The Best Beaches in Mexico

It’s easy to figure out the world’s consensus on Mexico’s best beaches– just a quick google search away. But it’s not as easy to find out how to get there and where to stay when you do. Maybe you’ve searched and found an amazing resort, but you’re not sure about the beach.

We can help you take the necessary steps to will get your feet in the best sand Mexico has to offer. Keep reading to see the best beaches in Mexico and where to stay when you get there.

Best Destinations & Beaches in Mexico 



Imagine all those pictures you’ve seen of a perfect beach. Those pictures that look totally fake and edited until there’s no possible way it’s on the actual earth. Well- It’s real people, and it’s Maroma Beach. This sand is the softest, whitest sand your feet will ever touch. And where the sand ends, the warm, pure & clear turquoise water begins and goes on forever. Maroma Beach is right in the middle of the Mayan Riviera, surrounded by green tropics that make this place feel unreal. If you don’t believe us- check out google maps. Give that 360 of Maroma Beach a spin.


Secrets Maroma – Consistently rated “Best Hotel Chain” by Apple Vacations year after year. Located 15 minutes away from Cancun and close to the airport, it’s one of the most conveniently located Adults-Only resorts there is. This resort sits right on the beach and is perfect for romance. Secrets Maroma is designed to make you feel as though you are stepping into a sophisticated and relaxing retreat. Each room includes a Jacuzzi for two, a separate shower, a mini-bar (refreshed daily), and your own furnished balcony or terrace.



Out of the entire planet, Akumal Beach has some of the absolute best, and easy to access, marine life. This beach is especially famous for its sea turtles. In fact, it’s rare to leave without seeing a turtle in action. The world’s second largest barrier reef lines the coast and at some points stretches as far as 300 ft offshore– that’s so much to explore! Snorkeling and diving runs deep in this community, it’s even said the area was founded by a group of divers. If snorkeling isn’t your thing, this water is some of the calmest of all Mexico’s coasts. Perfect for chilling in the white sand or wading in the sea.


Secrets Akumal – Still a new contribution to the Secrets’ line and built from the ground up, this resort welcomes you to luxury and contemporary design set amidst the natural beauty of jungle and the Caribbean Sea. It is uniquely placed in the center of Riviera Maya just one hour south of the Cancun International Airport. You can literally walk straight onto the beach after taking an afternoon dip in the Secrets infinity pool. And with a swim-up bar drink in hand, you can sit under a cabana in the sand.



Cancun’s beaches have white sand, blue waters and liveliness. This 14-mile strip is lined with resorts, shops, and restaurants, making this an extremely active beach. If you’re looking for city life and a class-A beach experience, Cancun is perfect. Snorkelers and Divers could spend hours in the sea exploring the Great Mayan Reef, and if you’re feeling a shopping itch come on- just step out of the water and into a local shop!


Paradisus Cancun, is laid-back and active. It’s got the city life of Cancun and the hide-away feel of Riviera Maya. Paradisus Cancun spreads wide across the beach, making it feel secluded– like your own personal paradise. The staff is phenomenal and attentive to guests. You’ll feel like the most important person in the world here.

Here’s a couple more:

IBEROSTAR Cancun: Family-friendly, beautiful, grand

Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe: Family-friendly, relaxed and lively



Playa del Carmen is the trendiest, hippest area of Riviera Maya. It’s got great diving locations with underwater caverns to explore. It’s just as beautiful as Cancun, with less crowds and a little more space.


Iberostar Tucan – Guests enjoy the rustic, authentic feeling of being back to nature at IBEROSTAR Tucan. With wild-life throughout, stone pathways, and surrounding lush vegetation, this property is ideal for travelers looking for an exotic escape into Riviera Maya’s ocean front tropics. Look out Swiss Family Robinson, Iberostar Tucan brings new meaning and luxury in the jungle.



Puerto Aventuras is in Riviera Maya, just south of Playa del Carmen and north of Tulum. The view of the Caribbean is matchless from the coast of Puerto Aventuras. It’s got beautiful white sand beaches, golf courses, marinas, and authentic Mexican culture.


Barcelo Maya Beach and Caribe has Mayan-inspired grounds and great diving & snorkeling. Plus it’s conveniently located near one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area: 3000 year-old ruins at Tulum, the only Mayan archeological site on the Caribbean coastline.

At Barcelo Maya Palace you can Take an excursion to Cenotes near the resort and experience the beautiful waters, caves, and cliffs (to jump from)! This place has a professional soccer field, 9 tennis courts, basketball, and archery.

Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach is huge! Spread over acres of natural tropical gardens, this upgraded, All Inclusive is right on a dazzling private beach and a spectacularly protected coral reef.



That picture is real. Huatulco is, hands down, the most unique location on this list. They’re got the highest environmental standards of any Resort area in Mexico. It keeps their sands clean and golden, their rock formations intact, and their waters a pristine blue. Huatulco is one of the best locations in Mexico for a hideaway type of retreat into solitude.


Secrets Huatulco– Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa has unbeatable overlooks. Nestled in Conejos Bay, every room has a magnificent view of Huatulco’s coastline. Here’s a fun fact for our eco-friendly guests, the city of Huatulco is the 1st sustainable tourist community in the Americas and 3rd worldwide to be Green Globe certified. So come and conserve while living in luxury!