Are You thinking of eloping and want something colorful, fun and different?
Do you love the idea of a quaint beach village with a Mexican theme and a lot of charm?
Visualize long stretches of white sandy beaches, great surfing, homemade tacos and frosty tequila against a backdrop of the lush jungle or the majestic Sierra Madre mountains.
If you love these dreamy images, sunny Sayulita is the place for your elopement. Actually, the whole Mexican Pacific Coast, known as Nayarit, is a beach lover’s paradise, but the quaint village of Sayulita is a genuine jewel, more laid back and accessible than it’s upscale neighbor Punta Mita.
The weather is always mild, with a tropical climate that hovers around 75 degrees Fahrenheit most days. Easy to imagine when you consider that it’s on the same latitude as Hawaii. Even during the rainy season between June and November the afternoons are sunny.
Combine Your Elopement and Honeymoon
Getting married in Sayulita is easy. You can opt for a civil, religious or symbolic ceremony., celebrated on the beach or in the romantic setting of one of the colorful villas. (some ideas are listed below).
Try to combine your elopement with your honeymoon that way you go have time to visit nearby villages and towns. (See the list of fun things to do below).
Personalize your Sayulita elopement and add a touch of local culture
- Hire a Mariachi Band
- Decorate Paper Picato- colorful hand-cut banners
- Use Mexican textiles to dress the tables
- Ask the florist to match your flowers to the textiles you choose
- Add a taco station, margarita bar, or serve Elotes (grilled sweet Mexican corn
12 Romantic and Fun Things to do in Sayulita, Mexico
- Visit the marine life sanctuary at Isla Isabel National Park
- Explore Mexcaltitán,, the “Venice of Mexico,” and it’s Aztec ruins
- Snorkel along Las Islas Marietas
- Spend a day on the lovers’ beach, La Playa del Amor
- Go whale watching, — the coast is a whale breeding ground
- Ride horses on the beach
- Golf at one of the nearby luxury courses, some of the world’s best
- Visit the nearby town of Puerto Vallarta, beloved by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
- Take a ten-minute drive to the town of Punta Mita
- Visit the village of San Pancho (known as San Francisco)
- Visit Sayulita's artisan shops, where you’ll find unique textiles, rugs, and ceramics.
- Don’t miss Sayulita’s Friday artisan market.
How to get to Sayulita
It’s a quick 2 1/2 hour flight from San Diego to the Puerto Vallarta International Airport – And about the same distance from Houston.
You can either rent a car at the airport for the short drive to Sayulita or have a driver take you there.
Some ideas for Your Sayulita elopement
For your Sayulita Elopement and Honeymoon, you can rent a Villa or even stay at a Hotel. You can exchange your vows on the terrace of a beautiful villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You can even rent a yacht and get married as you sail into the sunset.
Having a civil wedding in Mexico is fairly easy which can be organized by the venue. Sometimes, the staff at the Villa can even help you find an officiant should you prefer a civil or religious ceremony. Or another idea is to keep your elopement super simple and have a civil ceremony back home, then a symbolic ceremony in Mexico.
The sunsets are unbelievable, so why not have your ceremony on the beach? You can have tiki torches and flowers — the works.