There’s nothing like a tropical vacation to shake up your daily routine. Thankfully, our neighbor to the south has some of the best beaches in the world. If you’re looking for the perfect getaway with nothing but sun and fun, taking a cruise to Mexico and exploring the wide array of beaches it has to offer couldn’t be more simple. It’s close and has everything you could want during a beach vacation. Here are our top picks for the best beaches to visit in Mexico.
- Chankanaab Park Beach, Cozumel
This idyllic beach on the Mexican island of Cozumel is the ideal location to strap on your snorkeling gear and explore the underwater depths of the ocean. Located right on top of a coral reef, you can see schools of beautiful tropical fish, a colorful reef and underwater statues! Chankanaab Beach is also part of a larger park where you can tour the crocodile pond and the inland blue lagoon, with even more coral reefs to explore!
aerial view of chankanaab park beach in cozumel
- Playa Telchak, Yucatan
The bustling port town of Progreso is a great stopover on your Mexican cruise. Right as you get off the ship, you’ll be in the midst of tons of shops that are great for picking up a few souvenirs to take home. This port also boasts the longest pier in Mexico. From there, you can hop a shuttle over to the long, white sands of Playa Telchak. This is the perfect place to relax, have a few drinks, go for a swim and just take in the sunny weather.
playa telchak in yucatan
- Uvero Beach, Costa Maya
The beaches in Costa Maya give you a taste of the old Caribbean, and none more so than Uvero Beach. With miles of white sand and clear, pristine, turquoise waters, this beach will satisfy all of your tropical desires. If you want to explore a bit more of the region, you can take a catamaran cruise, swim with dolphins, check out some Mayan ruins or even take an excursion to the Maya Adventure Waterpark! This port will keep you busy all day long!
small sea boat off the shore of uvero beach in costa maya
- El Cid Marina Beach, Mazatlan
Mazatlan boasts a 17-mile-long beach along Mexico’s west coast that is ideal for both surfers and swimmers alike! On this beach, you will also find tons of affordable food establishments serving up some of the freshest seafood around. Sit back and chow down on some local grub and brews while you take in the glorious sight of the Pacific Ocean. Ready to give surfing a try? There’s plenty of people around to give you lessons! Cruises to Mexico also offer all-inclusive beach getaways in Mazatlan, so you don’t have to worry about anything else, all day long.