The location is 130 Av Revolucion (the main street that goes through town that goes past the town plaza). If you look at a map of the town, it is half way between the town plaza and the Punta Mita Road on Av Revolucion–about 15 houses past Rollie’s Restaurant on the same side of the street. It is a 5 minute walk to town on a flat cobbled road. It does not have an ocean view, but it has other very nice amenities–like a lovely private courtyard with outdoor kitchen, pool, and covered dining area.
TRANSPORTATION TO SAYULITA
Driving Directions to Villa la Buena Vida
From the Puerto Vallarta international airport, drive north on hwy MEX 200. Sayulita is about 21 miles (35kms) north of the Puerto Vallarta airport. Upon exiting the airport take a right onto MEX 200 and an immediate left in order to be traveling north. Follow the signs to Compostela and Tepic. After approximately twenty minutes you will pass through the town of Bucerias. After passing through Bucerias, Mex 200 continues on as a four-lane highway for a few more miles until the turnoff to Punta Mita. A short distance after this, it changes to a 2 lane road.
Watch for slow moving vehicles and animals grazing along the road. You will pass signs for several small villages. A mile or less after passing through the village of San Ignacio, approximately 40 kms from the airport, you will see a small sign for the turnoff to Sayulita. It is a left turn off the highway.
After making that left turn, continue about 2 blocks, then turn right at the sign to Sayulita and continue about
three kilometers into town. When you reach the commercial district (you’ll see hardware stores and small grocery stores), THE STREET WILL VEER LEFT AND YOU’LL GO OVER A BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER AS YOU ENTER THE MAIN PART OF TOWN. TWO BLOCKS PAST THE BRIDGE YOU WILL SEE the town plaza. The plaza will be on your left and you will NOW be on Av Revolucion, the main street of Sayulita. Drive past the plaza, continuing down Av Revolucion. (SOUTH) A block past the plaza, you will pass Rollie’s restaurant ON YOUR RIGHT. Keep going for the equivalent of another 2 blocks or so until you come to #130 Av Revolucion,
Villa La Buena Vida, on the right. THE FIVE-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING HAS A YELLOW COLORED WALL AROUND IT. There is a small sign on the wall with the number 130 on it. Park in one of the spaces on the street or in one of the 2 off-street spaces next to the gate.
Taking a Bus to Sayulita
The bus ride from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita costs approximately $20 pesos ($2 USD) and departs from most bus stops in PV starting at Gigante (across from the Sheraton Hotel). If you are going to catch the bus from the airport, cross over the highway using the pedestrian bridge. Look for the name “Sayulita” written on the windshield of the bus. They normally run every ½ hour.
The 22-mile bus ride from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita takes approximately 1 hour. Buses to Puerto Vallarta from Sayulita leave from the baseball field. The last stop for city bound bus is at the Sheraton hotel, where you can transfer to a city bus to head further downtown.
You may rent a car at the Puerto Vallarta airport. This should be reserved in advance. Cost for a week for a compact car is $150-$275.
Taxis from the Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita generally run around $600 pesos ($60 USD) at the airport gate or $500 pesos ($50 USD) if you walk across the pedestrian bridge to the other side of the highway.
Returning to the Puerto Vallarta Airport by Taxi
A taxi or van from Sayulita into Puerto Vallarta will cost between $500-$700 pesos depending on the group size. You can catch a taxi at the town plaza in Sayulita.
Driving Directions to Sayulita from Guadalajara
The route is easily marked with plenty of public road signs to Puerto Vallarta. Head west on the toll hwy towards Tequila. Continue for approximately 2 hours until the turnoff to Compostela. Continue for an hour on hwy MEX 200 down the incredibly windy/curvy road to Las Varas and on ahead for another 45 minutes to Sayulita.