San Pancho Living
Things to Do in San Pancho: Half Day
One of the rewards of travel is experiencing new things and interacting with new people. Exploring San Pancho and its environment provide both.
Each of these outings takes about a half-day. You can make your own arrangements, or allow us to take care of everything (Concierge Service available for an extra fee).
Birding tours in San Pancho with Birding San Pancho. This early morning tour includes breakfast, transportation, bilingual guide, use of binoculars, and a digital checklist of several dozen bird species. Book through Birding San Pancho’s website.
Jungle orchid tour with Lo de Perla Jungle Garden. Guests rave about this guided jungle walk and orchid tour steeped in revelations about jungle ecosystems. Call 322-181-1909 or fill in the contact form on their website.
Polo Sunday brunch at La Patrona Polo Club & Equestrian Center in San Pancho. A part of the international polo circuit, La Patrona recently completed a new, world-class equestrian center. Email info@LaPatronaPoloClub.com.
Scuba diving sites include underwater mountains, large caves and sightings of massive sea turtles, manta rays and schooling fish. Sayulita Entourage leads excursions limited to four divers and a PADI instructor.
Snorkeling in the calm waters surrounding Isla Coral, about a half-hour drive north of San Pancho (plus a panga boat ride off of the beach), comes with sightings of blue-footed booby birds and other marine wildlife. Mexitreks, based in Sayulita, offers guided tours. Book from their website.
Whale watching is best between December and March when whales migrate to the warm waters of Mexico to breed and give birth. Boat tours typically depart in the morning from Punta de Mita. Tours can be arranged through:
- San Pancho San Pancho Surf Shop, 311-258-4104, 322-191-2109, or stop by the shop on Av. Amercia Latina, three doors down from El Indio market (where the ATM is)
- Gecko Rent A Car, discounted tours (even if you are not a customer). Call 329-298-0339 or email email@example.com
- Sayulita Entourage, 329-291-3839, email info@SayulitaEntourage.com, or complete the form on their website
Mexico’s traveling street markets, or tianguis, provide farmers, bakers, merchants, craftspeople and artists with a sphere of shoppers beyond their own villages. Shoppers gain access to a wider selection of goods while catching up with friends and neighbors.
Each weekly market features local produce, baked goods, food items, textiles, jewelry, clothing, handicrafts, ceramics as well as specialty items. For photos, details and locations, go to Festive Shopping at Weekly Markets.
Feeling a bit less ambitious? Go to Things to Do in San Pancho: 2 Hours or Less