Luxury holidays in San Pancho

San Pancho's natural wonderment has lured in a community of those tapped into the earth’s energy: hippies, healers, creatives… But, this alt community alongside the locals have proved a warm-hearted force to be reckoned with, fighting back against development and throwing themselves into conservation efforts and community projects. So, breaks here can be spiritually uplifting in more ways than one. Wild swimming and sun-soaking are possible, but many watersports tend to be windier – this is a popular surfing spot (kitesurfing too), and when you’re done riding waves, there are friendly bars and easygoing eateries to stay till late in.

When to go

December to May, when you won’t encounter tropical downpours, are the most popular months; January and February tend to be quieter.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta is the closest to San Pancho, just over an hour’s drive away. Direct flights arrive from major cities in Mexico, the United States and Canada, but those travelling from further afield may need to stopover in the States or catch a connecting flight in Mexico City (around a 90-minute journey).
  • Automobiles

    Hire a four-wheel drive if you plan to go further inland or crawl along the coast. Self-driving isn’t recommended as roads can be treacherous in places and the uninitiated might feel out of their depth, but you can arrange for a local driver to confidently ferry you around.