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  • Address: Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico, Mexico
Whether it’s the waves that rhythmically roll towards beaches covered in thatched-hut palapas, or the marlin, shrimp, and mahimahi tacos that are served with a squeeze of lime, there’s something exotic and nearly utopian about small town Sayulita. When compared to neighboring Puerto Vallarta—its glitzy, grown-up cousin—Sayulita is a laidback village where the pace of life is just right. “Discovered” by surfers in the 1960s, this Nayarit darling is the trendy new hotspot for escaping the nearby resorts. Thanks to the gentle, beginner-friendly waves that lap at Sayulita Bay, the town has become one of Mexico’s best for learning to ride the waves. Brides looking to say “I Do” now flock to the town in droves, drawn by the area’s affordable lodging and wealth of white sand beaches. Grab a snorkel and hop aboard a cruise to the Marieta Islands, where dozens of species of tropical fish all scour the coral reef. Or, hire a longboard and paddle into a world-class, righthand wave—perhaps choosing to standup paddle just before drinks at sunset. Add in some yogis, a healthy food scene, and a collection of coastal hiking trails, and Sayulita is the Mexican beach town that’s easier to reach than leave. 

Practical Info

Sayulita is located approximately 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. By car, the journey takes about 45 minutes. By compestela (public transport), expect to spend about 1.5 hours on the journey from the international airport. Waves are best in the winter months on large, northerly swells, but there are small waves breaking at all times of year for beginners hoping to learn. Around town, there’s no need for a rental car, as golf carts, taxis, and hiking trails are the easiest means of transport.

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Full-Day Sayulita and Punta Mita from Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, null

Full-Day Sayulita and Punta Mita from Puerto Vallarta

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

On this beach lover's tour, you will have the opportunity of discovering the best beaches of Riviera Nayarit. Our main destination will be Sayulita, not ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.00
Surf lesson, Sayulita, Day Trips

Surf lesson

Sayulita and its surroundings at Riviera Nayarit is one of the most famous places in Mexico to surf. Not only it provides mellow waves for beginners but as ...  Read more

Location: Sayulita, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
All-Inclusive Snorkeling Tour to the Marietas Islands, Sayulita, Surfing Lessons

All-Inclusive Snorkeling Tour to the Marietas Islands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

If you are looking for comfort, fun and adventure then this totally unique 60 foot Trimaran has it all. This is the ultimate and most comfortable tour in the ...  Read more

Location: Sayulita, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

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