It's no wonder she'd spend her birthday there, too, ringing in 57 with the sun shining high above.
She wore a red-hot bikini for her big day, the bottoms tied at her sides by a string and a white chain-style stitch lining the edges. She also donned a straw hat and a wide pair of mirrored sunglasses, posing knee-deep in the water, frolicking with the birds, and taking a brief break at some point to sit in the sand and feed them—an action she expressed major gratitude for in her own birthday message, posted to Instagram earlier today, Sept. 2.
"I’m so happy to be alive and so profoundly grateful for all the blessings!!!!" she began, writing her thoughts in both English and Spanish. "🎂My beloved family, my precious friends, my health, my work that keeps me going, my empowering team, my relationship with animals & nature, and the love of all my loyal fans. Happy 57th birthday to me!!! 🎉."
The House of Gucci star has been in Mexico for the last several weeks, enjoying coffee on the seaside, lounging in a hammock over the sand, and managing to pull off everyone's dream Little Mermaid moment when she rocked the best hair day ever in the ocean blue.
Friends and fans rushed to wish her well on her big day, with fellow actress Bella Thorne writing, "Goals! Happy birthday!! ❤️."
"Feliz Cumpleaños Salma, We love you ❤️," Anthony Hopkins commented.
"Happy Birthday Angel 🎂🌈💕," Miranda Kerr said, with countless others sending similar sentiments.