Sinaloa :: Cardon Resort
Cardon Adventure Resort offers beach front accommodations and is perfectly situated within walking distance between two classic, sand-bottomed left points. The Sea of Cortez funnels swell directly toward this part of the coastline. While, it’s the surf that brings surfers back year after year, Cardon Adventure Resorts offers something for everyone.
Couples and families will enjoy first-class seclusion along with however much or little activity they want to experience. A simple concept based on excellent food and quality service offers guests a pleasant escape from the typical crowded resort. At Cardon Resort there are no crowds, nor vendors; only secluded beaches with an irresistible array of family-friendly amenities.
The resort itself is an island of green grass, shade and comfort in a hot desert land. The resort is comprised of eight large air conditioned rooms – each with private bathrooms. Each room is well furnished with a view of the entire point of Tiburon. The main restaurant/bar is situated in the center of the resort, in between the accommodations and features an air conditioned dining area. There is also dining tables poolside for you to enjoy you meals viewing the ocean.
Meals are served in large surfer size portions and prepared with a cross of American, Mexican and European flare. There is also a large infinity pool with a hot-tub that faces the ocean, overlooking Tiburon point. From the poolside, you can relax with a frosty beverage and monitor what the prevailing swell and wind conditions are producing at Tiburon, what activities may be taking place on the beach, or just relax and watch the sunset.
Surf & Seasons
With swell exposure only to the South and South West, Cardon Surf Resort really only experiences south swell with any consistency from April through October. Strong early seasons swells do occur traveling all the way from New Zealand, and it is not unusual for south swell pulses to work up from the lower regions of Mexico in November.
Directly in front of Cardon, Tiburon is a longer, more rounded classic sand bottom point set-up. This wave works well given any southerly swell direction (south through southwest) consistently providing rides in the 150 -200+ yard range. Given the nature of a long point break these waves are well suited to a full range of surf abilities from beginner to advanced. Prevailing weather conditions see glassy mornings or possible offshore winds with onshore west/southwest winds picking up late morning to early afternoon. Although the surf is most always best in the morning there is plenty of opportunity to get some fun afternoon surf at Tiburon which is slightly protected from a southerly wind. The water is very warm, so why not get as much water time as possible?
Milagro, to the south, is a fast racy wave more described as a long sandbar deposited on the north side of sharp “L” shaped point. This wave is a little more subject to particular swell and conditions then Tiburon for those epic days, but on its day Milagro is an amazing wave for those looking for hollow surf.
Milagro and Tiburon are two classic waves, perfect for everything from 5’ 5” Fish to longboard to high performance shortboards. Because this area is mostly ignored, the crowds at either of these points are usually limited to guests staying at the resort along with a small handful of local and traveling surfers. Cardon Adventure Resort has a 16 surfer maximum, which almost guarantees uncrowded surf.
Mexico divides into two surf seasons. April to October is southern hemisphere swell time and Mexico is swept with energy from the southern hemisphere. November to March provides sunny days with surf that is generally smaller, but with dry offshore winds and excellent conditions.
The area around Mazatlan, has the best surf during the wet season months of April through October. During these months surf is generated from both the southern hemisphere and local hurricanes that spin up the coast and usually dissipate around the tip of the Baja Peninsula. The rain showers in this area are usually brief, occurring in the late afternoon or early evening with prevailing weather conditions seeing glassy mornings or possible offshore winds with onshore west/southwest winds picking up late morning to early afternoon.
Year round weather temperatures range from 80-95 and during the prime surfing season April to November (waiting lists are common) the resort should be booked as far out as a year in advance.
Cardon gets a lot more swell than you might think, but when the surf isn’t happening, a variety of activities can be arranged from the resort for an extra fee including saltwater game fishing, eco-cultural tours and trips into Mazatlan day or night to shop, party, or both.
Cardon Adventure Resort is an owner-operated property. This managerial structure assures you will receive personalized attention and service. If you have any special desires or concerns before or during your holiday, one of the owners will be available to address the issue.
- Eco-friendly tours
- Mazatlan Nightlife
- Fishing (extra-fee)
- Beach walks
” You made our trip so much better! We would have been lost without ya’ll! Mmmm… good food. Good people. Good waves. Love this place! It will always be in my heart and soul.”
- 7 Nights Air Conditioned Accommodations
- 3 Meals Daily with Water, Coffee, and Tea
- Round Trip Airport Transfers
- All Hotel Taxes, Services and Fees
Please note: Cardon Adventure Resort allows a maximum occupancy of 18 surfers at any time.
Due to potential poor surf conditions mid September through October as well as January and February bookings are only taken by special request. If you are interested in traveling during these months please reach out for more detail.