The Best Mexico Surf Camps and Locations

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As straightforward as a quick list of the best surf camps in Mexico could be, the reality is that people looking to do a Mexico surf camp are looking for a variety of things! So instead of doing a straightforward list, we’ll instead do a favorite, a general list for surf camps, and then separate lists for the best surf camp locations themselves.


Let’s dive in.


Best Mexico Surf Camp

Though Mexico is filled with dozens of great surf camp locations and filled with hundreds of great surf spots, we had to narrow it down to one, and we’re going with this 3 Week Surf and Stay in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Puerto Escondido has some of the most consistent waves with surf breaks for beginner and intermediate surfers alike. This spot on the Pacific coast has some of the best surf camps in Mexico and with this three-week surf camp, you’ll have plenty of time for catching waves and enjoying Puerto Escondido.

Though we would make a strong argument that Sayulita has the best surf camps, we acknowledge that some advanced surfers are looking for the more consistently advanced surf sessions that Puerto Escondido offers.


Surf Camps

  1. Wild Mex Surf Camp located in sunny Sayulita is top on our list! This Mexico surf camp offers much for beginner and intermediate surfers alike. This quaint surf town on the pacific ocean offers some of the best mexico surf camps while providing an amazing on shore experience. Wild Mex has been offering surf camps for some time, with years of raving customers, enjoy surfing directly in Sayulita, or take a surf trip to one of the many neighboring towns with other great surf spots.
  2. Punta Mita has an even more low key, budget friendly, and vibe. A popular location for surf trips coming from Sayulita, Punta Mita offers great surf breaks for beginner and experienced surfers. In this cozy town you can get a package with private rooms, surf lessons daily, surf theory and other activities weekly, and more for less than $100 a day! This surf school hotspot is perfect for your mexico surf trip.


Surf Locations

1. Sayulita

If you’re looking to take it easy, then Sayulita is the place for your destination. The town offers three breaks that offer a variety of styles and sizes so even if one doesn’t suit what kind waves are calling out from deep within yourself surfwise – there’s another waiting just around this corner!

Why go anywhere else? Sayulita, Mexico has it all. There are plenty of great hotels and restaurants to satisfy your appetite whether you’re looking for luxury or just good food with an authentic flavor! The town itself offers not only beautiful scenery but also Pacific Mexicana character that will make any vacationer happy – we guarantee this small paradise won’t disappoint.

2. Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido, a small coastal town in Mexico with an amazing climate and surf spots like Playa Zicatela that produce some of the biggest waves you’ll ever see.

From the barrels on Playa Zicatela to the cove of Carrizalillo, Puerto Escondido has surf camps for all levels of surfers.

Besides our winner of best surf camp in Mexico, we’d also shout out this budget-friendly surf camp in Puerto Escondido. Not everyone can commit to multiple weeks of vacation time and thousands of dollars in surf lessons and surf sessions, and this mexico surf camp has a great surf camp for just those people!

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.

6 days
Group Size
At least 4

Punta Mita Surfing Camp

Punta Mita is home to surf shops with great surf lessons and surfboard rentals, but more importantly, some of the surf around. Not only is the town of Punta Mita quaint, authentic, and interesting, but the Punta Mita surf is nothing to be overlooked. With a wide variety of surf breaks and some of the best swells on the Pacific coast, Punta de Mita is sure to quench all of your appetites.

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