Where is Playa Escondida?
Playa Escondida is on Mexico's west coast 18 miles from the Puerto Vallarta International airport.
Playa Escondida is about 1 mile from the town of Sayulita.
The western coast of Mexico offers much in the way of activity, with many hidden beaches and villages to explore.
(A link with specific directions to Playa Escondida will be sent to you when your reservation is confirmed.)
Puerto Vallarta Airport to Sayulita
From the Puerto Vallarta international airport, drive/bus north on hwy MEX 200. Sayulita is about 22 miles (36 km) north of the Puerto Vallarta airport. Upon exiting the airport follow the signs for Compostela and Tepic. You will cross under the highway in a U-turn to head north.
After approximately twenty minutes you will pass through the town of Bucerias. After passing through Bucerias, Mex 200 continues on as a four-lane highway for a few more miles until the turnoff to Punta Mita. Make sure to go straight ahead here. Sometimes there is a military inspection point (don't worry; the soldiers are there for your protection.)
Shortly after the Punta Mita turnoff, the highway changes to a two-lane road and heads up and over a small mountain in a winding and twisting manner with lots of curves. Watch for animals grazing along the road and slow moving vehicles. You will pass signs for several small villages. At the village of San Ignacio, a mile or so before the Sayulita turnoff, you'll find MANY speed bumps. Continue another kilometer and, at the Pemex gasoline station, you'll see the turnoff to Sayulita.
Guadalajara to Sayulita
The route is easily marked with plenty of public road signs to Puerto Vallarta. Head west on the "Cuota" (toll hwy) towards Tequila. Continue for approximately 2 hours until the turnoff to Compostela. Continue for an hour on hwy MEX 200 down the incredibly windy / curvy road to Las Varas and on ahead for another 45 minutes to km 123 marker and the Sayulita turnoff.
The bus ride from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita costs 25 pesos ($US 2) and departs from only a few bus stops in PV starting in front of Plaza Las Glorias, next at Walmart then in front of the airport.
If you are going to catch the bus from the airport, cross over the highway using the pedestrian bridge. Look for the name "Sayulita" written on the windshield of the bus.
Buses normally arrive every 20 minutes. The 22-mile bus ride from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita takes approximately 1 hour. The last stop for city bound bus is at Plaza Las Glorias where you can catch a city bus to head farther downtown.
A taxi (car, suburban, or van) from Sayulita into Puerto Vallarta will cost between 500-700 pesos depending on the group size and amount of baggage (ie. surf boards).
Taxis from the Puerto Vallarta airport to Sayulita generally run around 700 pesos at the airport gate or 350 pesos if you walk across the pedestrian bridge to the other side of the highway.
Once in Sayulita
A link with specific directions to Playa Escondida will be sent to you when your reservation is confirmed
If you get lost don't worry. Ask a LOCAL taxi driver (don't expect a local person to know where we are) or give us a call at 291-3107 or 291-3641.
Once you get to Playa Escondida our staff will show you your room and give you a brief tour so you can feel at ease and be ready to relax and enjoy yourselves.
Note that Sayulita is in the Central Time zone the same as Puerto Vallarta.