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J E N Y I H
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SAYULITA, MEXICO

My dear friend KVP & I set sail on our first official “retreat”. Our goal was to bring 10 people together to have a truly unforgettable trip… and that’s what we got. Category 5 hurricanes, big waves, banditos, paying off Mexican police, tequila, and tortugas. It was a trip of a lifetime.

 
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If you’re a foodie or surfer looking to be barefoot and lounge around in your bikini, this is most definitely a destination for you. You fly into Puerto Vallarta airport & Sayulita is a short 45 minute drive. I highly recommend renting a car so you can explore beaches and surf destinations like Punta Mita, La Lancha, and Punta Mita. If you don’t have the means or hassle for a car, once you arrive in Sayulita EVERYTHING is walking distance & there’s no need for a vehicle. They also have ATV’s and golf carts for rent.

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THE SURF

SAYULITA BAY :: This is right downtown Sayulita, it’s not highly recommended to surf everyday in because the water is quite dirty. The sewage system essentially runs right into the water, gross. Take care of your cuts & scrapes, take a shower.

LA LANCHA :: It’s easy to park right up at Wild Mex Surf Shop, also next to Makai Cafe (delicious) and walk through the woods to La Lancha beach. During rainy season, it’s a muddy 10 minute hike in so either bring your Teva’s or go barefoot because it’s a slip and slide.

BURROS :: This was by far my favorite place to surf but watch out for the banditos. You will definitely get robbed if you leave anything valuable on the beach, we did…  

Where to Stay

VILLAS CHULA VISTA

What I packed

COAL BUCKET HAT

SMITH POLARIZED Sunglasses

FIRST AID KIT

EIR NYC SURF MUD (Reef Safe)

EIR NYC Complete Toiletry bag

DAKINE SHERPA ROLLER BAG

DAKINE SURF BAG

DAKINE RASH GUARD

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EAT THIS

RUSTICA :: amazing stop for lunch, coffee, or dinner. lunch menu is more of a mexican theme with tacos and tostadas, in the evening there’s a shift to italian style foods. this was by far one of the best meals i had in sayulita.

BARRICUDA :: the barricuda taco is a must.

CAFE INO :: yes yes yes, the best customer service and pulpo (aka octupus). tequila for tasting as well.

EL ITACATE :: the greatest street tacos that ever lived, go here! only $2/taco.

TIPS

Pick up some cash in Puerto Vallarta near the La Comer shopping center, the transaction fees are less at a real bank & most places don’t take credit card. Check the currency exchange beforehand, while we were there 20 pesos was equal to $1 USD.

Don’t drink the water. Especially if you’ve never had food poisoning in Mexico, I wouldn’t suggest even brushing your teeth in the water. Always buy big jugs of water at the store.

Carry some extra cash, you’ll need to tip people that help you like your taxi driver who brings your bags to the house or musicians on the street. Also, if you rented a car, expect to get pulled over and hassled by the police - whatever “fee” they say you owe at the police station, you can pay on the spot to get rid of them. The most I’ve paid is $50, no more.



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