My Pick of the 5 Best Surf Camps in Mexico for 2022

5 Best Surf Camps in Mexico

My Pick of the 5 Best Surf Camps in Mexico for 2022

With stunning landscapes, beautiful weather, and over 5,800 miles of coastline, Mexico is well known as one of the world’s best beach holiday destinations. Did you know Mexico is also home to some of the best surf in the world, like the legendary Zicatela, known as the Mexican Pipeline, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. These breaks aren’t for beginners so luckily there’s plenty of excellent surf camps in Mexico where you can learn the ropes.

Surfing in Mexico isn’t all about Zicatela though, Mexico has a huge variety of breaks suitable for all levels, hip surf towns where the vibes make it hard to leave, amazing food and some of the best surf camps in Mexico also offer activities like Spanish lessons, yoga and a fun, sociable atmosphere to make it the perfect holiday.

Since famous surfers started trickling south from California in the 1940s, they’ve been catching waves and soaking up the relaxing Mexican vibes from the Baja peninsula to the Oaxaca Coast. With the Pacific stretching down the West Coast and the Atlantic Gulf of Mexico to the East, you’re spoilt for choice with surf spots in Mexico.

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5 Best Surf Camps in Mexico

Some of the most popular spots include Puerto Escondido and Salina Cruz in Oaxaca, Sayulita in Nayarit, Mazatlan in Sinaloa, Troncones in Guerrero and many places in Baja California.

There’s a good variety of surf camps across the country – you can find surf camps at booksurfcamps.com – the thing I love most about this site is that you can check out the real reviews and testimonials from people who’ve already been there before making your booking.

Mexico receives consistent swell all year round and the water is always warm making it a good year round destination – anytime is a good time to go surfing in Mexico! The peak surfing season for the biggest and most consistent waves is between May and October, during hurricane season, but beginners might want to avoid those times.

COVID-19 Update: ‘Mexico is currently open for international tourism with no tests or quarantine required. Be aware that pandemic-related travel permissions can change at any moment and be dependent on your nationality. Check out the Mexican travel and tourism website for the most up to date information. Make sure you have travel insurance which covers Covid related cancellations. I insured my trip with SafetyWing.’ 

To help find your perfect surf camp in Mexico here are my 5 favourites.

Here is my pick of the 5 Best Surf Camps in Mexico

Oasis Surf Camp, Puerto Escondido is one of the best surf camps in Mexico

Oasis Surf Camp, Puerto Escondido

Oasis Surf & Language School, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

If you’re not content only to immerse yourself in the surf at Puerto Escondido, why not combine your surf camp with a Spanish language immersion. As well as surf theory, coaching, and practical lessons, your hosts will deliver private Spanish lessons, suitable for any level.

Over the course of your eight-day camp, discover the beautiful culture of Mexico from your teachers, and from guided excursions to local points of interest, including boat trips, city tours, and beach photo sessions.

In the evenings, yoga and pilates classes help you to stretch out and unwind, as well as introducing you to fitness techniques to complement your surf performance. After an active day in the class and in the waves, head to the nearby bars and cafes for a taste of the vibrant nightlife, or retire to your cosy accommodation to rest up ready for the next day’s adventure.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

Read more: Best Surf Camps in Puerto Escondido

WildMex Surf School

WildMex Surf School

WildMex Surf & Adventure, Sayulita, Nayarit

On the shores of a sleepy beach town on the Pacific coast, rolling waves break onto golden sands, tempting surfers to hang ten. On this retreat, surfers of all levels are coached to build on their surf abilities.

By day, your instructors will guide you to catch waves on breaks appropriate to your level.

Beginners will be shown how to catch waves and pop up correctly. More advanced surfers will be coached to improve their techniques and explore different breaks, including boat shuttles to nearby locations.

In the evenings, discover the magic of Sayulita, a buzzing town bursting with traditional surf culture. Choose accommodation to suit your budget and required luxury levels, from a sociable hostel to a secluded hotel. In your downtime, enjoy a margarita on the beach, float in the pool, or simply kick back in your room.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

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Riptide Surf Hostel Cabo, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur is one of the best surf camps in Mexico

Riptide Surf Hostel Cabo, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur

The Riptide Surf Hostel Cabo, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur

With a focus on some good old fashioned R&R, Cabo Surf Retreat combines classic East Cape ocean vibes with beginner-friendly surf tuition. Retreat host, Joe, is a big believer in the healing qualities of the ocean, and encourages guests to soak up the Cabo energies to fully relax and unwind.

Your hostel accommodation adds a sociable element to the retreat, making friends and memories is valued as much as taking to the waves. A healthy breakfast is included, to set you up for the day’s activities.

The itinerary is built around mother nature’s offerings, and the needs of the guests. In other words – going with the flow!

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

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Variant Surf Co., Sayulita, Nayarit is one of the best surf camps in Mexico

Variant Surf Co, Sayulita, Nayarit

Variant Surf Co, Sayulita, Nayarit

Upon arrival in beautiful Sayulita, your hosts from Variant Surf Co will greet you like a lifelong friend. Your private accommodation is located between the town centre and the beach, where the real action takes place.

Breakfast is enjoyed at a laidback cafe each morning, before heading to the waves. Depending on your level, you’ll be taken to different surf breaks in the area, including Punta Burros, a famous right-point reef break.

Sayulita is a vibrant town with street food, festival energy, colourful markets, and of course beautiful sandy beaches. Your itinerary includes a day of rest and rejuvenation, with a massage, yoga session, and free time to explore the surrounding area.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

 

Ikarus Kite Boarding, Isla Blanca, Cancun

Ikarus Kite Boarding, Isla Blanca, Cancun

Ikarus Kite Boarding, Isla Blanca, Cancun

For surfers who’d like to get a little more air on the waves, kitesurfing is an exhilarating alternative to traditional boarding. Based in the popular resort of Cancun on the Yucatán Peninsula, the professional instructors at Ikarus Kiteboarding introduce beginners to the sport over the five-day retreat. With small group sizes, daily tuition is tailored to your needs.

Isla Blanca is considered one of the top kitesurfing spots in the world, and home for the retreat is an ecological hotel and campsite, offering variety of accommodation options, including hammocks and beach camping.

Between lessons, take in the sunset from the private beach, explore the resort’s garden, or try out one of the kayaks or paddleboards.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here! 

Have you been on any amazing surf camps in Mexico? Leave your recommendations in the comments below the post and help out other yogis and travellers! 😊

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