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12 Apr

Sayulita Mexico Resorts: Frequently Asked Questions

Sayulita is a top destination in Mexico, and every year, millions of people from across the globe take a trip to enjoy the beaches and tropical paradise present in Sayulita. If you want to get the most out of your vacation, it is a great to have an idea of what awaits you upon arrival. As such, it will be easy for you to plan and have realistic expectations so that you can have a memorable vacation. To give you an insight into Sayulita Mexico resorts, and the kind of experiences that await you there, here are some of the frequently asked questions about visiting Sayulita:

Frequently asked questions about planning your holiday in Sayulita

How far in advance should I book my holiday?

How far in advance should you book your holiday depends on when you intend to travel. If you will be traveling during the high season, which typically starts from November to May, then it is advisable that you book your holiday at least six months in advance. During peak times, Sayulita Mexico resorts and villas are in great demand, and if you want to get them at a great price, then the trick is to book early. However, if you wait for the last minute prices have the tendency to double and you will end up spending a lot of money for your holiday.

Is visiting during the off peak season a good idea?

During the high season, tourist flock to Sayulita.  The peak season is characterized by celebrations, noise and crowds, and if you are the kind of person who loves this vibe then you have every reason to plan your holiday during the peak months. However, if you don’t like crowds and you’d prefer to have a quiet holiday with less crowds, then taking advantage of low rates for accommodation during the low season is a great idea. Sayulita vacation packages at this time are really affordable, and you can bargain for better deals because not as many people are traveling.

Must I speak Spanish to enjoy my stay?

It is recommended that you know a little Spanish when you are in Mexico, even if it means knowing the basic phrases – hola, por favor, gracias. However, you will find a number of restaurants in town with bilingual staff and as such, you will find it easy to get by without an in depth knowledge of Spanish. You will also be amazed at how the locals in Sayulita are fluent in “Spanglish”, and though they may not communicate in pure English, they know combinations of English and Spanish, and together with signs and gestures, communicating with them will not be a huge challenge.

What is the time difference between Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita?

In Puerto Vallarta, you will be on Central Time, and currently, Sayulita is also in the same time zone. When you arrive, you may find that your cell phone clock may be behind by one hour. To avoid confusions about time, be sure to adjust your cell phone clocks, watches and computer immediately upon arrival.

Is the water in Sayulita Safe?

The water you will find in most Sayulita Mexico resorts are safe, because most resorts have their own water purification systems or they will avail bottled water for their guests. The bars and restaurants will also have purified water, which they will also use to make ice for cocktails. However, it is not recommended that you drink water directly from the taps.

What should I expect from the locals?

Sayulita’s economy largely depends on tourists, and this is a fact that the locals know so well. It is due to the dollars spent by tourists that most of the local businesses have expanded over the years, and as such, the locals are very friendly with tourists.  However, you should not misuse their hospitality and at all times you need to remember that you are in a foreign country. You should also strive to learn a little Spanish because this will help you connect closely with the locals and they will be delighted to see that you are making an effort to learn their language.

Frequently asked questions about transportation in Sayulita

Are there buses to Sayulita from Puerto Vallarta?

There are buses from the airport and many other bus stops within Puerto Vallarta from where you can board a bus to Sayulita. The bus line that serves Sayulita from Puerto Vallarta is COMPOSTELA, with green and white buses. Look at the windshield of the bus to see if “Sayulita” is written on it to know if it is headed for Sayulita.

How long is the drive by bus from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita?

The distance separating Sayulita and Puerto Vallarta is about 40km (24 miles) and it may take between 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic. If you are traveling by bus, it may take more than an hour due to the frequent stops the bus has to make.

How much will I pay for the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita?

The fare to Sayulita from Puerto Vallarta is 42 pesos. Though the bus driver will give change, it is highly recommended that you use smaller denominations for convenience.

Are there taxis from the airport to Sayulita?

Yes, there are airport taxis from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Sayulita. The taxi fares from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita are by zones, and it may up to 1000 pesos. Other than using the airport taxis, you can walk out of the airport, across the footbridge, and you will find taxis that might charge you up to 300 pesos less than the airport taxis. If you want a comfortable experience with the transportation in Sayulita, you should consider making arrangements in advance with  reputable companies.

Are there taxis in Sayulita?

Yes, there are taxis in Sayulita, and they are easy to find. You will find four or five of them at the plaza at any given time, and when you go across the bridge as if you are leaving town, you will also find more at the corner where Calle Manuel Rodriguez Sanches meets AV Revolucion. You will also find taxis by the bus stops too.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sayulita town

Are there churches in Sayulita?

Sayulita is predominantly catholic, and right on the main plaza, you will find a catholic church. There is also a non-denominational church as well as a Kingdom Hall for Jehovah Witnesses. If you don’t want to spend your time in your Sayulita Mexico vacation rental on Sunday, you can visit these churches to worship and interact with the locals.

Are there libraries in Sayulita?

Unfortunately, there are no libraries in Sayulita. However, there is a book store where you will find both new and old books being sold. There are also a few businesses operating on the “take a book, leave a book model.” In some cases, you will find some of the Sayulita Mexico resorts with lots of books that you can read during your stay.

How is the night life in Sayulita?

The nightlife in Sayulita is very vibrant, to say the least. With people visiting from all around the globe, you can expect powerful and vibrant interactions from both the locals and the tourists. The nightlife in Sayulita begins with sunset by the beach, cocktails, dinner and live music and performances all through into the night. You will find large crowds sitting at the plaza enjoying performances by the locals, fire dancers to Mariachis, and much more. Irrespective of your tastes and preference, you are bound to enjoy the night life in Sayulita.

Is cellphone reception in Sayulita good?

Sayulita has decent cell phone reception, but you should confirm with your carrier if you will be able to use your phone at the Sayulita Mexico vacation rentals. If you know that you will be in Mexico for a long time, the best option would be to buy a simple cell phone from the local Telcel office and enjoy affordable phone rates and great connectivity.

Will I find ATMs in Sayulita?

There are lots of ATMs you can use in Sayulita with the major ones being the ones inside Intercam Bank and in the Mega Shopping Complex. There are also ATMs in Puerto Vallarta if you wanted to get some money before coming down to Sayulita. However, you are cautioned against using free standing ATMs in Sayulita due to increased rates of ATM fraud in the area. If you have to use a free-standing ATM, be sure to use the ones in well-lit areas, but preferably, those located inside a building.

Are there banks in Sayulita?

Yes, Sayulita has one bank – Intercam Bank. The bank is located on the main road and operates from Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm.