Sayulita is a fishing village of about 2,000 residents located 22 miles North of Puerto Vallarta. It is in the state of Nayarit, on mainland Mexico, about 200 miles west of Guadalajara.
The climate is tropical with a rainy season during the summer months. The ocean waters rarely dip below 74°F even during the winter and the sea life is abundant. Visitors can expect to see whales, sea turtles, colorful tropical fish and live coral.
The high season runs from late October through May, though, as the area grows in popularity, the season is getting longer.
Sayulita offers a tranquil and more truly Mexican experience than Puerto Vallarta but benefits from the city’s closeness. Puerto Vallarta’s airport makes visiting Sayulita a short flight from most cities.
Sayulita is one of Mexico’s premier surf destinations. With a slow right perfect for beginners and a fast, steep left for more advanced surfers, there’s something for everyone.
Stop by Lunazul for board rentals, board purchase, wax or some local advice on where to eat, stay, or surf. Our customers get a 20% discount on board rentals.
Relaxing is the most popular sport for vacationers visiting Sayulita. For those who have energy to burn there are horses for rides along the beach or through the jungle, snorkeling or diving expeditions to the nearby, famous Marieta Islands, kayak rentals and tours, jungle hikes and mountain bike excursions, surfing, yoga, a golf-course 10 minutes away, a go-cart track and, of course, fishing.
There are restaurants in town that offer an array of food. Everything from traditional Mexican to Italian to American and French style food is available in Sayulita. All of the restaurants are very inexpensive, the average meal costs about $8; for a satisfying dinner you can spend anywhere from $4 to $30.