An adventurer’s vacation wouldn’t be complete without an afternoon of surfing, especially in Mexico. This destination offers breathtaking paradises for this sport. Its vast coastline is the ideal place to ride the waves. From the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico by way of the Caribbean Sea, surf spots abound. In some of them, surfers from all over the world gather every year to take part in competitions.

In addition to its natural riches, Mexico has an attractive range of hotels, making it easy for surfing enthusiasts to combine a luxury vacation with their favorite sport. Here are some of the most interesting places to surf Mexican waves.

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca: Puerto Escondido is famous for its powerful tubular waves. Zicatela beach is the hot spot, attracting surfers from all over the world.

It’s ranked among the top ten surf spots, which is why a surf competition is held here every year. The advantage is that experts and beginners alike can enjoy this destination, which offers areas suitable for all levels.

Once in Puerto Escondido, you can enjoy other activities such as snorkeling, participating in conservation programs and turtle releases during the nesting season, whale and dolphin watching or visiting local markets.

Sayulita or Punta Mita in Nayarit: these idyllic beaches on the Riviera Nayarit are also perfect for surfers of all levels. The waves are regular and pleasant, making them an ideal destination for learning to surf or perfecting your skills. The scenery is second to none, and you’ll be close to world-class resorts, charming hotels and some of the world’s best golf courses.

The bustling Nayarit market offers unique handicrafts, clothing, jewelry and authentic souvenirs. In addition, you can explore the surrounding area on hiking trails and mountain bike circuits. For a touch of adventure, visit Cascada de San Pancho, a magnificent waterfall just a short drive away.

Baja California: this region attracts surf lovers, with destinations such as Ensenada, Rosarito and San Miguel. Baja California’s waves can be powerful, making it a paradise for experienced surfers.

San Juanico, Baja California Sur, is home to nothing less than the second largest wave in the world, which can be surfed at Scorpion Bay. Professionals can take part in the International Scorpion Bay Surfing Tournament in San Juanico to showcase their skills.

Baja California is not only a destination for extreme sports, Ensenada is also famous for its fresh and delicious cuisine. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste fresh seafood, fish tacos and exquisite lobster. You can also visit the local markets to enjoy authentic Mexican dishes.

Nexpa, Michoacán: known in the surfing world for its intense waves, which make it a year-round destination. Its waves average two to three meters in height, although in November and December they can reach up to 4.5 meters. Surfers, both local and from other parts of the world, consider this to be one of Mexico’s top surfing spots.

Just a few hours’ drive from Nexpa, you can visit Cascada de La Plata, a beautiful waterfall surrounded by nature. It’s an ideal place to hike and spend an adventurous day.