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Full-Day Sayulita and San Pancho from Puerto Vallarta provided by Puerto Vallarta Discovery - Day Tours

Full-Day Sayulita and San Pancho from Puerto Vallarta

Full-Day Sayulita and San Pancho from Puerto Vallarta
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Tour snapshot
Spend the day away from Puerto Vallarta with this beach tour
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Discover the beaches of Riviera Nayarit on this all-day tour from Puerto Vallarta. Head to Sayulita, where surfing and fishing dominate the culture. Here, you’ll be able to hang ten with the provided surfboard or boogie board (lesson not included). End the tour with a stop at San Pancho, a quieter beach with not as many tourists.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Sit back and relax on the trip from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita
  • Enjoy the use of a surfboard or boogie board for an hour
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off is included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Sit back and relax on the trip from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita
  • Enjoy the use of a surfboard or boogie board for an hour
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off is included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33070P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boogie board (1-hour)
Exclusions
  • Drinks and lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Buggie board lesson
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your pick up time will be reconfirmed, it depends on the hotel you will stay at. *Last minute bookings: please contact the office to confirm your pickup time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boogie board (1-hour)
Exclusions
  • Drinks and lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Buggie board lesson
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your pick up time will be reconfirmed, it depends on the hotel you will stay at. *Last minute bookings: please contact the office to confirm your pickup time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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3.5
13 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Britt B
Tucson, AZ591 contributions
Jan 2020
Any tour picking me up at my hotel is usually the best tour for me. We were a small group with a great driver and tour guide. Our first stop was in Nuevo Vallarta at the Paradise Village Golf and Country Club. Being a golfer I paid close attention. San Pancho which is short for San Francisco even has a small Golden Gate walkway on display.

Not being much of a shopper I enjoyed looking at artwork and the beautiful Murals adorning the walls. One of the fruit stands offered Pan de Yaka and also Gel de Peyote. I stocked up on both. This time of the year, when it's not very crowded, It's for me the best time to enjoy both San Pancho and Sayulita.

There was not enough time for those, who wanted to enjoy the beach and also do some shopping. I went to Los Muertos Beach, next to the cemetery. None of the beaches were crowded.

We spent a couple of hours in Sayulita which included tequila tasting and lunch, if you wanted to pay for it. Being indifferent to yet another tequila tasting, I spent my time talking to local artists and shop owners learning about the history local business
and the local politics.

I'm glad I took this tour and will be back, before the big and all inclusive resorts start crowding the beaches. Having spent so much time in Mexico, I hope many people will have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful laid back artistic community and it's wonderful people.
Written February 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PuertoVallartaDiscov
Thank you for your comment, we really apprecciate it. Hope to see you back soon in PV!
Written November 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mary B
San Diego, CA11 contributions
Apr 2022
The day trip to Sayulita and San Pancho was enjoyable. Sayulita was a little bit too “Americanized” for our taste. We did not feel the Mexican culture to be very strong. San Pancho was interesting but tour stop was very short. Not a great opportunity to explore the area due to the short time period here, only 30 minutes. Our tour guide Carlos was awesome and he has a lot of knowledge about the 2 areas. Our driver Miguel was very good and he sure knew the road to both destinations. Carlos made the trip worthwhile. It was a good opportunity to visit areas outside of Puerto Vallarta.
Written May 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jennifersandberg
Denver, CO11 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
I would highly recommend any tour with Puerto Vallarta Discovery tours, and if you get Carlos Cisneros as your tour guide you will have so much fun! He's very informative and offers all kinds of cool information about Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas, as well as history highlights that make it more interesting. The rhythm of the pick-ups and getting to places is very culturally fitting: it's laid back, fun, has cute stops for trying different types of food, and a relaxed atmosphere both in San Pancho and Sayulita that will help your body totally unfold and help your heart rate smooth out! Don't miss out hanging with the Puerto Vallarta Discovery people and ask for Carlos! I promise you will love your time on the tour!
Written June 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your comment, we really appreciate it! Hope to see you back soon
Written June 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lifeisgut
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Friends
This is an expensive ride! That’s all it is. They drive you out and drop you off in Sayulita and say they’ll see you in three hours. We spent 30 minutes in San Pancho prior. If there are more than two of you, save your money and Uber there. Catching the bus back is super easy and is 47 pesos per person. Taking it there is just as easy if you don’t want to Uber. Stupid us paid close to 3000 pesos for this trip and it would have been less than 300 pesos by bus round trip. And in the end we would have been able to spend more time in Sayulita. We were picked up at 9:20 AM and arrived back to our condo at 5 PM. We spent an hour driving around picking up people before even heading out. There was very little communication from our tour guide. But hey, the music was good. NEVER AGAIN! I am all for supporting Puerto Vallarta’s locals and the economy, but this markup is ridiculous.

Sayulita is a fun little town, and we would have enjoyed more time.
Written March 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lgw313
Cromwell, CT47 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Just returned from a very long day. The van picked us up at our hotel at 9:15 and by the time we picked up other tourists it was 11 before we actually got started. It was a long ride to Sayulita and slow going due to the traffic and many speed bumps along the way.
Sayulita was cute little town with what looked like interesting shops and restaurants but we just went to the beach, had lunch on our own, rented chairs and left after an hour.
Back in the van to Punta Mita. Again very slow going and not worth it.
The guide was nice and knowledgeable but the overall experience long and disappointing.
Written January 16, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trow-travler
Vancouver, Canada19 contributions
We really loved Sayulita + San Pancho, we would go back to both of these places in the future to explore. The town was charming and there are so many options once you start walking around to eat, drink and shop. My recommendation is take the local bus or arrange a cab, it will be much less expensive and you would get there in 20-30 mins. If you do take this tour, do not buy lunch from them or where they drop you off. Wander down the beach or into the town centre.

Here are the several issues with this tour:

1. We were picked up at our hotel as expected and then spent the next 2.5 hours driving around, being shuffled from van, cars, busses and stopping at many hotels to pick up people.

2. Once we finally got on the road we came to San Pancho. We were given 20 min to go to the bathroom and checkout the beach. We had to pay to use the bathroom and stand in line for 5-10 with everyone from the bus. With our now 10 min. we grabbed a quick view of the water and then got back on the bus. I’m not sure what the point of this stop was, other then to check off the box that we went here. I’m sure the 2.5 wasted hours shuffling people was part of the time we would have had here.

3. We arrived at Sayulita, the bus pulled up behind a restaurant right on the beach. It was at a prime location, very nice and this is where our guide (“Tommy”) brought us in through the back and had us seated for lunch. A few smart people just left and went down the beach. We were given menus (without prices, this should have been my first clue). We ordered our lunch there because we were so hungry by this point and only had 1.5 hours before we had to be back to the bus to return. We had researched ahead of time and expected to spend about $10 USD for lunch and $2 USD for a beer. We figured this place would be a little more but wanted to save time so we ordered 1 appetizer, 2 meals and 4 drinks and our bill was $110 USD!!! They charged us $8 USD for Pacifico beers that were $2 USD on every other spot on the beach. This was a total rip off and we were gauged by this restaurant.

4. The tour details said we would have water provided and we had no water on the bus or anytime (luckily I packed a bottle from my hotel).

5. We booked a Sayulita + boogie board trip, we were the only people with this tour booked and had to remind the guide. We only had 90 min. to eat lunch + do anything else. Our trip we booked wasn’t supposed to even go to San Pancho. We only had 1 hour by the time lunch was served and paid.

6. We spent 4 hours driving there and back. We spent 1 hour and 50 min on the actual tour that was supposed to be a “Day Trip”. The actual time to go one way by cab or bus would be between 20-40 min.
Written February 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pegasusbuilders
Red Deer, Canada1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Couples
Picked up at Marival Residences. Traveled to Sayulita (45 min) stopped at beach for 1.5 hrs (not advised to bring bathing suit), Toured businesses same stuff different day. Masses of vendors on beach more expensive than markets in Bucerias & Puerto Vallarta would not accept "NO" as an answer. Bathroom facilities there are no words for don't sit or touch anything & Wow the smell. You have bus loads of tourists going to this place. Really! nothing to do unless you go into water. Then traveled (20 min) to San Francisco to visit Chocolate Factory - no factory just a small cafe with the owner giving us a lesson on how chocolate is made; then toured a Community Centre & had a lesson in rudimentary re-cycling (Seriously) don't care I'm on holidays not a Church Mission; Toured town - businesses same; Went to beach for another 1.5 hrs (no bathing suit) had a drink/ Lets Go!!! Don't waste your $$ on this particular tour. Tour guide was Miguel who was fine but his talk included don't give the vendors more $ then they ask for as that becomes the norm, but give me & the driver a tip.
Written March 16, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AlexTheJock
Wigston, UK1,168 contributions
Four of us took this trip, and really enjoyed our day out. It was booked online through TripAdvisor, which was an extremely easy process, and the trip was excellent value for money. We were picked up from the hotel at exactly the time we were informed of in an email we received from the excursion company. Our transport for the day was a high quality minibus. I would say that this minibus could have taken around twenty passengers, but there was only six of us on the trip. Our guide was so informative and a pleasure to be with. We stopped off on the way to the towns at a large roadside stall selling fruit and candies amongst other things. We were given lots of free tastes of what they sold, and we all bought items from the stall. Everything we purchased was very cheap. You visit San Pancho first for short while, which is sufficient to get a flavour of the town. It's then onto Sayulita for a three hour stop. We booked lunch with the trip, but it became obvious that the tour operator had not booked us in at the restaurant, so we were left hanging around for twenty minutes, hence the reason I've dropped off a star on the rating. To be truthful the restaurant was not all that, and the food was only average, so my suggestion would be not to include food in the package, and just find somewhere to eat yourself - there are plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants in the town to choose from. This was a great day out, so I would recommend booking it with this company.
Written February 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darrell B
Lake Bluff, United States3 contributions
Feb 2018
Very nice laid back setting. More like the real Mexico even though there are a lot of Northerners in the area.
Written January 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your comment, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you back soon
Written June 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Puerto Vallarta Discovery - Day Tours
danielbaylon
danielbaylon
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Fun tour with great tour guide
This tour was really fun! Our tour guide was Tommy, he calls himself the 2nd best tour guide, but he might be the f
BethR1866
BethR1866
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Really enjoyed the city tour
We loved the city tour. We learned a lot about the city and the indigenous people history. Our tour guide Carlos wa
143sheab
143sheab
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Good Excursion
The tour was informative and we got to see the city and mountain area of Puerto Vallarta. Our guide Thomas and phot
Cocoa16
Cocoa16
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Rainy and dull
I believe that the tour would have been better if it hadn't rained. Gray skies, slippery stone roads and limited a
LeeM541
LeeM541
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Amazing town and June our guide was great.
We had a great day with our tour guide June. The mini bus journey to San Sebastian wasn't too bad as we stopped off
FrVeillard
FrVeillard
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a very good tour
They were on time, buses were clean the guide was very knowlegeable, an excellent day tour from Puerto Vallarta
David W
David W
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City tours hits the highlights with coffee and tequila stops
Selected this tour based on their reviews and the fact that my wife’s limited mobility due to her 4 week old hip re
Global30714488185
Global30714488185
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No A/C, group got heat stroke, awful driving (even for Mexico)
Air conditioning in cam was broken, two people got heat stroke and really sick. The driver was on his phone the ENT
kal-chakra
kal-chakra
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Great day trip!!
I got the instant confirmation from trip advisor the moment I booked the trip. An email with pick-up time came soon
LeslieC919
LeslieC919
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Great day with our guide, Thomas!
We had a fantastic trip to San Sebastián and Thomas made assorted stops along the way for new experiences of local
F3857RCcoreys
F3857RCcoreys
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City Tour
Tour was good but intial start was pretty disorganized. Had to be picked earlier than eamil said then sat around wa
Alexander R
Alexander R
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Great tour
Our tour guide Eric was extremely nice and friendly! The tequila tasting was awesome! Just wished we could have sta
Tindrum14
Tindrum14
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Unbeatable day trip!
What a fantastic day trip to San Sebastián del Oeste with our guideTommy. Great value for money, clean modern vehic
Zena H
Zena H
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Great day trip!
Wonderful way to spend a day. Interesting and fun. Thomas was an excellent guide. So much to see on the road to San
Y9589FJluist
Y9589FJluist
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Very good experience
My wife and I had a fun day, the places that we went were very good, the lunch was very good. The guide was very go
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