Sun, sand, and surf are just a few of the reasons to vacation at Sayulita, Mexico, a quaint, uncrowded, and picturesque fishing village on Mexico’s Pacific coast. One of the gems of the Nayarit Riviera, Sayulita offers outstanding accommodations in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere that effortlessly combines the best of relaxation and adventure. Visitors can enjoy world-class surfing, whale watching, and activities for the whole family, then unwind on secluded beaches, stroll through the town shopping for handcrafted folk art, or dine at alfresco restaurants featuring everything from quick snacks to authentic Mexican cuisine. Sayulita is decidedly laid-back and bohemian, but exciting nightlife is just 30 minutes away at Puerta Vallarta.
Though Sayulita is becoming a popular vacation destination, it’s still very much a small town with a year-round population of less than 5,000. Nestled in a lush jungle setting with just one road in and one road out, Sayulita is a calm and uncrowded tropical retreat where the surroundings are beautiful, golf carts are standard transportation, and traffic jams are unheard of. Sayulita is proudly LGBT-friendly and has a welcoming, inclusive vibe that makes everyone feel right at home.
Hotel Vogue is a small luxury boutique lodging offering spacious, well-appointed one-bedroom/one-bath bungalows and two-bedroom/two-bath villas in a tropical garden setting. Located in the heart of Sayulita, Hotel Vogue is literally just a few steps away from shopping, restaurants, and peaceful beaches, and is wheelchair accessible. Children and pets are welcome, and all spaces (both public and private) are non-smoking; all rooms have air conditioning, furnished balconies or terraces, and kitchenettes equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Amenities include separate living rooms in all accommodations, private bathrooms, king or queen size beds, concierge and daily maid service, luxury linens and beach towels, free wifi, free parking, and free bottled water. The hotel also has a pool and spa, sun deck, BBQ facilties, and a business center. Guests can be on the beach in just a minute’s walk, and a five minute stroll takes you to the bustling town center, but the quiet, comfortable rooms and attentive staff get top marks from visitors who appreciate the Hotel Vogue’s calm and secluded atmosphere, hailing it as an “oasis of tranquility” in the heart of the action.Official WebsiteBook Now
Siete Lunas is a small and secluded rustic boutique hotel located atop a hill overlooking Sayulita Bay. The hotel’s seven bungalows are quiet, private, and surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the jungle, making it a perfect spot for a relaxing vacation or a romantic retreat. All rooms have an ocean view, are air conditioned, and are available with either a king or a queen size bed; children are welcome and one extra bed per room is available at an additional charge of $40 per night. Free breakfast is included, and all bungalows have a private bathroom with shower, in-room refrigerator, and coffee maker. Amenities include a pool, free wifi, ceiling fans, maid service, cable TV, and mosquito netting. There is an on-site bar but no restaurant, and rooms do not have telephones. The hotel is about 1.2 km from town and approximately 300 meters from the nearest beach, and visiting either one involves calling a taxi, renting a golf cart, or taking a substantial hike through the jungle, including a steep hill. But guests say Siete Lunas’ relative isolation makes it the ideal destination for active vacationers in search of calm and quiet accommodations.Official WebsiteBook Now
Conveniently located just steps away from the Sayulita town plaza and a block and a half from the beach, Aurinko Bungalows is a mid-range specialty hotel offering a total of 6 bungalows, including one-bedroom and two-bedroom units and a penthouse. All accommodations have private bathrooms, air conditioning, and covered, fully-equipped outdoor kitchens and furnished outdoor living rooms that make the most of the tropical locale. Amenities include ceiling fans, free wifi, maid service, hair dryers, a plunge pool and salt water pool, and an on-site yoga studio. Pets are accepted and children are welcome to stay with parents for an extra charge of $15 per night; cribs are available but there is no provision for extra beds. The hotel itself does not offer parking, but free public parking is available nearby. Aurinko Bungalows’ location is a major draw, with shops, restaurants, and even a grocery store right next door and the beach just a quick stroll away. But though it’s in the center of the action, guests say the clean, colorful rooms, cool ocean breezes, and quiet, private atmosphere make it a peaceful retreat.Official WebsiteBook Now
Mar y Suenos Apartments is a unique vacation destination, offering the quiet and seclusion of a private villa but located just a few minutes’ walk from both the beach and Sayulita’s bustling town center. The accommodations consist of six studio/suites and a three-story, two-bedroom house, all of which include private balconies and access to a rooftop terrace with ocean views, a jacuzzi, BBQ facilities, and a pool set in a landscaped garden. The studios are available with one or two queen size beds, and the villa has one queen size bed in each of the bedrooms. All accommodations are air conditioned and have cable TV, a DVD, and a fully equipped kitchenette. Amenities include free wifi, daily maid service, ceiling fans, room safe, purified water, free parking, snack bar, and restaurant with dining menu. Pets are not accepted but children are welcome, and one extra bed per unit is available at a charge of $10 USD. The apartments are about 4 minutes from the Sayulita Beach and 10 minutes from the town center on foot; guests say the location, attractive and comfortable accommodations, and affordable prices make Mar y Suenos a great vacation bargain.Official WebsiteBook Now
Hotel y Suites Los Encantos is a recently constructed condo hotel complex conveniently located just two blocks from the North Side Beach, a five minute stroll from Sayulita Plaza, and a short walk from a bus stop. The spacious, modern suites all feature two queen size beds, an equipped kitchenette with stove top, refrigerator, coffee maker, and kitchenware, and two balconies that provide outstanding views. The suites are air conditioned and include 32″ flat-screen satellite TVs, private bathrooms with shower and free toiletries, free wifi, and daily housekeeping service. Amenities include a pool, jacuzzi, outdoor common plaza, and concierge service; children are welcome, but pets are not accepted. The rooms are generously sized and the decor is sleek and colorful; the balconies are roomy enough for lounging, socializing, and outdoor dining. Bicycles are available for rent, and the hotel can arrange for car rental, off-street parking, and shuttle services. It’s a 30-minute drive to Puerta Vallarta International Airport, and the Marietas Islands are just a half hour away by boat. Guests give top marks to the central location, the clean, modern rooms, and friendly and attentive staff.Official WebsiteBook Now
One of the newest accommodations in Sayulita, La Esquina is a recently constructed beachfront vacation apartment complex in a convenient central location, just one block from the town square and adjacent to the quieter end of one of the area’s most popular beaches. La Esquina’s eight one-bedroom apartments each sleep up to four people, and the top-floor penthouse sleeps as many as six. All apartments are air conditioned and include a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and balcony with sea view; the 3,000 sq. ft. penthouse is exceptionally spacious and features two bedrooms and an oversized rooftop terrace. All have fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, and fresh water coolers. Amenities include free wifi, direct beach access, and a large pool with bar and kitchenette. Children are welcome and cribs are available. The entire complex is non-smoking. There are no elevators so guests with mobility issues are advised to book rooms on the lower floor, and rental golf carts are available for local transportation. La Esquina is new but quickly gaining a great reputation for its clean, comfortable, and private rooms and friendly, helpful staff.Official WebsiteBook Now
Corazon Sayulita is a colorful, compact budget hotel located just far enough from downtown Sayulita to be quiet and relaxing, but close enough that a 5 – 10 minute walk puts you on the beach or in the center of the action in the town square. The hotel offers a variety of accommodations, including quadruple rooms (2 twin and one king bed) with kitchenette, triple rooms (one king and one twin bed) with or without kitchenette, and double rooms (one king bed) with or without kitchenette. All rooms are air conditioned and include free wifi, but rooms don’t have TV. There is a landscaped communal garden area and sun deck, but no pool. The hotel offers a morning coffee/hot water station at the front desk daily. Free parking is available (prior arrangement required); children are welcome and pets are accepted on request (additional charges may apply). The hotel is in walking distance of shops, restaurants, and bars, but it is located on a small hill that could be challenging for guests with mobility issues. Corazon Sayulita is popular with guests who like the clean, simple rooms, the welcoming and attentive staff, and the quiet, relaxing, away-from-it-all atmosphere.Official WebsiteBook Now
Bungalows Junto al Rio is a unique rustic beachfront complex that offers a variety of accommodations to suit many tastes and budgets. There are beachfront bungalows that sleep up to six and are complete with bathroom, kitchen, and ocean views; beachfront and second floor suites that include two double beds or one king bed, bathroom, kitchenette, and outdoor sitting area; and luxury tents or yurts known as Parota Suites, with one king and two twin beds, bathroom, and kitchenette. The buildings are made from local materials like riverbed rocks and bamboo and have natural palm “palapa” roofs. The location – beach on one side and jungle on the other – keeps the rooms relatively cool, though bungalows and some suites are air conditioned and others have floor and ceiling fans. Amenities include free wifi, free parking, onsite restaurant and bar, and landscaped terrace with tables, chairs, loungers,, and hammocks. The shops and restaurants of the town square are within easy walking distance, but there are grocery and convenience stores nearby if you opt to cook in-room. Bungalows Junto al Rio gets rave reviews from vacationers who want simple, no-frills accommodations that make nature the star.Official WebsiteBook Now