Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
** Please post your recommendations ONLY in response to request...do not start a new thread. Thanks!
Mexican RivieraIncludes: Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Loreto, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Pichilingue/La Paz, Puerto Vallarta, Topolobampo & Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico
If you can get off the ship early, take the tender to the main dock, and for about USD$3, you can get a water taxi from there over to Playa El Medano where there's banana boats, parasailing, seadoo rentals (USD$80/hr) etc.
You cannot swim at the beaches on the Pacific (eg at the Finisterra Hotel) due to the severe riptides. As a matter of fact they don't even allow you to walk in the surf due to the existing dangerous surf.
There are also other great beaches all the way up the Sea of Cortez side. It's a lot quicker doing the water taxi to Medano than walking around the marina to the beach (35 mins).
Have a great cruise and...
Ciao for now!!!
Empress of England (CP)
1959 - Greenock to Montreal
Oriana (P & O) 1973 - San Francisco to Auckland
Atlas (Epirotiki) 1987 - Eastern Mediterranean
Viking Serenade (RCCL) 1998 - Los Angeles to Baja rtn