Mexico is an exceptional country that straddles the space between North America and South America, encompassing thousands of years of awesome history with the added bonus of being a must-visit travel destination.
One of the reasons that it’s so popular with visitors is because of the sheer range of water sports available, including scuba diving, sailing, jet skiing and swimming. It can be difficult to choose where to go in Mexico and which sports to try, so here is a quick list to help inspire you to make the most of your time in this beautiful country.
You can go loco down in Acapulco, but that would mean that you’d miss out on all the great things that this port city has to offer.
After you’ve arrived at your hotel, head to Acapulco Bay, which boasts calm and tranquil waters that are just perfect for just about every type of water sport, whether you prefer them above the water of deep below the surface. Swim at the beaches that run along the bay, snorkel at sites around Caletilla Beaches, then rent a jet ski, or a bronco (also known as a mini motor boat) for a break back at the bay.
If you prefer your water sports to be a little more adventurous, go white water rafting in Velacruz, where you will find lots of different rivers flowing down from the mountains that dot the coast.
The most famous rivers to raft are Rio Antigua and Rio Pescados, which can be used all year round and you can join fellow extreme sports enthusiasts by booking a rafting trip from the nearby town of Jalcomulco.
One of the most popular destinations in Mexico, Cancun is a hive of activity, especially if you want to get out on the water and see the city from a different angle.
Parasailing is a very fun and extremely accessible sport in this area. Whenever you go to the beach, you will see the parasailers hovering on the horizon. Meanwhile, below the surface lurks the world’s second largest barrier reef, and associated marine wildlife which is just waiting to be explored by scuba divers. Additional sites to explore include several shipwrecks and underground caves.
Paddle boarding is also available to tourists. Known as SUP, this type of paddle boarding involves standing on a long board. Lessons can be booked at Las Perlas Marina or beach clubs on Isla Mujeres.