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‘Blue, like the blue sea’: Destinations with turquoise waters in Mexico

One of the most visited destinations by national and international tourists are the Beaches, especially during the Easter holidays, which is 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 access them you have to do it on foot, by boat or even by ferry, as they are not so easily accessible. However, it is worth venturing out to meet new mexican beaches that, 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 dare to undertake the adventure and discover the paradisiacal places that our country has.

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 soft sand in uniform tones will capture 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 with approximately 100 steps; But don’t worry, the steps are very safe, as are the calm waters in which you can dive without worrying about the tide going “crazy.”

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

Among the activities you can do on this site are diving, snorkeling and even Practice surf (or learn to surf). For any of these activities there are places on the beach where they rent everything you need for you to live 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 opportunity to camp on the beach because of how quiet the place is. Its location is privileged, since it is only 15 minutes from the center of Puerto Escondido, where you can also go sightseeing.

One of the instructions for tourists is not to bring large amounts of food to the beach, which has kept the place clean.

Location: Carrizalillo, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

Approximate distance from CDMX: 762 kilometers

Sloop, Baja California

If you thought that the previous beach was ‘far away’, this place in Baja California Sur is even more so; by car you would have to travel for 25 hours, in addition to taking a ferry to take you to this paradisiacal place, so for practical reasons we recommend you arrive by plane to La Paz and from there request a transportation 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 can throw you wrong places; however, this guarantees 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, to visit with children or older adults in one of the palapas that are on the site, free of charge. .

Its tourist offer is not limited to the beach; Sloop It is located within a protected natural area Surrounded by mangroves, dunes, cacti, rocky surfaces and even archaeological remains from prehistoric times in its 2,512 hectares of extension, which include Balandra Cove, Gaviota Island, El Merito and El Tecolote beach.

here you can kayaking, snorkeling and hiking on 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 that are stipulated in the Balandra Trail Guideamong which are respecting the flora and fauna of the place, not leaving garbage, 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 11 hours and a half from Mexico City There is a hidden beach that you can only access by taking a water transport that will take you to it: Las Caletas, south of Puerto Vallarta.

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

This beach has been 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 beach concession, so they are the ones who ‘manage’ the site’s tourism, so you will not be able to get there independently. However, they offer permanent tours to this place, where they also have hammocks to relax at the foot of the sea (which by the way is extremely calm) or even have a relaxing massage in their spa with some of their all-inclusive packages.

Among the activities that you can enjoy during your time on this beach are snorkel, kayak or dive; guided walks, swim with sea lions, orchid garden, aviary, deer sanctuary and yoga classesto mention just some 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 way you have to get to this place) there is an archipelago that, like the previous beaches, offers paradisiacal views and a beach far from everything, called Hidden Beachalso known as Love beachunique in the world for its peculiar crater shape in the middle of the sea.

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

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

To visit this site, two types of tours: 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 to spend some time in total relaxation.

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

Also keep in mind that you can only stay inside Playa Escondida for 15 to 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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