Mexico has some of the most beautiful beaches in North America – and what better way to enjoy them than with a cold beer or delicious cocktail in hand? Here’s a sampling of some of the best beach bars across the country, best visited at sunset, with friends or lovers. The beach is waiting for you… get going.
Zipper’s Bar and Grill is a favorite with the local surf crowd, and you’ll love it for sun, sand and buckets of beer on the Playa Costa Azul beach in San José del Cabo. The beachfront hangout sells delicious burgers, barbecue ribs, mezquite-smoked rib eyes and beer-battered shrimp, plus ice cold beer of different variations. On the beach out front is the annual Los Cabos Open of Surf competition, but the place’s laidback atomosphere is good all year round. There’s even satellite TV for catching the game.
A massive party with an upscale vibe, Mamitas Beach Club is all you imagine a Playa del Carmen beach bar to be like. Lounge chairs in the sand, umbrellas beside them, DJs spinning records and white-shirted waiters bringing your cocktails – it’s all there and more at Mamitas. The place is generally packed every day, and the music is more often than not electronic.
A 1950s Chevrolet 3800 pick-up sits alongside beachfront palapa bar at the Punta de Mita W hotel ready to serve you up a nostalgic slice of beach life. Besides the sea and sand there are fresh ceviches and other seafood delights (always opt for the catch of the day) as well as craft beer and cocktails. This little bohemian gem is a mellow piece of heaven on Punta de Mita’s beautiful coastline.