November to May is the most ideal time to go on a Mexico vacation and visit the alluring beaches of Mexico. About five hours away from the city are the remote beaches of Costa Esmeralda on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. On the Caribbean coast particularly in the Maya Riviera region are the fabulous Cancun beaches and Puerto Morelos fishing village and beach resort which has sugar sand and warm clear waters plus the added bonus of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Also in this region are the famous Playa del Carmen and Tulum which is a combination of one of the most beautiful beaches and century's old Mayan ruins overlooking the beach. On the Pacific Coast at the tip of the Baja Peninsula is Los Cabos with miles of marvelous beaches like Playa Cemeterio, Playa Santa Maria, Playa Costa Azul, Playa Canta Mar and Playa Solmar. Some of the most popular fine sand beaches and luxurious as well as budget resorts of Mexico can be found between Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. There are just so many choices of beautiful beaches in Mexico.
Long stretches of beautiful palm-lined beaches are guaranteed to lure visitors to the Gold Coast of Mexico and the city of Mazatlan. Mazatlan is a very interesting marriage of history, culture and fun activities. In old Mazatlan, you can take a stroll in the citys second oldest plaza, Plazuela Machado and light a candle at the citys famed cathedral with its twin towers. A refreshing start or end of your day is a stroll along the malecon or promenade which is Mexicos most scenic walkway along the oceanfront lined with palm trees that connects the old part of Mazatlan with the vibrant zona dorada or resort area. Those who want to see or buy handcrafted furniture, ceramic and clay handicrafts are better off going on a countryside tour to the villages of Concordia, Copala and Cosala on the Sierra Madre Mountains. Isla de Chivos or Goat Island, Isla de Pajaros or Bird Island and Isla de Venados or Deer Island are the trademark islands of Mazatlan with fine sand beaches. There are so much more to see in Mazatlan that thrives with the passion which Mexico is known for.
The Popular Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is a great vacation destination and should be a part of your Mexico vacation itinerary. You can go to a lot of beautiful sandy beaches and dining places that serve the gastronomic delights of Mexico. Cabo San Lucas is known as one of the best places for tuna and marlin fishing and hosts the worlds biggest marlin fishing competition which has a $1,000,000 jackpot. Whale watching is one of the favorite activities in this city where you can spot groups of gray whales migrating from the colder climates into the warm waters of Cabo to give birth or to wait out the winter. It is just so heartwarming to see these gigantic marine mothers swimming with their calves in the waters of this city. Schedule permitting, October 12 is a good time to go as this is the festival of the patron saint of Todos Santos with festival sports music, carnival fair, dancing and a lot of delicious Mexican cuisine. Whatever you may opt to do in Cabo San Lucas, it is surely one that will rack up more memories of an unforgettable Mexico trip.
Riding the Waves at Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido or the Mexican Pipeline is popularly considered as one of the top ten surfing areas in the world. It hosts the Mexpipe Challenge in February and an international surf contest in November. Small and big waves alike are available for both professional and amateur surfers. There are several beaches in Puerto Escondido but the Playa Zicatela is not ideal for swimming as it is the main surfing beach with strong rip tides that will pull you in as well as some of the best and strongest waves in the world which topples even the popular Hawaii Banzai Pipeline. This place is recommended for very experienced surfers only to avoid the risks of accidents which even the most professional surfers have met here. One area that has fast and challenging waves is the Point. The Far Bar at the end of the beach break is another surfing area with the most surfers since the waters there is deeper than other areas and the waves break further from the shore. Those who love surfing would surely welcome a trip to Puerto Escondido.