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Playa Sayulita

Sayulita

Nayarit, Mexico

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  • Wildflowers on the streets of Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • Wildflowers on the streets of Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • Playa Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • View west toward Playa Los Muertos from Playa Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • View north from Playa Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • View of a fishing vessel from Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • Playa Sayulita looking northeast.- Playa Sayulita
  • Public volleyball courts on Playa Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • Sunset view of Sayulita from the north end of town.- Playa Sayulita
  • Sunset view of Sayulita from the north end of town.- Playa Sayulita
  • One of many beach access roads onto Playa Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • Mexican spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata) in the "Iguana Tree" near downtown Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • Mexican spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata) in the "Iguana Tree" near downtown Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • Mexican spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata) in the "Iguana Tree" near downtown Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • Mexican spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata) in the "Iguana Tree" near downtown Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • Beach access off of Calle Islas Marias.- Playa Sayulita
  • View of Sayulita from Playa Sayulita's north end.- Playa Sayulita
  • - Playa Sayulita
  • Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) flying over Playa Sayulita.- Playa Sayulita
  • Unidentified bird species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Playa Sayulita
  • Unidentified bird species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Playa Sayulita
  • Great-tailed grackle.- Playa Sayulita
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Charming and small beach town. Surfing and rentals. Beachside cafes.
Cons: 
Very heavily used, particularly during U.S. holidays.
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Region:
Nayarit, MX
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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This is the main public beach in the town of Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico. This tropical getaway attracts tourists from the U.S., elsewhere in Mexico, and around the world all year long, especially during the winter and spring holidays.

A small town of only about 4,000 permanent residents, Sayulita has retained much of its laid-back, off-the-beaten-path character, even though it has become the premier destination in Nayarit's coastal corridor. Originally put on the map by surfers, the charm of this place has become more widely known, and an industry has grown up around tourism, though the wide beach is still crowded only rarely.

Sayulita remains a top destination for surfing, though the tent-dwelling beach bums of old days can now find many more comforts in beachside resorts, hotels, villas, restaurants, and bars. Such amenities and the picture-perfect sands of Playa Sayulita attract far more than surfers these days, and there are plenty of other family-friendly activities around town besides the beach. For those who do want to surf, lessons are easy to find and affordable, and the waves here are perfect for learning.

Other highlights of the beach include gentle waves to play in close to shore, tide pools for exploring at low tide, snorkeling, sunbathing, public volleyball nets, umbrellas, and cabanas.

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