About Sayulita

Sayulita is a small, rustic town located in Nayarit, Mexico, just north of Puerto Vallarta.  With a population of approximately 4,000 the town has grown from a small fishing village to a community dependent on tourism as the main source of income.  Still a small rustic town the magic of Sayulita has attracted international attention and is known for it’s picturesque quality, relaxed atmosphere, and of course paddle boarding and surfing.  It has also become a very popular wedding destination.

The cobble-stoned streets and brightly colored buildings with “palapas” (thatched roofs) make Sayulita the picturesque pueblo that it is.  Small family owned grocery stores offer basic goods and  street stands offer fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and seafood.  Food is important in Mexican culture and Sayulita has the perfect atmosphere to really enjoy it.   There are many restaurants to choose from, everything from small stands to fine dining; with traditional and foreign fair.

Part of Sayulita’s magic is it’s slower pace and very relaxed sense of time.  People stroll along the streets along side shops that vary from art and fine jewelry to hand made crafts.   Many native Cora and Huichol people and traveling craftsmen work on the street selling their goods as they create them.  The unique array of artisans living and working in Sayulita  makes it a great place for one of a kind shopping experience.

Known for it’s paddle boarding and surfing, Sayulita, has become a destination stop for the outdoor adventurer.   Sayulita also offers activities such as horseback riding, hiking, canopy tours, snorkeling, and fishing.  And if physical activity is not what you are after, then there are Yoga classes, massages, and other activities to get mentally and physically back on track.

No matter what you’re interested in you cannot escape the romantic atmosphere of Sayulita.  From sunsets and beach walks, to  candlelit dinners and picturesque strolls through town.  Sayulita has drawn many to come back and plan their wedding here, and other’s their future.  Sayulita draws something out of everyone.  It connects you to it and makes you want to come back.  That’s it’s true magic.

Frequently Asked Questions

 How do I get to Sayulita?

Sayulita is about 21 miles (35kms) (1 hour) north of the Puerto Vallarta airport.

Upon exiting the airport take a right onto MEX 200 and an immediate left in order to be traveling north. Follow the signs to Compestela and Tepic.

Mex 200 continues on as a four-lane highway and after about 25 min the highway changes from a two-lane road to a  small mountain road with MANY curves.  After passing through small villages you will see a large sign for Sayulita to the left.

Head into town, staying to the right on Revolucion when you see the first bridge.  (the bridge goes to punta de mita highway)  Stay on Revolucion avenue.  Once you enter the town itself you will see a smaller bridge. Go over the bridge into town staying on Revolucion avenue until you see the town plaza.  Primavera Rentals is located by the plaza, in front of  the ”El espresso” coffee shop, at 46 Revolucion Ave. We share a space with artesenia and clothing.


Should I take a taxi, bus or rent a car?


Taxis cost around $80 USD from the airport to Sayulita.  Primavera Rentals can make arrangements for guests to be picked up and/or dropped off at the Puerto Vallarta Airport  which can also take you to the Mega grocery store in Bucerias before coming to Sayulita.  This service is $140usd round trip or $90usd one way.


The Bus is the most economical way to get to Sayulita. Buses to Sayulita are available on the other side of the pedestrian over-pass and cost $35 pesos.  They run every 20 min all day until a little before 8:30pm.  Look for the bus that has Sayulita written on the windshield. The bus will take almost an hour and the last stop on the route is Sayulita so don’t worry about missing your stop. The bus is not a good way to travel if you have luggage.


Cars can be rented at the airport or in Sayulita.  Many visitors do not rent cars as everything is in walking distance in Sayulita unless they are planning on doing some touring.  Golf carts are also available to rent here in Sayulita but are usually more expensive then renting a car.

Will my cell phone work in Sayulita?

Cell Phones

Many foreign cell phones and Blackberrys work in Sayulita but check with your plan.  If calling a land line (area code 329 for Sayulita and 322 for Vallarta): dial 011-52-and the area code from your cell phone.  If calling a Mexican cell  phone : dial 011-52-1-and the number. (cell phones in Sayulita and vallarta start with 322)

Long Distance Calls

Primavera Rentals has a phone available for calling the United States and Canada if you are renting with us.  Phone cards for pay phones are also available at local grocery stores and can be used for other local and long distance calls.  Skype is available at many internet cafes.

Is there a bank in Sayulita?


Accommodations are usually paid in dollars but for most everything else you will need pesos.  There are ATM machines in Sayulita but no bank, so bring pesos with you.  Most stores only take pesos, some will take dollars but at a lower exchange rate.

Is Sayulita safe?


Although Sayulita is a small town we suggest taking precautions as you would in any city. Don’t leave valuables or keys out and secure houses when you leave the house or proximity.  We live here and have raised our children here, so our opinion is biased.  For more opinions  on safety ask others who have traveled to Sayulita on vacation about their experiences.


Nayarit boast a perfect climate year-round with daytime highs between 80 and 90 degrees Farenheit. The summer months feel warmer because of the humidity, but many love the warmer ocean temperatures, cleansing rainfall and absence of crowds. Whatever time of year you decide to visit us, we are sure you will fall in love with the charm and ease of Sayulita.


Fishing, whale watching, snorkeling, surfing, bird tours, horseback riding, yoga, dance classes,  massage, manicures and pedicures… if you need help planning your vacation let us know.


info@primaverarentals.com | U.S. Phone (206) 501 21 28 | Av. Revolución 46, Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

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