7 Days Beginner Surf Camp in Sayulita, Mexico

  • Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

7 Days Beginner Surf Camp in Sayulita, Mexico

  • Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Intensive Surf Camps in Mexico

This 4-day intensive surf package is ideal for guests with limited time to spend, but with lots of energy and motivation to improve on their surfing, while experiencing the best waves in the area. During our surf camps, guests get to surf different spots throughout the week and get to have continuous instruction from qualified and friendly surf instructors. On surf camp's itinerary, Wild Mex Surf and Adventure focus on building solid surfing bases in the beginning of the week, so that guests experience is real progress throughout our time surfing together.


  • 5 days surfing sessions
  • Trips to multiple surf breaks
  • Surfboard and rash guard rentals
  • Experienced and bilingual instructors
  • Transportation and boat shuttles to all surf breaks
  • Delicious breakfasts and welcome dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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All accommodations have Wi-Fi and hot water. Air conditioning is not needed in any of the accommodations from November till May.

Standard accommodation

Standard accommodation is thought to give guests freedom to have as quiet of a surf holiday as they want, or be socially active if that is what they are looking for. Tucked away two blocks from the beach and five minutes from downtown and restaurants, this location gives guests the opportunity to rest on a quiet atmosphere and have access to all services and fun in town. All rooms have Wi-Fi access, air-conditioning, a safe to store your valuables and have comfortable mattresses with quality sheets and pillows. The complex has a common pool, perfect for socializing, a nice terrace for sunset drinks, and a beautiful yoga studio that hosts yoga classes each morning (extra 10 USD per session). Guests have access to bicycles to ride into town for free and there is a full-time reception service at the entrance of the complex. The complex has plenty of plants everywhere and small details that show they care about their guests.

Basic accommodation

Basic accommodation has simple rooms with private bathrooms, a common kitchen, common area and dinning room, as well as pool and sun chair area. During summer (May - October), rooms have air-conditioning, during winter (November - April) there is no air-conditioning needed. There is Wi-Fi on every room, the building is safe and clean, and a 24-hour caretaker lives in the property. The complex is located on a relatively quiet area of town, one block from the beach, and steeps from various meal option for different budgets as well as small convenience stores, and three blocks from downtown which hosts lots of restaurants and bars. The complex is two blocks from our headquarters in town, which is our meeting location for all our services. Basic accommodation is great for travelers looking for a social atmosphere or for those looking for an inexpensive surf holiday. Solo travelers stay in one of the basic rooms, while couples or parties of two get automatically upgraded to more spacious and more private rooms.

Upgraded accommodation

This surf inspired accommodation uses harmony with nature to create a magical tropical experience. These ocean front luxury suites with open air authentic feel are an excellent retreat. Rooms with great ocean views, awesome decor and spacious terraces; the accommodation is definitely unique, rooms with private splash pools are also available. This is the place to stay for guests looking for a more luxurious holiday or couple wanting a romantic getaway. During summer (May - October), rooms have air conditioning, during winter (November - April) there is no air-conditioning needed, every room has Wi-Fi access. Ocean front accommodation is a 5-minute walk from downtown where guests can find all sorts of restaurants and bars and 5 minutes from Wild Mex Surf and Adventures headquarters in town, which is their meeting location for all services. Solo travelers stay at one of deluxe ocean view villas, while couples or groups of two get automatically upgraded to more spacious ocean view villas with more amenities.

Day 1: Arrival

You will be met at the airport in beautiful Puerto Vallarta by transportation service (optional) and will be taken to your accommodation in the village of Sayulita. The 45 minute scenic drive to Sayulita will drive through the roadside towns of Nuevo Vallarta and Bucerias.

After driving through the beautiful jungle you will emerge at the entrance of our beautiful beachside village of Sayulita.

You will spend the afternoon and evening getting acquainted with the cobblestone streets and open-air markets of this throw-back Mexican surfing village.

Tonight during your welcome dinner at our water front restaurant you will enjoy a great ocean side meal to get ready for the next days adventures.

Day 2: Welcome to surf paradise

After you wake up in your Surf-Chic bungalow in paradise to the crisp ocean air and the sound of the waves (upgraded package) in your nature friendly environment, you will meet the staff of Wild Mex Surf and Adventure at their beach location at the first low tide of the day with your small group for the first scheduled surf lesson. Sayulitas crescent bay and shallow sandy bottom make it ideal for catching your first waves on the long, consistent sand bottom beach break.

After introductions and some land lessons in safety, surf etiquette, and basic techniques youre ready to hit the water and catch your first waves. Wildmexs expert instructors will teach you basic surf dynamics including wave selection, speed and pop-up technique. Your surf instructors will be on hand to work with you individually and give great tips to improve your efficiency.

By the end of today, beginners will have caught their first wave and more advanced riders will have perfected fundamental skills. You will then break for lunch and a much needed rest. You should take this opportunity to hit the fresh fruit stand on the sand bar or grab a seaside burrito, youve certainly earned it.

Take the rest of the afternoon at your own pace to improve on the skills that you have learned

Day 3: Find your stroke

Your second day of surfing in Sayulita will build on the fundamentals you have already learned. Today your instructors will take you to the next level by teaching you how to select the best waves, pivot, and optimal paddling techniques to catch waves by yourself. Get ready to move to deeper water and catch breaking waves!

The later part of the morning will be an open surf session to catch a few more waves and some one-on-one time with your instructors. Now you will have the confidence and skills to move onto the bigger waves and different breaks that lie ahead.

Day 4 to 6: The real surfing experience

From days 4 to 6 guests go on 3 popular surf trips. These trips to secluded surf breaks in the area are often most of guests trip highlight. One of the great perks in the area are the boat-only accessible surf breaks, which host waves for different ability levels. There is also a wide array of land accessible breaks which also host great quality waves under the adequate conditions. Depending on the current conditions and guests ability level, land accessed or boat accessed breaks will chosen to get you surfing.

Instructors will take these days to the next level, by teaching guests the dynamics of moving around on a point break. Guests will have a chance to catch clean long waves by themselves and experience long and smooth rides.

Day 7: Departure day

  • If you just haven't had enough, get your morning surf in before your airport shuttle to Puerto Vallarta Airport comes to pick you up.

This retreat will take place in Sayulita village, Mexico.

Nearby places

  • Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) - 45 minutes
  • 5 days surfing sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Access to quality surfboards
  • All breakfasts
  • Boat shuttles to all surf breaks
  • Experienced and bilingual instructors
  • Rash guard rental
  • Surfboard rental
  • Transportation to all surf breaks
  • Use of stand up paddle boards
  • Welcome dinner, not included on the basic package
  • Wetsuit tops
  • Alcoholic drinks at group dinners
  • Gratuity to guides/ instructors
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.


  • Review by Jim Bowe J.

    "I had a fantastic experience with Wildmex Surf and Adventure. My instructor, Omar, was very kind, patient, and helpful. With his help, I was able to stand on the board, surf, and even turn a little bit, all in my first surfing lesson ever. The water and waves that he chose to start with, were perfect for a beginner, and the difficulty rose as I progressed. The rest of the staff were also very kind. The equipment was of a good quality for beginner surfing. I highly recommend Wildmex and Omar!"

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  • Review by a traveler from United States

    "This is our second boating trip with Wildmex and it is always a great time. Had two 8-year old kids with us and they had a blast. Got to see a couple whales on the way out to the island which was a great surprise. The snorkeling is always fun and this time we got to see a small shark. Our guide was super fun and informative and was very flexible with our kid program. This is always a must do for us when we come to Sayulita."

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  • Review by Meridith M. from Argentina

    "We had a blast with Mitch at WildMex. My boyfriend took a lesson with him each day while I rented a board and paddled out. Mitch is a first-rate surf instructor and human, and we couldn't have been happier with his energy and skill. Before arriving, I was a bit apprehensive about the board rental situation, but my concerns were not warranted as WildMex had plenty to choose from every day. There's also a nice cafe next to Wild Mex at La Lancha where we grabbed a snack after surfing each day. Frankie, who runs some of the operations, was also extremely accommodating. And when we decided to go snorkeling one afternoon, Javier and Mauricio made it happen in a moment's notice, arranging for us to tour the Marieta Islands about a half hour later."

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  • Review by Philip K. from United States

    "Returning customer after four years. This place is great. Few of the things that stand out to me: Staff: Professional and supportive. From the coordination of the surf trips and logistics to and from the airport, the owner and his admin staff run a tight ship. Extra points for Mau in helping me find another place to stay so I could leave my nightmare hostel. Rides to the break are all coordinated. Instructors: They've got a new crew and they're great. Many surf camps state on their website that they cater to all surf skills but in reality this just isn't the case. So many I've been to only cater to the beginners. But my experience at Wildmex was not so. Instructors Reuben and Mitch really observed where I was at and provided technical advice on my turns which is what I really wanted to focus on. Quiver: They've got a damn good quiver. Aside from your regular foamies, they've got a good selection of performance boards including HyptoKryptos in the Sayulita location and Firewires at La Lancha. All in good shape as well."

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  • Review by a traveler from Spain

    "I wanted to learn surfing in a nice and relaxed environment. Wildmex in Sayulita was exactly what I needed: nice staff, skilled teachers, beautiful beaches, good food, and great nightlife... Sayulita rocks! A bit too hot in August though... probably better in springtime or winter to come here!"

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  • Review by A traveler from United States

    "I visited Sayulita in late April and wanted to surf different reef breaks around Punta Mita. Since I was there only for a long weekend, I wanted to rely on someone else to know the best places to surf based on swell direction, tide and wind. I hired a surf guide at Wildmex as a private surf guide. He was great. Took me to several good spots where we scored the best waves in the area on those days. He was great to hang out with in the water while we waited to catch waves. The breaks were not crowded. Two recommendations: surf in the morning before the winds pick up. Second, Wildmex has one of the best quivers of any surf shop in a developing country I have ever seen. Probably 50+ boards of all lengths and shapes so leave your boards at home."

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  • Review by a traveler from United States

    " My two daughters and I booked four days of surfing with Wildmex. From start to finish, the entire experience was excellent. Ana made the booking painless and our instructor, Eduardo was great. Everyone we dealt with at both shops went above and beyond to help us. I can't say enough about how outstanding and professional Wildmex is. We will be back as soon as possible!"

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  • Review by Brandon from United States

    " Went to Salulito with my family for the first day and the instructors were fun and taught us so well, we all stood up on our first wave. It was our first time surfing, and we loved it. Pretty much my eight-year old daughter never fell down, and is now hooked on surfing. We also went surfing in Punta Mita. There was a swell that came in, so the waves were much bigger. Gary, our instructor for the day gave us some great additional training tips. My daughter caught a few waves throughout the day, and she had a great time. The thing that stood out the most for me that day was that he was pretty much one-to-one with my daughter to make sure she was comfortable and safe. Once the waves picked up and the sets started to roll in, he helped her to shore for her own safety. I am very glad he did that as it was the right thing to do safety wise. Overall, they have great instructors, who are fun and knowledgeable."

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  • Review by a traveler

    " I had a great time doing the six-day camp. Jorge, Carlos, and Augustin were lots of fun and each helped me to gain more and more confidence each day! Can't wait to get back in the water."

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  • Review by Jesenia

    "I signed up for the four-day surf camp with Wildmex, in Sayulita. The instructors were attentive and patient. You can tell they are passionate about their jobs. I would definitely use them again!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    " I have been taking beginner surf lesson in time to time. I enjoyed every time I was in ocean but never gone too far. This time, I took twelve-day lesson with them. I had a great instructor, Luis. He was so patient with me and very professional. Although my stubborn head could not follow everything he taught me, by the end of my lesson, I was so happy about myself being able to enjoy surfing. There were beautiful scenery beyond waves which I'd never seen before my life. I cannot thank him enough to take me there. Before my vacation started I made inquiries by email. I received prompt and most precise reply from Anna and Andrea. These smart ladies made my worries for travel go away immediately. Most of other surf camp has fixed schedule, but with them I could ask when I want to start, and how many days, etc, very flexible. It suited my travel plan very well. If you don't hear from them soon enough, that must be some system error. Try again! All other staffs are friendly and very nice, too. I really enjoyed my vacation with them. I highly recommend WildMex to everyone who interested in surfing. "

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Nayarit, Mexico

Wild Mex Surf and Adventure provides surf camps and surf trips for all levels on Mexico’s Pacific coast and conducts all kinds of lessons, trips and tours.

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Non surfer discount: 445 USD per person.

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