Destination guide

Sun, sand, and surf in Sayulita

Situated on Mexico’s glittering Pacific coast, just a short drive north of cosmopolitan Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita boasts an altogether more laid-back vibe than its bustling neighbor. This blissful beach town was discovered by surfers in the 1960s, and has slowly evolved into an irresistible destination, replete with trinket-filled boutiques, family-run restaurants, and chic bars serving tangy, ice-cold margaritas. Once you’ve settled into your stylish Sayulita vacation rental, you can enjoy the town and its spectacular surroundings at your own pace. Embark on an invigorating hike through verdant jungles, head out in search of the perfect street taco, or simply take a stroll along the golden shore.

Things to do

Arresting art and seductive spas

Sayulita’s star attraction is without doubt the beach, with its powder-soft sand and enticingly warm waters. Grab a perfectly-mixed pina colada from a seafront bar, and idle away the day. If that doesn’t sound self-indulgent enough, head to one of numerous heavenly spas, and treat yourself to an invigorating massage or long soak in a hot tub. Be sure to set aside time to explore Sayulita’s thriving arts and crafts scene – the town is packed with galleries showcasing colorful paintings, exquisite textiles. and pristine pottery, all hand-crafted by local artisans.


Journey through the jungle in Sayulita

Sayulita’s crashing waves serve as a beacon to surfers of all skill levels. If you’re a total beginner, you can take lessons from a friendly instructor, or simply grab a boogie board and splash around in the shallows to your heart’s content. If that doesn’t satiate your appetite for seafaring, you could head out on a boat trip in search of majestic humpback whales, or join a sports fishing expedition. Back on dry land, the lush local jungle teems with exotic flora and fauna, and simply begs to be explored, whether by foot, mountain bike, or on horseback.


Sizzling sunny days in Sayulita

Sayulita is blessed with a sub-tropical climate, so you’re safe to leave the winter warmers at home, whatever time of year you choose to visit. The dry season of November to May is particularly lovely – days are sunny and pleasantly hot, whilst the nights are cool enough to ensure a comfortable sleep. The rainy season runs from June to October, but whilst short storms are a common occurrence, you can still expect plenty of sunshine. You will, however, be grateful for air conditioning in your Sayulita vacation rental, as humidity is often high.

Natural features

Rainforest adventures and desert island dreams

Jaw-dropping geographical diversity is one of many compelling reasons to consider a Sayulita vacation rental for your next trip. Should you ever tire of waking up to breathtaking ocean views, simply head inland and wander along a jungle hiking trail. Gaze upon graceful butterflies, fragrant flowers, and multi-colored parrots, or trek past trickling freshwater streams in search of ancient rock carvings. If you feel like indulging your desert island dreams, take a boat trip to the nearby Marieta Islands, home of a legendary hidden beach accessible only by an underwater tunnel.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Sayulita

Fly into Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PVR-Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl.), the closest airport, located 17.3 mi (27.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Sayulita?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,846 vacation rentals near Sayulita. From 466 Houses to 378 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sayulita for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sayulita?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sayulita:

  • Hotel Zone: 655 vacation rentals
  • South Shore Hotel Area: 1,970 vacation rentals
  • Romantic Zone: 1,795 vacation rentals
  • Grand Mayan: 480 vacation rentals
  • Marina Vallarta: 410 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sayulita?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sayulita. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sayulita Square: 3,446 vacation rentals
  • Sayulita Farmers Market: 3,460 vacation rentals
  • Rancho Mi Chaparrita: 3,421 vacation rentals
  • Nayar Vidanta Golf: 4,887 vacation rentals
  • Bay of Banderas: 5,880 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sayulita listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sayulita?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 466 Houses in Sayulita. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sayulita include:

  • Villas: 378 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 745 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 20 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sayulita?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,496 vacation rentals with pool available in Sayulita. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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