Sayulita waves are perfect for all skill levels including beginners, intermediate, and advanced surfers. Waves can break in the bay all year round with the best months being December through March. From Sayulita, guided daytrips via boat or car can be arranged to the neighboring surf breaks north and south of the Sayulita. Local guides are available from any of the surf shops or can be found on the beach infront of the right surf break. (see surf report)
Humpbacks, Bryde´s Whales and a wide variety of Dolphins including Orcas inhabit the waters of Rviera Nayarit during the winter and spring months. For its geographic location, weather and oceanographic features, this bay has been chosen as an important breeding ground for some of species such as the Humpback Whale. The Whale Watching season for Humpback Whales is officially open from December 15th to March 31st.
If you have never sailed before, this is your opportunity to learn! Before departing from Marina Vallarta or La Cruz, you'll have the opportunity to receive a short briefing on the basics of sailing. The rest of the day can be as interactive as you choose. Adventure seekers will swim and snorkel in Banderas Bay, and if weather permits, you'll stop at a beautiful beach where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the protected waters of a secluded cove.
Sea Turtles and baby sea turtle releases have become a major attraction to our visitors in Sayulita. Many of our Olive Ridley Turtles who were born on Sayulita's beaches return every year to build nests and lay their eggs to perpetuate their cycle of life. Our challenge for the hatchlings is their journey from sandy beach to the sea while avoiding predators including birds, iguanas and sorry to say local poachers.
(by Odett Gordon)
The main beach of Sayulita does not offer great snorkeling but there are three snorkel locations within walking distance. It is advisable to bring your own snorkeling equipment to Sayulita Mexico, however limited rentals are available with local beach consessionares and village shops. In addition to great snorkeling is offered by a boat trip with allmost anyone of the local Mexican panga boat captains.
(Snorkel Locations Map)
The islands were formed during the Cretaceous era by volcanic activity that created ragged formations, ideal places to shelter life. Marieta Islands are one of the most important places for marine bird watching in México and the eastern Pacific tropics. Shelter for countless varieties of marine species. This wildlife refuge is a protected natural zone, and its characteristics make it a unique place worthy of visiting and respecting.Volcanic protected islands
Feb 01 - 05, 2017