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Exhilarating Surf Camp Mexico

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast included

Learn to surf at the best surf breaks in the Bay of Banderas. Punta Mita offers a variety of options for different level surfers, from beginners to advanced. The water here is clean and at a perfect temperature year-round. Participating in this surf camp is an opportunity to really see your surf skills and confidence grow each day. Based on conditions and tides, you will experience a variety of surf breaks!

Meet the instructors

Luis
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Highlights

  • Daily surf sessions
  • Enjoy riding the waves
  • Practice with the best surf breaks
  • Options for different level surfers
  • View of the picturesque beach
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Delicious breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi

You will be provided with six nights of accommodation at the Mita Surf House. Mita Surf House is a spacious home located just three blocks from a picturesque beach known for surfing and swimming. The guest room has a private bathroom and terrace and includes a homemade breakfast each morning. The room has air-conditioning as well as overhead and floor fans.

The home is spacious with plenty of fresh air breezing through the doors and windows as well as natural light. There are several outdoor spaces in which guests can relax, look at the stars, sunbathe, and more.

Apart from the bedroom attached terrace and bathroom, guests have access to the living room, dining room, and backyard. There is ample street parking and they also have a secure space to lock surf-boards and other sports equipment. There is a shared safe deposit box, and the guest room has its own door lock. They have extra yoga mats to share and surfboards come with lessons if you are interested. And also, they have a Wi-Fi connection.

Mita Surf House is located in a residential neighborhood with many of the neighbors working in the fishing industry. There are several mini-grocery stores within walking distance as well as a mix of upscale, waterfront dining options (in a neighborhood known as Anclote) and economical local taco stands.

Program

In this surf camp, you will have daily surfing sessions. There will be three options for different level of surfers.

Surf lessons

The first part of the lesson is on land to ensure participants are ready to enter and exit the ocean safely and to practice the "pop up". Classes last for approximately two hours and include board, rashguard, and transportation.

Surf trips

Intermediate surfers may work on their turning and learn to gracefully and safely get off a wave. Surf trips are designed for people who already know how to surf, but would still benefit from local knowledge and transportation. Mita Surf House look for the best spot depending on the surfer's experience and the conditions of the day. They are there to assist surfers as needed, but less instructional than in a surf lesson. Surf trips last for approximately two hours and include board, rashguard, and transportation.

Guided surf break orientation

Mita Surf House designed this option for experienced surfers and paddle surfers who have their own gear and transportation and plan to surf independently. A few hours with the local surf guide will familiarize you with popular, as well as lesser-known, surf breaks in the Bahia de Banderas.

While visiting as many of the twelve surf breaks you choose to see, Mita Surf House will share their knowledge of parking, where to enter and exit the break, what the underwater conditions are (rocks, reefs, and many more), and which tide leads to optimal surf conditions. You can select how many hours you would like to work with surf guides, surfing along the way if you wish.

Instructors

Luis Mariscal
International Surf Association (Stand-up Paddling)
Luis is a native of the bustling inland Mexican city of Guadalajara, but from an early age, he spent summers riding waves at his family's beach house. After a career in urban landscaping, he moved to the coast in 2007 and has been a surf instructor in this area ever since. He is known for his dedication to client safety as well as attention to detail. Luis is a certified life-guard as well as a credentialed surf and SUP instructor with the prestigious International Surf Association. Luis met Kate, his co-host and partner, in the ocean and enjoys riding waves with his two daughters.

Location

This surf camp will be held in Punta Mita, Mexico. Mita Surf House is located in a residential neighborhood with many of the neighbors working in the fishing industry. There are several mini-grocery stores within walking distance, as well as a mix of upscale, waterfront dining options (in a neighborhood known as Anclote), and economical local taco stands.

Although you can walk to the beach, restaurants, taxi stand, and the bus stop from the surf house, a rental car is helpful for exploring the area.

Nearby places

  • Sayulita – 20 minutes
  • Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) – 45 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Surfing

General

  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi / computer

Food

The surf camp package includes a daily homemade breakfast, ranging from huevos rancheros, granola and yogurt parfait, wholemeal pancakes, oatmeal with a variety of toppings, egg tostadas, and several other creations! Coffee or teas are served, as well as a fruit smoothie or freshly squeezed juice. You are also free to stock cold beverages or fruits in the fridge, and Mita Surf House supplies a large Tupperware box to store other snack items. They also supply clean drinking water.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You may want to take a short boat trip with to surf at La Bahia or El Farro with beautiful views of the Punta Mita peninsula. These breaks are slightly more advanced and remote. It costs 120 to 150 USD for four people.

Mita Surf House also offers an all-day surf excursion to Platanitos which is a secluded sandy bottom beach break, located two hours north of Punta Mita. It costs 90 USD.

For additional fees there are a variety of additional activities guests can participate in, including:

  • boat trips to point breaks
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling & whale watching
  • paddle boarding
  • yoga & pilates classes at a local studio
  • deep sea fishing
  • local artisanal markets

What's included

  • *Surf sessions
  • *6 nights accommodation
  • *Private room with air conditioning
  • *Private bathroom with towels
  • *Daily Homemade breakfast
  • *Transportation to surf lessons
  • *Rashguard
  • *Filtered drinking water

What's not included

  • *Shampoo/conditioner
  • *Surf booties (not required)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). The transfer is not included but Mita Surf House offers roundtrip transportation for an additional $150, please send them a message to arrange this.

Arrival by taxi

If you'd like to get a taxi they cost about $70 pre-paid inside the airport (the price changes seasonally) and are right outside waiting for you. You pay at one of the booths and they give you a ticket to take to an official taxi. A cheaper option is to pay about $35 by going across the street from the airport. Exit and turn left and left again outside the airport building and you will go over an overpass to the other side of the highway. You'll find a taxi stand right there.

Arrival by bus

Using the overpass is also how you can get to the bus stand, and wait for a bus going to Mita. They come every 15 minutes or so and cost about $2 per person. The bus driver has change but best not to use anything larger than a 200 peso note.

To get the bus from the airport (which takes about an hour) you exit and turn left, at the end of the building turn left again and go over the overpass to the other side of the freeway. You'll see others waiting and you get the Punta de Mita bus. Take it until you get to Punta Mita and see a huge structure that is a gold and white boat (Noah's Ark to be exact). This is a church. Let the driver know you want to get off there and walk down that street with the soccer field on your right.

Make your first left and walk two blocks (the road will turn to cobblestone and then you will have the Mision de Mita on your right (a large cream/yellow colored building on condominiums. That street, Emiliano Zapata, you turn left (Theresa's taco stand will be on your left) and walk one block and you'll see a large white house on the right corner. That's 151 Emiliano Zapata. There is a sign outside "Mita Surf House."

You can ask around for "La Casa Blanca en Emiliano Zapata" or Teresa's Tacos which is a block away. Best to keep Mita Surf House's phone numbers with you so that the taxi driver or a local can call us if necessary for further directions: 322-138-9881 or 329-291-6315. If for some reason they are not able to be here when you arrive/or you are very delayed, the front gate is kept unlocked and they will leave the keys in the aloe flower pot up the stairs to the right. Mita Surf House's goal is to always have one of them available for check-ins, but life happens!

Arrival by car

These driving directions are also good for getting to our house if you have rented a car or are in a taxi. You'd be heading North on the freeway. Following signs towards Compostela/Tepic/Nuevo Vallarta. You're on the freeway for about 40 minutes and then look for signs to Punta Mita. There is a right-hand exit towards Punta Mita (PTA Mita)/ La Crux de Huanaxatle/MARINA.

You take that exit and then continue on that road through the town of La Cruz, look out for speed bumps, especially at night! After going through the town of La Cruz the road will fork, take the right side. You will be on this stretch of highway for about 10 minutes, once you pass a PEMEX station on your right you are almost there! The freeway basically ends in Punta Mita, you'll also have more speed bumps to look forward to.

Take a left off the freeway when you see a structure being built that looks like a giant Noah's Arc (it is a church) Then take your first left (with the soccer field on your right). Go two blocks on that street (Libertad) and take your second left when you get to La Mision de Mita on your right (a large, beige building of condos). Take that left (the street is Emiliano Zapata (and it has a sign) and Mita Surf House is the big white house on the next corner (on the right). That's 151 Emiliano Zapata. There is a sign outside "Mita Surf House."

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 3 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Surf camps are available from 3 to 10 days.  Please inquire about pricing.
Mita Surf House offers one guest room in their home so they have limited availability, however, if their room is booked, they do have connections at nearby hotels/apartments so they are able to coordinate more than one surf camp at a time.

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