Mexico has over 7000km of majestic Pacific Coastline stretching from Tijuana on the border with the US down along the bony finger of Baja California and on through the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas towards Guatemala. For years, the coast was a glamorous playground for the elite, made famous by resorts such as Acapulco whose legendary cliff divers were immortalised in Hollywood movies. Today, Mexico has seen huge development along the Pacific Coast and whereas traditional beach destinations may have weathered, there are still beautiful spots to be found. Elegant boutique hotels dot pristine stretches of coastline from Mazatlan south through Puerto Vallarta to Manzanillo. Some are shrouded in isolated jungle others within sleepy colonial villages or rocky cliff-tops. Among them, larger luxury resorts offer immaculate facilities including world-class golf and sport fishing. Yet whichever hotel, whichever bay you choose, all are pounded by waves which for years have attracted keen surfers and which stand in stark contrast to the tranquil waters of Mexico’s Caribbean.