San Pancho – Things To Do


  • Go for an early beach walk to connect with yourself and the sound of the waves. Breathe fresh air!
  • Come back to Sundaram, shower listening to the jungle and birds. Prepare your own breakfast in our fully equipped kitchen.
  • Relax by the pool. Listen to your own calm music and just feel, read and enjoy the sun
  • Get a massage to relax your mind and body  –  in-house.
  • Start thinking about lunch. You can have lunch made especially for you by arranging it ahead of time, or visit the local restaurants, easily accessible with our golf cart.
  • Or just take a walk to town and enjoy the scenery.
  • Take a long and deserved nap.
  • Enjoy a great afternoon at the beach with the sun and surf. However, our ocean is not protected by the bay, so it is open sea, which means that the surf is a bit rough, please be careful.
  • You must not miss the sunsets. San Pancho’s are stunning and world famous.
  • Dinner time! Pick one of the local restaurants, or be adventurous and drive to Sayulita or the nearby towns to visit other restaurants.


Owners Restaurant Suggestions in San Pancho

  • Mar Plata, right across the street from Sundaram. Upscale food, great music and ambiance.  
  • Cielo Rojo, great organic and local produce meals, freshly made and delicious.
  • Maria´s, breakfast, lunch, dinner … good Mexican style food and great friendly service.
  • Toscana, good pizza, and great pastas. A lot of fun to watch people go by sitting outside.
  • Dolce Amore, great Italian food, great salads, huge portions!! And great gelato!!
  • Barracuda, fresh seafood, great place.
  • La Ola Rica, great place to see locals and close to the beach. Good food!
  • El Gallo, great home made mexican food and great ambiance.
  • Limbo, very good food, lunch and dinner. Try their Tacos de Jamaica!!

Owners Restaurant Suggestions Outside of San Pancho

Sayulita (10 min south)

  • Pizza Venezia, great Italian food and thin crust pizza
  • Don Pedro´s right by the beach, good food and beautiful setting

Bucerías (25 min south)

  • Toscana Mia for dinner, one of the best Italian food restaurants around.
  • La Postal, great breakfast, lunch and dinner, casual, steps from the beach.
  • Sandrinas, great Mediterranean food and drinks, and chatskis.
  • Karen’s Place right at the beach, great Mexican food and drink.

Owners Restaurant Suggestions – An Hour Away

Puerto Vallarta

  • Salud Super Food, great healthy food and people watching
  • Café des Artistes, fantastic upscale Mexican food with French influence. Reservations needed.
  • El Arrayán, local Mexican food, great ambiance, right in downtown.
  • La Cigale, French bistro, great upscale French food.
  • Planeta Vegetariano, tucked away, a bit up the hill, wonderful vegetarian food
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Other Activities

  • By planning ahead, you can get very adventurous and book a horseback riding experience at the beach or nearby local places.
  • There are plenty options for adventure trips all over the place: go Whale Watching (Nov thru March but the best months are January and February); go Bird Watching in San Pancho, it is a lot of fun and very interesting; take surfing lessons.
  • Visit the many local shops and go wild with lots of beautiful things and souvenirs to buy or just window shop in Avenida Tercer Mundo, the main street.
  • Everything is very close by and the locals are very friendly. The town is quaint, clean and safe.
  • One of the best entertainment activities is to visit the Farmer´s Markets. Go early for fresh veggies and lots, lots of food, entertainment, people watching, souvenirs. (San Pancho on Tuesdays; Sayulita on Fridays; and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on Sundays)
  • If you want to try your culinary abilities, go grocery shopping and get creative in our own very well equipped kitchen. Or hire a personal chef and watch him/her do magic in front of you, while you enjoy a refreshing margarita.
  • Visit La Patrona Polo Club that is opened to the public. Private horseback riding classes, restaurant. Check out:
  • For peace searching, do yoga! El Estar, and Yoga San Pancho,
  • In Puerto Vallarta you can get to know the town or go on Wednesday evenings so you can enjoy Art Walk.
  • Walk in Malecón after dinner, very entertaining.
  • Local On-line San Pancho News Paper for additional information and links:

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