For many, Spring Break means working on a tan, going to the beach, and being able to look up at beautiful blue skies. Mexico is the best place in the world to experience the ultimate Spring Break getaway!
Here are 10 coastal suggestions for where you can spend your week of fun at in Mexico:
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1. Playa Paraiso in Quintana Roo.
Located in the Gulf of Mexico, Playa Paraiso, translated as “Paradise Beach”, is an oasis featuring shallow waters, perfect for snorkeling and sailing, calm beaches for you to spend a day relaxing on, and warm weather waiting for you. Pixamundo writes “you’ll find yourself surrounded by white sand, crystal clear water, and lots of palm trees. You’ll never want to leave.”
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2. Playa Carrizalillo in Puerto Escondido.
A little effort (157 steps of stairs!) goes a long way to find this hidden gem. Sergio Camalich says, “Playa Carrizalillo has it all: water, great food, and calming waves that only add to the relaxing atmosphere. It’s also a fantastic beach to take surfing lessons at.”
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3. Hidden Beach in Puerto Vallarta.
Part of the famous Marietas Islands and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this shore was originally formed by a collapse of the volcanic rock. This amazing spot is only accessible by swimming in from the ocean, a truly one of a kind place. Be sure not to miss it!
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4. Coco Beach in Playa del Carmen.
Right by the all-inclusive “The Reef Coco Beach Resort”, this is one of the best spots for snorkeling and diving. It leads into Chunzubul Reef which features beautiful tropical fish and coral. You could also spend all your time on land with the wide, soft sand of the shore. This beach is also surrounded by several shops and restaurants.
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5. Isla Espíritu Santo in Baja California Sur.
Also known as Desert Island, Espiritu Santo is an island in the Gulf of California which offers a unique experience with nature. Protected by UNESCO as a biosphere and managed by Mexico’s Commission of Natural Protected Areas, this island is perfect for campers looking to truly get away. Visitors can scuba dive, hike, kayak, or swim with the native sea lions and dolphins.
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6. Mayan Archaeological Site in Tulúm.
Looking out into the Caribbean, the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tulúm bring visitors a glimpse into Mexico’s past. The ruins include a temple of fresco paintings to Mayan gods and El Castillo (The Castle) while the beach itself is a great spot for swimming.
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7. Beachfront at Valentin Imperial Maya.
An adult-only (18 and over) resort in the Yucatan Peninsula with a private beach for guests, this property gives its guests a relaxing paradise to spend their vacation. “The beach itself has super soft sand and is great for taking picturesque strolls, which you’ll need to do to reach the swimmable area of the shore.”-Nisah Cheatham
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8. St Regis Punta Mita Resort in Nayarit.
On the western coast of Mexico, this resort uses the constantly warm climate to its advantage by offering guests luxury accommodations. The hotel is also near other beautiful areas like The Marietas Islands and Puerto Vallarta. Bill Dillard writes, “Whether you want to nap in a hammock or just take in the coastal scenery, this beach will help you unwind.”
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9. El Arco at Land’s End.
One of the main attractions in Cabo San Lucas, these rock formations are the last point of land between the tip of Baja California and the South Pole. “This beach is accessible via water taxis or kayak. You may even be able to catch sight of sea lions and whales.” -Trevor Edd. Lover’s Beach is located at the base and offers a great place to stroll or go snorkeling.
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10. Playa Escondida in Sayulita.
“For the less crowded, tourist-y experience, Playa Escondida is the way to go!”-Pamela MacNaughtan This hotel provides a tropical atmosphere hidden in the Mexican jungle. There is much more to do than relax the day away, unless that is your plan, of course. There is a zip-line, horseback riding, snorkeling, and more!
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