Sayulita Mexico provides unique and colorful shopping opportunities around every corner showcasing local artisans with cultural influence.
I should preface this post with a disclaimer that shopping has rarely been on any of my travel itineraries. However, with no surf swell to fill my day, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to walk the dirt streets of town and peruse the ‘hecho en Mexico’ artisan crafts.
Unlike many heavily tourist areas where you typically find uninspiring cliché gifts, Sayulita Mexico showcases local artists with handmade intricate textiles. There was no shortage of fringe, pom-poms, decorative pillows, woven blankets, illustrations and dream-catchers in every hue of the rainbow.
I learned that many of the crafts and textiles were influenced by the Huichol tribe. The embroidered and beaded textiles were truly amazing including the unique bleached horn skulls decorated in yarn. I thought they were hand-painted until I stepped closer. I was also delighted that Sayulita’s ‘love and surf themes’ are displayed through much of its artwork and consumer goods with ‘heart-shaped’ EVERYTHING.
From American designers who have opened up vibrant boutiques adding a hipster flare on traditional crafts to the hippie market solely displaying heritage trade goods, you won’t be disappointed and you will not likely go home empty-handed. I certainly didn’t and now my apartment color scheme has artfully improved.
Where to shop in Sayulita Mexico:
- Evoke the Spirit
- Pacha mama
- Revolución del Sueño
- Palu Gallery
- Hippie Market
- Laughing Jaguar
- Corazon d’ Hafa
Note: all of the shops are located within city center. Unfortunately not all have google addresses and change locations often. Be adventurous. Seek them out.