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Sayulita is located on the Pacific Ocean in western Mexico. The town is located north of Puerto Vallarta, with a scenic road that lies midway between the Pacific coast and the rainforest of the Sierra de Vallejo mountains. Surfers have been discovering these places since the 1960s and told like-minded people about the miles of golden beaches and perfect waves. Since then, Sayulita has become a popular destination for Canadian and American vacationers, with regular festivals and holidays. Tourists don’t call exploring Sayulita a walk on the rainbow for nothing. Tiny storefronts with local artisan goods are painted in bright shades of pink, orange, blue, and yellow. You can buy handmade leather bags and boots, jewelry, rustic ceramics, and more.

100 USD = 1,809.46 MXN

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 5,000 people
  • GDP: $8,444 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 13 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telcel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Service is not included in all restaurants (though this may vary by location or for a larger group), so it is customary to tip 10 to 20 percent of the total bill. Bartender: It’s acceptable to tip 10 to 20 pesos per drink or 10 to 15 percent of the total bill.
  • Apartment listings: VivaNuncios
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels:
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  • Best coffee 24/7: Sayulita CoWork
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Linio
  • Best hospital: Punta Mita Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: InterJet
  • Best intl air carrier: InterJet
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1800
  • Monthly costs for family: $2200
  • Monthly costs for local: $650
  • Meal: $7.5
  • Small Cola: $1.1
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1
  • Coffee: $0.8

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