Saturday, March 18, 2023

Mexico Is Just Beachy

Mexico Is Just Beachy

Mexico is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With over 5,000 miles of coastline, it's no wonder that tourists flock to Mexico every year to enjoy the sand, sun, and sea. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo trip, there is a beach in Mexico that will suit your needs. Let's take a closer look at some of the best beaches in Mexico and what makes them so special.

Tulum Beach, Quintana Roo
Located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Quintana Roo, Tulum Beach is a breathtaking stretch of sand that is known for its crystal-clear waters and laid-back atmosphere. The beach is surrounded by palm trees and lush vegetation, and there are several nearby towns that offer a range of accommodations and restaurants. Tulum Beach is also home to some of the best snorkeling and diving in Mexico, thanks to its proximity to the Mesoamerican Reef. Visitors can also explore the nearby Tulum Ruins, which offer a glimpse into the ancient Mayan civilization.

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Playa del Carmen is another popular beach destination in Quintana Roo, located just south of Cancun. The beach is a vibrant and lively spot that is perfect for travelers looking for a more active vacation. Playa del Carmen is known for its incredible shopping, nightlife, and dining, as well as its beautiful beaches. Visitors can take a ferry to the nearby island of Cozumel for world-class snorkeling and diving, or explore the nearby eco-parks like Xcaret and Xel-Ha.

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
Located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos is a picturesque beach destination that offers a range of activities and attractions. The area is known for its beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, and luxurious resorts. Visitors can take a sunset cruise along the coast, go fishing for marlin, or explore the rugged desert landscape on an ATV. Los Cabos is also home to several phenomenal restaurants that offer fresh seafood and Mexican cuisine.

Sayulita Beach, Nayarit
Sayulita Beach is a charming and laid-back spot located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico in the state of Nayarit. The area is known for its colorful buildings and lively surf culture. Sayulita is a great place to unwind and relax, with plenty of yoga classes, massage services, and beachfront cafes. For the more adventurous, this area offers amazing surfing and paddleboarding. Visitors can also explore the nearby Marietas Islands, a protected marine reserve that is home to a diverse array of marine life.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful beach destination located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico in the state of Jalisco. The beach is surrounded by lush jungles and towering mountains, which makes for an amazing backdrop. Visitors can take a stroll along the Malecon, a popular boardwalk that is lined with restaurants, bars, shops, and world-famous sculptures. Puerto Vallarta is also home to several excellent galleries and museums, as well as the stunning Botanical Gardens.

As you can see, Mexico offers some of the most beautiful and diverse beach destinations in the world. Whether you are looking for a peaceful getaway, an adventure-filled vacation, or a cultural experience, there's a beach that will suit your needs. From the crystal-clear waters of Tulum to the vibrant nightlife of Playa del Carmen, and the picturesque mountains of Puerto Vallarta, each beach destination offers its own unique charm and attractions. With so many breathtaking options to choose from, it's no wonder why Mexico remains one of the most popular beach destinations for travelers of all ages. If you're ready to pack your bags and experience the magic of Mexico's beaches, contact Outta Here Travels and I can help you find the perfect beach for your next vacation!

Michelle is the owner of Outta Here Travels in Pampa, Texas


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Don't Be Fooled by Picture-Perfect Promises: Managing Expectations for Your Next Vacation

Don't Be Fooled by Picture-Perfect Promises: Managing Expectations for Your Next Vacation

Have you ever stayed at a hotel or resort and thought, "This isn't what it looked like on the internet?" You are correct, it probably didn't look like it does in pictures. People aren't the only ones who touch up photos of themselves. Resorts, cruise lines, tourist boards, etc can touch up photos to make what they are selling look more appealing.

The water may look a little bluer, the sand may appear a little lighter in color, they may use filters that throw off the true color of a room, and they may crop out areas that seem too crowded, not updated, or not part of the property (or whatever they are advertising). Even the view from your room probably isn't going to be the exact view you see online. For instance, at some resorts an 'Ocean View' room could be a very slight view of the ocean between two trees or if you lean out over your balcony. Ocean/Beach front may not actually have a view of the ocean or beach, especially if you are located on a ground or lower floor. Your room location may be oceanfront or beachfront, but the view might be of shrubbery or trees.
Weather and currents can cause water to look a bit murkier or to have more sargassum. It can change from day to day and can even look different within neighboring resorts. A room may have been redecorated or remodeled since the last photos were taken, so it may not look anything like what you saw when you booked it.
This is why it's important to have realistic expectations when you travel. You probably won't have a 'picture perfect' vacation 100% of the time you are on your trip so don't let a slight change in appearance ruin the rest of your stay. Have realistic expectations and go with the flow on minor issues. Obviously, major changes are a completely different issue altogether.
Working with a Travel Professional can help you work out the details and set appropriate expectations for your trip. When you're ready to book your next vacation, I'm here to help.

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