Mexico has plenty of beautiful beach towns and the best part is that many are affordable for American tourists. Visitors can enjoy sandy beaches, good food and fun activities without spending a fortune. Here are five of the most affordable Mexican beach towns to visit this winter and things to do while you are there.
Playa Del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen is located in the Yucatan Peninsula. Playa Del Carmen does not have an airport so travelers can fly to Cancun and travel the rest by car or fly to Cozumel and take a ferry. Both options are about 40 to 45 minutes. Playa Del Carmen is pedestrian friendly and people can get around easily.
Tourists can spend their day on the beach, shopping on La Quinta Avenida, snorkeling and scuba diving or taking a day trip to visit the nearby Xcaret, Chicken Itza and other popular destinations.
Troncones is a quiet fishing village located on the coast of Guerrero, about 25 minutes from the popular Ixtapa. Troncones is home to about 500 people and clean beaches. Troncones is popular among surfers and offers activities like horseback riding on the beach and ecotours. From November to April, the temperatures range from 85 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
La Paz is capital of Baja California Sur. It is known for its beaches, parks and restaurants and bars overlooking the beach. Visitors can swim with sea lions in the famous Sea of Cortez, take a walk down the malecón and enjoy delicious sea food at the marina. La Paz also has several museums including the Centro Cultural de La Paz and Museo Regional de Antropologia e Historia for tourists who would like to take in the cultural places La Paz has to offer.
Loreto is another popular and affordable destination in the Baja California Peninsula. Loretto also has set cab fares and boat activities so trusting tourists are not overcharged. Whale watching is a popular activity that begins in January. Blue whales, hump whales and sometimes orcas are spotted in Loreto Bay.
For water dwellers, paddle boarding, sea kayaking, fishing and snorkeling activities are also available. Hiking and mountain biking tours are also available in the nearby Danzante and Del Carmen Islands.
Todos Santos is a quiet beach town also in the Baja California Peninsula. This beach is known as one of Mexico’s best surfing spots but is not the best for swimming. Sierra de la Laguna is great for hiking and mountain biking. Tourists can fly into San Jose Del Cabo and either rent a car or take a taxi for the hour drive.
If you are planning on driving or renting a car while on vacation, be sure to purchase an affordable Mexico Travel Insurance policy. When you cross into Mexico, your auto insurance coverage from the U.S. will not protect you from any financial damages that may result from a car accident. Mexico travel insurance is priced by the day and may be purchased for up to 60 days.