As wonderful and popular as they are, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas will always be busy tourist hotspots. So why not go somewhere off the beaten path? Whether you choose to take a dive in the Caribbean Sea or chill on the Pacific shores, from coast to coast, Mexico's

beaches offer diverse beauty. You will be mesmerized by the majestic vistas, myriad of activities, and warm communities that make these beaches the perfect paradise for your vacation.

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01Mazunte, Oaxaca

Famous for its turtles and ecotourism, Mazunte is a coastal fishing town on the coast of Oaxaca. Naturalists will fall in love with its pristine beaches, tropical greenery, and tight community. The strong tides of San Agustinillo beach are perfect for those seeking to surf and dive. Meanwhile, Mermejita and Rinconcito are mellows spots for sunbathing, surrounded by hills and blue waters. To enjoy spectacular sunsets, head to Punta Cometa, a small peninsula that juts out into the Pacific. Between December and March, you're likely to spot humpback whales, whose migration takes them close to Mazunte.

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Couple on beach in Mazunte, Mexico