Sayulita is a village about 25 miles north of downtown Puerto Vallarta in the state of Nayarit, Mexico. Close to the nearby ruins of Yelapa, and home to beautiful Mexican beaches, rich culture, world-class activities and much more. Often called the ‘crown jewel’ of the Riviera Nayarit, beachfront vacation rentals are a favorite for travelers to this area.
Known for its consistent rivermouth surf break, Sayulita was “discovered” by roving surfers in the late 1960’s with the construction of a highway.
Today however, Sayulita is a prosperous growing village of approximately 6,000 residents. Hailed as a popular off-the-beaten-path travel destination, Sayulita offers a variety of activities such as horseback riding, hiking, jungle canopy tours, snorkeling and fishing and some of the best whale watching in Mexico. Still a mecca for beginner surfers of all ages, the quaint town attracts upscale tourists with its numerous art galleries and restaurants as well.
With a growing ecological awareness and stricter zoning enforcement, development is being regulated to help safeguard the environment and quality of life of the community. Sayulita now has a medical office with an English-speaking doctor and pharmacist, a number of internet cafes and a wide variety of open-air eateries—some right on the sand beach.
If you have exhausted the many things to do in Puerto Vallarta, and you are looking for an alternative to the many tourist-heavy towns spread throughout the region. Look no further than the sandy beaches, rideable waves, good restaurants and tasteful B&B’s that the sunny little town of Sayulita has to offer.