SAYULITA AND SAN PANCHO
Surftown Sayulita, nestled into the hills cradling a gentle surf, perfect for instruction
And sleepier Sayulita just 6 minutes up the coast; less crowded surfing, a community of artists and artisans, training grounds for Cirque de Soleil, some fancy digs and horses mixed with a booming community center committed to cultural education and sustainability
Intricate history for this center of culture of advocacy
Community center focusing on sustainability; walls to floors brimming with recyclables..anchoring a thriving art community, a training ground for Cirque de Soleil performers, artisans, musicians, multi-talented surfers
Lots of people now, but go to surf in forgiving waves, become a Mezcal snob, and eat
LA PATRONA EQUESTRIAN AND BEACH CLUB
Brunch and Beach
Fly into Puerto Vallarta and take a city tour in Old Town, learn about energy zones in the Centro Cultural Cuale and about how John Huston’s NIGHT OF THE IGUANA had its impact on the city. Get fresh tortillas, climb some steps, eat, consider heading south to Jelapa, but head to Sayulita and San Pancho
45 minute cab or bus - take advantage of the easy breaks and get a surf lesson, eat ice cream, attend a Mezcal tasting, venture through the cemetery to the Playa de los Muertos. Surf more, eat more.
Live and Learn
6-minute bus ride up the coast from Sayulita.
San Pancho essentials: take a city tour by bike - intricate history, Cirque de Soleil training, street ceviche and art, tour the Community Center aka Entre Amigos and Recycling Center, and ask to volunteer. Stop for Agua Frescas anywhere (recommend Barley, Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus flower). Have brunch at the La Patrona Beach and Polo Club (and attend a polo match in season). Surf lesson. Airbnb experiences. Eat.