Are you thinking of traveling to Sayulita, Mexico?
If so, by now you should have at least some inkling of an idea of the type of beautiful beach village location you are stepping into.
With its relaxed hippy vibes, there are more than a few interesting things to do in Sayulita, but you have to be prepared to look for them.
And being located just 40 KM north of Puerto Vallarta you really can’t afford to miss out: but where should start on that journey?
Things to do in Sayulita
In this short trip planning guide we’ll look at some activities you can easily get involved with during your stay.
What are the best things to do in Sayulita? What will you find?
First of all, for those who are not sure how to get there, let’s take a quick look at the most common way to get there below.
Where is Sayulita, Mexico?
The best way to get to Sayulita is via Puerto Vallarta and the best way to travel from there to Sayulita is to take the bus.
Depending on your travel budget, you could also look to get a taxi/Uber, but you’ll always pay more in fees that way.
Things to do in Sayulita, Mexico
If you’re into your watersports, you may already know that Sayulita is one of Mexico’s surf towns that attracts many bohemian-style travelers.
But, where should you begin? If you want to find some great things to do in Sayulita then I recommend you check out the following places:
Heading to the beach makes a lot of sense. The weather is typically perfect so you can spend most of the time relaxing down by the sea.
You can easily pick up refreshments, such as food and drinks, from the various stalls scattered around the local beach area.
As far as the pacific goes, expect the waves and a haven for body surfing or boogie boarding. As well as the incredible sunsets, though, this is a perfect place to relax and soak up the sun for the day.
If staying at one of the many hostels in Sayulita you’ll find bike rentals so you can ride to the beach and use it to get around the village.
Eat Seafood-Stuffed Pineapples
While that might not sound too appetizing to some, many visitors recommend you try out the seafood stuffed pineapples.
Whilst looking for ideas on where to eat in Sayulita you can find these in various places as they’re a bit of a local delicacy.
I’ve heard the mixture of the taste can be quite sharp to the tastebuds at first, but it’s highly recommended that you take the time to come and try this specialty out.
The Marietas Island
Taking a trip over to Marietas Island is a good way to spend a large chunk of your day, too. You can get a boat over there and then you can spend the day seeing the local and mand made activities here.
Here’s a great opportunity to try and mix in with the locals – the locals have a lot of interesting ideas they can give you for things to try, including some local Mexican food on offer.
A great way to pick up the art of speaking to locals is to attend Spanglish School. You can pick up a lot of the most important terms that you could need to converse with people upon your arrival.
This is a great way to work on your Spanish conversation even if it’s just a few hours worth of lessons.
That’s why if you wish to learn Spanish here, do so by going to Spanglish School – the teachers are very friendly to beginners, too!
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Another fun way to spend your day is to go for a spot of scuba diving in the Riviera Nayarit. This is fun and it will really test your mettle, but you will really enjoy the experience.
You should be prepared to go with an instructor, and please listen to everything they say.
Even as an experienced scuba diver, you should always take care to listen – the various scuba diving parts you can go to in Sayulita are very unique in their layout.
Why not spend the afternoon watching some whales?
You can do this from a boat. Be sure to wrap up with some extra layers, as the water can be surprisingly cooler compared to land.
You should then look to try and make a good choice with regard to photography and videos.
The tour guides will tell you where you may go wrong with taking snaps, so listen to them and take shots without distracting others.
Jungle Zip Lining
If you think that you can handle heights, then I recommend that you look to take on a trip via a jungle zip-line.
It feels great and the rush of adrenaline that you get is truly satisfying.
Be sure to spend some time thinking about what the instructor says. The information and advice given to you could quite literally save your life, so be sure to listen closely to what they have to say.
Sayulita Farmers Market
One of the best things to do in Sayulita is to go and buy souvenirs. You can find local markets and small stores that sell beautiful handcrafted ornaments and, San Pancho has some great crafts too.
Definitely worth visiting one of these places if you wish to try some very high-quality styles. You’ll be sure to find something for just about anyone who loves their souvenirs.
Why not get some gifts for those who wait for you back home?
Places to Stay in Sayulita
Whilst looking for a good place to stay in Sayulita, I found the following suggestions below.
These places will ensure you can get a quality rest upon arrival.
- Great quality of rooms
- Friendly and caring staff
- Reliable pricing and availability
Come here and you can enjoy coming to a venue that makes it very easy for you to settle in and to have some fun. A good place to use as your base camp at the start of any day you’re here.
- Enjoy friendly staff
- Get plenty of assistance
- Great standard of bedding
Make sure you can get a good place to rest for the evening with the Hostel San Pancho. A fine choice for anyone looking to settle into a ‘base camp’ for the duration of their stay.
- Exceptional room quality
- Great standard of care
- Staff offer excellent advice
If you need some help in finding good quality places to visit when you are in Sayulita, you should definitely stay here. The staff can give you all the information that you need to make sure you never miss a landmark that is made for your personality!
Sayulita Travel Guide
One thing to remember when looking for things to do in Sayulita is to keep an open mind and you may be surprised by what you find.
Get involved with the Sayulita nightlife scene which gives visitors a memorable experience with its one-of-a-kind cocktails and craft beer.
All in all, this guide should have enabled you to make some positive choices about what to do and where to stay here.
And, hopefully, with that information, you now know why visiting this groovy village situated on Mexico’s Pacific coast makes total sense.
With loads to do in this region, the question is, where will you start? See this guide on safe places to visit in Mexico for more ideas.
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