The Sayulita surf scene is one of the best on the Riviera Nayarit – a region of Mexico that’s known for taco-scented beach towns, great waves and laid-back vibes. At heart, this is a beginner surf town but there are some excellent all-level breaks in the surrounding area.
Sayulita is a charmer. Let’s get that out of the way first. Sombreros jostle in the tequila bars on its cacti-sprouting central plaza. Cobbled streets lined with happy-hour beer holes and coffee joints filter off this way and that. Cool boutique hotels and surf hostels abound. It’s just the sort of place you’d imagine when you get a-thinking about a Mexican holiday.