Sayulita is a beautiful coastal town full of fun and festivities. It has a reputation for being a surf town and is becoming more and more popular among visitors. You’ll find fantastic food, funky art, great surfing, and friendly locals, as well as travelers who just don’t want to leave. The town is small enough to walk completely around in about ten minutes, but there is plenty to keep you occupied and/or relaxed indefinitely.
You can learn to surf in a calmer area of Sayulita Beach, try paddleboarding, or join the more experienced surfers where the bigger waves are found. You can also hit one of the incredible restaurants where you’ll get large portions of delicious dishes. You can sit and people watch for as long as you like, or try fish tacos from street vendors and sip cocktails under an umbrella. Don’t forget to check out the sea turtles!
Sayulita is one of a few towns in Mexico that earned the title of “Pueblo Mágico” or “magic town”, a denomination given to places that have a special charm that make them unique, either because of their architecture, its traditions or its culture. In the case of Sayulita is more about its hippie chic surfer vibe that invites you to live (at least for a few days) a laid back simpler life.
Where Is Sayulita Beach?
Sayulita is about 40 km (25 miles) north of Puerto Vallarta and found in the state of Nayarit in Mexico. Sayulita Beach is on the Pacific Ocean side of Mexico, south of California.
When Should I Go to Sayulita?
There is no bad season to visit Sayulita, but depending on what you want from your vacation, there may be better times for you. If you visit after November and before April, it is less humid, but still plenty warm. The town is a little quieter since the main season has died down, but the shops and restaurants are still open. Everything is green and you have a better chance of spotting birds and butterflies that are otherwise scarce.
The rainy season is typically June through October, and you will most likely encounter more tourists and backpackers during these months. It also gets pretty busy around New Year’s, Easter, and Spring Break. However, if you come during late October, you may get to experience Dia de Los Muertos, which is an incredible opportunity to experience authentic Mexican traditions and culture.
What Is There to Do in Sayulita?
In addition to swimming, surfing, relaxing, and eating, you can enjoy numerous adventures in Sayulita with a tour from Vallarta Adventures. Experience authentic Mexico and learn about the history and culture from knowledgeable bilingual tour guides. We also provide transportation from most hotels in Puerto Vallarta, so get away from the crowded resorts and relax while soaking up the positive vibes in these Bohemian hot spots.
Sayulita Escape ATV Tour
Enjoy the perfect combination of adrenaline-pumping thrills and a relaxing joy ride in a Polaris 4x4 RZR UTV. Head off-road through jungle trails, steep hills and valleys, and over fresh creeks before cruising into the town of Sayulita. Hang out and enjoy the food, culture, and picturesque beaches before heading back to Puerto Vallarta. Learn more about escaping to Sayulita with Vallarta Adventures.
Sayulita & San Pancho Tour
Leave Puerto Vallarta for an exclusive trip to these two very different beach towns, where you’ll get to experience Mexican culture, traditional art, tasty food, and fascinating history. Stop in Sayulita for a drink on the beach while you watch the surfers, or join them! Or go shopping for souvenirs at the many boutiques, then stop for some homemade ice cream or lunch in a cafe while listening to the music playing in the streets.
You’ll also get to visit the town of San Pancho, an ideal vacation stop for art enthusiasts. Check out the unique upcycled creations, native Huichol crafts, and Entreamigos - the local theater, community center, and library. You can also catch a game of polo at La Patrona Polo Club or see the birds at the beautiful estuary.
Learn more about the exclusive adventure tours we have to offer and the exciting things to enjoy in Sayulita. Book a tour with Vallarta Adventures for your next vacation in Mexico.