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Visit Sayulita in Banderas Bay

Will you be visiting Puerto Vallarta in the near future, or do you already own Puerto Vallarta real estate at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit? Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a sought-out tourist destination due to the beautiful beaches, numerous outdoor activities, and the culinary scene. You will never be bored in Puerto Vallarta, but if you are wanting to venture out of town for the day, then you should take a road trip up to Sayulita which is just north of Puerto Vallarta. To get to Sayulita, it will only take you forty-five minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Sayulita is a charming village that was designated as a Pueblo Magico in 2015 because of its charm, rich history, and stylish beauty that tourists enjoy. Will you be vacationing in Puerto Vallarta soon, or already own a second home in paradise? If you are, then you should visit Sayulita in Banderas Bay. Continue to read below to learn more interesting information about this majestic village.

Sayulita – Charm and Style

Sayulita is a charming and quaint coastal town that is only forty-five minutes from Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. This coastal town is very popular with tourists and surfers. Sayulita was designated as a Pueblo Magico in September of 2015 during the Segunda Feria Nacional de Pueblos Mágicos. Mascota and Talpa de Allende (Nearby Villages) were also awarded the Pueblo Magico title along with twenty-eight other villages. What exactly is a Pueblo Magico? Pueblo Magico means “Magic Towns” in English, and back in 2001, the concept started when the Mexico Tourism Board began to recognize magical cities and villages throughout Mexico. To be awarded a Pueblo Magico title, towns and villages must meet three requirements. To start, the town or village must have a high level of architectural appeal such as roofs and balconies must be painted in the same color that the National Institute of Anthropology and History approves, then the town or village must have a unique cultural identity including local handicrafts, and lastly the town or village must have one main attraction. Designated towns will receive financial assistance from the Mexican government so tourism will be further promoted.

Top Beaches in Sayulita

A day trip to Sayulita won’t be complete without taking a relaxing stroll on the beach. Some of the best surf breaks happen to be at the beaches in Sayulita. Want to check it out for yourself? If you don’t have a surfboard, you can rent one right on the beach. If you don’t want to go surfing, why not try paddleboarding, and paddleboards are also for rent on the beach. Sayulita beaches have numerous restaurants where you can dine right on the sand, or kick back and enjoy a delicious and refreshing cocktail. The main Sayulita Beach gets crowded, but it is perfect for visitors that want to purchase jewelry, sunglasses, and handmade items from the local vendors. Los Muertos Beach is more secluded if you want to avoid the crowds, and you can get there by walking past the Villa Amor Hotel. This beach is perfect for swimming. Note that you won’t find any restaurants there, so make sure you pack a picnic and an umbrella to bring with you.

Art Galleries and Amazing Restaurants

There are amazing art galleries and restaurants in Sayulita. You can easily find them as you walk through the town starting at the main plaza that is colorfully decorated. The art galleries provide original works by locals, and it will be easy to find a perfect souvenir to take home with you or a piece of original art for your second home in Mexico. There are numerous restaurants and bars, too. Whatever you are in the mood, you are sure to find it in Sayulita.

A day visit to Sayulita is perfect for tourists who are vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, or residents that are lucky enough to live at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit. When you visit Sayulita, you will find so many exciting things to see and do, it will no doubt not be your last trip to one of Mexico’s best Pueblo Magicos.

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