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Acapulco Cancun Cozumel
Playa del Carmen Puerto Vallarta

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Acapulco is Mexico’s oldest beach resort and it’s located on the Bay of Acapulco on the west coast of Mexico. Acapulco attracts a mainly young clientele, as they go for the budget accommodation and the great nightlife.

The beaches in Acapulco are usually quite busy during peak season and there are plenty of water sports available. The nightlife in Acapulco is the one of the best in Mexico, as there are loads of great pubs, bars and clubs to choice from. The best places to find the majority of the bars and clubs are along the beachfront and in some of the international hotels. For more information on Acapulco go to






Cancún is located in the southeast corner of Mexico in the Yucatán Peninsula and it’s probably the most famous and popular of the Mexican beach resorts. The resort attracts families, young couples and college students who come annually during spring break for the cheap drinks and wild parties. The majority of the high- rise hotel buildings are located along a narrow strip along the beach, which makes it easy to get to and from the water.

The beaches in Cancún are breathtaking and are one of the highlights of the resort. Unfortunately, in 2005 Hurricane Wilma came storming through Cancún and wiped out most of the beaches, but fortunately, most of them have been recovered to what it was before the hurricane. If you are a surfer or like the waves then you are best checking out the s Cancún outh beaches and if you are looking for calm waters where you can do some water ports then the northern beaches are the best to check out.

The nightlife in Cancún is what most people come for as the bars and clubs are arguably the best in Mexico and DJs from all over the world come to spin their tunes to the crowds. The best areas are around Boulevard Kukulcán Km 9 to Boulevard Kukulcán Km 12.5; here you will find the majority of the pubs, bars and clubs. One of the most popular clubs that has been going on for years is Señor Frog's, which developed a name for itself internationally. For more information on Cancún go to






Cozumel is a 190 square mile island that’s located 20km east off Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea. The majority of the tourists, who go to Cozumel, are divers and snorkelers and they are there to dive in the Mesoamerica Reef, which is the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. The snorkelers go to protected national Marine Park, which has amazing clear turquoise waters.

The resort of Cozumel is the busiest resort in Mexico due to the daily influx of cruise ships disembarking. The majority of the people getting off the cruise ships are only in town for a day or two and they mainly chill out on the beach or go check out the shopping town. The most popular beach in Cozumel is at Parque Punta Sur, which has arguably the best white sandy beach in Cozumel. If you are looking for something to do away from the water go check out San Gervasio, which is a Maya archaeological site that was used as a sacred area for Maya woman seeking the aid of the fertility goddess Ixchel.

The nightlife in Cozumel is pretty low key compared to some of the other resorts in Mexico. The majority of the pubs, bars and clubs in Cozumel are located along the waterfront. For more information on Cozumel go to




Playa del Carmen


The trendy resort of Playa del Carmen is located south of Cancún in the Yucatán Peninsula. The majority of tourists who visit Playa del Carmen are young and trendy and come from all over the globe. Playa del Carmen has made a reputation for itself as being Mexico’s high end resort where the rich want to be seen and the clubs are on par with some of the best in Europe.

The biggest tourist area is Avenida Quinta, where you will find the majority of the restaurants, cafes and high end shops. The beaches in Playa del Carmen are extremely busy during peak season and its best to go to the northern beaches off Calle 30. If you into diving and snorkeling Playa del Carmen have some amazing spots to check out. There are diving tours available that will take you out to the 2nd biggest barrier reef in the world and where you will have visibility of over 30 meters.

The nightlife in Playa del Carmen is considered to have some trendy bars and clubs, which attract some of the biggest DJs in the world. For more information on Playa del Carmen go to





Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is located on the Pacific Coast side of Mexico and it attracts mainly package holiday makers from North America and Europe looking for a quiet holiday away. It’s considered to have some of the most picturesque beaches in the Mexico as well as some of the shopping. Away from the beach there are jungles and mountains, which make it an excellent resort for hiking and climbing.

The best beach in Puerto Vallarta is at Playa Los Muertos, which is a white sandy beach and excellent for lying on the beach and doing some water sports on offer. If you want to do some snorkeling the best place is at Majahuitas, which is located south of Puerto Vallarta.

If you are looking for nightlife in Puerto Vallarta, you will find a resort that has an abundance of clubs that cater to the huge gay nightlife scene in the resort. The majority of those clubs attract international DJs who spin the latest mixes. For more information on Puerto Vallarta go to







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