Quick Guide To Sayulita

Maybe you’ve heard about this place before; maybe not heard as much as you’ve seen photos on social media. Yet, you find yourself wondering about this place, and what all the fuzz is about.

First off, Sayulita is a beach town and pueblo mágico in Mexico, known to be unique, colourful, fun, and a great escape when visiting Riviera Nayarit.

It has hardly been touched by mass tourism. Sayulita is very small, so compared to the basic all-inclusive experience many are used to having when visiting Mexico, Sayulita has become a sweet and different treat.

If you want to know more about this destination, keep reading!



Among the many things you can try doing at Sayulita, surf’s the most popular. Waves here go from good to excellent, and the environment is all chill and good vibes. You don’t have to be an expert either, there are many instructors wandering the beach, in hope of teaching you all you need to know to catch the waves.

Enjoy the beach

Not a fan of surf? Sayulita Beach offers a variety of activities you can try out like: snorkelling, boating, fishing, whale-watching, or even take a trip to the Marieta Islands. If you feel more like relaxing, you can spend some chill time and enjoy the beach as you rest, do some reading, or eating and drinking. And talking about eating and drinking…

Eat, eat, eat…

When in Mexico, you’ll look forward to eating. This country’s cuisine was not named an Intangible World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO for no reason. Flavours, colors, and experiences are vast, unique, and delicious! (writes the Mexican girl humbly) Near the beach, it’s impossible not to order some seafood. It’s always fresh and you must try it seasoned the Mexican way. At Sayulita, you’ll find lots of low key restaurants and bars to treat your palate!

Stroll around town

Walking is the way to move around here. As I mentioned before, Sayulita is really small and was made for people to move around by foot. Everything is walking distance, plus you’ll stumble upon cool street art and shops along the way.

Oh, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably end up getting one of this of your own…

By walking around you’ll also get to appreciate the town as a whole, and get to see the places that are not really highlights, but are equally beautiful and significant to the town. For instance, I had heard nothing about the church, and found this one by walking…

Buy artesanías

Artesanías are unique, handmade products. Each country has its own, and Mexico’s are full of color. Take a look at these! Of course, besides these, you’ll find, clothes, hats, plates, jewellery, bags, and many, many other things!

Relax and have fun!

Sayulita is a place where you can disconnect from the busy world. Time flies by here. You’ll find yourself lost in thought by the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, sunsets paint the sky pink, and there’s tequila like nowhere else in the world.


I took a day trip from Nuevo Vallarta and did about a 30 minute ride to get there. I paid $2,000 Mexican pesos for the ride from the hotel I was staying at. Roundtrip.

I personally think one day’s enough to get to know the town and its charm, for I prefer the serenity of a not-so-frequented beach. Nonetheless, this place is fun, and has become really popular for a reason.

Yet, and despite I didn’t stay overnight, I did some research for all of you, and found some really cool hotels you might want to consider if you’re planning a trip over!


I’ve linked each name with the hotel’s official and corresponding websites in case you want to know more of each!

Hotel Villa Amor

Haramara Retreat

Amor Boutique Hotel

Petit Hotel Hafa

Playa Escondida

Siete Lunas

Casablanca Beachfront Hotel


Let me know if you need anything else or have any questions about visiting! I would love to answer and make your travel planning easier and more fun!


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