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SayulitaMexico

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.

Top Hotels in Sayulita

Ysuri Sayulita - Beachfront Hotel
Ysuri Sayulita - Beachfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Pescadores #5, Sayulita, NAY
The price is CA $119 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated in Sayulita, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gringo Hill and Sayulita Square. Playa los Muertos and Sayulita Farmers Market are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (94 reviews)

"Property was very clean easy to get to easy checking with Gustavo excellent client experience"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Ysuri Sayulita - Beachfront Hotel
El Pueblito De Sayulita
El Pueblito De Sayulita
3.5 out of 5
Playa Azul #10, Sayulita, NAY
The price is CA $126 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in North End, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gringo Hill and Sayulita Square. Sayulita Farmers Market and Nanzal Hill are also within 10 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (204 reviews)

"Hands down the best place to stay in Sayulita. Jose, Jaime and the cleaning crew where amazing. My family of 6 fit perfect in La Dama room. I have stayed at Five Diamond Resorts and the customer service at E Pueblito is just as good and even more genuine.. Extra shot out to Jose VIP service."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2020

El Pueblito De Sayulita
Hotel Peix Sayulita & Beach Club
Hotel Peix Sayulita & Beach Club
2.5 out of 5
Playa Sayulita 9, Entre Gaviotas y Calle Delfin, Sayulita, NAY
The price is CA $122 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Nestled on the beach, this Sayulita hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sayulita Square and Rancho Mi Chaparrita. El Anclote Beach and Punta De Mita Beach are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (148 reviews)

"I love this hotel! the owners and workers were all amazing! the food was excellent and the room was perfect! will stay here every time I come back to Sayulita from now on!"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 7, 2020

Hotel Peix Sayulita & Beach Club
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.

Vacation Rentals in Sayulita

Casablanca Sayulita Hotel
Casablanca Sayulita Hotel
3 out of 5
79 Av. del Palmar, Sayulita, NAY
The price is CA $156 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Located in North End, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Sayulita Farmers Market and Sayulita Square. El ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)

"We liked the boutique feel of the small hotel. The grounds were beautiful. Loved the proximity to the beach- just steps outside your room and you could hear the waves crashing from your room. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We didn't like the mattress, pillows, ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 8, 2020

Casablanca Sayulita Hotel
Hotel Villas Sayulita
Hotel Villas Sayulita
2.5 out of 5
Calle Rosalio Tapia esquina Sábalo, Sayulita, NAY
The price is CA $37 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Located in North End, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nanzal Hill and Sayulita Square. Sayulita Farmers Market and Gringo Hill are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (48 reviews)

"No tv. No big deal. Interesting place. Kinda far but thta can be a good thing if you want more quiet"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 3, 2020

Hotel Villas Sayulita
Casa de la Ballena - Adults Only
Casa de la Ballena - Adults Only
3 out of 5
1 Calle Primavera, Sayulita, NAY
The price is CA $103 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gringo Hill and Sayulita Square. Playa los Muertos and Sayulita Farmers Market are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)

"Accommodation very comfortable. Common area... pool, hot tub, lounging area and breakfast area so inviting. Casa de la Ballena is like a little oasis midst the busy lifestyle that is Sayulita. Staff added to the pleasantness of our stay, in particular Martin who endlessly maintains the property. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2020

Casa de la Ballena - 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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Top things to do in Sayulita

Sayulita and San Pancho Vibes
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Sayulita and San Pancho Vibes

CA $46
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Sayulita
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Vacation Photographer in Sayulita

CA $330
Per adult
Sayulita and San Pancho Beach Tour
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Sayulita and San Pancho Beach Tour

CA $79
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Rhythms of the Night - Sunset Cruise, Dinner & Performance at Las Caletas
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Rhythms of the Night - Sunset Cruise, Dinner & Performance at Las Caletas

CA $183
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Botanical Garden, Tequila and Coffee Tour
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Botanical Garden, Tequila and Coffee Tour

CA $46
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Waterfalls, Zipline & Waterslides
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Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Waterfalls, Zipline & Waterslides

CA $157
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Sayulita

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 48.4375%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 40.625%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 7.8125%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.5625%
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1 - Terrible 1.5625%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 13, 2020

It's really grown since we were here 3 years ago. But still a great place. The El pastor taco stand beside the papillo lift hotel are amazing and only open after dark. They have a new bus terminal which is awesome. The bus into PV is only 46 pesos.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 28, 2020

We enjoyed our one week stay in Sayulita, but wouldn't go back. It was too small to do more time there. Our main adventure there was a 6 hour cruise/swim/snorkel trip, with food and drinks. Definitely worth the time and money.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 15, 2020

Depends on what you're looking for. It's noisy, bustling with music/dancing through the night, the beach is packed, lots of drinking and dining options... Locals are warm, as are the tourists. It's not a getaway, quiet, realax, lay on the beach area

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 27, 2020

Worth eating pizza & drinking marguaritas at Mi Chapparita (south end) right on the beach at night (beach crazy busy during the day but no one on the beach at night) so this was a nice place to chill & watch the sunset. Way busier than 7 years ago!

5/5 - Excellent

Sarah

Jan 26, 2020

Such an amzing town. Loved our time there

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 26, 2020

The bus depot is great! We used it to go to San Pancho, Lo de Marcos, La Cruz (met up with friends) & took bus to airport in PVR. Easy, inexpensive & really increased my incentive to learn Spanish so I could just plain talk to the locals.

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