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A bi-monthly source of positive energy and information for the village of Sayulita, Mexico
Friday, August 7th, 2015
From the Editor's Desk:

Happy Friday!

We've seen more rain recently and a few good thunderstorms with beautiful bolts of lightning. It's still hot and humid, but we've been lucky that some days have been less humid. It's an especially nice treat when a cool breeze blows. 

SayulitAnimals just finished up their third annual Spay and Neuter Clinic last week. A total of 48 cats and dogs were sterilized. Don't worry if you missed this opportunity to get your pet sterilized or know an animal that needs sterilized: SayulitAnimals does free sterilizations every Thursday with appointments made in advance. (Donations for this service is greatly appreciated). If you would like to secure a spot, the office hours at SayulitAnimals are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Saturday, August 15th is the monthly sponsored Nayarit beach, town, and river clean up. If you'd like to help out, meet in front of Don Pedro's at 9:00 a.m. It will only take about an hour of your time and really helps to keep Sayulita clean. 

Thank you for reading this edition of El Sayulero,

Stacey Elkins
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Making a Positive Change in Sayulita:  Oswaldo Vallejo

Photo by Camilla Fuchs with Camilla Fuchs Photography
Oswaldo Vallejo first stepped foot into Sayulita when he was five years old. At the time, his family was living in Puerto Vallarta, and they had come to attend a first communion party. His family immediately fell in love with Sayulita and Oswaldo has fond memories of weekly visits to Sayulita with his father, following that first visit.  Later in life, Oswaldo was living in Zacatecas, but dreamed of coming back to this area. Five years ago, he visited Sayulita on a vacation with his wife and children, and only a month later, they moved here. Two years ago, Oswaldo, who is trained as an attorney and martial arts master, was hired by Pro Sayulita. He currently works as a consultant between Pro Sayulita and the state, federal, and municipal governments.


 Ministerio Publico Office in Sayulita

A Ministerio Publico office, the equivalent to a district attorney in the United States, will soon be opening in Sayulita, due to the hard work and dedication of Pro Sayulita. “We have been friends with the state police since we hosted their office in Sayulita over three years ago. We asked our police friends for a Ministerio Publico office in Sayulita, and now we have it. We feel confident this will be a major benefit to Sayulitans for police and judicial services. It should act as a crime deterrent and raise the rate of closed cases,” stated Jack Jones, President of Pro Sayulita.

Sayulita Remembers Yesica Doreli Ramos Gomez


The plastic chairs have been put away and the canvas tent has been taken down. Cafe El Espresso is open for business… but the hole in our sky will remain. 

Yesica Doreli Ramos Gomez, born in San Pancho, Nayarit, on December 2nd, 1983, was killed in a traffic accident on Mexico Highway 200 on July 18th, while returning to her home in Sayulita after visiting with friends in San Jose. 

Stand Up Paddle Mexico
Offers Kids Training


In July, Stand Up Paddle Mexico, a stand up paddleboard shop in Sayulita, started a kids training program. “The youth team has been a dream of our shop for much time now. All of us ‘big paddlers’ who now are the STANDUPMEX team who travel and compete around Mexico, and in Bicho and my case, around the world, is all thanks to the shop support and community it has created, allowing us to have good equipment, training, and a safe place to call our home in the shop. We now will carry this on into the younger generation,” shared Shelby Taylor, who along with Bicho Jiminez, are the trainers who lead this program.

Leland and Zoey Pierce
Making the Move to Sayulita

Leland and Zoey Pierce made the move to Sayulita with their two small dogs nearly two years ago. In fact, their two year anniversary will be on October 1st. Originally from Idaho, they didn’t know one person living in Sayulita upon their arrival. The couple share with El Sayulero why they moved to Sayulita, what they like about living here, and much more.


Quiverito Surf Shop
Has a New Owner


Brian Thompson, the new owner of Quiverito Surf Shop, and an avid surfer, realized a dream when he purchased the surf shop from previous owner, Marilee Woolace. “Since high school, I’ve wanted to open a surf camp. I’ve looked at properties in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and all of a sudden this opportunity to buy a surf shop in Sayulita fell in my lap,” confided Brian.


Recalling Sayulita's
Early Fishing Days

It was 30 years ago when Paul and Patty Southworth, of Captain Pablos Fishing Tours, and Patricia’s Surf School, stumbled upon Sayulita during a trek from Puerto Vallarta. Back then, Sayulita was far from a destination, and consisted of little low lying, single story houses, which were all painted white with either palapa or red roofs. Today’s central shopping district is where the townspeople, predominantly all members of Sayulita’s five major families, resided. “It was a fishing village for sure,” says Patty of the time. “The only way these people made money was fishing or farming.”  

A "Gracias" from Rollie

We have sold our restaurant to friends of ours (owners of a very successful restaurant) from the USA.  We want to express our deep gratitude to the staff and owners of for the part the website listings played in advertising our business over the years as well as for selling our restaurant.  

From the ad in Sayulita Life, we had many inquiries, one of which eventually led to the sale of our property and business. and El Sayulero have always been a great part of the local community and we have found their advertising to be very beneficial. I highly recommend advertising with this locally-owned Sayulita business.

Thank you Sayulita Life!

New and Featured Sayulita Listings

Casa For Sale by Owner: Casa Tarzan 

Think of it as a three bedroom, three and a half bath home. Or call it two units with the larger one on top, and a smaller casita below. Both are modern with complex colors and textures. There's also a salt water pool with rock waterfall. A short walk of about seven minutes gets you to the plaza or beach. Titled Property with Bank Trust/Fideicomiso.

New Rental Property: Casa Cuija
From $100/night 

Casa Cuija consists of 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own bath, and a beautiful view of the ocean. The well-equipped kitchen contains everything you need to cook should you decide to have meals at home, including a blender for margaritas, coffee maker, microwave and full size gas range and refrigerator.


New Rental Property: Siete Lunas
From $216/night 

Siete Lunas offers 7 different comfortable rooms, furnished with attention to detail, in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff. Whether you are looking for a place to find some privacy and romance or a place to spend a great time with a group of friends and family, Siete Lunas can offer you just what you need to make your vacation unforgettable.


New Rental Property: Casa Carino
From $350/night 

Casa Cariño boasts incredible views of the ocean, hillsides and village, and consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 queen and 1 queen plus twin; with an extra room that can be used as a 3rd bedroom. Three bathrooms, a modern, well equipped custom kitchen, and heated salt water pool with waterfall and wading pool.


New Rental Property: Dreamer Circle Properties
From $1,000/night

Dreamer Circle Properties in Sayulita - an Exclusive Estate consisting of 4 luxury homes adjacent to each other, all with swimming and wading pools in Sayulita's Premier Location - From 6 to 18 bedrooms and 6 to 18 bathrooms for up to 40+ people.

New Business: Erin Parker Photography

Award-winning photojournalist, trained to blend in among a crowd and expertly employ natural lighting. This is wedding photography at its best, striking the perfect balance between irreverence and professionalism that will capture bright, priceless moments.

New Business: I Love Yoga Maya
Yoga and Pilates 

Yoga teacher trainings and classes range from private to groups, yoga & muscle sculpting band pilates, to profoundly relaxing meditations. No experience is necessary for most of the classes offered. All levels and ages are welcome.


Los Gatos Negros Free
Music Downloads


Los Gatos Negros - Sayulita, Mexico's only Mexi-Punk n' Roll band, have sold their souls to the devil to be able to record their special brand of musical mayhem onto digital vinyl. Now they want to give it to you for free. Los Gatos will be releasing as free downloads the songs off their first record “¡DIABLOS! LOS GATOS NEGROS TOCAN LOS GRAN EXITOS…DE OTROS – VOL.1” starting NOW! One song per month leading up to their Record Release Party at Bar Don Pato Sayulita - Saturday, November, 28th.


When is the Best Time of
Year to Visit Sayulita? Why?

Oscar Montenegro
La Cruz, Mexico
Spring because of the weather. It is not "summer" hot. 
Gabriel Jones

I don't think there's a bad time to visit Sayulita. Each season has something special to offer. Personally, I love summers because the town slows down and the rains make the surrounding jungle get even greener. But, the blue skies and non-stop sunshine the other 9 months are pretty amazing also.
Patsy and Earl Jaynes
Sayulita / Denver, CO

November through February because it's really bad weather in Colorado and it's beautiful in Sayulita. And the fishing is generally good. 
Joe and Julie Newell
Sayulita / Chicago, IL

Everyday is the best time of year to visit Sayulita for the sunrise. The beach is empty, the night before conveniently washed away, and the gold flecks in the black sand sparkle.  
Susan Cook
Sayulita / Durango, CO

Right now because the breeze is soft, the evening breeze is cool, and it's very relaxed. And the evening light is better than fireworks.

A Note from the Campamento Tortuguero Sayulita

Photo by Valorie VanRheen

Like every year, Sayulita welcomes the sea turtles that come to lay their eggs. The Campamento Tortuguero Sayulita's first goal is to protect the nests during incubation period. We work by donations and by adopting a nest, you can support this project. 

For only 500 pesos you can adopt a nest! You are welcome to choose your nest and to release the baby turtles when they hatch. Generally people choose the nest by specific hatching dates, like their wedding anniversary, birthday, or another cause for celebration, in order to release the turtles on this special date.

We take care of all the rest of the work and we use the money to buy all the necessary tools and materials for the project. This year we need to set a special area for the fresh water turtles that the camp rescues and adopts. 

Last year, we protected 344 nests, which equated to 25,347 baby turtles released!

This year, we have already protected 64 nests and only four of them have been adopted. If you would like to support the turtle camp by adopting a nest, please contact Biologist Alejandra Aguirre directly at the Campamento Tortuguero Sayulita or through our Facebook page.


Pet of the Week

Photo by Camilla Fuchs with Camilla Fuchs Photography

Hi there. My name is Belen and I used to live on the streets of San Vicente. A kind lady contacted SayulitAnimals in the hopes they could help me. I had TVT, a sexually transmitted cancer. Good news is that I am finished with my treatment and the cancer is gone! I feel great, but I still need a home to call my own! I'm mellow and happy and get along with other dogs fine. Please consider giving me a home.

Contact SayulitAnimals here!
Photo of the Week

Photo by Camilla Fuchs with Camilla Fuchs Photography
"Sometimes being in the right place, at the right time, actually happens. And then, when you also happen to have your camera with you, you get really lucky! A few nights ago, I witnessed the most impressive lightning shows ever, and was fortunate enough to get this shot! Gotta love Sayulita in the summer!"

Upcoming Events in Sayulita


August 8
Mexican Wine Tasting
5:00 PM Saturdays
Sayulita Wine Shop

August 15
Mexican Wine Tasting
5:00 PM Saturdays
Sayulita Wine Shop

August 22
Mexican Wine Tasting

5:00 PM Saturdays
Sayulita Wine Shop

August 29
Mexican Wine Tasting
5:00 PM Saturdays
Sayulita Wine Shop


Articles From the Last El Sayulero

  1. Cap Sparling Making a Positive Change in Sayulita 
  2. Dorsett Photography in Sayulita
  3. Canopy Zip Line with Mi Chaparrita
  4. Sayulita Destination Wedding with Marweddings
  5. Living in Sayulita in the Summer
  6. A Toast to the Sayulita Community from the Director of Costa Verde 


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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