Editor’s Note: We received a lot of questions about where to spend Sayulita New Year 2020 and we finally gathered a few places. Please note that we will continue to update this post as we go. Additionally, the fireworks image above is just a representation. This was not actually taken in Sayulita but we’ll make sure to take one this year!
Hello! My friend and I are looking for a place where to go for New Year in Sayulita?. Do you know any places? We have an Airbnb but we’d like to eat out and join the fun! We haven’t been out a lot because COVID and Sayulita bars are always packed. But for NYE, we definitely want to go somewhere! Thank you for all your blogs and have a nice day!
HANA KONDOU, JAPAN
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Sayulita New Year 2020: what’s happening?
We were very sad when the day of the dead was canceled in Sayulita this year. It’s one of the most festive events that we always dress up for. COVID really changed everything this year! A lot of people are asking us if the holidays in Sayulita will be equally fun (last year, we really had a blast even if we don’t remember most of it!). But let us give you an overview of what’s happening this year.
So, day of the dead was quote and quote canceled. It was all over the news. Even Puerto Vallarta implemented a lockdown from October 30 – November 14, 2020. But what we found out from living in Sayulita is that this town is unstoppable. The only thing that wasn’t allowed during day of the dead is the installation of ofrendas (an altar that Mexicans make for their departed loved ones) in the plaza and the streets of Sayulita.
Parties still continued. People still dressed up and did their day of the dead make-up. Everything was super normal. Since we know how the government chooses to announce last-minute lockdowns/quarantines/shut down/closing (we don’t even know what to call it anymore), we hope that in New Year in Sayulita 2020 will push through.
Right now, we feel like it’s going to happen so here’s a list of places in Sayulita for New Year’s Eve. Note that the following places in this list were the only ones who got in touch with us about their parties. We’ll continue to update this closer to the date!
Disclaimer: We were not compensated by these places to publish their New Year’s Eve activities. The purpose of this post is to answer a question from a reader. We always declare complimentary trips/stays that we are involved in. All opinions in this post are our own.
Si Señor is one of our favorite spots to spend New Year in Sayulita because it’s right by the beach. You get a front-row seat to the fireworks and all the town’s festivities! Our friends at Si Señor Sayulita informed us that they are going to have a New Year’s Eve dinner menu.
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Priced at $1,900 MXN ($95 USD), they will be serving the following:
- Appetizer: beet dip with mascarpone cheese on a patty case and saffron shrimp
- Cream: braised nuts with Bailey’s, brie cheese cream with chardonnay essence, truffle oil, and garlic crouton with almond crust
- Main: beef petals on mashed potatoes with parsley and bacon, pepper sauce, grilled Caribbean lobster with creamy rice, and grilled vegetables
- Dessert: apple pie with Bailey’s cream, berries, and white chocolate
Frente al Punto
Frente Al Punto has been the hotspots of any event in Sayulita this year. Their grassy outdoor area gives confidence to people who are worried about COVID. It is really spacious and is right in front of the Sayulita main beach.
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According to Frente, they will be doing a special 3-course dinner at their VIP terrace from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. At the open garden, they will have 4 DJs (to be announced) from 6:00 pm until late. We are still waiting for Frente al Punto’s dinner menu for New Year in Sayulita 2020 so stay tuned! We promise to update this post but we hope to see you in Frente!
Coco’s Beach Club
Coco’s have informed us they will not be serving dinner but they are currently planning their New Year’s Eve party. Based on our experience, parties at Coco’s are always packed and fun. To date, they only told us that they will be having their ‘normal Friday parties.’
We’re sure they are going to bring some DJs from outside Sayulita as they always do. Coco’s is also right in front of the beach so you’ll have a great view of the fireworks!
We are going to be here for New Year’s Eve and we already have a table! Last season, they were a rabbit. This season, they’re a shark! Formerly El Conejo (rabbit in Spanish), El Tiburon Sayulita will be hosting a dinner buffet. You can reserve a table by swinging by their place.
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You don’t have to pay a reservation fee but in the case that you don’t arrive on time for your reservation (or cancel your reservation), El Tiburon will charge $100 MXN ($5 USD). There is also a $250 MXN ($13 USD) door charge for their live DJ sets by Groovewell (San Francisco, CA) and Devoncino (Waking Dream). A welcome tequila shot is included in this fee!
If you’re new to Sayulita, you should know that all roads always lead to Yambak. Perfectly located in the plaza, Yambak is the landmark and the meeting spot for party-goers. You won’t miss it – it’s super iconic!
Yambak have not informed us yet but knowing them, we are sure they’re going to bring some amazing music for a great New Year’s Eve party in Sayulita! However, we need to inform you that this is not a place for having a New Year’s Eve dinner. It’s 100% party, craft beers, and music!
Well, if you don’t plan to eat, you can always order a taco from their neighbor, Tacos Ivan.