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From Nuevo Vallarta: Sayulita and San Pancho Day Trip

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Explore the world-famous surf towns of Sayulita and San Pancho. Take in the cool, relaxed vibes. Experience a colorful culture with the help of your expert guide.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Spanish, English

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  • Visit the funky and cool beach towns of Sayulita and San Pancho
  • Discover delicious food, eclectic art, and rich history
  • Enjoy free time for shopping, surfing, swimming or more
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Take a journey just North out of Vallarta to the funky-cool beach towns of Sayulita and San Pancho. Located just a 10-minute drive from one another, discover the hidden treasures of each town in one day. With inviting beaches, fantastic surfing and eclectic handicrafts, these towns are packed with culture and an altogether different feel than Vallarta.

World famous as a surfer’s retreat, Sayulita is known for its cool and relaxed vibe. With its pristine beaches and boutiques selling native Huichol crafts, Sayulita is beloved as a hideaway from the bustle of Vallarta by locals and tourists alike. 

Just North of Sayulita, San Pancho, short for San Francisco, is perhaps a little more off-the-beaten-path than San Pancho — with fewer tourists, but just as much of a bohemian vibe. An undeniable culinary hotspot of the region, savor delicious food after parading through the town’s art gallery, or strolling the soft-sand beaches.

With plenty of free time, you’ll be able to pick and choose the things you want to do across these vibrant pueblos. After 5 hours split between the 2 towns, head back to Vallarta, having seen another side of Mexico’s lush pacific coastline.
  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual guide
  • Purified water
  • Snacks
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuties
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Paseo de las Palmas 39, 63732 Las Jarretaderas, Nay., México.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The minimum age for the tour is 8
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
• Don't forget your bathing suit, biodegradable sunblock, and extra cash for souvenirs