1 Acapulco

The king of Mexican resorts is an exhilarating, brash city with romantic dining, serious partying and death-defying cliff divers.

2 Barra de Potosí

An untouched beach where you can eat fresh fish and row through a mangrove lagoon.

3 The Michoacán coast

Explore one of the wildest sections of the Pacific coast, anchored by the gorgeous beaches at Playa Maruata.

4 Nevado de Colima

Hike the pine-smothered slopes of this awe-inspiring volcano.

5 Comala

Captivating colonial town, where you can sip a beer and feast on free snacks while mariachis compete for your attention in the plaza.

6 Costalegre

A tantalizing stretch of coastline punctuated by small, low-key resorts.

7 Puerto Vallarta

Luxury resorts, stylish B&Bs and a languid colonial centre make this an ideal base from which to explore the beaches of the Bahía de Banderas, and to watch humpback whales frolic offshore from December to April.

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