The name Mexico is attractive to most travel enthusiasts. Most of the tourism in this country is focused on the seaside resorts in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Are the fine sand or the crystal clear waters of these two world basins the two concepts that make Mexico so desirable to visit, or the attractions, the spicy food, and the street musicians? Most likely, all this together. We have selected 10 of the most-worthy Mexico vacation spots that make that popular country beloved, inhabited by local hot-blooded, hospitable people, and many tourists all year round.

Acapulco

Acapulco coastline showing hotels and beachesIs there anyone who has not heard this name? This so popular destination is located in a semicircular bay on a quiet beach, and in it, the most beautiful beaches are the center of attraction for tourists from all over the world. Among the names of the most famous beaches are Hornos, Icacos, Papagayo, and Tamarindos, which are located along the bay called Las Costera. One of the things to do here is to watch the famous divers on La Quebrada Cliff rock, diving 147 feet into a shallow entrance. This show dates back to 1934 and can be watched both from a platform on the tops of the rocks and as you sit comfortably in one of the nearby restaurants.

Cancun

Picture showing cancun beach coast and hotelsCancun is a world-famous tourist destination on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is popular and desirable because it provides a full holiday package of great beaches, high-end hotels, historic Mayan ruins, modern attractions, and vibrant nightlife. A combination that ensures you the perfect vacation. The hotel area in Cancun is full of all-inclusive resort hotels, and the city center, known as El Centro, will hear authentic Mexican melodies, eat in traditional restaurants, buy beautiful things from the markets and have fun in bars and nightlife clubs.

Playa Maroma


It is no coincidence that this beach is defined as one of the best in the world. For anyone who loves a quiet romantic place, this is the place – located on the shores of the Persian Gulf, just over 50 km from the Riviera Maya, Playa Maroma is a hideout that seems isolated from the typical crowds of Cancun. This part of the world is characterized by the sun with beautiful beaches, but also the dense rainforests – on this beach you will get both. The beach is loved by snorkel divers, who can pursue their hobby right from the shore completely undisturbed. The beach is guarded, so outsiders can’t disturb the peace of its inhabitants.

Puerto Vallarta

puerto vallarta cityscapeDo you want to visit the most popular city for a vacation on the Pacific coast of Mexico? This is Puerto Vallarta. Here you will find magnificent landscapes of magnificent beaches, combined with lush jungle mountains that surround the city with colonial landmarks, first-class resorts, fine restaurants, chic shops, and many places for nightlife. Puerto Vallarta is also a popular diving destination, so on the beaches, you will see a lot of shops offering everything for diving. And there is a reason – if you are a diver, here you will see huge mantles, dolphins, and humpback whales.

Mazatlan

If you live somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere, know that Mazatlan is one of the places in the world where you can escape when it gets cold in your country. Named the “Pearl of the Pacific”, this beach beauty offers 11 miles of golden sandy beaches, the largest promenade in Latin America, enchanting blue lagoons, and great water sports opportunities. Located in the province of Sinaloa, Mazatlan also allows you to experience a bit of the traditional Mexican lifestyle.

Puerto Escondido

The View of Puerto Escondido in Bahia BayPuerto Escondido is located in Bahia Bay and has gained special popularity among surfers among lovers of water sports. And not only that – anyone who loves a nice beach would feel great here, relaxing his eyes on the picturesque view. The city is also a regional market, where Mercado Bento Juarez is the place to shop on Saturday mornings. Puerto Escondido is divided into halves – the upper is where you can meet locals, and the lower is intended mainly for tourists, especially Avenue Perez Gasga, which is strictly a pedestrian zone. The name of the town means “hidden port”, which is related to its status as a fishing village.

Los Cabos

Picture of The Arch of Cabo San Lucas located in MexicoLos Cabos is considered the capital of marlin sport fishing in the world. This has gained popularity over the last 30 years and is also one of the best vacation spots in Mexico. Located in Baja California Sur, Los Cabos consists of two cities: San Jose and San Lucas. They are divided into a highway known as the Corridor. However, the division is not accidental and not only because of the highway – while San Jose is a purely traditional Mexican city with a calm and quiet atmosphere, but San Lucas is also a symbol of a resort full of luxury, glamorous restaurants, and hot parties locations. San Lucas also has a natural attraction – Land’s End, where there are distinctive rock formations created by the sea and wind.

Playa del Carmen

Picture of Playa del Carmen in mexicoPlaya del Carmen is a resort town that offers you liveliness. It is located in Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula. Among all the Mexico vacation spots, this one arouses interest for people who love the noise. Once upon a time, this place has been just a quiet fishing village but later expanded to the scale of a resort town with beautiful beaches and many places for fun. Still, Playa del Carmen retains its calm atmosphere for those who prefer it. There are also opportunities for scuba diving.

Tulum

Tulum Riviera Maya Mexico 02
Tulum Riviera Maya Mexico 02

Tulum is one of Mexico’s most famous vacation spots, and its fame is due to two things at most – beautiful Caribbean beaches and archeological ruins, including a fenced city. This city is among the last built by the Maya. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, it is one of the best-preserved sites of the ancient people on the east coast of Mexico. Standing among the ruins, you will be able to enjoy amazing views of the Caribbean Sea. And here there are beaches, diving opportunities, and places for invigorating recreation.

Cozumel

Cozumel Mexico 3
Cozumel Mexico 3

Cozumel Island is located in the Caribbean Sea on the Yucatan Peninsula. It is considered one of the best diving destinations in the entire Western Hemisphere, so diving shops are scattered throughout the island. But that’s not all that makes Cozumel famous – it is one of the most visited cruise ports in Mexico. If you are lucky enough to spend your vacation here, you will not be bored, because, in addition to the above, you will find that the cruise docks are lively with sellers offering you a variety of souvenirs, including Cuban cigars.

Mexico is a country as if created specifically for tourism. You have the feeling that life is in full swing there at any time, or vice versa – there are places where much-sought privacy is provided. Whatever you want, Mexico will offer it to you when you are looking for a real place for your exotic vacation.

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