5 Charming Hotels & Resorts in Sayulita

by Paul Joseph  |  Published February 28, 2024

Once a quiet fishing village, Sayulita is now one of Mexico’s most popular tourist spots, brimming with idyllic beaches, a laidback atmosphere, and no end of enticing places to stay.

(Photo: Residencia Tropical Don Bonito / Courtesy

Situated on Mexico’s Pacific coast, and backed by the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains, the village draws huge numbers of visitors every year who come to enjoy its gloriously scenic setting.  Accommodation options cater to arrivals with everything from budget guesthouses through to luxury hotels. For those looking to stay somewhere with a dash of character and charm, we’ve picked out 5 of the most alluring hotels and resorts that Sayulita has to offer.

Residencia Tropical Don Bonito

Tucked away on a quiet street on Sayulita’s northern shore, this minimalist modern boutique hotel combines intimate luxury with a prime setting close to the village’s main attractions. Offering just nine exclusive rooms, the hotel was the creative brainchild of Sayulita-born Rodrigo Peña, who has stamped his own distinct style on the property with its mid-century modern design and clean architecture. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a garden, a terrace with yoga classes and a coffee shop, and continental breakfasts are available daily. Sayulita Beach and the village’s many shops, dining and entertainment spots are all seconds away. Pricing available on request. 

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Sayulita Central Hotel

(Photo: Sayulita Central Hotel)

This colourful, colonial-style hotel may lack the amenities of many of its counterparts, but it positively exudes character and charm, with a rustic chic aesthetic and Old Mexico vibes. Set in a historic building facing a bustling pedestrian street in the centre of Sayulita, a pebble’s throw from the beach, the hotel features individually decorated guest rooms with private terraces, hammocks and ocean views. In the wood-filled lobby area, a decorative surfboard catches the eye and offers a nod to the coastal setting. The food stalls, street vendors, bars, and restaurants of Sayulita Plaza square are just a few seconds’ walk away. From $89 per night.

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Hotel Ysuri Sayulita

Tropical palm trees abound at this stylish and oh-so-bohemian hotel opposite Sayulita Beach. A mix of mountain and ocean views make for diverse scenery that guests are treated to every which way they turn. Amenities include a dramatic infinity pool, a restaurant and bar, concierge services, and 24-hour front desk. Guest rooms and suites are designed in understated style, with rustic-chic wood furnishings adorning the suites, most of which come with private terraced and hot tubs. There are also upgraded suites with private pools and kitchenettes. To experience the sights, sounds and aromas of local commerce, head to the nearby Mercado del Pueblo, a Friday farmers’ market selling fresh local produce, artisan foods, handmade jewellery and more. From $181 per night.

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Villa Amor

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A picture-postcard hillside setting overlooking the sandy shoreline has a habit of rendering guests open-mouthed at this upscale boutique hotel overlooking the bay of Sayulita. But there’s far more to the property than gorgeous vistas, with its collection of thatched-roof villas of varying sizes boasting multi-coloured furnishings, open-air living areas, balconies and kitchenettes. Upgraded options also feature private pools and Jacuzzis. Elsewhere, an al fresco restaurant and bar, saltwater infinity pool and yoga studio add to the sense of indulgent luxury. For those keen to venture out, the many eateries, shops and beaches of Sayulita are less than 10 minutes away on foot. From $314 per night.

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El Pueblito Sayulita

Positioned on an attractive tree-lined street a stone’s throw from the beach, this boutique hotel is one of Sayulita’s more unique accommodation offerings. Described as more like a Mexican home than a hotel, it features colourful guest rooms decked out in traditional Mexican décor, handcrafted artwork, and scenic views. There’s an on-site restaurant and bar, an outdoor pool and a shuttle service that takes guests to and from the area’s main tourist hub. All-inclusive stays are also available. Notable nearby attractions include Las Huertas Golf Course and Tierra Huichol Sayulita Aboriginal Art Gallery, both of which are easily reachable on foot. From $161 per night.

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