Sayulita is a small picturesque fishing village/bohemian surf town, 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, in the Riviera Nayarit. The village sits in a small bay surrounded by jungle and palms which offer amazing views and year-round surf. The cobblestone streets of the town are lined with shops, restaurants, and taco vendors. The spirit of old Mexico is alive in Sayulita and the vibe is relaxed and friendly.
Is Sayulita Safe?
Yes, Sayulita is a very safe, family-friendly, small town with about 3,000 residents. There are no traffic lights, and there is only one main road that goes in and out of town. Please rest assured that Sayulita and Puerto Vallarta have not experienced any evidence of violence or dangerous crimes, as seen in border towns. This area remains a popular and safe destination for millions of international tourists each year.
Can I drink the water?
No, even the locals don't drink it, although it's fine for bathing. Nearly all hotels and villas will provide bottled water, or you can easily purchase it at nearby convenience stores. Restaurants use purified water and ice, so no worries about drinking a nice cold margarita!
What will the weather be like?
Sayulita has warmer weather in late May, with sunny days and comfortable nights. Averages for May are high 80's to mid 70's, nights cool off so bring a sweater or light jacket just in case. The ocean will be about 80 degrees.
What should I wear?
In general, Sayulita is a very casual town, and you should wear whatever makes you most comfortable. The cobblestone streets are a little uneven so keep this in consideration when choosing footwear.
How do I meet up with someone at the Airport?
Once you clear immigration and customs we suggest you meet in the main arrivals area at the bar (all of this is on the ground floor). It's a fairly small airport, so it shouldn't be too hard. It's likely that your cell phones will not work, so it's better not to rely on that.
Does Sayulita have ATMs?
There are 3 ATMS in Sayulita. We also recommend exchanging your money in the Puerto Vallarta airport, as it's easier. Some restaurants and shops will take credit cards as well.
What if I don't speak Spanish?
No need to worry. Restaurants, hotels, shops, and most locals are English-friendly.
Will I have access to WiFi?
Yes, most accommodations will have it and many restaurants in town provide it. There are also internet cafes.
Are the electrical outlets different?
Electric current and plugs are the same as in U.S and Canada., so your small appliances will work.
The bay is about 2 miles long and a nice walk from one end to the other. The north and south ends of the beach are divided by a shallow river. The south side of the beach is closer to the town and much more active. It is more lively, with people and vendors. The north side of the beach is a bit more quiet and clean. Short walks either north or south of the main beach will take you to other beautiful, more secluded beaches.
Missing your workout? Don't worry!
There are several options below for you to sweat before partying with us on Friday!
1. El Club - HIIT training type workout
There are classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:15 AM
2. Yoga/Surf with Leah
The daily schedule is posted in the photo with classes daily! Be sure to check out their facebook page for the latest info. She offers surf lessons, yoga classes, and a mixture of the two with SUP yoga!
Pricing is also on the calendar attached.
3. Zumba Classes
Daily schedule is posted using the link below, offering both Yoga and Zumba in the mornings. These classes are only 40 pesos per person!
4. Beach Boxing & HIIT training
These classes are intense and held on the beach! Schedule is posted in the link below. These classes are meant to get your blood pumping!