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Sayulita English


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     ◈ It is difficult to believe that until recently, only a few people lived in this town in the Riviera Nayarit, working to extract coconut in the Hacienda de Jaltempa.

Now, it has become a very popular destination for surf lovers, it is home to Mexicans and foreigners whose warm and fun personalities add to the natural landscapes, the colorful houses, and the lively narrow streets, elements which together generate very rewarding experiences by the sea.


Learn to surf.

Dance to the rhythm of cumbias on Fridays at the Club de Playa Camarón.

Walk to Malpaso to enjoy the solitude of its rocky beaches.

Witness one of the tournaments with competitors at an international level or surf Sayulita’s waves.

Sayulita’s Beaches

Practice extreme sports on its popular waves, become part of the beautiful landscape.

The southern beaches are ideal for beginner surfers, whereas the northern ones are appropriate for all levels.

You can also go swimming, kayaking, fishing, walking, horseback riding or snorkeling. You can’t miss Playa de los Muertos, to get there you have to cross the cemetery; here you will find a lovely beach with clean, soft sand that is perfect for enjoying moments in the shade of the palm trees.

Mal Paso usually has very few people on it so is a good option if you are looking for privacy. Lo de Marcos, 11 miles away, is one of the quietest in the area. We also recommend you visit Kestos and Patzcuarito.

Useful Information
From November to April you can spot humpback whales, these cetaceans arrive here to give birth to their offspring.


Plaza Principal (Main Plaza)

Let the hippie chic, relaxed and friendly atmosphere envelop you. Walk its streets and discover its great variety of galleries, restaurants and local shops.

Discover the cosmopolitan vibes in front of the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe Church) and the pavilion. In these picturesque surroundings you will find galleries, good food, cafes and bars. When the moon appears, its nightlife begins.

Galleries and Shops

Once a small village of coconut trees, Sayulita is now the home of many foreigners and Mexicans who love the arts. Here you can find many galleries and shops that sell paintings, sculptures, and Huichol handicrafts (typical of the region) and Cora handicrafts too, even jewelry, decorative objects, hats, bags, and of course, surf boards. We recommend you visit the Tanana Gallery.

Learn to Surf

It is not unusual to see people from all over the world surfing on the beaches of Sayulita, and you could learn too! Many places rent out surfboards and provide classes.

Thanks to its constant waves, this is the perfect destination for learning on a long or short board no matter the time of year (although from December to April is ideal). We recommend you take classes at Lunazul Surf School.

Release Turtles into the Wild

If you are visiting in the summer, don’t forget to ask about Campamento Tortuguero de Sayulita, where you will be able to see olive ridley turtles come to this beach to lay their eggs.

If you come between October and January, you will witness the most exciting part: when the small chelonians break through their shells and embark on their journey into the ocean.

Sayulita Festival

This is the best opportunity to buy handicrafts and try Mexican cocktails, while enjoying international films, shorts, concerts and other cultural events.

At this festival, you will see concerts of national and international bands, films projected by the sea, artisanal beer tastings and local gastronomy. Besides, there are sport activities such as surf competitions, mountain biking, races and paddle.

When: End of January and beginning of February

MexiLog Fest

This is one of the most important surf competitions in the region, with a cash prize. Men and women from around the world come together on Sayulita’s beaches with the aim of having fun and becoming winners. There are different categories, including for the best board trick.

When: Beginning of the year


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