TripAdvisor is rolling out its Traveler’s Choice Awards for 2012,and on this year’s list of the Top 25 Beach Destinations in the World,Mexico has snagged four spots. TripAdvisor is one of the world’s largest travel sites and selected the top 25 beaches out of 181 locations worldwide. What makes these awards so special is that actual travelers from around the world select the winners by submitting reviews and opinions throughout the year.
The destinations in Mexico real estate that made the top 25 list in 2012 include Tulum,Cancun and Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya’s Caribbean coast,and Cabo San Lucas on the Baja Peninsula’s Pacific Ocean.
Tulum,Mexico,topped the list coming in at number 3 for its laid-back,eco-chic atmosphere and proximity to ancient Mayan archaeological sites,including a stunning pyramid overlooking the sea. A romantic getaway,Tulum’s Ziggy Beach received special recognition for its pristine white sand and El Bistro,which serves food and drinks from breakfast to dinner every day.
Cancun was the next beach vacation hotspot in Mexico to make TripAdvisor’s list,coming in at number 7 for its unique blend of thriving nightlife destination with a wide variety of activities that the whole family can enjoy. Popular beaches in Cancun include Playa Tortugas,Playa Delfines and Playa Linda.
Playa del Carmen,also known as Playa,is situated just 40 miles south of Cancun and hit number 12 on the list for its small-town charm and luxurious amenities. Here,visitors will enjoy the low-key atmosphere and authentic feel of the town,which still offers plenty of excitement along the pedestrian walkway Quinta Avenida after sundown. Don’t miss beaches here include Boca Paila,Central Playa del Carmen Beach and North Playa del Carmen Beach.
Finally,Cabo San Lucas on California’s Baja Peninsula was named the 22nd best beach destination in the world,thanks to its fabulous climate and gorgeous beaches,which are perfect for water sports,big game fishing and whale watching. Cabo is also a favorite celebrity destination,and offers a wide variety of exclusive nightclubs,shopping and dining opportunities. While here,be sure to check out Santa Maria Beach,Playa Palmilla,Playa del Amor and Chileno Beach.