By Linda Shaw
Bucerias is one of several beach towns along Mexico's Pacific coast north of Puerto Vallarta worth visiting. Others include:
Sayulita is on a small ocean cove about a 20-minute drive north of the Bay of Banderas. Its waves are usually dotted with the boards and heads of at least a dozen surfers.
Foreign-owned vacation homes put down foundations in its hills long ago, and although there are only two or three phones in the town, Sayulita does have a gourmet restaurant, Don Pedro's, run by an American chef, Nicholas Parrillo, and his cousin, Damien Porter.
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