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The Ultimate Guide to Sayulita Mexico - Food, Surfing, and Events

DESTINATION | Published on 14/03/2023
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If you’re visiting Puerto Vallarta, you will want to take a short drive up the coast to Sayulita Nayarit Mexico. Don’t let the change of state fool you. While Sayulita may be across the state line, it is a kissing cousin with the city less than an hour up the coastal highway.

You may find you love the charming little village so much that you’ll want to look into Sayulita restaurants, Sayulita hotels, and all the fun things to do in Sayulita. If you’re having a hard time with the pronunciation, remember Spanish is a phonetic language, so when you’re asking your hotel or taxi where is Sayulita, Mexico, you’ll want to pronounce it like Sī-yo͞o-lē-tuh.

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Things To Do In Sayulita

Whether you’re spending the day or staying the night in one of the many Sayulita hotels, the number one activity that you will hear about is the Sayulita surf. If you’ve never been on a board, you may wonder if is Sayulita safe for your first experience. With a gentle break and smooth long waves down the sandbar on the south side of town, it’s a great place for beginners. But what’s made the Sayulita surf break famous is the size that comes further up the beach about midway. You’ll find talented boarders of all ages hitting the water at sunrise and sunset!

Not everyone heads to Sayulita Mexico to jump in the ocean. This quaint village is filled with attractions for nature lovers, foodies, and shopaholics. Color is absolutely everywhere as you walk down the streets taking in the endless Sayulita restaurants and bars, boutique shops with art vendors, and central areas like the plaza.

You’ll find several options for whale watching, snorkeling, sailboat trips to the Marieta Islands, and of course lessons for beginners that want their feel for the Sayulita surf scene. There are also a number of events in the area that keep the level of entertainment high and visitors pleased. One thing is for sure, you’ll never run out of things to do in Sayulita!

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What to Know Before You Go

When traveling you want to ask certain questions about unknown locations. Let’s take a look at some of the most common.

  • Is Sayulita safe? The short answer is yes, but like all things, it’s not perfect. No matter if you’re at home or abroad, you’ll want to use common sense, keep an eye on expensive belongings, and lock your doors. Will you be safe in Sayulita hotels? Absolutely. You can always check ratings online, but as a major tourist destination, Sayulita Nayarit Mexico does a lot to keep everyone happy, safe, and returning year after year.
  • Is Sayulita safe after dark? Again, it’s about common sense. Yes, when you’re smart. Avoid being out when everyone else has gone home for the night. Have a cover-up for your swimwear if you plan on being out after dinner hours. And if it gets late, try not to walk alone.
  • Can I drink the water at Sayulita restaurants? Yes. Restaurants and food stands know a sick tourist doesn’t come back. If you are given something to eat or drink, they will have done everything possible to make sure your stomach is left healthy and satisfied.
  • Where is Sayulita Mexico? If you’re coming in from Puerto Vallarta, head north on the coastal highway for one to two hours depending on traffic, yes there can be that much of a difference, and you will see signs for the tourist-lover’s village of choice on your left-hand side.

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