Mexico's Best Spots for Bohemian Luxury: Sayulita

Meagan Drillinger - Travel Weekly
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June 11, 2017

Sayulita is located on Mexico's Pacific Coast, just an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. Photo Credit: Meagan Drillinger

Once the domain of backpackers, the word "bohemian" and its associated experiences -- yoga, ecofriendliness, etc. -- have become synonymous with a new kind of luxury, as millennials with money search for the next bohemian experience.

No place is this more prevalent than Mexico. It started with Tulum, and now this concept of bohemian luxury can be found across many pockets of Mexico.

"People are continuing the trend to look for more bohemian destinations," says Zachary Rabinor, CEO of Journey Mexico. "This is driven by the millennial generation. Mexico is carving a niche among those of high net worth as a luxury destination, and not just on the hotel front."


The next beach community to follow in the footsteps of Tulum was Sayulita, a Magic Town located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico just an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. Once a surfers haven, the town of Sayulita has morphed into an A-list destination with high-end galleries, haute cuisine, yoga retreats and cocktail culture. A fair share of backpackers still flock to Sayulita for the epic surf along the coastline, but the high-season prices tend to pull in affluent travelers looking for that "flower child chic" motif.

Sayulita is, above all else, laid back. The town is splashed with mystical colors and travelers with wrists stacked with hemp bracelets. But a slew of new bar and restaurant openings selling everything from street tacos to gourmet brick oven pizza has altered the vibe significantly. Hotels to consider are Casa Mis Amores, an oceanfront hotel on its own stretch of beach that boasts lazily swinging hammocks, a large main villa and two separate bungalows. Here guests can enjoy the spa, infinity pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and tennis courts. Haramara Retreat is another option, tucked back into the jungle, where the vibe is all wellness, yoga, and relaxation. And then there is also Playa Escondido, a beach-jungle bungalow and spa hideaway, whose claim to fame is its treehouse-style yoga platform overlooking the ocean.

Read the rest including Tulum, Todos Santos, and Sian Ka'an Biosphere at Travel Weekly.

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