San Carlos beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. Located in Chiapas, it is a short drive from the city of Tapachula, but seems a world away from civilization. It is known for its magnificent natural surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. This idyllic spot is the perfect place to relax while enjoying the sun and sand on your vacation.
San Carlos beach is an absolutely stunning place in Chiapas, Mexico. It is located along the Pacific coast and boasts some of the best surfing spots in the country. The large, flat beach stretches for 6 kilometers and is ideal for swimming, fishing or just sunbathing.
What to do in San Carlos Beach in Chiapas?
What can you do at San Carlos beach? You can try hiking in any of the three national parks that surround San Carlos beach; however, we recommend that you take a walk along the seashore because you will be able to see colorful birds flying above you and the surrounding mountains from all angles. If you are lucky, you may even see dolphins up close, wouldn’t that be great?
The most popular activities here are:
- Surfing (of course)
- Hiking in the nearby national parks like Santa Rosa, La Venta or Calakmul.
The Weather at San Carlos Beach in Chiapas
Below you can see the weather forecast in San Carlos Beach in Chiapas:
Webcam of San Carlos beach in Chiapas
Enjoy this spectacular view of San Carlos beach:
Where is it and how to get to San Carlos Beach in Chiapas?
To get to San Carlos beach, you can take a bus from the main city of Tapachula (travel time: 2 hours). Most people choose this option, but if you bring a car or a motorcycle, it is also possible to go on your own. From the Tapachula airport (about 45 minutes), take highway 186 in the direction of Palenque until kilometer 97, where there will be signs for San Carlos beach.
Once on highway 186, follow the signs to Playa Azul/El Paraiso until kilometer 110, where there will be another sign for Playa Azul/Playa San Carlos. After that follow the road until kilometer 117 where there will be another sign after which it is just a short distance along an unpaved road until you reach Playa El Paraiso at kilometer 126 or San Carlos at kilometer 132 according to Google Maps directions.
Hotels and Apartments near San Carlos Beach
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