Latin atmosphere, warmth and exceptional landscapes: Mexico promises a trip that is exotic, mythical and fascinating! Indeed, despite marked inequalities, the country shines with its natural wealth and cultural heritage, and includes everything we look for when we go on surf trip.
With 9,000 km of coastline, Mexico has countless surf spots. Most of the waves are concentrated in the East on the Gulf of Mexico and in the West along the Pacific Ocean, with world famous spots like Baja California or Puerto Escondido. These surf-able beach breaks all year round make the country a top choice destination for snow sports enthusiasts.
Only downside: the price of the plane ticket. If once there, the cost of living can balance the expenses, enjoy the tourist visa to stay in the territory 90 days to maximize the return on the flight!
There are many surfcamps in Mexico. We have selected for you the best of them to live an unforgettable experience during your next vacation in Mexico!Discover the surf camps in Mexico
Mexico offers a wide variety of spots. Baja California is one of the best places to put your boardbag with waves for all levels, from the beginner to the most experienced surfer. For experts, Puerto Escondido, also known as "Mexico Pipeline" in reference to the power of the North Shore Hawaiian, is one of the best beach breaks in the world. Other great spots await you in the Oaxaca region as well as in lower California, especially on the beaches of Colima or on the island of Todos Santos. And for lovers of longboard and a little gypsy atmosphere, go north in the small fishing village of Sayulita, where the famous family of surfers, Mignot, has set his bags!
In Mexico, the swell operates all year round. On the weather side, the dry season runs from November to May, and the wet season from June to October. Tropical rains can be torrential but do not last long. The best time to visit Mexico is between October and April, with a dry climate and not too overwhelming heat. To avoid the crowd, note that in July and August, tourists flock from all over the world to invade the beaches, and that at the end of winter, students come to party on the side of Cancun for the famous "Spring Break"!
When traveling to Mexico, the question of security arises. Most surfing areas are far enough away from the crime spots where drug cartels come together to do business. As everywhere else, remain discreet, dollars and surfboards remain a source of temptation in a country marked by strong inequalities. Redouble vigilance at night, and prefer to return by taxi rather than feet. To have precise information on the places to avoid, do not hesitate to consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before leaving. On the side of natural risks, inform yourself regularly in case of cyclonic or seismic movement if you go to Mexico during the rainy season.
White sand beaches, arid deserts, wild jungle ... Mexico has a lot of natural riches that will appeal to trekking and hiking enthusiasts. The cultural heritage of the country is also unavoidable. The different civilizations that succeeded one another - Mayas, Aztecs, Olmecs, Toltecs - have left their mark with many lost cities, Mayan pyramids and pre-Columbian vestiges. Do not miss the must-see sites of Tulum, Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan or Guanajuato. The colonial period and the Revolution also left traces with many picturesque colonial cities. After your surf session in the morning, go lose yourself in the backcountry to discover the episodes of the tumultuous Mexican history!
Food, music, party and warmth of locals: Mexico is a paradise for those who like to enjoy good things! World famous, Mexican cuisine is unique in the world. Tortillas, tacos, guacamole, echiladas, quesadillas, burritos ... you will taste in Mexico the best dishes for very small sums in the puestos, these small street cafes. Do not hesitate to get lost in the "comida mercado" in cities that also serve typical dishes and to try the fondas, these small traditional restaurants for lunch. Side alcohol, beware of tequila, which will take you to party until the early morning in the bars and nightclubs of Cancun and Mexico!