Cooler weather is here, making it the perfect time for a relaxing getaway to someplace warmer. Mexico is a popular and affordable getaway location if you’re ready to get away, kick back, and relax someplace sunny and warm.
Pack your bags and book your plane ticket because you’ll be ready for some fun in the sun after reading about these amazing beaches just south of the border.
1. Playa Sisal, Yucatán
If you’re looking for a quiet retreat, the Mexican state of Yucatán is guaranteed to be right up your alley. Located next to the livelier state of Quintana Roo, Yucatán has spectacular beaches without the crowds or rowdy nightlife. While Playa Sisal may not have an abundance of hotels, it does have crystal clear waters and warm, white sandy beaches.
2. Isla Holbox
This island off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula offers tourists a variety of beaches perfect for a quiet getaway. The western side of the island boasts Playa Punta Cocos. This beach is a well-known bird-watching spot and a prime place to catch the sunset. Meanwhile, Punta Mosquito is located next to a sandbar and is perfect for strolls and swimming.
3. Punta Mita, Nayarit
Head over to the Pacific Coast of Mexico to visit the private, 1,500-acre Punta Mita enclave in Nayarit. Located 10 miles north of the popular tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita has an enviable variety of luxury hotels located on crystal seas and white, sandy beaches.
4. Playa Delfines, Quintana Roo
Playa Delfines is a unique beach located in popular Cancún. Situated in the Hotel Zone, it is the only public beach with facilities in the area. It also is the only beach in the Hotel Zone that is not bordered by a high-rise hotel, lending itself to views you won’t get anywhere else. This beach is perfect if you’re not staying in a waterfront resort in the area.
Another popular Pacific Coast destination, Zihuatanejo is a wonderful beach if you’re looking for an alternative to nightlife-focused beach vacations. It is not as commercialized as other locations but still has a good variety of hotels and restaurants to cater to tourists. Fall and winter are perfect times to visit as most tourists visit in the summer months, and the weather is still in the 70s and 80s.
6. Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Immortalized in many Spring Break films and stories, Cabo San Lucas still remains one of Mexico’s most beloved tourist destinations for a good reason. From the remote Playas La Palmas to the surfer’s paradise at Playa Acapulquito, there is something from everyone in Cabo San Lucas.
7. Playa Troncones, Guerrero
The Mexican state of Guerrero is well-known as the home of Acapulco, but there are many other beaches worth exploring here as well. Playa Troncones is a three-mile stretch of pristine sand and blue waters that is home to some of the best surfing off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico.
Cozumel is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations for a reason. That reason is their pristine beaches and amazing underwater vistas that make it a sought-after diving and snorkeling destination. It’s also a very family-friendly locale with a floating water park on the island’s western side.
9. Costalegre, Jalisco
Luxury meets wilderness is this increasingly popular tourist destination in the Mexican state of Jalisco. This stretch of beach remains relatively undeveloped and remote, making it a great destination if you’re looking to get back to nature.
10.Playa Maroma, Quintana Roo
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind beach getaway, be sure to check out Playa Maroma on the Riviera Maya, Mexico’s premier stretch of pristine beaches. Playa Maroma is one of the only places in Mexico where you are able to stay in an overwater bungalow, allowing you a unique vantage into crystal blue waters.
11. Playa Ruinas, Tulum
Close to the popular Mayan ruins at the Tulum Archaeological Site, Playa Ruinas offers visitors the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming in the ocean in the shadow of a Mayan temple.
12. Playa Los Cerritos, Baja California Sur
The beach at Playa Los Cerritos offers something for everyone. Water sports enthusiasts will find excellent surfing and plenty of places to take a lesson or two. Families will find calm swimming waters and spectacular shell hunting. Finally, souvenir hunters will be delighted by the local shops and restaurants bordering the beach.
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Karee Blunt is a nationally syndicated travel journalist, focused on discovering destinations and experiences that captivate and inspire others through her writing. She is also the founder of Our Woven Journey, a travel site focused on inspiring others to create memory-making adventures with their loved ones. Karee is passionate about encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and live the life they dream of. She is the mother of six kids, including four through adoption, and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about Karee on her about me page.