Looking for the perfect Sayulita hotel for your Riviera Nayarit vacation? There are so many epic hotels in Sayulita to choose from – gorgeous white sand beachfront hotels overlooking the Pacific Ocean, rustic bungalows in the jungle, surfing/backpacker hostels, and adorable boho-chic boutique hotels smack dab in the center of el pueblo. (I know, it’s hard not to want to stay at all of them!)
After living nearby Sayulita for two years, I have been able to go on a few staycations there and had the opportunity to explore a new part of the small town and beautiful beaches. But even though I went there a dozen times, there’s always so much more to explore and discover.
If you are not familiar with Sayulita and how this colorful pueblo mágico is set up, let me clue you in on the best places to stay!
Here are the 10 most charming boutique and beach hotels in Sayulita!
10x Best Hotels in Sayulita, Mexico
Note: I made a quick pricing key in “$” to give a rough estimate of the price/night of each Sayulita hotel for a standard room ideal for a couple. Final price is subject to change based on availability and seasonality (“$” = <$50, “$$” = $50-100, “$$$” = $150-200, “$$$$” = $200+).
1. Siete Lunas
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- Price: $$$$
- Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Location: jungle, mountain/ocean views
- Amenities: swimming pool, air-con, parking, wifi, free breakfast
Siete Lunas (“Seven Moons”) is one of the top-rated hotels in Sayulita thanks to its jungly location offering a panoramic view of Sayulita beach with rolling green hills in the background. The hotel doesn’t have its own private beach, but it is only 0.25 miles (400 m) to the nearest beach at Playa Los Muertos. It takes around 10 minutes walking, just over half a mile, to reach the heart of Sayulita where are the shops and restaurants are.
As for the bungalows, they are clean, rustic, and airy with lots of light and windows to profit from the million-dollar view of the ocean (plus you get your own private terrace). The air conditioned rooms feature free wifi, coffeemakers, and flat-screen TVs. Each bungalow villa is immersed in the jungle, and peeking out from the treetops is a communal outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace overlooking the beach – perfect for relaxing and watching the sky turn red after the sunset.
What makes Siete Lunas so unique is its dedication to preserving an escape out in nature while providing all of one’s creature comforts. You also enjoy free breakfast for the duration of your stay and free private parking in case you rented a car at the airport in Puerto Vallarta.
Considering its pristine location and luxurious tropical atmosphere, Siete Lunas is one of the best hotels in Sayulita to retreat back to after a long day of surfing it up in the sun.
Reserve your dates for Siete Lunas on Booking.com
2. Amaia Boutique Hotel
- Price: $$ – $$$
- Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Location: downtown Sayulita (main square)
- Amenities: pool, garden, wifi, air-conditioning, king beds, smart TVs
Amaia Boutique Hotel is one of the best boutique hotels in Sayulita and its amazing location is hidden just behind the main square, on Calle Jose Mariscal (next to the colorful church on the plaza). Since Amaia lies at the beating heart of Sayulita, there may be some noise from Don Pato’s salsa bar and other nearby restaurants/bars.
The rooms and atmosphere inside Amaia are exactly what you’d expect to find inside a charming boutique hotel – ft. bamboo linens, king-size beds, a turquoise plunge pool set amid a jungly garden, and contemporary designed rooms with clean private bathrooms and rain showerheads.
If you are seeking an unforgettable place to stay in Sayulita, and aren’t too noise sensitive, Amaia offers the best in terms of style, price, and location.
Check availability for Amaia Boutique Hotel on Booking.com
3. Selina Sayulita
- Price: Dorm $, Private Room $$+
- Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
- Location: town, 1 minute from Sayulita Beach
- Amenities: outdoor pool, air conditioning, yoga, wifi, coworking, pet-friendly
Selina Sayulita is a chic hostel and boutique hotel ideal for surfers, backpackers, or couples. At Selina, you are just 0.18 miles (300 m) walk from the main Sayulita beach, a 5-minute walk from the colorful market, and just 10-minutes to the local bus station. You may have heard of Selina before thanks to its famous Tulum location.
The rooms in Selina vary per style and budget. You can sleep in a shared dorm room for around $20 USD/night or book a private small, standard, deluxe, or family room. All the rooms are decorated in a clean bohemian decor with wooden and earthy tones. Every guest also benefits from an included free breakfast.
Selina is much more than a place to sleep – you can take yoga classes on the rooftop terrace with a thatched roof, dip in the swimming pool, take a group surfing lesson, or socialize at the on-site coworking space and bar.
Check availability for Selina on Booking.com
4. Amor Boutique Hotel
- Price: $$$+
- Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
- Location: oceanfront, 3 minutes from Playa Los Muertos beach
- Amenities: pool, wifi, air-conditioning, oceanfront loungers, full spa
Amor Boutique Hotel is a romantic oceanfront hotel in Sayulita with a full-service spa. It is located just in front of the water on the south end of the main beach and comprises 19 private villas (note: there are lots of stairs!). You can find the Amor Hotel by strolling 7-minutes from the main square via Calle Pescadores. Playa Los Muertos is but a 3-minute walk away just over the hill and below the cemetery.
The Villas Amor are luxurious and surrounded by nature on the hillside. There is a large community infinity pool and some of the Villas also come with their own plunge pool out on the large terraces or balcony. The views from the rooms give way to a panoramic view of the bay and mountains. If you’re feeling hungry and don’t feel like going out, you can order food from the on-site Si Señor restaurant.
Two of the amenities that guests enjoy the most is the hotel’s full-service spa and the daily Vinyasa yoga classes. How about a massage right beside the sound of crashing waves? If you are a big family or newlyweds looking for a classic place to stay in Sayulita, you’ll enjoy the touch of luxury that Villas Amor has to offer!
Check room rates for Amor Boutique Hotel on Hotels.com
5. Petit Hotel Hafa
- Price: $$
- Rating: ⭐⭐
- Location: downtown Sayulita
- Amenities: rooftop terrace, bar/lounge, wifi, pet-friendly
Petit Hotel Hafa is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Sayulita known for its vibrant Mexican-Moroccan decor. This hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the most popular salsa dancing clubs and bars downtown, so while you’re conveniently located in the beating heart of Sayulita, it can get a little noisy at night (earplugs are complimentary in each room).
Petit Hotel Hafa is also surrounded by boho-chic jewelry and clothing stores and is just two blocks from the beach.
The rooms at Petit Hotel Hafa are decorated in a bohemian Moroccan-style mixed with vibrant Mexican colors. While there is no pool, there is a semi-shaded rooftop terrace filled with comfy cushions, plants, and complimentary tequila tasting to escape the town’s bustling streets.
If you want to experience the pulsating vibe of Sayulita, there’s no better place to stay than at the simple yet tasteful Petit Hotel Hafa.
Reserve your room at Petit Hotel Hafa on Booking.com
6. El Pueblito de Sayulita
- Price: $$$
- Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Location: town, nearby Sayulita beach
- Amenities: swimming pool, rooftop terrace, bar/lounge, wifi, free breakfast
El Pueblito de Sayulita is one of the best family hotels in Sayulita for parents with kids. It has everything you and your family could need – a great location, pool, free a la carte breakfast, free parking, wifi, and more. It is located just 2 minutes from the beach on Calle Playa Azul.
The Junior Suites are ideal for couples only while the Family Rooms and Premium Master Suites come equipped with double beds for kids, smart TVs, and a fully-equipped kitchen with cookware, microwave, stove, dining table, and more. Most rooms have small balconies overlooking the deep blue community pool.
If you’re looking for a Sayulita hotel that exemplifies Mexican decor and hospitality, then El Pueblito is where to stay.
Reserve your room at El Pueblito Sayulita on Booking.com
7. Casa Love
- Price: $$+
- Rating: ⭐⭐
- Location: beachfront (Sayulita beach)
- Amenities: rooftop deck, wifi, beach access
Casa Love is a laid-back and airy beachfront hotel in Sayulita that spreads all the good vibes along with their ground-floor shop Pachamama. The hotel is located just in front of the main beach on Calle Delfines, where you can check out the surf from the rooftop terrace before hitting the beach for the day. The Sayulita market and main square are a 2-minute walk away. You are close to everything at Casa Love so expect a bit of noise during the high-season.
The rooms at Casa Love vary in style and view. Depending on your budget, there are rooms with inner-courtyard views or sea views. They also have decorated ensuite bathrooms, but there are no doors (so make sure you’re comfortable with that!). All the rooms have wifi and come equipped either with a ceiling fan or air conditioner. Since it is an airy hotel, you may get chilly at night or in the morning during the winter months as there are no heaters.
Casa Love is nothing fancy, but it has one of the best locations in Sayulita and the staff is warm and welcoming and always ready to lend a smile.
Book your stay at Casa Love on Booking.com
8. Aurinko Bungalows
- Price: $$
- Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
- Location: town plaza, 1 minute from Sayulita beach
- Amenities: outdoor kitchenettes, plunge pool, air-conditioned rooms, wifi
Aurinko Bungalows is a colorful and calm boutique hotel that places you just minutes from the bustling town center and Sayulita’s main beach. The hotel is set within the heart of Sayulita’s downtown just off Calle Marlín near the main plaza. You are only a minute’s walk from sticking your toes in the sand at the beach and therefore can reap the benefits of being close to all the fun while still getting to sleep peacefully at night.
Inside the rooms at Aurinko, you’ll find colorfully-painted walls with typical Mexican decor and touches iconic of Nayarit. Just outside your bedroom door is a private open-space living room complete with a stocked kitchenette, mini-fridge, stove, and table. In the morning, step outside to eat out in one of Sayulita’s best cafes and brunch spots or cook at home with local produce – the choice is yours!
On top of Aurinko’s location, free wifi, family rooms, and plunge pool, guests also benefit from discounted surfboard rentals and an on-site yoga studio. So whether you’re a budding surfer on a budget or a couple with kids, Aurinko offers an unbeatable price/location compared to many other hotels in Sayulita.
Book your stay at Aurinko on Booking.com
9. Hotel Boutique OZ Sayulita
- Price: $$$
- Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
- Location: downtown (Avenida Revolución)
- Amenities: free breakfast, pool, flat screen tv, valet parking, spa, bar
Hotel Boutique OZ is an upscale boutique hotel in Sayulita located a couple of blocks from the beach on the popular Avenida Revolución. It is within walking distance to many popular restaurants and bars downtown without being right on the main square.
The rooms and facilities at OZ are clean and modern – a mix between funky architecture and typical hotel furnishings. A free continental breakfast is included and is served each morning by the rooftop pool where you can also relax in your own private cabana, get a massage, or sit at the bar and enjoy a margarita at sunset.
When you just want to kick back and relax in a more traditional-style hotel room that has all the creature comforts one may need, then OZ will give you all that and more.
Check room rates at Hotel Boutique OZ on Booking.com
10. Distrito 88 Boutique Hotel (Adults Only)
- Price: $$$
- Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
- Location: town – south end
- Amenities: outdoor pool, loungers, balconies, free breakfast, wifi, air-con, parking
Distrito 88 is an elegant and airy adults-only boutique hotel in Sayulita located just a few blocks away from the main square and beach (on the south end of town). Thanks to its unique location, you can sleep well at night without disturbance from the noise of the town while remaining within easy walking distance to everything you may need.
Each room comes with its own balcony and loungers, ideal for sunbathing or reading. There is a small on-site pool with a nice view, but the hotel also offers suites with a private pool option if you want it just for yourself. All the rooms come equipped with air-conditioning and mini-bars with tea/coffeemakers.
Distrito 88 has one of the best locations to enjoy the sweetest views of the beach with palm trees in your front yard (without being in the center of it all). If you want a relaxing vacation rental out in nature, then book your stay here!
Reserve your suite at Distrito 88 on Booking.com
(Bonus) Avela Boutique Hotel
- Price: $$$$
- Rating: ⭐⭐
- Location: behind town – along the road to Punta Mita
- Amenities: large pool, jacuzzis, bar, wifi, TVs
Avela Boutique Hotel is a luxurious, open-air style hotel that’s located about 10-minutes walking from the Avenida Revolución. You can find the hotel perched above the road on the way to Punta Mita. If you don’t have a car, you will be walking a lot to get to/from the hotel from the beach.
The rooms inside Avela Boutique are surrounding the large rectangular pool set in the center of the hotel. They are clean and simple, with a predominantly white palette. You don’t have any views of the beach or sea, but some rooms come with a private little terrace with high walls. The jacuzzis and deluxe cabanas on either side of the pool are a nice touch, but only really enjoyable during the winter months when the mornings/evenings get cold.
If you are going to be frequently traveling between Sayulita and Punta Mita and want something a little bit more upscale, then Avela is a decent (but expensive) choice. In our experience, the photography of the hotel is a little misleading. There are certainly better Sayulita hotels with more Mexican and beach vibes to stay at that are closer to town.
Check rates for Avela on Booking.com
Enjoy Your Stay in Sayulita!
Sayulita is arguably one of the most enchanting small towns in Nayarit north of the lovely Banderas Bay. Of course, it has its downsides too, but it still has so much to offer in the way of nature and activities.
Whether you want to stay nearby north Sayulita beach and do a yoga retreat, by the beautiful beach at Playa Los Muertos to rest and relax, or immerse yourself right in the heart of Sayulita’s vibrant downtown, there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from!
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I hope this Sayulita hotel guide helps plan your visit! Are there any other places to stay that you think deserve to be on this list? Let me know and I’ll check it out!
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