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Friday, January 16th, 2015
From the Editor's Desk:

Happy Friday!

Festival Sayulita kicked off Tuesday for the VIP's, which you will read about below, and is now in full swing.

The turn out for the festival is fantastic, with a nice mix of tourists and Sayulita locals. There is excitement in the air as people have watched a number of films, met the talent, and enjoyed activities in the plaza.

Yesterday morning was the Stumble in the Jungle Fun Run 5K and 10k and over 100 people, of all ages, including a group of children from Costa Verde International School, came out to participate. The run was very scenic, starting on the beach, going through the jungle, and ending on the beach. Afterwards, there were cucumber margaritas and snacks for the runners and walkers at La Terrazola

VIP's, Premier ticket holders, and Cine pass holders have kicked back in the beach house to enjoy a special spot just for them. La Cuisine has prepared an amazing assortment of food, including tuna tartare, oysters, massaman chicken curry, and more. Beverages are also available, and a live DJ plays music in the background. If you have a VIP, Premier, or Cine pass and have yet to come out to the beach house, make sure to swing by today.

There is still so much more of Festival Sayulita to look forward to! Make sure to check out the schedule so that you don't miss out on anything. Also, check out last week's El Sayulero, which was all about the festivities of Festival Sayulita. 

Thank you for reading this edition of El Sayulero,

Stacey Elkins
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Sayulita Town Cleanup
with the Delegado 

On Tuesday, January 6th, at 10:00 a.m., approximately 50 volunteers gathered at the Sayulita plaza for a massive town cleanup. Our new Delegado, Jesus Rodriguez, lead the effort with the support of the Vigilantes, while Eco Sayulita sponsored the effort.  This cleanup was a great start to the new year and to fostering community support and effort in keeping Sayulita clean. 

Best Of Sayulita: 2014

Congratulations to the winners of this years online viewers poll

Coldest Beer 

Best Bar/Nightlife
Don Patos

Best Art Gallery
Z Galeria

Best Breakfast

Best Burger
Sayulita Public House

Best Deli/Bakery

Best Catering/Private Chef
Nuri Bon

Best Clothing Boutique
Revolucion del Sueno

Best Cup of Coffee
Sayulita Espresso

Best Fishing
La Morena Sportfishing

Best Happy Hour
Sayulita Public House

Best Jewelry Shop
Sayulita Sol

Best Margarita

Best Pasta
Mama Mia

Best Photography
Wicked Fotos

Best Pizza
La Rustica

Best Restaurant
Don Pedros


Best Salon

Best Surf/SUP
Stand Up Paddle Mexico


Best Tacos
Tacos El Ivan


Best Taxi/Transportation
Jose Ramos


Best Tour/Adventure (Co-winner)
Ally Cat

Best Tour/Adventure (Co-winner)
Chica Locca


Best Wedding Coordinator
Sunset Soiree


Best Yoga/Fitness


Artefakto in Sayulita


When one steps foot into Artefakto in Sayulita, he or she is instantly transported into a world of bright, bold colors, and beautiful handcrafted arts, crafts, and home interior items. The owner, Stephen Dabrowski, sources the majority of the items, which are made by indigenous people, from culturally rich regions within Mexico. “I try to bring in items that represent Mexico. Not in a commercial way, but in an authentic way that illustrate the history and beauty of this country,” shared Stephen.


La Lancha Near Sayulita Reopens


It has been a long process to reopen beach access to La Lancha, a beach near Sayulita in Punta de Mita, but it has finally been done. On December 29th, a portion of the wire fence put up by a private company to block beach access was removed. “This is very exciting. The fence denied access to fisherman, surfers, and families, and also fenced off a river, affecting the wildlife in the area. This is a big step that required a lawyer, several trips to Tepic to talk to government officials, and the collective help of a number of people,” shared Bianca Blasquez, one of the owners of Surf House in San Pancho.


Presents and Fun for Local Beach Vendor Kids on Three King's Day


January 6th was Three Kings Day, a day Mexican children traditionally receive gifts, and thanks to support from the community, it was no different for the hard working children who help their families’ create and sell handiworks on the beach and in stalls on the streets of Sayulita. This second annual event organized once again by local resident, Eder Raygazo, was held in the central plaza at noon this past Tuesday.


Festival Sayulita VIP Kick-off

Photo by Ed Dorsett with Wicked Fotos
Festival Sayulita kicked off for the lucky VIP ticket holders on Tuesday, January 13th at 5:30 pm. This special event took place at Punta Sayulita, a breathtakingly beautiful location on the edge of the bay.

Martin and his Salsas



If you have been to the Sayulita Mercado del Pueblo, you have likely seen Martin del Toro Gutierrez, a Sayulita local, at his vendor booth selling a variety of fresh, colorful, homemade salsas. The salsa recipes have been handed down generation to generation through his family and many members of his family have made it their livelihood. “My great grandma, my grandma, and my mom all made and sold salsa, and my sister also sells salsa,” shared Martin.

Bite This: Latitude 20

This excellent dining spot has been spiffed up from its last iteration, Don Chow. There really are two sides of the menu; one side is very Japanese with an excellent variety of sushi and rolls, beautifully plated and generously portioned. We loved the very inventive Tokyo Nachos-- a crisp wonton, heaped with spicy tuna, guacamole and jalapeño peppers.  This taste will have your tongue doing the conga, so be sure to have a delicious margarita or Pacifico at hand. This is one of the restaurant's signature dishes and is a must.


Live Theater Sayulita Seeks Actors and
Volunteers to Help Behind the Scenes


Due to a little hiccup, Live Theater Sayulita (LTS) is delaying it’s schedule for this season —but — it is going to be a big one folks! 

The first production will be three one-act plays by Shel Silverstein, staged at La Luz Fantastica mid-March. The exact date will be announced soon, but the first hurdle is to audition for actors. We would like to have four men and four women, however, if we are short of males, we can substitute two women. In the interest of equality it would be great if we could fill the roles for four males, so guys, come on down! 

LTS will follow up in mid-April with a production of Driving Miss Daisy, with Donna Evans-Deyermond playing Miss Daisy, Peter Glass as Hoke, and Doug Downs as Boolie. 

“If nothing else, it will be worth the price of a ticket to see me trying to look like a ‘little' old lady,” Evans-Deyermond said. 

LTS needs more than just actors.  If you can help with set design, costumes, chasing down furnishings or being a stage hand on the night of the productions, contact company manager, Cal Deyermond at

Auditions will be held Monday, January 19 at Tropical House at 1 p.m. You don’t need to prepare a piece, we will provide scripts for the plays. This season, Pat Garfus joins the directing team of Donna Evans-Deyermond and Peter Glass.

If You had to Describe Sayulita
in One Word, What Would it
be and Why?

Kirsten Ewing, New Jersey 

Lively. There is a lot of energy in Sayulita and a lot going on.
JoJo Kempers

Friends. I travel all over the world and have been a lot of places. Each time I have been to Sayulita to visit friends, I have met people and they are all friendly. It feels like coming home.
Erin Heydenreich
San Juan Island/Sayulita

Dynamic. It never seems to be the same thing year to year. 
Mike Wright
Seattle, Washington

Fusion. You have your baby boomers, like me, you have the retirees, you have the foodies, the surfers, the film buffs, and the locals. It all comes together and works.
Douglas Dilhomick
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Special. It is like no other place in the world. 


New and Featured Sayulita Listings

Casa For Sale: Casa Palmar

Three bedrooms, all air conditioned, two baths, two covered patios and a third floor roof deck, great for enjoying the ocean breezes and fantastic views. There is a large, well-appointed outdoor kitchen and BBQ area that is great for entertaining.

Casa For Sale: Casa Maravilla
Casa Maravilla has three bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths, and an outdoor shower. The dramatic roof deck palapa with additional living, dining and a small dipping pool just adds to the livability of this very artistic, yet practical home.

Cabins for Sale: Sayulita Cabins

Five unit rental compound that consists of four studios and one 2-bedroom unit on a large, fully walled in lot in the Tamarindos neighborhood. Sayulita Cabins is an established rental property that has been in business for five years. It comes complete with furniture, bedding, equipment and fully operational rental business.

New Business Listing:  Vanessa Segura 
Physiotherapy and Holistic Therapy

Vanessa Segura has years of experience in massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, kinesiotaping, craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, trigger point dry needling, and much more. Vanessa offers in home consultations in and around Sayulita.

New Business Listing: Debbie De La Cueva Jewelry 
Handcrafted Jewelry
Necklaces, bracelets, and rings, all handcrafted jewelry with a unique design. Each piece is made out of the finest materials of high quality. One by one elegant pieces with a traditional, smooth willful touch.

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Pet of the Week

Hola! My name is Gloria. I wander the streets a lot because my owners do not really take care of me. Well, when you wander the streets, it is likely you get hit by a car, and that is what happened to me. My luck is that I got into the Sayulitanimals program and here I am! I am really friendly and they say that I'm gorgeous. If you are looking for a non-shedding beauty queen, I'm your girl!
Contact SayulitAnimals here!

Photo of the Week
Photo by Ed Dorsett with Wicked Fotos
Festivities in the plaza during Festival Sayulita. 

Upcoming Events in Sayulita
January 16-18
January 22
Latcho & Andrea Gypsy Flamenco
7:00 PM
Don Pedro's

January 29
Latcho & Andrea Gypsy Flamenco
7:00 PM
Don Pedro's


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Articles From the Last El Sayulero

  1. Sweet Dreams Project: Celebrating Success and Gearing Up
    for the New Year
  2. Latitude 20 Sayulita
  3. Sushi Delivered to Your Door with Sayulita Sushi Delivery
  4. Sayulita Dive and Surf Interview
  5. ATV Tour with Mi Chaparrita


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Ian & Kerry Hodge Stacey Elkins Valorie Vanrheen
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