Mexican Beaches

Cabo San Lucas

Located on the Southern end of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is one of the most popular and best Mexican beaches for tourists to enjoy. The area includes some of the best Mexican beach resorts anywhere in the country and offers plenty of exciting activities to enjoy.

If you're looking for fun things to do during your stay in Cabo San Lucas, also known as Cabo, you can take part in everything from playing golf and exploring the local historic sites to swimming in the ocean or just relaxing in the sun on the sandy beaches.

The best time to visit Cabo San Lucas is between May and June, as well as between October and November. Cabo is a unique area of Mexico with an interesting history.

Cabo San Lucas beach, Mexico

© Rémy DUGOUA - Cabo San Lucas Beach, Mexico


Set on the mainland Western coast of Mexico on the Gulf of California, Mazatlan includes almost 20 miles of sandy beaches, making it one of the best Mexican beach locations in the country. Mazatlan offers several Mexican beach resorts like the Palms Resort of Mazatlan, Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan Beach Resort and the Las Flores Beach Resort to name a few.

If you want to enjoy some exciting activities while in Mazatlan, the area includes things like an Ecological Reserve Jungle Tour, a Cliff Diving Show, Whale Watching and Sightseeing.

To catch the best time in Mazatlan, you should go during fall. When you visit between October and November, you miss the summer rainy season and get their before the winter tourists.

Mazatlan beach, Mexico

© Aloud.. - Mazatlan Beach, Mexico


When you ask tourists what their top 5 best Mexican beaches are, Acapulco is almost always right there near the top. Located on the Western coastline and about 240 miles South-West of Mexico City, this coastal city has been a tourist favorite for decades.

Acapulco boasts some of the oldest and best known beach resorts in the country. Just a few of these incredible places are the Ritz Acapulco Hotel de Playa, the Crowne Plaza Acapulco and the Grand Mayan Acapulco.

Acapulco beach, Mexico

© Andrew Gatt - Acapulco Beach, Mexico

There is plenty to see and do while visiting Acapulco, such as Punte Diamante, Archaeology Tours, Old Acapulco, the Acapulco Historical Museum and many sightseeing tours. If you want to visit Acapulco, the best time to go is in the spring and fall months.


Acapulco, Mexico

© Elena Pérez Melgarejo - Acapulco


Puerto Vallarta

The coastal community of Puerto Vallarta is known for its exciting nightlife, along with its amazing sandy beaches and historic location. Set approximately 150 miles West of Guadalajara, on the Western coastline, the city of Puerto Vallarta is filled with local bars and restaurants as well as boutique shops and plenty of water sports activities.

Some of the incredible resorts in Puerto Vallarta include the Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta, CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Velas Vallarta.

When you are ready for some fun activities, you can indulge in everything from checking out the local nightclubs that overlook the bay and exploring the historic landmarks of the city to visiting the Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Ziplining through the local aerial adventure park. The best time to visit is during fall and spring.

Puerto Vallarta beach, Mexico

© Jonathon McDougall - Puerto Vallarta Beach, Mexico


One of the best Mexican beaches is Cozumel, off of the Yucatan peninsula. Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea just off the Eastern coastline of Mexico, and has become a very popular cruise ship destination. It is also well known for its amazing scuba diving opportunities.

The island is an intimate Caribbean paradise with pristine blue waters and amazing white sandy beaches. Cozumel has many of the best Mexican beach resorts, such as the Occidental Grand Cozumel Resort, the Cozumel Palace and the Secrets Aura Cozumel.

The are plenty of great activities at Mexican beach resorts in Cozumel, including snorkeling tours, dolphin swims, exploring the Mayan ruins and parasailing, to name a few. The best time of the year to visit beaches in the Cozumel area is anytime between May and July for the optimum weather experience.

Cozumel beach, Mexico

© superphoebe - Cozumel Beach, Mexico


Possibly one of the most famous Mexican beaches is Cancun. Located on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is a favorite location for tourists, as well as for Spring Breakers. The city of Cancun is world famous as one of the best Mexican beach resorts with lots of nightclubs, restaurants and more.

The pristine beaches are very popular and the area has great resorts like the Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe, the Hotel Riu Caribe and the Club Med Cancun Yucatan.

Activities available in the area are Cancun Adventure Tours, Water Activities, Archaeology Tours, Windsurfing, Fishing Tours and many more. The late spring and early summer are the best times to visit the Cancun beaches to avoid the bad weather and the high tourist times.

Cancun beach, Mexico

© Tristan Higbee - Cancun Beach, Mexico

Facts about the best Mexican Beaches

  • The best time of the year to visit beaches in Mexico is during the Fall or Spring. Many tourists fill the area in the wintertime and the summer often brings lots of rain.
  • Although on the Pacific Coast, Cabo is in the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Cabo has many world renown chefs at the local restaurants and it is a popular hang out for celebrities.
  • The Name Mazatlan means, "land of the deer".
  • During the 1840's Mazatlan was a travel stop for people going to the California gold fields.
  • Acapulco is the biggest tourist resort in Mexico and it is very easy to reach from Mexico City.
  • Puerto Vallarta is where Tequila originated.
  • Many Hollywood films have been made in Puerto Vallarta including "The Night of the Iguana".
  • The population of Cozumel is 100,000 residents and its name means "Land of the Swallows".
  • There are actually some Mayan ruins located within the city of Cancun.
  • The white sand beaches of Cancun come from the crushed coral that washes up from the sea.