Located about 45 km north of Puerto Vallarta, this small village is a particular favorite of surfers, artists and bohemian travelers. There are many surf clubs here, the sport of choice in the area, from which half of Mexico's surf team comes. There is a relaxed atmosphere throughout the village, where everyone feels at home and enjoys the good times. With beautiful, picturesque beaches and delicious local cuisine, it's the perfect place to relax, enjoy wellness activities, and savour spectacular margaritas. Sayulita's main activity revolves around the beach, in fact the quiet and beautiful stretches of beach are perhaps the most beautiful in the Mexican Pacific! A destination that should please absolutely everyone!
Huichol Indians probably lived here in the past and Sayulita began to be populated by Mexican fishermen only in the 19th century. Fifteen years ago, Sayulita was a quiet, sleepy village with a population of a few hundred, with only a few hotels at the time, featuring a wide swirl of white sand and protected by the jungle, and Sierra Madre mountains. Nowadays Sayulita is perhaps four times more densely populated, with fine shopping and dining, but always maintaining its original genuine identity. Back in the 1970s, the first arriving foreign travellers had to hack their way through a dense jungle and many settled down here opening pretty boutique hotels and shops.