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A Surfer’s Transportation Guide: Sayulita to La Lancha

Updated: Feb 8


La Lancha Beach on a sunny day with surfers ready to jump in the perfect La Lancha Break

Not sure on how to get from Sayulita to La Lancha? Discover the best transportation options for your La Lancha surfing adventure, starting from Sayulita


🏄 La Lancha is Worth the Trek 🌊

La Lancha in Nayarit, Mexico, is a renowned surf break nestled in the jungles near the northern shores of the Bay of Banderas, close to the village of Punta de Mita. 


La Lancha is a favored surfing spot for both beginners and pros! There are plenty of mellow waves along with harder breaks for intermediate and advanced surfers. Unlike some of Nayarit's other surf spots, La Lancha is known for being rarely crowded, offering a family-friendly environment with its gentle-crashing waves and silky-soft sand.


🚌 Option 1: Local Bus - Budget-Freindly Transporation to La Lancha 🚏


Compestela Bus that transports surfers from Sayulita to La Lancha

Taking the local bus from Sayulita to La Lancha is an adventure in itself. It's not only cost-effective but also gives you a chance to mingle with locals. 


There is a bus from Sayulita to Punta De Mita! Take the Compostela bus from Sayulita Bus station to Punta Mita, which leaves every 30 minutes starting at 7:00am till 6:00pm. Ride the bus into the Punta Mita town by the Oxxo and roundabout. From there, you take the ATM bus towards Puerto Vallarta. Ask the driver for drop off at La Lancha, which should be by an Oxxo and Gas Station.


**Surfboards are NOT allowed on the Compostela Bus, so please make arrangements to rent a board in Punta De Mita


Be aware that the bus schedules are often delayed. Also make sure to ask your driver if the bus is going toward La Lancha. Once on the bus, you will know when you are at La Lancha trailhead when you see the Oxxo store alongside Wildmex Store. Make sure to safely cross the highway


🚕 Option 2: Sayulita Taxi & Uber - Comfort and Convenience to Surf in La Lancha


Busy Street of Sayulita with Sayulita Taxi

For those who prefer a bit more comfort, Sayulita's taxis and Uber provide a convenient option. The drive is shorter than the bus, taking about 25 minutes, and allows you to enjoy the journey with ease. Prices can vary but Ubers cost from $12 to $18 USD. Sayulita Taxis can run a bit more expensive up to $40 USD. 


For a slightly cheaper and reliable option, InDrive is an app that offers rides. There are far more drivers on InDrive due to the platform being cash only. 


While it's more expensive than the bus, the door-to-door service and the ability to split costs with fellow travelers make it a worthwhile option. 


🏄‍♂️ Option 3: Marea Surf School Transport to La Lancha


Big Surf Truck with surfers and surfboards on the way to La Lancha

Marea offers an all inclusive surf trip everyday from Sayulita to La Lancha in one of our vintage surf trucks! Choose from a variety of boards from our shop, and we provide leashes, wax, and rashguards. The trip over to La Lancha takes around 25 minutes with a 10 minute hike through a luscious jungle to reach the beach.


If you are a beginner, we offer surf lessons, and, if you haven’t surfed for a while, we offer a 20 minute onshore training to get you back up to speed on the basics.


Bring some beers, drinks, and snacks, because our surf trip is a half day adventure on the beach that ends with the sunset. Let Marea team's knowledge and surf lessons add immense value to your La Lancha surfing adventure.



🌞 Marea Surf School La Lancha Offerings:

  • Daily trips to La Lancha 

  • 20 minute onshore training 

  • Leashes, rash guards, wax

  • Your choice of Surfboard 

  • Fast and reliable transportation in Vintage Surf Truck

  • Daily trips to La Lancha 

  • Lessons for all levels and ages 


🏖️ Marea Surf School La Lancha Pricing:

Transportation Only: $400 MXN 

Transportation with Board Rental: $600 MXN

Transportation with Group Lesson: $1500 MXN 

Transportation with Private Lesson: $2000 MXN 



🌺 Have a Safe Journey!

Now that you're well-informed about the transportation options from Sayulita to La Lancha, your next surfing trip is guaranteed to be hassle-free and enjoyable

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