. Riding the Waves at Puerto Escondido
The Mexican Pipeline or Puerto Escondido lures in the top surfers in the world, being one of the worlds best surfing destination. November is the month when an international surf contest is held while February is for the Mexpipe Challenge. Small and big waves alike are available for both professional and amateur surfers. Beach lovers can also take a pick from many beaches in Puerto Escondido excluding the Playa Zicatel which has strong rip tides and the worlds most powerful waves that are even stronger than the famous Hawaii Banzai Pipeline. Even the most professional surfers have suffered accidents here so extreme caution is required for even the very experienced surfers. Another surfing location is The Point where you can also get a fast and challenging surf ride. While Playa Zicatela is the break closest to town, there is the other end of the beach break called the Far Bar which offers the heaviest surfing as the water is deeper and the break is further from the shore. Those who love surfing would surely welcome a trip to Puerto Escondido.
Unforgettable Sites in the Riviera Maya
The Riviera Maya conjures visions of the centuries old archaeological sites that Mexico is well known for. Learn more about ancient civilizations of Mexico by visiting the thousand year old cities of the Mayans. Its capital is Chichen Itza, a great intellectual discovery since this is where Mayan astronomers plotted most of their calendars in their observatory and its also where the grand pyramid and Castillo are found. The only walled city of the Mayan is Tulum which is interestingly overlooking the beach. For more adventures, there are still so many interesting sighs in Riviera Maya. Xcaret is an ecological park that has a Mayan theme while Xel-Ha has many caves, coves and lagoons that you can explore and swim in. If youre looking to delve more into Mayan culture, then dont forget to include the Mayan Temple in Isla Mujeres in the itinerary, as well as Isla Contoy which has beautiful beaches and water activities for the tourist. When planning your Mexico vacation, always include this region for unforgettable unique experiences.
The Beauty of Cancun
Guaranteed to bring in some fun and excitement to your Mexico vacation is the city of Cancun. Mexico vacations that include a trip to Cancun will give you a glimpse of this tropical paradise that has a lot of beautiful beaches like the Playa Tortugas, Playa Chac-Mool, Playa Langosta, Playa Delfines, Playa Marlin and the well known Playa Caracol that is famous among families with kids as it has a flat seabed minus the strong currents in other beaches. In the middle of the Cancun hotel zone is a surprise archaeological site of Ruinas del Rey and further south are the more known and popular Tulum Ruins, Coba Ruins and the Chichen Itza which is listed as one of the worlds new seven wonders. The jungles of Cancun beckons to you and you can reach it by horseback riding tour that will come from the Rancho Loma Bonita or using a Hummer. Otherwise, spend a day at the breathtaking Isla Mujeres which is located just off the coast of Cancun where you can select from a variety of water sports. There are also mystical and mysterious caves with a breathtaking exhibit of stalactites and stalagmites at the Rio Secreto. These are just but a few of the things you will see in Cancun with a whole lot more in line for you to enjoy.
Long stretches of beautiful palm-lined beaches are guaranteed to lure visitors to the Gold Coast of Mexico and the city of Mazatlan. Mazatlan is a very interesting marriage of history, culture and fun activities. The citys second oldest plaza, Plazuela Machado is in Old Mazatlan where the famed twin-towered cathedral is also located. A refreshing start or end of your day is a stroll along the malecon or promenade which is Mexicos most scenic walkway along the oceanfront lined with palm trees that connects the old part of Mazatlan with the vibrant zona dorada or resort area. There are countryside tours that include a visit to the villages of Concordia, Copala and Cosala on the Sierra Madre Mountains which has the finest hand-crafted furniture and ceramic and clay handicrafts. Include a tour of Mazatlans trademark islands, Isla de Chivos (Goat Island), Isla de Pajaros (Bird Island) and Isla de Venados (Deer Island) with fine sand beaches. The passionate side of Mexico of Mexico is very much evident in Mazatlan.