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Kalle Carranza's Punta Mita

Dense jungle descends from mountains to a lush coastline rich with world-class waves. This is the renowned Riviera Nayarit.

Why surf Punta Mita?

Why surf Punta Mita?

Best known for its variety of friendly, rippable waves, the quality and diversity of set-ups put this region on the surf map many years ago. From mellow, rolling points to epic reefs and punchy beaches, this is the perfect place to take your surfing to the next level or test your balance for the very first time. Add a laidback ambiance and pristine... show more

El Jefe del Surf

El Jefe del Surf

Ask any surfer in Mexico who they look up to and Kalle Carranza’s name will come up. With two national championships and multiple magazine covers to his name, his respect reaches beyond his native country, and his surfing abilities have earned him a professional career and global name recognition. Despite this, Sayulita is Kalle’s home and its wave... show more
Kalle our surf guide was beyond incredible! He took us to a local’s spot and shared the best recommendations for the rest of our trip! The booking experience with Thermal was so easy. Thank you!

Your private adventure

Who’s it for

Its naturally beautiful backdrop, easygoing energy, and swell-magnet coastline make Punta Mita an ideal destination for avid surfers and less experienced aspirants alike. The vibrant local culture and cuisine are just a plus!

When to go

No matter the season, you can always have a blast here. South swells from April to September light up the beach breaks and points, while northerly pulses from October to March send solid waves to the reefs of Punta Mita.

Make it yours

With no set itinerary, Kalle’s adventures are one-of-a-kind. Let your interests lead you to fresh-fared beachside cafes, cobbled streets canopied by colorful flags, postcard-worthy beaches, and more.

Kalle's Picks

From hip, laidback towns to comfortable resorts, all with a stunning jungle backdrop, there’s something for everyone here.

Como se dice… charming?

With picturesque cobblestone streets, romantic restaurants, and artisan shops the town of San Pancho may just make you want to cancel your flight home.

Offshore entertainment

Sayulita’s location makes it a prime vantage point for spectacular performances from many species of whales and dolphins.

Afternoon Tee Time

Hit the links at Pacifico Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus and try your skills at its island-shaped 19th hole!

Ebb & Flow

A wealth of wellness options abound here, particularly yoga – a must-do to revitalize sore surfing muscles.

Where you'll sleep

Stay in hidden homes and boutique hotels matched to your needs—from lux digs with a private chef to bohemian bungalows right on the beach, your spot is guaranteed to be dialed.

Casa Selva

A charming jungle retreat just steps from the beach, this collective of eco-friendly cabins epitomizes a peaceful surf trip stay. Ample amenities, attuned to the needs of the nature-loving traveler, ensure comfort and relaxation while its coveted location in northern Sayulita Bay will have you living your best Rivieran life.

Villa Amor

Nestled amid emerald greenery with expansive ocean views, Villa Amor is a gem of Sayulita Bay. Featuring individually designed and decorated villas, guests can choose between expansive panoramic suites or serene studio accommodations to suit their preferences and budgets. The onsite amenities – including a beachfront restaurant and bar, outdoor yoga studio, and multi-level swimming pool – enhance the paradisical setting.
These are just a few of the special digs available. We need to know a bit about you to match the perfect spot for you and yours.

Recent departures

Go with the entire family, a group of friends, your partner or solo.


What makes a Thermal adventure different?
Surfing with the best local guide and staying in the perfect place is a unique and powerful combo. Go with a local to uncrowded spots and explore a new region of the world embedded in the local community.
How many surfers is this ideally for?
This adventure is designed for 2-8 travelers, but with a variety of uncrowded points, reefs, and beach breaks, solo travelers on a strike mission will dig this one.
How well do I need to surf?
Even if you’re a new surfer, the area’s long, playful waves can help you find your feet and the best waves of your life.
What is included?
This adventure includes surf guiding, accommodations, and hosting for your entire trip which means you can focus on the waves.
What’s not included?
This adventure includes everything but flights, airport transfer, boards, and dinner. That said, Kalle is a consummate host who can clue you in on where to find the best evening eats to round out your international experience.