The word “summer” is synonymous with vacation. Often the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, summer escapes are not only much needed respites in the midst of hectic work schedules and our daily routines, but they’re special trips we take that become unforgettable memories, special moments, and family traditions. With the world just a Zurfers’ exchange away, there’s no shortage of fabulous options to get your dose of Vitamin Sea. Here are three of our favorite destinations filled with the perfect recipe for a summer vacation: sun, sea, surf, and spectacular sights.
A stunning coastal town situated on the turquoise waters of Bahía de Banderas on the Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta has often been referred to as a Mexican paradise. Offering every aspect needed for the perfect summer vacation, Vallarta (as it’s often simply referred to by locals), features some of the world’s most glorious, sun-kissed beaches, picturesque mountains, and an annual calendar filled with festivals and celebrations. This seaside town offers an option for everyone to enjoy, including: boat trips, horseback riding, diving and snorkeling (we recommend the Los Arcos Marine Natural Arena for year-round warm, crystal waters), mountain climbing, and shopping in the town’s charming local shops. Vallarta has become top destination for nightlife and once the sun sets, the cobblestone streets come alive.
Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498, this island off the coast of Venezuela has long been renowned for its pearls. However, in recent years, the island has earned a reputation as a jewel of a vacation spot among international tourists. The perfect choice for your summer vacation, “Isla de Margarita,” known as the "Self-anointed Pearl of the Caribbean," is a great option for those seeking a quieter escape. The island has over fifty beaches as well as exciting water sports, windsurfing, golf, horseback riding, and scuba diving.
If you’re looking to stay a little closer to home, Miami is the perfect summer vacation option. Known as the American Riviera, here you can experience a symphony of cultures without leaving the country. As one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities, Miami has something for the entire family and can satisfy a multitude of bucket list items and desires in a singular destination. Here, people can get a sense of the world, experience different lifestyles, and toast unforgettable cocktails on a city by the sea.