Activities 2017-05-15T21:08:51+00:00

Lo De Marcos — Activities

Escape the crowds of Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita, and enjoy the pristine white sand beach of Lo De Marcos. Sip a cold coconut, watch the local fisherman bring in their daily catch, and relax in the warm ocean waters.
The beach is a beautiful white sand crescent with rocky outcroppings on both sides that are ideal for snorkeling. The ocean is typically very calm, providing excellent stand up paddle and kayak conditions. When the surf is up, a fun left hand point break runs along the rocks on the north end of the beach. After an afternoon in the sun, enjoy a cold beer and fresh ceviche at one of the many beachfront palapa style restaurants.
Originally a tiny fishing village, Sayulita has grown into a vibrant tourist destination. Located just north of the Bay of Banderas region, it is renowned for its rare black and white sand beaches and amazing surfing. Rustic taco stands and tortillerías adorn the town square. A recent government ordinance prevents the cutting of trees in order to maintain the enchanting ambiance of this tropical paradise.

San Francisco (San Pancho)
Just north of Sayulita is the quieter San Francisco, known to locals as San Pancho. A polo field attracts weekend visitors to wine and dine in the patio restaurant/lounge overlooking the game. The San Pancho Cultural Center offers nightly events including film screenings, art openings, cultural workshops and concerts. Downtown there are several popular restaurants specializing in wine bars and global cuisine. The community has also established a cooperative garden in the center of town and an impressive recycling program. An expansive beach lines this charming town.

Lo De Marcos
The inviting and authentically Mexican town of Lo De Marcos, mostly undiscovered by foreign tourists, is located just 10 minutes north of San Pancho. It is a popular spot for affluent Mexican families to vacation on weekends and holidays. The town is clean, quiet and tranquil, and the locals are very friendly. The beach is great to walk along or enjoy on horseback. On many weekdays you may have its wide expanse of beautiful, unspoiled beach to yourself. Lo de Marcos is a great destination for a family vacation or for expats seeking a beautiful beach, solitude, nature and tranquility.

Rincón de Guayabitos is a small and colorful resort and fishing village nestled between the rugged Sierra Madre Occidental mountains and the gentle Bay of Jaltemba. The name Rincón de Guayabitos means “corner of little guava trees” in reference to the guava orchards that used to be planted throughout the bay area. It is widely known as a safe, friendly, and family-oriented beach town, as well as a vacation spot for budget-conscious travelers. Recently Guayabitos has gained popularity as a second home destination for Americans, Canadians and Europeans.

Located just south of the well known town of San Blas, Chacala is the least developed vacation spot on Mexico’s Nayarit Coast. While Chacala was a Mexican commercial port 100 years ago, it remained relatively hidden until a new road was built last year. Chacala offers a calm bay with gentle surf for swimming, fishing and snorkeling, and it has some of the best surfing in the area. Chacala is an ecological convergence zone for hundreds of birds and sits under an ancient volcano where one can hike and look back on the sweeping vista of Chacala Bay

The surf in this region of Mexico is generally one-half to one-third the size of more powerful breaks to the south. For average surfers, longboarders and SUP this is welcome news considering mainland Mexico’s surf can reach 20-30 feet at the most exposed spots, It is unusual to see surf over 6-8 feet face heights in this region.

What is lost in size is compensated for in quality. The spots inside the bay are well protected and offshore in the dominant afternoon Westerlies. The ideal swell angles are 205-230 (SW) or 280-300 (WNW). The SW swells are most common from April to October and the WNW swells from December to March. Tropical swells from storms passing to the west provide another source of swell from June-October.

Overall the surf is very consistent for longboarding and SUP and less consistent for shortboarding. For this reason, this is a great destination for longboarders, SUP, beginners and intermediates.
The breaks in this region are a mix of coral reef and rock bottom with a few beachbreaks. There are both right and left breaks, but rights are dominant by about 2 to 1. A-frame peaks, long walls, rippable sections, and perfect lines are typical of this region – not so much big tubes, but there are opportunities to get barreled including a few ledges and reefs.

The dry season is from November to May and the wet season is from June to October. The dry season is cooler and less humid, while more sultry tropical weather prevails in the wet season.

The fishing and spearfishing in the Nayarit is world class. Seasoned fisherman can fish the river mouth at Lo De Marcos beach where it is not uncommon to land a 20+ pound pargo or spanish mackerel.
Take a fishing tour aboard a panga and troll the outside waters for dorado, tuna, sailfish and marlin! Our fishing tour will pick you up from Lo De Marcos beach and includes cold drinks and all fishing gear. (If you are spearfishing, you will need to bring your own equipment.)
Enjoy a tour around the waters of Punta de Mita aboard a private luxury catamaran. Snorkel the crystal clear waters of the Las Marietas Islands and find hidden beaches, caves, and a wide variety of exotic sea life.
The tour includes the following:

    • Continental breakfast
    • Freshly prepared lunch (made on the boat!)/li>
    • Full Open Bar (All day)
    • Snorkeling gear
    • Fishing gear
    • Kayaks
    • Paddle boards
    • Surround Sound System
    • Music library
    • Two Bathrooms (Men/Women)
    • Fresh water shower on deck
    • Comfortable gallery seating
    • Waiter for drink service
Enjoy a guided tour on horseback through the virgin jungles of the Nayarit and along the beach at Lo De Marcos. The tour includes drinks and lunch and originates from the front door of the hacienda.