Sayulita – Riviera Nayarit
Just 30 minutes outside the tourist hub of Puerto Vallarta, this laid back seaside town embodies the rhythm of the Mexican Pacific. A once quiet fishing village, Sayulita is now a well-known surfing destination bursting with picturesque beaches and charming restaurants and shops to explore. For families looking for a quiet beach, the rock protected cove of Playa de Los Muertos is popular among both locals and visitors alike for its sheltered coves and gentle waves. Ideal for those with small children, it is an easy 15 minute walk from town and a great day getaway. For travellers who don’t mind more of an adventure, Playas Las Cuevas and Playa Malpasos are only accessed via a scenic jungle path. Hidden from the bustle of the other beaches, both are perfect for those looking for a little privacy, incredible tropical scenery and beautifully clear water. A little slice of paradise, travellers to Sayulita can spend their days riding horseback along crisp white sand shores, surfing amongst warm waves or simply snorkelling or swimming all while enjoying an authentic taste of Mexican hospitality.
Cabo San Lucas – Los Cabos
The jewel of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas has long been the quintessential destination of the Mexican Pacific. With pristine beaches to explore, incredible resorts and breathtaking sunsets, Cabo is the place to be. For adrenaline junkies, Medano Beach is the party hub of Cabo and also the place to enjoy jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing and more. Usually very busy, those that prefer to be away from the crowds should stake out a spot on the nearby Chileno Beach or Playa Costa Azul. While Chileno is great for families, snorkelers and divers, Playa Costa boasts some of the best surf waves around so be sure to rent or bring your board. As the sun sets over the Sea of Cortez, take your loved one out to Playa Del Amor. Accessible via water taxi, here you can watch the last rays of sun shine over glittering turquoise waters. One of the most photographed stretches of beach in all of Mexico, it is also one of the most romantic.