- Scuba Diving in Cozumel & Along the Yucatán's Caribbean Coast: The coral reefs off Cozumel, Mexico's premier diving destination, are among the top five dive spots in the world. The Yucatán's coastal reef, part of the planet's second-largest reef system and a national marine park, affords excellent diving all along the coast. Diving from Isla Mujeres is quite spectacular. Especially beautiful is the Chinchorro Reef, 32km (20 miles) offshore from Mahahual or Xcalak.
- Fly-Fishing off the Punta Allen & Mahahual Peninsulas: Serious anglers will enjoy the challenge of fly-fishing the saltwater flats and lagoons on the protected sides of these peninsulas.
- Hiking & Horseback Riding in the Copper Canyon: Miles and miles of beautiful, remote, challenging canyon lands are paradise for the serious hiker or rider. Follow a Tarahumara Indian guide, who can take you deep into the canyons to places rarely viewed by tourists. Experienced horseback riders can set up a 12-day ride with Paraíso del Oso that tests a rider's skill in mountainous terrain. It has to be the most challenging ride in North America.
- Golf in Puerto Vallarta & Los Cabos: Puerto Vallarta has eight championship courses, including a second Jack Nicklaus Signature course in Punta Mita. Fabulous courses are also within easy driving distance along the Pacific Coast at El Tamarindo, Isla Navidad, and Manzanillo. The Corridor between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas is one of the world's premier golf destinations, with seven championship courses slated for the area.
- Surfing the Pacific Coast: The world-class break at Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido is a lure for surfers from around the globe. It challenges the best in the sport each September and October, when the waves peak and the annual surf competitions take place. Other noted surf breaks in Mexico include Sayulita, Punta Mita, and Las Islitas Beach near San Blas (all north of Puerto Vallarta); Playa Costa Azul, on the outskirts of San José del Cabo; and "Killers" at Todos Santos Island in northern Baja.
- Sportfishing in La Paz: Billfishing for magnificent marlin and sailfish is popular in southern Baja, and La Paz pulls in the most consistent share. Fishing is excellent in Los Cabos, Mazatlán, Manzanillo, and Zihuatanejo, too.
- Sea Kayaking in the Sea of Cortez: From Cabo San Lucas to La Paz, and continuing north, the Sea of Cortez is a sea kayaker's dream. Explore its dozens of tiny coves and impressive inlets, under the watchful gaze of sea lions and dolphins. Professional outfitters provide gear, guides, and instruction.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.