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The Best Swimsuits for Mexico
(or any beach vacation!)

February 7, 2021 0 Comments
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Are you headed to Mexico and looking for a cute new swimsuit for your trip?  While I was living in Playa del Carmen, I practically lived in a bikini. Or least had one handy at all times for an impromptu beach trip. Here’s my roundup of the best swimsuits for Mexico, including bikinis, one-piece swimsuits, and coverups that are fun, colorful, and flattering. 

Bikinis are perfect for a beach vacation since they’re small and compact and you can easily stash them in your suitcase.  I’ve definitely been guilty of bringing too many swimsuits when I travel but my motto is you can never have too many bikinis!  

And the great thing about Mexico and Playa del Carmen especially is that you can definitely get away with bold colors and patterns.  Don’t be afraid to step out in some of these Mexico bathing suits that are a little different from your normal style!

Strapless / Bandeaus

Strapless or bandeau swimsuits are flattering and are a great option for the beach or pool so you can avoid getting tan lines. I especially love the tropical prints with pineapples and bright abstract patterns. 

High Cut

High cut bikinis have definitely made a comeback in recent years and they are very figure flattering especially if you want to show off your booty. It’s not uncommon to see a lot of skin on the beaches in Mexico so don’t be scared to wear something a little more revealing. 

One Shoulder

One shoulder bikinis are becoming more popular and I love the asymmetric style to mix things up. The style of these swimsuits is a little more bohemian, which is perfect for Tulum.

Triangle Top

I don’t think the classic triangle top and string bikini will ever go out of style.  These cute swimsuits for Mexico are fun-sized and flirty and come in all patterns and colors. 

High Waisted

High waisted bikinis are cute, flattering, and great for tummy control. I honestly wish these had come back into style sooner!  

Bikini Cut

Regular cut bikinis are usually my go to option whenever I buy a new swimsuit since they provide just the right amount of coverage.  This Mexico bikini swimwear is brightly colored with some cute embellishments.

One-Piece Swimsuits

Real talk: one piece swimsuits are seriously my favorite kind of swimwear.  They are so cute and comfortable so you can spend the day on the beach eating nachos and margs to your heart’s content without feeling self-conscious about any belly bloat. 

Travelista Tip: I always wear a one-piece swimsuit whenever I visit a cenote or go on a snorkeling tour since they are the most comfortable when dealing with life vests and snorkel gear.

Cut Out

Cut out swimsuits are a great in-between option because they’re kind of like half bikini, half one-piece to give you more coverage with just a peek of skin (but in the right places!). I really love the colorblock one piece swimsuits with bold colors. 

V Neck

V-neck swimsuits are a great option if you’re looking for something a little more sexy.  There’s a lot of different v-neck swimsuits to fit your style and body type including halter, plunge, ruffle, and more.  I bought a v-neck one-piece in Playa del Carmen and it’s one my favorite swimsuits. 

Lace Up

Lace up swimsuits are similar to v-necks but can be a little more revealing.  They also add a fun style element with the laces you can adjust to your liking.

Letter Print

These letter printed bikinis are so fun I want order one in every color!  They’re perfect for a beach getaway, especially for a Mexico girls trip, birthday celebration, or bachelorette party.

Beach Coverups

You can’t have a new swimsuit without a cute coverup to go with it!  I usually always bring a coverup with me since they are lightweight and easy to throw on while you dry off after the pool or beach.  Try to get one that will match all of your swimsuits to save space in your suitcase.

Rash Guards

So before I moved to Mexico I never really knew anything about rash guards.  But I soon found out they are an essential way to protect you from the sun. Regular sunscreen is prohibited in many places in Mexico, including cenotes and other protected areas.  It’s best to always wear biodegradable sunscreen whenever you are swimming in the ocean or a cenote in order to protect the eco-system. 

However, some areas in the Riviera Maya, like Sian Ka’an for instance, prohibit any type of sunscreen to be worn so you’ll definitely want to wear a rash guard to protect yourself from a sunburn.  I always bring a rash guard with me on snorkeling tours and when visiting a cenote.  It has been a real life saver!  

Did you like any of the swimsuits in this swimwear Mexico roundup?  Are you ready to try out something different for your Mexico beach vacation? I hope you do because in Mexico anything goes! 

Check out my beach bag essentials guide for more of my favorite beach products. 

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