In recent years, Sayulita, a formerly sleepy fishing village north of Puerto Vallarta, has become one of the most sought-after destinations among tourists for day trips. The laid-back vibe of the town is definitely infectious, which is one of the reasons why so many people flock there. If you are the type of traveler who enjoys exploring the region you are vacationing in, a day trip to Sayulita is an absolute must. Since it is about an hour away from downtown Puerto Vallarta, you will want to have a transportation plan in place to get there. If you are feeling adventurous, you can brave the local bus system but keep in mind it does take more time to get there due to numerous stops. You may also catch a taxi to get there, and many in-the-know tourists choose to hire a taxi driver for the day so they can move about whenever and wherever they choose. Once you arrive in Sayulita, there are lots of ways to pass the time.
Take a look at a few of our favorite activities for a day trip to Sayulita:
The charming streets are now filled with adorable boutiques and galleries where you can shop for everything from handmade jewelry and fun graphic t-shirts to sculptures and home decor. You will also find many artisans lining the streets in booths or strolling along the beach selling their colorful goods, so get ready to use your bargaining skills. If you love one of a kind finds, Sayulita is the perfect place to discover them.
Relax on the Beach
From hammocks to lounge chairs, Sayulita is set up to accommodate those who just want to relax on the beach. Find a spot that serves up food and drinks right in the sand (preferably with beach umbrellas for shade) and you will be all set for a day of blissful beach time. If you need to cool off at some point, you can head straight Into the surf for a refreshing dip.
Eat Delicious Food
For being such a tiny town, Sayulita boasts an incredible number of fabulous eateries where you can satisfy just about any food craving you might have. Whether you are in the mood for fresh seafood like whole grilled fish, pizza, gourmet salads, fish tacos, burgers or giant burritos, you will have plenty of options here. For a sweet treat, be sure to try some of the delicious piping hot churros that are made and sold right in the street!
Chill out with a Drink
No matter if you are in the mood for a refreshing drink like a limonada or an agua fresca, or want something like an icy margarita or beer to quench your thirst, there are several places lining the beach where you can indulge in a tasty beverage. Relax with your travel companions as you take in the sights of Sayulita with your toes in the sand, all the while sipping on something yummy.
Sayulita is famous for its waves and subsequent surf culture, so why not get in on the action? If you are a novice, arrange for a lesson (you can find instructors right on the beach), or if you have some experience, rent a board and catch some waves on your own.
Embark on a day trip to Sayulita from your luxurious accommodations at Garza Blanca for a unique vacation experience you will treasure for years to come!