As the cold winter draws in, you’ll probably be dreaming of getting away from it all- preferably somewhere sunny. If you can’t stop thinking about getting some winter sun, then Mexico is undoubtedly the place to go. The nation is famous for its sandy beaches and friendly locals, and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a destination for your vacation. Luckily for you, we’ve selected some of our personal favourites, so that you can book safe in the knowledge that you’ll have the best vacation while staying at some amazing Mexico
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Sitting on the shores of the Caribbean, Cancun features plenty of stunning beaches, as well as a vibrant nightlife to take part in after a long day of sunbathing. Thanks to its location, the weather in Cancun is always hot and sunny, so whatever time of year you visit, you’ll be sure to pick up a tan. If you’re looking for a more authentic Mexican experience, then you might want to give the tourist-y hotel zone a miss, and instead opt for accommodation in the El Centro district. There are plenty of local markets and cafes to visit, so it’s also a great choice for those looking to experience Mexico like a local.
From Elvis to the Four Tops, Acapulco has always been prominent in popular culture- and for good reason. Situated in a natural bay that makes the town feel completely self contained, Acapulco is home to a whole host of world famous beaches, including Icacos, Papagayo, and Hornos. If you plan on spending your vacation by the sea, then Acapulco is definitely somewhere not to be missed. There’s also the world famous La Quebrada Cliff Divers to see, who put on a daily show where they jump over 100 feet into the sea below- something you’ll remember for many years to come!
Playa Del Carmen
A popular choice amongst Europeans, Playa Del Carmen is a strong choice for those who like the sun and sea of a foreign vacation, but still want some of their creature comforts from back home. Home to a vast, white sandy beach and turquoise waters, Playa Del Carmen is definitely the place to be if you love relaxing on the beach. But there’s plenty to see nearby, too, including the ancient Tulum ruins, and if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can always take a scuba diving trip down into the depths of the Caribbean.
Situated beside the picturesque Pacific Ocean, Los Cabos is actually made up of two towns, San Jose and San Lucas. That’s because the main draw of this resort is the twenty miles of coastline, known locally as “The Corridor”, which gives holidaymakers plenty of choice for where to set down their beach towels. The great thing about Los Cabos is that the two towns give you the best of both worlds. San Jose, an old mission town, still retains that sleepy, laidback feeling, while San Lucas contains plenty of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs for those that like to party while they’re on vacation. Los Cabos is therefore a great choice if you want to see both sides of Mexico.
For those of you who love water sports, Puerto Escondido is the place to be. It’s a popular spot for surfers and jet skiers, while those who just want to kick back and relax will find that the beach is just perfect. It’s a little less well-known than some of the other towns on this list, so if you want a quieter vacation, Puerto Escondido might be the choice for you. There’s still lots to do, though, including visiting the regional market and a commercial district with plenty of shops.
With dreamy white sandy beaches and breathaking sunsets, Mexico is the ideal destination for a beach vacation.