Sayulita, a city found on Mexico’s pacific coast, has become one of my favorite places to visit and I cannot wait until I can book a trip to this beautiful destination again.
In no particular order, here are my recommendations to create an incredible itinerary:
Rancho Mi Chaparrita - Offers ziplining, ATV tours, snorkeling, horseback riding, and more.
I did the ATV tour through Sayulita and the jungle. The guide was amazing, the views were incredible, and the tequila tasting at the end was a blast (don’t be shy, make sure to send me a bottle of your favorite one!) On an important note: don’t worry about transportation, as they pick you up and drop you off by their office in downtown Sayulita.
Chica Locca Tours (MUST DO) - Visit to Marietas Islands.
I recommend for adults
My experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7zv1C9LvUg
If you're looking for your next fishing adventure, I highly recommend the Topless II boat and team! I spent 5 days participating in a fishing tournament with Captain Greg, Victor, and Poncho, and I cannot wait to go back again!
My experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9jj1bQk3ts
Surfing – Get a lesson!
I rented surf boards in a couple of different places along the shore. Prices were practically the same across the board, so it doesn’t really matter where you go, but definitely get a lesson!
Highlight: Although I stood up on my FIRST WAVE, FIRST TRY (no biggie), I ended up with half the ocean in my stomach and up my nose. Definitely a reason why you should GET A LESSON.
If you love all inclusive accommodations
In my opinion, this is the most perfect location to experience all that Sayulita has to offer – it’s close to food, activities, and steps away from downtown. I recommend it for 5+ people.
Additional idea: We capped off the trip by hiring a chef for dinner. Our chef came to the bungalow and was fantastic! You can visit her Facebook page here: A Chef in Sayulita
Naty’s Kitchen - Best tacos I’ve EVER had in my life. I was truly transported to another world and my soul craves them to this day (Poblano and Chicken Mole were my two favorites)
Mary’s Traditional Mexican Cuisine - Where I discovered my favorite meal: Shrimp Chile Relleno!
Don Pedro’s Restaurant and Bar - Beautiful bar and restaurant with a view overlooking the ocean
Try their PediaLyte type drink for your hangover recharge, in my opinion it’s way better than the US version
Always have cash in Pesos
Try a bundle of the shredded coconut honey dessert that an older woman will be carrying around on a tray. If you know what it’s called, please let me know! I’m dying to have it again (says person who actually dislikes coconut.)
Explore the shops and learn about the culture. Check out Evoke the Spirit!
So, what do you think? Who is ready to go on a trip?! Can I join?