One of the most visited countries in the world, Mexico is home to a unique culture, historic ruins and pristine beaches. More than 450 beaches make up the Mexican coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of California and the Caribbean Sea. Here are some of the most popular beaches in the country that must be visited by tourists!

 

Tulum Beach
Located two hours south of the Cancun, Tulum Beach features white sand, palm trees and turquoise waters. The tranquillity of the place encourages people to sit back and relax under the sun. Also, adventure buffs can take part in exhilarating activities such as swimming and snorkelling. The beach is quite close to the well-known Tulum Mayan ruins. This archaeological site has an ancient inscription on the stele, dating back to 6th century. For travellers, there are several hotels and resorts near the beach.

 

Beaches in Mexico

Playa Norte
Playa Norte is a paradise for naturalists! The warm waters, soft white sands, and stunning amber sunsets make this destination a favourite among travellers. The water is only chest deep, even far away from shore. There are beach tables for people who desire drinks and food. Individuals can pamper their body with beach massages as well. Snorkelling can be done here too! Ixchel Beach Hotel, Cabanas Maria Del Mar, Hotel Las Palmas, and Hotel Bucaneros are some of the hotels that can be found near the seashore.

 

Playa Del Amor
Also known as the Hidden Beach, Playa Del Amor is a gaping hole on the Surface of the Marieta Islands. It can be reached only through a long tunnel that connects the shore to the Pacific Ocean. Visitors need to swim or kayak to arrive at this natural wonder. First-timers should be aware that the Pacific side is too turbulent for swimming but perfect for sunbathing. Although vendors are present at this spot, travellers are advised to bring their own eatables.

 

Zicatela Beach
Zicatela Beach is often considered to be Puerto Escondido’s most happening beach. Surfers from all over the world head to this destination as the water current is extremely strong here. Adventurers should keep in mind that the main surfing season is from April to November. International surfing competitions take place in the months of August and November. Zicatela Beach has many cafes, restaurants and accommodation choices for tourists. Some of the better known hotels here are Hotel El Tabachin and Hotel Santa Fe.

 

Bahia Balandra
A family beach in the Baja region of La Paz, Bahia Balandra features a famous rock formation called ‘Diamond Rock’. With its secluded location, this tourist spot is like a big pool with crystal clear waters and reefs that can be discovered through snorkelling. Visitors can spend an entire day here, admiring the surroundings and enjoying in the waters.

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