When you want to take a refreshing break from the daily grind by travelling to the warm beaches of Mexico, chances are you are looking for a vacation destination where you won’t have to battle the crowds for space on the beach. Cancun, Acapulco, Cabo san Lucas – these are just a few of the well-known vacation spots in Mexico but there are other locations where you will find secluded and luxurious beaches that will provide you with the relaxation and privacy you crave.
Beaches on the Pacific Coast
You will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico hidden away in small towns and villages on the Pacific coast of the country.
San Blas is a small fishing village with a population of about 12,000. It is located about midway between Puerto Vallarta and Mazetlan with a wealth of ecotourism activities for visitors. You won’t find any resorts or high rise hotels. Shopping limited to the market and you don’t need to take taxis or rent a car to get to any destinations within the village. Laze around on the beach, swim in the gentle and crystal clear waters or surf on the waves off some sections of the coast. Take a boat ride through the jungle or visit the village of Singayta.
The beaches of Sayulita are one of the best kept secrets of this part of Mexico. This tiny fishing village is home to several sandy beaches offering surfing, snorkelling and swimming. There are kiosks on the beach where you can rent the equipment that you need for watersports. Other activities available besides working on your tan include horseback riding and boat tours.
In Playa Careyes, you have eight miles of luxurious beaches to explore. Set in the midst of spectacular scenery, you can engage in a wide variety of activities to make your vacation one that you will remember forever. Fish from the beach or the pier or take in some water boarding or kayaking.
Beaches on the Southern Coast
Oaxaca is a little visited area of Mexico where there are splendid beaches. For example, in the sleepy little village of Zipolite the beach seems to go on forever. Here you can rent a hammock and sleep right on the beach if you wish and you won’t be disturbed. You will only have the sounds of the surf to lull you to sleep. What more could you ask for in relaxation?
Check out the beach of Mazunte where there is little in the way of amenities, but loads of opportunities to take in some swimming, snorkelling, playing in the sand and gazing at the breathtaking scenery. There is a turtle museum in this village and you can take a boat tour to see the turtles and the dolphins in their native habitat.
Playa Ventanilla remains untouched by the influx of tourists. If you are looking for a Mexican vacation destination, this location is as close to ideal as you can get. Take a tour of the lagoon to see the native wildlife or take a horseback riding tour of the area when you tire of lying on the beach and soaking up the glorious rays of the sun.
Yes, there are secluded beaches in this well-travelled region of Mexico. The slow, laid back pace of life in Puerto Telchac is sure to please. Located only 35 miles from Merida, you have exquisite beaches and scenery and you are still within close proximity to the major archaeological sites for those times when you crave being in a crowd. The beaches of Puerto Telchac are perfect for swimming and snorkelling and the area offers ample opportunities for hiking, whale watching and fishing.
Sisal was an important port in colonial times and has a wealth of warm, white sandy beaches where you can kick back and totally relax in privacy. Visit the fortifications of the old fort and dine on the scrumptious cuisine offered in the small number of restaurants on the beach.