← Back to ‘Best Beaches Around the World’Mexico is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. With over 6,000 miles of coastline, it’s clear to see why these sun-kissed waters capture the attention of so many. Each beach city offers its own unique charm and desirable elements. Adventure out to any of these top five beach cities to be sure you’re seeing the best of Mexico’s shimmering blue.

1. Cancun

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Cancun is a beachfront paradise and the epitome of nature’s beauty at its finest. Luxurious villas, all inclusive resorts, and unparalleled nightlife run across miles of white sand. Whether it be a weekend escape, romantic getaway, or the infamous spring break week, Cancun has something for all. The impressive infrastructure, overall cleanliness, and convenience of nearly everything you could hope for leaves little to be desired when visiting Mexico’s favorite Caribbean destination.

2. Puerto Vallarta

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Vibrant architecture, a lively community, and unbeatable ocean scenery are just a taste of what Puerto Vallarta has to offer. From the food to the sunsets, and everything in between, it’s easy to see why Puerto Vallarta is Mexico’s go-to Pacific coast destination. Take advantage of the free activities in Puerto Vallarta including the Vallarta Art Walk, a visit to the local fish market, and free salsa lessons at La Bodeguita del Medio. The sea of blue surrounds the entire city, and you’d be hard pressed to find a place without a view.

3. Playa Del Carmen

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Drawing in short term vacationers and backpackers alike, Playa Del Carmen is a beach city for every type of adventurer. Located in the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, there’s no shortage of white sand. All beaches are readily accessible and free, offering a host of activities including scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, catamaran rides, and more.

4. Tulum

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If you head to the Yucatan Peninsula be sure not to skip out on Tulum. This small beach town, with its surf and yoga friendly scene, draws in crowds of all types. A stay in Tulum is not complete without a visit to the infamous Tulum Ruins: The ancient Maya culture is fascinating. The number of things to explore in Tulum is endless. 

5. Cabo San Lucas

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Cabo San Lucas is situated in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and covered with white sand beaches. There are many delicious restaurants where you can try the essential Mexican flavors as well as visit impressive sites like El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Cabo San Lucas has something for everyone. Make sure to take the day trip from Cabo to the charming town of Todos Santos, where you’ll encounter friendly locals and enjoy authentic cuisine.

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