Best season for surfing in Mexico

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Mexico has a number of destinations that are attractive for surfers. If you’re looking for the best waves and the best atmosphere, this is the place for you. The rainy season brings with it the best waves. The breaking waves will delight fans of this sport and Mexico has become a diverse and enchanting place for sport lovers so the country is the perfect destination for practising this sport.

The image we have of Mexico is one of tranquil, paradisical beaches, but you may be surprised to find out there are other beaches that have some of the best waves around, which are just as beautiful as the beaches filled with nature and respect. 

Where to catch the waves

In Ensenada, the birthplace of surfing in Mexico, where the love of this sport first started. In this Mexican port town, you’ll get to enjoy the real Mexico: stroll along the Malecón, visit the fish market and taco stalls.

Los Cabos has become one of the most influential surfing destinations in the whole of Baja California. In recent years it has become a destination for surfers due to its crystal clear waters and year-round mild temperatures.

Sayulita is a mythical place for surfers, a town which each year receives millions of tourists but which manages to conserve its authenticity. The galleries of Sayulita sell the artwork of the Huichol, an indigenous people. In the southwest, the Marietas Islands are home to a wealth of wildlife, such as humpback whales and dolphins.


Zicatela, according to visit Mexico is one of the four best surfing beaches in Mexico. Here you will find a small beach just 4 km long but with incredible waves that reach up to six metres in height. 

Puerto Escondido, a paradise for surf lovers, known as the “Mexican Pipeline”. Its waves, the tropical vegetation and all the entertainment available in the area make this beach the jewel in the crown. The strong breaking waves in this part of the beach put the courage of most surfers to the test: great board skills and experience are needed to surf these waves. If you’re not a professional, you can try other water sports: snorkelling, diving, sport fishing, or turtle, dolphin and even whale watching, as recommended in Lonely Planet


If after a few days of exercise and sport you decide to take some time to relax, we recommend a visit to the Riviera Maya. Tulum is the Mayan city par excellence. It owes its name to the “wall” that in times gone by used to face the sea. Walking among the ruins of its temples or simply admiring them from a distance will
connect you with the thousand year old force that makes up Mexican identity: sensitivity, ingenuity and freedom.

Highlights on the Riviera Maya which are not to be missed include: Cobá, in the heart of the Yucatán jungle; the wonder of Playa Paraíso; the magical cenotes, or freshwater wells, notable among which are Gran Cenote, Zacil-Ha and Aktun-Ha.

If unspoilt nature is what you’re after, visit the Sian Ka’an Reserve. The Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve is the biggest in Mexico; it protects more than 500 hectares of ecosystems, 800 species of plants, 360 species of birds and other animals.

As well as being home to a cultural treasure, Riviera Maya is a destination of pure sunshine, where you’ll find your perfect holiday and make it a reality. Stay at the Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an, a place where you’ll experience the Mayan jungle in an exclusive setting.

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