Sayulita Dreaming


About 6 months ago, I decided that Ryan and I needed to go on vacation. A real "do-nothing-but-relax" vacation. Because honestly? I've never been on one.

When you move far away from home, your "vacations" are trips back home to see family or attend weddings or to spend the holidays there. The flights are expensive, the days are far from relaxing and the PTO you get from work dwindles away before you know it. Since I moved to San Diego in 2010, we have our annual trip to Coachella, I've been to Vegas a couple of times for weekend trips and spent a weekend away each in San Francisco and Big Sur, but none of our getaways have been really, truly relaxing. So it was time.

At the top of my travel list? Sayulita, Mexico. Ever since I read about this small town in Foam Magazine years ago, I have wanted to go. When I first got to San Diego though, I told a few people about my wishlist destination and across the board the reaction was: Mexico??? Because of San Diego's proximity to Mexico, most people from here are kind of over it or their experiences with TJ have led them to believe all of Mexico is unsafe. Being a clueless East Coaster, I decided to put it off and put it off. But late last year, I put my foot down and booked a trip.

Why? Because according to the hundreds of American weddings that happen there each year, the professional surfers who call it their second home and Conde Nast Traveler magazine, it is totally safe and totally stress-free. Which is exactly what we need right now. And after a ton of research, we picked the totally gorgeous Playa Escondida resort to spend the last half of our week there.

So far, it's clear we made the right choice! It's been so easy to plan and communicate with them and the staff there is just incredibly nice and knowledgeable. We rented the Sol 3 which is a stand alone beachfront bungalow and based on their pictures, I am SO anxious to just get there and enjoy our hot tub on the beach!

As I count down the days to our February 9th departure, be prepared for lots of pre-Sayulita anticipation and shopping posts. In the meantime, I strongly suggest you go daydream on Playa Escondida's website and see what other gorgeous rooms they have to offer!
Cece @Mahogany Drive said...

What a beautiful place! Beach vacations are definitely the way to go for total relaxation.

Unknown said...

That looks absolutely amazing. I'm going to start saving right now. I want this vacation.

xo Denise

Unknown said...

Ummm...JEALOUS. Have a blast!

Devon said...

I really can't wait to hear about your trip!

Yasmine said...

Love your blog! Enjoy your holidays!

Greetz from Belgium :)

Anonymous said...

This looks SO AMAZING. Toby has not been on board with the idea of going to Mexico for vacation, but I think he'll change his mind when he sees these photos! I'm sure y'all will have a fabulous time.

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Unknown said...

Nevermind, you'll be leaving FEBRUARY 9 so our coffee date will have to wait and for a REALLY good reason! So excited for you. And you're totally right-- when you move away from family, you seem to quickly use all of your PTO flying home and never get that much needed relaxing vacation. I hope this is it for you! I can't wait to hear all about it.