On Mexico’s gorgeous Pacific coast, the tiny town of Sayulita is no longer the secret surfing spot it was in the 1960s. It’s now a fully-fledged international favorite for a beachside vacation, which means that every day your acommodation options improve. Here is a list of hotels currently on our radars as some of the best in Sayulita.
Casablanca Sayulita is airy and bright, located on the beach just north of Sayulita. The property consists of an expansive main house as well as 14 private villas. A curvaceous heated pool fills in the center of the property, and their rooftop terrace has a Jacuzzi and barbecue area for guests to cookout or just relax. They are right next to the turtle release area on the beach—which is always amazing to partake in—and about 10 minutes walk into downtown Sayulita—perfect if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle.
Hotel Hafa, Sayulita | Courtesy of Petit Hafa Hotel
A family of French surf enthusiasts run this hotel, and Petit Hafa Hotel is known as one of the chicest places to lay your head in Sayulita. The décor is colorful and warm, and there are lots of common spaces for enjoying the sun and the company of other hotel guests. Best described as bohemian chic, the hotel has a jewelry boutique whose wares are created by one of its owners, an onsite bar with great signature cocktails, and is just a few blocks from Sayulita’s main beach.
Villa Amor‘s suites and condos are perfect for families or couples who want privacy and freedom as well as a top-notch service. These one-, two-, and three-bedroom mini-apartments and suites have a range of amentities depending on what you are looking for, including fully-equipped kitchens, living rooms, and large outdoor patios. Almost all have small personal dipping pools and great views of the ocean. If you can pop for the grandiose villa on top of the hill, go for it—it’s a world unto itself. There are golf carts that can take you around, but the physically-challenged should be warned there are a lot of stairs on the property.
Simple and elegant, Villas Sayulita offers two-bed, king-size and palapa-loft penthouse villas, 10 minutes from town and mere steps away from the beach. Come relax in a mellow ambiance where you can wander the fruit orchard, take a yoga class, or pet one of the property’s friendly pooches. They offer healthy meals, a smoothie bar, and holistic center and spa, with all kinds of well-being classes and treatments. As an added bonus, the hotel has created a mountain biking trail through the local landscape that’s open to both guests and the public.
Playa Escondida is one of Sayulita’s few luxury resorts. While many visitors come to Sayulita to enjoy the comings and goings of town, Escondida is for those who want to enjoy the beach and relax in peace and tranquility. The hotel is on its own small beach on the southern side of Sayulita’s small peninsula. They offer yoga, spa treatments, lots of water activites, great food, and top-quality accomodations.
Rock and roll-themed rooms just steps from the beach, free breakfast and an atomosphere that’s lively but not annoying—welcome to the Hotel Sayulita Central. Quite possibly the most centrally-located hotel on this list, Central puts you in the middle of everything. This hotel is funky and fun, and great for a group of friends traveling together who really want to get into the vibe of the city.
Aurinko Bungalows, Bahía de Banderas | Courtesy of Aurinko Bungalows
The Aurinko Bungalows are one of Sayulita’s primier boutique hotels, offering one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and penthouse bungalows, each with a full equiped kitchen, living and dining areas, and wifi throughout. The bungalows are located in downtown Sayulita right off the main square, so you are minutes from the town’s main beach and the shopping and restaurants downtown. Aurinko is also home to the Heart Shala, a beautiful wood and palapa yoga studio that offers classes throughout the week for guests and the public.