Azure waters, white sands, epic cuisine, lively nightlife, ancient ruins – there is so much to love about Mexico, and that’s why it is on top of the vacation list for many looking to travel. What could make it better? Sailing along the coastline with those you care about most on a luxurious yacht charter! Here we’ll share all the best places to do this to ensure you have the ultimate trip.
The Sea of Cortez
The Sea of Cortez is situated in North West Mexico. This marginal stretch of sea separates mainland Mexico and the Baja California Peninsula. It truly is a spectacular part of the country that is sure to leave a lasting impression. With more than 900 islands and endless anchorage points, there is plenty to see and do. Some numerous protected coves and caves can be kayaked through, and the dusty red desert islands sprawled across the turquoise water is a stunning sight. Under the water, you’ll find a thriving ecosystem that is bursting with marine life. It’s not uncommon to spot large colonies of sea lions, sea turtles often pop up around the boat, and several species of whales pass through annually. Snorkeling here will have you entertained for hours, with over 800 exotic fish species, manta rays, and world-class reefs, there’s plenty to take in and explore.
The Riviera Maya
On Mexico’s eastern Yucatán Peninsula, you’ll find a stretch of Caribbean coastline known as The Riviera Maya. Nestled on the shores to the north, you’ll find the world-famous Cancun. This area is a hive of activity, and it’s not hard to understand why, with crystal clear beaches and white sand, captivating archaeological ruins, tranquil lagoons, hotels galore, cenotes, and underwater caverns, you’ll never get bored here. When taking a yacht charter in this area you can either choose to spend your time on the water or opt for stops to check out local highlights. If you enjoy snorkeling, you are spoilt for choice with many options on offer. Some popular ones include snorkeling at the Great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. This is the second-largest reef in the world and is home to an abundance of sea life. Another great choice is visiting the world-renowned MUSA Underwater Museum. It is like nothing else you’ll ever see. Underwater, there are over 470 life-sized sculptures which not only is awe-inspiring, but it is also helping to promote reef growth while providing new habitats for thousands of species.
The Mexican Riviera
Located along the Pacific Coast of Mexico is the ever-stunning Mexican Riviera. This area is known as the beach resort region and is made up of twenty cities and lagoons. If you’re looking for a trip that has glorious food, days soaking up the sunshine in a picture-perfect setting, this place is for you. Onshore you’ll find luxury marinas that house superyachts, lagoons, postcard-worthy beaches, endless bars, restaurants, and entertainment options. With an expansive stretch of coastline, there are ample ports to explore when sailing on a yacht charter here. From the water, you can admire the city’s night lights and rolling hills and cliffs. You can escape the hustle and bustle while getting waited on hand and foot.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is found on the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula, and it is perched between golf courses and undulating desert peaks. Here you can visit the famous El Arco rock arch. These spectacular rock formations can be seen up close on a jet ski or kayak, or you can stay dry and look at them from onboard with an icy cold margarita if you prefer. While sailing at Cabo San Lucas, you can swim, fish, or simply kick back and relax while you float along the calm Caribbean Sea.
When you think of a Mexican getaway, things such as tropical rainforests, jungle adventures, beaches, sunshine, and tacos may come to mind. You can have all of that and more at Puerto Vallarta. It is a resort town positioned on Mexico’s Pacific coast, in Jalisco state. Best known for its buzzing nightlife, water activities, and beautiful beaches. Being so close to the Pacific Ocean, the number of water activities on offer is boundless. You can fill your day with adventures such as paddle boarding, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling while surrounded by colorful fish and marine life, and exploring secluded beach havens. If you’re more inclined to spend the day unwinding on board, this idyllic location provides the perfect setting. What better way to top off a day full of action than by watching the most magical sunsets on the water with a cold drink in hand.
Are you ready to book the trip of a lifetime?
The great thing about booking a yacht charter is that many operators will let you customize the itinerary to suit your preferences which means you see everything you want without missing out on a single thing! Sailing in Mexico offers an experience that cannot be matched by land-based activities. The hardest part is deciding when you want to go and for how long. Here at Riviera Charters, we have an expansive fleet, and when traveling with us, you can expect a first-class experience from the minute you step onboard. We take care of everything so you can relax and immerse yourself in luxury. Contact us today for more information.