A brief history about Sayulita
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.