Sayulita & Puerto Vallarta

It’s rare that you travel somewhere and feel at home.

A good friend apparently foresaw this happening when she insisted that Sayulita needed to be at the top of my travel bucket list.

Coincidentally, my family got invited to stay at a timeshare in Puerto Vallarta just a few months later, so there was no question… I was going!  Located on the west coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita are only about an hour drive from each other.

Aside from the pure serenity of these two cities, this trip will always hold a special place in my heart- two days in, I found out I was pregnant with our first child.


Sayulita

This laid back, boho surf town is truly my personal version of heaven on earth.

It’s unassuming nature creates the perfect destination for families, adventure-seekers, budget travelers, or even couples looking for a relaxing getaway.  It’s just happy.

The colorful streets are lined with family-owned shops and restaurants, but the party is down by the beach.  Grab some street tacos, rent a board, and spend the day in the surf.  These were the slowest and cleanest breaks I’ve surfed yet.  Unbeknownst to me, I was 5 weeks pregnant on this day!

Tips: Considering that many locals live and surf here, please mind your surfing etiquette.  If you are a beginner, wait until the hottest part of the day- most of the locals clear out by then.


Puerto Vallarta

What doesn’t this city offer?!  Night-life, i n c r e d i b l e restaurants, endless beaches, hiking, fishing, zip lining… the list goes on and on.

Let’s focus on the food first- I’m pregnant, sue me.  I’m convinced that I will never experience a greater restaurant than Le Kliff.  Please do not visit Puerto Vallarta or Sayulita without making this trip.

Located on a seaside cliff, this restaurant provides unbeatable sunset and whale-watching views, gourmet cuisine, unique cocktails, and an incredible staff.  In fact, when my waiter found out I wasn’t drinking due to my very recent pregnancy, he surprised me with a congratulatory dessert on the house.

Le Kliff is actually located outside of a small fishing village called Boca de Tomatlan.

I’m so glad that we stopped at this hidden gem.

While there are plenty of great restaurants and things to do, the real fun is watching the local kids driving boats around by themselves (as young as 5 and 6 years old).

Located just a few minutes from here, this last must-see is worth the drive.

Chico’s Paradise is not only a restaurant, but offers zip lining tours of the jungle, cliff diving, a guided exploration of the river (which has caves, jumping spots, waterfalls, etc.), and great hospitality.

Fun fact: The river tour guide is a local legend.  He lives in a hut on the property and spends his days giving tours and performing crazy diving stunts for guest entertainment.  What a life!

 


Where to Eat:

  1. Le Kliff- I don’t care where you’re staying or how long the drive is.  Make this a major priority!
  2. Sonora Prime Grill- oh. my. goodness.  What a fun experience.  First off, each drink order automatically comes as a pair.  The wait staff replaces your first drink the second you take your last sip.  The steak is to die for.  The atmosphere is incredible.  Did I already mention the service?  Clearly that makes or breaks a restaurant experience for me.  I will return here!
  3. Barcelona Tapas- if you like tapas and incredible views, look no more.
  4. El Faro Lighthouse Bar- not exactly a restaurant, but definitely worth stopping by.  Avoid going on a hot night, because there is poor air circulation.

Have any of you been to Puerto Vallarta or Sayulita?  Let us know in the comments what your must-see’s were!

-Kori

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