Top Beaches in Mexico

Top Beaches in Mexico
Mexico--with thousands of miles of coastline--is one of the world's most popular beach destinations. From the tip of Cabo San Lucas in Baja, to the shores of the Pacific or Caribbean side of Mexico, this country and its many beaches make ideal locales for the avid outdoor adventurer. Whether you are looking for busy resorts or remote locations, Mexico has several world-class beaches to satisfy your desire for sun and sand.

Xpu-ha Beach, Tulum

South of Cancun in the Mayan Riveria, the powder-fine sands of Xpu-ha Beach in Tulum await visitors. This beach has fewer crowds than many other area beaches and offers easy swimming and miles and miles of idyllic sandy shores to stroll along. It is especially noteworthy for its ancient ruins along the shore, some of which mark the site of the only walled city ever built in Mexico.

Los Cabos

At the tip of Baja on Mexico's west coast, the exotic resort area of Los Cabos presents the visitor with a wealth of water recreation, including sportfishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. One of the highlights of Los Cabos is the yearly migration, mating and breeding of the California gray whale; you can take whale-watching charters to catch a glimpse of the whales up close. The enormous sea arch, austere cliffs and desert vegetation form striking and iconic backdrops to this scenic area.


One of the most popular beach destinations in the world, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, in the state of Guerrero, is all about sun, sand and the sea. Framed by lush jungle vegetation and abundant wildlife, this resort area is known for its wide selection of eco-tourism activities and conservation efforts. As much of the surrounding area is set aside by law as a conservation district, you can take part in a conservation mission or simply enjoy hiking through the area.


Combining big city excitement with the active beach lifestyle, Acapulco invites visitors to Mexico to experience the best of both worlds. Acapulco's famous nightlife and thriving club scene make the perfect destination for singles, while hotels along the beach cater to families. Visit nearby Isla de la Roqueta to enjoy the beautiful, uncrowded beaches as well as to watch the world-famous cliff divers of La Quebrada.

Article Written By Fiona Farnsworth

Fiona Farnsworth has been writing professionally since 1987. An award-winning senior advertising copywriter, she's written for major clients in Southern California and Hawaii. As lead writer for a popular Big Island home magazine, she specializes in Hawaii homes and interior design. She has also written for national magazines. Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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