Sayulita

photo of Sayulita townThe picturesque fishing village of Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico, nestles in a gentle palm tree-lined bay just 45 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport, offering visitors and residents incredible beaches, lush jungles and a taste of rural Mexico in an incredibly safe environment. With cobblestone streets hosting dogs, chickens and playing children, Sayulita is a half-century away from nearby Puerto Vallarta and it’s huge resort hotels.

photo of Sayulita's nearby BeachesSayulita’s cultural blend of beaches, shops, restaurants, activities and smiling people makes the village the perfect destination for an “off-the-beaten-path” Mexico vacation. Located on the Pacific coast of Nayarit, Mexico, this pueblo is slowly gaining popularity as a vacation/second home destination with plenty of norte americanos and Europeans.

Sayulita is a Safe Place to Visit, Vacation, and Live

photo of Mariachis in SayulitaWhen vacationers start searching destinations for their family get-away, safety ranks high in the list of priorities. With drug cartel border violence becoming prevalent in mainstream USA news media, it is easy to see why some might question travel to Mexico. The small, charming fishing village of Sayulita is just that – small and charming. Although growing in popularity on an international scale, Sayulita Mexico is still a quiet tranquil town with friendly faces eager to meet and greet visitors whose patronage is essential to the local economy. Sayulita has only recently been developed and therefore holds no history of violent crime. The homes, villas, and rental units are privately owned with no corporate multiple-story hotels which in turn facilitates a very strong sense of community in Sayulita.

photo os Sayulita's nearby beaches NorthSayulita and the surrounding area has be categorized as one of the best areas in the world to retire in.  In addition, Sayulita was voted the number one international location to travel with children for Spring Break 2010 by The Today Show and Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Text from SayulitaLife.com
Photos © Gustavo Alcantar