With its surfer-friendly beaches, the beautiful yoga shalas and its colorful nightlife, Sayulita is a paradise for those who want a relaxing yet vibrant vacation. If you like boutique hotels you will love this little gem! Read all about my choice of the best hotels in Sayulita below.
This corner of the Mexican Pacific Coast has a lot of character, further infused by the local hotels, which provide a unique and cosy visit. Sayulita is a place to chill by the beach in between surfing sessions, find your inner harmony in one of the many yoga shalas or enjoy margaritas and Mexican food while having the salty ocean wind blowing in your face. We slept at two locations when visiting this vibrant small town, and here’s the breakdown for each of them!
Petit Hotel Hafa – My Best Boutique Hotel in Sayulita
1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 5
2. Room & Other Facilities: 4
3. Food & Drinks: N/A as no food is served here
4. Service: 4
5. Location: 4
Design & Boutique Feeling At Petit Hotel Hafa
This charming little Sayulita boutique hotel completely won over our hearts. A family-owned place, the design of this 6-room spot is self-described as “bohemian tropical,” and it very much delivers, with vibrant colors, modern look, focus on details and all-around boho chic feel. Petit Hotel Hafa is decorated with such love, such a personal touch, such feelings for details and mix of colors, styles and fabrics. It is a true heaven for every boutique lover!
Rooms & Other Facilities
In keeping with the hotel’s design, the hotel’s rooms are beautiful and spacious, and you can learn a little more about them on their website. With colors like white, red, pink and orange leading the way, the rest of the hotel facilities are cosy and peaceful, and hanging out in the premises feels like spending time at a friend’s house. There is just one BUT and that is the party noise during the evenings. We recommend you to bring your ear plugs for a good night sleep!
This little Sayulita boutique hotel gem is very small so it does not offer so many other facilities but the roof top is amazing, a perfect spot for some afternoon chill after a long day at the beach. If you want to do some yoga on your own there is also space for you to roll out your yoga mat on the platform next to the decorated space.
Food & Drinks
Petitt Hotel Hafa doesn’t actually have a restaurant, but there are plenty of breakfast places right outside; plus, the town is pretty small, so basically all restaurants are nearby.
From minute one, it’s clear this is a family-owned place, as the owners place the utmost care in making their guests feel at home and the story of the owners captures you the minute you enter!
Petit Hotel Hafa has a great location only two blocks from the beach in a very pretty street, but as mentioned above there’s one downside: there’s a pub nearby, so it’s really noisy at nights.
Our AirBnb (Address: Avenida Del Palmar 60)
1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 3
2. Room & Other Facilities: 3
3. Food & Drinks: N/A
4. Service: 4
5. Location: 4
Design & Boutique Feeling
Our AirBnb was a really cute apartment with a cool feel to it, even though not a Sayulita boutique hotel. A rustic, industrial vibe and nice, simple and comfy furniture still gave it a good boutique feeling. After 2 months traveling and staying in hotels, it was great to check into our own home, being able to cook and have some more space to relax and hang out, wash our clothes, all just a couple of minutes from the beach!
Room & Other Facilities
The apartment is a relatively big, and comfortable enough for two people to stay in, with an open kitchen and living room, a relatively big bedroom and a small bathroom. The setup is pretty modern and it includes all the necessary equipment, and, of course, having a kitchenette is always a plus when it comes to feeling at home during your travels. There is also a washing machine outside in the yard that you can use.
Food & Drinks
As it’s an apartment, you’re on your own regarding food; however, there are a number of breakfast places just outside and one of Sayulita’s best pizza place is just some steps away. The pretty little town is just 5-7 min walk away and there you can find numerous great restaurants!
The host was friendly and gracious when welcoming us. There is free water, a bottle of wine and sun chairs as well as a mid board in the apartment so very great extra service, all making you feel at home!
Absolutely perfect location! It’s outside the busy downtown area, which makes for quiet evenings away from the village noise and partying, falling asleep to the sound of the waves. There are also a number of restaurants nearby, as well as a yoga shala. The beach is only a 3-minute walk from the apartment, and you can reach the town center after walking for 5 to 7 minutes!