Beaches of Mexico

With nearly 6000 miles (9330 km) of coastline, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Mexico entices all those who enjoy sea and sand.
Mexico Top Beaches are:
The Mayan Riviera – Nearly 100 miles of beautiful white-sand beaches with brilliant turquoise colored water are located just South of Cancun. Called the Riviera Maya or Mayan Riviera, this world-renowned paradise offers mangroves and lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, ecological reserves and the world’s second largest coral reef.
The Mayan Riviera runs along the Caribbean coastline of the state of Quintana Roo. Beginning 32 km south of Cancun, in Puerto Morelos, it extends down to Punta Allen, a fishing village within the Sian Ka’an Reserve.
Cancun, Quintana Roo – Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo, was previously a long strip of forest flanked by beaches. Cancun’s history as a resort area dates back only to 1970, when the Mexican government chose the spot for development as a tourist destination. It is now the biggest resort area in the country, with a population near 500 000, but receiving over 3 million visitors annually. Cancun is divided into three distinct areas. Ciudad Cancun (Cancun City), a somewhat typical Mexican town on the mainland, contrasts strikingly with the impressive hotel zone, Isla Cancun (Cancun Island). There is also an ecological reserve with mangroves and lagoons.
Cancun Island is a 15 mile-long sandbar located off the mainland and connected by causeways on either end. The body of water between Cancun Island and the mainland is called the Nichupte Lagoon. Ciudad Cancun has economical hotels and markets, but most visitors stay in the hotel zone, along the main road, Tulum Avenue, a strip of elegant hotels and modern resorts. This is where tourist amenities, upscale shopping and nightlife is concentrated.
Acapulco – Acapulco was Mexico’s main beach resort destination from the 1950s until it was surpassed by Cancun in the 1980s. It remains one of Mexico’s most popular resort areas and a favorite destination of spring breakers. At just three and a half hours drive from Mexico City, it’s also a favorite among Mexico City residents for weekend beach getaways.

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