Mexico has long been a top tourist destination for beach lovers of all ages. From spring breakers to families to retirees, there is a beach for everyone in this beautiful country.
In fact, there is so much beauty and variety in the beaches in Mexico, it can be difficult to settle on where to visit. Fear not, because we’ve done the research for you. Read on for our Top Beaches in Mexico 2018.
Playa Del Carmen
No list of beaches in Mexico would be complete without Playa del Carmen. This resort town on the Yucatán Peninsula was once relatively quiet with a distinct European flair. It is now one of the most popular beaches in Mexico.
It’s hard not to immediately fall in love with the picturesque white sand and turquoise blue waters. The water is a great temperature, and the size of the waves is just right for swimming. Coming here is like visiting a postcard, and it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular tourist destination.
When you want to take a break from the beach, check out La Quinta Avenida. It’s the main street in the town, and runs parallel to the shore of the beach. You can walk along taking in the view as you enjoy the splendors of the avenue. There are plenty of high-class restaurants here for your enjoyment, along with some excellent souvenir shops. And the bars on the avenue are great places for some tasty drinks and live local music.
Tulum is another one of the most popular beaches in Mexico. A beach town on the Yucatán Peninsula, many come here to enjoy all the beauty of the beach they could experience at Playa del Carmen, but in an area less impacted by tourism and population growth. Playa del Carmen’s population has grown rapidly in the last 20 years, at about 150,000 as of 2010. But Tulum has steadily remained below 20,000 inhabitants, giving visitors a more personal feel.
The distinct personality of Tulum is another big draw for visitors. Whereas Playa del Carmen is a more urban and luxurious destination, Tulum has a much more Bohemian and creative aura. You won’t find as much commercialization here – Tulum is filled with local business and restaurants that have not yet been wiped out by chain stores and restaurants.
The Tulum beach strip is a beloved feature of all visitors. Running the length of the beach, this is a great way to experience the unique feel of this town and its one-of-a-kind shops. And of course, visiting the Ruins of Tulum is a must-do here. This is one of the most visited archaeological sites in all of Mexico, and is equally renowned for its breathtaking views of the Caribbean.