Thinking of traveling to Sayulita but not sure what to expect during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Situated in the heart of Nayarit, the colorful pueblo magico of Sayulita usually comes alive with movement and activity during the fall and winter months. A popular destination for holidays like Day of the Dead, and a sunny paradise during the winter months, Sayulita would normally be heading into its busiest season. But what should tourists expect given Covid 19 restrictions?
Is Sayulita on lockdown?
As public hesitancy about traveling to Sayulita increases, Sayulita governors and locals are eager to communicate safety facts regarding traveling to Sayulita during these COVID-restricted times. Travel Weekly sites the Travel Health Notice in informing visitors that Mexico is one of the countries least affected by Covid 19. Sayulita is among the places that fall into the lowest-risk category, making travel here a great option! While Sayulita is taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus, it is still very much a hub of activity.
Sayulita COVID travel update
Since March 21, travelers can’t drive to Mexico from the US, and governments of both countries extend their agreement to close the land border to nonessential travel until September 21. However, there are no restrictions on flying into Mexico. Commercial flights are operating to and from Mexico. In the airport, expect to have your temperature taken and respect social distancing.
American nationals can enter Mexico without a problem. You will only be stopped when you’re showing symptoms like high fever, cough, or flu. Other than that, I have not seen anything very extreme when it comes to checking people coming in Mexico. The only important change was I needed to be in the airport way earlier than the usual. The security and health checks can take long so make sure you allot extra time before your departure. I almost missed a flight because I didn’t plan ahead. Airports are different because of COVID so keep that in mind.
If you are used to being in the airport an hour before (for domestic flights), add another hour and a half just to make sure.
What to expect upon arrival in Sayulita
Are there any restrictions for travelers entering Sayulita during COVID?
Do I need a (COVID) travel insurance to enter Sayulita?
Are masks required in Sayulita?
Are hotels open in Sayulita?
From June 8, 2020, hotels have been allowed to reopen their doors with some sanitary restrictions and reduced capacity. As of this month, hotels can operate with up to 50% of their rooms full.
There is a lot of availability in Sayulita hotels and hostels at the moment and they are eager to fill their rooms so finding a place to stay shouldn’t be difficult.
Airbnb is also a good bet, prices are down and availability is up, just make sure you check the cancelation policy before you book. Hotels are abiding by the reduced capacity regulation and will require you to wear a mask and gel your hands upon entry to the lobby.
Are restaurants open in Sayulita?
Are Sayulita beaches open?
Will I be able to rent a car in Sayulita during COVID?
The best option is to rent a car at the airport upon arriving to Puerto Vallarta. The car rental office is at the airport and you will see signs guiding you to it as soon as you get off the plane. There are also several other car rental offices in Puerto Vallarta that you can get to by taking a cab. These include Avis, City Car Rentals, and Mex. The average price for a four door car is $11 USD per day. You can also rent a golf cart in Sayulita at Roy’s Golf Carts, Rivera Golf Carts, Nava Golf Carts, or Sayulita Roly’s Golf Carts. The price is comparable to that of a car rental and the town is small enough to make this a fun and viable option.