Sayulita, Mexico

November 7 - 13, 2018

sun, sand, sandals, tacos, colors, cacti, margaritas, waves, fresh air

 

Attractions

  • Playa de los Muertos - so called because you walk through a (very festive) cemetery to get there; a little off the beaten path and quieter than the main beach; good for snorkeling and some cliff-jumping if you’re adventurous; restaurant serves seafood and strong drinks

  • Libreria Sayulita - funky bookstore/coffee shop with lots of used books

  • Don Pedros Palapa - where our friends’ wedding was held - stunning views of the ocean and incredible waitstaff!

Food & Drink

  • Yah-Yah Cafe - we went three times during our 6-day stay, so you could say it’s pretty good; gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free options; order the smoothie bowl with all the toppings or the gluten-free Elvis waffle topped with peanut butter, bacon, and banana

  • El Itacate - try the pulpo (octopus), camarones (shrimp), carnitas with a margarita

  • Taco EL Tal - Ivan - eat in plastic chairs around this street taco stand and prepared to be amazed

  • Naty’s - more great tacos!

  • Chocobanana - huge menu; serves breakfast all day

  • La Rustica - amazing pizza and rooftop

  • La Terrazola - beachfront spot with good coffee and service

  • Don Pedros - beachfront spot with good drinks and healthy dinner options

  • The Anchor - awesome breakfast smoothie bowls

  • Wa Kika - great ice cream and popsicles (also visited three times during our stay)

Tips

  • Stay out of the town center if you’d prefer some peace and quiet.

  • Bring comfortable walking shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty - many of the roads are unpaved.

  • Temperatures were in the 80s during the day but the humidity makes it feel hotter - long-sleeves not recommended!

  • Go to our Airbnb host’s shop, Revolucion del Sueno, for souvenirs (featured in Conde Naste).

  • Book a shuttle in advance to get to and from the airport. Ignore the guys competing for your attention as you exit the airport unless they have a sign with your shuttle service - they’ll try to pull you aside and schmooze you for 10 minutes!

 
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