Sayulita // Mexico
Making the move to Vail in 2006 was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It changed me in so many ways, and I was able to meet so many inspiring and amazing people, especially my girl posse. But alas all good things must come to end making way for other life experiences, and even though my move to San Francisco has had so many awesome upsides, leaving my Vail girls was kind of a bummer. But it wasn’t a real goodbye just a see ya later cause trips to Vail are always on the travel calendar.
But with Vail being a resort town and a place for transient ski bums you’re lucky if your good friends stick around. And for the first 2 years of being in San Francisco, I was able to go back to Vail and pretend like I never left, but in the past year things have changed, my friends have moved on, like I have. And with the fact that Vail was no longer a central meeting place for us, we decided that a Girl’s Trip was in order - and that’s where Sayulita came in.
It was my first time visiting the little surf town of Sayulita and what can I say it was a perfect place to enjoy some beach time with my girls. We frolicked in the Surf, Sun, and Sand, sustained our appetites on ceviche, fish tacos, and margaritas, and enjoyed the tropical views right outside our hacienda. Casa Paco y Pedro was the perfect spot for us. It was possibly the most convenient accommodations I’ve every stayed in - being feet away from the beach and the town. I was able to wake up, go for a sunrise beach run, and then head into town and get on wifi for a couple hours. For someone like me who likes to be productive with their time this was a pretty rad set up.
Sayulita was never on my radar, and apparently it wasn’t on a lot of peoples either (Thanks Kate), because whenever I mentioned where I was going in Mexico people were like WHERE? So that’s a good sign that it’s a spot a little off the beaten track which I prefer. It has its tourist moments but Sayulita is a gem that can be visited multiple times without ever really getting bored if you like to surf, sup, hang out on the beach, eat fresh ceviche, drink cold Pacificos at sunset, and enjoy Island Time.
I could sustain my life on Captain Pedro’s Shrimp Ceviche
Pineapple + Basil Ice Pop from Wa Kika, a refreshing and unique flavored treat!
Beach Treasures collected at sunrise
If you can get to Sayulita visit Pacha Mama an awesome bohemian boutique right off the beach with great leather fringe bags, beach inspired jewelry and a motto we should all follow: Live What You Love
The colorful streets of Sayulita
We’re on a boat!
Marietas Islands - looks prettier on Pinterest but the booze cruise on Chica Locca is well worth the journey.
Repping GoodPeople while Suping
Backflips all day!
Always sunset chasing
Sayulita Cafe has the best shrimp fajitas I’ve every had! They even had the sense to give you bread with your tortillas so you could soak up the sauce!
Street Food is on my to do list next time I get down there!
Suns out Buns Out
Miss these girls already - let the planning begin for next years girls trip!
Travel Tips: You don’t have to give up an arm and a leg to get to Sayulita - it’s a pretty easy journey with the right price. It’s only about 40 Mins North of the Puerto Vallarta Airport with non-stop flights from San Francisco and flying times around three and half hours - easy-peasy!
Paradise is never far away.