Sayulita is a great destination for travelers looking to get off the beaten path in Mexico. This little beach town is nestled between the hills of the jungled Nayarit seaside just an hour’s drive from Puerto Vallarta, and offers a taste of traditional Mexican life, plus a major boho vibe, with some creature comforts.
There is certainly no shortage of lodging options to choose from here as the town has been gaining traction with tourism in recent years, but how should you choose where to stay in Sayulita?
Choosing Where To Stay In Sayulita
The town of Sayulita can be pretty bustling. The streets are filled with vendors, locals, tourists, numerous restaurants, and on top of that there is quite a happening bar scene for the evening time. If you want to be in the thick of things during your trip there are plenty of options to choose from within the village’s borders so you can be close to the action.
However, Sayulita also provides a wonderful opportunity to unplug and really bask in the tranquility of nature if you choose to stay a few miles out of town. The relaxation route is definitely more our style, and we could not be happier with our decision to stay just outside of town at Casa Jubiloso.
This is the place to stay for travelers looking for a uniquely adventurous yet relaxing experience. We felt like we were on vacation the second we peeked through the casa’s gates, and saw this beauty:
After walking through the casa’s gates into the garden, we were greeted with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and encompassed by a gorgeously manicured yard. Hibiscus, bougainvillea, red ixora, and palm trees make a lovely frame for the casa’s pool. I mean, geeze, just check out these views and try not to daydream:
Ah, so easy to get carried away. For the sake of staying organized, I’ve broken down the aspects we loved about our stay at Casa Jubiloso below. Enjoy!
Why We Love Casa Jubiloso
Our Top Choice For Where To Stay In Sayulita
1. Casa Jubiloso’s Outdoor Spaces
We spent the majority of our stay at Casa Jubiloso breathing in the fresh salty air on the amazing terrace or splashing around in the pool.
Like I mentioned above, the garden surrounding the pool is simply immaculate and was such a pleasure to lounge in. The pool itself was a perfect temperature and perfectly maintained, so we took advantage of it often.
The spacious terrace off the back of the house offers even more stunning views and provides shade with an ocean breeze, making for an ideal place to stay cool. We spent the bulk of our casa time out on the deck; we ate every meal there, spent afternoons lazing in the hammock, and relaxed for countess hours with our books. So, so nice.
2. The Wildlife
We were stunned and pleasantly surprised by the wildlife we were able to see at Casa Jubiloso.
Tons of butterflies, and many different types of them, paid us visits in the garden, and we adopted cute little geckos as housemates.
The most eye grabbing creatures we saw, though, were the myriad of bird species that live in the trees surrounding the casa. Our most sighted bird was the cacique, a stark black bird with yellow markings. They had a nest in a tree neighboring the terrace and were constantly zipping around.
The black throated magpie jay was the most exotic bird we saw around the casa. They’re large, blue, have long tail feathers, and look amazingly like dragons would in flight.
We also saw small green parakeets, different colored woodpeckers, and a handful of other colorful birds that we couldn’t identify.
We were treated to gorgeous sunsets so many evenings during our stay. It was such a wonderful, simple pleasure to take them in from the terrace.
The following photos are all from different nights:
4. A Taste Of Adventure
Casa Jubiloso is located two miles from the heart of Sayulita, and is located atop a hill in the jungle. It is very private, and makes you feel like you’re pretty far away without actually being so.
It only takes about ten minutes to drive from town to the casa, but boy is it an adventurous few moments. Driving to the casa puts you on a dirt road lined by jungle, and driving it made us feel like Indiana Jones. You definitely will want an SUV with four wheel if you’re staying at Casa Jubiloso.
There is also a trail and a road that you can take through the jungle to walk into town. We had a lot of fun strolling into town by way of the jungle path and chose to travel into town that way four times. We loved being surrounded by nature, going through tunnels of palm trees, and working up a little sweat on our way to town.
Be advised, though, that the walk is moderately strenuous and includes the fairly large hill that the house sits on; it takes between 30 and 40 minutes to complete one way.
5. Location And Privacy
By virtue of being out of town there is a lot of privacy at Casa Jubiloso. There are a few neighboring houses nearby, but none that cramp your space.
The house’s location is also pretty spectacular for getting to several semi-private beaches. The nearest beach, Playa Patzcuaro, is a ten minute walk. We were the only people on this beach when we visited. It definitely feels like a secret place as you walk there, find the subtle trailhead, and walk a hundred yards through mangrove-like vegetation to reach the white sandy shore.
There are several other less-frequented beaches that can also be reached by walking from the casa but we unfortunately ran out of time to explore them.
6. The Charming Casa (duh)
Casa Jubiloso has mad style. White stucco walls with a blue domed entryway frame the exterior of the house and exude a cool Mexican flair that is telling of what’s to come once you step inside the front door.
The interior of the casa sports Spanish style floor tile, neat furniture, fresh flowers, and decorations made by local artisans. It basically vibes perfectly with Sayulita vacation mode.
We enjoyed the spacious master suite, as well as the awesome kitchen/living area that has stunning views of the ocean.
The casa’s owners also have boogie boards, some board games, DVDs, and CDs stocked up. Those little touches really make the place feel like a cozy home.
So there you have it, all the reasons Casa Jubiloso will forever be our number one choice for where to stay in Sayulita.
If you’d like to inquire about booking a stay there, feel free to skip on over to CasaJubiloso.com to get in touch with the owners!