The Best Beach Vacations in Mexico

The Best Beach Vacations in Mexico
Mexico is filled with great beaches. If a beach vacation is in your future plans, the only problem you will face is deciding which of the fabulous beaches in Mexico you want to visit. Getting to the beaches in Mexico can be done by driving, by plane or even by cruise ship. Be sure to take plenty of sunscreen and some bug repellent if you plan on taking to the beaches of Mexico at night.

Isla Roqueta, Acapulco

This beach in Acapulco is a great spot for those who love their water sports. Hikers can enjoy the uphill trail that takes you from Playa Roqueta to the lighthouse by way of forest on the hillside. There is also a trail that takes you past a small zoo to a secluded little part of the beach called Playa Marin. The clear water is perfect for both snorkeling and scuba diving as well as swimming or you can take a glass bottom boat tour and watch as a diver makes it down to the famous underwater statue of the Virgin Mary. You can't do much better for lodging than the Las Brisas Hotel where each room has its own swimming pool.

Las Brisas Hotel
Carretera Escenica 5255
San Marcos, GRO 39800 Mexico
7 469 6900
hbrisas.com.mx

La Paz, Baja

La Paz is located on the Baja California peninsula, making it a convenient Mexican beach vacation location for millions of people living in the Southwest. La Paz features several incredible beach choices. Go to the alligator-shaped rock at Playa Caimancito to find a nice reef you can swim to or get in some snorkeling. The other beaches on La Paz are ideal for chartering a fishing boat and trying your hand kayaking. Also be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to spot some whales between January and March at Laguna San Ignacio and Madalena Bay. Consider staying at La Concha Beach Resort where all the rooms face the water and have balconies or patios. Trattoria la Pazta is one of the best restaurants in La Paz, serving up seafood and Italian cuisine.

La Concha Beach Resort
Carretera a Pichilingue km 5
La Paz 23010, Mexico
(800) 716-8603

Trattoria la Pazta
36 Ignacio Allende
La Paz, BCS, Mexico
La Paz Mexico
(612) 125-1195

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta offers a Mexican beach vacation that should never have to end. You can start with some of the best snorkeling in Mexico by taking in the rocks and grottos of Los Arcos. Take in a sunset hike from Playa los Muertos to Playa Concho Chinas. This makes for a great hike because there are plenty of excuses to stop and swim and snorkel along the way. Sailboarding is just beginning to take root at Playa los Muertos, so whether you are a novice or expert, your skills will be welcome there. The Westin Regina Resort features an extraordinarily fine fitness center as well as 800 feet of beach.

Westin Regina Resort
Paseo de la Marina Sur #205
Puerto Vallarta 48354, Mexico
(52) (322) 226 1100

Cabo San Lucas

This is a very popular cruise destination due in part to the wonderful beaches. Medano Beach is popular for a Mexican beach vacation because just about all kinds of water sports are always going on here. You can rent jet skis, go windsurfing, try your hand at ocean kayaking, and pass a lazy afternoon away with snorkeling. Lovers Beach is accessible only by water taxi and is stripped of all the tourist attractions, so you should set aside time for when you just want to get away from it all and relax on an old-fashioned beach. One of the most unforgettable places to stay in Cabo San Lucas is the Bungalows, which feature kitchenettes, much-appreciated purified water and traditional Mexican furnishing.

The Bungalows
Nuevo Blvd Miguel Angel Herrera s/n
Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
01152 (624) 143-5035
cabobungalows.com

Article Written By Timothy Sexton

Timothy Sexton is an award-winning author who started writing in 1994. He has written on topics ranging from politics and golf to nutrition and travel, and his work appears online for Zappos.com, Disaboom and MOJO, among others. He has also done work for "Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Florida.

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