There are so many activities that can be enjoyed in the water and on land while on vacation in Mexico; a shortlist will not do it justice. The fun can probably be separated into several different categories: interacting with wildlife, motorized water sports, non-motorized water sports, fishing, and cenote swimming to name just a few.
One of the most unforgettable experiences you may ever have is having a close encounter with a whale in its natural habitat. Whale watching has become a huge business in Mexico and thousands of people every year turn out to tour local Mexican waters to see humpback whales frolic in the ocean. This activity is more prevalent on the Pacific coast, but there are also tours on the Caribbean side of Mexico. In a similar vein, swimming with dolphins has become an exciting experience in many locales in Mexico and swimming with manta rays is a growing industry as well.
It is amazing to see what technology has done to the old jet skis we remember from the eighties. Wave runners and speedboats are much faster today and provide many thrills for tourists of all ages. They can usually be rented by the half-hour and can turn an ordinary day at the beach into a fantastic escapade. Water skiing is another pastime that gets lost sometimes, but it is an exciting activity that requires some skill. Parasailing is a newer sport that involves a boat pulling you out to sea as you are wearing a parachute. As the boat cruises along the coast, you are lifted hundreds of feet in the air. This is quite the way to sightsee! It is described as exhilarating by those who attempt it, but you probably need to be devoid of the fear of heights in order to attempt this one.
Hobie cats, catamarans, and kayaks are all forms of non-motorized craft that will scoot you across the water, either by sail or by paddle. This is a more relaxed form of entertainment and will entice those who wish to do a bit of exploring at their own pace. Surfing, windsurfing, and boogie boarding are non-motorized as well, but each has its own measure of thrill. To fulfill your need to explore, scuba diving and snorkeling are water sports that may have you discovering a hidden treasure.
Mexico has over 6,500 miles of fishable coastline that is a fisherman's dream. Most coastal resort areas will have marinas with dozens of fishing crafts available to charter for the day or half-day. The fishing in every area of Mexico's coastline is said to be marvelous. Whether you are heading out into the ocean to wrestle with a fish bigger than you are or if you long for the serenity of a pristine bass filled mountain lake or stream, Mexico has it all.
As you can see, you should not have any problem finding a recreation that suits you while you enjoy your vacation in Mexico. The choices are as varied as people's personalities. The best part is that no one says that you have to limit yourself. You can try them all.
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