Sayulita Surf Camp Review - Green Iguana Surf Camp

Sayulita Surf Camp Review

If your idea of the perfect vacation includes action, adventure and sport, a surfing vacation will cover all the bases you need. Nowadays, there are thousands of surf camps and schools across the world, all competing to convince you to stay with them.

With all that competition and so many great destinations to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to spend your precious vacation time.

That’s why we’ve taken a look at one of the most popular surfing destinations, not too far from the United States.

Sayulita is a gorgeous little town on the West coast of Mexico that hosts the Sayulita Surf Camp.

Sayulita Surf Camp Review

The town attracts people from all over the world to try its incredible waves and idyllic fishing spots. These are just some of the things that make it the perfect destination for a surfing vacation.

In this article, we’ll look at what makes Sayulita Surf Camp so popular, what kind of surfing activities they provide and what else you could get up to during a vacation here.


Being right next to the equator, any Mexican vacation destination is always going to give you a tropical paradise to stay at.

Sayulita has some of the best beaches in the world for surfing and relaxing. Consistently high temperatures and beautiful white sand make for the perfect scenery for a day of sunbathing and relaxing with loved ones at the beach.

As well as its wonderful scenery, Sayulia’s water also makes for the perfect surfing waves. There are a few different beaches the surf camp will take you to, all with different ability levels in mind.

Some beaches have consistently smaller waves, which are great to ease new surfers into the swing of things.

However, the main point is that Sayulita’s beaches almost always have great conditions for surfing, meaning you can wake up every day knowing you’re in for some action!

This town doesn’t just offer great surfing conditions, it’s a great place to visit even if you never go into the ocean (Though, we wouldn’t recommend that!).

You can explore the town and its surrounding rural landscapes on foot, horseback or even in an extreme off road vehicle!

Tour guides can take you through the colorful and vibrant town center to soak up some of the culture and history that lives there.

Alternatively, you can go for a hike with or without a tour guide up through the mountains and jungles that surround the town.

However you choose to spend your time, the location of Sayulita provides a stunning backdrop for all your activities.

Not to mention, it’s perfect for taking pictures that’ll make everyone back home jealous!


The surf camp doesn’t just stick to one beach and it also doesn’t stick to one place for accommodation.

If you contact Sayulita Surf Camp, they can recommend you some of their favorite accommodation options based on your needs.

These include rustic cabañas under the moonlight, surrounded by the jungle scenery. However, there are also plenty of options for high quality, luxury suites to ensure maximum comfort during your stay.

Whatever you choose, as long as it’s in Sayulita, the surf camp staff are happy to pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the beaches for a surf lesson. That means no stressing out about getting there on time and carrying all your equipment!


Like we said before, Sayulita has the ideal location for surfing. With its beautiful and diverse beaches, there are different types of waves and surf available at every part of the coast.

This is one of the reasons the Surf Camp is able to provide lessons for all levels of surfing ability.

Complete beginners will be able to start learning without even having to take the plunge in the ocean before feeling fully confident in their abilities.

The best way to learn surfing, right from when you first start, is to practice the first few steps on the beach and to watch other people in the ocean.

Beginner lessons will allow you to do this, but don’t worry, you’ll still be able to go from the beach to the water in no time. The surfing teachers are that good!

If you’re already an intermediate level surfer, there are also plenty of options for you. The surf camp offers lessons for some of the slightly experienced surfers so you can skip the beach learning phase and get right into the water.

This is a great way to get more enjoyment out of your surfing experience. Instead of having to worry about the basics, you’ll learn the best ways to have fun and enjoy the water!

For the very experienced surfers, who might not even need any lessons, there are also options for you. Like we said, the beaches of Sayulita offer the perfect conditions for a variety of waves, so you won’t need to waste any time on your vacation. Just dive straight in!

The staff at the surf camp are what make learning to surf so much fun here. A lot of the online reviews highlight Carlos as being one of the best instructors for helping beginners get up on the board.

There are also plenty of options for what type of lesson you want to take. In a private session, you can be the only learner or try it with a small group of family and friends. In these sessions, there will always be two instructors for every member of the group.

However, there are also options for group lessons available for those who like to learn with others.

Basically, however you want to surf, Sayulita Surf Camps has got you covered!

Other Things To Do

Whilst the camp itself offers a great surfing experience, they also have highly detailed local knowledge to point you in the right direction for other activities you can enjoy in the town.

We’ve already outlined some of the great adventuring and exploring activities you can try in Sayulita, but these are some of the other things the camp can help you take part in:

  • Massages
  • Art/jewellery shopping
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Chicca Locca Catamaran
  • Fishing
  • Whale watching
  • Petroglyphics (exploring rock carvings and paintings)
  • Waterfalls and hot springs
  • Zip lining
  • Turtle camp

If all these activities still aren’t enough to keep you busy, all you’ll have to do is ask some of the locals or staff and they’ll tell you about some of the many hidden gems this town has to offer.

Final Thoughts

Like we said at the start, there are so many options for surfing vacations all across the world that it can be difficult to decide where you want to spend your time.

Sayulita Surf Camp is a great choice for those who can’t make their mind up because it covers all the bases you could ever want.

As well as the great surfing experiences available, the town itself is the kind of place you’ll fall in love with and never want to leave.

Whether you’re travelling solo, with your family or just a group of friends, there’s plenty for everyone to do that will make any vacation to Sayulita a very memorable one!

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