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Towns Near Sayulita - San Pancho

About San Pancho

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. Another local favorite is the Mexican Hacienda styled Hotel Casa Palomera, where you can find everything from economy rooms to deluxe suites.

If you are rather looking for a tranquil and luxury escape, make sure to check out local Sundaram Vacation Suites. Located just steps from the beach and offering in-house Spa services, Sundaram, is the perfect place to revitalize your body, mind, and soul, here in San Pancho.

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.  If you feel like trying something glamorous and exciting, attend a Sunday Polo Brunch at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club, where you can enjoy fine dining, beverages and watch a polo match. For an elegant day trip to a fabulous oceanfront beach club with an excellent menu and bar, check out Tierra Tropical 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.

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.

Puerto Vallarta Malecon

The mile-long iconic Malecon is one of Puerto Vallarta's most popular attraction for tourists and locals alike. There is plenty of action and wonderful curb-side attractions day and night. It extends from the central Hotel Rosita all the way south past the River Cuale to Los Muertos Beach. Enjoy a leisurely stroll as the breeze from the ocean cools you down even on the hottest of summer days. There are many restaurants with happy hours every day, and great food highlight tradition Mexican cuisine. Every Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM, free tours of the bronze sculptures lining the Malecon promenade are held. The tour begins at the Millennium sculpture next to the Hotel Rosita.

Puerto Vallarta Airport

Puerto Vallarta's International Airport is connected to man yof  North America's major airport hubs both in the US and in Canada. Scheduled flights operate from several U.S. cities such as Chicago, Dallas/ Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and more. Flights operating out of Canada's main cities Include Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. For information on transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta airport, be sure to check out our Taxi and Transportation page.

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