The world’s largest ocean covers the coasts of 11 Mexican states. It’s an extended coastal area that includes the Gulf of California and beaches with crystal clear waters and fine sands, ideal for your vacation. Here is a list of the best beaches in the Mexican Pacific.
Mazunte Beach, Oaxaca
Among all the beaches of the Pacific, the ones from Oaxaca stand out for their wild beauty, aquatic entertainment, and hotels and restaurants with reasonable prices. Mazunte is a beach of fine golden sands and waters between green and blue, bordered by lush green vegetation. It has the Mexican Turtle Center, a conservation institution of these peaceful species, with a beautiful aquarium. This is a beach with a laid-back vibe where you’ll also find fantastic food. You can also explore its rainforest-clad cliffs and gorgeous coves. This is the perfect day trip from Huatulco or Puerto Escondido.
Revolcadero Beach, Guerrero
Revolcadero is among the most popular beaches in the Mexican Pacific for its perfect waves for surfing, horseback riding, ATV tours, and paragliding. It’s in Acapulco, 2 miles from Puerto Marqués. Home to many luxurious hotels, this is a beach that has all the amenities to plan a perfect day on the beach. The sunsets at Playa Revolcadero are splendid, inviting many people to walk along the sand during the evening. From here, you can see the grand development of Punta Diamante with its luxury hotels, condominiums, shops, and restaurants.
Mismaloya Beach, Jalisco
Mismaloya Beach stands out among the best beaches of the Mexican Pacific in Puerto Vallarta for the contrast between the sea, the sand with palm trees, and the brilliant green of the Jalisco jungle. This beautiful beach is only 1,200 feet long and is located 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta. Here, you will enjoy its turquoise waters and pearl gray sand, accompanied by small restaurants serving traditional seafood dishes and drinks.
San Pancho Beach, Nayarit
San Pancho (San Francisco) is a fun beach perfect for surfing because of its high and fast waves and its instructors in the sand. A charming small town nestled in one of the most beautiful and tranquil bays on the Riviera Nayarit, San Pancho beach is a must-visit place if you are in the area. Considered one of the beaches near Sayulita, surfing in San Pancho is excellent for intermediate or pro surfers with a shortboard. If you’re not a surfer, you can bask in the sun and relax in this hidden paradise. The only risk is that you’ll never want to leave.
Maviri Beach, Sinaloa
Maviri is a beach with gentle waves and crystal-clear waters that is a natural viewpoint to admire the grandeur of the ocean and its labyrinths of marshes and mangroves. It is 15 miles from Los Mochis on the road between this city and Topolobampo. Its main activities are rowing, sailing, skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and beach volleyball. In addition, El Maviri is a natural viewpoint from where you can fully contemplate the Sea of Cortez, as well as the spectacular landscape of the Bay of Topolobampo and its mountainous background.
The beaches of the long coast of Puerto Peñasco, in the Gulf of California, are of calm waters and fine sand, with dreamy sunsets that contrast the colors of twilight with those of the sea and the desert. There is plenty to do on these beaches, such as fishing, diving, swimming, walking, jet skiing, boating, and motorboating. The beaches here are beautiful, clean, open, and large, and it’s a part of Mexico you never knew you had to visit.
El Medano Beach, Baja California Sur
El Medano is one of the best beaches in the bay of Cabo San Lucas, a place of wide sandy area and crystal clear and calm waters. Lover’sConsidered one of the most popular swimmable beaches in all of Los Cabos, Medano Beach is situated smack dab in the hub of Cabo San Lucas, which features bright lights, soft, white-sand beaches, and perfectly turquoise waters. Here you will find the boats to take you to Lover’s beach and the iconic Cabo San Lucas Arch.
Mexico is filled with breathtaking beaches that are ideal for everyone. Keep these beaches in mind next time you’re searching for the perfect Mexico beach destination for sunbathing on the sand and splashing in the waves.
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