South of the Border to Sayulita

Why Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello and Cardi B chose Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Known for its glorious beaches and beguiling jungles, Sayulita in Riviera Nayarit has become the perfect getaway for travellers of all interests. It’s no wonder the destination was chosen as the backdrop for hit single ‘South of the Border’.

Celebrities, who?
Earlier this year, the village of Sayulita was visited by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello, and Cardi B, during the filming of their newest collaboration, hit single ‘South of the Border’. Parts of the spy-themed music video were shot by the coast of Sayulita, showcasing but a glimpse of the beauty travellers can experience upon visiting the charming coastal town.

Other A-list celebrities that Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, has welcomed in recent years include Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Kellan Lutz, and Joey Kramer; all of whom were able to fully experience the three special elements that all international celebrities crave – luxury, picturesque landscapes and privacy.

Gwyneth Paltrow has also visited Mexico’s Pacific treasure and claimed in an interview that her favourite beach destination in Mexico is, in fact, Riviera Nayarit.

Sayulita is in close proximity to Punta de Mita, where you’ll find stunning lodgings frequented by celebs, such as the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Imanta Resorts, and The W Punta De Mita. There are also private villas available for a quiet getaway in paradise.

What is the authentic Sayulita experience?

Sayulita became a popular surfing destination in the 1960’s and still today it is one of the top surfing locations that avid surfers travel to for the very best waves. There are opportunities for travellers to snorkel around the bay, go fishing, hike in the jungle and even go horseback riding along the coast.

2020 kicks off with a festival, highlighting the best of Sayulita, in Riviera Nayarit. Festival Sayulita brings the theme of community alive, integrating cinema, music, drink, life and art events.

This seventh year represents a renewed commitment to community vision, El Centro Creativo, where pop-up events will take place and also in other community venues. Enjoy movie nights, theatre productions, yoga, farm-to-table dining and live music under the stars!

Getting There
Set off on your own escape south of the border to Sayulita, with a direct flight to Puerto Vallarta Airport here. Available via TUI from Manchester. Alternatively, AeroMexico offers flights to Mexico City from London Heathrow.

About Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, lies just ten minutes north of Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). This region includes the resort town of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic village of San Blas, celebrity hideout Punta Mita, surfing haven Sayulita, scenic fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and the spectacular Banderas Bay.

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