Looking for one of the best cheap beach towns in Mexico? You’ve found it! A lesser-known Mexico beach destination, though it won’t be for long, El Cuyo, Yucatan, Mexico is a pretty town with one of the best beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
Located between Cancun and Merida Mexico, near the pink lakes of Las Coloradas, El Cuyo is one of the best Yucatan beach towns. This tiny village has emerald green and turquoise Mexican Gulf waters, good vibes and friendly people — and is fast becoming one of the best beach towns to live in Mexico.
Among small Mexican towns, El Cuyo is indeed a special place that will make you fall in love and never want to leave. In fact, there is a community of expats living there who fell under the El Cuyo spell, and now call it home.
These lucky folks enjoy a quiet oasis of bliss, where you can walk outside, step onto a sandy beach, hop on a surfboard, take a nice walk along the shore and go kayaking. If you’re lucky, you may even spot dolphins on the horizon or manta ray swimming close to the shore.
Located just two hours by rental car from Cancun and the Riviera Maya, you can even go for a day, but for better enjoyment, stay at least a couple of nights, wake up at sunrise, and admire the stunning sunsets from the harbor.
The beach-side of this pretty little town has sandy, unpaved roads lined with charming boutique hotels, like Hotel Casa Cielo. Prices have gone up lately with the increased demand to visit El Cuyo, but more and more hotels are opening and offering visitors more choices.
There are several great restaurants in El Cuyo, like Naya Cafe for healthy choices, delicious gourmet Mexican food at El Chile Gordo, Argentinian empanadas at La Casa Palma, or even the elegant, high-end restaurant at the LunArena Hotel El Cuyo.