Shopping the Unique Boutiques of Sayulita Mexico
The natural beauty, luxury villas, golf, and surf may be the reason many people choose Sayulita Mexico as a travel destination, but the shopping also offers visitors an unparalleled experience. The region may not have any large malls, but this opens the opportunity for many smaller stores and boutiques to offer much more unique products.
Throughout your stay, whether you visit towns and villages or simply walk along some of the gorgeous beaches, you will come across many opportunities to view and purchase locally handcrafted Mexican art, jewelry, folk art, gifts and even beachwear and skateboarding gear. If you love bohemian fashions, you won’t struggle to find a glorious selection from which to choose.
A smooth and scenic drive from Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita Mexico is off the beaten trail. Its smaller nature makes it far more traditional than the much more tourist-focused regions of the country. As you stroll through the towns, you’ll see friendly stray dogs going about their day while locals offer inviting opportunities to step into their shops, bars and restaurants to get out of the sun for a while.
The relaxed atmosphere makes it easily to slip into a much calmer and laid-back way of experiencing the country. The beach town itself boasts around 45 shops, all of which are located within an easy four block reach. You can easily spend as much or as little time as you want. Head in for a few minutes to pick something up, or spend an entire day browsing as you take the occasional break to enjoy a cheap margarita filled with cooling slushy ice.
Some of the boutique stores you’re not going to want to miss include the following:
Among the most famous of the Sayulita Mexico boutiques is Pacha Mama. It is a gorgeously unique gypsy den owned and operated by the Mignot sisters, who moved to the town from France. You’ll discover everything from original leather cord necklaces made from Tahitian black pearls, to boho-chic fringed handbags and vests. If you’re looking for pretty, funky, wonderful little items that reflect a love of life for yourself or someone back home, this store should be a definite stop for you.
While this store is full of stunning handcrafted clothing, tapestries, rugs, jewelry and home goods, make sure you don’t forget to take note of some of the more fascinating highlights of the store. These include the decorated skull collection and the Thousand Prayers necklaces. Both of those items are skillfully and meticulously handcrafted by people of the Huichol tribe in Nayarit.
This store is difficult to miss, since it’s as bright yellow as the sun. It is a vast souvenir store packed with the types of small items and quirky knickknacks that are fun to bring home after a relaxing vacation. Look for traditional religious folk charms (Milagros), flashy skull ornaments, dotted ceramic bowls, crosses and even decorated pillowcases. Price tags are much more affordable in this shop, making it easy to get something for everyone back home between the store’s walls.