My extended family and I are planning to stay in Sayulita in November, 2011. My husband and I vacationed in Chacala one year ago and have a wonderful trip with no issues whatsoever. I personally had no apprehension about Sayulita but other people have said we should be cautious while traveling in Mexico right now. My gut reaction was, of course, but we'll be in Sayulita and it's very safe. I just read the Travel Warning for Mexico on the US Department of State website and while it focuses on the crime and violence occurring along the US/Mexico border, it does also mention Nayarit and Jalisco, particularly areas along the Nayarit/Jalisco border. Sayulita is awfully close to the Jalisco border.
Here's the link: …state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5440.html
I honestly thought I shouldn't be concerned about traveling to Sayulita, even with the Travel Warning, because the warnings were mostly for the border towns, baja, and cities like Tijuana, but now I'm not so sure. Thoughts???