Holidays are the best time of the year, don’t you think so? There are thousands of destinations to enjoy, but Mexico… Mexico is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and, considering the near perfect weather conditions, its over 450 beaches make it a must-visit destination for travellers. Even more than the sun and the sand, the country offers traditions, food, and history, encouraging a deep respect for the culture as a whole, which was one of the main objectives of the Mexican Tourism Promotion board this year.
Where would you like to stay? The Caribbean, or the Pacific? We introduce you to five unique beaches with five different shades of blue water you won’t see anywhere else.
Located in the center of the Mayan Riviera, Paradise Beach is known internationally as the most beautiful beach in the world. With the Mayan ruins of Tulum less than 1 km away, the area is brimming with ecological, cultural, gastronomical, and historical sights; you won’t want to look away. Paradise Beach has it all. Once in the ocean, you can swim over the second largest coral reef in the world, and on land you can try the famous snail ceviche and seafood cocktails. As the name indicates, paradise is found by the bucket load on this beach.
The Beach of Love (Playa del Amor), located in the Nayarit province, is only accessible by ocean. It is rich in biodiversity, with a huge variety of exotic marine wildlife. There are two theories about the origins of the beach’s name. One is that it is one of the few beaches in the world with two seas (Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean). The other theory is more romantic, it marks the meeting point for two young lovers from opposing families in the XVIII century. Also known as the Hidden Beach, it is home to underground waterfalls, one of the most mesmerizing and enchanting natural phenomenon in the world.
Like a scene from a romance movie, the crystal clear waters and velvet sand will make you want to stay there for the rest of your life. The Mayan Coast’s charm captivates all your senses. Important archeological sites surround the beach, making the area rich in both culture and history, and special care is taken to preserve the natural environment. It is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations, where you can enjoy diving, snorkeling, and many more fun activities. There are also ancient archeological monuments from Mayan civilizations that bring more to your stay than simply the sun and the beach. If this weren’t enough, upon arrival, you’re greeted by the lush natural scenery of the jungle.
With the natural, rustic beauty of its coasts, Hidden Port (Puerta Escondida) houses beaches of such high caliber that they are often considered within in the top 10 best beaches for surfing. So, if you are a lover of water sports, the beaches of Hidden Port are a dream come true. Even if you don’t love surfing, you can take up another popular pastime and snorkel in the rich coral reefs. Many European tourists are attracted to Zicatele Beach for its famous surf and cosmopolitan atmosphere, but if you seek a calmer environment with smaller waves, The Point (La Punta) will be your ideal beach. Here, you can see a large variety of birds, including hawks, pelicans, and herons living in the mangroves of Manialtepec lagoon.
Characterized by its dynamic surf, Mayto Beach is home to an invaluable turtle nesting ground, perfect for eco-tourists. Here, they conserve the turtle eggs until they hatch and crawl into the ocean. This beach is a common place for destination weddings and honeymoons because of its sensual, visual beauty. Cape of Currents (Cabo Corrientes) has a wide variety of beaches; the most highly recommended is Coral Beach (Playa Corrales), where you can find a lighthouse which illuminates the best sunsets in the area.