Sayulita is a barefoot surf town 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta that began as a ramshackle fishing village and has been slowly infiltrated by European and American ex-pats looking for La Vie Boheme. The once sleepy town has a dreamy pace, consistent waves and an artistic community. Here, the new bohemian or “Gypset” lifestyle lives alongside authentic Mexico, decorated with street craft vendors, barefoot children in traditional dress, and dusty fruit trucks with a bullhorn strapped to the hood blasting, “Sandia! Sandia! Barata! Barata!” (Watermelon! Cheap!) I love the collision of cultures that exists here; there’s an authentic Mexican surf village vibe mixed with elements of style from California, St. Barts, Bali, and local artisans. Thrown together, it’s a style all it’s own.
Here are my top recommendations of where to stay, eat, and shop. Viva Mexico.
It’s a quick 3 hour plane ride from LA to Puerto Vallarta and an easy 35 minute drive to Sayulita, so this is the perfect weekend getaway for romance or family fun.
PETIT HOTEL HAFA (click for link).