Colorful Marine World of Mexico
There are a lot of diving options for diving professionals and amateur who want to explore the rich marine life of Mexico. You get different diving experiences when you dive in the Pacific Ocean on the west coast, the Caribbean Sea, the cenote or sinkhole diving and diving at the worlds second largest reef, the Great Maya Barrier Reef. The cities of Cozumel, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta provide very good diving spots too. Cozumel is popular for the beautiful reefs along its coast and its elaborate underwater vista considered as one of the most beautiful in the world with cliffs, canyons and underwater plants. Cancun on the other hand gives a choice of either the shallow and colorful reefs of Playa del Carmen or Chinchorro Banks which gives access to the Great Maya Barrier Reef. Puerto Vallarta too is equally famous with islands and bays nearby and has added underwater creatures of whale sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and a host of tropical fish. There are several other diving sites in Cabo San Lucas and La Paz that will give you a beautiful tour of the underwater landscapes.
The Surfing Waves of Escondido
Worth including in your Mexico vacation itinerary is Puerto Escondido which is called as the Mexican Pipeline and is known as one of the top ten surfing destinations in the world. It hosts the Mexpipe Challenge in February and an international surf contest in November. All types of surfers will get the best wave choices. Puerto Escondido has several beaches where you can go swimming but it is not advisable in Playa Zicatela, the main surfing beach because of strong rip tides and some of the most powerful waves in the world which even bests the famous Hawaii Banzai Pipeline. This surfing spot is limited to very experienced surfers only as even the most professional surfers have met accidents that have placed them in wheelchairs for life. The Point is another popular surfing area with a rapid and tough surf ride. The Far Bar at the end of the beach break is another surfing area with the most surfers since the waters there is deeper than other areas and the waves break further from the shore. Puerto Escondido is truly a surfers paradise and is best recommended for surfing lovers coming on their Mexico vacations.
Enjoying the Sites of Cancun
Think of Cancun and what comes to mind is the fun and enjoyment that a vacation to this place will bring. This tropical paradise packages some of the most beautiful beaches of Mexico like the Playa Tortugas, Playa Chac-Mool, Playa Langosta, Playa Delfines, Playa Marlin and the well known Playa Caracol with its flat seabed with no strong currents like in other beaches which makes it ideal for families with children in tow. Search out the Mayan archaeological sites of Ruinas del Rey right in the middle of Cancun hotel zone or go south to the larger sites of Tulum Ruins, the mysterious Coba Ruins and one of the worlds seven wonders, the Chichen Itza. Those who want to explore the jungles of Cancun can choose either to go horseback riding from the Rancho Loma Bonita or go for a Hummer jungle tour. Take a day tour and indulge in the water sports available there at the Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun. Explore Rio Secreto, a maze of mystical caves that has a lot of stalactites and stalagmites inside. These are just but a few of the things you will see in Cancun with a whole lot more in line for you to enjoy.
Swimming with the Dolphins in Mexico
Dolphins abound in the warm waters of Mexico and you get the chance to swim with them if you include this activity in your Mexico vacation. Get up close and personal with these sea mammals in a protected environment and discover how intelligent and friendly they can really be. There are several dolphin centers or dolphinariums throughout Mexico. Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Cabo San Lucas and the Riviera Maya region are popular tourist destinations not only for their incredible waters but also for the swimming with the dolphins facilities. There is the Cabo Dolphin Center located in the Cabo San Lucas Marina, which is one of the worlds most exclusive dolphin centers. Atlantida is located in the Wet n Wild aquatic park of Cancun and has dolphins in the fenced open waters. Xcaret, Xel-Ha and the Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen are the locations of the Delphinus which is the biggest dolphinarium chain in the Mexican Caribbean and Riviera Maya region. You can have games, embrace and ride the dolphins or otherwise watch the dolphins perform for you. Once in your life, this activity is really worth including in your Mexico vacation.