Sayulita is no longer a secret. That's why my editors have allowed me to write about ithalf the staff of Outside has visited in the past year. A fishing village fronting a crescent-shaped Pacific bay, 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, it's an easy getaway, but what makes this place stand out is the democratic surf: There's a right longboard break just off the beach and plenty of advanced options accessible by boat. If you want to rent a house, SayulitaLife.com offers plenty of choices. If you don't need that much space, shoot for an ample, affordable room at Villa Amor, on the southern end of the bay (doubles from $90; villaamor.com). The resort will hook you up with the best local surf instructors (a lesson should run about $25). Experts, sign up with Tranquilo Surf, which leads daylong offshore surf safaris in search of shoulder-to-head-high point breaks (prices vary; tranquilosurf.com).
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