Sayulita is one of the top vacation destinations in Mexico. The indescribable charm it has makes it a magnet that attracts visitors from all corners of the world who come to enjoy the weather, sands, seas and the natural beauty this Mexican gem has to offer.
If you are planning a trip to Sayulita for the first time, here are the necessary tips and paperwork you will need to get you going in the right direction:
This is one of the essential documents you will have for your Sayulita trip. If you are coming from the US or Canada, and you don’t have one, be sure to get one in as soon as possible, since the typical application process usually takes between six and eight weeks, and if you require a rush passport, it still takes a few days to acquire, and an additional fee will apply.
Regarding a visa, you will apply for one, and then hop onto the plane. The process is relatively easy and affordable. But you must remember to keep the stamped portion as you will need it when exiting Mexico after the vacation. In its absence, you may be compelled to pay very heavy fines while checking in.
Your ATM Cards
It is advisable to use the ATMs at the banks to get local currency; pesos. Due to an increase in ATM fraud in Sayulita, you should use only bank ATMs, and not the free-standing ones. The nearest banks to Sayulita are in Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias.
Being that it is your first time in Sayulita, you don’t know what you might encounter during the trip, and you will need travel insurance, not just for health concerns, but for other benefits. Other than falling sick, you may need insurance when flights are delayed or canceled, when you lose your valuables or when you have to cut your trip short.
Drinking water in Mexico
It is not a good idea to consume the drinking water in Mexico. This is mainly due to hygiene concerns. Bottled water is available, and this should be your preference throughout your entire stay in Sayulita.