Sunset Magazine 5 (safe) Mexican escapes

5 (safe) Mexican escapes

Best places to visit

Puerto Vallarta/Sayulita. The spasms of drug violence in areas surrounding Puerto Vallarta do not seem to have affected the beach city itself. Try Hacienda San Angel, a lovely boutique hotel set among bougainvillea-traced villas in the terra-cotta-tiled downtown. Go north to visit beautiful Sayulita, a onetime fishing village colonized by surfers and expats.

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    Luxury Spas, Championship Golf, Endless White Sandy Beaches and 200 miles of Pacific Coastline, Seaside Pueblos and Majestic Emerald Mountains to Explore… Land and Water Adventures, Nature Encounters,


  • Sayulita Weather

    Year-round, the climate in Sayulita is similar to Hawaii's, with temperatures averaging in the 80s and 90s during the day and dipping ten or fifteen degrees lower at night. For complete weather visit


  • Live Webcams

    Temperature measurements and forecasts are not always 100% accurate, but take a look at this live web-cam to see what the weather is like in neighboring Puerto Vallarta (less than 30 kilometers south of Sayulita)


Sayulita Breif History


Once a sleepy fishing village, Sayulita, Mexico, was established as a community in 1941 when families from the neighboring state emigrated to the area. After completing Highway 200 in the late 1960s, it was discovered as a popular surf destination for its consistent wave breaks and has become quite diverse with its native Cora and Huichol population and the growing attraction of international tourists and local craftsmen.

Sayulita Today


Since then, Sayulita has continued to gain popularity not only for its great surfing but also for its art galleries, delicious restaurants, trendy shops, nature activities, and a relaxed lifestyle. Currently home to about 4,000 residents (many English-speaking expatriates) who cherish their community and aim to protect the environment, development has been limited so it will never become an impersonal mega resort.