30 Best Mexican Beaches

24 May 2022

You can find all the information you need in our article that we have compiled 30 best Mexican beaches. You should definitely read our article, which contains a lot of information from the best hotels to the location of the beach! 

What is the prettiest beach in Mexico? We can say that La Paz Beach is shown as the most beautiful beach in Mexico. Also, quite far from the city, the Yucatan region has the best beaches. Marama Beach has the clearest water in Mexico.

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1- Akumal Beach Riviera Maya

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In the Mayan language, this beach, whose name Akumal means "tortoise place," is a favorite place for large sea turtles to lay their eggs. The beach, among the best beaches in Mexico, is a unique beach with turquoise water.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 25 minutes away from Tulum city center by car.

2- Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya

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Maroma Beach is among the top beaches globally, an ideal beach to access this beautiful stretch of white sand that meets the aquamarine sea on the Riviera Maya.

Recommended Hotels:

 4-star hotel Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla 

 4-star hotel Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 51 minutes from the city center of Cancun by car.

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3- Playa del Amor, Cabo San Lucas

On this beach, which lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, you can experience the wild waves on one side and the softer sea on the other. You can also see Cabo's most famous natural landmark, El Arco, a stunning rock formation in the ocean.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 40 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport by car.

4- Balandra Beach, La Paz

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Located on California's Baja Sur peninsula, La Paz is the state capital and home to the beautiful Balandra Beach. It's one of the best popular beaches with an excellent coastline.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: 27 km south of La Paz Town

5- Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit

On the Pacific Ocean coastline, about 30 miles from Puerto Vallarta, you can get a taste of surf culture and charming small-town life at Sayulita Beach.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 4 minutes from Sayulita Plaza on foot

6- Isla Holbox Beach

Isla Holbox has deserted beaches with a large seabird population, including a white coral beach with excellent windsurfing. Isla Holbox is among the best beaches in Mexico.

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Recommended Hotels:

  • 3-star hotel Hotel Casa Loa
  • 3-star hotel Casa Iguana Hotel

Location

*Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is located twenty minutes by car from Holbox town center.

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7- La Rapo Beach

Recommended Hotels: 

  • 3-star hotel Hotel Paradiso Inn
  • 3-star Hotel Corona Zihua

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: Located on Mexico's Pacific coast about 160 miles north of Acapulco, this beach is a 7-minute drive from Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, Centro, Zihuatanejo, Gro.

8- Isla Mujeres

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In the popular beach area of Isla Mujeres, you will find Playa Norte, one of the most beautiful beaches. The shallow turquoise water is calm and great for swimming. 

In the open sea, try excellent snorkeling and scuba diving in the coral reefs surrounding the island. You can visit Isla Mujeres on a day trip from the Riviera Maya coastal towns or make it a destination and stay at one of the island's resorts.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: Located on the northeast coast of Isla Mujeres, Cancun, this beach is an hour's drive from downtown Cancun.

9- Paradise Beach Cozumel

A beach club on the west side of the island of Cozumel, home to excellent beaches and one of the world's leading diving and snorkeling destinations, Paradise Beach, is popular with families thanks to its calm waters and palace resort. Travelers looking for stunning turquoise waters, boat tour options, and amazing snorkeling opportunities should not forget to visit Playa El Cielo.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: Paradise beach is located 17 minutes from the city center of Cozumel by car.

10- Playa del Amor, Cabo San Luca

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 Accessible only by water taxi, Playa del Amor is Cabo's prettiest beach, with craggy rock formations dramatically meeting sand and crashing waves.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is a 10-minute drive from downtown San Lucas.

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11- Playa Sisal, Yucatan

Playa Sisal, located in the Pueblo Magico (Magic City) of Yucatan Sisal, boasts magnificent beaches that combine the Gulf of Mexico lifestyle with the soft powdery sands of the Mexican Caribbean. With its bone-white sand and crystal clear water, you'll love the charm of Sisal.

Recommended Hotels

  • 4-star hotel Hotel Boutique La Casona By Kavia
  • 3-star hotel Hotel Boutique La Casona By Kavia

Location

*Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 9 minutes from the Yucatan Coast Living area.

12- Playa Carrizalillo, Puerto Escondido

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Admire the beauty of this beach, with jewel-colored water rarely seen along the Pacific Coast. Note that the beach is only accessible by over 150 steps, so it may be worth exploring one of the many other accessible beaches in Puerto Escondido if mobility is an issue.

Recommended Hotels

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: Las Tortugas is an eight-minute walk from this beach.

13- Playa Delfines

Boasting a huge stretch of sun-drenched sand, Playa Delfines is loved by locals and visitors alike for its expansive powdery sand, blue water, and relatively calm atmosphere compared to other busy areas in the Hotel Zone.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 8 minutes from downtown Cancun.

14- Mayto Beach

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Recommended Hotel: 

  • 4-star hotel Hotel Mayto
  • Hotel El Rinconcito

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 8 minutes away from the center of Mayto

15- Playa Les Gamalas

It is difficult to have a bad beach experience anywhere in Tulum travel. This world-famous Mexican beach resort has become so famous that its beaches are among the best in the country, if not the world.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: The bus station is 4 minutes from this beach.

16- Playa Los Cabos, Tulum

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 10 minutes away from Tulum city center.

17- Playa Carrizalillo, Oaxaca

 Located in the small surf town of Puerto Escondido, Playa Carrizalillo is a local favorite. This small, crescent-shaped beach is an explosive burst of turquoise shimmering in a protected cove below more than 150 steps.

Recommended Hotels

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is ten minutes from the city center.

18- Playa Canalan, Riviera Nayarit

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Stretching north from Puerto Vallarta through the state of Nayarit, this pristine stretch of coast is among the top beaches in the world, home to some of Mexico's most raw, pristine jungle and beach landscapes.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 10 minutes from the famous restaurant el Moncton area

19- Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco

Recommended Hotels: 

  • Hotel El Mexicano
  • Hotel Real del Valle

Location

*Estimated arrival time from the city center: Travel south along Highway 200 from A Zona Romantica, and you will come across this beach

20- Playa Las Gatas

Just a few miles from Zihuatanejo and accessible by boat from the town's jetty, Playa Las Gatas, a beautiful white sandy beach protected from winds and currents, is one of the beautiful beaches of Mexico.

Recommended Hotels: 

  • 4-star hotel Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa (All-inclusive the beach resort with a spa)
  • 5-star hotel Barceló Ixtapa Beach Resort

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: You can reach Playa Las Gatas beach just a few miles from Zihuatanejo and by boat from the town pier

21- Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

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The shallow turquoise water is calm, and a great place for swimming; this beach offers excellent snorkeling and scuba diving in the island's offshore coral reefs.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach takes less than an hour by boat from Cancun on the Caribbean Sea

22- Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

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Recommended Hotels: 

  • 5-star Viva Wyndham Maya - All-Inclusive Resort
  • 5-star Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is a 5-minute drive from the city's famous 5th Ave.

23- Yelapa Beach, Jalisco

Recommended Hotels: 

  • 4-star hotel Hilton Vallarta Riviera All-Inclusive Resort
  • 2-star hotel Casa Bahia Bonita

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: Yelapa is located about 40 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta by water taxi.

24- Zipolite Beach, Oaxaca

The long and beautiful Zipolite Beach in Oaxaca is the best surfing beach as it sits between two rocky headlands.

Recommended Hotels: 

  • 4-star hotel El Alquimista
  • 3-star hotel Bahia de la Luna

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 5 minutes from the Mexican Turtle Center on Mazunte Beach, which has interesting information about the conservation of sea turtles.

25- Puerto Vallarta Beach, Jalisco

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Recommended Hotels: 

  • 4-star hotel Hacienda Buenaventura Hotel & Mexican Charm
  • 3-star hotel Fiesta Inn Puerto Vallarta Isla

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: The town of Puerto Vallarta is just 4 minutes from a Zona Romantica old town with cobblestone streets, local shops, and lots of restaurants.

26- Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is a five-minute drive from downtown San Lucas.

27- Cancun Beach, Riviera Maya

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This beach, where you can take day trips to the Mayan temple and relics, part of the ancient Mayan civilization in this region, has dozens of resorts, a lively environment, and numerous restaurants and entertainment venues. 

All sorts of water sports can also be arranged here, and wonderful snorkeling and diving can be enjoyed on the reef just offshore.

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is 5 minutes from downtown Cancun

28- Playa Mujeres, Cancun

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Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: This beach is located just north of the Cancun Hotels District.

29- Playa Tangol, Oaxaca, Mexico

 Playa Tangol is home to many resorts in the area and boutiques, and residential communities. It's also a hub for sailing, scuba diving, dining, and those gorgeous Huatulco sunsets.

Recommended Hotels:

4-star hotel Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco 

3-star hotel Hotel Villablanca Huatulco

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: Huatulco beach is located 38 kilometers south of Oaxaca

30- Punta Mita Beach

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Recommended Hotels: 

5-star hotel Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita 

5-star hotel The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Location

Estimated arrival time from the city center: Situated on Mexico's Pacific coast less than 27 miles northwest of Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita

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