Few places in the world elicit the love & wonder of professional surfers quite like warm waters of sleepy Sayulita. The bohemian fishing village sits 45 minutes north of PV, home to some of the best surfing lessons in all of Riviera Nayarit.
Learn Your New Favorite Sport in Vallarta-Nayarit Surf Classes
We’ve all seen them – surfers high above the crest of a wave, riding a roaring barrel all the way to shore, or on their bellies, paddling out to catch “The Big One.” If you’ve ever watched these athletes in wonder, now is your chance to learn at a number of surfing classes in Vallarta-Nayarit. Mostly held in sunny Sayulita – where the water is warm and waves of all sizes break year-round in every direction (especially December-April) – each school offers a slightly different take on the sport. Here are a few of the best in the region:
Marlin #4, Sayulita
Family owned and operated, this friendly outfit offers a range of surfing lessons, camps, and equipment rentals, recommended by National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, and The Huffington Post. Their 1.5-hour lesson includes 30 minutes on land, an hour on the water, and an extra hour of surfboard rental, all for $40-$60 USD. For beginners, they even go so far as to GUARANTEE you’ll stand on the board during your first lesson, or you don’t have to pay. Other options include 3-Day ($110-$160), 5-Day ($150-$240), and 7-Day Packages ($210-$320).
28 Avenida Palomar
Offering basic lessons, multi-day camps, road trips and boat trips, this is a great option if you want to learn to surf in a variety of places. They only schedule one class a day, starting at $55 per person.
176 Rio Papaloapan
A fun option for families and couples, this outfit takes classes on the road in search of friendly waves near Punta Mita, followed by a tasty lunch after the day’s lessons. Prices start at $105 per person, with discounts for each additional student up to four.