Top 8 Beach Resorts Near Guadalajara, Mexico - Updated 2024

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Guadalajara is an inland city that is the capital of the state of Jalisco. Though quite far from the coast, the city is surrounded by beach destinations such as San Blas, Lo de Marcos and Rincón de Guayabitos, which are less than a four-hour drive from Guadalajara. Matanchen Beach in San Blas is quiet and ideal for boogie boarding and calm relaxation. When here, do visit the La Tovara Nature Reserve, a mangrove forest with a unique habitat.

Lo de Marcos in Riviera Nayarit has a quiet beach perfect for surfing and body boarding when the conditions are right. Guayabitos has peaceful beach resorts and charming nightlife for a refreshing break. A day trip to the nearby Coral Island for snorkelling is not to be missed. To plan your ideal seaside retreat, read on to find the top beach resorts near Guadalajara, Mexico.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 14, 2024.

1. Decameron La Marina (from USD 219)

Decameron La Marina is approximately four hours from Guadalajara. The drive is worth the effort, as the cool blue Pacific Ocean greets guests upon arriving at this beachfront all-inclusive resort. The contemporary guest rooms are bright and welcoming. Select rooms have ocean views.

Every accommodation has a private patio or balcony for outdoor relaxation. After starting the day with a hearty buffet breakfast, available from 7 am to 10.30 am, guests can relish relaxing days at the outdoor pool and the beach.

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Decameron La Marina

Wifi Available

Address: Calle retorno ceibas Lote 3, manzana 9 seccion O,zona K fraccionamiento Sol Nuevo
574 meters (0.4 ft) from Guayabitos beach

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Ironing service Free parking

2. One&Only Mandarina (from USD 2120)

Featuring villas and treehouses with a chic design, this exclusive property sits between the rainforests on the foothills of the Sierra del Vallejo mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. It is around 280.3 km (174.17 mi) from Guadalajara.

Guests can experience ancient spa rituals at One&Only Spa. The wellness experience here includes sessions on mindfulness, massage and native healing. The in-house curanderas or traditional healers will take you along on a spiritual journey to complement the healing experience.

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One&Only Mandarina

Wifi Available

Address: Riviera
8.32 km (5.2 mi) from Guayabitos beach

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden

3. Decameron Los Cocos - All Inclusive (from USD 195)

Situated four hours from Guadalajara, Decameron Los Cocos is the perfect spot for a tranquil beach vacation.

This beachfront resort boasts a colourful design throughout the property. Guests can enjoy four outdoor pools, just steps from the golden beach and the Pacific Ocean. Energetic guests can work in games of tennis and basketball and sample scuba diving with introductory lessons in the pool. The resort has a beach club, about four minutes away, for additional beachfront relaxation.

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Decameron Los Cocos - All Inclusive

Wifi Available

Address: Avenida Retorno las palmas
840 meters (0.6 ft) from Guayabitos beach

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry

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4. BAOS (from USD 62)

A little more than three hours from Guadalajara, this beachfront hotel in San Blas is ideal for family vacations. If you are bringing the whole tribe, go for the Family Suite or the Deluxe Quadruple Room, then kick back and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

You can dine on the beach with your toes buried in the warm sand before heading to the outdoor pool for a spot of relaxation on a sun lounger. The guest rooms are air conditioned for a comfortable nights’ rest.

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Wifi Available

Address: San Blas-Tepic lote 31
55.99 km (34.8 mi) from Guayabitos beach

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms

5. Hotel Bahía Paraíso (from USD 133)

Featuring an outdoor pool with a shallow end suitable for children to play and splash around, this hotel has simple guest rooms that are a quick walk from the fine sandy shores.

After a day of frolicking on the beach, you can return to cool off in a room with air conditioning and ocean views. Don’t miss the spectacular sunsets, which can be enjoyed from the sun loungers. This property is about three and a half hours away from Guadalajara.

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Hotel Bahía Paraíso

Wifi Available

Address: Carretera San Blas Aticama, 217 - Rincon de Matanchen
54.84 km (34.1 mi) from Guayabitos beach

Parking Restaurant Room service Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services

6. Paraiso del Pescador (from USD 61)

Both a hotel and an RV park, this property sits on a quiet section of the beach. Guests will be greeted with simple no-frills rooms. You can relax at the hotel’s outdoor pool or the beach and explore the menu of activities on offer. Kayak fishing is particularly popular here. You can also go on day trips for snorkelling and scuba diving excursions to Coral Island.

The beachfront property is about 265.6 km (165.04 mi) from Guadalajara.

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Paraiso del Pescador

Wifi Available

Address: Retorno Ceibas S/N Lotes 1 y 2
595 meters (0.4 ft) from Guayabitos beach

Parking Garden Terrace Fishing Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking Internet services

7. Casablanca Resort (from USD 126)

When booking at Casablanca Resort, go for the Junior Suite with Ocean View to fully immerse in this property’s wonderful location on a quiet beach in Rincón de Guayabitos.

The outdoor swimming pool is spacious and a perfect place for admiring the sunlight reflecting off the glittering ocean while bathing in cool waters. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and local seafood dishes to tantalise your tastebuds. After a day of tanning, you can relax and enjoy a chilled drink on the balcony.

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Casablanca Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Give Way Jacarandas
93 meters (304.4 ft) from Guayabitos beach

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

8. Cabañas del Capitan (from USD 152)

Embracing colourful traditions, this hotel features Mexican art and design around the property. For a luxe holiday, go for the Superior Suite with Sea View so that you can drink in the outstanding blue horizons every day. This establishment has two outdoor pools and a hot tub by the beach. You can savour refreshing drinks from the beach bar and delicious local cuisine at Tatema restaurant.

Guayabitos town is within quick walking distance, perfect for some retail therapy.

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Cabañas del Capitan

Wifi Available

Address: Retorno Jacarandas, 88
96 meters (316.4 ft) from Guayabitos beach

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

Discover Mexico's best-kept secret on the Pacific Coast

Unspoiled by mass tourism, the quiet beach towns of Mexico retain an authentic local feel and friendly vibe. Come discover Nayarit’s quiet beaches of San Blas, Lo de Marcos and Guayabitos and stay in one of the top beach resorts near Guadalajara, Mexico, for convenience.

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