The geographic region referred to as the Mexican Riviera is a collection of 20 cities and lagoons situated along Mexico’s western coastline. There are lengthy stretches in between these cities but they are still referred to as the Mexican Riviera because it is such a favorite and preferred region for cruise lines to harbor in.
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The best aspect of going on a vacation is to enjoy the sun, and sand the beaches. With a host of hotels and beach front resorts and spas, Mexican Riviera has something for all ages. Whether you are looking for an isolated cove or a popular nightspot, pack your bags and book your tickets. The following then is a listing of the best destinations of the Mexican Riviera:
Acapulco – officially known as Acapulco de Juárez, the city is a major seaport as well as one of the most popular destinations on the Mexican Riviera. It is located 190 miles (300 km) south of Mexico City on the country’s Pacific coast. It is used as a stopping point between Panama and San Francisco, California. Acapulco is the Mexican state of Guerrero’s largest city. Acapulco is oftentimes referred to as Mexico’s original resort town.
Cabo San Lucas – The city of Cabo San Lucas is comprised of three distinct districts at Baja California’s southernmost tip. These include the main city of Cabo San Lucas, The Corridor, and San Jose. The city is the hub for numerous venues including cruise ships, handicraft vendors, nightlife seekers, sport fishermen, and water sport aficionados. Cabo is renowned for its numerous golf courses, resorts, and world class dining options.
Ixtapa – situated on Ixtapa Bay and located in the state of Guerrero in Zihuatanejo de Azueta is the beach resort community of Ixtapa. It sits 152 miles (245 km) to the northwest of Acapulco. The city features some 5,000 hotel rooms so the accommodation options are plentiful. Surprisingly, for a city of slightly less than 7,000 residents, Ixtapa is busy enough to warrant having its own airport.
Mazatlan – one of the more economically and socially diverse cities of the Mexican Riviera is the city of Mazatlan. It is located in the Mexican state of Sinaloa and has a population approaching 500,000 residents. It is a popular destination as the Mazatlan beach is lined with numerous tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta – this Mexican Riviera resort town sits on the Bahía de Banderas and is the state of Jalisco’s 6th largest city with a population of nearly 256,000 residents. The area is known for its beautiful and pristine beaches, its many lush jungles, and sparkling waterfalls. Aside from its numerous adventure opportunities, Puerto Vallarta has an abundant choice of 5-star resorts, gourmet restaurants, and world class shopping venues.
Hotels in Mexico
Hotel Emporio Acapulco – Acapulco
Average Price: €56
Average Rating: 8.9
Hotel Posada de Roger – Puerto Vallarta
Average Price: €34
Average Rating: 9
Hotel El Ejecutivo – Mexico City
Average Price: €57
Average Rating: 9.2