Destination / Wish You Were Here

Sayulita, Mexico

A modern beach bohemia on the Nayarit Peninsula, Sayulita is a sleepy yet energetic creative hub for surfers, yogis and world travellers alike. Wild beaches, black rocks and sun-bleached sand. This place savours a slower pace, the streets are dusty and it suits us just fine. Tigerlily creative director Amelia Mather takes us a tour of the town and its surrounds.

See …
Wander the cobblestone streets dotted with vendors and shops selling locally produced artwork and textiles. Surf, relax and sip local raicilla from swings at the bar at Don Pedros. Once the sun sets, there’s a party happening on the street and everyone’s invited. The rhythmic pull of the tide is echoed by drumming on the beach where locals and travellers dance barefoot to the beat.

Stay …
Casa Love was built by the famed French bohemian Mignot sisters whose story is legendary, having spent a decade sailing a seventy-five-foot wooden boat around the world before settling on the shores of Sayulita. The house sits above the family’s store, Pachamama, oozes a relaxed island vibe and conveniently overlooks the best surf spot in town.

Take …
A bikini (or two), and something that will take you from day into night – we like the Tigerlily Ramo Kimono. Throw over your swimwear by the beach then belt it for the bar, and don’t forget your SPF.

Taste …
La Esperanza is a delicious wholefoods café owned by Byron Bay born Lucy and her Mexican husband. The mostly vegan menu plus the best coffee in town had us visiting again and again … Visit family run Yeikame for the homemade blue corn tortillas and dishes you can’t find anywhere else in town.