For those looking to traverse beyond the town of Sayulita, there are boundless adventures waiting in the surrounding area. Hidden beaches, invigorating hikes, and challenging jungle bike trails are just some of the many experiences for you to conquer.
Crossing the river to North Sayulita will lead you to another sweeping beach; home to nesting turtles, swooping pelicans, and spacious untouched sands.
The north hills of Sayulita, known as Nanzal, are a high hike but those with the willpower to make the trek are rewarded with one of the most spectacular views.
Making the hour-long hike along the captivating beach and through the rugged jungle trails will lead you to Sayulita’s northern neighbor, San Pancho. Alike in size and seaside locale, San Pancho trades surfboards for polo matches and is lauded for its prime bird watching sites as well as lush golf courses upon the hill.
To the south of Sayulita you will stumble upon Los Muertos, the beach of the dead, which is a small but spirited stretch of sand. Sea waters at Los Muertos are calm and ideal for snorkeling and swimming. The nearby graveyard that gives the beach its name is pure magic to walk through.
On the south side of the peninsula sits the ruggedly isolated yet wildly stunning Carricitos beach. This rocky hideaway is less than an hour’s walk from downtown Sayulita.
Trekking further down the southern coast of Nayarit will lead you to Punta Mita and the stylish Anclote Beach with an eclectic blend of high end dining establishments and funky, down-to-earth beachfront activities. From here you can catch a boat to the Marietas Islands for rare bird sightings, seasonal whale watching, and snorkeling.