Mexico boasts an extensive coastline with around 500 beaches and some of the world’s most beautiful and diverse beach destinations. Many of these beach destinations are popular hubs of the country and showcase its amazing culture, fantastic food, and a rich history that reflects in numerous historical ruins you will get to see here. Let’s look at some of Mexico’s top beach destinations.


Located quite close to the ancient Mayan Ruins which date back to the 6th Century, the resort town of Tulum is among the most iconic beach destinations in Mexico. Tulum’s white sand beaches reflect different hues of blue, and are less crowded so every holiday spent here is truly relaxing. Take a dip at some of the many natural limestone pool formations here. To enjoy a lovely beach holiday, you can book a stay at any of Tulum’s several beach hotels and resorts.



One of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico, Cancun is known for its 22 km long pristine shoreline with white sand and crystal clear waters. There are a plenty of beach resorts, hotels, restaurants and pubs along the beach front, so you can rest assured of a great time when holidaying in Cancun. Right off the coast there’s a beautiful coral reef which is perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. Water sports like kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing can also be enjoyed here.

Playa Del Amor

Playa Del Amor is a hidden beach famous for its romantic setting and is also known as Lover’s Beach. Accessible by boat from the coast of Puerto Vallarta, it is hidden inside a cave on one of the uninhabited Marieta Islands. Although the water here is too turbulent for swimming, it is a perfect spot for lounging and sunbathing.

Playa Norte

Playa Norte or the North Beach is the most beautiful beach on the island of Isla Mujeres. This touristy spot attracts a lot of vacationers who come here for a stay or a day trip to enjoy a range of water sports on offer. You will also find a number of restaurants along the beach that serve excellent seafood. This beach is one of the best spots to observe sunset on Isla Mujeres.

Bahia Balandra

An extremely beautiful beach in Mexico, Bahia Balandra is a family beach located in the Baja region of La Paz. This relatively less crowded beach is famous for its calm and clear waters, a sand bar that stretches across the bay, and an excellent landscape. Bahia Balandra is known for its Mushroom Rock called “El Hongo”.

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