If you have been to a few beach towns, you invariably find that the same sarongs and beach towels are found across the globe. One of the charms of Sayulita is that it has a strong artisan culture, largely because many artists from around the world have chosen to now call it home. As a result, there are some wonderful stores worth stopping by and taking a look - whether to purchase a unique souvenir or to simply be inspired by the beautiful artisanal products of Mexico.
When you land in Sayulita, the first thing you will want to do is head to the beach! Given how small the town is, you will be surprised to find that there are actually multiple beaches all within walking distance from the main plaza. Each one offers something different, so here is a quick guide to get you oriented so you don't waste any precious vacation time lounging on the wrong beach, which would be such a shame!
Located just 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita is an interesting mix of a town. Famous for it's surfing and Bohemian vibes, it is home to both expats (from Europe, US & Canada) and local Mexican families that have lived here for generations. You essentially have two choices when it comes to lodging here - you can either choose to stay in town, close to the beach and nightlife, or in a private home in the surrounding hills. Regardless of where you stay, you will fall in love with Sayulita - everyone does. There is a something special here.
When it comes to dining, Buenos Aires has it all - from fine dining to hole in the walls and the quality of the food (not to mention the meat) is excellent! Of course, like any city, it is impossible to go to them all but I was seriously impressed with each and every one of the restaurants I was able to make it to. My main focus was in the Palermo neighborhood as this is where I was staying and also the area that most of the best restaurants are located. As a continuation to my previous Palermo Dining Guide Post, here are the remaining 5 places of my Top Ten list...
Many people (especially my family) think I am crazy that I insist on traveling only with a carry-on bag. To be perfectly honest, I have no 'cons' to report, only a solid 'pros' list. Let me point out the obvious (maybe not so obvious to you) benefits:
As the second largest country in South America (and the 8th largest in the world), Argentina has a lot of ground to cover - literally. When planning my trip, it was really important to me that I get a mix of city and nature, to hit a few must-have destinations while still leaving room for things a bit off the beaten path. Loaded up on tons of visual inspiration (thanks to my VoyJoie Pinterest Boards), my first round of editing allowed me to narrow down my choices to 5 key destinations: Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza & Patagonia.
Over the past year, a few of my clients have expressed an interest in exploring Argentina, a country that coincidentally/conveniently has been sitting on my personal list of ‘top 5 places to travel’. Since December is the start of their peak season, it seemed like the ideal time to embark on a VoyJoie sourcing trip to explore what Argentina had to offer!
Pallavi Naidu, founder of VoyJoie and a serial world traveler, shares her tips for traveling with ease and joy. Get ready to pack your bags...the VoyJoie blog abides by the principle that temptation is the greatest persuader! Sign up for our newsletter @ bottom of the page.