Evoke ~ modern and minimalist Mexican decor, handmade by area artisans.
PALÚ ~ chic art mixing modern whimsy and Sayulita style created by two local women.
Manyana ~ simplistic chic ceramics and breezy linen wear, handmade in Mexico
Where to Stay in Sayulita
Casa Rafaello ~ An extraordinary two-bedroom Airbnb with palapa roof, modern finishes and boho-chic decor. Upscale details included linen bedding, local ceramics and fresh flowers upon arrival. Located on the quieter north end of Sayulita, walk to local favorites like North Side Café for breakfast and hit the beach after with provided beach bag and towels. From $248 usd.
Best Restaurants in Sayulita
Mary’s ~ Grab a street-side table at this authentic Mexican restaurant. What to eat: Mary’s Taco with shrimp and roasted poblano peppers on a handmade tortilla.
Anchor Café ~ A brunch gem offering a fresh and healthy fare in a low-key stylish setting. What to eat: Chia smoothies that are almost too pretty to eat.
Achara ~ It seems impossible that Thai this good is coming from a chic respite off a vibrant street in Mexico, but Achara is the real deal and you’ll be dreaming of a return. What to eat: Curry Verde and Pad Thai.
Al Pastor Street Tacos ~ Street tacos are a way of life in Sayulita and two of the best are located on the same corner near the plaza, Tacos de Pastor Diaz and Tacos Al Pastor Tal Ivan. What to eat: Al pastor tacos, of course.
North Side Cafe ~ Local favorite for breakfast with numerous vegan options on the quieter north end of Sayulita. What to eat: Vegan breakfast burrito.
Sayulita Travel Tips
Though it has a surf-town vibe, Sayulita can be unexpectedly busy and a little crazy, especially near the main plaza. For calmer vibes, head to chill spots on the north side, like the minimalist cafe at the Don Benito hotel and North Side Café.
The closest airport is PVR in Puerto Vallarta, about 45 minutes away.
Unless you’re venturing outside of Sayulita, renting a golf cart is the preferred method of getting around town.
Kerry Cushman is editor and founder of Wander & Scout. As a travel + style writer and fashion designer, she's been featured in VOGUE UK, InStyle, Marie Claire and Coastal Living, named E!’s Most Wanted Fashionista and a Glamour Do. She now travels full-time with her family and can be seen wandering and scouting for the most charming neighborhoods, great eats and local style.