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Surfing in Sayulita Mexico

Just 33-km northwest of Nuevo Vallarta lies Sayulita Nayarit.
When dusk falls on the beaches of Sayulita Mexico in Riviera Nayarit, you will see silhouettes skim across the water like floating spirits. Watch bodies dive and emerge, facing the sunset while awaiting the next perfect wave. Each evening, these scenes repeat, painted in the dazzling tones of the sun’s descent into the Pacific Ocean.

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Sayulita surfers are participating in the sport they love, which happens to be one of the main attractions of this traditional Riviera Nayarit fishing village. From all over the world, surfing enthusiasts flock to this Sayulita beach, like a sacred site, with their boards on their backs, their golden skin glistening, and hearts full with a passion for the waves.

Cosmopolitan Nayarit Beach Town

Sayulita Mexico, which is just up the coast from Litibu Higuera Blanca, breathes a cosmopolitan air. You can hear a young woman speaking German, a young man waxing his surf board while chatting in English, or a small child telling her father what she wants for breakfast in French. This is truly one of Mexico’s more unique Nayarit destinations.

There is also a vibe similar to that of the sixties, focused on love and peace, gathering together in nature with a friendly and relaxed environment. Young people, adults, and children come together on these Sayulita beaches where the sounds of drums accompany a pleasant conversation among friends. Come vacation in Sayulita Mexico and take part in a celebration, a great meal, or a calming walk on the beach with Pacific Ocean waves lapping at your feet.

Hotels in Sayulita Mexico

If you decide to spend your vacation in Sayulita Mexico, you will have numerous resort hotels and lodging options to choose from. You can stay in sophisticated boutique Sayulita hotels with whimsical gardens and comfortable rooms equipped with everything you need to achieve genuine rest for mind and body. You’ll also find elegant villas with all the services for a luxurious visit, plus small and colorful hotels and bungalows with family-friendly ambiance like Holtelita los Suenos or El Pueblito Sayulita. For the more adventurous visitor, there are also campsites on some of the land near the beach, where you can pitch a tent and park RVs.

Whether you seek adventure or total resort hotel comfort, Sayulita Mexico has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation.

Dining & Shopping

Along the cobblestone streets of Sayulita you will find small businesses and cafes selling delicious traditional dishes. There are many bakeries offering a wide variety of fresh-baked breads that can be enjoyed with an iced tea or a delicious cup of coffee. For something more upscale, there are a number of elegant Sayulita restaurants set along the beach, where you can take pleasure in a romantic candlelit dinner. Romance is another essential ingredient of Sayulita Mexico. This is an ideal destination for newlyweds and couples who wish to celebrate their nuptials with the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Ocean in the background.

Art & Artisans in Sayulita Nayarit

Art and artisans should not be overlooked in this tremendous Riviera Nayarit town. On your tour throughout the streets of Sayulita Mexico you will find various art galleries and Mexican handicraft shops. Find a souvenir for your return home including beaded costume jewelry, silk rebozo shawls, wool garments, wicker baskets, clay sculptures, and much more. In short, Sayulita Nayarit offers a wonderful sampling of the greatest handicrafts produced in Mexico.

End your day having a nice walk along the Pacific Ocean shoreline, as you admire the intrepid surfers awaiting their next big wave.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What airport is closest to Sayulita Mexico?

Known for its beaches and surfing, Sayulita is a small fishing town of 5,000 in the state of Riviera Nayarit. Sayulita is about 38 km (less than an hour by car) north of the international airport in Puerto Vallarta (PVR). It is also just 7 km south of San Pancho (San Francisco) Nayarit.

What to do in Sayulita Mexico?

Renowned for its beaches and surf breaks, you’ll also find plenty of other things to do and see in Sayulita Nayarit. Along with fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, be sure to check out the art and artisans plus world class dining, shopping and resort hotels like Haramara Retreat.

What time is it in Sayulita?

Sayulita and the state of Riviera Nayarit fall within the Mountain Standard Time (MST) zone, which is shared by a number of American states including New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.

When is the best time to visit Sayulita?

November to April is the most popular time to visit Sayulita in Riviera Nayarit. The small surfing town of Sayulita is still a great place to visit any time of the year and perfect for mingling with the locals and experiencing authentic Mexico.

Where to stay in Sayulita?

Sayulita offers a number of world class hotels and resorts including Haramara Retreat and Wellness Spa (a Yoga focused hotel), Hotelito Los Suenos, Playa Escondida (a private jungle beach resort), and El Pueblito (a boutique hotel with Mexican décor).

When is the best time to surf in Sayulita?

The best time to surf in Sayulita Riviera Nayarit is from December through to April. This is when the North swells arrive to create some of the best surf breaks (break points for both left and right). You’ll find surf beaches for all skill levels from beginner to advanced.

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