One word rules over the rhythm of this picturesque and high-spirited corner of the Mexican Pacific: surfing. The lovers of this sport are those who give Sayulita its relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere that finds its base in the mystical colors of the huichol art. Paved streets, art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants with a varied offer for the palate will make you think of a typical Mexican village such as San Miguel de Allende, with the delicious advantage of having the sea few steps away.
Who is it recommendable for?
Sayulita is a beach for the adventurers. The age is not important and neither is whether you come with family, as a couple or with friends. The visitor of Sayulita is defined by a great disposition to new experiences, beginning with a surfing class to camping on the seashore and making friends from other nationalities. In this Nayarit paradise the resting is for the night; during the day, the adrenalin and the happiness will keep your senses and your heart wide awake.
Something you cannot miss at this location is the surfing. If you are experienced its waves will be a good challenge for your skill on the board; if you are not, here you will find a lot of experts ready to instruct you. Annually, the waves of Sayulita are the setting of different surfing contests attended by competitors from all around the world. Other unique experience that Sayulita offers is the encounter with the huichol art. There are various galleries where you can admire and buy wooden figures covered with colored beads and the yarn paintings that recreate the world view of this village.
You will also be able to practice other aquatic activities such as the snorkel and the kayak. There is also emotion on land: a horseback ride on the beach, an adventure in the surrounding rainforest on foot to observe birds or a bicycle tour. The coexistence with the nature is essential in Sayulita and its surroundings; depending on the time of year you can observe whales or set free turtles. Being part of the Nayarit Riviera, very close to Sayulita you will find other places that can enrich your trip such as San Blas for those who like the culture and Punta Mita for an experience of luxury and relaxation.
How to get there
From Puerto Vallarta take the federal highway 200 and after travelling 80 kilometers you will find the Sayulita detour. You can also take a bus from Puerto Vallarta which will take to this lovely Nayarit corner on a very low price.