Most Mexican Riviera Cruises depart from Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego and San Francisco. Cruises departing from Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego are normally 7 days in length and usually depart and return on a Saturday or Sunday. Mexican Riveria Cruises that depart from San Francisco are normally 10 or 11 days in length and days of the week vary.
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Acapulco: Acapulco Bay is one continuous beach with several names, Icacos, Condesa, Hornos and Hornitos. All are teeming with colorful activities including vendors, watersports and countless eateries. Caleta and Caletilla in Old Acapulco are favored by families. Acapulco, renowned for its spectacular divers of La Quebrada where divers jump into narrow gorges. Dive times: 1:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm and 10:30pm. For a thrill of you own, hang on while your jet boat tears through steamy mangrove jungles of Tarzan fame.
Cabo San Lucas: At the tip of the Baja Peninsula where the blue Pacific mingles with the Sea of Cortez in a whirl of watercolors. The two most beautiful beaches for the area - Playa Bahia Santa Maria and Playa Bahia Chileno. The coves boast white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving are spectacular. Even more spectacular: waters teeming with marlin, swordfish, sailfish, tuna and other fighting fish. Feast your eyes on exquisite black coral: take in the annual migration of the gray whale.
La Paz: A tranquil way of life abounds in La Paz, which means "peace." Among its simple pleasures: strolling the beautiful beaches of nearby Pichilingue Peninsula, snorkeling sapphire seas at lovely Los Islotes, home to a colony of inquisitive sea lions.
La Paz is also known for its beautiful bay and sunsets. It has open air restaurants, arts, crafts, boutiques, beaches, children's playgrounds, beautiful antique mansions and landmarks. Our Lady of La Paz Cathedral: A construction in the shape of a latin cross, a peaked roof and two towers with a pyramid-shaped finish. It was built by Dominican priests in 1861 and yet it has the simplicity and enchantment of the Jesuit missions. The Velazco Garden: La Paz's main square, the traditional meeting place of the city's inhabitants. It was built last century. The square as well as the gazebo are such as they were originally designed. La Paz Aguarium and Exhibit of Marine Species: This interesting place exhibits the region's marine beauties. Different live species, some of which are native to the region, moveabout in faithful reproduction of their natural habitat. It also features an exhibit of sea shells and snails.
Loreto: This peaceful seaside community, founded in 1697 by Jesuit priest and explorer Juan Maria Salvatierra, was the first European settlement in the Californias. Stroll the cobbled plaza to the Mission Nuestra Senora de Loreta, burnished with years of devotion; commune with nature as you snorkel the crystal-clear lagoons at Isla Coronados. Four of the five major islands that surround the Loreto area are within a few minutes boat ride, giving easier and faster access to uncounted fishing and diving reefs, rocky points, sandy beaches and unique points of interest. The greatest concentration of fish are located near the southern islands of the Loreto National Marine Park and although it may be a long ride in a panga from Loreto, El Fuerte has no problems reaching these areas within minutes.
Manzanillo: The beaches of Manzanillo are an essential part of life for the local population as well as for visitors. Like the movie that was filmed here, Manzanillo scores a perfect "10" for the beauty of its beaches and the charm of its town. Most restaurants and shops close on Sundays, and all involved head for the beaches. Playa Audencia is a lovely cove beach on the Santiago Peninsula, favored for snorkeling. Playa Miramar along Santiago Bay has something for everyone, windsurfer and sun-worshippers alike. A popular and safe spot is across from Club Maeva. For an unusual black sand beach, Playa Cuyutlan is just south of town. Farther away: the Pyramids of La Campana, dating back to the first century; and the charming colonial towns of Colima and Comala, where tropical gardens and the sounds of mariachi bands make for a "muy tranquilo" afternoon.
Mazatlan: Home of the largest shrimp fleet in the world, this cosmopolitan resort city temps with every variation of this tasty crustacean: grilled, al mojo de ajo (with garlic), or in the shell with a tangy squeeze of lime. Other temptations: miles of uninterrupted sandy beaches, busy markets and sleepy mining towns tucked into the Sierra Madre. Playa Sabala and Playa las Gaviotas are the two main beaches skirting the Zona Dorada. They are full of vendors selling everything from silver to coconuts. Mazatlan Cathedral with its triple altar, worth a visit. Near the Plaza. Teatro Angela Peralta: Beautifully restored 19th century theater, declared a National Monument, located 2 blocks from the Plaza.
Puerto Vallarta: All of Puerto Vallarta's beaches are visions of beauty. What differentiates them is crowd size. The downtown area is fronted by Playa de los Muertos the most activity packed beach. No longer the well-kept secret of the artists, writers and Hollywood stars who first "discovered" it in the 1960's. "PV" (as it is affectionately known) still retains the essence of the quaint fishing village it once was. Locared here is Viejo Vallarta, the quaint old town with its cobblestone streets, red-tiled roofs and bustling market. Also here are Mismaloya Beach, Gringo Gulch and Conchas Chinas, the Beverly Hills of Vallarta.
Topolobampo: Located on a splendid deep-water bay where bottlenose dolphins play, seabirds nest and sea lions migrate each winter. Just minutes away is Los Mochis, built on the sweet profits of sugar and the grand visions of the Chihuahua-al-Pacifico Railway, providing luxury rail through Mexico's spectacular Copper Canyon.
Zihuatanejo: One stop gives you the best of both worlds: Zihuatanejo, a tranquil fishing village set in a scenic, sheltered bay where artisans and fisherman work as they have for centuries; and Ixtapa, a modern resort just five miles away but a world apart, with high-rise hotels, broad palm-lined boulevards and a world-class golf course.