Day trip

From Puerto Vallarta: San Pancho and Sayulita

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44 reviews

Activity provider: Puerto Vallarta Discovery

From Puerto Vallarta: San Pancho and Sayulita

Activity provider: Puerto Vallarta Discovery

From US$ 53 per person

On this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit two of the most popular beaches of Riviera Nayarit. Go to San Pancho and admire the Huichol crafts by the streets then keep going to Sayulita, a little surfer town where you will enjoy the beach.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Bucerías, Nuevo Vallarta, or Conchas Chinas


  • Visit 2 of the most popular beaches at Riviera Nayarit
  • Admire artisan Huichol crafts at San Pancho market
  • Discover the picturesque surfer town of Sayulita
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • 1-hour buggy board
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Lunch (unless option chosen)
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  Please contact the tour supplier to provide them with your hotel name or if you are staying in a private home or an Airbnb to set up a meeting point.
  •  If you are arriving on a cruise, a pickup point and time can be arranged, just set the port as your pick up point during check out and we will send you an e-mail to determine the exact location.
  •  Please bring a change of clothes and a bathing suit if you want to swim on the beach, you can not get on the van with wet clothes
  •  Bring some cash for any personal items you may want to purchase
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 44 reviews

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Alex and Carlos were great. I was happy to be picked up from my resort at The grand Mayan. We picked up 2 other groups and made our way to San Pancho. We stopped at a fruit and candy stand on the way. We tried many fruit, candies and were able to use the bathroom. It’s an easy way to spend a few pesos and support locals. San pancho also had bathrooms and I walked along the beach. Then we traveled to Sayulita which is a MUST when in PVR. We had time to explore and Don Pedro’s was our meeting point. I walked everywhere, but you had plenty of time to rent a surf board or play in the water. Great food and many shopping stores! I walked a bit away from the beach and got some good deals on swim wear. I can’t wait to come back to Sayulita

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February 27, 2022

Excursion of about 7 hours to San Pancho and Sayulita. At first they took us to a mezcal tasting that we really enjoyed. Then we went to San Pancho, where we had a free half hour, and then to Sayulita, where we spent 2 hours free. In addition, the guide was magnificent. I recommend this excursion if you do not like to go in "herd" mode and you are looking for more freedom.

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November 21, 2021

Tommy our guide was great! However the time at San Pancho was short yet there was the more desirable beach. Sayulita was nice and lively but very crowded, especially the beach. The restaurant we ate at was yummy though, great service too. Overall I enjoyed this trip with my family.

May 24, 2021

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