Recommended Beaches to Visit in Each Destination

While there are many fun and exciting things to do in Mexico, beach hopping should come high on the list for any traveler. Whether you decide to stay in Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Riviera Nayarit, or the Islands of Loreto, you are in for a treat! With so many great beaches to choose from, you are sure to have a great time.

Keep on reading to discover the best beaches to visit at each destination.

Cabo San Lucas

The area of Cabo San Lucas is full of stunning beaches, but some stand out more. Chileno Beach is set just between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, and is a part of the Golden Corridor. So if you wish to enjoy a relaxing swim or explore the underwater world by snorkeling, this is the perfect place to head. Our resorts, Villa del Palmar Cabo and Villa del Arco Cabo, are set just a fifteen minute drive away from Chileno beach, while Villa La Valencia is even closer – just five minutes away.

Another famous beach in Cabo San Lucas is Playa del Amor, or Lover’s Beach. The picturesque area can be seen directly across from Villa del Palmar Cabo and Villa del Arco, near El Arco (the famous arch). Playa del Amor is a twelve minute ride from Villa del Palmar Cabo and Villa del Arco, or about a twenty minute drive from Villa La Valencia.

One of the best swimming beaches in Cabo is Playa Bledito. What makes it so unique is its massive man-made breakwater, which makes it a generally safe place to swim all year round. If you are craving a dose of adrenaline, many water activities are available. To reach the beach, you will have to take a seventeen minute drive from Villa del Palmar Cabo or Villa del Arco Cabo or a twenty-five minute drive from Villa La Valencia.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is home to some truly spectacular beaches. One of the best is Playa Conchas Chinas, which may be lesser-known, but is incredibly beautiful. Set at the south end of Los Muertos Beach, the area is surrounded by forest and mountains, creating a mesmerizing color palette.

A fantastic feature of Playa Conchas Chinas is its impressive rock formations, which create natural tidal pools. The area is full of delicious restaurants, and many water activities are available too, so you will never feel bored. Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta is approximately a twenty minute drive away from this magical beach and Villa del Palmar Flamingos is about fifty minutes away.

Playa Colomitos, eleven miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta and twenty-six miles from Villa del Palmar Flamingos, is worth your attention too. With emerald green water and a waterfall, it will seem like an entirely different planet. Less than a fifteen minute drive from here is Playa Las Gemelas, which boasts beautiful turquoise waters and glistening sand. This pair of beaches just south of Puerto Vallarta is a local favorite, thanks to their stunning beauty.

Riviera Nayarit

Wish to enjoy a surfing session? Sayulita, the most famous surf town of Riviera Nayarit, is the perfect place to try the exciting activity. With its authentic and laidback atmosphere, you will never want to leave! Sayulita is also known for art, an outside shopping area (market), yoga, local foods, and jungle hikes. Villa del Palmar Flamingos is about a forty-five minute drive away and Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta is approximately one hour away.

Another beach that should be on your radar is San Pancho. This small beach town is known as a turtle sanctuary and the spot you want to be to view epic sunsets. To the South end of the beach is a lagoon and bird sanctuary, where you can take in beautiful views of the beach, wildlife, and the surrounding jungle. San Pancho is approximately a forty minute drive from Villa del Palmar Flamingos and a one hour drive from Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta.

Those who wish to escape the crowds and visit a quiet beach should go to Lo de Marcos. This hidden gem is often called “a small paradise on Earth”, boasting beautiful beaches, calm waves, and colorful trees, surrounded by green hills and whimsical rocks. In Lo de Marcos, you can go on a horse tour, hike to the Lo de Marcos Ridge, partake in water activities, or just relax. Los de Marcos is about a fifty minute drive away from Villa del Palmar Flamingos and one hour and fifteen minutes from Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta.

Cancun

Home to some of the best beaches in Mexico, Cancun never disappoints. If you are looking for some downtime and wish to get sunkissed, Playa Chac Mool should be on your travel itinerary. Unlike other beaches in the area, Playa Chac Mool is quieter and a great mix of both tourists and locals. There are many water activities available at this beach. Turtles inhabit the waters here and from May to October females can sometimes be seen coming ashore to nest. Play Chac Mool is a thirty minute drive from Villa del Palmar Cancun.

Head to Playa Delfines to experience dolphin sightings. The beach, which is sometimes called El Mirador (meaning “the lookout”), has some of the most awe-inspiring panoramic views of Cancun. Located a thirty minute drive away from Villa del Palmar Cancun, it is a great place to visit with children since there is even a designated playground for the little adventurers.

To meet new people and experience the vibrant atmosphere of Cancun, Playacar Beach won’t disappoint. This picturesque beach is lined with palm trees, has plenty of clubs and restaurants, and has the perfect set-up for a long walk down the beach. Although Playacar Beach is located a bit further – about an hour and a half drive away from Villa del Palmar Cancun – visiting it is well worth it if you are seeking a lively atmosphere paired with beautiful views.

Loreto

If you wish to go snorkeling, enjoy paddleboarding, or kayaking, Coronado Island is where you should go. One of the larger islands, Coronado, is the perfect example of Mexican natural beauty, and a beautiful spot to enjoy views of the Islands. Coronado Islands is covered in cacti, palms, and soft sands. It’s home to a variety of marine mammals and tropical birds. To get here, you must book the Coronado Island Adventure Tour, which can be arranged with ResortCom Member Services by calling 1-800-852-4755.

During your stay at the Islands of Loreto, don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore La Darsena – a popular beach just north of the marina. Located within the downtown area which boasts coffee shops, eateries, and shops all around, this beach is the perfect relaxation haven in reach of local conveniences. Many visitors to this beach enjoy swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling. Our resort Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is about a forty minute ride away from this beautiful beach.

Those seeking a bit of peace and quiet will enjoy Estero Las Garzas – a loved escape from the city and a popular spot for fishermen. Admire the birds swooping over the area, relax under beach palapas, and dip your toes in the soft sand – there is no doubt you will have a great time. Located approximately a thirty-five minute drive away from Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto.

Pack your swimsuit, bring your sunscreen, and simply relax – Mexico is the perfect place for a beach getaway! Regardless of which destination you decide to explore, we assure you will have the best vacation full of beautiful views.

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