Top 5 beaches in Mexico Top 5 beaches in Mexico Mexico Travel Guides SHARE Ricky Carbis , July 30, 2013 / 0 Mexico is known for their beaches, and you will have likely heard of many of these listed here. If you’re after golden sand, azure waters, fun water activities and spectacular views, then check out these five sunny Mexican hot spots. Cancun You have heard of it, now it’s time to experience it. Once a quiet fishing village, this beach now attracts millions from around the world wanting to get a slice of sand here. Although there will be plenty of people to share these sands with, there are other activities in the area as well. Snorkelling with fish, diving down to the depths of the sea, dipping in a sinkhole, and zip-lining through the jungle is just for starters. If you need a PADI certification, you can take a class here too. There is a number of other activities to choose from such a cirque du soleil performances, off-roading, a few cultural sites hidden in the mangroves such as El Ray Ruins, and of course an epic nightlife scene. There are numerous things here, but many are just simply here for the beach and sun, so slap on the sun lotion and throw on your bathing suit, you’re in Cancun! Cabo San Lucas Before you touch the beaches it’s worth taking a walk to a few monuments first. After all, it would be pretty sweet to see this iconic beach from up above. Head up to Land’s End for exceptional photo opportunities and amazing views. See the sea and wind carved rocks and admire Playa del Amante (Lover’s Beach) from here. Then, the Cultural Centre is worth a look as well. Besides the interesting knowledge you can gain here, you can also see all of Cabo. Alright, now head down and enjoy the rest of your day on the famous beaches of Cabo San Lucas. Once a sleepy fishing village that nobody knew about, this is now the ultimate beach destination for people worldwide. While here, besides laying around in paradise, you can take a dip in the water in many different ways. Surfing is great, scuba diving is eye-opening, and parasailing, snorkelling and jet skiing are just a few more ways you can spend your beach holiday here. Isla Mujeres Meaning “Island of Women” this dainty island is a mere 8km off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. There is a relaxed and serene vibe here unlike some of the other Mexican beaches that are teeming with parties all day and night. It’s a small fishing village and you can expect life to go a bit slower here. There are numerous attractions such as a small Mayan Temple, Punta Sur, a lovely sculpture garden, and The Cliff of the Dawn, which is the most eastern point of the country. If you are up for diving, that can be enjoyed here as well. Puerto Vallarta Nestled between towering mountains and golden sand beaches is the city of Puerto Vallarta. Here you can lay out on one of the deepest bays in the world, Banderas Bay. Lined with tropical trees and vegetation, this place holds quite the impressive little Mexican town. Sierra Madre Mountains are a rich jungle mountain range which helps keep this area in it’s tropical and humid state. In these mountains you can walk trails, see wildlife, and some of Mexico’s most beautiful botanical gardens. Back on the beach, be sure to catch the humpbacks migrating around December to March each year. It will be a spectacular sight to add to your stay here. If you’re looking for more water sports on the beach, snorkelling, diving, and surfing are all here waiting for you tackle as well. Xcalak, Costa Maya Most tourists want to go to the hot spots in each country, but let’s throw in a beach that you have likely never heard of. Going off to a beach that’s not so well known can be a bit more adventurous and certainly more peaceful. Here at Costa Maya you will find this peaceful spot in this relatively undeveloped area. You will get to check out the Xcalak National Reef Park, which hosts some amazing flora and fauna. You can dive with some colourful coral and fast fish at some of the most excellent diving sites just 30km off shore. There are even shipwrecks to explore as your swimming down deep.