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Water Sports in General: Jet skis, boogie boards, catamarans, parasailing, water skiing and banana rides are available at most beach resorts in Mexico.

Booze Cruises

Booze Cruises: Party boats are available for shoreline cruises in most resorts. Usually billed as a "Booze Cruise" the music is usually loud and the alcohol is plentiful. This is a good way to meet fellow travelers with similar interests.

Diving and Snorkeling

Diving and Snorkeling: Tours and rental equipment are generally available at most beach resorts. (Check for local conditions, summertime can mean showers and even storms, in some resort areas, which can cause visibility problems). Best areas include Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Los Cabos, Mulege (Baja California Sur), Isla Ixtapa (Zihuatanejo). The entire Caribbean coast and many places along the Baja Peninsula (both sides) offer endless possibilities for diving and snorkeling.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding: Riding along the beach at sunset can be quite an invigorating experience. Horses are available for rent in most beach resorts. Group tours are great way to keep a lot of people occupied for a few hours.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking: Especially popular along the tranquil shores of the Sea of Cortez. Sea Kayaks are able to be enjoyed anywhere there is some sort of a protected bay. Rentals available at many beach resorts.

Sport Fishing

Sport Fishing: Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Cozumel, East Cape (Baja California Sur), Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco all have great off shore big game fishing. The entire Sea of Cortez and especially the waters near Loreto, Mulege, Puerto Peñasco and San Felipe are also very productive fishing areas. Fresh water fishing is also popular and productive in the lakes and reservoirs near Los Mochis and El Fuerte, north of Mazatlan.

Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruises: The beautiful sunsets in Mexico's beach resorts make sunset cruises very popular with tourists. Specially built yachts, including some that serve elegant dinners, drinks and provide on-board entertainment, join the fleet of pirate ships, catamarans and sail boats in most of Mexico's beach resorts.


Surfing: The entire Pacific side of the Baja peninsula, Barra Navidad, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Escondido, San Blas, Troncones Beach, just north of Zihuatanejo, are just a few of the better known surf spots.

Swimming with Dolphins

Swimming with Dolphins: Swimming with Dolphins and shows featuring these incredible mammals can be enjoyed in Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Ixtapa, Puerto Aventuras and Puerto Vallarta.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching: Magdalena Bay, Scammon's Lagoon, also known as Ojo de Liebre (Spanish) and Laguna San Ignacio, all located on the Baja peninsula, are the favorite popular birthing spots of the California Grey Whale. Whales can also be observed in Ensenada, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and the entire length of the Sea of Cortez. Whale watching is pretty much limited to the months of December through March. Many organized tours are readily available. Whales may be observed close to shore all along the Pacific side of the Baja peninsula and from many locations near Ensenada and Los Cabos, during the season.


Windsurfing: Los Barriles, and the winter winds that blow into Bahia Las Palmas (East Cape area, near Los Cabos) are known to produce the best conditions for windsurfing in Mexico. Other popular areas include the many remote beaches on the both sides of the Baja peninsula, Mazatlan, Laguna de Nichupte in Cancun and many of the beaches fronting the Pacific near popular resorts.

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