Dreaming of a bareboat Mexico cruise? If you haven’t heard of bareboat cruising, it can be a great alternative to the “big box” cruise outfits. Picture this: You’ve wanted to see Mexico for years, and you’ve finally booked a cruise on one of those mammoth ships. After sleeping in a stateroom the size of a closet for days, you finally reach your first port of call. You head out to explore the local scenery, but guess what? You have to be back at the ship in 6 hours, so you can head off to your next destination.
With a bareboat Mexico cruise, you won’t be herded around and given a schedule. You’ll get to spend as much time in Mexican ports of call as you want. Want to spend an extra day relaxing in Zihuatanejo? Itching to soak in the Mayan ruins? You can do it on a bareboat Mexico cruise.
Here are just a few of the colorful, exciting ports of call you can visit:
- Ensenada: When you choose to visit Ensenada as a destination on your bareboat Mexico cruise, you can kick back at Hussong’s Cantina, a mainstay of the peninsula since 1892. You’ll also find stretches of peaceful white sand beaches and waterfront restaurants. Between trips to the beach, you can visit the peninsula’s wineries or browse the stalls at more than 100 clothing, jewelry and souvenir shops.
- Matzalan: If you like beaches, you’ll love Matzalan. This is the largest city on Mexico’s west coast, and it offers miles of calm sandy beaches. While you’re here, check out the 15 mile long carnival, play a round or two of golf or watch swan divers leap from the rocky oceanside cliffs. Venture beyond the tourist attractions and you’ll find the old restored city with its gothic architecture and towering cathedral.
- Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo: If you’re in the mood for a low-key stop, head for the towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Ixtapa offers plenty of laid-back bars and scenic golf courses, while Zihuatanejo is lined with cobblestone streets and art galleries. Snorkeling and diving are popular activities here. While you’re in Zihuatanejo, head to the El Faro lighthouse, where you can see the sun set over the majestic Sierra Madres.
Sound too good to be true? Fill out the contact form to have a DTS Travel expert help you plan your bareboat Mexico cruise, and you’ll find out just how spectacular Mexican cruising can be!
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