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As Mexico grows more popular as a tourist destination, beaches are more in danger of being overrun by a Cancun-like caravan. The beaches of Acapulco will always have their place, but for those in search of solitude, the teeming throngs make it an increasingly tougher task.
Fortunately, Mexico still harbors plenty of options — and not always far from the crowds. South of Cancun, Tulum has plenty of pristine sand. And there’s yet more just off the coast on Isla Mujeres. Even in popular Playa del Carmen, travelers don’t have to soak up the sun while sitting sardine-like in the sand.
On the western side of the country, the coast is rockier and the waves stronger, which makes it great for surfers, but not always for swimmers. Still, there are plenty of protected, hidden spots (read on for a couple of them). Cabo san Lucas continues to attract the jet set, but the most glorious beaches in Mexico are north of Cabo. And further south, Oaxaca offers some lesser-trafficked beaches.
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