Destinations with turquoise waters in Mexico – El Financiero

One of the most visited destinations by national and international tourists are the Beaches, especially during the Easter holidays, when places like Acapulco get crowded. However, there are other destinations characterized by their white sand beaches and crystal clear or turquoise waters.

Generally, these sites are “away from civilization”, and to reach them you have to do it on foot, by boat or even by ferry, since they are not so easily accessible. However, it is worth venturing out to meet new mexican beaches which, in addition to having unique landscapes, are little polluted and there are fewer people.

Here we share some turquoise destinations in mexicoto see if one of these days you will dare to undertake the adventure and discover the paradisiacal places that our country possesses.


Carrizalillo Beach, Oaxaca

It may not be the closest beach to Mexico City, as it is located 11 hours from the country’s capital. However, its turquoise waters and its soft sand with uniform tones will hold your attention and make you want to visit this site which It is part of the beaches of Puerto Escondidoone of the most touristic places in Oaxaca.

Barely 300 meters long, to reach it you have to go down a slope of about 100 steps; But don’t worry, the steps are very safe, as are the calm waters you can dive into without worrying about the tide going “crazy”.

Unlike other beaches in the region, Carrizalillo It is surrounded by vegetation, which gives this touch of naturalness and tranquility to the site.

Among the activities you can do on this site are diving, snorkeling and even Practice surfing (or learn to surf). For each of these activities there are places on the beach where they rent everything you need to have a pleasant experience knowing the sea in all its splendor.


In addition, there is a wide variety of restaurants that will offer you typical dishes of the region at affordable prices, as well as the possibility of camping on the beach due to the tranquility of the place. Its location is privileged, as it is only 15 minutes from the center of Puerto Escondido, where you can also go sightseeing.

One of the guidelines for tourists is not to bring large amounts of food onto the beach, which has helped keep the place clean.

Location: Carrizalillo, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

Approximate distance from CDMX: 762 kilometers

Sloop, Baja California

If you thought the previous beach was “far away”, this spot in Baja California Sur is even further; by car, you would have to travel for 25 hours, in addition to taking a ferry to take you to this heavenly place, so for practical reasons we recommend that you arrive by plane in La Paz and from there request a transport service, since it is 45 minutes from the airport.

Did you realize how inaccessible it is Sloop? Even if you search for the beach directly on Google Maps, it may lead you to the wrong place; however, this ensures that the place is rarely visited and, therefore, one of the cleanest destinations in Baja California Sur.

Its crystal clear and calm waters make it an excellent option for those who like to enjoy the sea but do not know how to swim or, failing that, visit with children or older adults in one of the palapas that are on site, free for free. .

Its tourist offer is not limited to the beach; Sloop It is located in a protected natural area Surrounded by mangroves, dunes, cacti, rocky surfaces and even archaeological remains from prehistoric times in its two thousand 512 hectares of extension, which include Balandra Cove, Gaviota Island, El Merito and El Tecolote Beach.

here you can kayaking, snorkeling and hiking the Balandra trails, in which you can observe the flora and fauna of the place, in addition to the three types of mangroves that the site has. But for this you will have to follow a series of rules which are stipulated in the Balandra Trail Guideamong which respecting the flora and fauna of the place, not leaving litter, among others.

Location: Road to Pichilingue KM 7, Tecolote, La Paz, Baja California Sur

Approximate distance from CDMX: 1668 kilometers

Caletas, Jalisco

On Bahía de Banderas, 40 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta and At 11:30 a.m. from Mexico City There is a hidden beach that you can only access by taking a river transport that will take you there: Las Caletas, south of Puerto Vallarta.

It is about a kilometer long, which makes it a small beach; in turn, Las Caletas is divided into four beaches, all surrounded by the vegetation of the area, which gives the impression of being a place of jungle but at the same time paradisiacal.

This beach was named by TripAdvisor as one of the 4 best private beaches in the worldso you can already imagine the beauty of its waters, which with turquoise and blue colors and its white sand stand out among others.

The company Vallarta Adventures It currently has the concession for the beach, so they are the ones who “manage” the tourism of the site, so you will not be able to go there independently. However, they offer permanent visits to this place, where they also have hammocks to relax at the foot of the sea (which by the way is extremely quiet) or even have a massage in their spa with some of their all-inclusive packages .

Among the activities that you can do during your stay on this beach are: snorkel, kayak or dive; guided walks, swimming with sea lions, orchid garden, aviary, deer sanctuary and yoga classesto name just a few of the many activities offered by the site.

Location: Guatemala 560, December 5, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Approximate distance from CDMX: 886 kilometers

Marietas Islands, Nayarit

More than 10 hours from Mexico City (the exact time is not known because of the path it takes to get to this place) there is an archipelago which, like the previous beaches, offers paradisiacal views and a beach far from everything, called hidden beachalso known as love the beachunique in the world for its particular shape of crater in the middle of the sea.

The turquoise, calm and crystalline waters of the place allow to see the reefs, the corals and the fauna that lives around and up to a depth of 10 meters, for which it is considered an ecological sanctuary for its great biodiversity.

At the same time, it becomes a perfect place for family fun (only taking into account that the tour they offer is only for children over 12, so take your precautions).

To visit this site, two types of visits: one that takes you to the Marietas Islands, and another where they also give access to the so-called ‘Playa Escondida’, perfect for Instagram photos, to discover the beauty of the place and spend time in complete relaxation.

Also, you can practice snorkel, kayak or hike on the white sands of the Marietas Islands. Before visiting this site, you should take into account that the use of blocker is prohibited to avoid harming the species present around the island; It is not recommended for people who cannot swim., because it must be done at a distance of about 75 meters. the the use of drones is also prohibited.

Also keep in mind that you can only stay inside Playa Escondida for 15-20 minutes, so take your precautions.

Location: Marietas Islands, Nayarit

Approximate distance from CDMX: 841 kilometers (to Punta de Mita, Nayarit)

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