The 17 Best Things to Do in Sayulita, Mexico

Things to do in Sayulita, Mexico

Are you getting ready for your trip to Sayulita? Then you’re in the right place! I’m going to share with you my favorite things to do in Sayulita, Mexico. This colorful beach town offers a bit of everything from adventurous tours to relaxing beaches and a fun nightlife. 

You can truly create your dream Mexico getaway in Sayulita. Whether you want a bit of wellness, non-stop adventure, or a happy mix of both, you’ll find it in Sayulita.

Plus, you’ll find some great tacos, friendly locals, and a laid-back atmosphere. It’s no wonder Sayulita is nicknamed “Pueblo Magico” or magic town. 

In this post, I will share the best Sayulita travel tips so you are well-prepared for an amazing solo trip.

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Where is Sayulita?

Sayulita is on the Pacific coast, about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. Even though it is so close to Puerto Vallarta, it is actually in different Mexican states. Sayulita is in Nayarit while Puerto Vallarta is in Jalisco. . While this isn’t a huge deal for a tourist, it does come into effect when we discuss Ubers and how to get to and from Sayulta.

How to Get to Sayulita

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport is the closest airport to Sayulita. The Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) is well-connected with flights from many international and domestic locations.

I highly recommend flying into Puerto Vallarta to start your visit to Sayulita. 

Getting from PVR to Sayulita

Once you arrive in PVR, you’ll need to decide on your transportation from the airport to Sayulita. Your options are a taxi, Uber, rental car, or bus. Let’s get into it!

Taxi

As you exit the airport, there is a taxi stand. These licensed taxis should have a set rate of approximately $50 or 900 pesos to Sayulita. Agree on a price and enjoy the 45-minute to an-hour ride to Sayulita.

You can also catch a taxi if you cross the pedestrian bridge to the other side of the highway. These taxis will be a bit cheaper than those at the airport, but again, be sure to agree upon a price before getting in.

Uber

Uber is not allowed to pick you up from the actual airport, even though it will show it as your pick-up location on the app. To catch an Uber, use the app as you would normally. Then use the pedestrian bridge to cross to the other side of the highway. Your Uber will pick you up from there. The Uber was slightly less expensive than the taxi. I didn’t know if I would use a taxi or Uber before I arrived, but the taxi line was incredibly long so it was faster to use Uber. 

Bus

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to get from the airport to Sayulita, consider taking the bus. Cross the pedestrian bridge and look for green and white buses marked Sayulita. The ride costs around 50 pesos (or $2.50) and will take about 1.5 to 2 hours as it makes stops along the way. The bus runs frequently so you shouldn’t have too long of a wait. If you happen to just miss it, grab a taco from Tacón de Marlin while you wait for the next one in about 15-20 minutes. 

Make sure you have pesos on hand to pay for your ticket. Also, be sure to have water with you as you may not get a bus with air conditioning.

Rental Car

You can rent a car from the Puerto Vallarta airport if you choose, although I don’t recommend it if you’re just staying in Sayulita. While the drive to Sayulita is very straightforward, driving in the town itself is intense. The cobblestone streets are narrow and winding, and you’ll have to navigate around pedestrians, golf carts, motorbikes, and other drivers. Parking also looked like a nightmare.

If you decide to rent a car for your trip to Sayulita, use Discover Cars to rent your car before arriving at the airport for the best deals. And yes, you have to get extra insurance in Mexico; your credit card coverage does not apply. I learned this when I went on a road trip in the Yucatan Peninsula

Sayulita, Mexico
Sayulita, Mexico

How to Get Around Sayulita

Once you arrive in Sayulita, what is the best way to get around this surf town? 

Walk

Walking is the best way to see Sayulita. If you’re staying in the center of town, most of the best things to see, eat, and do in Sayulita are no more than a 5-minute walk away. Even if you’re staying on the outskirts, it’s no more than a 20-minute walk from one end of the small town to the other. 

Many of the streets are cobblestone, while others are dirt, so I recommend wearing sneakers or sturdy sandals. No need for heels on this trip!

Golf Cart

If you’re staying on the outskirts of town, up in the hills, or simply need assistance getting around, consider renting a golf cart! You’ll see them zipping around the streets and several golf cart rental locations throughout the town. They cost around $65/day (1100 pesos), and many have a minimum 2-day rental requirement. 

Taxi

Since Sayulita is so walkable, you don’t really need a taxi unless you want to take a day trip to San Pancho, Punta Mita, or back to the airport. You’ll find the taxi drivers on Calle Marlin next to Sayulita Plaza. Look for the white cars. 

For reference, I paid 900 pesos for a ride back to the airport from Sayulita.

Uber

Remember when I said that Sayulita is in a different state than Puerto Vallarta? Well, because of this, Ubers are not allowed to operate in Sayulita. Legally, you can not take an Uber from Sayulita to the airport. In fact, my Uber driver from the airport told me that he’d been stopped on his way to the airport by the police before and had to pay a hefty fine.

When in Sayulita, the Uber app will show vehicles available, and you may even be able to book them. However, you may book a vehicle only for it to cancel. 

It wasn’t worth the risk to me, just take a taxi!

Rental Car

Once you’re in Sayulita, you really don’t need a car. If you do have a rental car, leave it parked and explore on foot!

Golf cart in Sayulita
Sayulita, Mexico

The Best Time of Year to Visit Sayulita, Mexico

High Season: November to April

The winter months are the high season in Sayulita, as there is minimal rainfall and pleasantly warm temperatures. This time of year is the best time for whale watching as humpback whales are migrating to the warm waters of Banderas Bay. If you’re going surfing, you’ll have consistent swells that are great for beginners and experienced surfers. 

Since it is the best time of year regarding the weather in Sayulita, the crowds are quite large, especially around the holiday season. Accommodations will cost more during this time of year, but it might be worth it for the energy and nightlife in town!

Shoulder Season: May & October

May and October are transitional months in Sayulita. May marks the beginning of the hot season, with temperatures rising and humidity levels increasing. October is the tail end of the rainy season, with rain becoming less frequent but still possible. 

I’ve visited Sayulita twice, both in May. The weather was excellent both times, and I enjoyed fewer crowds. The accommodation prices were also very reasonable.

Low Season: June to September

The low season, from June to September, coincides with Sayulita’s rainy season. This period sees high humidity and frequent afternoon or evening showers. Temperatures range from 80°F to 90°F (27°C to 32°C), and the lush greenery around Sayulita is at its peak.

If you visit during the off-season, you’ll have significantly fewer tourists, which may mean that businesses may reduce their hours or close for the season. However, accommodation prices will be the lowest this time of year, so if you don’t mind the humidity, you may quite enjoy visiting Sayulita in the off-season.

Sayulita, Mexico
Sayulita, Mexico

Practical Sayulita Travel Tips

Language in Sayulita

Spanish is the main language, and it’s important to know a little bit. That being said, English is widely spoken in town. I found that the locals appreciated when I tried speaking Spanish and I aimed to use what I could in most conversations.

Money in Sayulita

The currency in Sayulita is the Mexican peso. You’ll need cash in Sayulita as most restaurants, shops, and taxis are cash only. There are many ATMs throughout town, although the exchange rate isn’t that great. Also, if you don’t have a debit card that reimburses ATM fees, you’ll end up paying large amounts for fees. I highly recommend using a no-fee ATM card if you have one. If you don’t, I can’t recommend the Charles Schwab card highly enough! Their customer service is amazing, and I love not having to worry about ATM fees.

Tipping in Sayulita

Tipping 10-20% for a meal is customary. I also recommend tipping any tour guides you use about 20% as well.

How Many Days in Sayulita

I recommend planning for 2-3 full days in Sayulita, especially if you want to do any of the day trips I mention here. This will allow you to slow down and relax in town while also adding in a few adventurous activities. 

Sayulita, Mexico
Sayulita, Mexico

Solo Travel Safety Tips for Sayulita

While Sayulita is generally safe, it’s always wise to take precautions to ensure your trip is both enjoyable and secure. Here are some of my top solo female travel safety tips for Sayulita.

Stay Aware of Your Surroundings

Keep an eye on your belongings when you’re out at bars or at the beach. Admittedly, I left my items on the beach by themselves when I went swimming, but I didn’t bring anything I didn’t mind losing. Just a small amount of cash, my phone, book, and towel. I noticed most people minded their own business.

Choose Safe Accommodations

Later in this post, I recommend highly rated places to stay in Sayulita, but do your research before booking. Read the reviews, especially from solo travelers and women. If there is anything of concern in the reviews don’t book it! Also stay somewhere centrally located so you don’t need to walk far at night.

Stay Connected

Share your basic itinerary with trusted loved ones at home. Let them know where you’re staying and what you might do there. If you have an iPhone, I also recommend sharing your location. 

Stay Hydrated

It gets hot in Sayulita! And when you’re in the sun all day or in the ocean, you may not notice that you need to drink water. Keep an insulated water bottle with you to remind yourself to drink; it will keep the water nice and cool. Most hotels offer filtered water. If not, there are shops where you can buy bottled water.

Protect Yourself from the Sun

Sunburns are not only uncomfortable, but they can lead to dehydration. Apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day, especially after getting out of the water! I also recommend a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. If you’re particularly sensitive to the sun, like me, you may want to wear a UPF shirt.

Avoid Overindulging

Yes, Sayulita is a party town, and you should go out and enjoy it. Just make sure you don’t overindulge in the drinking. That mezcal can really sneak up on you, especially if you’ve been out in the sun all day and are starting off the night already a bit dehydrated. Have fun, but keep your wits about you.

Stay Safe on Transportation

No matter if you’re using Uber, a taxi, or the bus, remain aware of your route. If the bus is particularly crowded, keep your belongings close to you. If you’re renting a golf cart, make sure it’s from a good company and get their number in case you need it while out exploring.

Ask for Help When Needed

Speaking of needing help, ask for help when needed! Even if you’re not sure where to get sunscreen to avoid sunburn, ask someone for help. You can ask the hotel staff, Airbnb host, or tour guide for advice.

Respect Local Customs

Please follow all guidelines for beach safety and all rules from your tour guides if you’re out exploring. In town, be respectful of the people around you. 

Home in Sayulita
Beach road to Sayulita

What to Pack for Sayulita

Sayulita is a casual town. Even if you’re eating at one of the nicer restaurants, you don’t need anything super fancy. Here are a few essentials to include on your Sayulita Packing List

  • 2-3 swimsuits
  • Cover up of choice, mine was an oversized linen button-down
  • 3-4 lightweight tops, including tank tops
  • 1-2 athletic tops
  • 2 pairs of shorts: one jean, one linen
  • 1 dress
  • 1 lightweight, wide-leg linen pant
  • Leggings or athletic shorts
  • Pajamas
  • Sandals: I recommend Tevas or Birkenstocks
  • Sneakers: I love these Nikes. They look good dressed up or down. 
  • Hiking boots: These are optional. If you’re not going to do any hiking, leave them at home
  • Wide brimmed hat or baseball hat for additional sun protection.
  • Polarized sunglasses for extra UPF Protection.
  • Sunscreen: Spend the extra money on reef-safe sunscreen. I love SunBum!
  • Beach towel: I love this Sand Cloud towel. It packs down easily, is lightweight, and keeps the sand off.
  • Reusable water bottle: I love my Hydro Flask in hot places. It keeps my water cold, and I’m much more likely to hydrate when I have easily accessible water.
  • Beach bag: I used a cute tote. This doesn’t have to be anything extravagant.
  • Toiletries: Remember your toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, medications, and feminine hygiene products (the Diva Cup is perfect for a beach trip!). I recommend using lightweight makeup like tinted moisturizer and mascara. Most of it will melt off!
  • Insect repellent: Especially if you’re visiting in the rainy season! I love these mosquito-repellent wipes.
  • Phone & charger: Mexico uses the same plugs as the US so you don’t need an adapter if you’re coming from the US. If you’re traveling from elsewhere, bring an adapter! I love this one!
  • Portable charger: I use my Mophie portable charger everywhere I go! It charges devices multiple times with one full charge. Get yours here!
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Important Documents: You will need a passport to get in!
  • Debit and Credit Cards: You should have a travel credit card (I love Chase) and a travel debit card (I love Charles Schwab) to avoid foreign transaction fees and/or ATM fees.
  • Cash: As most places in Sayulita are cash only, ensure you have pesos.

I normally recommend traveling with a carry-on only to avoid waiting for your bag upon arrival (the worst). But when I travel to beach destinations, I always check my bag so that I can bring sunscreen with me. I burn easily and sometimes I’m not able to purchase sunscreen immediately. Even though I check my bag, I use a carry-on size only to make getting to the bus station or tax stand easier.

Sayulita, Mexico
Sayulita, Mexico

The Best Things to Do in Sayulita

Explore the Colorful Town

Sayulita is a bright and colorful town! I enjoyed walking the streets in the early morning after a sunrise swim before the day got too hot. I loved seeing the town waking up!

There is a ton of colorful street art, rainbow flags strung across the street, and bright shops and restaurants. 

As the sun goes down, the string lights come on, adding a romantic ambiance to the streets. 

Colorful Sayulita
Colorful Sayulita

Shop for Local Goods

Many boutique shops sell clothing, surf gear, jewelry, and home goods. Next time, I might bring an empty bag to bring back some items I saw there and didn’t have space for! 

Here are a few of the shops I loved:

  • Evoke the Spirit: Part art gallery, part shop, Evoke the Spirit sells items created by local artisans. Each item takes hours, if not days, to make. The stunning skulls are yarn painted by the Wixarika of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains. You’ll also find hand-crafted ceramics, jewelry, and wall art. Evoke the Spirit also hosts workshops where you can create your own wall art, jewelry, or pompoms. I plan to add one of these workshops to my next Sayulita trip. 
  • Sininen Surf Shop: There are several clothing boutiques around town, but I had the best luck at Sininen Surf Shop. The friendly woman working there helped me find a new swimsuit and shorts. 
  • Nakawé Trading: Nakawe Trading is a boutique offering home decor, beachwear, and jewelry. Many of the items in the store are created by Huichol artists. The wall hangings and rugs are stunning! 
  • Manyana: Manyana is a trendy store that offers gender-neutral clothing and stunning pottery and ceramics. They have unique incense holders that I want to get next time!
Evoke the Spirit Shop in Sayulita.
Evoke the Spirit Shop in Sayulita.

Spend the Day at the Beach

There’s no better way to spend a day in Sayulita than at the beach. There are three beautiful beaches to choose from for your beach day!

Sayulita Beach

Sayulita Beach is the main beach in town and where much of the action occurs during the day in Sayulita. 

The beach is famous for its consistent surf breaks making it a popular place to learn how to surf.

While you can throw your towel down anywhere on the sand, I highly recommend spending the day at one of the many beach clubs. I spent an afternoon at Mi Chula’s toward the south end of the beach. For 500 pesos, I had a lounge chair under an umbrella, chips and guacamole, a passionfruit smoothie, and a margarita. I’d already eaten lunch by the time I’d gotten there otherwise, I would’ve gone for their coconut shrimp, which the people next to me got, and it looked delicious!

Another solid beach club to check out that’s more in the “action” of the beach is the Goat Beach Club. They’re more centrally located on the beach and have fun swings at the bar!

Sayulita Beach
Sayulita Beach

Playa de los Muertos

Playa de los Muertos gets its name as it’s located right next to a graveyard that you have to walk through to reach the beach! The walk from Sayulita to Playa de los Muertos is 10-15 minutes along the beautiful beach road. You’ll turn left up a slight hill into the colorful cemetery. Just past the cemetery is a short path to the right to the beach!

I loved this beach because it has a bit more of a remote vibe than Sayulita Beach.

It is smaller, tucked between two rocky coves, with the perfect jungle backdrop. The rocks protect the beach from the larger waves that hit Sayulita Beach, making it a great place to swim and snorkel. 

Lounge chairs with umbrellas are also available to rent for the day. There is a bar with some food! I went there for a morning swim, so I was gone by the time the bar opened, but it looked like it would have what you needed for a fun day at the beach.

Playa de los Muertos
Playa de los Muertos

Playa Carricitos

Playa Carricitos is one beach I haven’t had the chance to visit yet. I didn’t quite feel comfortable visiting solo as it’s about a 45-minute walk from town with no facilities. If you have a golf cart, you could get there much quicker and easily bring plenty of water and snacks for the day.  

If you’re looking for a break from the crowds, Playa Carricitos’s remoteness may be just what you need.

There are also a few luxury hotels nearby, like La Joya, so if you decide to stay there, Playa Carricitos is the closest beach to you!

Take a Surfing Lesson

If you’ve been wanting to learn how to surf, Sayulita is one of the best places to learn! The waves are small, the more experienced surfers know how to navigate around you, and there are plenty of great surf schools to choose from for your lessons. 

I recommend checking out Lunazul Surf or Patricia’s Surf School! They’ll have you standing up on the wave in no time!

Surf shop in Sayulita
Surfboards in Sayulita

Hike Monkey Mountain

Cerro de Mono, also known as Monkey Mountain, is one of the most popular hikes in Riviera Nayarit. It is considered moderate and takes 2-3 hours. Your efforts are rewarded with panoramic views of the coastline. 

You can do this hike on your own or book a guided hike, which I’d recommend, as you’ll also learn about the area and why it’s called Monkey Mountain, even though there are no monkeys!

They’ll also provide transportation to and from the trailhead from Sayulita.

This guided monkey mountain hike with WildMex is highly rated! While I didn’t hike while I was there, I’d book with that company!

Book your hike here!

Indulge in Street Tacos

What’s a trip to Mexico without indulging in street tacos? I love al pastor tacos and still frequently think about the ones I had in Tulum. I was hopeful that the street tacos in Sayulita would satisfy the craving. 

I tried the tacos from Tacos al Pastor Tal Ivan, which were so good. I loved the addition of the pineapple. And for 200 pesos, or $1.20, they’re the best budget-friendly meal in Sayulita.

Another solid option for al pastor tacos is Tacos Al Pastor Diaz. Let me know which one you thought was better! 

Street tacos in Sayulita
Street tacos in Sayulita

Take a Yoga Class

There is a large wellness community in Sayulita. You’ll see many signs for yoga, cacao ceremonies, ayurvedic treatments, and more. You could book a wellness retreat here or simply make your own from the variety of wellness offerings throughout town.

A few places in town offer daily yoga classes. I took the vinyasa yoga class offered at The Rose Room, which is on the rooftop of the Don Bonito Hotel

The class was excellent, and the teacher did a great job breaking down the poses so that anyone, no matter what their experience level with yoga, could access it. 

I also wanted to try their restorative class at night, but never made it!

A few other yoga classes I considered taking were at Yoga Los Sueños and Wanderlust Yoga.

Enjoy a Beachside Massage

To continue your DIY wellness weekend in Sayulita, book a beachside massage. Multiple locations along the waterfront offer beach massages, which you can book the day of! But Mandala Massage is the best one on the beach!

If you want a bit more privacy and quiet than the beach massage, check out Nirvanna Spa.

Watch the Sunset

I can’t call this blog Just Chasing Sunsets without including a ”to-do” of watching the sunset, especially in this beach town. 

One of the blogs I read before going to Sayulita said don’t expect much from the sunsets. And they were simply wrong. The first night I arrived, I headed down to the beach just in time to see a spectacular sunset. The sky turned gorgeous orange, pink, and purple as the sun set behind the rocky cliffs. 

The following two nights, there were no clouds in the sky, so it was a bit less dramatic but still gorgeous.

Sunset in Sayulita
Sunset in Sayulita

Release Baby Sea Turtles

One day, I really want to participate in a baby turtle release. Had I planned this trip a bit better, I might’ve been able to cross it off my bucket list. Alas, I did not.

But you can help baby turtles make their way along the sand to the ocean with Sayulita Turtle Camp

Contact them in advance to find out when they are doing their releases and if it coincides with your trip.

Go Whale Watching

It wasn’t whale-watching season during either of my visits to Sayulita. But if you visit when the humpback whales are there, consider booking a whale-watching excursion.

La Orca de Sayulita is a biologist-led 3-hour whale-watching tour with only 8 people allowed on board giving you I’ve found a couple of reputable companies that do not participate in dangerous methods to “guarantee” that you’ll see whales.

Go Cafe Hopping

If you know me, you know I love matcha. It is becoming increasingly popular, which means it’s much easier to find when I travel. But that does not mean all matcha is good!

I found two cafes in Sayulita that make a great matcha latte (and other food): Anchor Cafe and Miscelanea. I liked them so much that I ate at both twice.

Miscelanea was a lovely experience all around. I loved the minimal decor, and the staff there was incredibly kind and friendly. They were patient with me as I muddled my way through ordering in Spanish. The food was great as well. I got the chilaquiles with an iced matcha on my first visit and the gluten-free pancakes with a hot oat matcha and a smoothie on my second visit. It was all so good. They also accept credit cards. 

Miscelanea Cafe
Chilaquiles Sayulita

Anchor Cafe is also known for its smoothie bowls, which are delicious. The first time, I got the Wreck with iced matcha and coconut milk. The second time, I got the matcha smoothie bowl with hot matcha because you can never have enough. 

Anchor Cafe, Sayulita
Anchor Cafe Sayulita

Take a Photo on the Iconic Slap Street

In your research for your trip to Sayulita, you’ve likely seen photos of the rainbow flags over the cobblestone street. Head there to take the perfect Instagram photo to commemorate your trip to Sayulita. 

I got this iconic shot on my first trip there and it’s one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken!

Main street in Sayulita
Group trip to Sayulita

Relax in a Sayulita Resort

You don’t need to spend a bunch of money to stay in a Sayulita resort while you’re there. You can purchase a day pass and experience the infinity pool with great views at the top of the Sayulinda Hotel.

Your day pass includes a bar tab for drinks and food!

Enjoy the Nightlife

Sayulita is known as a party town, especially in the high season. Beachgoers return to town sunburned and ready to party!

Sayulita has something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for a laid-back evening with a cocktail in hand, dancing the night away to live music, or meeting new friends. Here are some top spots to check out:

Cava: Cava is an intimate wine bar with a cozy and relaxed setting, ideal for unwinding with a glass of fine wine or a handcrafted cocktail.

Bar Don Pato: Don Pato’s is one of Sayulita’s most iconic bars, known for its lively ambiance and diverse music scene. It’s a popular spot for both locals and tourists. There is live music most nights, and it’s a great place to go dancing. 

Escondido Bar: Escondido Bar, true to its name (which means “hidden” in Spanish), is one of Sayulita’s best-kept secrets. Tucked away from the main hustle and bustle, this charming bar offers a cozy, intimate setting perfect for a relaxed evening out.

YamBak: YamBak is a local favorite and a must-visit for anyone looking to experience Sayulita’s lively nightlife. This brewpub is known for its craft beers and energetic atmosphere. The bar frequently hosts live music performances and DJ sets, making it a great place to dance and enjoy live entertainment.

Cava, Don Patos, Escondido Bar, and Yambak are really close to each other. Bar crawl, anyone?

The Best Day Trips from Sayulita

Snorkeling at Marietas Islands

One of the best day trips you can take from Sayulita is the Marietas Islands tour. This snorkeling tour will take you out to the uninhabited Marietas Islands just off the coast of Nayarit. 

A highlight of this tour is being one of the few to visit the hidden beach, also called Playa del Amor. The National Park protects this beach by limiting the number of daily visitors. As such, you need to book in advance to secure your spot and make sure that the tour you book stops there.

I booked my tour the day before and was unable to stop at the beach. But that’s ok with me because we saw amazing wildlife, including a colony of blue-footed boobies! I went all the way to the Galapagos Islands to see this quirky bird and only saw two of them. I saw at least 75 on this tour!

In addition to the tropical fish we saw snorkeling, we also saw a pod of dolphins on the way back to shore. One did a full jump out of the water!

You only need a half day for this tour. It either leaves in the morning or the afternoon and lasts 4 hours. 

I booked with Sayulita Entourage and highly recommend them. The staff was amazing. They also offer scuba diving tours and certifications if that’s of interest to you!

Marietas Island Blue Footed Booby
Day trip to Marietas Island

San Pancho

San Pancho is a small fishing village about 15 minutes from Sayulita. I really wanted to visit, but ran out of time.

Supposedly, San Pancho is what Sayulita used to be. It’s much smaller than Sayulita and does not attract the tourist crowd like Sayulita does.

That being said, the beaches look beautiful, and there are some tasty-looking restaurants and cute places to stay.

San Pancho might be the perfect place if you want a quieter vacation and to truly relax without the noise of Sayulita. 

Head to the main plaza and hire a taxi driver for the day to get to San Pancho.

Where to Eat in Sayulita

I’ve already mentioned a few places to eat in Sayulita, but here are a few more I want to highlight!

Organi K: Organi-K Poke Bowl is so good! I also liked their seating area, which makes you feel like you’re in a jungle hut, even though you’re on the main road in town. However, I do not recommend the matcha latte; it was not good. 

Barracuda: Barracuda is an upscale seafood restaurant located on Slap Street. It’s known for its tuna tostadas, but it was closed when I went, so I didn’t get a chance to sample them myself!

Mary’s Tacos: Mary’s Tacos is a must for fish tacos! It’s a small spot, but they do fish tacos right!

La Rustica: If you want something besides Mexican food, head to La Rustica for pasta and pizza.

El Itacate: El Itacate is another solid spot for a variety of tacos in Sayulita.

Poke from Organi-K
Yah Yah cafe breakfast

Where to Stay in Sayulita

There are plenty of hotel and Airbnb options in Sayulita for every style of travel and budget!

Selina Hostel

Selina Hostel is a stunning hostel in the heart of Sayulita. I mean, there is a pool in the courtyard! There are also yoga classes offered on site, a co-working space, and an on-site restaurant and bar. There are dormitory-style accommodations as well as private rooms. I will be staying here next time as it looks like not just a safe place to stay for a solo female traveler but also a great way to meet new people!

Check rates and availability here.

Sayulinda Hotel 

Just across the street from Selina is the Sayulinda Hotel. Sayulinda Hotel offers a chic and comfortable stay with modern amenities and stylish decor. It’s ideal for those looking for a more upscale experience while being close to the beach and town center. There is an infinity pool on the rooftop with a bar offering amazing views of Sayulita. It’s a great sunset spot!

Check rates and availability here.

Don Bonito Hotel 

Don Bonito Hotel is on the outskirts of town, which is perfect if you don’t want to be in the center of the action (aka noise). I took a yoga class on the rooftop here, so I scoped out the building a bit! The pool is gorgeous, and the coffee bar has everything you’d need to get your morning started right!

Check rates and availability here.

Ximena Boutique Hotel

Ximena Boutique Hotel offers an intimate and luxurious stay with attention to detail and exceptional service. The rooms and suites are elegantly designed with high-end finishes, providing a luxurious and comfortable stay. The rooftop lounge offers stunning views and is the perfect for relaxing with a drink or enjoying a quiet moment. It’s also steps away from the bars and restaurants in town.

Check rates and availability here.

Don Bonito Hotel
Selina Hostel

There you have it! Everything you need to know to plan your dream itinerary for Sayulita. Sayulita is a really special place, and I hope that you enjoy your time there!

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