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Surfing - Mexico
Surfing - Mexico
Surfing - Mexico
Surfing - Mexico

Mexico has 9,330 kilometers of coastline along the Pacific Ocean, ideal for those surfers looking for great beaches and huge waves. Mexican beaches are very popular worldwide; therefore surfers from all over the planet come here to catch waves that can reach up to eight meters height. Many national and international competitions take place in the Pacific Coast, mostly held during summer.

The Pacific Cost of Mexico is a perfect place to enjoy all types of waves, from slow rollers to extreme, hollow tubes. The most popular beaches for surfing in Mexico are often crowded during summer months, but you can always find a lot of remote surfing spots where you will have plenty of space for just your own self.

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There is at least one good surf spot near almost any major vacation destination in Mexico. If you are planning to travel to Mexico for surf trips, this are the most recommended destinations:

Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist resort located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, popular known as the "Mexican Pipeline" for being one of the top ten surfing meccas in the world. Home of an international surf contest in mid November and the Mexpipe Challenge in February, Puerto Escondido’s coastline offers surf breaks for both beginners and professionals.

The main surfing beach is Zicatela, where there are strong rip tides and some of the most powerful waves in the world. Extreme caution is advised for tourist when surfing or swimming in this beach. Other popular and less dangerous beaches of Puerto Escondido are Playa Bacocho, Playa Carrizalillo, Playa Marineros and Playa Principal.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, located in the Mexican state of Jalisco, offers an extremely wide variety of attractions and entertainment options; every day there are many cultural events and exhibitions, and day-trip tours to the jungle. Night life is very intense in this resort city; there are many clubs and high quality restaurants offering a wide variety of food. Hotels in Puerto Vallarta are affordable, but surfers usually prefer hostels in Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta has a coastline with more than 100 miles of stunning beaches, ideal for surf lovers. The most popular beach is Playa de los Muertos, which is surrounded by the neighborhood of Olas Altas. Other popular beaches are Playa de Oro and Playa Mismaloya. The different beach zones have big or small waves, making Puerto Vallarta a favorite Mexican surfing spot. 

San Miguel

San Miguel is located in the state of North Baja California close to the city of Ensenada. It has a rocky beach which is very popular among surfers for its enormous and constant waves. Every year many national and international surf competitions take place in this marvelous beach.

On the beach there is a tourist establishment with all the essential services, including a camping area. San Miguel is an ideal place for enjoying adventure and nature. 

Banderas Bay

Banderas Bay is in the Mexican state of Nayarit, where there are several good surf spots along its south coastline. This bay has different reefs, beach and rock jetty breaks. The best months for surfing are between July to November.

The most popular beaches for surfing in the Banderas Bay are Bahia, El Faro and Burros. There are several surf shops and surf resorts in the area offering board rentals, accessories, surf trips and tours.

La Tica

The state of Michoacan has a magnificent large deserted coastline and it is a dreaming place for surf lovers. The beaches offer some spectacular and powerful surf breaks that are particularly apt for the more experienced surfers.

La Tica is one of the best spot for surfing in Michoacan; at the beach there are a few small palapa restaurants with hammocks and camping area. Also there is a small town with grocery stores and other services.


Located in the state of Guerrero, Acapulco is a resort city with more than 12 miles of coastline. There is an exiting nightlife in Acapulco with fancy clubs and high quality restaurants. Check for prices and availability in Acapulco hotels and Acapulco hostels. Try to book your accommodation in advance because Acapulco is a top tourist destination in Mexico, thus you can find problems with availability or either to find a good deal.

Acapulco has beautiful beaches with big waves and some powerful breaks for surfing; it is a major destination for surfers from all over the world. The most widely known surf spot is Playa Bonfi where some national and international competitions take place. Acapulco is certainly a must-seeing destination for those visiting Mexico.

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