A long weekend in Sayulita, Mexico

Oh, Mexico. Let me count the ways that I love you. Long weekend in Sayulita, I’m definitely not complaining!! When my best friend told me that she wanted help planning a colorful wedding in Sayulita, I giggled, and instantly said I would help with any and all of the things! Remember the Flamingo themed Bridal Shower

Upon entering Sayulita, I was drawn in by all of the colors, and life exuding through the people and streets. In the square, colorful papel picado dance in the warm breeze, and tables are filled with little toys, hats, and collectibles made by people from the neighboring towns. One thing I noticed, after driving 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, is how much the town is centered around surfing. You can even rent a board, and get lessons at any time that the sun is out!

Despite the need to get set up and ready for an incredibly colorful, and fun-filled wedding, we had a lot of extra time. Our hotel, Villa Amor, was perched on the side of a tropical hill overlooking the bright blue ocean. It had the most amazing infinity pool, but we wanted to partake in activities outside of that little oasis. So, we spent our long weekend in Sayulita, hopping on a boat that took us out to a beautiful island where we snorkeled and swam. We also relaxed on the beach and took advantage of the endless margaritas and barbequed shrimp that was served to us by the locals.

Though the town thrives on tourism, there is a certain small town charm about it. Walking through the streets, and eating at the various restaurants on the main road, I got a sense of culture. Mexico never ceases to amaze me.

Oh, and a tip? One I’ve learned, unfortunately from experience. Don’t drink the water! Stick to bottled water. I made sure of it on this trip since it was such an important time for my best friend, and am so glad that I did!

drone shot of sayulita

Author: Jordan Alvarado

Jordan is a Restaurant and Food Photographer based out of San Francisco. As an avid traveler and professionally trained chef, she brings her passion of curing wanderlust through food right here to Hey Shug.

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