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Travel Guide of Sayulita in Mexico by Influencers and Travelers

Sayulita is a small town located in Banderas Bay in the south of the Nayarit state on the Pacific Ocean, Mexico.

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Located between the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Pacific Ocean, Sayulita is a picturesque town filled with wooden houses located an hour away from the state of Nayarit. It's a small fishing village with delicious food and is also a spot that surfers love.

What to do in Sayulita


Surfing is an integral part of life in Sayulita. There are many surf schools, but we recommend WildMex, which is located just off Calle Marlin at the entrance to the beach. If you are comfortable with the board, you can also try paddle boarding, another popular activity in Sayulita.

The Marietta Islands

The Marietta Islands are not to be missed when discovering Sayulita. Uniform, these islands are full of marine life. Created thousands of years ago by volcanoes, Islas Marietta is one of the most amazing places to relax for a day and discover Sayulita. From December to March, you may see a few gray whales on their annual migration.

The Mercado del Pueblo

Sayulita has so much to offer. From local handicrafts to jewelry to fresh produce, you'll find what you're looking for at the colorful local market, Mercado del Pueblo, which takes place every Friday in Sayulita. Also noteworthy: The indigenous Huicholes, who live in the Sierra Madre, create all kinds of small objects or jewelry made with tiny glass beads, very typical and very colorful. They then come to the streets of Sayulita to sell them. The Huichol art, which represents the Mexican handicraft, will be a wonderful souvenir.


The most efficient way to discover Sayulita is definitely hiking. The Nanzal Hill, overlooking the bay, offers a breathtaking view of undeveloped wilderness. Monkey Mountain is another (more challenging) hiking trail that winds through dense forests home to ocelots, jaguars, macaws and jays. At the top, you'll have a 360-degree view that stretches from Bahía de Banderas to San Blas. Be careful though, these hikes should be done with a guide for safety. See this MexiTreks website to organize your hikes.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Sayulita

What are the best attractions to visit in Sayulita?

The best attractions to visit in Sayulita are Sayulita Beach, Monkey Mountain, Mercado del Pueblo and Playa de los Muertos.

Some of the most popular restaurants in Sayulita are Marcolino pasta y vino, Aaleyah's Nachos & Wings, and Anchor Café.

Yes, some popular Sayulita vacation rentals that have a pool are Casa Paloma, Jardin de las Palmas and Templito.

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