Vacations in Mexico offer the opportunity to experience some of the world's most impressive beach lifestyles. Whether your style is sun loungers and cocktails or beach parties beneath the palms at night, beach vacations in Mexico are for you. Not far away, the cenotes of the Yucatan peninsula glitter alluringly, and Tulum's famous Mayan ruins stand proudly on the cliffs overlooking brilliant sapphire bays.
Discover paradise on Mexico's Yucatan coastline
Mexico beach vacations typically begin in Cancun, since you're likely to land here. You'll find this coastal city relaxed yet glamorous by day and a whirlwind of lights and hopping clubs by night. Your sun loungers on the perfect white beaches await, with views of the bright ocean and sparkling pools that line Cancun's coast. Take a brief drive along the coast to Playa del Carmen, which is hugged by reefs that overflow with marine life, from sea turtles to gentle rays. Besides offering supreme snorkeling and diving, the town has some of the best nightlife on the coast. While it's more low key than Cancun, you'll still find opulent beachside bars and clubs aplenty.
Many would say that true Mexico beach vacations are found in seaside spots such as Isla Cozumel. Pristine, shimmering beaches are backed by equally dazzling shrines to the Virgin Mary. The area has a bit of Caribbean zest, and its rich reefs rival any on the planet in terms of their diversity. Should you fancy a break from beaching, rent a scooter and cruise to the island's Mayan ruins, as stunning scenery flies by. Finally, make sure to see Tulum, often referred to as a favorite destination for Mexico beach vacations. This friendly town also boasts some of the best Mayan ruins in Mexico. Just down the road, you'll find sparkling cenotes, where you can swim with turtles, surrounded by cave walls bouncing with light.