Bring everything except the hotel door…
If you plan to spend the day or a few hours at the beach, that means hauling things. Unless you’re staying on your hotel’s beach — and you really should explore — bring everything you’d need.
Clothes, towels, fans, sunglasses, something to snack on and give you shade.
Shade: A lot of palapas were swept away by the hurricane Odile and a sunny afternoon will leave you looking like a lobster. Bring your own umbrellas or tent. Some beaches have people renting umbrellas, but you can’t guarantee when or where they’ll be.
A cooler for food and drinks: The best beaches have no stores, and vendors are not allowed, or scarce because of the seclusion.
Electronics: Batteries/power banks, extra SD cards for cameras, phones, speakers. You don’t want to miss recording something beautiful!
Snorkeling equipment: Sometimes, you get lucky with the water. You expect rough surf but arrive there to calm waters, especially if you go early enough! So always tote your snorkel.
Sunblock and first aid: Reapply sunblock as often as you can every time you get wet from swimming or sweat, and bring aloe vera gel, antihistamine, self-adhesive bandages, and other remedies for accidents like scratches from sharp rocks, urchins, jellyfish stings, sunburn, etc.
Toilet paper: Depending on the beach, and how remote you get, you may need some. Even some public porta-potties may not have any.
Plastic baggies for trash: Not just yours, but any you find on the beaches. This is how we take care of nature’s beauty around us, by picking up trash.
And without further ado, here are 30 beaches!
In one list, arranged according to what you’re in the mood for. Click any of the beaches below to be taken to that section, or just read from top to bottom to get to know all the beaches!