The NAKED Truth: The Best Beaches!
Hello NAKED People!
This year my hash tag is #MostMemorableYear and I have been traveling throughout North America to make this the year I won’t forget. I have been to some pretty awesome beaches and wanted to share the NAKED truth on some of the best beaches. It’s only May 1st and I have already visited each of these beaches, i have to pinch myself to make sure this is “real life!”
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a beautiful city that is a perfect mix of tourist destination and authentic Mexican city. The coast line is packed with breath taking beaches to explore. The two you most visit are Los Muertos Beach in the heart of the city and Playa Mismaloya just south of Puerto Vallarta.
Mismaloya, a small fishing village, was made famous in 1963 when the film Night of the Iguana was filmed there. From Playa Mismaloya you get breath taking views of the Los Arcos seas rocks. You can take a public bus from Puerto Vallarta Centro to Mismaloya (about 30 minutes), get off at the Zoologico de Vallarta stop and take the dirt road across from the zoo down to the beach. TIP: At the beach you can pay a local fisherman to take you on a boat ride to get up close to the Los Arcos sea rocks or you can walk along the trail to where the Iguana movie was filmed.
Los Muertos Beach, in the heart of Vallarta, is a perfect place to get a taste of the flair and culture of the city. There are many restaurants on or near the beach to grab a taco or some other local treat to enjoy, while sipping on a margarita and working on your tan. Many afternoons you can hear the sounds of a local mariachi band playing in the distance.
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula’s east coast has a spectacular coast line with the Caribbean Sea. Just south of Cancun, this beach town has some of the clearest blue water in the Caribbean and baby soft sand. You can enjoy the beach by day and some of the best nightlife in Mexico by night. Superstar DJ David Guetta calls Playa Del Carmen home, so you never know when he might pop in to the local club to say hi or spin some beats.
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA is a perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The best way to get there is by taking the N Judah muni line outbound to the very end. If taking the muni from the downtown area near Civic Center, plan on a 45 to 50 minutes train ride, the ride is worth it. From the rolling sand dunes to the views of seagulls flying over head, Ocean Beach is just what the relaxation doctor ordered. The water is a bit chilly, so this beach is more a place to relax and catch some sun than to take a full on dip in.
Playa Progreso just a short 30 minute drive from Merida, Mexico is on the tip on the Yucatan Peninsula. The warm water of the Gulf of Mexico invites you to jump in and take a swim. You may have to because the summer high temperatures reach the 100’s and with high humidity, you will need to relief of the water. Make sure to take a banana boat ride here, they are so much fun and will leave you laughing and smiling for hours. TIP: This beach is popular with families, so if you don’t like children you may not want this beach.
Myrtle Beach, SC is one of those beaches you have to go to once in your life. It had its “hay day” in the 80s as a family summer trip destination, but its still very popular with American families. The souvenir shops are still packed full of 80s neon shirts, hats and trinkets. Pick some up, they are sure to be collectors items. hehe. There are two beaches and two cities: Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. While Myrtle Beach has the boardwalk and the amusement rides, North Myrtle is less attractions and more about the beach. So if you want the party life pick Myrtle and if you want a more beach only scene pick North Myrtle.
Its definitely the #MostMemorableYear and thats the NAKED truth!
Till next time… Live Life NAKED!