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A bi-monthly source of positive energy and 
information for the village of Sayulita, Mexico

Friday, November 13th, 2015
From the Editor's Desk:

Happy Friday!

The weather has been fantastic! The temperature has finally taken a turn towards the cooler mornings and evenings, and the humidity has dissipated. 

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th, is the monthly Nayarit sponsored town clean up. Meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of El Break to participate. This is a great opportunity to help keep Sayulita clean and will only take up to an hour of your time. I'll be there with a few Sayulita Life hats or t-shirts to give away, so please join me!

The Mercado del Pueblo started last Friday, and was full of wonderful handmade crafts and jewelry, fresh produce, healthy homemade foods, organic products, and so much more! The market is today, so if you haven't yet been, make sure to head on over. It will be open today, and every Friday moving forward, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

A special thanks to two talented, local photographers, Camilla Fuchs with Camilla Fuchs Photography and Ed Dorsett with Dorsett Photography. Both of these photographers are instrumental in taking and providing amazing photos for and El Sayulero. 

Thank you for reading this edition of El Sayulero,

Stacey Elkins statistics for the last 30 days

October 13 to November 13:

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Sayulita HD Webcam (LIVE)


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Wine Festival Coming to Sayulita

December 8 & 9, 2015
Tickets  |   More Info 

El Sayulero is Growing
(Now Hiring)

WRITERS WANTED! Do you love Sayulita? Do you live to write? If so, consider joining the El Sayulero team of contributors. We are gearing up for another great season and are in the process of creating new sections for our bi-weekly newsletter. Paid (though not much) positions available! If interested please contact Ian Hodge ( to learn more. 

Making a Positive Change 
in Sayulita: Octavia Jolley

Octavia Jolley first visited Sayulita just over 14 years ago. At the time, she was living in the Monterey Peninsula area in California and was immediately struck by the groovy vibe of being in Sayulita. She had come to visit a University friend for a quick winter break and entered into a world where language, culture, dance, music, and food allured her into coming back several months later. Then she came back again, and then again, and her love affair with Sayulita began. Each time she drove that stretch of road from the highway into town, she knew she was where she was destined to be, and made the full time move to Sayulita in 2002. Over the years, she became more entrenched in the community. As a business owner and having kids, her interest in creating opportunities for the children in town began, and has since morphed into several interesting projects.


Día de los Muertos
Festival in Sayulita 

Photo by Ed Dorsett with Dorsett Photography
The 4th annual Día de los Muertos Festival took place on Sunday, November 1st and Monday, November 2nd in the Sayulita plaza. “I noticed the tradition was getting lost and no one was celebrating Dia de los Muertos anymore. Instead, people were celebrating Halloween, which isn’t a Mexican tradition. So, my husband and I decided to get together and show the foreigners who we are. In a lot of Western cultures, people are afraid of death, and in Mexico, we’re not, which is why we celebrate it,” shared Belen Sandaval Navarro, a Sayulita local who first initiated the Día de los Muertos festival five years ago.

SayulitAnimal's Annual "Fxck it, I"m Wearing My Shoes" Fundraiser


Ladies put on your heels, gents wear your sexy hats or just come along anyways and join Sayulitanimals annual "Fxck it, I'm Wearing my Shoes" fundraiser. The event this year starts at 7:00 p.m. at Bliss Mani-Pedi lounge from where it will continue to the River Cafe, Aaleyah's Nachos & Wings, La Rustica, and end at Latitude 20 for a dance party. Get your tickets early (as only limited) for only 300 pesos at SayulitAnimals or the Mercado del Pueblo. Tickets at the door are 350 pesos. Let's have some fun in support of the animals!

Children of Sayulita to
Name Humpback Whales
in New Research Project



Three years ago La Orca de Sayulita, a whale watching and whale research company based out of Sayulita, started a project of photo-identifying the humpback whales that visit the town’s coastal waters.The underside of each humpback whale’s tail is unique, therefore by taking photographs of a whales tail (also known as a “fluke”), you can identify them throughout their lives, as long as they don’t have any major accidents. The humpback whale population that visits mainland Mexico is estimated to be around 2000 individuals, and every year it is thought that approximately 800 animals visit just the coastal regions of Nayarit.


Pro Sayulita Gears Up
For High Season

Dear Friends,

Sayulita is gearing up for the high season with two new trump cards in its pocket: the Ministerio Publico office and the designation as a Pueblo Magico by Mexico’s Secretariat of Tourism. We are already seeing the benefits of these features in more tourism activity. Pro Sayulita is proud to have provided support to establishing the Ministerio Publico office and obtaining the designation of Pueblo Magico.


Read Article 


Día de Muertos and
Halloween at Costa Verde

On Saturday, October 31st, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Costa Verde International School hosted their annual Día de Muertos and Halloween fiesta at the school. Postponed a day due to heavy rains in Sayulita, this change in date did not effect the number of children and adults who attended this event, which was open to the public.

New and Featured Sayulita Listings

Sold, Sold, Sold: Casa Contenta GH

Congratulations to Sayulita Investment Realty on another sale! We welcome the new owners to Sayulita!


Featured Property: Casa Jungla
$319K USD

Quiet and private with great views, centrally located in the heart of Sayulita, just 3 minutes to the beach and plaza. Two bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, partially furnished with the exception of 2 tables retained by seller. Spacious terrace and gourmet kitchen, perfect for all your entertaining needs. Newly remodeled stairs are in and roughed in plumbing and electrical for a 3rd level master suite (or two more bedrooms). 


For Sale: Casa Pedro
$185K USD

Casa Pedro has two bedrooms with a spacious living area and kitchen. There is a covered terrazzo with a lot of outdoor space for enjoying the great Sayulita climate. There is a large laundry room with storage, as well as off-street parking and a partially enclosed yard. Just three blocks from downtown and an easy ten minute walk to the beach. 


New Rental Property: El Dorado Casa 
From $750/night

Located just outside of downtown Sayulita with a total of 5 bedrooms. The master bedroom (king sized bed, full bathroom, beautiful views, and on suite jacuzzi) and 3 "on suites" (each with two full beds, and its own private spacious bathroom) located on the top floor. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need to accommodate your large group (up to 20 people). The BBQ area is just beside the pool and terrace, underneath the gorgeous palapa. El Dorado is a perfect venue for weddings and events


New Rental Property: Casa Tranquila
From $200/night

A 3 bedroom vacation home located on the quieter north end of Sayulita just two blocks from the beach. The top floor is where you find the master bedroom with king sized bed and air conditioning, large gourmet kitchen, and ocean view terrace extending the length of the casa. On the first floor are two one-bedroom units, each with king sized bed and private bath. There is wide open spaces of terraces, a large swimming pool, and tropical gardens. 


New Business: Bocadito Catering Co. 
Private Chefs & Catering

Nuri Bon and Cate Easterly, with Bocadito Catering Co. are passionate about sharing their love of food, family, and friendship with their clients. Whether you are hosting a wedding, retreat, business event, or an intimate event, they will work tirelessly to make sure your occasion is unforgettable. They are knowledgeable in local and Mexican cuisine, as well as Mediterranean, cuisines of Asia, France and the Americas. They have training in nutrition and can accommodate allergies and special dietary needs.


New Business: Arte en Vidrio
Hand-Blown Glass

If you appreciate fine Mexican Art, this shop is a must-visit when you stay in Sayulita. Each piece is created with a unique technique, so it is considered a pure Mexican craft. The blown glass is created by Mexican hands and minds in the center of Tlaquepaque and Tonala. All colors, patterns, shapes and sizes. From glasses to vases, lamps, dishes, bowls, etc.

New Sayulita Wine Festival/Viva Vino Mexicano! Debuts on December 8 & 9

As many good ideas do, it started as a conversation between creatives over a good bottle of wine.  Sayulita Wine Shop & Hotel Cielo Rojo owner, Gisela Marin and Bistro Organico Chef, Calixto Gattas, had a vision to bring more food and wine culture to the area.  As the founders of a local hotel, gourmet restaurant and wine shop, they hoped to share their love for Mexican boutique wines and build Sayulita’s reputation as a destination for both wine and food lovers alike.


Why Should People Visit Sayulita?

Annie Banannie
It's a family town. It has the ambiance of a small town and has a bohemian feel. It's not like Puerto Vallarta- it's more laid back. 
Sheila Milne

It's a wonderful place to relax and reconnect with yourself. 
Carolyn and Fernando Lázaro

People should visit for the Mercado del Pueblo and because so many people help in the community. It is a real generous and giving community. It is a spectacular place to be.
Eric Steinman

You don't have to wear shoes.  
Ellen and Pierre

It's life changing. It took us out of our comfort zone and took us some time to adjust. It's our first time in Mexico and we've discovered so many beautiful things. 

Pet of the Week

Hi, my name is Nino and I'm about 6 years old. I am one of the more drastic rescues SayulitAnimals has seen. I was expelled to the street, got sicker and sicker until finally some wonder woman rescued me. Now just look how I have transformed. I'm loving and mellow and just love to walk and sit by your side. If I have the chance, I like to play, but I'm not needy for it. I get on well with other dogs. I'm a medium size dog, not a lap dog. I would love to find my forever home now. Would you adopt me?

Contact SayulitAnimals here!

Upcoming Events in Sayulita

November 13
Mercado del Pueblo 
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

November 14
Nayarit Sponsored Beach Clean Up
9:00 AM
In front of El Break

November 20
Mercado del Pueblo
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Click here to view our community calendar.
Photo of the Week

Photo by Camilla Fuchs with Camilla Fuchs Photography

Chachalacas! Love them or hate them. Those noisy birds and fellow Sayuleros are actually quite pretty.Their funny name is an onomatopoeia from the four-noted cackle of the plain Cha-cha-la-ca.

Articles From the Last El Sayulero

  1. Hurricane Patricia Spares Sayulita
  2. Making a Positive Change in Sayulita: Alejandra Aguirre
  3. Leda Ristorante Italiano in Sayulita
  4. Christine Sargologos Wedding Photography
  5. Ulrike Kuhnert Making the Move to Sayulita 
  6. Chica Locca Tours Goes Green


Thanks for reading.  Please let us know your opinions, suggestions, complaints or anything else you feel will help make Sayulita a better place in which to live and vacation.
Ian & Kerry Hodge Stacey Elkins Valorie Vanrheen
Founders Editor Director of Operations
and Social Media

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