The Best Beaches for a New Year’s Eve Vacation in Mexico


If you’re looking for a last minute New Year’s Eve getaway, City Express has some hotels at some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. From the Pacific coasts of Baja California to the Caribbean reefs, Mexico truly has some magical destinations to bring in the New Year!


1. Playa del Carmen for Family Fun

For a wonderful family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, head to beautiful Playa del Carmen, a relaxing beach town with many restaurants, bars and white, sandy beaches. Nearby is the laid back beach town of Tulum with the only Mayan ruins with a back drop of the Caribbean Sea, many magical cenotes and the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an. And for young families, there are the parks of Xcaret and Xel-ha, perfect ways to spend your festive holidays and fun for all ages! Stay in one of the many City Express hotels along the Riviera Maya and in Playa del Carmen to enjoy this popular part of Mexico.



2. Pink Flamigos at Celestun

A quieter option is the beach town of Celestun, situated on the Yucatan Peninsula an hour from the capital city of Merida. A New Year visit is perfect to see the flocks of flamingos which are here from November to March each year. Stay at the City Express Plus hotel in the center of the city of Merida and travel over to Celestun for a day, take a boat trip with the local fishermen and see these beautiful creatures through the mystical mangroves.



3. Picture Perfect Cabo San Lucas

What used to be an old fishing villages is now a stunning and popular tourist destination, particularly over the festive season. At the southern tip of Baja California Sur, you can visit the many different beaches and the unique rock formations such as the Arco de Cabo San Lucas, the picture you’ll see on all the holiday brochures! While staying at one of the two City Express hotels here, there are many opportunities for water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing and, if you’re lucky, you might spot one of the grey whales who come down to this part of the Pacific during December.



4. Relaxation in La Paz

Another great option in the region of Baja California Sur is the city of La Paz where you can also see the grey whales from December through to April. The beaches close to La Paz are quieter and more relaxing than the popular destinations of Los Cabos; go paddle boarding at El Caimancito, soak up the sun by the crystal clear waters of Balandra or enjoy delicious seafood at Pichilingue. The City Express hotel in La Paz has wonderful views of the bay with sunsets to make your New Year’s Eve extra special.



5. Cozumel Diving

Our final recommendation is the Caribbean island of Cozumel, a dreamy paradise with incredible beaches and over 20 kilometers of reefs to be explored! Ideal for diving and snorkeling, adventurers come from all over the world to discover the stretches of underwater marvels. This is perfect as a day trip from Cancun or for a couple of nights over New Year for a spectacular festive getaway.



The Best Beaches for a New Year’s Eve Vacation in Mexico