Mexico is blessed with coastline on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, boasting around 450 beaches and diverse marine landscapes. Going to the beach in Mexico means many things: from surfing and sailing, to relaxing under the shade of a palm tree. Of course, the climate and scenery vary dramatically depending where you are in the country, giving visitors to Mexico's coastline the chance to craft their own itineraries and write their own 'story' of the Mexican beach, be it the classic Caribbean honeymoon, a relaxed family vacation or a high-adrenaline watersports adventure.
Four destinations stand out above the many others available to the traveller. Los Cabos is a luxury tourist resort at the meeting of the desert and the Sea of Cortes; clean-cut, modern facilities are balanced with a traditional Mexican atmosphere. The island of Cancun, now joined to the mainland by a long avenue, boasts some of Mexico's most charming beaches coupled with some of the finest multinational hotels. The Mayan Riviera, arguably the jewel in the crown of Mexico's coastline, is dotted with waterholes, lagoons and stunning archaeological zones, and offers a variety of accommodation from world class hotels to rustic beach huts.
Finally, on the Pacific coast, Huatulco remains less developed than its more famous cousins, but offers nine beautiful bays, a wide range of accommodation from the rustic to the supremely luxurious, and is close to some of Mexico's most famous surfing beaches. There's a paradise for everyone along Mexico's sublime coastline.