After several years of steady growth, Sayulita has regained its vitality and demand as one of Mexico’s best tropical beach destination. This small, laid-back town is secluded by exuberant tropical jungle and nested by a breathtaking bay. Located at the heart of the Riviera Nayarit, it is just 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta’s international airport. A decades long mecca for the mainstream surfing circuits and enthusiasts, Sayulita scaled to international fame thru years of regular stand-up paddle and long board competitions. It has consistently seduced world visitors into coming back to this small and peaceful tropical paradise. With a vibrant, multicultural community, Sayulita is host to a plethora of lodging options, domestic and international restaurants, boutiques, and galleries that coexists in a colorful and somehow chaotic harmony with traditional rural activities, and even with Pre-Hispanic cultures like the Wirarika or Huichol, original descendants of this generous land. A unique feast of colors, rhythms and tastes goes on all day in a perfect disarray of cultures: art, music, exquisite dining, and an exciting nightlife are just part of an unforgettable vacation experience.
Lodging options at Sayulita are well offered on a wide range of segments, from excellent beachside camping sites to hostels, B & B’s, as well as boutique/upscale hotels and villas. Vacation houses are also available at a wide variety of options for all tastes and budgets, from condos and family houses to luxury, fully staffed estates for those in search of privacy and a very special vacation. During daytime the expansive beaches of Sayulita bay are timing with action. Whether it’s surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, beach volleyball, or just relaxing while sipping on your favorite drink, there is something for every taste and energy level. Fun and entertainment are always at hand for all visitors. At night, near the main plaza and along the beach, restaurants, exclusive shops, clubs, and cantinas come to life in a friendly, exciting atmosphere perfect for dinner and chill-out.
Surrounded by the mighty Sierra Vallejo and its exuberant biodiversity, Sayulita offers a perfect combination of beach activities and water sports with plenty of eco-touristic amenities for the adventure travelers. Not only it is a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers and the like but it is also the perfect hub to stay at while exploring the spectacular natural surroundings as well as nearby towns. Professionalized service providers regularly offer fishing, birdwatching, scubadiving, sailing, and many other outdoor activities. In recent years Sayulita has also become a popular destination for a growing number wellness/yoga enthusiasts. Spas, yoga centers, naturist and holistic shops are well known amenities too, while vegan dishes are offered at most restaurants in town. Some guesthouses and lodges have regular yoga and meditation schedules with in-house and invited professional trainers. Relaxing and therapeutic massages are also available at spas, hotels or on location for those staying at vacation houses.
Sayulita is blessed with a nearly perfect weather from late autumn till early spring, with temperatures ranging from the 70’s to the 80’s (°F), during January and February temperature can drop to the 60’s on some colder nights. A warm, dry season runs from late spring to early summer, followed by an abundant rainy season from late summer to early autumn. The best months to visit Riviera Nayarit are November thru April. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and light weather protection may come in handy while exploring this hidden treasure of the Mexican Pacific coast. Puerto Vallarta’s international airport is one of the best connected hubs in Mexico, with daily flights to the United States, Canada and Europe.