Nayarit, Mexico

Three of my closest girlfriends and I rented a place in Sayulita over a (long) Labor Day weekend. We found a gem of a house through Airbnb and were floored with our lodging sitch. That weekend was the ultimate girl talk/bonding/giggling/tequila-drenched bundle of days we all needed at that point in time. Thanks to help from friends who’d visited this Nayarit-state town and our exceptional Airbnb hosts, we were primed with what we must do during our time in this majestic place.

Ultimate relaxation. 4 stories of beautifully constructed lodging. The infinity pool didn’t suck.

This home was brilliantly constructed with 3 bedrooms, comfortably housing 4-6 adults. The bathrooms are modern, beyond clean, luxurious. All the water was filtered.

By day: mezcal, tequila y cerveza.

By night: sunsets that stain your brain in the best way.

Revolución Del Sueño was a highlight for me, shopping-wise (even if it were just for the eye-candy!). The ethnic infusion and cultural injection into the hip, modern pieces yielded a collection of fun and bright merch. Pillows, accessories and edgy jewelry kept us in this shop for well over an hour.

Clockwise from top left: margs. My new purse from Revolución Del Sueño. Flor de Caña. Surf board - surf board - surf board.

Somehow we ended up cooking breakfast for most meals throughout the trip. Maybe because we couldn’t leave our house. We stocked up on fresh (non-refrigerated) eggs, veggies and hot sauces.

Some shots from around town.

We sealed the trip by hiring a chef on our last night to cook for us. Our Airbnb host/property owner highly recommended Mexotik. Daniel came to our home and prepared a brilliant, 4-course meal for us comprised of tuna, beef and local veggie gems.

This jewel of a town is easily accessible, just 45 minutes from PVR, and so charming and welcoming. I would come back tomorrow.

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Find wonderful additional resources at Sayulita Life, including info about fun outdoor activities, in-home chef options and home rentals.

We stayed at the beautiful Casa Luna Llena, which comfortably houses 6 adults in the 3 generously-sized bedrooms. I’ve seen this home range from $350-$375 per night, regardless of season. Traveling with a larger group? Villa Rosetta just next door can more than double your party and give an additional pool party option. This house next door is priced about parity to Casa Luna Llena in the low season and quite higher in the popular months (Nov thru June plus holidays). Pro tip: PLAN AHEAD! Lock it in :)