Surfing in Vallarta-Nayarit

"Freedom, exhilaration, balance, spray and speed is what you'll get when you ride the waves in the Riviera Nayarit." - Reviewed by Lisa

Mexico Punta de Mita Area Punta de Mita Village Sayulita Area

We’ve found the greatest surf breaks for you, as well as rental equipment and instruction. Photography services available, too. Longboard, shortboard…we’ve got you covered.

Surfing in Sayulita – Waves for all Levels

Sayulita is home to a long right-hander that breaks over rocks. At the southern end of the beach, there is a sandy patch that is great for beginners and surfers seeking smaller waves. As you move north, the waves get progressively larger.

One of the main attractions of this beach is its consistent surf break. The best time to catch the waves in Sayulita is from December to early April when the north swells hit. Although the waves aren’t as high in the summer months, they can still offer a short, yet exciting, ride.

Overall, Sayulita is the perfect destination for the average surfer looking for a super surfing experience.

Surfing in Punta de Mita
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Surfing in or Near Punta de Mita – 5 Wonderful Waves to Choose From

There are three waves located on the Punta de Mita peninsula and two others nearby.  See our article about the best surf spots in the Riviera Nayarit for details.

Contact our Local Host who can set you up with a trip to some of the best waves in the area. Or, if you’re new to surfing, they can arrange lessons to get you started.

Surf, Paddle Board & Kayak Experiences

Explore everything the aquatic world has to offer! Learn how to surf or how to paddle in the waters of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Please check with our staff first to find out if the conditions are appropriate for these activities.
Time: Any time – depending on availability.

Estimated duration: Suited to the guest’s preference. Boards can be rented per day or per week.

  • Surfboard
  • Single or Double Kayak
  • Paddle Board
  • Boogie Board

Surf Lessons

The area offers a wide variety of breaks to fit our guests’ ability levels. Beginners are guaranteed to ride a wave by the end of their first lesson, more experienced students will improve their previous surfing abilities. Prices include transport to the best spot, or wherever the waves are breaking that day.

Estimated duration: from 2 to 2.5 hours.

Jet Ski

Go as fast as possible on these motorized water cruisers. An exhilarating experience, full–on, fun-on jet skis.

Age: Minimum 7 years
Time: At the guest’s convenience
Estimated duration: 1 hour


Flyboard is pure excitement and fun! First developed in 2011, it uses the thrust of a jet ski to propel the board through the water or into the air. With nearly 400 pounds of lift, this heart-thumping, adrenaline-producing ride is a thrill a second. Once you try it, you’ll be addicted right away!

Age: Minimum 12 years
Time: At the guest’s convenience
Estimated duration: 1 hour