A short five kilometers from Sayulita, Mexico, is the charming village of San Francisco, locally known as San Pancho. Home to art galleries, restaurants, hotels, and unique shops, San Pancho is a nice, relaxing place to spend the day. It has a quiet vibe and a nice beach. You can easily catch a taxi from the Sayulita plaza that will take you to San Pancho for around 200 pesos. If you prefer to prearrange transportation to and from San Pancho to allow for a day of activities, try our transportation page. Here you will find plenty of transportation options for day trips from Sayulita.
San Pancho has a popular, annual music festival, and is home to several fine dining restaurants, including Bistro Organico, which offers organic, farm to table cuisine, and is located in the lovely Hotel Cielo Rojo. Mar Plata Restaurant is home to Chef Mannick who has over a decade of experience in Europe cooking alongside some of the best chefs in the world. This is the best Mexican fusion cuisine in San Pancho with a bohemian flair.
Casa Las Hermanas is a chic and luxurious vacation rental in San Pancho featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a large saline pool with a waterfall. Close to town and the beach, this is the perfect vacation home for a larger group of travelers.
One of the town's plazas is located right on the beach and is built around a giant banyan tree. Here you will find a statue of the patron saint of the town, San Francisco (St Francis).
This shaded area is a great place to buy handcrafted items, such as jewelry. Stepping off the plaza, you are on the sandy beach. Here you will find restaurants with shaded tables, and friendly waitstaff to offer you cold drinks and food. San Pancho is an eclectic village, with plenty of activities to offer. For an elegant day trip to a fabulous oceanfront beach club with an excellent menu and bar, check out La Patrona Beach Club. They offer day passes and it will be the highlight of your day.
San Pancho and Sayulita are popular destination wedding locales so be sure to check out Vida Bonita Wedding and Event Planning for assistance with planning the perfect tropical destination wedding. Hotel Maraica offers premier destination wedding services. Stay here while you attend a beautiful San Pancho wedding or event.
San Pancho has a nice beach, with restaurants offering shaded tables.
The waves can be large here and tend to break heavily on shore, which can make it not the best area for swimming, but surfers usually can catch some good waves, and it makes for entertaining people watching while enjoying the beach.
Want to live in San Pancho in a great neighborhood? Check out this lovely solar powered home for sale, Casa de las Brisas. Or, build your dream home on Miramar Hilltop, a stunning lot set within an elite community overlooking San Pancho.
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