One of the most alluring features about traveling to Mexico are its beautiful sandy beaches. The soft, warm and comfortable water temperatures soothe the skin and ease the mind. The local natives are absolutely wonderful, and they’re generally a very happy people who can be quite engaging, talkative and helpful too.
The food in Mexico is positively astounding as well! Fresh fruit adorns the coastline; pineapples, coconuts, avocados, fresh lemon and lime, peppers and tomatoes are abundant and delicious. Some of the finest food in the world is from Mexico. The old school family recipes for salsas, dips and entrees have got to be among the finest in the world. Not to mention the guacamole! The food here can be regional as well. Different regions specialize in varying types of food. One region might specialize in fresh fish, while another lays near a cattle ranch and might specialize in Carne Asada.
Another thing to consider regarding a Mexican beach vacation is the cost. The bargains to be made here are amazing check out the prices on the top vacation rental websites. The dollars stretch much further in Mexico than they do in so many other countries. You can stay at a 4 or 5 star resort — with the sandy white beach at your doorstep — for half of what you’d spend in the United States or Europe. The values are truly amazing. It’s possible to purchase a one-week trip for two for less than $800. Many don’t want to leave Mexico! And it’s no wonder, after being pampered by some of the best service in the world, best food, best weather, best prices, best fishing, best horse-back riding on the beach, best sunset views…You get my point.
There are countless amazing little beach towns that stretch all up and down the stunning coastline of Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is one of those towns. It’s managed to hold onto its small town charm, and it’s a magnificently gorgeous setting. The boardwalk along the beach is one of the most unique in the country. You’re sure to see all walks of life here too, including ocean life! It’s certainly not uncommon to spot a pod of dolphins slowly making their way up or down the coast, with their backs gleaming in the sun as they take another breath of the fresh, salty air.
Further up the coastline, lays the beach town of Mazatlan. It’s about a five-hour drive north, but there are many scenic routes that you can choose from, and the views along the way are unforgettable. The beaches in Mazatlan have a slightly golden tone against the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. There’s plenty to do here, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Meals can be found for cheap at the local cafes. They sell fresh fish tacos, burritos, enchiladas, salads and the like. Or you can easily slip away from it all and escape to the remote Isla de la Piedra. The best time of year to visit this region is in the fall. The rainy months are over, and the more expensive winter travel season hasn’t yet begun.
Finally, take the last few days of your Mexican beach vacation and travel to the Yucatan, more specifically, the Playa de Carmen. Here you’ll find a totally different perspective of Mexico. Not far from Cancun, the beaches here have more people, the ocean water in the Gulf of Mexico has a unique color that is distinct from the Pacific coastline. You’ll be able to understand the differences between the opposing coastlines after you visit the Playa de Carmen.
No matter which beach-lined coast you choose to visit, you’re sure to have the vacation of a lifetime in Mexico.