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Mexico Surfing Vacation Packages Near Vallarta

Many tourists take a Mexico Surfing Vacation to experience the high quality point surf and reef breaks along the Riviera Nayarit coast just north of Puerto Vallarta.

In fact, some of the best Mexico surfing vacations can be found in the waters of the Riviera Nayarit, near Puerto Vallarta. Tourists flock to the Mexico beaches along Neuvo Vallarta, Sayulita, Punta da Mita and San Blas to catch a wave worth writing home about.

Enjoy a Mexico surfing vacation in the Riviera Nayarit for;

Long Board Surfing
Short Board Surfing
Stand Up Paddle Board Surfing

Popular Nuevo Vallarta Surfing Locations

In Nuevo Vallarta, surfing is one of the most popular activities for thrill seeking tourists enjoying Mexico vacations at this Mexico beach resort.

Situated in the Bay of Banderas Mexico, Nuevo Vallarta is just north of the Puerto Vallarta airport and attracts thousands of tourists each year seeking the pleasure of Mexico surfing and other Vallarta water activities.

Nuevo Vallarta is considered one of the most important travel destination points in the Riviera Nayarit with over ten miles of unbelievable sandy beaches.

Visitors enjoy Nuevo Vallarta Mexico beach vacations in first class resorts and hotels flanked by gorgeous canals and some of the most amazing tropical vegetation.

Around Nuevo Vallarta, there are numerous Mexico surfing hotspots with waves for beginning surfers as well as advanced boarders.

Punta Mita Surfing Mexico

The Punta Mita Peninsula boasts of 7 surf swells known to surfing enthusiasts as the “Mexican Malibu”.

Experienced surfers from around the world rave about the 9 miles of Mexican beaches in the Punta Mita region covered in unspoiled white sand decorated with lava rock formations.

The waters of Punta Mita are filled with federally protected humpback whales, dolphins and sea turtles that don’t seem to mind sharing the swells with the surfers. From the water, surfers can also gaze upon the Sierra Madre Mountains featuring lush jungle peaks.

The Cove is one of Punta Mita Mexico’s more popular surfing beaches. Local guides highly recommend the Cove as having the best break around which means that it can get fairly crowded with visitors looking to catch a ride worth bragging about.

Located only about 30 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Punta Mita is a highly desirable surfing and snorkelling location – visitors can relax on the beach only hours after landing in Mexico.

Surfing in Sayulita Mexico

Sayulita is a quaint fishing village around 20 miles north of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Sayulita is considered the crown jewel of the Riviera Nayarit and the ideal surfing location to enjoy Mexico vacations.

In Sayulita Mexico, surfing is a year round water sport enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The waves breaking in the bay are suited towards longboards but there are several Mexican national surfing champions from Sayulita who use their short boards.

The warm tropical waters and fantastic waves invite all surf lovers to dive in. The best months for surfing are between December and April when the north swells hit.

Your Mexico surfing vacation can be made complete in Sayulita with easy access to surf lessons, experienced surfing instructors and board rentals.

Many surf schools offer packages that include board rentals, rash guards and surfing lessons. As the area fills up with tourists, reservations are recommended.

San Blas Surfing Mexico Nayarit

The Mexico beaches near San Blas Riviera Nayarit are well worth the 100 mile trip north of Puerto Vallarta. San Blas waters feature great surfing for tourists seeking to get away from the crowded, more popular surfing locations.

These Mexico beaches offer a quiet retreat from throngs of people and the waters are wide open to catch wave after wave.

San Blas surfing is suitable for both beginners and expert surfers. In fact, San Blas is home to ‘Pompis’ Cano, a surfing champion who now gives surfing lessons.

The surf season runs from the end of April until the end of November which is when the south swells crash to the shores. During this time, several surf points are accessible right from the beaches of San Blas.

The off season gives pleasing waves for beginners and local surf schools in San Blas that can help you improve your skills on the short or long surfing boards.  

Plan your Own Mexico Surfing Vacation

Whether you are just beginning to learn to surf or have endless surfing experience, plan on surfing in Mexico. Enjoy surfing vacations in Mexico on the white sandy beaches in the Riviera Nayarit along the 200 mile stretch of beaches north of Puerto Vallarta.

Many tourists who enjoy Mexico surfing vacations also explore Mexico sailing and snorkelling in these waters.
For more information about Mexico Vacations or surfing in Riviera Nayarit see our interactive Nayarit Mexico Map.


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Promoting Mexico tourism in the Riviera Nayarit region along the 200 mile Pacific coastline north of Puerto Vallarta with information on Mexico beaches, all inclusive hotels, luxury resorts and activities like spas and wellness, surfing, golfing, sailing, fishing, swimming with dolphins, sea lion encounters, baby sea turtle releases and whale watching. Discover adventure package vacations, dining, shopping and attractions in Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos, Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Destiladeras, Punta de Mita, Litibu, Sayulita, San Pancho, Lo de Marcos, Guayabitos, San Blas, Isla de Mexcaltitan and other Riviera Nayarit locations near Puerto Vallarta.