It is hard to pick only five beaches as those that are the best in Mexico considering there are so many beautiful ones on the 9,330 kilometres of coastline. Still, here are five of the best beaches in Mexico.
There is a reason Cancun is so popular with tourists, as it is not only the most beautiful beach in Mexico but one of the most beautiful ones in the world. Again, it is a tourist hot spot, but besides the beach activities, the nightlife at the beach is top-notch as well. One of the nice things about Cancun is not far from it are a couple of great attractions in the ruins of Chichen Itza and Isla Mujeres, which is only 13 miles off the coast.
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is a busy town that is a little like Cancun just a little trendier and only an hour away by car. There are gorgeous views of the bright blue Caribbean Sea and no lack of natural beauty as well as beach activities. There are many nightclubs and bars on the beachside it is, definitely, one of the best beaches in the world when it comes to people watching since it is popular with a wide variety of tourists.
Tulum is an hour south of Playa Del Carmen, and the colours are fantastic. With the white sand beach hitting the bright and vibrant blue sea with the green jungle in the background. There are many very interesting archaeological sites in the area and even a place where you can swim along with some Mayan ruins. There are many cool cafes and bars for all types of people, and the scenery and colours just cannot be missed. Not far inland from Tulum, there are also many inland cenotes, which are swimming holes with crystal clear water.
Puerto Escondido is located on the west coast of Mexico with long beaches looking over the vast Pacific Ocean. The ocean sees its fair share of waves and is one of the reasons the beach is a popular one for surfers as well as backpackers. If you like to chill and eat wonderful, fresh seafood, then Puerto Escondido is for you with all the cafes and shacks they have selling seafood right out of the water.
Mazunte is located an hour to the south of Puerto Escondido, and it is a very charming and quaint town with some gorgeous beaches. This area has some of the longest and most beautiful stretches of coastline in Mexico. There are hammocks strewn all around the beach, which go hand in hand with the laid-back beach lifestyle of the community. There are many cafes and bars and not surprisingly great seafood in the area. Between the Playa Mazunte and Playa Mermejita is the Punta Cometa lookout where you can see some great wildlife such as turtles, blue whales, and dolphins.