Escape the Crowds: 8 Quieter Mexico Beach Towns for Your Next Vacation 


Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of popular beach destinations like Cancun? Look no further! Mexico has a plethora of hidden gems along its coast that offer a more relaxed and peaceful vacation experience. 

Far Homes, a real estate company specializing in Mexican coastal properties, scouted out eight under-the-radar beach towns that combine natural beauty, recreational activities, safety, and accessibility to local culture. Each town was evaluated based on crime statistics from the Executive Secretary of the National Security System to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay for travelers. 


This charming surf town near Puerto Vallarta offers a laid-back atmosphere, eclectic restaurants, and shops. It’s easy to get around for travelers not well-versed in Spanish, and many people rent mopeds or golf carts to cruise around the town. While the main beach in town, Playa Sayulita, can be crowded for both surfers and beachgoers, travelers can head north to the neighboring village of Playa San Pancho for quieter, more serene beaches. 


Fly into Cancun Airport and head about three hours south to Akumal for a quieter escape from Cancun and Tulum.With its pristine beaches and lush jungles, Akumal is perfect for snorkeling with sea turtles or swimming in the enclosed cenote Yal-Ku Lagoon. Only 15 minutes south lies the famous Mayan ruins of Tulum. 

Puerto Escondido 

This rising destination on Mexico’s Pacific coast offers world-class surfing breaks, trendy bars, and laid-back vibes. Explore crocodile boat tours, bioluminescent lagoons, or visit Casa Wabi, a contemporary art museum. 

Isla Holbox 

This 26-mile-long car-free island off the Yucatan Peninsula provides secluded beachside retreats, bioluminescent lagoons, and whale shark tours. Visit by flying to Cancun International Airport then taking a two-hour drive and 15-minute ferry ride. 


With its 36 beaches and nine bays, this small resort town offers endless sunny weather, kayaking, hiking waterfalls, or scuba diving. Relax on the beach or explore the nearby Huatulco National Park. 


This laid-back beach town on Oaxaca’s Pacific coast is known for its hippie culture, excellent restaurants, and low-key party scene. Enjoy surfing, bars, boutique hotels, or relax on Mexico’s only legal nude beach. 


This sleepy fishing village has grown in popularity due to cruise ships but still maintains a charming coastal atmosphere. Explore the scenic streets by bicycle, visit the Museum of Costa Maya, and learn about local history and culture. 

Todos Santos 

Nestled between the coast and desert, this colonial town on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula is a haven for artists and creatives. Enjoy surfing at Playa Los Cerritos or hike the coast of Punta Lobos while still experiencing world-class dining and boutique shops. 

Ditch the crowds and discover these hidden gems along Mexico’s coastline. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, each of these quieter beach towns has something unique to offer. 

Source: US Today