What once used to be a sleepy fishing village, Sayulita, Mexico, in Nayarit state, has grown into a laid-back, boho beach town on many Mexico bucket lists. Sayulita is one of the best surf spots in Mexico, and a favorite among surfers, yogis, artists, and those looking for a chill beach vacation in Mexico.
This small town, one of the 135 or so pueblos magicos (magic towns) in Mexico has a tight-knit community of locals and ex-pats. Known for having almost no crime, Sayulita is one of the safest beaches in Mexico, perfect for a solo female traveler.
Sayulita, Mexico has especially become known for its consistently great waves and has attracted surfers of all ability levels. You’ll find plenty of Sayulita surf schools near the main beach, Playa Sayulita, which is also the main hub of activity in town, with plenty of beachside bars and restaurants.
Those looking for a more laid-back beach should head to Playa de Los Muertos, located a 10-15 minute walk from the town center. The beach is in a protected cove, with calmer waters that are more suitable for swimming. You’ll also find fewer crowds here, making it the perfect beach for laying out and relaxing.
Sayulita is known as a hub for spiritual seekers and wellness enthusiasts, and you’ll find plenty of yoga studios and yoga retreats in Sayulita. There are also many great eateries offering organic foods, juices, and smoothies, and there’s no shortage of vegan restaurants in Sayulita as well as fresh seafood options.
There are bohemian art shops, traditional Mexican Mercados (markets), and the iconic and colorful flags that make Sayulita one of the most Instagram-worthy places in Mexico. Picturesque Sayulita is a great place for Mexico beach pictures and is among the top destinations for a beach wedding in Mexico.