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

Pacific Inn Sayulita
Pacific Inn Sayulita
3 out of 5
Calle Manuel M. Plasencia #1, Sayulita, NAY, 63734
The price is $53 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
$53
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Sayulita. Enjoy free parking, a children's pool, and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Gringo Hill and Sayulita ...
3.6/5 Good! (64 reviews)
"Un buen lugar para pasar la noche, bastante bien con la limpieza y el trato por parte de recepción. Recomendado"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2023

Pacific Inn Sayulita
Ysuri Sayulita - Beachfront Hotel
Ysuri Sayulita - Beachfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Pescadores #5, Sayulita, NAY, 63734
The price is $133 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
$133
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Sayulita. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (337 reviews)
"First, the staff is excellent. Extremely helpful and they go out of their way to fulfill your requests. For us, it didn't seem like we were in Mexico. I guess the name is a dead giveaway. It is in the Japanese style. Grey, square, minimalist rooms. No decor whatsoever. When we're in Mexico we enjoy ..."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Ysuri Sayulita - Beachfront Hotel
Hotelito Los Sueños
Hotelito Los Sueños
3.5 out of 5
Calle Rosalio Tapia #10, Sayulita, NAY, 63734
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Sayulita. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Sayulita Farmers Market and Nanzal Hill are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (124 reviews)
"Everything was done right with this hotel, it was authentic, clean, had friendly and efficient staff who are highly proficient with English, environmentally conscious, discounts in house for yoga and massage, and a nice vegetarian buffet breakfast! Highly recommend - great location and a decent ..."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Hotelito Los Sueños
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.
Mar y Sueños Suites
Mar y Sueños Suites
3 out of 5
7 Rosalio Tapia, Sayulita, NAY, 63732
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Sayulita. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (57 reviews)
Cute hotel, even better staff
"Adorable hotel, kind and accommodating staff. We loved that it was away from the craziness of the main area in Sayulita. There is a lot of walking, but it was helpful after all the Al Pastor tacos :)"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Mar y Sueños Suites
Riviera Sayulita Hotel
Riviera Sayulita Hotel
3.5 out of 5
89 Revolución Street, Sayulita, NAY, 63734
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Sayulita. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Sayulita Square and Gringo Hill are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (110 reviews)
"The hotel is conveniently located beside the bus terminal and about10 minutes from the beach. Generally quiet but the rooms open onto the pool which can be noisy at times. The staff is friendly and the ladies on the front desk are very helpful!! Certainly recommend this place!"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Riviera Sayulita Hotel
Casa Makawe - Adults Only
Casa Makawe - Adults Only
3 out of 5
Niños Heroes 120-A, Col. Centro, Sayulita, NAY, 63734
Stay at this 3-star condo in Sayulita. Enjoy free WiFi, concierge services, and Netflix. Popular attractions Sayulita Square and Sayulita Beach are located nearby. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"My wife and I had a great time staying at Casa Makawe. Aaron was an attentive host and everything we needed was provided. We loved the location and the roof top pool was a nice bonus."

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Casa Makawe - Adults Only
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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