If you are planning a trip to Mexico, you should come to the Pacific Coast and you will find some of the most amazing beaches in the world. No matter the season of the year, the climate is always ideal to enjoy life under the sun at the beaches of the Pacific Coast in Mexico, which are characterized by shallow bays, golden sand and impressive cliffs.
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You can practice many water sports such as scuba diving, fishing and water skating, and if you are looking for surfing big waves, the Pacific Coast will be your perfect place. If you are traveling to Mexico, you can not think it twice, just visit the Pacific Coast that will not fail you.
You can either choose to stay in small fishing villages with bungalow and camping areas, or resort cities with world-class hotels and a thriving night scene.
Acapulco is considered one of the most popular beaches in the Pacific Coast of México. It has more than 12 miles of beaches and is a major destination among U.S. students during their spring break.
There are many aquatic sports to practice in Acapulco such as scuba diving, surfing and water skiing. Moreover, other tourist attraction is the spectacle of cliff divers jumping at the bottom of La Quebrada; this performance has been done since 1934 and the jumps are impressive and shivering.
Nightlife is always exciting since there are lots of bars and clubs for dancing. The fanciest ones may have long queues outside and won’t allow you enter if you are wearing short or sneakers.
Most of the popular beaches in Acapulco are located at the bay, along the main boulevard “La Costera”. You can also enjoy less crowded beaches in other areas, but some of them are at the open ocean and might be more dangerous. Most of hotels in Acapulco are affordable, but you can also enjoy luxurious holidays in Acapulco if that's what you are looking for. For accomodation check also for hostels in Acapulco.
Some of the main beaches of Acapulco are:
• Condesa Beach
• Langosta Beach
Ixtapa is located in the state of Guerrero. It is a very famous beach and a lovely getaway destination for both families and young people. You will find the picturesque town of Zihuatanejo which holds some old traditions and the modern tourist resort of Ixtapa. This stunning beach is located between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by lush vegetation and guarantees high temperatures all the year long.
Ixtapa offers a huge variety of amazing experiences such as swimming with dolphins, going on adventure kayak tours, enjoying ecotourism and observing the wildlife of crocodiles and eagles. Furthermore, you can participate in conservation programs to protect turtles or other endangered species, among other extraordinary activities.
The water of Ixtapa beaches is calm and with small waves, making it easy to swim. These conditions are ideal for practicing windsurfing, snorkeling or scuba diving. The most popular beaches are Playa Las Gatas and Playa La Ropa, where you will find local vendors making delicious home-made food as well as nice restaurants to eat.
With palm trees, golden sand and gentle waves, Ixtapa is a delightful place, a fascinating destination of the Pacific Ocean coast in Mexico.
Manzanillo is located in the state of Colima and has some of the most popular beaches of the Pacific Coast in Mexico. With blue waters and fine sand, it is an ideal place to practice a wide variety of aquatic sports.
Manzanillo beach is well known for its annual sailfish fishing tournament, and many other local festivals which offer fabulous outdoor activities. You can either stay in the city or in the small peninsula where most hotels are located.
In Manzanillo you will be able to watch an optical phenomenon called green flash which occurs during sunset. If you like adventure you can peek into a volcano, swim in hidden lakes and play beneath waterfalls.
The most popular beaches of Manzanillo are:
• Playa Olas Altas
• Playa Miramar
• Playa Santiago
• Playa La Audiencia
• Playa La Boquita
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist resort located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. This magical spot had been used for centuries to ship coffee; the name “Hidden Port” has roots in a legend of a woman who escaped her captives and hid here. Today is recognized as one of the top destinations of the Pacific Coast among those traveling to Mexico.
Although Puerto Escondido has been always inhabitant by native people, no major city infrastructure was built here during the pre-Hispanic period. Currently is one of the most important tourist resorts of the Oaxaca coast and an excellent place for young people who like a natural environment. It is popular for its fantastic waves that attract surfers and backpackers from all over the globe.
If you want to get in depth with the culture of Puerto Escondido, you can try and indigenous type of steam-bath known as a temazcal. This ritual has been done for centuries among many different American tribes. Be sure you will feel very relaxed and revitalized after trying this splendid therapy when visiting Puerto Escondido.
The main beaches of Puerto Escondido are:
• Playa Bacocho
• Playa Carrizalillo
• Playa Marineros
• Playa Principal
• Playa Zicatela
San Blas is located in the state of Nayarit and is well-known for its 19 miles of beautiful tropical beaches. As scenery of several colonial battles, the port of San Blas has a rich history, and nowadays it keeps its antique relics mixed with the exotic environment of flora and fauna, which makes San Blas an exclusive and fascinating tourist spot, ideal for relaxing holidays in Mexico.
This area of the Mexican Pacific Coast is popular recognized for having the longest surfable waves in the world. The most chosen beaches for surfing in Mexico are the ones in the Matanchen Bay, located 4 miles south of the port of San Blas. You will also find here lovely restaurants offering a wide variety of oyster dishes.
Other main beaches are:
• Miramar, ideal spot for playing sports like volleyball.
• Las Islitas, with rock formations and calm clear waters.
• La Manzanilla, surrounded by lush vegetation and various establishments serving fish and seafood dishes.
• Los Cocos, characterized by its golden sand.
• El Borrego, with soft sand and moderate waves.
• Santa Cruz, surrounded by rocks and vegetation.
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