One of the most popular events of surf in Riviera Nayarit is organized in Sayulita amid of March, where the surfers from all over the world arrive to the coast of the Pacific seeking the best waves. For those who want to incursion in surfing during the holidays, several places teach to dominate the waves in short or long board and in stand-up paddleboard. In parallel, more extreme incursions are organized for experienced surfers.
Some of the most famous spots for surfing in Riviera Nayarit are The Cove & El Faro, and El Anclote, in Punta de Mita; La Lancha and Punta Burros, at the south of El Anclote; Sayulita, at the north of El Anclote; Los Veneros (or Dinosaurs), Las Albercas, Las Playas and others. In San Francisco surf can be strong, so caution is advised for water sports. Other places in which the board can be attacked are La Caleta, reached in boat from Chacala, the Bay of Matanchen, famous for its manageable and long waves, Las Rocas, to the north of the same bay and Lolas, at the north of San Blas.
Sitting around an arch of golden sand with a gentle offshore surf break, Sayulita exudes the simple pleasures of coastal Mexico. There are two small bays here, bisected by a rocky outcropping with good surf conditions. Hillside homes dominate the skyline. Surfers, beach lovers, Huichol Indians, and a growing number of North Americans mingle and relax beneath a canopy of swaying palms. Water lovers can partake in some excellent ocean swimming, bodysurfing, surfing (one of Mexico’s best spots), and return to savor openair restaurants, hang out at the simple seaside plaza, and explore growing number of shops, bars, and convenience stores. You can even sign up for a surfing lesson, on the spot! Overnight lodging here is limited to some basic guesthouses, and private home rentals.