In pre-Columbian times, Sayulita was a settlement of the natives. The jungles and the dense forests of the region prevented European settlers from reaching the area until the 1800’s, and even then the ton did not grow much beyond the size of a rather small hamlet. There are a few archeological sites in the region, but nothing of great significance.
Today Sayulita is known for its surf break where travelers from four corners of the earth test their skills at breaking the will of the waves and taming the seas. With just 4000 residents, it’s a small but promising location for investment and residency. As the crown jewel of the Riviera Nayarit, the town is likely to gain in wealth in the coming years.