Playa Los Muertos


One popular destination near central Sayulita is Playa Los Muertos, where picnics and bodyboarding top the action. It’s a 15-minute walk south along the coast road, through the Villa Amor resort and the cemetery.

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5.93 MILES

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3. Museo del Cuale

22.8 MILES

On Isla Río Cuale, this museum has a small but very well-presented collection of pre-Hispanic ceramics by the Chupícuaro culture (400 BCE–200 CE), plus…

4. Playa Olas Altas

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The handiest beach to the Zona Centro is Playa Olas Altas, just south of the Río Cuale.

5. Isla Río Cuale

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6. Playa de los Muertos

23.16 MILES

Despite its name, Playa de los Muertos (Beach of the Dead) is a lively beach which is handy for downtown. At the southern end of the beach, a stretch of…

7. Playa Conchas Chinas

23.5 MILES

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8. Altavista Petroglyphs

23.78 MILES

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