10 Best Vacation Spots in Mexico

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Playa Maroma

Playa Maroma is located in Canoa del Rio, a small fishing village that sits in the beautiful lagoon of Los Cabos. This small village was established in the 1980s and is one of the most popular destinations in southern Baja.

Historic Canoa del Rio offers easy access to the beaches of San Jose del Cabo with its heritage shops, natural scenery, and delicious fish tacos. Surfing, fishing, and snorkeling are all available in the lagoon.

The Playa Maroma is a high drive as they are located north of the lagoon. While driving to the beaches you will get an absolutely breathtaking view.

The welcome center at the Playa Maroma is the perfect place for you to relax. There is a fully equipped natural ventilator with fresh air and wonderful spa treatments.

There is also a traditional Mexican restaurant.

It offers a great private beach area, boat rentals and the amazing “Nature”s Coffing Company.” There are 70 hiking trails on two different ecosystems: the pine and oak plantations and the coastal canals.

This place has limited facilities and the access is near-permanent. It offers a level of Tulum that you may not find elsewhere.

Mazatlan

Some say Mazatlan is too visited for its own good, but this all-in-one premium beach destination still carries the best of what Mexico has to offer.

A mecca for beach goers, Mazatlan beach is the centerpiece to the city. It’s just over 8 kilometres long and has a 10 kilometre coastline, while the entire area has over 1,000 kilometres of marine areas and sand dunes.

The beaches are dotted with exclusive resorts, restaurants, and nightclubs. Thanks to the Coronado Beach Resort, it also has the largest beachfront restaurant in Mexico.

And if you feel like the city has too many tourists, there’s Cabo San Lucas, just a short drive away.

Mazatlan is famous for its carnival and its churches. The city has over 90 churches as well as the Colegio de La Inmaculada, an old Catholic school from the 16th century.

There are plenty of ways to keep entertained in Caldo y Mar. That’s because Mazatlan is also a gorgeous port city with a long beach and a number of interesting architectural feats.

Acapulco

Acapulco is one of the most popular beaches in Mexico, with world class hotel and restaurant options. The sandy beach is perfect for swimming and sunning, and you’ll find soft white sand. Not only that, but you’ll uncover a delicious range of romantic, family, and adventure vacations to Acapulco.

The culture of Acapulco is fusing the traditional with modern ideas and fashion. This has led to a city that is rich in culture and history.

You’ll be able to explore the history, such as the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions, and the World Trade Center.

You’ll be able to take part in the sporty side of Acapulco with the Acapulco Challenge bike race, a tennis tournament, an international gymnastics competition, and the Acapulco Half Marathon running race.

As if that wasn’t enough, you can explore Acapulco’s rich cultural heritage by seeing opera in Acapulco and taking a tour of the Museo de las Momias.

Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta has a white sand beach and blue sparkling waters that are spectacular. Puerto Vallarta is a great place to visit especially for those who want to relax and do nothing. The water is warm and the sun is warm all year long. Yet the island also has a bit of an adventurous feel to it. So you can enjoy the peace and quiet as well as a great amount of fun. If you want to relax, you can do that as well as enjoy the lively nightlife and beautiful beaches. If you feel adventurous, you can enjoy the water sports and the mountaineering.

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is the perfect place to enjoy the relaxed, peaceful vibe. The city has a modern and clean image that attracts people from all over the world. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the aroma of the ocean, tropical sun, and mouthwatering food.

There are a lot of things to do in Playa del Carmen. The city has a very quaint, attractive, and friendly vibe. A vacation to Playa del Carmen is a vacation to remember. You’ll feel as if you’re on vacation the whole time. The sea, the beach, and the wonderful food are all part of the reason Playa del Carmen is one of the top vacation spots in Mexico.

You can spend your day in Playa del Carmen walking along the beach, just about as relaxing and peaceful as it gets. Or, you could find something to do in Playa del Carmen with a hint of fun and adventure, such as shopping for unusual souvenirs or enjoying a boat tour through the mangroves.

Or you could go monkey watch. You can go out with a group of friends or family, or take one of many tours to see a jungle of monkeys. Below are a few of the top ones.

Puerto Escondido

There are many beach destinations for vacationers in Mexico, but few are as picturesque as Puerto Escondido, a town in San –david,on the Baja California Peninsula. This small beach town is packed full of fantastic scenery, amazing seafood, and friendly people.

Puerto Escondido is a great place to take advantage of the splendid water recreation opportunities in this town. You can spend a lot of your free time lounging on the beach, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and just generally enjoying the water.

You are just eight kilometers (four miles) from downtown Puerto Escondido, but the feel is that you are much further away from any major town as this small fishing town. You probably shouldn’t think of this place as a vacation destination, but rather a place where you can enjoy the simple and relaxing lifestyle that makes nature so enjoyable.

Cozumel

The Riviera Maya begins in Cozumel, with the beautiful cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula, famed by divers from all over the world. The island itself is a popular diving destination, featuring a rich coral reef system, many caves, and a commercial port that links to a number of nearby islands.

For those who are just interested in the beach and sun, Cozumel offers great diving and scuba opportunities as well as some great snorkeling areas, especially if you make your way to the island’s southern shore. A short walk will bring you to the best snorkeling spot, Playa Caletilla.

Opened in 2003, Playa Caletilla features powdery sand, pine trees and clear, turquoise waters perfect for snorkeling and children. A nearby island, Cayo Guillermo, affords crystal-clear snorkeling, but it’s also a great place to see the Mayan ruins, as well as some spectacularly scenic vistas.

Tulum

The history of Tulum extends back to around 600 BC, when the first settlers arrived here and made it home. The name Tulum was derived from the ancient Mayan language meaning "temple". This is largely as a result of the great number of temples located here, all these are considered historic cultural icons. The major tourist attractions are centered around the temples that dot the coastline of Tulum. Centuries of use and disuse left the temples in ruins. Some are in ruins while others remain to be standing intact. The travelers are only allowed to look at the ruins. There is no entrance fee for the ruins however there is a ticket to enter the underwater museum.

The discovery of the ruins of Tulum in the 1930s by the Museum of Anthropology gave rise to the first plans to develop the area into a tourist site. In the 1950s, Centro Tur City of Tulum was created in order to promote the city's development. These initiatives led to the construction of tourist infrastructure and facilities.

A huge boost in tourism on the peninsula of Tulum has not only dramatically transformed the city, but is also a major source for the state economy. There is a resort called Tulum Rocks, which is a part of a huge development project near Tulum; this places make the tourism industry with special focus on diving into the water, apart from visiting the holy all historic tourist sites.

Los Cabos

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Los Cabos is a lot like Cancun, but is only an hour and a half away from the airport. It can also serve as your main port of entry, even if you want to fly in.

It also offers more inland areas in the state. It’s in a cool climate, so it’s perfect for miles and miles of sunbathing. Anywhere along the beaches, you’ll have a chance to see dolphins, whales, sharks and seals. There are also a variety of activities outside of the water as well, including snorkeling and scuba diving.

It’s a perfect vacation spot for small groups of friends, because it’s small enough to just walk around and meet people. There are plenty of clubs and bars to go to, and the people of Los Cabos are typically more laid back.

Los Cabos offers better views of the ocean and it’s right on the gulf, as opposed to Cancun. Both are great for excellent meals, but Los Cabos is about an hour’s drive inland from the beach so it’s not as loud and you can see the stars at night.

Cancun

I know that I have included Cancun in this article before and it is still here on this list of awesome things to do in Mexico. I love Cancun because there are so many things to do the entire city is a huge playground. The beaches are great and they are huge.

You can swim in the ocean and there are even some private beaches on the coast that you can pay for. There are a lot of beautiful resorts here and you can choose to stay on a resort or on a private beach. There are also tons of beautiful shopping centers.