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Mexico’s Secret Beaches

July 14, 2009

By Dian Hasan | July 13, 2009

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Sea Arch at Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Any well-informed traveler knows that Mexico is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. The country is among the world’s top-ranked travel destinations, and beaches are among her main draw. There are coastal resorts that are built around beaches so famous, no further introduction is required. Names like Cancun and Acapulco come to mind. But there are others that are less known, but deserve to be on any serious traveler’s radar. Especially if you seek solitude, enjoying a breezy walk on the sandy beach, basking in the glorious Mexican sun. Here’s a selection of such beaches. The secret is out now. Seek them before the entire world discovers them.


Xpu-Ha Beach, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images

Xpu-Ha Beach, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images

Xcalak Beach, Costa Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: E Zarwan, Creative Commons

Xcalak Beach, Costa Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: E Zarwan, Creative Commons

Tulum Beach & Ruins, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: www.bugbog.com

Tulum Beach & Ruins, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: http://www.bugbog.com

San Agustinillo Beach, Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo: Flickr_Fabricator77

San Agustinillo Beach, Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo: Flickr_Fabricator77

Punta Mita Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: Four Seasons Punta Mita

Punta Mita Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: Four Seasons Punta Mita

Puerto Vallarta Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: www.bugbog.com

Puerto Vallarta Beach, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: http://www.bugbog.com

Playa del Amor, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images

Playa del Amor, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images

North Beach, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images

North Beach, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images

Mulegé Beach, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images, Adalberto Rios Szalay

Mulegé Beach, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images, Adalberto Rios Szalay

Maroma Beach, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: Orient Express Hotels

Maroma Beach, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: Orient Express Hotels

Loreto Beach, Baja California Sur. Photo: Getty Images

Loreto Beach, Baja California Sur. Photo: Getty Images

La Paz Beach, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: www.pbase.com

La Paz Beach, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: http://www.pbase.com

Huatulco Beach, Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo credit: Unknown

Huatulco Beach, Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo credit: Unknown

El Careyes Beach, near Manzanillo, Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: Fernando Bengoechea/Beateworks, Corbis

El Careyes Beach, near Manzanillo, Jalisco, Mexico. Photo: Fernando Bengoechea/Beateworks, Corbis

Carrizalillo Beach, Rinconada, Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: www.apuertoescondido.com

Carrizalillo Beach, Rinconada, Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: http://www.apuertoescondido.com

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: www.bugbog.com

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: http://www.bugbog.com

Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images

Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images

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