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3 of the most beautiful beaches in Yucatan for Easter Week

- March 22, 2024

Semi-virgin beaches with white sand and a crystalline sea surrounded by natural beauties, for your next Easter vacation.

During the Easter holidays, beaches are a must in our plans. When it comes to sun and sea, the Yucatan Peninsula has some of the best paradises in Mexico.

But this time, we won’t tell you about the usual Caribbean attractions. Now we will stay in Yucatan to discover semi-virgin beaches with soft sand and crystalline sea, with incredible natural settings; accessible to everyone, safe, and enrolled in programs that seek to preserve the environment.

These qualities and more are what the Platinum Beaches of the Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification have, and the state has seven of them along its nearly 400 kilometers of coastline.

What are the most beautiful beaches in Yucatan?

If you are planning a last-minute getaway to the sea, set out to discover 3 of the most beautiful beaches in Yucatan.

Discover Celestun Beach

More than an hour’s drive from Merida, Celestun is not just an estuary inhabited by pink flamingos. Within its reserve, there is a beach area that has also been considered a refuge for fauna, in addition to other natural attractions, such as the Baldiosera spring where you can swim and dive, or the freshwater spring known as Cambay and Tambor Spring, where pink or Caribbean flamingos gather year after year.

In Celestun, there is one of the most important ecological reserves in the state, “El Palmar”. At night you can take a night walk and enjoy the tranquility of the place. There you can also climb the highest lighthouse in Yucatan, an ideal spot for photographs.

Stay at Xixim Mundo Imperial, a small eco-friendly boutique hotel, within a nature reserve, on the edge of an emerald-colored sea. This recently renovated accommodation offers sensory experiences through smell, sight, taste, sound, and touch, with the purpose of releasing emotions, healing, feeling liberated, and enjoying nature.

What to do in Celestun?

Take a canoe ride through the Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, through the natural brackish water channels that connect with cenotes and freshwater springs. A biking tour through the history of Celestun and the ghost town Real de Salinas. It is said to be cursed. Enjoy a traditional meal from the region in the municipal market. Spend the day at Totem, a luxury beach club.

El Cuyo, one of the most beautiful beaches in Yucatan

At the northeast tip of Yucatan, and three hours from the state capital, is this small port in the municipality of Tizimin, which is part of the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve and is one of the favorite sites for ecotourism or adventure.

In the seaside village, you will find several charming hotels, ideal for couples, as well as some restaurants. It is also characterized by the urban murals that adorn the walls of businesses and houses.

If you want to rest, stroll peacefully, and be on a beach with white sand and turquoise-colored sea, El Cuyo is your destination. Its sunrises and sunsets will take your breath away.

Some hotels to enjoy, either as a couple or alone: Casa Mate BeachFront Cabañas El Cuyo, Mero Mero Hotel, and Hotel Can Cocal, among others.

What can you do in El Cuyo?

Camping by the sea at Páach Kan. Paddleboarding.

Learn and enjoy kitesurfing.

Stay at LunArena Boutique Beach Hotel, which, in addition to being a romantic and relaxing hideaway, has a restaurant and a kite school.

Quad biking.

What is Telchac like in Yucatan?

Puerto Telchac is just under an hour from the city of Merida and about 30 minutes from Puerto Progreso.

“There, the Yucatecan nature is a source of pride. And within the town, the colorful murals also draw attention. This beach with a crystalline and light blue sea is ideal for swimming and enjoying a good rest.

In addition, very close by is the beautiful Pink Lagoon, home to migratory birds, and Uaymitún, a sanctuary for pink flamingos. Discover the incredible beaches of this corner of the Yucatan Riviera known for being one of the best destinations for maritime activities.

What can you do while in Telchac?

Take sailing lessons.

Mayan bath in a pink lagoon.

During a boat ride, cross mangrove tunnels, while observing many species of birds and reaching a freshwater spring.

Spend the day at Sea Horse, a luxury beach club. It is part of a boutique hotel of the same name. The best part is its vintage pool, its bar, its port kitchen, and the activities it offers: kayaking, paddleboarding, and bike rides.”

Source: El Universal