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Our most recommended Riviera Nayarit Water Sports

Sayulita: Canopy Tours & Zip-line Adventure

1. Sayulita: Canopy Tours & Zip-line Adventure

Just 5 minutes away from the center of Sayulita, find yourself immersed in a 19-acre ranch surrounded by jungle. The ranch is 100% local and sustainable and once you get here, be greeted by the welcoming staff for a safety briefing on how to have the best time on the zip-lines.  Be equipped with a helmet, gloves, a harness and all the equipment you will need to enjoy this activity with the utmost safety. Glide down 13 zip-lines, 2 of which are doubles, and 4 suspension bridges, with a total distance of two kilometers reaching heights up to 125 meters above sea level.  Enjoy the incredible view of the beaches of Sayulita and its surroundings. After the tour, enjoy a tequila tasting and time to relax by the pool. Have the option to stay and relax or you can be taken back to your hotel as soon as the activity ends.

From Puerto Vallarta: San Pancho and Sayulita

2. From Puerto Vallarta: San Pancho and Sayulita

Get picked up at your hotel in Puerto Vallarta, and set off on the 1-hour drive to San Pancho, your first stop. When you arrive, have the opportunity to admire the Huichol crafts by the streets, see the beautiful beaches, and walk around the little beach town at your own pace. Next, head a few minutes along the coast to Sayulita,  a little picturesque surfer town loved by travelers and locals. Here, enjoy your favorite drink at the beach while you look at the surfers and soak up the sun. Use a buggy board to unlock your adventurous side and take on the waves. Also, have some free time to walk around the place and shop for handicraft souvenirs made by local artisans.  Before heading back to Puerto Vallarta, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. At checkout, you will have the option to include lunch in your ticket price.

Punta de Mita/Sayulita: Horseback Riding Tour

3. Punta de Mita/Sayulita: Horseback Riding Tour

Discover the natural landscapes around the Mexican countryside on this guided tour on horseback. Ride along beaches and through jungles, and discover charming towns like Higuera Blanca. Arrive at the beautiful ranch full of different animals like donkeys, ponies, macaws, roosters, water buffalo, deers, turkeys, and peacocks. Listen to a quick safety briefing before you meet your horse and get saddled up. Riding your horse, explore a typical Mexican Town. Go through the jungle and arrive at a breathtaking beach of Litibu where you will have the option to gallop. After the tour, enjoy a tequila tasting, and feel free to purchase lunch at a delicious Mexican restaurant. Finally, take a picture with the majestic "Soruyo", a bull that weighs over 1 ton before heading home.

From Vallarta: Marietas Islands Snorkel Cruise

4. From Vallarta: Marietas Islands Snorkel Cruise

Board your catamaran and ride out to the magnificent Islas Marietas National Park on a top-of-the-line catamaran. Explore the rocky caverns and archways by kayak or paddleboard. Get up close and personal with the many natural wonders of the Marieta Islands. Snorkel or scuba dive and see the rich marine life below the surface. Look for giant manta rays, sea turtles, and abundant multi-colored fish. Make use of complimentary snorkeling equipment, paddleboards, and kayaks. Sail to Majahuitas Beach. Swim and sunbathe at this white sand beach. Experience one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches along Mexico's Pacific coast.  Soak up the sun and relax on board a comfortable catamaran. Sip a drink from the open bar. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast. In the afternoon, you can sit down for a deli-style lunch. Your knowledgable onboard tour guides will see to it that you have a comfortable and safe journey. This Islas Marietas National Park eco discovery tour is a sea excursion designed to explore the ocean and wildlife around the Marieta Islands with various water activities. The Hidden Beach is not visited on this tour.

Sayulita Beach: 6-Hour Trip from Puerto Vallarta

5. Sayulita Beach: 6-Hour Trip from Puerto Vallarta

Sightsee the beautiful beach town of Sayulita international surf paradise, home of many artists, beach lovers, and general fun-havers. Sayulita’s consistent waves, warm waters, stunning scenery, and village-like charm make for the best surf experience in Mexico. One hour from Puerto Vallarta, you can find a party mood, good vibe, and relaxed place in the streets of Nayarit hidden heaven. Visit the local restaurants, art galleries, craft markets, and astonishing beaches. Head over where waves are calm and the sand is soft, La Playa de los Muertos. You only need to walk through a colorful graveyard, where the ancestors of locals are remembered with respect and love. Nothing to be afraid of. Finally, take home a souvenir to share with your Friends: An exquisite Mexican Tequila!

Punta Mita: Guided 2-Hour Surfing Lesson on the Beach

6. Punta Mita: Guided 2-Hour Surfing Lesson on the Beach

Your surfing adventure begins with pickup from Sayulita where you'll meet your friendly instructors for the day and receive a welcome as warm as the Mexican weather. Get kitted out with all the necessary surfing equipment that has been matched to your height, weight, and experience level, then carry your board and walk along a luscious and vibrant jungle trail around 10 Minutes to reach the beach, You can get help with the board, but this will not be 100% guaranteed. The first part of the session starts right on the sand with a lesson about pop-up techniques, water safety, surfing etiquette, and how to use your equipment. Once you’ve got the basic techniques nailed, head into the water where the real fun begins. With the help of your instructor, put your newfound skills into action and practice the techniques you learned on the shore. Your instructor will be right alongside you to help boost your confidence while giving you personalized tips to improve your surfing skills. As the lesson goes on, you’ll start to feel more and more comfortable on your board and in the water. Feel the thrill of adrenaline when you catch your first wave and ride it into shore, and immerse yourself in the good vibes that only come from being by the sea! At the end of a fun and educating lesson, you can stay at the beach to explore on your own, or be dropped off to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Riviera Nayarit

My wife and I took the horseback riding tour, and it was one of the best parts of our honeymoon trip. We were picked up in Sayulita, and taken to the Villa Paraíso ranch in Higuera Blanca. Our guide Micho took the tour to the next level. He told us all about the flora and fauna in the area and happily answered all of our questions. All of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We were able to take pictures at the ranch but not during the ride for safety, which is understandable once you get on the horses. The photographer was great, and we were able to purchase a USB with the pictures for $800 pesos/about $40 usd. Pesos are easier, but they will take usd/cards with a fee. The food was great as well. You have to try the limonada! The ranch is truly a piece of paradise, and we really enjoyed are time there. Highly recommend Villa Paraíso!!

We had the most amazing time ziplining and horseback riding! Our guides were amazing. The zip line guys (Danny, Giovanni, Angel, and another whose name I can’t remember) were SO funny. It’s like an adventure and comedy tour all wrapped into one!

Very professional drivers and tour guides. This tour was one that kind of let you do your own this g so we really enjoyed that. We arrived back at our hotel The Grand Mayan in good time. Would use again on another stay.

Our guide was excellent. Eric was very knowledgeable and entertaining!!!

The crew make an already scenic adventure incredible.