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A Journey Into Paradise

AOL Travel Names Top 7 Picks for Mexico’s Best Beaches

13 September, 2012

AOL Travel has named the top seven beaches in Mexico for tourists this year,with options ranging from movie-star luxury,to affordable,family-friendly locale.


Tulum is by far one of Mexico’s
most highly celebrated beaches.  It
is set just below the Mayan ruins and is home to the most amazing crystal clear
water in the world.  For as little as
$70 a night you can stay at one of the many eco-chic cabanas along the pristine

Akumal Bay

This beach is ideal for families
with small children,divers,as well as oceanic photographers.  Its close vicinity to Tulum provides
easy access to exploring the Mayan ruins as well. 

Cabo San Lucas

Right on Mexico’s Baja peninsula
is Cabo San Lucas,which is well-known for attracting movie stars,fisherman,
and escapists in general. This beach is bound to please with its plethora of
luxury hotels,whose low season rates range from $495 to $199.  

Nachi Cocum,Cozumel

This beautiful beach attracts
swarms of people touring with cruise ships.  Here you will find the Nachi Cocum Beachclub,which for a
small fee provides guests with a full restaurant,pool,bar and beach

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a 4 mile-long
stretch of island located only 8 miles off of Cancun.  Surfers will enjoy the island’s eastern,rockier side,while
the west side is prime for quiet escapes. 
Hotel Villa Rolandi offers virtually every outdoor amenity you can think
of and will pick you up in their 42 foot yacht and transport you to the

Playa la Ropa,Zihuatenejo

Playa Ropa provides a casual
atmosphere where you will find a beach that is packed with restaurants and a
multitude of other elegant accommodations.  Hotel Cinco Sentidos not only has an outdoor infinity pool,
but each room also has its own “mini pool.” Suites here can start as low as
$195 during low season. 



Sayulita is one of Mexico’s surfing meccas.  It is a fishing town with about 4000 year round
residents.  This town now connects
to Puerto Vallarta,thanks to a newly-built road,and offers a simple and fun
variety of taquerias and kiosks. 
Homes can be rented at Villa Amor in a wide range of accommodating