One of the most romantic times of the year is coming and with it a good excuse to get out of the routine and escape to some corner of the Mexican Republic to enjoy with your other half or with friends.
Being one of the countries with more natural wealth in the world, Mexico offers beautiful places to visit and many activities to do. Below, we present you 5 ideal beach destinations to visit:
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
Puerto Escondido is nestled in the mountain range of the Sierra Madre del Sur that crosses through Oaxaca and down to the Pacific Ocean, and it is one of the favorite coastal destinations for local and foreign travelers.
Its golden sand and sunsets are the perfect complement to enjoy a romantic holiday. Spend a moment of relaxation and tranquility at some of its 7 magnificent beaches or venture into some of the many fun activities this destination offers.
A city tour, a visit to the coffee farms and the mezcal factory, or take a night tour through Manialtepec lagoon to admire the bioluminescence under the stars, are some examples of how much you can do in this awesome place.
Holbox, Quintana Roo
This small island located north of Quintana Roo is ideal for a relaxed vacation. Its rustic atmosphere, its peace, and the beauty of the sea make it an unforgettable romance destination.
Visit Isla Pasión (Passion Island), a small islet 10 minutes by boat from Holbox, isolated from all noise and with pristine beaches, recommended for those who are seeking a day of rest and tranquility. As it is an island away from everything, it is advisable to bring snacks.
Scuba diving and snorkeling, fishing and bird watching are some of the activities that can be done on the island. Without forgetting the incredible crafts that you can buy and that you will not find outside the peninsula.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
On the one hand, this city offers a huge bay in front of the Pacific Ocean and, on the other hand, there is a huge mountain with cooler temperatures where you can find rivers and waterfalls.
Explore the city, relax by the beach or enjoy a tour to Islas Marietas, a protected area where you can observe endemic and migratory birds; practice scuba diving or snorkeling and enjoy the underwater landscape.
Other options to visit are Yelapa and Majahuitas, two incredible spots to get away from the hustle and bustle, becoming ideal destinations to relax or do activities such as kayaking and snorkeling.
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Located 40 minutes from Playa del Carmen, the island of Cozumel welcomes you with its turquoise waters and its wide and colorful reefs. Undoubtedly, this quiet place is one of the most romantic destinations in Mexico.
Snorkel or dive in one of the many coral reefs around the island, which are ideal for beginners and experts.
Visit El Cielo (The Sky), a sandbar full of starfish and perfect for snorkeling because its crystalline and shallow waters allow you to glimpse the seabed. A few minutes from El Cielo is Palancar, the most famous reef of the whole island. Thanks to its depth, it is possible to do surface diving for beginners and deep dives to find shoals, corals, turtles, anemones and all kind of marine fauna.
If you prefer to have a moment of peace and relaxation, the beaches of Cozumel are perfect for it, since some of them are quite solitary to enjoy the day and contemplate the sea. You can also spend a quiet afternoon strolling through the island downtown, where you will find all kinds of restaurants, shopping malls, and beautiful handicrafts.
Los Cabos, Baja California
Located at the tip of the peninsula of Baja California Sur, Los Cabos offers a wide variety of activities and perfect places to enjoy with your loved one.
Visit Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), located a short distance by sea from Cabo San Lucas, this beautiful place has crystal clear waters and diverse marine life. Near Playa del Amor is El Arco (The Arch), Cabo San Lucas’ icon where you can snorkel and glimpse the diverse underwater ecosystem.
If you want a unique experience, do not miss the whale watching tours in Los Cabos and, in some beaches, it is possible to witness nesting of turtles.
Called “The Aquarium of the World” for its fascinating marine life, to live a diving adventure in the Sea of Cortez really worth it. Sand falls, sunken ships and the only hard coral reef in the Gulf of California will be part of this unforgettable experience.