Where to Stay In Sayulita Mexico: The Top 17 Hotels and Rentals in Sayulita in 2023

If you are wondering where to stay in Sayulita Mexico among all the beautiful hotels available, you have landed in the right place.

In this post, I will share some of the best properties for any budget and location in Sayulita and its surroundings.

Sayulita is a great little beach town flanked by the sweeping Pacific Coast and the lush Sierra Madre Mountains.

It’s a scenic place with plenty of things to do, from drinking cold coconuts while you lounge under an umbrella on the beach to shopping, surfing, eating your way around town, going whale watching, or biking through the jungle.

Sayulita main beach
Sayulita Main beach

Only 20 years ago started its growth from a best-kept-secret fishing town loved by surfers into one of the trendiest spots for all sorts of travelers.

Although Sayulita has become one of the most pricy destinations in Mexico, you can still find great places to stay in Sayulita for every budget, whether you’re looking for a luxurious vacation rental, fun hostel, boutique hotel, or something else entirely.

So Let’s jump in!

Where to Stay in Sayulita Mexico – Luxury Hotels ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

1. Sayulinda Hotel

Sayulinda Hotel - Where to stay in Sayulita
Sayulinda Hotel Terrace – Photo © Expedia

Sayulinda has a gorgeous rooftop pool and several equally lovely suites with a spacious airy vibe. It is a tranquil place to stay but also has easy access to town.

Guests loved the amazing service, the rooftop terrace, and the breathtaking views. 

You can choose from the standard, quadruple, superior rooms, and more. If you want to treat yourself, go all out and book the opulent “Suite de Patrón.”

What guests say:

Exceptional – This hotel was perfect, the location, staff, amenities, rooftop pool, shopping, and food was fantastic. It was just 2 mins walk from the beach. Can’t wait to return.

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2. Avela Boutique Hotel

Avela Boutique hotel Sayulita
Avela Boutique hotel Sayulita – Photo © Expedia

If you’re looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to stay in Sayulita, you’ll love Avela Boutique Hotel. This five-star hotel offers exceptional service and wonderful attention to detail.

The rooms are bright and clean with a modern minimalist feel and balconies with mountain views. Wooden accents and giant windows give it a warm tropical touch. There is a lovely swimming pool and garden as well.

What guests say:

Hidden Oasis – “My husband and I stayed at this lovely hotel for almost two weeks and we did not want to leave!! We debated whether we should stay closer to the beach, but once we saw how loud it was in Sayulita we were so thankful for the peace and solitude of this hotel. It was the perfect respite after touring through the city all day. We would come back to the hotel at about 3:00 and just relax at the pool until evening. All of the other guests were friendly and respectful and from all over the world. The owners were extremely warm and friendly. Very professional and made sure that we had everything we needed. The food at the hotel is incredible!…”

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3. Azul Pitaya Beachfront Hotel

Azul Pitaya Hotel Sayulita
Azul Pitaya Hotel Room in Sayuilita – photo © Expedia

Azul Pitaya Beachfront Hotel is a lovely resort with a pool, hot tub, bar, shared lounge, and private beach area. The units come with air conditioning, wifi, a stovetop, a fridge, and a kettle.

Guests loved the location on Sayulita’s quieter and less-crowded north beach, the amazing pool, the great staff, and the feeling of seclusion.

The rooms are clean, bright, and modern with bright pops of color.

All of the rooms have king beds, but kids can choose to sleep on the comfy sofas in the living room area.

What guests say:

VERY GOOD – “It was a great place to stay. Far enough from town to enjoy the quiet nights, yet a very short walk to get to the restaurants and shops of this charming town. We loved being right one the beach to relax and to surf. They have really great surfing instructors right by the hotel. We had a blast! The town had such a great energy and vibe. The hotel staff was very pleasant and helpful. The gardens were like a jungle. We will be back!”

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4. Hotel Ysuri Sayulita

Hotel Ysuri Sayulita -
Hotel Ysuri Sayulita – Photo © Expedia

Hotel Ysuri Sayulita is another great option for couples or families, offering everything from a comfortable queen room with garden views to a luxurious six-bedroom apartment with a rooftop pool.

Located only a few skips and a hop from Sayulita Beach, Ysuri is a stylish hotel surrounded by palm trees. Guests loved the pool, bar, gorgeous property, and incredible service.

What guests say:

Beautiful, incredible staff, perfect locationWe went for our honeymoon. It is absolutely beautiful. Amazing front desk staff that were super friendly and helpful. Yazmin, the concierge, went out of her way to help us find and book activities. We’ll definitely be staying there again!

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5. Hotel Boutique Oz Sayulita

Hotel boutique Oz Sayulita
Hotel Boutique Oz Sayulita – Photo © Expedia

Another fun boutique hotel is Hotel Boutique Oz. The rooms come with air-conditioning, a safety deposit box, a TV, a coffee machine, a microwave, an oven, and a private bathroom.

It is right downtown, perfect if you want to hit up the late-night club scene.

The allergy-free rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and super clean. Guests loved how attentive the staff was, the downtown location, and the pool.

Choose between the Standard Studio, King Studio, Deluxe Double Room with Balcony, the Superior Suite, and more. 

What guests say:

Excellent– Miguel and the staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful! All were very pleasant to interact with and did everything to help make our stay comfortable, easy and enjoyable!! We will definitely stay there again if we are fortunate enough to return to Sayulita!”

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Where to Stay in Sayulita Mexico – Mid-range hotels ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

6. Hotel Boutique Siete Lunas

Siete Luna hotel in Sayulita
Siete Luna Hotel in Sayulita – Photo © Expedia

Siete Lunas is a boutique hotel nestled in a corner of the bay in Sayulita near Playa de Los Muertos. With only seven rooms, this setting is not only spectacular but intimate.

It is only a short walk from downtown, but far enough away that you won’t hear the night-time party scene. Instead, you’ll be right in the midst of nature.

With high thatch roofs, wooden floors, balconies with incredible views of the turquoise bay, and a staff that goes out of their way to be friendly and helpful, you’ll love Siete Lunas.

All the rooms have ocean views, air-conditioning, wifi, private bathrooms, balconies, and a minibar. Some also have separate seating areas.

There is a lovely pool on the property. You can also opt for a yoga class, massage, and golf cart rental. Guests loved the continental breakfast.

What guests say:

Excellent – “One of the most romantic places I’ve ever stayed at! The sunrise view from the room was spectacular…”

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7. Riviera Sayulita Hotel

Riviera Sayulita Hotel
Riviera Sayulita Hotel Photo © Expedia

This affordable condo-style hotel is super clean and colorful with wifi, air conditioning, a courtyard pool, and a welcoming lounge.

Each of the suites comes with a kitchen, seating area, cable TV, safety deposit box, and more.

This hotel is only a six-minute walk from Sayulita Beach. Guests loved the location, super-friendly staff, and cleanliness.

What guests say:

Exceptional – “Very clean and comfortable- extremely kind, knowledgeable, and attentive staff. A bit outside of the main town so it is quieter (which we appreciated) but everything is still within walking or golf cart distance.

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8. Hotel Vista Oceana

Hotel Vista Oceana Sayulita
Hotel Vista Oceana Sayulita – Photo © Expedia

If you like being right in the middle of the action (and don’t mind a bit of noise), Hotel Vista Oceana may be perfect for you.

You’ll get to be right on the beach and enjoy the lovely amenities. For the best views, opt for a room with a balcony on the ocean side.

Some rooms, such as the penthouse, come with a kitchen, patio, and terrace.

This hotel has an upscale artsy-boho vibe, an awesome staff, and a fabulous rooftop terrace.

All of the rooms have private bathrooms, wifi, and air-conditioning. You can choose between a variety of room options, including a standard double room, a standard double room with a sea view, a deluxe double room, family rooms, and a penthouse suite.

What guests say:

Exceptional – “This property was close to all amenities including the beach. The restaurants were all great and the staff at the hotel were exceptional. The manager Azul, was helpful and full of answers for any and all questions I needed answered. Smiles all around.”

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9. Casa de la Ballena

hotel Casa de la ballena Sayulita
hotel Casa de la Ballena Sayulita Photo © Expedia

Casa de la Ballena is an elegant hotel that combines amenities with a studio-apartment vibe. It is close to both downtown and the beach but still feels like a peaceful oasis.

The internet is fast, the bed linens are changed daily, there are multiple coffee options, and the made-to-order breakfasts are fantastic. You’ll also enjoy the pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

Guests loved the excellent service, and the well-designed, clean, and modern spaces.

What guests say:

Exceptional – “Loved this hotel! Martin and his staff treat their guests like family. The property was well kept, in great condition, and very comfortable. Downtown is a short walk and it was nice to be a little outside the busy area. The neighborhood felt safe and itself was a little oasis. Also, the daily breakfast offered a variety of options and was delicious. I would definitely recommend it. Thanks for a great stay!”

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10. Distrito 88

Distrito 88 Sayulita
Distrito 88 Sayulita – Photo © Expedia

This adults-only boutique hotel is located on a little hill outside of Sayulita. You’ll wake up to chirping birds in an extremely clean minimalist room.

The hotel and grounds are gorgeous, with beautiful details spicing up every room—including geometric ceramic tiles, terracotta accents, and embroidered cushions.

The grounds are attractive, including the swimming pool. There’s also a nice café on site, not to mention great coffee, a delicious bakery, and incredible views.

What guests say:

Exceptional – “The property manager was extremely helpful. The staff is kind and friendly. The hotel was clean and comfortable and was close to a fantastic coffee shop with great food. It’s within walking distance to shops and the beach. I would go back.”

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10. Ximena Hotel Boutique

Ximena Hotel - Where to stay in Sayulita hotels
Ximena Hotel Sayulita – Expedia

Head just out of town to this gorgeous hotel that combines modern industrial architecture with Mexican folk design. The end result is an interesting aesthetic—the cool sweep of concrete giving way to colorful corners and cozy lights.

As far as amenities go, Ximena Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, grill, garden, bar, free wifi, terrace, and free parking. The rooms have a balcony, private bathroom, electric teapot, safety deposit box, desk, and air-conditioning.

Guests loved the quiet location just outside of town, the comfortable beds, amazing construction, and easy walkability to all the attractions of Sayulita.

What guests say:

Exceptional – “ What a great boutique hotel, clean and safe. The design of the hotel and rooms are complete to my taste (it may not appeal to others). We were on the first floor, with a garden view balcony room. You could hear a bit of noise from reception, but for the price, I didn’t mind. The rooftop pool with the bar was a nice bonus. The only downside is that there are no restaurant/food facilities in the hotel, so you cannot purchase or reheat food unless you get the suite with kitchen. Nimfa and the rest of the staff (Alex) were extremely helpful and accommodating.

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Budget Hotels, Where to Stay in Sayulita Mexico 2022

If you’re traveling on a tight budget, or simply enjoy the communal spirit and party atmosphere available at some hostels, these budget hotels are a great option.

And don’t worry, if staying in a dormitory isn’t your thing, you have private rooms or other options!

13. Casa Love

Casa Love Sayulita
Casa Love Sayulita – Photo © Expedia

“Budget” doesn’t necessarily have to mean hostel, and nowhere is that more true than at Casa Love. This little gem of a hotel has a comfy-chic beach vibe. Enjoy the sea views, family-style lounge, spacious rooms, and friendly laid-back staff.

Choose between the Comfort Triple Room, Twin Room, Standard Triple Room, and more. It is perfect for families as well as solo travelers.

Guests enjoyed the unique vibe of this hotel, somewhere between a boutique hotel and a hostel. It is only a few steps from the beach and is a great place to watch surfers.

What guests say:

Exceptional – “ Great location, outstanding beach views and very chill atmosphere...

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14. Viajero Sayulita Hostel

Viajero Hostal Sayulita
Viajero Hostal Sayulita – Photo © Expedia

This four-star hostel is only a few minutes’ walk from Sayulita Beach. It is clean, comfortable, and bright. Guests loved the location, balcony views, friendly staff, refreshing pool, and tasty breakfast.

If you’d prefer to do your own cooking, choose one of the rooms with a kitchen equipped with a microwave, fridge, and stovetop.

They have mixed dormitory rooms, female-only dormitory rooms, and family-style rooms.

What guests say:

Excellent:What a great hostel, I had a private room for 7 nights which was more like a 1 bedroom apartment with a balcony. Everything is made of concrete so there is very little noise if any between rooms. A sick rooftop bar/pool, a very friendly staff. The only thing I could say negatively is it’s maybe an 8-10 min walk to the beach and it’s located up a hill, however with that being said. There is no noise from vehicles or clubbing at night if you’re a light sleeper. I would recommend to anyone.

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15. Diamante Hotel Sayulita

Diamante Hotel Sayulita
Diamante Hotel Sayulita – Expedia

If you’re looking for a great budget option in Sayulita Mexico, consider staying at the Diamante Hotel.

This three-star hotel offers guests a swimming pool, wifi, sun terrace, a communal kitchen, and free coffee and fruit.

The rooms come equipped with a fan, a private bathroom and shower, and free toiletries. You can also use their beach towels and sunbeds.

It is only one block away from the beach on the north end of Sayulita. Guests loved the clean and modern rooms, the security, and the friendly and helpful staff.

What guests say:

Excellent:Highly recommend this hotel. Central to the downtown and beach within a five minute walking distance, very clean room, wonderful staff, and excellent value for your dollar. We just wanted a clean room with air conditioning, hot water, and very quiet … and absolutely no bugs to be found here (unlike the other hotels nearby). Photos don’t do this hotel any justice, and was so much nicer to see in person. I’d come here again in a heartbeat. They offer a very simple free breakfast, but if you want a fantastic place for breakfast that’s healthy, try Anchor Cafe in the downtown core.”

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16. Selina Sayulita

Selina Sayulita
Selina Sayulita Photo © Expedia

If you enjoy being right in the center of the action, Selina Sayulita could be perfect for you. This hostel is in the center of town.

The beach is only a short distance away, so digital nomads can surf in between work tasks and meetings.

Like any other Selina hotel, also also this hostel keeps its promise with a fun vibe with music in the bar at night, small events, classes, massages, a pool, and more.

The rooms have air conditioning, a wardrobe, a ceiling fan, and views of the pool. Room options include a dormitory bunk, a small private room, a standard room, and a family room.

What guests say:

Very Good The place is nice and clean but it’s more of a hostel feel. You have long-term and short-term tenants that live there. It was a shared bathroom situation but the bathrooms are clean and they are attended to at least three to four times a day. There are about three bathrooms per floor and they are individual bathrooms with a shower. No locker room or dorm-style bathrooms. The rooms are really small but overall enjoyable. If you’re looking for a laid-back surfer/hippy-style hostel feels then this is the place.

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17. Sayunique Boutique Hostal

The Sayunique Boutique Hostel is another nice hostel in Sayulita. It is beautiful and clean, and the dormitory room is bright and full of light. It has an airy vibe and is right on the beach.

Enjoy the free Wi-Fi, shared kitchen, lounge, and air conditioning.

Guests loved the exceptional service and community feeling saying it’s a great place to have wonderful conversations with other guests, go out swimming, enjoy a game night, etc.

Only accommodations in the dormitory are available.

What guests say:
Sayunique Hostal is literally unique. People are very amazing, the hostel is beautiful, very clean and taken care of with a lot of love. The rooms are spacious, have big windows, are full with light, and Sayulita itself is very attractive too. I cam for two nights and ended up staying a week … 😉 You meet people, go out together, and can have amazing conversations, parties, a swim or game night 😉

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18. La ReDonda Hostel

La Redonda Hostel
La Redonda Hostel – Expedia

Another excellent economic accommodation option in Sayulita is the La Redonda Hostel. Perfect for backpackers, this lively hostel has fabulous common areas and a great staff.

The dorm rooms give a bit of privacy to each guest as well. Each bed has a curtain, light, and electrical outlet.

Play ping-pong, rent a bike, or go on a surf outing organized by the hostel.

The dormitories include clean sheets, a fan, and spacious bedrooms. Towels are available for an extra fee. The party ends at midnight at this hostel, so you can still catch plenty of zzz’s.

What people say:

Great: People, location, breakfast, vibe, everything was just amazing”

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Where to stay in Sayulita: Amazing villas and condos

19. Casa Paz

What better way to enjoy Sayulita than with your own luxurious villa? Casa Paz is a beautiful air-conditioned villa with four bedrooms, an equipped kitchen, a living room, a terrace, and four bathrooms. There is also a pool, garden facilities, free wifi, and free parking.

You can opt for an airport shuttle service, car rental, and continental breakfast as well. In total, the villa has four king beds and one full bed and can sleep up to ten people.

Guests loved the beautiful views, the pool, and its proximity to the jungle.

This option is perfect for groups.

What People say

 Peace: The accommodation is perfect the views are perfect the owner is very friendly

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20. Villa Amor

Villa Amor Sayulita
Villa Amor Sayulita – Photo © Expedia

Spectacular oceanfront resident with villas of different sizes and occupancy and nicely decorated in Mexican colors and tropical style. Spectacular ocean views room from the terrace and the living room.

This place is a real treat.

What guests say:

Excellent location. Beautiful views from the villas, which we’re huge and super clean and comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They helped us organize activities and excursions and were super attentive. The restaurant was very good, especially the seafood options, and the bar made great drinks! I will definitely return.”

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21. Casa Makawe – New Condo 3 blocks from beach w/ ROOFTOP POOL & Elevator

Casa Makawe rooftop
Photo © VRBO

The spectacular newly finished condo at a few steps from the beach and the town center.

These cute apartments offer a perfect blend of modern architecture with a traditional Mexican flair. Guests especially enjoy the rooftop pool and chairs with spectacular sunset views.

What guests say:

Casa Makawe was excellent. Comfortable, quiet, yet only a couple minutes’ walk from the square. The units facing the street (larger units) are on each floor separated from one another by a hallway, so no adjacent walls. The rooms were clean, and the kitchens were fully functional. Also, Aaron, the manager/contact person was always responsive to questions, communicated clearly, and great to work with (especially nice if it’s your first time to Sayulita).

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Where to stay in Sayulita FAQ

How many days do you need in Sayulita?

It really depends on how many activities you would like to do among all the things to do in Sayulita. You can spend a day or 1 month and never get bored, I assure you.

Is Sayulita worth visiting?

If you love the beach life, great food, surf or yoga classes or party nights, but also the peace and quiet of the surrounding tropical jungle, Sayulita is definitely worth visiting.

Can you swim in Sayulita?

Yes, you definitely can swim in Sayulita although the main beach is not exactly the best beach you can find in the area.

There are many other beautiful beaches that are not only great for surfers but also swimmable such as La Lancha, or Punta de Mita.

Sayulita main Street
Sayulita Main Steet

What is the best time to visit Sayulita?

It really depends on what kind of climate you are looking for. If you go surfing, even if the best swells are in wintertime, you can surf all year round in Sayulita which is in fact considered one of the top surfing spots in Mexico.

But if you want to hike or chill keep in mind that summer is the hottest time of the year and the most humid with more risk of rain, but the water is warmer while winters are less humid with blue skies and lots of sunshine.

Shoulder seasons which are May June September and October are the best to find great hotel deals.

Read my guide on the best time to visit Puerto Vallarta for more detailed info as it’s right at 1 hour drive

Is Sayulita safe for tourists?

It is relatively safe for tourists but just like in every other place in the world you also need to do your part and don’t put yourself in a risky situation like walking around at night alone, getting drunk, trusting everybody or getting yourself into drug-related issues and other silly things that would put you into trouble.

Read more about safety in Mexico for more details and smart tips on how to stay safe.

Sayulita Carricito beach
Playa Carricito – Sayulita

Can you drink the tap water in Sayulita?

No, it’s better if you stay away from tap water just like anywhere else in Mexico.

Is Uber available in Sayulita Mexico?

Uber is not available in Sayulita BUT it’s available in Puerto Vallarta. So if you are flying into Puerto Vallarta airport, which is the closest one, you can call a Uber to get to your hotel in Sayulita.

Or you can rent a car, which is what I will be doing next time I go there which is the best way to explore around and check out all the beautiful beaches in Sayulita and surrounding, and stop by the surrounding towns such as the quaint Bucerias, Lo De Marco, San Blas and many other pretty spots in the Riviera Nayarit.

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