Sayulita - Mexico's beautiful Boho Surf town (Part 1)

Sayulita is a surf town on the Pacific coast of Mexico, about 40 minutes drive from Puerto Vallarta which is where the nearest international airport is.  It used to be a sleepy fishing village but now it is full of surfers and bohemians and although it is on it's way to becoming a popular Mexican holiday destination it is still somewhat off the beaten track.   For me it was quite a trek to get there as I was coming from London so it meant a transfer through Mexico City and then a 1 hour flight to Puerto Vallarta but it was all worth it.  As I approached Sayulita, I fell in love with it straight away, it was so pretty with a great vibe which hits you as soon as you approach it. 

Boho shopping in Sayulita

This place is a boho shopping dream, full of inspirational art and crafts and beautiful textiles.  Great combination of Mexico’s indigenous and local art and design with contemporary twists…stunning....

Evoke, Sayulita

As soon as I landed I took myself straight here, owned by Expat Brittney Borjeson, along with Wiraxia artisans they design and create everything in the shop.   While researching before my trip, I came across Evoke and began obsessing over the fabulous Cow skull art work created here, I could not wait to get to see these amazing creations in person. They did not fail to disappoint, each cow skull is one of a kind creation, truly a work of art....

Tianguis Market, La Peñita, Nayarit

Although this is not technically in Sayulita, it is a cheap 30-minute taxi journey up the coast. Every Thursday this market sets up in La Peñita.  Mexico’s version of the Moroccan Souks, needless to say I loved it.  This is where Mexican artisans go to sell their beautiful creations which means I got straight to the source.  Here I met Rolando Bautista, who has since become one of my Mexican suppliers, he is a weaver from Nayarit and runs his family weaving business. He had his stunning rugs and textiles on display that day, I liked him and his creations instantly.   Although a lot of the artisans and sellers do not have much English and my Spanglish is pretty awful, I still found it easy to communicate.  This market has a lovely friendly vibe.  

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  • This is so insightful, we’ve booked our flights and so excited to hit this boho surf town.
    We’ll literally be following in your footsteps. Making sure we can make Tianguis Market too

    Have loved reading these blogs and just ordered the Mexican Revolucion Del Sueno Neon Yellow / Purple Aztec Cushion to add some colour to our lounge and something cheerful to keep us going till November when we fly out.
    Please keep the blogs coming x

    Aisling McEvoy

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