There is so much to do here in Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita and Los Ayala… fishing, kayaking, golf, tennis, yoga, horseback riding, whale and bird watching, tequila tours, shopping trips, a jungle boat ride or even a relaxing massage by the beach. For the adventurous, there are several tour companies nearby that offer swimming with dolphins, surfing, snorkeling, mountain biking, off-road jeep safaris and even an exciting zipline tour.
We, at Jaltemba Bay Life, have put together a list of fun and interesting things to do to ensure that you take advantage of everything our area has to offer, no matter whether you’re vacationing here for a week or if you live here year-round!
1 Go Fishing, Whale Watching or Kayaking
Fishing: The waters off the coast of Mexico are an ideal fishing ground for a huge variety of game fish including Dorado (mahi-mahi), sailfish, blue and black marlin, yellowfin tuna, red snapper and wahoo. If you’re lucky, you may see dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles and even a whale or two.
Whale Watching: Humpback whales migrate thousands of miles south to spend the colder winter months in the warm waters of the North Pacific where they breed, give birth and nurse their young. Luckily, their breeding season coincides with the high season for tourists here in Jaltemba Bay, Mexico. On occasion you can spot these whales and dolphins swimming in the water in the Bay of Jaltemba. Official whale-watching season runs from approximately December 15 to March 31.
Kayaking: Kayak to the island where you can dock and swim in the shallow water, or paddle along the coast and enjoy the spectacular views of the shoreline and the Sierra Madre mountains beyond.
2 Release Baby Olive Ridley Sea Turtles
Volunteers from local turtle camps comb the nearby beaches each night in search of endangered sea turtle eggs, nests and mature female turtles. The eggs are collected and taken back to protected hatcheries. When the eggs hatch after a 45-day incubation period, the general public may participate in a turtle liberation ceremony. Olive Ridley turtles typically hatch between August and mid-January. Being able to hold a baby turtle in your hands, seal it with a kiss, and wish them farewell, is an experience of a lifetime.
You can read the rest of our updated TOP 10 favorite things to do on JaltembaBayLife.com.