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If you're picturing a beach getaway, chances are you're imagining crystal clear, azure blue seas, with white sandy shores and the warm sun beating down; but with a hint of a breeze to keep you cool. You didn't imagine this though, you're no doubt thinking of the time you browser a picture of the Caribbean Coast of Mexico. It is the pure, idylic getaway for those looking to enjoy some sun, sand and sea in one of the most picturesque locations in the world.
When you visit this part of the world, there's plenty of locations to choose from, with miles of stunning, white, sandy beaches for you relax on. Of course this is a favourite attraction for those visiting this location, since it offers a near perfect beach experience. Whether you're coming as one half of a couple or at the head of a family, you'll find your beach front getaway is just what you're looking for. You can relax on the sand, read a book with the warm sun beating down, or dip your toes in the ocean.
If you want to deeper though you can, with some fantastic swimming and snorkelling opportunities just off the coast. Depending on how well you hold your breath though, there's only so much that can be seen this way. For a real view of some of the nearby coral reefs and their accompanying wildlife, you really need to pop on an oxygen tank and mask. Fortunately there are several hire locations within easy reach, letting you get your first taste of underwater adventure, or perhaps improve your skills if you're more experienced. Either way though you'll be set to see some true wonders of the underwater world when you take a dip beneath the waves.
Of course it's not all about the beach and the sea. Stretch your land legs in the nearby townships and enjoy some of the varied shopping and dining experiences. There's even a nearby dolphinarium that is sure to draw queries when you bring up the term with your friends back home.
Whether you come for the sun, the sand or a combination of both – no one would blame you, you're set to have a fantastic time if you book a holiday to the Caribbean Coast of Mexico. It has some of the finest beaches in the world accompanied with a great atmosphere and stunning visuals. This is a truly one of a kind place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.