Mexico offers tourists a lot of attractions and activities. It is rich in culture, natural beauty and people that are warm, welcoming and full of life. San Pancho may not be one of the first Mexican hideaways that come to mind if you’re looking for some surf, sand and sun, but once you discover this gem, you’ll keep coming back for more.
If you love to hit the waves, then you may want to try surfing at San Pancho. It is located north of Puerto Vallarta, in San Francisco, Riviera Nayarit Mexico. Locals call it San Pancho. It’s easily accessible to tourists since Puerto Vallarta is only half an hour away.
Surfing in San Pancho will appeal to intermediate as well as those looking for something more challenging. It is a perfect surfing area because San Pancho is conveniently located within an hour of more than twelve reef breaks. The weather is temperate just about all year round. The weather on land is a balmy 80 degrees while the water is a comfortable mid 70 degrees. During the rainy season, the waves can be up to ten feet high.
Another reason that this area is highly appealing to surfers is because unlike other beach towns, San Pancho is still relatively undiscovered. This means no crowds, so you can pretty much have the waters to yourself. It is important to also know that San Pancho has a mean undertow, so word to the wise!
There are surf tours available since you may need local guides to take you to the best surf spots. Punta de Mita is the place to be. El Faro, Burros and La Lancha are some of the other more popular reefs. For beginners, there is Sayulita, where the waves are milder. Early morning is the best time for surfers looking for some challenge. Both short and longboards are ideal for use and available for rent. Funboards are also available for rent. Rental fees are for all day use.
Package tours are also available and so you don’t have to worry about your accommodations. You can get private surf lessons during your five-day stay, or spend all eight days out in the water if you’re an expert. There’s a vacation surf package that will cater to just about anyone.
Before you head out to the weather, check out the weather advisories, which are readily available from the surf shops in the area. Be careful of the strong undertow and always observe proper safety precautions while having fun.
Consider San Pancho if you’re looking for some fun and relaxation options when you’re heading down to Mexico. You’ll love it!