Top 10 most beautiful beaches in Mexico
Mexico has almost 10,000 kilometers of coastline, and therefore, infinity of beautiful beaches. Some are classified among the most beautiful in the world. And it is that Mexicans are terribly darlings in question of beaches. In el Caribe, the color intensity turquoise, the reef and Mayan culture; in the Gulf, the coasts of Tampico and green of Veracruz, and intensity of Tabasco and Yucatan. In the Costa Oeste, from Chiapas to Baja California, incredible sunsets, waves for surfing and the passage of gray whales and dolphins. For all this make a list with the best beaches is almost painful and also very subjective. And sure I’ve forgotten from the beach more recondite, the prettiest.
For those who prefer the crowds, Mexico has several of the most visited beaches in the world. Manzanillo, in Colima that receives half a million visitors each year, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, and Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, receive more than a million and a half visitors, and Cancun and Cozumel in Quintana Roo, and Acapulco in Guerrero, which are visited for more than 2 million people every year.
Personally, I prefer the quieter beaches, or at least those that are more beautiful in terms of nature. Here are some of my favorites.
Tulum, Quintana Roo
One of the stars of the Caribbean is Tulum. The white sand and turquoise waters would not be as wonderful without Maya el templo looming on the horizon. Bathe and look to the temple, or visit the Mayan ruins and see the immensity of the sea bottom is priceless. You can’t leave without taking a bathhouse, sauna famous Hispanic, with subsequent dip in a cenote and a feast of traditional food.
Mazunte, on the Pacific coast, is one of the most beautiful beaches on the beautiful beaches of Oaxaca. It owes its name to a blue crab that once was very numerous in the area. If you go, do not miss Punta Cometa, the northern most tip of Mexico, where you can see the sunrise and sunset in the water.
Boca del Cielo, Chiapas
One of the least known beaches is Boca Del Cielo, also is one of the most pristine. A strip of land between the estuary and the sea of the Pacific Ocean, to rest quietly, rocking in a hammock sipping coconut water and freshly caught a lobster lunch. Do not forget to visit the turtle camp.
Islas Marietas, en Jalisco
The geology creates wonders sometimes, as it did in this natural paradise protected by UNESCO. The hidden beach, hidden beach or as it is known, is located a few miles from Puerto Vallarta. Has prohibited access to be a protected area, but can be accessed with special permission. To enter you’ll swim beneath a cave about 20 meters long.
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora
With 110 miles of beach Puerto Penasco is also known as Rocky Point Sonora, the area is famous for its natural treasures. Desert islands, semi-virgin beaches, caves and endless wonders to be discovered. You can also visit the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental education and protection of the land and sea environments of the region.
In the National Park Laguna’s de Chacahua, you can find a secluded beach-shaped bay with gently sloping fine sand, where it joins the fresh water and salt water. Chacaua, also in Oaxaca, is another wonder of the Mexican Pacific. Do not miss the walk through the mangroves and visit the crocodile farm and the iguana.
Playa escondida, Veracruz
Forest, beach, sea and sky. That is the attraction of this beach, located at the northernmost point of the coast of Los Tuxtlas. To get you need to take a boat from Montepío, or on foot, it is isolated between two neighboring cliffs and is frequently washed away by winter storms. Do not miss the tilapia in garlic sauce is prepared in the area.
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
Los Cabos is one of the most beautiful and exclusive destinations of Mexico, located on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Many are the delights that will drive you mad, its wilderness, its reef, its tons of fresh seafood. But if anything stands in the area is because in February the whales arrive to find the warm waters of Los Cabos to mate and give birth there to their calves.
Zihuatanejo is a wonderful place in the Guerrero coast. He went from humble fishing village, a highly rated beach destination for backpackers and ecotourists. Be sure to explore the many magical places of Zihuatanejo, explore its narrow winding streets, visiting art galleries and craft shops, and savor the fish tacos richest region.
Costa Esmeralda, Veracruz
Among communities Tecolutla and Nautla is a strip full of blue and green beaches impacting tourists. This is Costa Esmeralda, a beach with fine sand and calm surf, highly recommended for water sports of all kinds. Do not leave without trying their seafood.