Home to the annual Punta Sayulita Surf classic completion, Sayulita is widely known to surfers around the world. With a number of surf schools, novice surfers share the beach with tourists, beach bums, hot bodies and world-class surfers alike. The surf break here is perfect for the beginner to the expert surfer, and at night everyone enjoys live music venues together. Beachfront restaurants, bars and taco stands offer out-door dining at its best. Nothing beats a cold drink after a hot day, watching the waves roll in!
Lets not forget the other activities available here, sailing charters, catamaran tours, spas, yoga studios, zip line adventures, snorkeling, horseback riding, and more. Now also a famous wedding destination, you can be sure your guests will have no shortage of fun and exciting things to do in Sayulita. We look forward to seeing you here!
Sayulita As Home
Often called the "crown jewel" of the Riviera Nayarit, Sayulita real estate is quickly becoming some of the most sought after in all of Mexico. Beachfront vacation rentals are a favorite with travelers to the area. Stunning natural beauty, eco tourism and jungle retreats are just the beginning. Fantastic and fun restaurants, with Wi-Fi readily available, English speaking doctors and pharmacists, and open-air eateries overlooking the sand and surf.
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Cities near Sayulita, Mexico
|Ixtapa De La Concepcion
|| 43.34 km
|Punta De Mita
|San Jose Del Valle
|San Juan De Abajo
|Valle De Banderas
Epic Pool - Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
The black sand beach is great for snorkeling, but good luck leaving your private pool at your mountaintop suite ($1,125).
Great Service - Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Even after the blissfully old-school hotel renovated its 22 stone-and-wood cottages, you still run a yellow flag up your private flagpole when you need something ($1,400).
Complete Privacy - Villa Manzu, Costa Rica
Rent this new eight-suite compound in Costa Rica with private beach access, a movie theater, and fireworks on demand ($15,000 per night).
Guilt-free Kid's Club - Carlise Bay, Antigua
At this resort on a perfect curve of white sand, kids under 6 get their own pool; 7-to 12-year-olds go on starfish hunts and play beach football;
teenagers might wake-board or go on a shopping trip to St. John. Bonus: Standard rooms are suites big enough for a family ($995).
Channel Jackie O. - Round Hill, Montego Bay
This resort virtually invented tropical seaside gentility when it opened in 1953 to guests like the Kennedys, the Paleys, and various viscounts.
Who knows? You might even bump into Ralph Lauren at the pool bar ($500).
For Newbie Surfers - Playa Escondida, Mexico
Just 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita has easy breaks on the town's main beach and stylish low-key hotels like Playa Escondida, a
secluded compound with airy rooms on a stunning, jungle-fringed stretch of beach ($175).
For Experienced Surfers - Rancho Pescadero, Todos Santos
Todos Santos, a laid-back mix of artists' colony and surf mecca, is only a few minutes from the tubes of San Pedrito—and from there
it's a five-minute walk to Rancho Pescadero, with 27 suites on 15 oceanfront acres and some of the best food in town ($200).
For Expert Surfers - Hotel Escondido, Puerto Escondido
The village of Puerto Escondido fronts Playa Zicatela, home to the legendary beach break Mexipipe. But it's okay to come just for the vibe: There's plenty of it at Puerto's
beachside bars and restaurants and at the Hotel Escondido, a hip new property with thatched-roof cabanas and an underground dance club ($300).
Easy To Get To - One & Only Ocean Club, The Bahamas
The One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas reminds us just how easy it can be—in this case, a straight shot to Nassau airport from 12 American cities—to sink
your toes into some of the most luxurious sands in the Caribbean by lunch ($850).
Feel Better - Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
Free yoga, sublime food, and a deserted beach at Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos will leave you feeling like a Better Person ($750).
The Three Best Towns for Learning to Surf This Winter
After the warmth of the holiday season fades and January and February begin to sink in their teeth throughout most of the country, you won't be alone if you find yourself dreaming of the ocean. You could always cruise out to So Cal, but we're recommending an extended winter vacation this year, one that you should start planning now while the cash is already flowing from your wallet. Don't wait for those holiday bills to come -- at that point, you'll be too discouraged to cough up any more.
Given the popularity of resolutions, the beginning of the new year is a great time to try something new. And since we're talking summer, how about holding up in a small beach town and learning to surf? Here are three destinations we visited this year that will have you hanging ten in no time.
So far, organic growth thanks to newfound tourism has created a local, pleasant surf town vibe in Sayulita that is not found in the hustle and bustle of nearby Puerto Vallarta. Even though many of the businesses are most definitely there because of tourism, the town has done a nice job overall of keeping them authentic and feeling local -- something we greatly appreciate.
Surfboards can be rented right off the beach for less than $25 a day and multi-person bungalows can be rented for as little as $90/night (there are also cheap hostels and a campground). We recommend you not hesitate, because as great as the town is at the moment, we see small signs of infection – such as annoying beach vendors and aggressive restaurant greeters – that could very well begin to change the feel of the town in the coming years. We have our fingers crossed, but we aren't holding our breath given the direction most other Mexican destinations have gone with their approach to tourism. So, go!
Nazare Beach north of Lisbon gets all the attention for producing the world's largest waves, but beginners should flock south to Sagres where 1) there are no 100-foot waves and 2) rocky coastlines result in dramatic outdoor classrooms. Popular with European travelers, this destination is still unknown to American travelers, meaning not only will you learn to surf, but you'll also learn a hell of a lot about Portugal.
Hanalei Bay, Hawaii
Hanalei Bay is found on the north side of Kauai and marks the eastern end of the beautiful Na Pali coast, the bay providing steady, small sets of waves for beginning surfers with one hell of an inspirational background as the lush mountains hug the coast. Totally tranquil and located essentially at the end of the road that runs up the east side of Kauai, we can recommend this surf school, but there are several that rent boards and give lessons. After a long day in the water, be sure to try out some of the local taro to refuel, or take a day off and go on the most epic hike of your life.