Sayulita

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Sayulita which includes tropical scenes, a sandy beach and surfing

Stunning beaches, rolling waves, water sports, jungle treks and superb restaurants await visitors at this stylish getaway on the Pacific coast.

Sayulita is a chic, laid-back coastal resort backed by the jungle-clad slopes of the Sierra Madre. Explore the attractive village where brightly painted bars, cafés and hotels line a wave-strewn beach.

Once a sleepy fishing community and an off-the-beaten-track destination, today Sayulita attracts many visitors with its ecotourism, surf and outdoor activities. Water sports are part of almost every vacation here and surfing is particularly popular. Rolling waves crash onto the shore year-round and are suitable for all levels. Take lessons with experienced instructors or join daytrips to more challenging breaks. Bodyboarding, kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding, as well as regular swimming, are also commonly practiced here.

Jump on a panga boat, discover secluded snorkeling spots and try deep-sea fishing. From December to March, boat charters embark on whale-spotting excursions too.

Out of the water, relax on the soft sand or a sun lounger. Sip on beers, margaritas and freshly squeezed fruit juices while admiring the views of forested hills. Watch as bohemians, honeymooners, families and surfers mingle harmoniously.

For more active adventures, go trekking in the surrounding jungle. Hike to mountaintop lookouts and waterfalls, ascend to the treetops of a rainforest on a canopy tour and look for birds such as parakeets and pelicans. Guided horseback tours also run in the region and mountain biking tracks can be found here too.

Centered on a pretty square, Sayulita’s village is a lively commercial and entertainment district. Wander down palm-shaded streets lined with galleries, shops and vendors. Browse for artisanal jewelry, one-of-a-kind artwork and surfing apparel. Dining options are plentiful, ranging from ceviche restaurants to pavement cafés to taco stands. Party until the early hours at bars and live music venues.

Sayulita is about a 30-minute drive north from Punta Mita and about an hour’s drive from Puerto Vallarta. Public buses travel between the village and Puerto Vallarta.

Where to stay in Sayulita

Selina Sayulita
Selina Sayulita
2 out of 5
Calle Gaviotas Sur 12, Centro, Sayulita, NAY
The price is $77 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Situated in Sayulita, this hotel is steps from Sayulita Square and Sayulita Beach. Sayulita Farmers Market and Gringo Hill are also within 10 minutes.
4/5 Very Good! (29 reviews)
"Stayed in a borm it was clean ac was cold, great activities, nice kitchen. Had a nice lounge and pool!! Great place to meet people."

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Selina Sayulita
Hotel Boutique OZ Sayulita
Hotel Boutique OZ Sayulita
3 out of 5
Av. Revolución 64, Col. Centro, Sayulita, NAY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $107 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sayulita Square and Sayulita Beach. Gringo Hill and Sayulita Farmers Market are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (417 reviews)
"If you like the energetic center of Sayulita, this is a good choice. But bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper! Newer building with a great roof top pool and a glimpse of the ocean. The room was clean and comfortable, with a huge balcony looking overlooking Avenida Revolucion and a tree full of ..."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Hotel Boutique OZ Sayulita
Riviera Sayulita Hotel
Riviera Sayulita Hotel
3.5 out of 5
89 Revolución Street, Sayulita, NAY
The price is $82 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sayulita Square and Sayulita Farmers Market. Lo de Marcos Beach and Marina Riviera Nayarit ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (32 reviews)
"Cute little Boutique Hotel located at the edge of the town. Though it is not near the water or restaurants, we enjoyed the walk. The hotel was cute and clean and the staff was wonderful. It was a little loud with the pool but we still had a nice time."

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Riviera Sayulita Hotel
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Hotel Villas Sayulita
Hotel Villas Sayulita
2.5 out of 5
Calle Rosalio Tapia esquina Sábalo, Sayulita, NAY
The price is $41 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
Located in North End, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nanzal Hill and Sayulita Beach. Sayulita Square is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.
4/5 Very Good! (64 reviews)
Peaceful safe beach hotel near everything
"Booked based on price for 3 was great, free breakfast was wonderful, especially the poached toast. Location was outstanding. Walking was straight through best area and away from noise. Beds are simple but perfect for a beach hotel. Found a peaceful safe gem for sure."

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Hotel Villas Sayulita
Riviera Sayulita Hotel
Riviera Sayulita Hotel
3.5 out of 5
89 Revolución Street, Sayulita, NAY
The price is $82 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sayulita Square and Sayulita Farmers Market. Lo de Marcos Beach and Marina Riviera Nayarit ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (32 reviews)
"Cute little Boutique Hotel located at the edge of the town. Though it is not near the water or restaurants, we enjoyed the walk. The hotel was cute and clean and the staff was wonderful. It was a little loud with the pool but we still had a nice time."

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Riviera Sayulita Hotel
Hotel y Suites Los Encantos
Hotel y Suites Los Encantos
3 out of 5
Miramar 13, Sayulita, NAY
The price is $85 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 11
Located in North End, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Sayulita Farmers Market and Sayulita Beach. Sayulita Square is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (47 reviews)
"room and property was clean and nice, quiet location. very comfortable bed! Staff was always smiling and polite."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Hotel y Suites Los Encantos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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