Updated: November 7, 2017
An opinionated list of the best beaches from Cabo to Cancun
The Best Beach in Mexico: Tulum beach is a one hour drive south of Cancun. It has better beaches than Cancun, cooler hotels, and more authentic food.
Runner Up: Sayulita beach and town, about a one hour drive north of Puerto Vallarta. The best place in Mexico to learn how to surf and the town is one of those places you never want to leave. Very family-friendly too.
Runner Up #2: Yelapa beach. Just a short boat ride from Puerto Vallarta is the fantastic Yelapa beach. I love this place.
Runner Up #3: Isla Mujeres is awesome and the most kid-friendly beach in Mexico.
Manzanillo on the Pacific Coast of Mexico
A beach at the Westin Cabos Resort in Baja California
The beautiful beach at Zihuatanejo
A quiet beach at Zipolite
A beach in Baja California near Cabo San Lucas
Acapulco on the Mexican Pacific coast.
The beautiful beach in Cancun.
Cozumel in Mexico’s Yucatan region.
A short day trip from Isla Mujeres is Parque Nacional Isla Contoy
La Paz on the Baja
The best swimming beach is south of here, but the Old Town of Puerto Vallarta is great for evening walks.
Playa del Carmen on the shores of the Caribbean
Another great beach near Los Cabos
The beach in Mazatlan with the Old Town in the background
Playa de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta
A gondola ride up from the beach in Ixtapa
Holbox Island in the Caribbean Sea
Playa Entrega in Huatalco in southwest Mexico
Playa Mazunte near Oaxaca
Puerto Escondido is known for its great surfing
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