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Sun, sand and swell! Your Mexican surf escape is here

Learn to surf in magical Mexico












Indulge in the extraordinary on a retreat set against the stunning coastal backdrop of Sayulita, on the Mexican Riviera. Immerse yourself in the cool and vibrant atmosphere of this bustling coastal village, where beautiful beaches, gentle rolling waves, and white sands await.

Experience the culinary wonders of the region, with Mexican cuisine boasting vibrant flavours, textures, and colours that will tantalise your taste buds.

This extensive coastal area offers a myriad opportunities to snorkel, surf or simply unwind and soak up the laid-back beachside experience of the Mexican Riviera. Get ready to embark on a journey where every moment is a celebration of sun, surf, and the authentic flavours of Mexico.

Key retreat highlights

  • Host your retreat at Avela Boutique Hotel in Sayulita, an adult-only haven nestled on a hillside, offering a unique and luxurious stay close to the vibrant village

  • Immerse yourself in the fantastic local Mexican cuisine with daily breakfasts, lunches, and three included dinners

  • Enjoy professional surf coaching led by our experienced team, catering to all levels from beginners to intermediate surfers

  • Explore the famous local beaches along the Mexican Riviera, experiencing the white sand and crystal blue waters that define this stunning coastline

  • Allow participants ample free time to free surf, relax on the local beaches, discover charming cafés and bars, or indulge in shopping for the perfect souvenir

whats included

Included in your retreat

Embark on an enchanting retreat in Mexico, where relaxation, learning to surf and indulgence seamlessly come together for an unforgettable experience

  • 7 nights accommodation in Avela Boutique, adults only hotel Revel in 7 nights of luxury accommodation at Avela Boutique Hotel in Sayulita. This unique, adults only hotel, is nestled in the side of a hill a short 15min walk from the village, just far enough away from the noisy village and its hustle and bustle.

  • Delight your taste buds with daily breakfasts and lunches, and 3 x dinners, showcasing the vibrant Mexican cuisine. The three included dinners will immerse you in the local flavors, creating a culinary journey that elevates your Mexican surf adventure.

  • Experience professional surf coaching tailored to all skill levels, ensuring you catch the perfect wave. Enjoy surf stretching sessions prior to surfing and we'll provide the beginner boards. Daily excursions take you to renowned surf breaks, providing the ideal backdrop for a thrilling and enriching surf experience.

  • Beyond the waves, embrace the vibrant local culture during ample free time. Explore the lively scene, discover hidden gems and indulge in the spirited ambiance of Sayulita at your own pace.

  • Relish the vibrant evenings with live entertainment, adding an extra layer of excitement to your stay. Team-building activities and immersive experiences create lasting memories with your fellow surf enthusiasts.

  • Enjoy stress-free logistics with assistance in organising airport transfers, ensuring a smooth arrival and departure to and from Avela Boutique Hotel (additional cost).

  • Additional resort facilities and amenities included: - Unlimited WIFI and filtered water - Use of hotel pool and sun loungers - Spa and wellness centre (additional cost) - Tea and coffee - Secure on-site parking


Customer Reviews

See why learning to surf is such a great way to break down barriers

Just do it!


"I have done a lot of solo travelling, usually with a theme and with something I learn from it, but I never considered surfing at my age. But wow, so glad I did. The surfing itself was the glue that held so much more that the actual surfing itself. Serena the coach, was extraordinary with a gift of skills, experience, encouragement and downright astuteness of what we needed on each day. Beyond the surf we snorkelled, swam with sharks and stingrays and ate great food. The sharing, support and camaraderie was unsurpassed. Highly recommend. Great fun, fabulous memory maker."

Lora | United Kingdom | Maldives Surf Retreat

Frequently asked questions

Is there a min. number of guests to set up a retreat?

For a successful retreat, we recommend inviting a minimum of 8-10 guests in most cases. This ensures the best value for you and your attendees. Minimum guest requirements may vary by destination, but reaching out to our team can help address situations with fewer guests, and we'll assist where we can.

How long do I have to sell my retreat to my guests?

To allow ample time for us to fulfil our commercial commitments with accommodation and activity providers, we require that your tour guests confirm and pay in full 90 days before the retreat begins. This ensures a seamless and well-coordinated experience for your guests, allowing us to plan all necessary details in advance.

How do I make money from my retreat?

We've cultivated partnerships with top-notch hospitality and activity companies globally. With automated booking platforms and decades of business expertise within our team, we craft retreats that capitalise on these resources. This not only ensures excellent value for you but also allows you to add a profitable margin to your guest charges.

How do I start creating my very own retreat?

Explore our diverse destinations, select one (or a few), and if you're unsure, we can assist based on your goals. After narrowing down your destination, pick a time and tentative dates for your retreat. Let us know your thoughts and our team will create a draft model and guide you through the next steps to bring your dream retreat to life.

Create your dream retreat experience

Are you ready to make your dream retreat a reality? Take the first step and enquire about how you can create a unique retreat experience with Woman Explore.

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