Charter South to Majestic Mayto in 2024

Charter South to Majestic Mayto

Mayto may just be the biggest hidden gem that remains close to Puerto Vallarta. While millions of people flock to the shores of Puerto Vallarta each year, its only in the hundreds of people per year that manage to find Mayto. It begins with most simply unaware of this hidden oasis tucked around the point of Banderas Bay – but when more people do in fact realize what this place is like. It may not be hidden for much longer.


Before we get to Mayto, let’s talk about a destination you’ll likely come across before arriving to Mayto. The charming little fishing town of Tehuamixtle.
Tehuamixtle is a small fishing village situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the municipality of Cabo Corrientes. It is known for its tranquil atmosphere, pristine beaches, and authentic Mexican charm. Here are some key features and attractions of Tehuamixtle that are worth the trip to experience:

Charter South to Serene Mayto and Enchanting Tehuamixtle
A beautiful closeup shot of a large turtle swimming underwater in the ocean in Tehaumixtle


Tehuamixtle is blessed with gorgeous sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Playa Tehuamixtle, the main beach, is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying stunning sunsets. The beach is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and offers a serene and secluded setting. Stay within the inlet however, as the nearby waters are far too strong for 99% of swimmers and have a dangerous under-toe.

Fishing Village:

Tehuamixtle has maintained its traditional fishing village vibe, with local fishermen going out to sea daily to catch fresh seafood. Visitors can witness the vibrant fishing activity and experience the authentic coastal lifestyle.

Fresh Seafood:

Tehuamixtle is renowned for its delicious seafood dishes. Visitors can savour an array of fresh catches, including shrimp, red snapper, lobster, and octopus, prepared in traditional Mexican recipes. You can bet anything you eat here will be caught that same day – cant beat that freshness!


View from restaurant in Teahuamixtle

Whale Watching:

Tehuamixtle is part of the migration route for humpback whales. During the winter months (December-March), visitors have the opportunity to witness these majestic creatures as they pass by the coast. Whale-watching tours can be arranged to observe these incredible marine mammals up close. However if you’re chartering your course towards Mayto, you will likely see whales along the way during those months. There’s also a high chance of viewing turtles and dolphins swimming on the surface.


The surrounding area of Tehuamixtle is rich in natural beauty, making it an excellent destination for ecotourism. Explore the lush jungles, hike through scenic trails, and discover hidden waterfalls in the nearby Sierra de Vallejo. Talk to us at Palmara Charters to learn more about Tehuamixtle.

Clear blue waters at Playa Tehaumixtle

It’s possible to reach here by car, at only 100km away from Vallarta, it will take approximately 2 hours and 40 mins drive to reach Tehuamixtle.



Mayto is another picturesque coastal village located in the Cabo Corrientes municipality, Jalisco. It is known for its pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, and peaceful ambiance. Its still relatively unknown by most, so development hasn’t quite hit Mayto yet. But thats changing as we speak. Luckily there is accommodation there once you arrive, feel free to check out the Hotel Mayto. Of course if you’re taking a boat you can stay overnight on the vessel.

Here are some highlights of Mayto you won’t want to miss out on:
Playa Mayto: Mayto boasts an expansive and untouched beach known as Playa Mayto. This long stretch of golden sand offers a tranquil escape away from the crowds, perfect for leisurely walks, sunbathing, and swimming in the azure waters.

Mayto beach still remains nearly uninhabited

Turtle Sanctuary:

Mayto is home to a sea turtle sanctuary dedicated to the conservation and protection of these endangered creatures. Visitors can participate in turtle release programs and learn about the efforts to preserve their natural habitat.

Bird Watching:

Mayto is a haven for bird enthusiasts. The village is surrounded by diverse ecosystems, including mangroves, estuaries, and tropical forests, attracting a wide variety of bird species. Birdwatchers can spot colorful tropical birds and migratory species in their natural habitats.

Star Gazing:

The night sky above Mayto unfolds an awe-inspiring spectacle, offering a celestial panorama untouched by the lights of Vallarta. On certain nights, the fortunate observer might be treated to a breathtaking display of thousands of stars, visible to the naked eye. This magical moment alone justifies the entire journey to Mayto. In a world dominated by bustling and densely populated cities, we often overlook the stars that quietly dot our skies. The inability to see them amidst the city lights causes us to forget about their existence. However, I believe there’s no greater act of self-reflection than gazing into the vastness of space and time, appreciating the brilliance of the starry night sky.

Mayto serves as a sanctuary for this purpose, a majestic haven for relaxation and reconnection with nature. It prompts a gentle reminder of what truly matters – the tranquility of life, a rare commodity in a world where the rat race propels us forward at breakneck speeds, often causing us to lose sight of our purpose on this planet. For me, it’s the serenity, the nocturnal expanse, and the ability to peer into the boundless ocean, moonlight shimmering across its surface, that provide the perfect backdrop for deep introspection.

Mayto, even during the daylight hours, extends a warm invitation to revel in its natural beauty. Whether you’re snorkeling, fishing, or indulging in delectable cuisine (especially aboard our yachts), Mayto ensures you feel not just comfortable but truly at home in its more secluded embrace. While you have the option to drive to Mayto, sailing on a yacht or boat presents the optimal mode of transportation, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the extraordinary experience.

Camping at Mayto beach
Camping at Mayto beach

Surfing and Water Activities:

The beaches of Mayto offer excellent opportunities for surfing, bodyboarding, and other water sports. The consistent waves and relatively uncrowded beaches make it an ideal spot for both beginners and experienced surfers.

Natural Beauty:

Mayto is known for its unspoiled natural beauty, with lush vegetation, towering palm trees, and scenic landscapes. Nature lovers can explore the surrounding areas, including nearby lagoons, rivers, and trails, to discover the region’s rich biodiversity. It’s not uncommon to find different species of fish when snorkeling here, as compared to snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta.

Mayto Beach’s pristine soft sand and blue waters

Both Tehuamixtle and Mayto offer a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the beauty of Mexico’s Pacific coast. These hidden gems provide a glimpse into the authentic Mexican coastal culture and offer a serene and rejuvenating experience for visitors. At just about a 2 hour boat trip from Marina Vallarta, this journey is worth it for its unique experience and beautifully maintained natural beaches. If you’re venturing by car, Mayto and Tehuamixtle are very close to one another. To be on the safe side, give yourself 3 hours to reach this destination.

A beautiful shot from the yacht of the sea under a dark blue sky at night time

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