Wildmex Adventures

Located in: Central Coast Mexico / Mexico / Central America & Caribbean

Overview

Join us on a surfing odyssey for a taste of the Mexican surf lifestyle in the renowned Nayarit Riviera just located about 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. Sayulita's consistent waves, warm water, and village charm make it the ideal backdrop for the ultimate surf experience. Our camps are ideal for beginners and intermediate level surfers that want to take their surfing to the next level. Wildmex Adventures is the most popular surf school and surf camp provider in the region. We are listed as a number 1 attraction in Sayulita by TripAdvisor and we have achieved that with maintaining the high quality service standards and by having the best possible instructors working with us. Our aim is to provide amazing experiences to our customers and make sure they are able to catch the waves in safe environment. We offer surf camps with or without the accommodation. The accommodation is organized in one of our partner hotels in Sayulita and customers can choose form 3 options, Basic, Standard or Upgraded accommodation.

Main features

  • Surf lessons and surf trips
  • 3 options, Basic, Standard or Upgraded accommodation

Room types

  • Surf & Stay - basic accommodation (Garden Bungalow)
  • Surf & Stay - basic accommodation (Beachfront Bungalow)
  • Surf & Stay - Standard Accommodation
  • Surf & Stay - Upgraded/luxury accommodation

Closest surf breaks

  • Sayulita (205m)
  • San Pancho (2577m)
  • Dinosaur (3683m)
  • Veneros (3732m)
  • Burros (4028m)
  • La Lancha (6786m)
  • Anclote (9408m)
  • El Faro (10252m)
  • The cove (11365m)
  • Chacala (25161m)

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Description

Facilities

  • Surf equipment included
  • Transfers to surf spots included

Surf & Stay package Beginners and Intermediate

Running year round and with the possibility to start any day of the week, our surf camp packages focus on our guests progressing on their surfing skills, while keeping it fun.

If booked on our multiday surf camp packages, guests will visit diferent surf beaches throughout their stay experimenting different waves and joining other Wildmex surf camp , guests making it a fun group experience.

BEGINNERS CAMP

Day 1: Arrival
You will be met at the airport in beautiful Puerto Vallarta by our 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 day’s 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 in your nature friendly environment, we will meet up at our beach location at the first low tide of the day with your small group for our first scheduled surf lesson. Sayulita’s 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 we’re ready to hit the water and catch our first waves. Wildmex’s 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. We 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, you’ve 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 we 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: La Lancha Trip
Today we will challenge your comfort zone by having you join our group to La Lancha, one of the most spectacular beaches in the area. Our group leader will guide you to an un-crowded surf spot with a fun beach break and a long point break. The longer waves at La Lancha provide great opportunities to work on riding posture and maybe even a turn or two!

Day 5: Punta De Burros Surf Trip
After the last couple of days of finding your beat with the ocean, today our experienced staff will guide you to one of the local surf breaks. Punta de Burros is known for its consistent surf with longer rolling point break waves. This trip is ideal to start getting into the dynamics of moving in a real surf break , Punta de Burros has various different breaks for different ability levels, our guides will make sure to match you with the one that is right for you and provide you with the appropriate session for the day.

Day 6: Surf Trip and Graduation Day!!!
Get all you can out of this last full day of surfing. Depending on the current swell and tide conditions, and our guests' surfing progress, our group leaders will choose one of the neighboring surf breaks for our morning surf trip. After a week of instructed surfing, you should be able to be catching some waves on your own and enjoying what real surfing is like. Instructors will be in the water helping and guiding guests through one more advanced coaching on reading waves, stance, generating speed, bottom turns, riding staying in the pocket, etc...

Day 7: Departure
If you just haven’t had enough, get your morning surf in before your airport shuttle to Puerto Vallarta Airport comes to take pick you up.

INTERMEDIATE CAMP

Day 1: Arrival
You will be met at the airport in beautiful Puerto Vallarta by our 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 beach side 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 day’s adventures.

Day 2: Setting a strong Base
Upon meeting at our beach location you will be introduced to your guide/instructor for the week. He/She will talk to you about your previous experience and surfing background, from here our staff will get you set up with the right boards for your size, ability level and current ocean conditions. Sayulita´s multiple surf breaks are ideal to have our base building session. Here we can either work on the beach break to check on guests paddling, pining and pop ups, or the point break to work on positioning, wave reading and etiquette. Surfing at Sayulita on day 1 is also really convenient since you will have full access to our 100+ surfboard quiver, meaning you can keep on switching boards through your session until you and your instructor find something that suits you. After checking our guests surfing, our instructors will point out any details and get them ready for the surfing days ahead. Guests are welcome to use the boards throughout the rest of the day and even overnight if desired.

Day 3: Starting the Surfari
With over 10 surf breaks within a 30 min drive in the area, the wave selection is incredible. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will take you on one of our AC surf equipped vehicles out to surf breaks adequate for your surfing ability. Our experienced staff knows the area and conditions and will take you to the best place depending on the current swell, tide and wind conditions while doing our best to avoid crowds. Our staff will point our any hazards in the surf break and give you useful hints on the break before you get in the water. During your session you will be able to ride plenty of waves and get advice from our experienced guides/instructors on your wave selection, wave reading, paddling, turning, wave positioning, etc...Depending on the time of year and ocean conditions, our Surf Trips either happen in the morning or the afternoon (or both) , leaving the other half of the day available for guests to practice on their own at Sayulita´s main break (board rental outside trip hours is included in our package).

Day 4 to 6, the real surfing experience:
From day 4 to 6 guests go on 3 of our popular surf trips. These trips to secluded surf breaks in the area are often most of our guests trip highlight. Our surf trips will let you experience real surfing on a beautiful setting. Instruction these last days will be taken 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 in some of the many areas point breaks.

Day 7: Departure
If you just haven’t had enough, get your morning surf in before your airport shuttle to Puerto Vallarta Airport comes to take pick you up.

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Rooms & packages

Surf & Stay - basic accommodation (Garden Bungalow)

Small Bungalows situated in a garden setting in a quaint yoga studio. Bungalows are clean, safe, and have private bathrooms. WIFI is also available. This is a great place to stay for single travelers.

Surf camp includes 5 surf lessons and week long equipment rental. This way guests can practice on their own after the lesson or go to catch some early morning waves in Sayulita beach. We have groups for beginner and intermediate level surfers. First days of the camp are organised in Sayultia and then guests will go to the surf trips in nearby surf breaks.

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695.00 $
Surf & Stay - basic accommodation (Beachfront Bungalow)

Small bungalows located on beachfront compound just yards from the beautiful Sayulita beach. These bungalows are clean, safe and share a bathroom. There is also a great common area for guest to enjoy. This is a great location for the single traveler that does not want to be far from the ocean. Wi-Fi is also available.

Surf camp includes 5 surf lessons and week long equipment rental. This way guests can practice on their own after the lesson or go to catch some early morning waves in Sayulita beach. We have groups for beginner and intermediate level surfers. First days of the camp are organised in Sayultia and then guests will go to the surf trips in nearby surf breaks.

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695.00 $
Surf & Stay - Standard Accommodation


This is by far the nicest hotel in town with standard open air suites. These suites are furnished with an open air unique authentic design. Rooms with great views, awesome decor and quaint jungle ambiance; this hotel is definitely unique. The hotel also hosts an ocean front restaurant serving all meals. This room is single occupancy and is the perfect getaway for the single surf traveler who is treating themselves to a higher end personal getaway. If you are traveling with a couple you will be upgraded to and ocean view suite.

Surf camp includes 6 nights, 5 surf lessons and week long equipment rental. This way guests can practice on their own after the lesson or go to catch some early morning waves in Sayulita beach. We have groups for beginner and intermediate level surfers. First days of the camp are organised in Sayultia and then guests will go to the surf trips in nearby surf breaks.

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1,175.00 $
Surf & Stay - Upgraded/luxury accommodation


Upgraded double occupancy with Ocean View in Deluxe Villa. This being the nicest hotel in town uses harmony with nature to create a magical tropical experience. These ocean front luxury suites with open air authentic feel are an excellent retreat from the everyday chaos. Rooms with great views, awesome decor and spacious terraces; the hotel is definitely unique, rooms with private splash pools are also available. This hotel also hosts an ocean front restaurant serving all meals.

This is the place to stay for guests looking for a more luxurious holiday or couple wanting a romantic getaway.

Surf camp includes 6 nights, 5 surf lessons and week long equipment rental. This way guests can practice on their own after the lesson or go to catch some early morning waves in Sayulita beach. We have groups for beginner and intermediate level surfers. First days of the camp are organised in Sayultia and then guests will go to the surf trips in nearby surf breaks.

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1,565.00 $

Location & surf

Nearby surf spots:

Wave Type:Beach Break
Wave Quality:Normal
Bottom:Sand
Direction:Left & Right
Best Tide:Low
Experience Level:Beginner
Starts working at (ft):2
Holds up to (ft):8

Sayulita (Distance: 205m)

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Wave Type:Beach Break
Wave Quality:Regional Class
Bottom:Sand
Direction:Left
Best Tide:
Experience Level:Pros only
Starts working at (ft):3
Holds up to (ft):8

San Pancho (Distance: 2577m)

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Wave Type:Point Break
Wave Quality:Regional Class
Bottom:Rocks
Direction:Right
Best Tide:Mid
Experience Level:Pros only
Starts working at (ft):4
Holds up to (ft):12

Dinosaur (Distance: 3683m)

Right hander reef break. A hollow and long wave.

Notes: Got to hike in through the beach. Good on South swells and huge North swells. Best for shorter boards and really wind sensitive.

Wave Type:Beach Break
Wave Quality:Normal
Bottom:Sand
Direction:Left & Right
Best Tide:Mid
Experience Level:Intermediate
Starts working at (ft):2
Holds up to (ft):6

Veneros (Distance: 3732m)

Description: Beach break with lefts and rights

Notes: Got to hike in through the beach. Good on south swells and hurricane swells. Short board

beach break

Wave Type:Point Break
Wave Quality:Normal
Bottom:Reef
Direction:Left & Right
Best Tide:Low
Experience Level:Intermediate
Starts working at (ft):2
Holds up to (ft):8

Burros (Distance: 4028m)

This is a right hander reef break with occasional lefts. There is also a secondary peak with predominant left waves.

Location: In the Bay of Banderas right in front of Palladium resort.
Notes: Takes south swells mostly. Best on low tide. Got to hike in.

Wave Type:Point Break
Wave Quality:Normal
Bottom:Reef
Direction:Left & Right
Best Tide:Mid
Experience Level:Intermediate
Starts working at (ft):1
Holds up to (ft):10

La Lancha (Distance: 6786m)

Mellow right hander point break with an occasional left hander. Catches swell from every direction.
Location: 2 miles East of El Anclote town. Access through beach, boat or hike in.

Notes: Incredible beach, most of the time the wave is best for long boards.

Wave Type:Point Break
Wave Quality:Regional Class
Bottom:Rocks
Direction:Right
Best Tide:Low
Experience Level:Beginner
Starts working at (ft):2
Holds up to (ft):10

Anclote (Distance: 9408m)

Long point/reef break that breaks on bigger South and North swells.

Location: Right of the “El Anclote” town, also known as the “Punta de Mita” town.
Notes: This is a mellow long board break, great access, right of the beachfront restaurants. There is really not much to do in the town of El Anclote.

Wave Type:Point Break
Wave Quality:Regional Class
Bottom:Rocks
Direction:Right
Best Tide:Low
Experience Level:Pros only
Starts working at (ft):3
Holds up to (ft):12

El Faro (Distance: 10252m)

Only with North Swell

Wave Type:Point Break
Wave Quality:Regional Class
Bottom:Rocks
Direction:Right
Best Tide:Mid
Experience Level:Intermediate
Starts working at (ft):3
Holds up to (ft):6

The cove (Distance: 11365m)

Intermediate/Advanced reef of the point in Punta de Mita

Location: Western most point of the Bahia de Banders Bay
Notes: Great break early in the morning, gnarly reef on low tide. Access either through the 4
Season: (you got to be staying there) or by boat. Works on South and North swells

Wave Type:Point Break
Wave Quality:Regional Class
Bottom:Rocks
Direction:Left
Best Tide:Mid
Experience Level:Intermediate
Starts working at (ft):3
Holds up to (ft):10

Chacala (Distance: 25161m)

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Surf classes

Quick facts:

  • Instructor student ratio
    1:4
  • Best beginner months
    year around
  • Beach distance
    50m
  • Equipment included
    Surf board, rash guard
Surf lessons with Wildmex
Incredible fun for all ages with safe and friendly surf conditions. First time surfers will be standing and riding waves by the end of our lesson, more experienced students will improve their previous surfing abilities. First beginners lessons start with 15min land lesson, where instructor will tell you about the safety, sea conditions and give you tips how to paddle, stan-up, turn etc. After the and lessons students will follow their instructor to the water and can start the surf! With intermediate surfers instructor will come to the waves with you, helping you to spot the best waves and understand the surf conditions in the break you are in. Instructor will give you tips how you can take your surfing to the next level, what your areas to improve and how to do that. Surf trips to other surf breaks near Sayulita are great opportunity for the guest to discover the surrounding areas and learn to surf in different breaks.

General information

Property Information:

  • Address
    Calle Pelicanos n.7
    Main Beach, Sayulita, Nayarit 63734
    (just next to the river mouth, by the showers)
  • Reception hours
    Office:
    9 am till 5 pm everyday
    Beach tent:
    10 am till 5 pm everyday

Other activities:

  • Stand Up Paddling lessons and trips
  • Kayking
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback riding
  • Surf lessons and surf trips
  • Getting to our Wildmex Office
    We are easy to find and right on the beach at Sayulita Bay! From Puerto Vallarta take the Sayulita exit from Hwy 200, take a right at the fork in the road and continue to follow this street (Revolucion Ave.) After crossing the bridge take your first right and follow the street by the river all the way to the beach. Our office is on this street, it is easy to spot with blue wall outside the entrance.
    Our beach tent in is in the end of the road on the beach, just after the public showers.

    Now, if you are already on the beach, just look for the lifeguard tower or public showers next to the river mouth. We are right next to them so come to say Hi!

    From Punta de Mita, once you get into the South entrance to town (Revolucion Ave.) Keep on going until the road forks, take a right. Keep on going for 3 blocks, you will pass the Plaza. Once you merge with another street, turn left on Pelicanos Street before you pass the only bridge in town. Follow that street along the river all the way to the beach, first you are going to pass by our office which is the one with blue walls around the entrance and our beach tent is just after the public showers on the beach. From Sayulita`s beach, just look for the lifeguard tower or public showers. We are right next to them so come on in!
  • Getting to Sayulita by bus
    The bus ride from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita costs $25 pesos, buses normally arrive every ½ hour and the 24 mile journey takes approximately 1½ hours.

    The bus line starts from Walmart down in Marina Vallarta, the line serving Sayulita is COMPOSTELA and their buses are white and green. Look for the name "Sayulita" written on the windshield of the bus. Note. Not all COMPOSTELA buses go to Sayulita.

    If you are coming from the airport, once you are in the arrivals area, go outside, go across the street on the pedestrian bridge and it should drop you right on the bus stop. The COMPOSTELA-SAYULITA buses should pass every half an hour.
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