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Two Months in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Known for its beaches, nightlife, and colorful streets, the small magical surf town of Sayulita is perfect for any kind of trip. Family weekend stays or solo digital nomad extended stays are welcomed!

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North AmericaMexico43 days / July - August 2022

Highs & Lows

The perfect spot for surfers of all skill set. Waves for beginners and more advanced surfers can't be beat

Very hot and humid in summer - The beginning of August is low tourist season & hurricane season but that makes it better!

Itinerary Overview

As a digital nomad, Sayulita is the perfect spot to take a break from traveling and stay a while. After landing in Puerto Vallarta airport, I booked a taxi through Selina hostel from the airport to Sayulita for 1,400 pesos. (The bus only costs around 60 pesos!)

Accommodation:

  • Selina Hostel
    • 8 person shared room
    • 6+ weeks

Selina Hostel Sayulita played a big part in the love I have for this town. Known by many to be a nicer chain of hostels, this place is perfect for the mix of people who stay. Families, couples, and solo travelers make up the diverse space, and it's not your typical cheap backpacker party hostel (there are parties in the restaurant attached to Selina though!) The coworking space brings in many digital nomads of all ages. At about $22 per night for a shared room, this place and the community that comes with it can't be beat!

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  • 43 Nights: Sayulita
    Only an hour drive from Puerto Vallarta airport, it was the cheapest flight ticket I could find! :)

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Because I didn't do much research before I got here, not only was I unaware that I was coming during the hottest time of the year, but also that I was coming during hurricane and low tourist season. I personally wouldn't change a single thing about my trip, but if you're looking to go during the high season and don't want to be absolutely dripping in sweat or rain the ENTIRE time, go during October, November

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Not yet! (Fingers crossed)

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    CASH CASH CASH!!! There are hardly any places around here that take card. Make sure you go to your local bank before you get here and exchange as much dollars for pesos as possible to avoid pesky ATM fees

  • Packing tips?

    Don't underestimate how hot and humid it is here during the summer. You don't need that pair of jeans you're thinking of bringing, I promise.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Take the bus!!! If you're solo traveling you may feel more comfortable getting a taxi from the airport to Sayulita like I did, but once you get used to the area I would recommend taking the bus back to the airport when leaving to avoid the expensive taxi fees.

  • Any surprises?

    Just due to my lack of research before arriving in the town I planned on staying in for two months. Also, the fact that everyone gets sick here from the food at least once (it's a right of passage...just go with it)

  • Booking details?

    Fly into Puerto Vallarta and book Selina! :)

Lodging

  • Selina Hostel 8 person shared room 6+ weeks Selina Hostel Sayulita played a big part in the love I have for this town. Known by many to be a nicer chain of hostels, this place is perfect for the mix of people who stay. Families, couples, and solo travelers make up the diverse space, and it's not your typical cheap backpacker party hostel (there are parties in the restaurant attached to Selina though!) The coworking space brings in many digital nomads of all ages. At about $22 per night for a shared room, this place and the community that comes with it can't be beat!