with
Guatemala. It is so long that the beaches go from sub-tropical to tropical as
we move south.
Mexico's Pacific coast runs from Baja California to
Chiapas. As we move south they
are Loreto, La Paz, Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo,
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Acapulco, Huatulco, Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido.
- Loreto – Northwest of La Paz on
the Sea of Cortez, it features excellent beaches and crystal clear waters. It
has five offshore islands great for water sports like fishing and all kind of
- La Paz – This the capital of
Mexican State Baja California Sur keeps its colonial charm and has great Hotels
and lots of amenities like water sports.
- Los Cabos – Cabo San Lucas Beaches
are at the very end of the Baja California peninsula separated from the
mainland by the Sea of Cortez. The area is great for divers, golfers and
especially for sport fishing.
- San Felipe – This small village on
the Sea of Cortez is emerging as one of Mexico’s fastest growing tourist areas.
Many foreigners have their vacation home here.
- San Jose del Cabo – Near Cabo San
Lucas is full of nice stores, restaurants and cafes, besides having some great
beaches to enjoy.
Puerto Vallarta is for Fun and Sun south of the border
Mexico Beaches on the Pacific
Mazatlán – On the mainland Pacific coast is a party
town for young visitors. Compared to toher resort areas this one is less
expensive than others much more developed and world renowned.
feature good hotels, great sand and clear waters and lots of entertainment like
golf, fishing and many water sports.
- Punta de Mita – Before arriving to
famous Puerto Vallarta you will find this relatively new resort area. It
features great golf courses and fine accommodation. It is becoming popular for
owning luxurious home.
- Puerto Vallarta – This is by far
one of the most famous areas of Mexican Pacific with direct flights from may
USA cities and of course all of Mexico. It features colonial cobbled streets to
keep the old charm with an easy going feel.
- Manzanillo – This is a busy port
on the Pacific, and despite of this it keeps the old quiet charm of a Mexican
town. The beaches are located on the Santiago Peninsula.
Acapulco has been the Mecca of Mexico Beaches
Mexico's Southern Pacific
- Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo - These are
actually two towns about 6 Km away from each other. Their character is
different. Ixtapa is the modern Mexican
resort with lots of deluxe accommodation and services, while Zihuatanejo keeps
it rustic typical Mexican fishing village look.
- Acapulco Beaches - Lovely Acapulco
is called the “Pearl of the Pacific” it has been for years the meeting place of
the Rich and famous. The beaches are not the best of the world, but the charm
felt in Acapulco is unique and it keeps attracting tourists from the rest of
the country and the rest of the world.
- Huatulco – This is an area of nine
bays called the Bays of Huatulco with incredible powdered sand and crystal
clear waters. It is located on the far south of Mexico in the picturesque State
- Puerto Angel – This is a small
fishing village midway between Huatulco and Puerto Escondido. It is a magical
bay surrounded by steep hills. The beach is well protected from waves and
therefore very good for swimming. It is
surrounded by lush vegetation.
- Puerto Escondido – This is an
authentic Mexican coastal town and very much visited by surfers from all over
For more information visit Mexico Tourism Website
Kite-boarding on the beaches of Tampico, Mexico
Mexico Beaches on the Gulf of Mexico
This area goes from Tamaulipas
bordering Brownsville and Mc Allen, Texas to the Yucatan Peninsula.
- Tampico – Tampico is an important
port but besides that you may enjoy some fine beaches of golden sands with the
constant breeze of the Gulf of Mexico.
- Veracruz – This is the most
important port of the Mexican Atlantic reach. It has been for ages the entrance
to Mexico even before the upcoming of air travel. It has a Caribbean Feel. When
I first came to Mexico from Cuba, it brought a lot of nostalgia, because the
weather and even the slang of the people reminded me of my birthplace.
Some of the beaches we will talk in detail are: The beaches
along the famous Boulevard Manuel Avila Camacho, Boca del Rio about 15 minutes
from the city; Mocambo a few Km south
and a few others like Anton Lizardo, Isla de Sacrificios and Playa Chacalacas
- Campeche - The city of Campeche is
on the large coast of the State of Campeche I features great beaches like Playa
Bonita. Located near downtown Campeche,
it is a public beach with many services and of course a great temperature all
year round. Other beaches are Sihoplaya, and Seybaplaya.
- Progreso – This is typical beach
town. It is located north of Merida; Yucatan features beautiful beaches, some
of them in their original state. Many of Merida’s residents have their vacation
homes here. It is also a stop of many of the Top Cruise Lines visiting the
Pristine Beaches in Cancun, Mexico
Mexico Beaches in the Caribbean
In my opinion the Mayan Riviera
Mexico has become number one for visitors From Eastern USA and the rest of the
American continent as well as for many Europeans.
- Cancun – This is Mexico's most visited
and most luxurious resort. Over 2 million people flock here annually. It offers everything for the real Caribbean
Beach Vacation. In the last 40 years since its beginnings Cancun has become the
“Mecca” of Mexico’s tourism with lots of nightlife, water sports, restaurants
and cafes and above all incredibly amazing beaches.
- Isla Mujeres – The Island of Women
across from Cancun is more laid back and rustic. Tourists come here for
snorkeling and scuba diving and white sands accompanied by crystal blue waters.
- Cozumel – This is the biggest
Mexico’s Caribbean Island with great beaches and surrounded by coral reefs
waiting for you on your scuba diving adventure. It is a must stop for all
cruise lines on their Western Caribbean itineraries. You arrive to Cozumel and
enjoy their beaches or you may take the ferry and hop to the mainland for an
infinite number of activities.
Puerto Morelos on the Mayan Riviera is a paradise
Mexico Beaches on the Mayan Riviera
- Puerto Morelos – It is located 20
Km south of Cancun. Besides being still a tranquil fishing village it has many
resorts offering beach and water sports. It's the ideal location for those who want a
quiet beach vacation away from Cancun.
- Playa del Carmen Mexico – It has
developed beyond any of the original plans. It is a lively city with lots of
action and at any given time full of tourist from all over including North
America and Europe. Playa del Carmen has developed as the center of the area,
an hour south from Cancun. It features great beaches and is also the port for
the ferry going to Cozumel.
- Tulum – The famous Mayan Ruins of
Tulum, has nearby some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever see. Unspoiled
and underdeveloped offering white sands and clear waters for your delight
In summary we can say that
Mexico’s Beaches are some of the Best beaches in the world.
The ruins of Tulum next to a spectacular beach
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