Mexican Beach Blanket - Enjoy Summer In Style
When the weather warms up and the suncream is starting to come out, it's time to grab your Mexican Beach Blanket and head on down to your favourite sandy beach to soak up those rays. Beach Blankets, especially Mexican-themed ones, are essential for avoiding sand, keeping dry and solidifying your spot.
- Best Material For Mexican Beach Blanket
- Tips for using your beach blanket
- Why have a Mexican Beach Blanket?
- The Best Mexican Beach Blankets
If you've been wanting to switch up your beach towel this season, why not try out a Mexican Beach Blanket. It's beautiful vibrant colors will show off your energy and passion for Mexico culture. Take a look at our Mexican Culture part to see the different styles you can have.
Best Material For Mexican Beach Blanket
What are some of the best materials you should have your beach blanket made out of? What material is going to be easy to dry, is lightweight and helps prevent sand getting stuck in its fibre?
Polyester blankets are great for their strong durability and ease of use when cleaning. Most polyester blankets can be machine washed, which is very important after a day at the beach and you've got sweat, sun cream and ice cream all down it. Polyester is a synthetic material that is very cheap to produce, hence a lot of beach blankets are produced using this material. Polyester materials such as acrylic and sherpa are some of the most popular ones you will come by.
A material that helps prevent sand from getting on your Mexican beach blanket is also useful. You want to look for beach blankets that either resist the sand particles or allow the sand to fall through the actual material so you don't end up taking it home. There are special anti-absorbing sand blankets that can be found on the web.
Another material you might want to consider is Nylon. This material is commonly found in parachutes, and it's smooth fabric helps sand brush right off the blanket. It is very lightweight so it is also easy to carry.
Tips for using your beach blanket
Once you have acquired a beach blanket, there are some things you'll want to watch out for in order to keep your blanket in tip-top condition.
Make sure you read your blankets washing instructions. Several material types get worse and break apart when they are put in for a machine wash, especially materials like merino wool or velvet. Some materials such as polyester are fine for washing multiple times over and over again, so this might be something you want to consider when going to purchase your beach blanket.
When you go to the beach, it can often be quite windy, especially if you're going to surf or during the off-season. So sometimes you'll need to pin down your blanket with some heavy objects. Some blankets come with pegs and holes to help you keep it pinned to the sandy beaches, whilst others will have weighted corners to help keep it in place.
You'll want to also consider how much weight you want to carry to the beach. A weighted blanket is obviously going to be heavier than a non-weighted blanket, so consider using other props like a bag or book to help you hold down your beach blanket. The last thing you want is for your beach blanket to be flying away in the wind, or worse, ending up in someone else's face and you have to go apologize. Yikes!
Watch out for Thieves!
If you go to the beach alone, or you and your friends leave your beach blankets behind, you want to consider not leaving them out of sight. Sadly in today's modern world, an opportunist thief won't stop at anything to steal your possessions, so leaving your beach blanket on it's own on a crowded beach might not be a good idea. Consider having a friend stay behind or even taking it with you. Never leave behind personal possessions such as phones or wallets because you're just asking to be robbed then.
Use Beach Blanket As Cover
When it gets really hot, you can often find yourself needing to cover up. Have you ever left your phone out in the heat, only to touch it and find it's baking hot? Yeah, well this isn't very good for your phone's health either. Excessive heat can damage the phone's internal components, like battery and processor, so use your blanket to cover up any electronics that are laying around.
You can also use your blanket to cover uo your skin if you feel yourself burning. You obviously want to use Suncream lotion as your first defence,, but having a beach blanket to help cover up your skin will give you another layer of protection. Not everyone wants to burn on holiday!
Why have a Mexican Beach Blanket?
Mexican culture is fascinating and beautiful; from the use of vibrant colors to the intriguing history of the nation. A Mexican Beach Blanket will often have the national flag colors embedded into its design and you can also find some very historical types of blankets, such as the Saltillo and Falsa blankets.
Saltillo refers to the traditional serapes that Mexicans used to wear as capes or shawls. They often have many different colors in the design, along with a diamond motif that is central to the design of the blanket. They are very popular blankets and are great for taking to the beach or even simply using them to decorate your house.
Mexico has some of the nicest beaches in the world, with clear-blue water and silky sand. You won't feel out of place with a traditional Mexican beach blanket if you happen to acquire one. Mexico culture is vibrant and flamboyant, so don't get left behind with a dull beach blanket!
The Best Mexican Beach Blankets
Take a look at these wonderful beach blankets that have a Mexican theme and feel to them. Check out the instructions for washing them and also most of these come in different sizes so make sure to find one big enough for you or your group.
This blanket is made from Acrylic-Cotton-Polyester blend, which makes it much more durable. It can also be machine washed for longer lasting use. It's a handmade item and can be used for the beach, yoga or as a throw for your sofa.
- Acrylic-Cotton-Polyester blend
- 78 x 54 inches
- Machine Washable
This Saltillo Blanket is made using Heavy Hand-Woven Acrylic, giving it a very warm and cozy feeling. Perfect for Mexican-themed parties or adding a flavor of Mexico to a room. Measures 5 ft. x 7 ft and is hypoallergenic and stain resistant.
- Hand-Woven Acrylic
- Hypoallergenic and stain resistant
- 5 ft. x 7 ft
This large authentic Mexican Saltillo Blanket is an Amazon Choice recommended blanket; made in Mexico this blanket measures 7'/5'. Comes with really bright colors making it perfect for themed parties or using as a blanket to snuggly up in.
- Amazon Choice
- Polyester & Polyester Blend
- Measures 7/5'
This Mexican Blanket from Coal Creek is perfect for jazzing up your living rooms or brightening up a work office with vibrant colors. Made in Mexico, this blanket can be machine washed to keep it clean and ensure it's durability. Perfect as a gift, taking to the beach or Yoga mat.
- 50% Acrylic, 40% Polyester, 10% Cotton
- Large size: 73 X 48 inches
- 3 Colors and Designs
This lightweight blanket is great for wearing around your shoulders, taking to the beach or simply using as a throw for your sofa. The Mexican Style design promotes vibrant colors and it's soft material is delicate against your skin.
- Classic Mexican Colors
- Large size: 48 x 70 inches
- 3 Colors and Designs
This authentic Mexican blanket is handmade by incredible artisans, giving you a soft and beautiful blanket. Can be used as a bedspread, tablecloth and also useful for Yoga. It's a massive size makes it so it can cover most furniture in your house to give you that authentic Mexican look.
- 80% Acrylic, 10% Cotton, 10% Polyester
- Large size: 75 x 51 inches
- 2 different colors/designs