The beaches in Mexico are truly diverse, surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Ocean, and Caribbean Sea. Many have soft, fine sand and beautiful views, and some are even next to tropical jungles with colourful wildlife.
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Beach Holidays in Mexico: Top Holiday Lettings
Top 5 Beaches in Mexico
If you're looking for beach holidays in Mexico, browse our top picks below.
1. San Agustinillo
The ideal resort for rest and relaxation, San Agustinillo is pretty much perfect. It's not too crowded but still has a good selection of accommodation and restaurants, with music and dancing every evening.
With the waves of the Caribbean Sea lapping at the sand and Mayan ruins overlooking the bay, Tulum has to be one of the best beaches in Mexico. There are also natural limestone pools with bright azure water to explore, and several upmarket restaurants and spas.
3. Playa Las Gatas
Although it can be a little tricky to get to - you have to come down a steep path or arrive by boat - Playa Las Gatas is a secluded beach that's worth the trip. It's a hit with snorkellers thanks to its exotic fish, and there's a beautiful old lighthouse to visit, too.
Often hailed as the party capital of Mexico, Cancun is a fun-filled resort with a buzzing atmosphere. Beach bars overlook the water, and parties happen every night. There are also lots of watersports and activities on offer, from kayaking to paddle boarding.
5. Punta Zicatela
Surfers will love the rolling waves and laid-back vibe of Punta Zicatela. Although this small town doesn't offer much in the way of luxury, most of your time will be spent on the beach anyway - and what a beach it is! Its vast swathes of sand and hammocks hung between palm trees will make you never want to leave.