Sally Symons

Siete Lunas

  • Where:Sayulita
  • Why:Chasing sun and surf.
  • When:October 2015
  • Who:My boyfriend and me.
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Mexican sunset.

Each guest bungalow feels like a fancy jungle tree house.

The view from my Brooklyn apartment is…different than this.

Dining views.

Plunge pool—perfect for cooling off after a sweaty trek back from town.

A delicious breakfast is served each morning. This is just the first course!

Communal lounge area by the pool, in case you need a break from the sun.

Ideal poolside situation.

Playa de los Muertos is a quieter alternative to the main beach in town.

Where margaritas are born.

View from our balcony—the lineup of cliffside bungalows overlooking the ocean.

Highs & Lows

  • Whether you’re having coffee on your balcony overlooking the Pacific or cooling off in the cliff-side pool, everywhere you look the views are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

  • Beds are incredibly comfortable with fresh, crisp linens.

  • With only seven villas, the hotel feels super private and quiet. We spent most afternoons at the pool, yet the only time we saw other guests was at breakfast.

  • You are in the jungle, so expect to encounter some wildlife. Geckos scurry along roofs and walkways and the partially open-air bungalows do allow some little bugs in at night. The mosquito nets aren’t just decorative.

  • The walkway from the front gate to the villas is a steep incline, but the staff is more than happy to help you bring up your bags or give you a lift on a golf cart.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Hotel

  • Vibe

    Low-key luxe jungle enclave.

  • Location

    Perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It’s a 5 minute walk to the serene Playa de los Muertos and a 15 minute walk to the center of town.

  • Rooms

    7

  • Music

    Jungle sounds with pleasant jazz by the pool.

  • Year Opened

    2012

  • Designed By

    Mariana Arregui Trujillo

  • Pool/Gym

    Pool, yes. Gym, no.

  • Restaurant

    No restaurant, but a complimentary breakfast is prepared each morning. You can book a personal chef to cook a private dinner at the hotel for about the price of a NYC date night.

  • Bar

    Pool bar, sometimes manned by a staff member.

  • Minibar

    Stocked with Coca-Cola, Pacifico & water with a larger wine, beer, and liquor list available.

  • Children

    Leave em!

  • Price

    Four star luxury at a two star price.

For vintage textiles and chic jewelry.

Check out Artefakto

Delfin 15-10, centro, 63734 Sayulita, NAY, Mexico

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The best fish tacos in town.

Mary’s

Avenida Revolucion, Sayulita, Mexico

The best fish tacos in town.

No need to lug your boards from home, WildMex has a great selection of rentals. A flat weekly rate allows you to try out as many different boards as you like.

WildMex

150-G, Calle Pelícanos, Sayulita, 63734 Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

No need to lug your boards from home, WildMex has a great selection of rentals. A flat weekly rate allows you to try out as many different boards as you like.

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