Looking to hit some serious waves in Mexico but not sure where to start? Not to worry – we’ve amassed a list of top locations that will thrill your sense of adventure and won’t lighten your wallet too much.
Most of these places aren’t packed to the brim with tourists either, meaning that you can share the waves with fellow enthusiasts without having to get up at 5am to reserve your lounge chair!
We’re almost hesitant to place this little gem on this list, as we don’t want too many people to find out about it! It’s a sleepy fishing village where time has seemingly stood still, with the traditional feel of the traditional Mexican seaside town still very much present. Troncones vacation rentals are fairly plentiful and you can find either a traditional hotel or a bungalow for rent.
It’s also very close to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, which has all of the facilities you’d want from a modern city. So if you’re a little tired of life away from your local mall (does that happen?), you have endless options just half an hour north of Troncones.
Let’s talk surfing, though. Troncones point is an amazing place for surfers, as it’s suitable for newbies as well as seasoned vets. You just have to time your visit according to how the waves are behaving. Waves can hit 15 feet from May to October, so proceed with caution during this period!
There are a bunch of other surf locations nearby as well, so you have plenty of options. It’s not all about the surf either; La Saladita is a gorgeous area where long boarders will be in their element.
This is another low-key and sleepy fishing village, where you’ll find many other surfers that are there purely for the waves. So if you’re looking for a resort break with the pretentious crowds that go alongside, this is not the place for you.
This place has Zicatela, which has pretty much entered surfing folklore for its incredible pipeline. This is the place that really started turning heads for surfers everywhere and what made Mexico a legit surfing destination.
Chilled, quiet and with picture-perfect waves. Can a surfer ask for anything more? San Blas has plenty to offer and once held the record for the longest wave on the planet.
It has everything you’d want for beginners and the serious surfers alike, with affordable lessons available for those that are just starting out. Newbies should clear the area around October, though, as this is when the ‘pro’ season starts.
Baja California Sur
The thing that makes this place so ideal is just how close it is to the United States. You’ll find plenty of West Coasters hanging around this stretch of beach, waiting for that perfect wave.
At its core, it’s turned very much into the all-inclusive resort town, but that shouldn’t necessarily put you off. The waves are still solid and there’s nothing that will stop that.
In addition, there are still pockets dotted around the area that are a little less busy – San Jose del Cabo, for example, is a little less touristy but still has everything you’d need for a perfect surf break.