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The best Beaches in Sayulita Mexico

We decided to visit Sayulita because our son was loving surfing and our youngest hate the cold water in Northern California. Since surfing is one of the safest sports now, we did some research and found out this will help them on their skills and give us a sense of connection with the things we love about the world and traveling.

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However, Sayulita is not the only beach around here are other beaches you could visit. Make sure to plan, here is the list:

1. Main Beach Sayulita

Main beach Sayulita

Playa Sayulita Knows as Sayulita beach is adorable fishing village in the Riviera Nayarit, with a perfect surf break that goes on and on and good for beginners or advance surfers. This town has   contagious bo-ho and hippy style vibe. With good restaurants and fun hippy and boho style shops, as well as yoga retreats. 

In Sayulita, you can expect cobblestone streets that go on and on. Sayulita is known for its golden sand bottom beach with fisher boat and surfers crossing around. You can either take a surf lesson on the many surf schools there or spend the day playing on its warm water at the beach. The beach is around 2 miles. There are plenty of surf schools and surfboard rentals go around $ 100 pesos per day and up until 3500 pesos/week. Expect lots of vendors and fisher boats

At the main beach you will find hundreds of umbrellas and chair laying down, ready for you to rent it. Also, you will find an amazing show put by the surfers of different levels. During the time we were there the current was strong, and lifeguards were there standing by the red flags and discourage people swimming when currents were strong. Which wasn’t a problem for surfers since the surfboards are their own float device. 

Walking to the south area of the beach closer to the fishing boats is where you can find the surfing schools and beginners surfers practicing as well. There is plenty of room for everyone, but you must keep an eye on either surfers or fishing boats coming your way. 

More beaches around Sayulita:

There are numerous other nearby beaches less visited by tourists and worth discovering as well. With cautions

2. Playa de los Muertos: 

This is a popular spot by locals, small and secluded with huge rocks and a coved.  In Spanish means “beach of the death” carry this name because this beach is located right down the street after the cemetery.  I thought it was called this way because to many people died there but it is because it is at the end of the cemetery street. It makes sense.

This cemetery has the most colorful graves and I think it is a great cultural experience. You can find it if you walk to the south of well know hotel called villa Amor go through the graveyard. This beach since is a bit farther and hard to find is quieter and a walk from Sayulita past the cemetery. 

This beach is much quieter than the main beach, but there still vendors. The waves were perfect for boogie boarding and swimming! No rocks or coral and is swimmable. 

-take a golf cart here if you have one (and they may charge you 10$ a day to park it)

We ordered beers (40 pesos) & pops for the kids, you can buy bracelets, get hair braided etc etc. 
-you can rent chairs and tables, umbrellas, loungers for the day if you want. 


From the Sayulita plaza follow the route Playa Los Muertos as well. Take Av. Revolucion past El Espresso, take your first right onto Ninos Heroes and follow straight for about ½ a mile until the end of the road.

3. Carricitos beach:

This beach it is isolated and gorgeous for its secluded know because jungle hikes, white sand, and clear water. Located on the ither side of Sayulita to the south after playa de los Muertos. It can take around 40 minutes’ walk in a dirt road. It Surrounded by rocky cliff and located. It is not a light hike to get there so is a seclude beach with no vendors and no people. And the best part surrounded by dense tropical forests and on your walk.

Location in google map

4. Playa la Lancha

La Lancha is Located Just around 20 minutes from Sayulita and to get there you need to do short hike through the jungle and dirt path which made it secluded. However, is not as isolate as Carricitos since there are so many resorts surrounded.

La lancha means “the boat” is a not crowd great surf spot and a will say a must thing to do in Sayulita. This beach is Famous for its consistent break but with different areas for different levels. This coved is formed by Ocean water with beautiful color and white sand at the Bahia Banderas. 

To get there we hike the dirt path. It was a mini fun adventure!

Location in google map.

The path start across the street from wildmex store in Punta Mita  located at KM 15, Carr. Federal la Cruz de Huanacaxtle, 63734 Punta Mita

5. Playa San Pancho 

It is another little sleepy beach town located 5 minutes from Sayulita in Taxi and 4 miles hike. You can even check this trail in alltrails. 

The beach it is not always swimmable and surf break is not as great as Sayulita, but it is less crowd. Its community center called Tres amigos is very popular place to visit where visitor can volunteer. 

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Hello there! Thank you for stopping by. My name is Rocio, and I’m a Latina mother with a wanderlust. I believe that family trips are important in forming well-rounded kids. Even when you have kids, you can still travel, so I help busy parents figure out how. Through my blog, Real world Mami, I want to give you tips that will help you plan epic trips to both well-known and less-known places around the world. Happy Travels!

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