Beautiful Mexico beaches are the leading tourist destinations for North Americans due to their all inclusive resorts and Mexico's status as one of 18 megadiverse countries in the world! Ranking around 10th in tourist arrivals on a daily basis it is easy to understand why.
* Cancun is an extremely popular spring break vacation spot! *
• Mexico Beaches in Mazatlan •
The Malecon or Mazatlan Boulevard
Mazatlan offers over 20 Kms. or 12 miles of beautiful beaches. The best Mazatlan beaches vary in their appeal and offer plenty of activities to keep things exciting.
Mazatlan beaches offer some good surfing for those who love to ride the waves. Great for long romantic walks, the beaches are always best but you will also find the Malecon or Mazatlan Promenade very enjoyable. The Mazatlan Malecon is about 5 Km. or 3 miles long. It is the longest in all of Mexico!
Find out more about Mazatlan Beaches here!
• Mexico Beaches in Puerto Vallarta •
Puerto Vallarta's surrounding hillside provides a lush green tropical
paradise (as can be seen from the photo). Puerto Vallarta and
surrounding area has 25 miles or 40Kms. of beautiful, golden, Mexico
beaches. You will find calmer beaches in the southern part or Puerto
Vallarta. If you are interested in surfing then you will want to head a
bit to the North end of Puerto Vallarta's beaches.
From local haunts to Five star resorts and gourmet restaurants this beach resort town can satisfy most tourists.
Stretching from the south end of Old Town to central downtown,
the Malecon boardwalk passes by great shops, restaurants, and waterfront
hotels. It may even have street performers to entertain you! Be
generous if you are going to enjoy the show!
• Mexico Beaches in Los Cabos or Cabo San Lucas •
Located at the tip of the Baja California Sur where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific ocean meet. Los Cabos is composed of three areas. San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos Corridor and Cabo San Lucas. The small but world renowned Sea of Cortez was referred as "the world's aquarium" by the late underwater sea explorer Jacques Cousteau. With hundreds of species of marine life, it is truly a scuba diver's dream come true. The Sea of Cortez is also known as a Marlin fishing destination with its Marlin tournament fishing derby.
San Jose del Cabo has kept some of the old Mexico charm but also has some beautiful new resorts.
Along the Los Cabos Corridor are also some of North America's superb golf courses! Here are three you may want to look into. Cabo Real Golf Club, Cabo San Lucas Country Club and the Eldorado Golf Club!
This is where Mexico began as a beach vacation destination. In its
early days it was the destination of millionaires and movie stars! It
is the oldest of the Mexico beach resort destinations and is still
vibrant! Dinner in the middle of the night and dance till dawn is the
norm in this fun filled city (most night clubs do not open till late in
To confirm that this city still has what it takes to impress tourists
with the finer things in life, it is still a luxury liner stop from
November to April.
Acapulco is known for the La Quebrada Cliff Divers. Professional
divers (as can be seen from the picture) diving from height of up to
fourty meters (130 feet) into a pool that is only seven meters (22 feet)
wide by four meters (13 feet) deep!
Numerous Mexico beaches are located in Acapulco Bay and adjoining
coastline. These Acapulco Mexico beaches offer a variety of tourist
entertainment as well! Choose from boat tours, horseback riding, deep
sea fishing or other aquatic endeavors.
Although in recent years this Mexico beach vacation destination
has suffered from poor publicity, a seasoned tourist taking recommended
precautions should enjoy their beach vacation here.
The southern part of Acapulco is filled with newer, luxury waterfront hotels. It is far more dedicated and is a favorite for tourists visiting this part of Mexico.
Built to resemble an Aztec Pyramid and with more than a thousand rooms, this is a spectacular waterfront resort hotel! Landscaped gardens and golf course are beautifully kept! Even the fussiest of guests would be hard pressed not to be impressed!! Enjoy the Spa while visiting this beautiful resort.
If you love staying in luxury resorts, you may also enjoy the Tres Vidas Acapulco. This hotel offers spa treatments as well as a golf course! Both of these very beautiful waterfront hotels will give you the best possible beach vacation in Acapulco!
• Mexico Beaches in Cozumel •
Cozumel beaches and shores are not only some of Mexico's best, but they also offer a
veritable snorkeling and scuba diving paradise. In the early 1960's
French underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau stated that this island was
one of the most beautiful scuba diving areas in Mexico and the world!
Cozumel Reefs National Park is a protected 30,000 acre oceanic
park covering nearly 85 percent of this beautiful island's dive sites!
Regulations forbid anyone from touching or removing any marine life
within the park boundaries. The beautiful clear water (depending on
season) allows divers visibility of up to and amazing 200 feet!
Much of Cozumel businesses cater to underwater sea exploration
and respect its importance to the economy of this small island which at
its highest point is only 15 metres above sea level.
Also popular among the most experience of divers are cenotes or
underwater caves. Cozumel allows only the most experienced of divers to
explore these wondrous caves due to possible dangers.
• Riviera Maya or Mayan Riviera and Playa del Carmen •
Located approximately 70 Km. south of Cancun and 20 Km. West of Cozumel is the fabulous resort town of Playa del Carmen in the centre of the Riviera Maya or Mayan Riviera!
Playa del Carmen is famous for its beautiful beaches , all-inclusive resorts, fine dining on or near the beaches. Luxury villas, deluxe yacht charters are readily available making this a very popular area for those wanting more private accommodations in waterfront tourist destination.
As in Cancun and Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya offer superb Mexico beaches and is a superb waterfront destination for snorkelers and scuba divers! Made famous by the legendary Jacques Cousteau, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is the second largest in the world (second only to the Great Barrier Reef located in the Coral Sea near Australia)! Swimming in cenotes is also popular in this area. Privately owned water theme parks are also popular with tourists and provide great family activities such as swimming with dolphins and more! Here are the best things to do in Playa del Carmen.
Imagine yourself also enjoying other activities as horseback riding, jet skiing, and if you are not too scared…. zip-lining! For those who are also interested in archeology there will be plenty to keep you in awe! Check out the Mayan ruins with a professional guide!
If you are looking for one of the best Playa del Carmen waterfront resorts, may we suggest the Fairmont Mayakoba with its 240 acre gated community and very own Greg Norman designed golf course!
The 20,000 sq. ft. Willow Stream Spa will renew and refresh your senses. Not to mention the five swimming pools throughout the property including a 10,000 square foot free-form pool and waterslide, a children's play pool, and an adults-only infinity edge pool overlooking the lagoon.
Here are more of the best rated waterfront hotels and resorts in Playa del Carmen.
We, at best-waterfront-destinations.com, sincerely hope you have found this information on Mexico beaches to be of great benefit in planning your next Mexico beach vacation!
Warning: Always use extreme caution at any beach you may visit. Water conditions change from day to day depending on weather etc.. Never swim alone and supervise children at all times.