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6 Days Surf Lessons and Private Surfing Tour to Punta Mita in Sayulita, Mexico
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All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants

This private surfing tour takes place in the beautiful Punta Mita area, with world-class surfing on stunning white sand beaches. Warm water, friendly locals, and pristine jungle will make for an experience to remember. Discover the surfing life in Sayulita and the Nayarit Riviera!


  • 5-6 hours of surf lessons
  • Surf equipment for your level
  • Enjoy 3 days private surfing tour to Punta Mita
  • Transport from the hotel to the surf break in Punta de Mita
  • Instructor and guide during the program
  • Surfboards, leashes, and rash guards
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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Avela Boutique Hotel is a luxury tropical getaway for all guests seeking rest and relaxation. Each of the 15 rooms and suites is fully outfitted with thoughtful touches and amenities to ensure comfort and relaxation. Modern Mexican chic decor, designer accents, and luxe, organic bath amenities.

Avela Boutique Hotel offers a beautiful and unique blend of Modern and Traditional Mexican Styled Rooms. Enjoy your stay and relax in rooms with locally custom crafted wood furnishings and high-end bathrooms, surrounded by a stunning contemporary Mexican aesthetic, fused with a hint of traditional. The result is a space that reflects our locale-but with an approachable and upscale vibe.

Enjoy a wonderful vacation surrounded by modern Mexican chic decor, designer accents, and luxe amenities. Indulge in our stunning, saltwater pool and two relaxing Jacuzzis. Avela Boutique Hotel believes in the need for a natural approach to a better life, improving wellbeing by relaxing and reducing daily stress. Their goal is to offer guests a tranquil, relaxing holiday experience, through our caring hands, while enjoying the vibrancy of Sayulita without the hustle of the crowds and noise.

Reception and front desk 24 hrs, daily room service, cafeteria and concierge services available on site.Massages and beauty treatments, adventure activities, sightseeing tours and more available to book through this service. There's an adult only space, ideally situated in a quiet area of Sayulita Town, with easy access to all the beaches in the area. Even during peak seasons, ABH remains tranquil and intimate, allowing you to relax and recharge.


Experience Sayulita without the hustle of the crowds and noise! Ideally situated in a quiet area of Sayulita Town, this newly constructed boutique hotel places you in the midst of a tropical setting, minutes away from the vibrant energy of Sayulita beach, great longboard spots such as La Lancha and Anclote, and within a radius of 30 minutes from more than 10 different surf breaks.

Your bilingual instructors and guides are there for you, making sure you will learn the basics and improve your surfing level in no-time. Advanced lessons from one of Avela Boutique Hotel's State SurfingChampions included!

Activity level

  • Easy to high difficulty / depending on surfing level
  • Good for everyone
  • Duration: 5-6 hours


Enjoy the vibrancy of Sayulita without the hustle of the crowds or noise! This newly constructed boutique hotel places you in the midst of a tropical setting, minutes away from the vibrant energy of Sayulita beach, boutique shops, art galleries, bars, and restaurants.

Relax and unwind minutes away from the multicultural, laid back and welcoming Sayulita community, a world-famous destination for surfing, special occasions and stunning beaches where to unplug and rejuvenate. Nestled within a lush, tropical setting, just 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita is the type of place where dreams of idyllic tropical getaways can turn to reality. Few places in the world do world-class service and aesthetic bliss as they do in the Nayarit Riviera.

ABH is ideally located within a short stroll from Sayulita center and beach, with easy access to all beaches in the area. Free parking on site and a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere will make for a wonderful visit.


A quaint Mexican village is nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and jungle and a long stretch of pristine Pacific coast. It is in close enough proximity (45 min drive) to the international airport at Puerto Vallarta and easily accessible. Sayulita has a friendly atmosphere, perfect for enjoying solo, with friends or family beach activities.

The surrounding area is worthy of exploring, you can catch the best beginner waves surfing in Punta Mita, explore the jungle in, visit the Orchid Farm, or go sailing, and more.



  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck


  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Things to do (optional)

Avela Boutique Hotel service and facilities

Avela Boutique Hotel is a family owned business located in Sayulita. They will be here to assist you with local activities advice along with helping you book this adventure, commission free.

Private events

This beautiful hotel is available for private events, such as destination weddings, birthday parties, yoga retreats and more. The perfect location for an intimate event! With a gorgeous open-air design, full cafeteria kitchen, and luxe guest facilities, your guests will be in awe of the comfort and style in this unique location.

The natural beautiful settings for your venue will make for an unforgettable location for your events. With plenty of open-air, there is plenty of space for live music, dancing bar service, and guest tables. Bring your imagination and your event planner, and the sky is the limit!

Car rental

You could rent a car which rates from 65 USD per day (varies depending on the type of car rented). It is available to book onsite via our concierge service. The company's name is National Car Rental. You’ll also find all of the major car rental companies at Puerto Vallarta’s airport, plus some smaller ones.

If you’re planning on renting a car, you can do so online with Avela Boutique Hotel in advance or at the moment upon your arrival. Renting a car is a great option if you are looking to get to know some of Sayulita’s surrounding towns and beaches.

Golf cart rental

  • Rate: 45 USD per day / 200 USD per week
  • Available to book onsite via our concierge service.

Renting a golf cart car is a great option if you are looking to move around Sayulita often. This is a perfect replacement for a car, which you will struggle to find parking space in town. Electric golf carts are easy to drive and to find parking space for in Sayulita town.


After surfing, yoga is perhaps the most compelling physical activity that brings visitors to Sayulita. Year-round, there are workshops, retreats, classes, and sessions devoted to just about every kind of yoga under the sun. Several local teachers are offering classes daily, on-site, at the beach or in town, private or in a group. Avela Boutique Hotel can help tailor-make the perfect yoga Schedule for you. Alta Gracia Pilates Studio - Sayulita, a studio dedicated to providing exceptional Pilates instruction in a warm and welcoming environment. Spacious, fully equipped studio, located just minutes away from the hotel, available for private and group.

SUP and snorkeling

In terms of pristine natural beauty and scenic seaside vistas, few areas in the world are richer than the Marieta Islands. Protected as part of Marieta State Park, these natural wonders are home to a number of native wildlife species, as well as some of the most breathtaking landscapes in all of Mexico.

In this tour, the guides give you the opportunity to enjoy natural majesty of the Marieta Islands at your own pace. Explore the serene seawater while snorkeling, kayaking, or paddle boarding.


Sail across the Bay of Banderas in a Luxury Catamaran! This luxury sailing tour takes place on French-made sailboats and sailing catamarans of the highest caliber. Designed for maximum comfort and maneuverability, the sailboats and sailing catamarans in ABH's fleet give you luxury-level atmosphere without sacrificing that genuine sailboat experience.

Ally Cat TOO - a custom 50-foot sailing Trimaran

Ally Cat TOO is a custom 50 ft. sailing Trimaran with all the luxuries on board for an amazing day at sea. Being surrounded by water and ocean, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, giant Pacific manta rays, fresh ocean breezes, snorkeling, and cave exploring will be a day you will never forget.

Sailing is always a priority on board the Ally Cat TOO, you can get involved in hoisting the lines and sheets or just sit back on one of our many comfy cushions and relax. The crew is committed to 100% client satisfaction to a day of unparalleled exclusive-style and adventure.

Yacht and snorkeling

Sail across the bay of Banderas in a Luxury Catamaran. This luxury sailing tour takes place on French-made sailboats and sailing catamarans of the highest caliber. Designed for maximum comfort and maneuverability, the sailboats and sailing catamarans in ABH's fleet give you luxury-level atmosphere without sacrificing that genuine sailboat experience.

Horseback riding

Horseback riding in Sayulita Mexico is a very exciting adventure for your family or group. The horses available in Sayulita vary in size but all are very tame and well trained for trail riding as well as spending time on the beaches. When in Sayulita take a horseback ride and discover the magnificent natural beauty surrounding the bay. Ride thru pockets of the nearby rainforest, discover tropical white sandy beaches.

Jungle treks

Explore around Sayulita and Punta de Mita on foot! Jungles where jaguars roam, beautiful hidden beaches, and exotic tropical wildlife: hiking in the Sayulita and Punta Mita area is an unexpected surprise that few know about. With this jungle tours, you will hike along shady paths, scramble up rocks, and emerge onto rocky outcrops with 360-degree views of the surrounding jungles and beaches. Many of the trails in the area are built and maintained by WildMex, and we are proud to show them off. Join Avela Boutique Hotel's Wildmex guides on one of their breathtaking hikes, either hiking to tranquil San Pancho or trekking to the top of Monkey Mountain.

Orchid farm

This amazing jungle / natural reserve is the most visit farm if you are in the region. The information is very interesting because tells the history of the indigenous people, the Sierra de Vallejo, and the State of Nayarit. The tour guides are locals and love their land.

The ecotour takes your breath away with 3 hours travel enjoying the northernmost Jungle of the world. You will walk in a comfortable path watching the flora and some of the fauna of the jungle garden: different fruit threes, bromelias, orchids, ferns, cactus, mammals, birds, butterflies, and insects, watching the Pacific ocean as background. At the end, and after a few brakes to rest and observe, you will get to the Orchids Sanctuary, a stock of 70 Nayarit endemic plants.

ATV tours

Searching for a way to see Sayulita in style? Want to experience the great weather and tropical wonders of this one-of-a-kind region while getting your adrenaline pumping? This Sayulita escape ATV tour is the perfect choice for you! On this exclusive Sayulita ATV tour, you’ll get the chance to hop on your very own Polaris ATV and cruise off-road on dunes and jungle trails through the picturesque surf town of Sayulita, Mexico. Soak in the sun and feel the breeze as you ride in style on this adrenaline-pumping adventure!

Booze cruise

Sail away on the Ally Cat, the number 1 tour in the bay of Banderas and have the time of your life! This 56- foot luxury Catamaran is "Purr"-fectly appointed for your sailing pleasure. Enjoy this top of the line snorkeling equipment - Paddleboards - ocean kayaks - a fun dive platform, all the toys you will need for a fun-filled day. It is the only boat to offer the super fun - awesome and exciting! Boom-Netting that puts you right into the water and the action. If you have never tried this you will love it!

The Ally Cat offers fun, sus, and shade! Sunbathe on our spacious trampolines or sink into one of these comfy marines bean bags. Lounge in the shade under the outside canopy or chill out on one of the sofas inside the Galley, enjoying the Tiki Tiki Bar and a great sound system.


Las Huertas Golf Club located in San Pancho, Nayarit. A quiet fishing village located 5 minutes north of Sayulita. Picture a Golf Course surrounded by gardens which can be challenging even for the lower handicapper. The course is built in the middle of an orchard of mangos, grapefruits, cashew nut, cinnamon, tamarindo, black pepper, and guanabana trees. Las Huertas Golf Course is a 9 hole par 32 course which measures 1953 yards from the men's tee boxes.


Learn from the best! Anyone who wishes to learn to play or improve their polo technique has the best support in La Patrona Polo and Equestrian Club to develop, from the beginner level to the intermediate level, from 10 years of age. The main objective is that players learn to play safely and confidently in any circumstance, and with different teammates.

There is the possibility of taking individual or group lessons, both practical and theoretical, in the following areas: horse riding, basic horse care, regulations, game tactics, style, swing technique, kick, kick & ball and chukker sessions of practice.

Zipline canopy and tequila tasting

The impressive canopy tour of Vista Paraíso includes 10 lines and a suspended bridge on the mountains of Higuera Blanca, Nayarit. From this zip line, you will enjoy the most spectacular view of all the canopy tours in the Puerto Vallarta region: from the Pacific Ocean to the rainforest natural reserve in Punta de Mita.

Don’t be surprised if among the foliage you see wild boars, deers, and even beautiful macaws - which they call Guacamayas. The facilities have been built to the maximum safety standards, using two ropes in each zip line to guarantee your safety during the canopy tour. To end the tour, what do you think of a traditional tequila tasting? Get ready for an extraordinary adventure tour in the Riviera Nayarit!


It is available on site, at the beach, and at the spa location. Experienced masseurs pamper your body and soul with the perfect combination of tried-and-tested and the most modern applications and massage techniques.

Whether you plump for a therapeutic partial or full-body massage for loosening up muscles put through the strain of sporting activities, Sayulita therapist will have you covered.

It is not without good reason that massages are considered the oldest remedies for relaxation known to humankind. Start a journey towards wellbeing and relaxation in a quaint and serene Sayulita Spa. Professionals blend traditional and modern techniques that will reconnect your body, mind, and spirit. Treatments are available on site or at the spa facilities.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation in the deluxe room
  • 3 days private surfing tour to Punta Mita
  • Surf lessons for all levels (5-6 hours)
  • Surf equipment for your level
  • Surfboards
  • Leashes and rash guards
  • Instructor and guide
  • Transport from the hotel to the surf break in Punta de Mita and back

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). Avela Boutique Hotel provides ground transportation, from and to this airport. The airport is in cooperation with local taxi provider. The driver will be waiting for you out to the airport main door, holding your name card, and will take you to the hotel. The rate is 150 USD return trip (pick-up and drop off included). Trip time is approximately 50 minutes.

Arrival by taxi

There is an authorized taxi company from within the airport. This is the most convenient, but also the most expensive option. Only a few taxi companies are certified to pick up passengers within the airport grounds. For this reason, these companies are more expensive and do not negotiate their rates.

Taking a cab from within the airport is the most reliable and comfortable option, especially if you have a lot of luggage. You can arrange a taxi as soon as you leave customs - you’ll see the taxi booths as you exit customs and enter the airport.

This is the tip from ABH, there are a few options available, and rates will vary from company to company. Ask around to find the best rate. These companies accept pesos and credit/debit cards. Once you have bought your ticket, you’ll go to the airport exit, where you’ll be assigned a cab.

  • Taxi: Street Taxi
  • Rate: Between 50 -80 USD / 800 and 1000 MXN
  • Trip time: Approximately 50 minutes

If you’d like to try a more economical taxi option, you can hail a cab on the main road next to the airport. In order to do this, you’ll need to exit the airport grounds. Once you walk outside, you will see a highway to your left. Walk towards this highway and cross the pedestrian bridge. Once you reach the other side, hail any cab. Tip: You’ll need pesos to pay for these cabs. Make sure you arrange the price of the trip in advance, before leaving, and ensure that the driver has change.


  • Rate: Around 30 USD / 500 MXN
  • Trip time: Approximately 50 minutes

Uber started offering its service in Puerto Vallarta in June 2017, and it's a great alternative to traditional taxis. Now, Uber is the cheapest car service option available. Rates for Uber rides are based on a dynamic pricing model. This means that, depending on demand, the price can change slightly. The exact rate will be given when requesting the ride.

Since Uber is not authorized to pick up passengers inside the airport, you’ll have to leave the airport grounds before you request a ride. Once you walk outside of the airport, you will see a highway to your left. Walk towards

this highway and cross the pedestrian bridge. Here, you can request an Uber ride. Tip: to use this service, you’ll need to have the Uber app installed on your smartphone and an active data plan.

Arrival by bus

You can take a bus and the rate is 3 USD / 40 MXN. Trip time is approximately 1.30 hours. If you crave the adventurous side of traveling, then the bus offers a great local experience for visitors. The ride is about 1 hour and a half, due to stops, and allows you to take in the beautiful scenic views of the jungle. To catch the bus to Sayulita, you’ll have to leave the airport grounds.

Don’t worry, this merely involves crossing the street. Once you walk outside, you will see a highway to your left. Walk towards this highway and cross the pedestrian bridge. The bus stop is in front of "El Tacon de Marlin", which is also a highly recommended lunch spot! You’re going to be looking for a bus from the "Compostela" line - it will have a green sign that says "Sayulita" in the front window.

The buses run on frequently every 15 - 20 minutes Another option is to take a taxi to the Central Camionera (bus depot), just 5 minutes from the airport. Here, you can catch a bus to Sayulita. Buses leave every 30 minutes from the Central Camionera - a plus if you don’t want to wait for the bus by the highway. Tip: the bus will drop you off at the bus station, located at the entrance of Sayulita.

You will then have to walk from here. From the bus stop to the hotel is 1.2 km (.75 miles). There are taxis available outside the bus station, should take around 5 minutes to get to the hotel, and cost should range between 60 and 80 pesos (3 to 4 USD)

Car rentals

  • Rate: Varies depending on the type of car rented as well as add-ons such as insurance
  • Trip time: Approximately 50 minutes

You’ll find all of the major car rental companies at Puerto Vallarta’s airport, plus some smaller ones. If you’re planning on renting a car, you can do so online in advance or at the moment upon your arrival. Renting a car is a great option if you are looking to get to know some of San Pancho’s surrounding towns and beaches.

You’ll be able to pick up the car at the airport and drop it off when you go back to catch your return flight. Tip: consider renting a car for the extra mobility and the ability to explore many of the nearby beaches in the region.

Driving from Puerto Vallarta

When driving from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita, we recommend taking a look at these Google Maps driving directions. Ideally, open these directions and save the route on your smartphone prior to the trip to avoid any issues. The trip will take about 50 minutes, depending on traffic. Tip: as you approach the town, pull into the lane on the right in order to make the lefthand turn into the town.

Arriving from Guadalajara

Guadalajara, the state capital of Jalisco, is 179.5 miles (289 km) from Sayulita by car. Taking the bus from Guadalajara:

  • Rate: 40-60 USD / 700 - 850 MXN
  • Trip time: Approximately 3 to 4 hours

To get to Sayulita from Guadalajara by bus, your best option is to take a bus to La Peñita de Jaltemba, and then a taxi from there to Sayulita. There are a few bus companies available, some of which are: Primera Plus, Vallarta, Plus and ETN. Tip: ticket prices and trip time will vary depending on the origin and destination of your ticket. Typically, bus tickets will range from 450-600 MXN. If you take the bus to La Peñíta de Jaltemba, you can find a cab at the bus stop. A taxi will cost approximately 350 MXN.

Arriving from Sayulita by taxi

  • Rate: 4 USD / 80 MXN
  • Trip time: approximately 5 minutes

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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