Mexico Beaches – Puerto Vallarta and Ensenada
With coasts on 2 oceans, Mexico is a beach fan’s paradise. Here’s a primer on 3 of the beach locations, Puerto Vallarta and Ensenada
Thought about a pauper’s Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta lies in the middle of the Bahia de Banderas, a huge bay. The beach is long and good while the two lies at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The last ten years have actually seen a lot of development with apartments, hotels and tourist support locations increasing like mad. This isn’t really particularly surprising considering that tourism appears to be the center of the entire economy in Puerto Vallarta.
For beaches, you truly can’t fail in Puerto Vallarta. The northern beaches tend to be the most popular, which likewise means more people. Personally, I’ve visited the south to discover a little bit more breathing space. For gay travelers, Puerto Vallarta is considered the most accommodating beach area in an otherwise conservative Mexico.
Found a few hours south of the border with San Diego, Ensenada is a popular weekend trip. Resting on the bay of Todos Santos, Ensenada is well-known for a dynamic nightlife, nice beaches and being the location where much of the motion picture “Titanic” was shot.
Historically, Ensenada used to be a secret area understood to San Diegans. Then the Mexican government developed a smooth highway from Tijuana through Ensenada. So much for the secret!
Today, Ensenada is a great location to go if you wish to experience Mexico, however wish to avoid the jam-packed, edgy Tijuana scene. In Ensenada, you can ride horses on the beach, do some surfing and see world popular bars. The most popular, obviously, is Hussongs. Hussongs is the place where you can “sample” tequila and sing with Mariachi bands. The 2 have nothing to do with each other. Sincere.
Everyone has a preferred beach spot in Mexico. Ensenada and Puerto Vallarta aren’t bad locations to sample.