The Pacific coast is generally more low-key and relaxed than
either the Yucatán or the Baja California beach options, and is
ideal for surfers and lovers of barefoot eco chic.
Hotels still offer superb levels of service, accommodation and,
of course, setting, but they tend to be more sensitive to their
environment here, and you are more likely to be sleeping in
charming 'casitas' or small thatched houses than in an
In addition, beaches tend to be unspoilt with fewer visitors,
and the fragile ecosystem well protected, meaning that this region
contains some of Mexico's most important sea turtle and bird
In the rural state of Jalisco, fields of cactus cover the arid
landscape and you are likely to reach your idyllic beachfront hotel
via a dusty dirt track as desert gives way to crashing waves.