We stayed at La Morada Guest House http://www.lamoradasayulita.com/. It is a 2-minute walk to the town centre. The beach is just at the end of the street. We booked this very last minute so the rates were at their highest but it was still the most reasonable considering it was high season. The staff were so friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend La Morada if you are looking for a more traditional rustic accommodation.
To be perfectly honest I found the beach at Sayulita town a bit of a disappointment and was probably the only thing that was not up to expectations. It was very packed and too many umbrellas and beach sellers, it was impossible to really chill there. Luckily, we decided to explore to find better and within a 15-minute walk we found just that. Pretty much 15 minutes’ walk either side you will find stunning beaches. My favourite beaches below:
Playa Las Cueves & Playa Malpasos - you must trek through a jungle to get to these stunners… I’m not going to lie I was cursing my friends for dragging me there on that day but it was worth it in the end…it was a little piece of heaven. It is 2 miles north of Sayulita town. Advice, don’t walk there in flip flops (which I obviously did), bring runners and a back pack or cross over bag (which I obviously didn’t).
San Pancho/San Francisco beach - San Pancho or San Francisco as it is also called is a beach village 15-minute drive North of Sayulita, it is well worth it to take the short taxi ride just to enjoy the much less crowded beach there. The Village is also very pretty with loads of very good restaurants. We stayed on for dinner here one of the nights and we had probably my favourite meal of the trip at Barracuda, which was on the main street, the cocktails were amazing too, a big thumbs up to this gem.
Palmar Trapiche - This is a little microbrewery slash beer garden restaurant by the beach. Something different in the town and worth a visit. The beer is good and the burgers are not bad either. They also have a nightly indie acoustic session which I loved.
Sayulita Café - This traditional restaurant was just across from our guesthouse. It is right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Get a seat outside. Great spot for people watching.
Los Corazones - this restaurant was highly recommended to us but to be honest we weren’t that impressed, service was not great and the food was only ok but it does get rave reviews and maybe it was just a bad night so I would say give it a shot.
Tierra Viva - This was our favourite restaurant in Sayulita we ended up going here several times. Every dish was just delicious and the staff were lovely.
And finally, I am going to give a shout out to Su Casa Bar http://www.sucasasayulita.com/ being Irish I am always looking for somewhere to have a bit of ‘Craic’ and this place was just that. It has live music most nights and there is a fun friendly atmosphere…. if you are looking for some banter on your nights out in Sayulita, this is your bar.