Mexico is is a famous destination for beach vacationers because it is bordered by a lot of seas including Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico is not expensive as you think as many of the beautiful beaches in Mexico do offer budget accommodation in hostels, guest house and boutique hotels. The following are the 4 best beaches in Mexico.
- Playa Las Gatas
Playa Las Gatas, also known as Cat Beach is a protected beach that features a long hedge of rocks. It was given the nickname cat beach because it was previously infested with cat whiskered nurse sharks. The beach is lined up with a lot of eateries, and snorkeling gear rentals. There are lots of chairs, table and umbrella. You can take a small boat from the Zihuatanejo pier or hike along the walking trail from La Roppa to reach Playa Las Gatas. If you arrive here on a boat ride, the locals will try to help you to get off the boat and ask you for some tips but you can easily dismiss them.
- Playa Chac Mool
Playa Chac Mool is a beach that gets its name from the pagan Mayan rain god called Chaac Mool. The beach is situated in front of the Señor Frogs Restaurant. The beach can be windy and stir up aggressive waves sometimes. It has strong undertow even though it looks like a calm beach. There are lots of bathroom, places for changing clothes, and shower rooms. If you want a shade, you will have to rent the sun umbrella. Lounge chair can also be rented. There are workers coming to the beach to clean up the area every morning. The locals usually come to the beach in the evening.
- Tulum beach
Tulum beach is a long stretch of white sandy beach located about 3 km from centro. Tulum beach can be divided into 2 sections including private and public beach. The private beach is located in front of the hotels. On the private beach, the sunbed and umbrella are free to use as long as you purchase something from the cafeteria of the hotel. The public beach has some restaurants lining up and there are also plenty of palm trees that provide shades. When you arrive here, you can visit Tulum ruins on a small cliff on the Caribbean Sea.
- Playa Tortugas
Playa Tortugas is a narrow beach located about 2 km from Langosta Beach. Playa Tortugas provides tourists with lots of options of beach activities. You can go bungee jumping from the pier, rent a kayak to explore the water, and take part in parasailing. It is free to use the restroom if you have purchased a ticket for an activity at the beach. Tourists can also take ferries from here to Isla Mujeres. Samba boat tour also departs from here. There are lots of open air restaurants where you can dine and enjoy the cool sea breeze. The water at Playa Tortugas is shallow and calm so it is suitable for swimming.