Barefoot Luxury in Nayarit: Sayulita & Punta de Mita
Beautiful beaches, Mexican hospitality, laid back vibes and low land rainforest are just a few pieces that make Riviera Nayarit a fantastic destination for all types of travelers.
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Where to stay in Nayarit
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Things to do in Nayarit
Playa Escondida in Islas Marietas: Discover this beautiful hidden beach within an island. Getting there is an adventure, so take a tour or go with a guide. Schedule this one in advance as they limit daily visitors to prevent over tourism.
Hike Monkey Mountain:Just outside of Punta Mita is Higuera Blanca where this trail starts. It's a moderate hike that ends in an amazing 360-degree view of the area. The indigenous Huichol people also see this as sacred space.
Visit San Pancho: This quiet town neighbors the lively Sayulita. Stop by for a day or an afternoon to enjoy the beaches and local cuisine at a laid back pace.
Playa Malpaso and Playa Carricitos: These are two lovely beach walks that are accessible from Sayulita.
Places to Eat & Drink in Nayarit
Anchor Cafe: Lovely spot for breakfast food, coffee and smoothies in Sayulita.
Organi-K: Breakfast and lunch spot serving up vibrant smoothies and bowls with organic ingredients.
Miscelánea: Cute spot for a filling breakfast and coffee in Sayulita.
Cafecito de Mita: Quaint coffee shop in Punta Mita that serves up great lattes.
Zicatela Cocina: Fantastic spot for a late-lunch or dinner in Punta de Mita.
La Pescadora: Fish-focused menu and market just a few steps away from Zicatela. A great spot to catch the sunset.
El Itacate: Enjoy an easy lunch outside with some quality tacos.
La Rustica: Excellent spot for pizza and drinks right off one of Sayulita’s main streets.
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