Mexico’s Best Beach Destinations

Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Photo by Conor Luddy on Unsplash

If there is one country in Latin America that is synonymous with picture-perfect beaches, it might just be Mexico. With a handful of destinations that offer up idyllic weather, soft sand, and a perfect environment in which to relax, it’s no wonder that millions of tourists visit this country on a yearly basis to visit its beaches.

Here are our picks for the top beach destinations in Mexico.


Acapulco is a popular beach resort town located on the country’s Pacific coast. It is known as a popular beach destination for Mexicans living in the capital of Mexico City due to its close proximity. Here, you’ll find hopping nightlife, pristine and clean beaches, and amazing sea cliffs from which you can jump!

Playa del Carmen

Looking for a more natural and laid-back alternative to destinations like Cancun and Cozumel? Check out Playa del Carmen, which is also located in the Riviera Maya region. This small resort town features crystal blue waters containing coral reefs as well as an ambiance that can be described as complete relaxation.

Puerto Vallarta

If you’re looking for a town that’s more than just its beach, Puerto Vallarta is a great destination. Not only is it a great place to catch rays and go for a swim, but it also has a beautiful, cobblestoned old town center which is full of interesting shops and restaurants.