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20 Reasons to Visit Sayulita, Mexico for the vacation of a lifetime

Top 20 reasons to vacation in Sayulita, Mexico and show your family or group of friends a trip they will always remember.

Accommodations

Accommodations

Whether you are searching for safe, beachfront camping, budget friendly accommodations or to rent a luxury villa complete with maid, cook, gardener and swimming pool, Sayulita offers some of the best accommodations available in a Mexican beachfront town. All accommodations advertised on this website are by owner and represent the best Sayulita has to offer. Sayulita Life never charges fees or commissions, you are in direct contact with the homeowner, so you will find the same vacation rentals as the other sites, with NO HIDDEN FEES!

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Food

Food

If you are a foodie, Sayulita will thrill you with the multitude of eating establishments, from street tacos to fine dining with tables draped with white linen. Sayulita is famous for fresh, local seafood. Be sure to ask about the catch of the day - you can’t go wrong with Dorado (Mahi Mahi), it is so delicious! For those who may grow weary of Mexican food, there are many Italian, Mediterranean, and fusion restaurants to enjoy something different.

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Surf Schools & Rentals

SURF & SUP

Sayulita is truly a surfer's paradise, offering lessons and board rentals of all types. The bay has a nice break that is perfect for beginners but offers plenty of fun and challenges for advanced surfers as well. Sayulita is also a great place to learn Stand Up Paddleboarding.

There are additional surf breaks nearby for experienced surfers (day trips, etc.) We are fortunate to have several world class surfers call Sayulita home. Even if you don’t surf, watching the surfers from the beach is fun!

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Location

Location

Sayulita is located just 30 miles from the Puerto Vallarta International airport. Plane tickets are inexpensive and flights very accessible from almost any part of the USA and Canada. Sayulita also serves as the perfect home base exploring the surrounding area such as Punta de Mita, Marieta Islands and San Pancho.

Shopping

Shopping

If shopping is one of your passions, you won’t be disappointed by all the chic bohemian shopping boutiques where you can find fashion, swimwear, jewelry and beautiful home decor items. Sayulita’s art galleries offer a variety of wonderful treasures from around Mexico, from hand-woven textiles to ceramics, paintings and indigenous Huichol art.

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Safety

Safety

Sayulita is a very safe place to travel for you, your family (including children) and friends. Sayulita is easygoing, peaceful and has a strong sense of community that relies heavily on tourism. Like anywhere in the world, it’s important to be travel smart. Don’t wear expensive jewelry and flash a lot of cash or expensive electronics. Be aware of your surroundings and your level of consumption of intoxicants. Walk in groups at night and stay on well lit streets. Most importantly, always LOCK UP! If your vacation rental has a safe for valuables, use it at all times, even when you are home. Lock all gates, doors, and windows when you leave and at night. Most of the crime in Sayulita involves petty theft when valuables are left in plain sight. As long as you travel smart, you will feel safe & comfortable in Sayulita!

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Affordable

Affordable

Sayulita prices are affordable and accessible to the everyday traveler. Sayulita vacation rentals are a great bargain when compared to hotels or houses in many other Mexico beach vacation hotspots. A family of four can easily fill up on delicious street tacos for less than $10 USD. Swimming, hiking, sightseeing and a day at the beach are just a few of the free activities that will keep you occupied during your trip.

Families

Families

Sayulita is the perfect family vacation destination. Whether you are traveling with infants, toddlers, small children, teenagers and/or grandparents, Sayulita will provide you with a safe, affordable, action-packed or completely relaxed vacation.

Activities

Activities

Sayulita is an adventurer’s paradise! Whether you prefer activities on the water, exploring the jungle, working out in a tropical setting or simply relaxing on the beach, we’re sure everyone in your group will find something they love!

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Weather

Weather

Sand, sun, palm trees and playa. There is rarely a day that isn’t a beach day in Sayulita. We almost NEVER see a drop of rain from November through May. The days are sunny and warm while the nights are cool enough to sleep comfortably. Summertime (June-October) offers warmer, humid days with tropical rainstorms at night. The plant and wildlife is spectacular during these months.

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Weddings and Events

Weddings and Events

Sayulita offers some of the most stunning and beautiful places to have that destination wedding you have been dreaming of. Sayulita truly has it all for a stress-free wedding; Beautiful villas, casas and hotels to house your guests are just a start. Add wedding coordinators, florists, photographers, top notch chefs and caterers, breathtaking venues, even spa and salon services for your bridal party and Sayulita quickly tops the list for destination weddings. You may also be surprised to learn that your million-dollar-view wedding is quite affordable, costing generally about half of the average wedding in the United States.

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Well-being

Well-being

Sayulita makes it easy to stay healthy, fit and feeling good on your vacation. From retreats and workshops, massage, acupuncture and luxurious spas, to yoga and fitness classes of all types, your vacation will leave you glowing, and feeling great. Ready for a detox? Sayulita's tropical climate provides a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and there are local farmer's markets with organic produce from Nov - May. Smoothies and clean eating options are widely available around town.

Culture

Culture

Due to the small hometown feel and close-knit family structure of the town, the culture of Mexico still has strong roots in Sayulita. Residents of Sayulita have managed to retain their heritage and culture by celebrating Mexican holidays with traditional parades, festivals, fiestas, and more. Experiencing a Mexican holiday in Sayulita is an experience unlike any other!

Beach

Beach

The beaches around Sayulita are about as good as it gets. Whether you are strolling the 2-mile-long beach in front of the village or wandering off to discover some of the less-popular “hidden” beaches, you will be delighted with what you find. Whether you are looking for margaritas to be served at your lounge chair OR to hang out in the shade of a remote palm tree frond, there is always a perfect spot for you and your family/friends. There are excellent and safe areas for swimming as well as areas with waves for surfing and bodyboarding. Fishing boats launch right from the beach as well as do kayaks.

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People

People

The local population of Sayulita is one of its greatest charms. Apart from being friendly and open minded, the locals welcome people of all types warmly and happily into Sayulita’s diverse community. The people of Sayulita, both local and expat, are worldly, bohemian and love meeting travelers. Although most residents are fairly bi-lingual, “hola”, “gracias”, and “por favor” go a long way.

Ocean

Ocean

Usually warm and calm, the Pacific Ocean offers something spectacular for all of Sayulita’s visitors and residents. Stay close to shore and enjoy snorkeling, surfing, swimming, wading, or simply putting your toes in the surf. The more adventurous travelers will love a day at sea fishing, sailing, whale watching or even diving. These are all activities that Sayulita visitors have come to cherish as perfect memories for years after their vacations.

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Nature

Nature

The beauty of the surrounding Sayulita jungle is indescribable! With tropical plants galore, anyone visiting the area can enjoy easily accessible settings by hiking, biking, horseback or ATV. You can be in virgin tropical jungles in less than a 10-minute stroll from the main Sayulita plaza. Bird viewing in the Sayulita area is absolutely stellar as is the chance to see one of the many different types of small mammals and reptiles. From the iguanas in the trees to the colorful parakeets flocking by, you will be amazed at the amount of wildlife in this jungle atmosphere.

Size

Size

Sayulita is a small town with only about 5,000 full-time residents, although this number increases greatly during the tourist season. It’s impossible to get lost and easy to connect with friends even if they have rented another villa on the other side of the village. It’s easy to walk almost anywhere in Sayulita. No stop lights or freeways... There is only one road in and one road out. The charm of this bustling village keeps people coming back year after year.

Fun

Fun

Sayulita is the perfect destination for a fun vacation whether it is for a family, a couple, solo travelers, or a group of friends. Soon after arriving, you’ll notice that everyone around you is happy and smiling. Locals and travelers alike can’t help but radiate good Sayulita vibes - it's contagious! aa

Flying Colors

Flying Colors

Sayulita is known for the colorful “Ojos de Dos” and “Papel Picado” (colorful flags) that grace it’s central streets. In 2019 Sayulita broke the world record of having the most “Ojos de Dios” ever on display and we plan to continue the tradition each year. Seeing all the color is an instant mood booster and a big part of the amazing Sayulita experience!

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