Mexico has a lot to offer to travelers from all around the world. With their first class beaches, excellent nightlife and amazing cocktails, taking a Mexico beach vacation is a great way to relax and unwind. Stretch out on the pearly white sands of some of this country’s finest beaches, take a walk around a historic Mayan ruin, or rejuvenate in some of the finest Mexico beach rentals.No matter if you’re a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or a party goer, Mexico has something to offer to everyone. Below you will find a list of Mexico’s four best beaches for soaking up the sun and enjoying life.
Playa del Carmen
Located along the Yucatán Peninsula, Playa del Carmen has a sophisticated, European feel to it. In fact, you’ll often see flocks of Europeans bathing in the sun along with Americans trying to get away from the hustle and bustle. People who vacation here tend to be of the money loving kind who love to be seen in stark white bikinis and perfectly shaped six packs. On the other hand, this beach also peaks the interest of nature lovers and history buffs with water activities on the Caribbean and the ruins of Tulum close by. There’s a little something for everyone on the main strip La Quinta Avenida, which features rows of boutique shops and delicious restaurants.
Tulum was once an unknown, sleepy village on the Yucatan peninsula without electricity or tourists. But in the past couple of years, Tulum has exploded thanks to its bohemian feel, quirky atmosphere, and beautifully preserved Mayan ruins. The crystal beaches and clear water of the Caribbean don’t hurt either. This is a great beach spot if you want to spend your vacation relaxing in one of the dozens of luxurious Mexico beach rentals Tulum has to offer or exploring the underground water caverns and bio reserves.
Yet another treasure off the Yucatan Peninsula, this beach is a popular spot for cruise ships to park for an afternoon. Cozumel is a 250-square mile island that boasts year-round tourism thanks to its sunny climate and beautiful beaches. This tiny island has a lot to offer including a bustling downtown with shopping plazas, and a waterfront with restaurants and live music. You can also spend your time here exploring the beautiful reefs in a glass bottom boat, snorkeling, or laying out and enjoying the world class scenery.
One of the only beaches not on the Yucatan peninsula on this list, Puerto Vallarta gives tourists a peak at how the other side of the country lives. Even though Puerto Vallarta is a major tourist spot with lavish Mexico beach rentals, fine dining, and expensive shops, it still manages to maintain a very cozy and welcoming feel. If you’re on a budget, don’t let Puerto Vallarta’s sophisticated reputation turn you away—there’s something for everyone at the pacific coast paradise. Whether you’re into learning the salsa, drinking cocktails, or exploring the Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta is an excellent option for your next Mexico beach vacation.