16 Unobvious Choices For Mexican Beaches That Should Be On Your Travel List

1. Barra de Navidad View this post on Instagram #amigospescadores #pelicanos #jalisco #visitmexico #barradenavidad A post shared by Anika Rika (@anikarika) on Sep 24, 2018 at 9:18pm PDT Instagram: @anikarika Where is it? Jalisco, the western state of Mexico that borders the Pacific Ocean. What makes it so great? This port city’s long history goes back...


Where is it?
Jalisco, the western state of Mexico that borders the Pacific Ocean.

What makes it so great?
This port city’s long history goes back to the age of the Spanish conquest, and it consists of a bunch of rocky formations that make it unique in the area. If you wish to visit the beaches at Jalisco but want to stay away from the crowds, this beach is your best option.

3. Mazunte

Where is it?
Oaxaca (on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico)

What makes it so great?
This destination offers a beautiful beach and fairytale-like town, making it one of the most special places in the country. If you want to in touch with nature, there are several places nearby where you can camp and forget about the rest of the world, at least for a while.

4. Costa Esmeralda

Where is it?
Veracruz (on the Gulf of Mexico)

What makes it so great?
The state of Veracruz has many beaches, but “The Emerald Coast” a is the one to visit if you love water sports. On, and in case you were wondering; yes, it gets its name because of the color of its waters.

5. Balandra

Where is it?
Baja California

What makes it so great?
Just LOOK at the picture above. It literally is a slice of heaven surrounded by rocky formations and trails that you can hike on for hours. The tide is so calm that you would think it’s a lagoon, and it’s got a mushroom-shaped rock perfect for an Instagram pic.

6. Playa Maroma

Where is it?
Quintana Roo, 22 miles south of the Cancun international airport

What makes it so great?
This is another peaceful oasis within the Mayan Riviera. It’s been featured in many a “Most beautiful beaches in the world” list, and you need only take a look at its sunsets to understand why.

7. El Madre Sal

Where is it?
The state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala

What makes it incredible?
This ecotourism hub has some of the most beautiful views in Mexico and offers way more than just a killer beach. The same area has mangroves, which allow you to take a closer look at the wildlife in this part of the country.

8. Islas Marietas

Where is it?
The Marieta Islands

What makes it incredible?
It’s a paradise teeming with biodiversity and magical corners for you to explore. However, the real star is its secret beach, which you can only access by swimming through a tunnel. Keep in mind that this is a protected area, and it’s not very easy to visit, but the view makes it worth it.

9. Zipolite

Where is it?
Oaxaca, on the Pacific coast

What makes it so great?
You’ll enjoy it so much, especially if you’re on a romantic getaway. Its main draw is probably the fact that it’s a beach in which you’re entirely allowed to swim in the nude! So yes, it’s a nudist beach, and if you dream of sunning yourself by the sea in your birthday suit, you’re overdue for a visit to Zipolite.

10. Akumal

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Where is it?
On the Yucatán Peninsula

What makes it so great?
This is THE ideal place in the area to go snorkeling. You might even see a happy sea turtle in its natural habitat, since this beach is a sanctuary.

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