Fodor's Expert Review Playa de Sayulita
The increasingly popular town and beach of Sayulita is about 45 minutes north of PV on Carretera 200, just about 19 km (12 mi) north of Bucerías and 35 km (22 mi) north of the airport. Despite the growth, this small town is still laid-back and retains its surfer-friendly vibe. Fringed in lanky palms, Sayulita's curvaceous beach hugs the small bay. A decent shore break here is good for beginning or novice surfers; the left point break is more challenging. Skiffs on the beach have good rates for surfing or fishing safaris in area waters, and you can rent surfboards and snorkeling gear. Facilities: Fishing, snorkeling, surfing; food concessions, restrooms, showers. Best for: surfing; partiers; walking.