Whether it's for spring break or a long weekend of rest and relaxation, Mexico is a destination many people dream of visiting. Each year, U.S. News and World Report releases a list of the best beaches in Mexico. Here are the five at the top of this list, paired with home swap options right near each one.

Best Beaches in Mexico


Cozumel's beaches are just about the best you can find in Mexico. Whether you love exploring underwater caverns, spotting dolphins, scuba diving, or just want to lay on the stand and sunbathe, Cozumel has something to offer everyone. Find the best beaches in Cozumel here.

Homes in Cozumel


Cancun, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, may be the first place that comes to your mind when you imagine a Mexican beach vacation. Looking for idyllic, warm beaches with nightclubs, shops, and restaurants a stone's throw away? Cancun has the beaches for you!

Homes in Cancun

Playa del Carmen

Visitors love Playa del Carmen's coral reefs, picturesque palm trees and nightlife. Playa del Carmen was once a fishing village, but it has become more modern, with no shortage of things to see and do.

Homes in Playa del Carmen


If you want to incorporate some history into your sunbathing, Tulum is the destination for you. This town contains well-preserved ruins of the ancient Mayan port city. The beaches are white sand and water is crystal clear.

Homes in Tulum

Punta Mita

Punta Mita is a Mexican peninsula surrounded on three sides by stunning ocean, with nine miles of coastline. Punta Mita is an ideal destination for those looking for privacy and luxury, plus gorgeous beaches.

Homes in Punta Mita

At HomeExchange, our mission is to make travel easy and affordable for everyone. Mexico is a top destination for many of our Members and we understand that costs can add up quickly when organizing different travel packages. Organizing your vacation with HomeExchange and staying in a beautiful home swap can be stress-free and more affordable than any other accommodation option in Mexico.

Mexico may be full of all-inclusive resorts, but why choose to spend all your money on a preordered vacation package? Stay in a HomeExchange home and our Members will help you plan a truly local experience for your trip to Mexico. Contact other members with homes in Mexico and they can even give you suggestions and tips on events, eateries, beaches and more. Create an account and choose from one of the best destinations to visit in Mexico.

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