The destinations that line the Pacific Ocean are Mexico’s most beautiful and scenic resort areas. Beach resorts mix with charming fishing villages, while the beauty of the mountains frames the magnificent coastline. Culture and history are rich and alive in the towns and markets on this stretch of coast. This is the Pacific Coast, where you can stay in a luxury resort or a small charming hotel, experience amazing regional cuisine, zipline above or go hiking along a tropical forest. From championship golf courses to the waters that make this region most famous, view our new high definition videos and see why there is something for everyone along the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
Featured Destination - Puerto Vallarta / Riviera Nayarit
Puerto Vallarta is an exotic blend of old-world colonial charm and modern sophistication. This destination offers beautiful golden sand beaches, championship golf and a vibrant seafront Malecón with an abundance of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Choose from a wide variety of hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
Riviera Nayarit offers top-notch hotels, luxurious boats at its marina, excellent spas, world-class golf, white and golden sand beaches. Discover quaint seaside villages, as well as eco-tourism adventures that take you into the natural beauty beyond the water.
Vallarta ranks in the top two food destinations throughout the country of Mexico. From food vendors on the Malecon to gourmet dining, view Vallarta's unique eats and how you can experience them on your next vacation.
Discover the beauty of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, where old world charm meets modern sophistication. For a very special vacation experience, visit Huatulco on Mexico’s southern Pacific Coast. Here, deluxe modern resorts are set amidst a natural, unspoiled setting and mountainous backdrop, and 22-miles of picturesque beaches dot the nearly virgin Pacific coastline. Visit Huatulco’s nine sparkling bays and enjoy nearly guaranteed sunshine all winter long!
In the town of La Crucecita, Huatulco you will find Cafe Juanita. This cafe not only serves favorite dishes of the region but also offers cooking classes. Owners Jane and Alfredo will take you on a culinary journey using some of the freshest and authentic ingredients of the area. Our slide show features the Chiles and Chocolate Cooking Class.
Take a cooking class in town and learn to create some local cuisines
including salsas, mole's and a variety of traditional dishes.
Taste Oaxaca delicacies - Mezcal tasting, Grasshoppers and Chocolate.
Experience a Colonial city and the ancient ruins of Mont Albán overnight in Oaxaca.
Hire a boat and visit one of Huatulco’s 36 pristine beaches for a day. You might have it all to yourself.
Combine the best of Mexico’s both worlds with a visit to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Ixtapa, a world-class destination with luxurious hotels and a vibrant nightlife, offers a striking contrast to nearby Zihuatanejo, an unpretentious fishing village with authentic Mexican charm. The two resort areas share an ideal climate and 16 miles of incredible golden sand beaches.
Since 2011 Ixtapa-Zihuatenjo celebrates its cuisine and culture with the Food & Wine Festival. Partnering with Food & Wine, some of the best American and Mexican celebrity chefs meet in this Pacific Paradise. The 2013 festival will take place in early spring.
Sip a Margarita while watching one of the country's most vibrant sunsets.
Take a trip to Ixtapa Island, where you can hike the cactus lined trails or
take a swim or snorkel on one of several beaches.
Dive through 100 foot canyons or snorkel at 10 feet with warm water temperatures.
See corals, colorful fish and even explore a ship wreck.
Named the best Sport fishing destination in the world by Saltwater Sport Fishing Magazine,
some of the most memorable “fish tales” can be found here.
Los Cabos is located where the Sea of Cortés meets the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by dramatic desert and mountains, offering a contrast of beauties. It is a destination of two towns, San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, and the Corridor, which runs between them and is home to some of the world’s top resorts. Enjoy championship golf and world-renowned sport fishing, as well as the chance to get a birds-eye view of the desert via zipline. Whale watchers flock here between December and April to see the whales breach in their triumphant glory. Beaches here are beautiful, dramatic and diverse.