November 7 - 13, 2018
sun, sand, sandals, tacos, colors, cacti, margaritas, waves, fresh air
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)
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!
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!