5 Reasons to Choose a Surfing Retreat Over a One-off Lesson in Sayulita

Surfers waiting for a wave

Are you considering taking a surfing lesson or doing a surf retreat in Sayulita, Puerto Vallarta, or elsewhere in Mexico? If so, you may be wondering whether to take a one-off lesson or a surfing retreat.While both options have their advantages, surfing retreats offer a number of benefits that one-off lessons cannot match. Here are just a few reasons why surfing retreats are better than one-off lessons:

  1. Personalized instruction: In a one-off lesson, you may only have a few minutes of instruction from a surf instructor, who may be teaching a group of students with different skill levels and goals. In a surfing retreat, on the other hand, you will have access to personalized instruction from experienced instructors who will tailor the lessons to your needs and abilities. This means you can learn at your own pace, and you can focus on the skills and techniques that are most important to you.
  2. Quality equipment: In a one-off lesson, you may have to use the equipment provided by the surf school, which may not be the best quality or the right fit for you. In a surfing retreat, you will have access to top-quality equipment that is carefully selected and maintained to ensure your safety and comfort. This means you can use the best boards, wetsuits, and accessories, and you can have peace of mind knowing that you are using equipment that is suitable for your level and style.
  3. Cultural immersion: In a one-off lesson, you may only have a few hours to experience the culture and lifestyle of Sayulita. In a surfing retreat, on the other hand, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and get to know the people, the food, and the traditions of Sayulita. This means you can learn about the history, the art, and the customs of Sayulita, and you can have a truly authentic and enriching experience.
  4. Social connections: In a one-off lesson, you may only have a few hours to interact with other students and instructors. In a surfing retreat, you will have the opportunity to socialize and make new friends with other surfers and yogis who share your passions and interests. This means you can learn from each other, share experiences, and have fun together. And because surfing and yoga are social activities, you can also build connections and foster relationships that may last a lifetime.


Surfing retreats are a better option than one-off lessons for several reasons. Surfing retreats offer personalized instruction, quality equipment, cultural immersion, and social connections that one-off lessons cannot match. And with Sayulita Surfing Tours, you can have the best possible surfing and yoga experience in Sayulita. Book your surfing retreat today and discover the joys and benefits of surfing in paradise.

2 to 3 hours
Group Size
Up to 12

Surf Lesson in Sayulita

The Sayulita main beach is home to restaurants, shops and vendors, is just steps from downtown, and most importantly has some great beginner and intermediate surfing! With a nice, 2+ ft right break, Playa Sayulita offers a playground for beginners and experienced surfers alike, giving them a beautiful and serene backdrop while riding these warm Pacific waves. Testing edits 1 2 3

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4 hours
Group Size
2 to 8

San Poncho Day Trip

Sayulita isn't the only spot around for amazing surfings. Escape the crowds in Sayulita and experience the quaint nearby down of San Pancho. Just 20 minutes by car away, this similarly quaint town has significantly fewer tourists and offers similar, and often better breaks for surfing. No need to fight a crowded lineup trying to catch a wave in !

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Group Size
1 to 35

Board Rental

No instructor, no frills, just the board you need for the time you need.

Rentals are by the hour or half-day for a discounted rate. All rentals include fins and a leash, wetsuits can be rented for an additional $10 per session.

Surf rentals can be done by the hour or by the half day, depending on your needs! You're also welcome to pay for an hour, and then keep the session going if it feels good and the waves are right for you. We don't charge you for time you're not out with the board, but we will of course have to charge extra if you decide to keep going beyond the original timeframe.

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2 to 3 hours
Group Size
3 to 15

Yoga and Surf Camp for Flexibility and Whole Body Wellness

Welcome to our Yoga and Surf Camp for Flexibility and Whole Body Wellness! This retreat is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their physical and mental wellbeing through a combination of yoga and surfing in a beautiful beachfront setting.

Our yoga and surf camp includes:
Daily yoga classes: Our experienced yoga instructors will guide you through daily yoga classes that focus on flexibility, balance, strength, and relaxation.
Surf lessons: Our surf instructors will provide you with expert guidance to help you catch the perfect wave.
Accommodation: You'll stay in comfortable beachfront accommodations, so you can wake up to the sound of the ocean and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature.
Healthy meals: We believe that healthy eating is an essential part of whole body wellness, so we provide healthy and nutritious meals to keep you energized throughout the day.

Excursions: We offer excursions to nearby attractions, such as hikes, local markets, and cultural experiences.
Some exclusions to keep in mind:
Airfare is not included.
Alcoholic beverages are not included.