We’d like to throw out there some possibly overlooked and underrated destinations for your next Mexican vacation. Mexico is a huge country with lots of spectacular beach destinations, and the level of service at Mexico beach rentals as about as good as it gets, but often we found ourselves sticking to the same few places. So here are some other options
Puerto Vallarta is on Mexico’s Pacific side, in the state of Jalisco, close to Guadalajara, which is in and of itself a great destination. It has a nice balance, we consider, between the full-on party atmosphere of, say, Cancun, or some of the other destinations listed here, which are more on the tranquil side. Puerto Vallarta can be tranquil, on the other hand, but also has excellent nightlife destinations and experiences waiting for you.
This is a good one for sightseers. Located just on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, Riviera Maya is close to things such as Chichen Itza and the Coba ruins. The snorkeling is also world class, as is the famous local cuisine. This destination is popular with retirees, but in all honesty it holds something for everyone, so don’t think you’re going to get bored here!
– Riviera Nayarit
This area is actually the greater area that encompasses Puerto Vallarta, on the Nayarit river. Since the area is so vast, it’s hard to talk about one thing in particular. But you will find historic colonial towns, great surfing in various parts all up and down the coast (especially Sayulita beach) amazing food, sailing and fishing, ATV tours, turtle releases, and if you are in season (middle of the year usually), you can even get some whale-watching in.
Los Cabos is located at the very very bottom of Baja California, at the very end of the long and rocky peninsula; it’s actually in the state of Baja California Sur. People from the Los Angeles area frequently drive here as the drive is a fairly short and pleasant one. Although Baja California is famous for its rocks, and is a really top notch hiking destination, there are also good beaches here, and beautiful properties to rent.
Punta Mita is located north and west of Puerto Vallarta, on a small peninsula jutting out into a particularly gorgeous part of the Pacific Ocean. This is a private and exclusive village for people who just want to relax. Amenities are not lacking, but this is just to say that Punta Mita is much more of a tranquil destination than a party destination, which of course may be exactly what you are looking for. If so, you have found the right place.
So with these maybe un-thought-of options, you can now open up a whole new world of tourism for you in Mexico. Mexico is really a spectacular place to be a tourist, so don’t hesitate to mix it up on your next vacation and get a whole new experience at the same high level you are used to!