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5 Mexican Beaches You Have To Visit

published on January 25, 2023 by

From family friendly coastlines to secluded stretches of sand, these Mexican beaches are the perfect cure for the winter blues. Discover which one is right for you as you plan your next Mexican vacation with RedWeek. 

For The Wave Riders: Playa Delfines (Cancun)

Playa Delfines (Dolphin Beach) is one of the most scenic beaches in Cancun — and that’s really saying something. The destination is world-renowned for its powdery white sands, turquoise waters and family friendly amenities. But Playa Delfines is generally thought to be a cut above the rest by both locals and visitors, thanks to its sheer size. No matter how many fellow sun worshipers join you, you’ll always have plenty of space in which to spread out. Playa Delfines is also beloved by wave riders, boasting some of the best surf in all of Mexico. No need to bring a board: there are many outfitters nearby who can get all experience levels set up with everything you need to hit the waves. And while you’re at it, keep an eye out for the beach’s namesake dolphins who may also be doing a little surfing, too! 

Where To Stay: The Grand Mayan at Vidanta Riviera Maya

For Pure Romance: Playa del Amor (Cabo San Lucas) 

The name says it all. Cabo San Lucas’ Playa del Amor (Beach of Love) is a place that screams romance. For one thing, the beach is home to one of the Baja Peninsula’s most iconic natural attractions — the famed El Arco rock formation, which has served as the beautiful backdrop for countless couple photos on Instagram. Located just south of downtown Cabo and easily accessible via water taxi, Playa del Amor is the ideal spot for a picnic with the one you love, splashing in the gentle waves, relaxing on the golden sands and soaking up the sun. 

Where To Stay: Playa Grande Resort

For The Social Butterfly: Playa Mamitas (Playa del Carmen) 

Mexican beaches aren’t just for relaxation, of course. Playa del Carmen’s Playa Mamitas is always buzzing with energy — especially when one of the area’s famous festivals takes over. Every year, Playa Mamitas hosts such fun events as the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, Corona SunSets Festival and DJFest, which all add spectacular music to a spectacular setting. But whenever you’re here, there’s always something fun going on, whether it’s volleyball in the sand, snorkeling or meeting new friends. 

Where To Stay: Royal Haciendas

For The Eco-Adventurer: Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (Tulum) 

Located just about two hours south of Cancun on the Yucatán Peninsula, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve offers unparalleled eco-adventures on the Riviera Maya. The perfect family day trip near the small town of Tulum, it’s a 1.3-million-acre UNESCO world heritage property, filled with coastal wetlands and gorgeous lagoons, as well as opportunities to see incredibly diverse wildlife (dolphins, alligators, manatees and more). There are many beaches to explore at Sian Ka’an but try to spend some time on Playa Secreto (Secret Beach). As you might have guessed, this is a very under-the-radar destination, with an unspoiled coastline, crystal clear waters and sublime views. 

Where To Stay: Grand Luxxe at Vidanta Riviera Maya

For Those In Search Of An Island Paradise: Playa Norte (Isla Mujeres)

Just eight miles off the coast of Cancun you’ll find that rare thing: a genuine island paradise. Isla Mujeres, just a 15-minute ferry ride from the mainland, feels like another world entirely, with secluded beaches, exciting outdoor adventures and more. Playa Norte, considered one of the very best beaches in Mexico, is a must-visit when you’re exploring Isla Mujeres. Here, you’ll enjoy soft white sands, sparkling waters (great for swimming and snorkeling) and calm waves that kids will love. 

Where To Stay: The Royal Sands

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