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20th Jun 2013

Hola! Five of Mexico’s Best Beaches

Each week JOE and Corona are teaming up to tell you all about wonderfully exotic Mexico. This week we look at some of the top beaches the country has to offer.

Eoghan Doherty

Hola Amigos! Each week JOE and Corona are teaming up to tell you what we find most fantastico about the wonderfully exotic Mexico.

‘Fantastico’ is how they say ‘fantastic’ over there by the way. Probably.

It’s all in association with the good people at Corona who are giving away a VIP trip for two to Mexico. To be in with a chance to win, just visit the Corona Facebook page here.

In the meantime, get your Factor 90 sun cream ready because first up it’s the incredible beaches that the country has to offer.

No.1 – Playa del Norte, Isla Mujeres

Not just one of the best beaches in Mexico, Playa del Norte is widely considered to be one of the best beaches in the world… by people who have been to lots and lots of beaches.

Regular ferries link the beautiful island to the mainland and the place even has a sea turtle farm, something we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t get here at home.


No. 2 – Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo

What do you mean we’re throwing this in just because Zihuatanejo was in the Shawshank Redemption, one of the greatest films of all time?

Playa la Ropa also happens to be an incredible beach in its own right and is considered one of the best beaches in Mexico for swimming due to the gentle waves in the bay. Look at the water, it’s waving!


No. 3 – Akumal Beach

One of the smaller beaches in Mexico with a population of less than 1500 people, Akumal is also one of the most beautiful bays the country has to offer. You know you’re on to a winner when the town was founded by a community of scuba divers for the simple reason that the beach and surrounding waters were so spectacular.


No. 4 – Playa del Amor, Cabo San Lucas

Just because it’s known as Lover’s Beach does not mean that you’re going to get lucky if you go there so give over.  Reachable only by boat from the city of Cabo, Playa del Amor is a romantic hidden hideaway snuggled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortes.

The city by the beach is also famous as Rolling stone Keith Richards got married there in 1983 and, more importantly, Season 9 of Bad Girls Club was also filmed on location there. We’re not really sure what that is but it sounds incredible.


No. 5 – Balandra, La Paz

Regarded by The Guardian as “the perfect beach,” Balandra was thankfully spared from the greedy clutches of the developers when a group of Mexican locals organised a petition to ensure that the beach would become a Natural Protected Area. Why not take advantage of the fact and go and visit?


Now that you’re in the mood to throw on your speedos and stick on your sombrero, enter our exclusive Beach Break competition in association with Corona Extra and Corona Light.

For more details check out the official Corona Facebook page here.

Mexico – the place to be.