While the surf culture may not be as well-known as Hawaii or Australia, Mexico has some of the most exciting surfing spots in the world. The surf potential there is enormous, and can be experienced year ‘round. The water temperature is great, the beach breaks are world-class, and it is definitely more budget-friendly than some of its more famous counterparts.
So, where should you go on your next surf adventure? Here are the top 4 beach towns to catch a wave in Mexico:
1. Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
Some of the biggest waves in Mexico are caught at Puerto Escondido. Playa Zicatela hosts the most famous waves in the area, with lefts and rights up to 20 ft. It’s no surprize Zicatela beach hosts competitions regularly. Recognized as the “Mexican Pipeline,” Puerto Escondido is known for consistently providing perfect waves. When you’re not in the water, take advantage of the areas excellent bars, restaurants, boutiques and markets. There is something for everyone in this surf paradise.
2. Pascuales, Colima
A world-class Pacific Coast surfing destination, Pascuales is famous for year-round, consistent surf, with impressive barrels and nice warm water. It also boasts beautiful scenery and culture, as a quaint fishing village with great views. Pascaules is also well-known for its delicious sea food and affordable accommodations. With all this and more to offer, Pascuales beach is a destination you won’t just visit once.
3. Sayulita, Nayarit
Sayulita is a small town on the Riveria Nayarit, and less ‘untouched’ by tourism than many other more well-known spots in the area. Here, kids and adults of all ages take advantage of the surf in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. In fact, Sayulita attracts surfers from all over the world. The nightlife in Sayulita is more low-key, with the absence of large bars and night clubs. However, you’ll find unique street-side taquerias serving the most delicious food and drinks, and live outdoor bands on the beach to keep you entertained at all hours.
4. Ensenada, Baja California
The beaches in Ensenada have something for everyone. Whether you’re a newbie or experienced competitor, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re just learning to surf, check out Playa Hermosa; if you’re a more experienced surfer, San Miguel may be more your style. Surf competitions are frequently held in Ensenada due to both the quality of waves and amazing coastal views. What’s more, there are accommodation options for every budget, and a great nightlife vibe.
Inspired to plan your next surfing adventure in Mexico yet? With thousands of miles of incredible coastline, we don’t blame you! Here’s some additional info about surfing in Mexico.
In the meantime, enjoy a taste of authentic Mexico right here in Texas. Benito’s Mexican Restaurant offers the best in quality Mexican food, serving our community since 1981.