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From The Editor's Desk


 IN THIS ISSUE: December 23rd, 2016
  • Shop: Pro Sayulita's New Online Store
  • Sayulita's Traffic Warden Program: An Interview with Marcos Scott
  • Meet the Owners Series: Ernst Janson and Rusty Jeffress (Villa Cherimoya)
  • Getting Around Sayulita: Alternate Routes Map
  • Do Yoga: Paraiso Yoga Now Offers Jordan Yoga Retreats 
  • Bistro Organico: Exciting New Happenings
  • Sana Spices: An Interview with Oksana Oliinyk
  • Employment Opportunities in Sayulita: El Sayulero, Jungle Hair, & Paraiso Yoga
  • Live, Love, & Eat: Souvlaki Chicken 
  • Bite This: Fried Red Snapper at Alas Blancas
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PRO SAYULITA'S NEW ONLINE STORE



Pro Sayulita is excited to announce their new online store, which just went live on Monday, December 12th. Jack Jones, President of Pro Sayulita, was the one who came up with the idea. “I was trying to think of a way to help our local partner organizations, as well as sell something that could be fulfilled online. At the same time, I was puzzling over Christmas gifts for my grandchildren. Adopt a Turtle Nest…Adopt a Puppy… 

 
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 LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Hi Sayulita Life,

Will you please change the listing for Casa de Corazon to SOLD! Yes it is true, we have sold the house! And we owe it all to Sayulita Life. More than 80% of our inquires came through your website. Even though we are located over an hour north, your site is definitely the go to site for people searching for properties along the coast. It has been wonderful to work with you. And we can't thank you enough for all your help over the years.

All the best,

Gordon Godfrey and Suzanne Simmons

SAYULITA'S TRAFFIC WARDEN PROGRAM:
AN INTERVIEW WTIH MARCOS SCOTT  



Sayulita has a new Traffic Warden Program, and Marcos Scott, President of the Puebleo Magico committee in Sayulita, tells El Sayulero all about this new traffic warden program. 

Why is there a need for traffic wardens in Sayulita?

If you have visited Sayulita recently, you are painfully aware of the congestion and chaos in our streets due to non-enforcement of traffic and parking regulations and the invasion of public spaces by cars and vendors.

 

ALTERNATE ROUTES IN SAYULITA 
 

With the construction of the new Sayulita Boulevard, the main entrance to town is closed. Fortunately, there are alternate routes available to make travel to and from town possible. Please make note that some roads are now one-way.

 

 

MEET THE OWNERS SERIES: ERNST JANSON AND RUSTY JEFFRESS (VILLA CHERIMOYA)




Will you please tell us your name and a little bit about yourselves?


We are Ernst and Rusty (owners of Villa Cherimoya in Sayulita) and we spend 7 months in Sayulita and 5 months in Seattle each year. Our summer home in the Seattle area is Lake Sammamish to be exact. 



 

NEW BUSINESSES/LISTINGS AROUND TOWN


 
SOLD, SOLD, SOLD
Villa Playa Amorosa    

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

Sold by:     
For Sale:
Casa Manantial  
$335K USD

Great location at north end of town, just one half block to the beach. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has ocean view, shared swimming pool, upstairs roof deck, and comes nicely furnished. Gated community of only ten condos. 
Listed with:   
For Sale:
Lollipop Toy Shop   
$15K USD

Lollipop Toy Shop is a local, independent, Sayulita based business. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase an established business in Sayulita with regular, local clientele, and a great reputation. Lollipop Toy Shop is known in town as the number one business to purchase one of a kind, well known brands and toys for kids. 
 
Long Term Rental Available:
Pajaro de Fuego      

Long-term 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom rental available at Pajaro de Fuego. Modern kitchen with all accessories, dining room, and super large terrace. Fully furnished and has WiFi. 6 months - $2,250 USD / Month. 1 year - $1,800 USD / Month. For more information, contact Federico here
New Vacation Rental:
Joya at Los Almendros      
From $165 USD / Night

Joya at Los Almendros in Sayulita (gem in Spanish), is truly a gem among the few condominium homes in town. Bright and breezy, Joya is a picture perfect two bedroom, two bath in a small complex comprised of 26 individually owned homes nested within five beautiful buildings that surround the largest pool in Sayulita.
New Vacation Rental:
Macaw at Pajaro de Fuego   
From $175 USD / Night

Macaw at Pajaro de Fuego in Sayulita is a spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath with comfortable furnishings and patios for outdoor lounging or dining. The location is simply the best. On the quieter north side of town, across the street from the beach, but within comfortable walking distance to all the restaurants, shops, yoga, and activities Sayulita has to offer. 
New Vacation Rental:
Casa Maravilla  
From $275 USD / Night

Casa Maravilla in Sayulita - loosely translates to "Wonderful House" and it is. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom casa has a circular design with surprises at every view. Great outdoor spaces. The views are terrific - ocean, sunsets, jungle -  in Sayulita’s best location and only a block and a half from the beach and 5 blocks to town.
New Business Listing:
Wanda's Burgers & Ribs

Wanda's Burgers & Ribs in Sayulita is a great new, spacious restaurant located on the second floor overlooking the Sayulita plaza, in between ChocoBanana and the church. Although we do not consider ourselves a beerhouse or a sports bar, we do love beer, sports, and burgers, and that love is reflected in our atmosphere and on our menu. 
New Business Listing:
Dental Care Sayulita 

Dental Care Sayulita by Dr. Felipe Garcia Rizo offers a broad scope of professional dental services. From emergencies to the beautification of your smile, with the purpose of maintaining your oral health, oral function and improving your appearance. 
New Business Listing:
Live, Love, & Eat in Sayulita 

Live, Love, & Eat in Sayulita is a one of a kind cooking class located on the north end of Sayulita. Cooking and baking exotic American appetizers and sweet and savory desserts is a specialty of Karina, the creator of Live, Love, & Eat in Sayulita. Over the years, Karina has been perfecting and sharing her food, and has a regular food column in the Sayulita Newsletter, El Sayulero.
New Business Listing:
Solin Boat Fishing

Capitan Solin, with his deck hand Poperman, are inviting you to take an unforgettable boat tour from Sayulita to discover what the Pacific ocean has to offer. They can tell you all about the local fish, ocean creatures, and beautiful hidden places to see in both English and Spanish.
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PARAISO YOGA NOW OFFERS JORDAN YOGA RETREATS 

 
 
Nayarani Cassini, a renowed latin American yoga teacher based in Sayulita, has been practicing and teaching yoga for 15 years. Her love for yoga compelled her to open Paraiso Yoga in Sayulita, which just celebrated its 7th anniversary. Throughout the years, she has held yoga retreats in Sayulita and has also taught at yoga retreats around the world. Now, Paraiso Yoga also offers Jordan yoga retreats - a once in a lifetime experience!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mercado del Pueblo 
Every Friday 10am - 2pm
Sayulita  


Enjoy local artisanal crafts, delicious prepared foods, fresh local produce, and live music at the Mercado Del Pueblo every Friday.
 
Tequila Tasting
Every Friday at 6pm
Hotel Cielo Rojo 


A weekly tequila tasting in San Pancho.
 
Wine Tasting
Every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm
Sayulita Wine Shop 


A weekly wine tasting - three tastings, tapas, and music.
Seasonal Beer Release 
Fri, Dec 23rd at 4pm  
Palmar Trapiche 


Christmas brings us our seasonal craft beer Cabañuela. Style: Strong Ale, 6% Alc., 35 IBUS
Christmas Eve Dinner
Sat, Dec 24th at 5pm
Tropical Crown 


Special 3-course Christmas Eve menu for 500 pesos / adult and 250 pesos / child (includes glass of wine and Christmas punch). Call 322 190 6067 for reservations.
Christmas Dinner
Sat, Dec 24th & Sun, Dec 25th 
Bistro Organico at Hotel Cielo Rojo


5-course pairing meal. Early seating and late seating available. 1050 pesos / 1300 pesos includes wine/cocktail pairing. Call 311 258 4155 for reservations. 
Christmas Brunch
Sun, Dec 25th beginning at 8am 
La Morada 


Christmas Brunch with mimosas, bloody mary's, parfaits, pancakes, bacon and all kind of food made with love.
Photo Exhibit 
Wed, Dec 28th from 7pm - 9pm
Bliss 


Meet the artist, Camilla Fuchs Photography, and see a collection of her best work. 
Rumble in the Jungle II Archery Tag Tournament 
Sat, Jan 14th at 3pm
Archery Experience Mexico 


One year ago over 30 players took the field for a battle never seen before in Mexico. It was on that day we crowned the first Rumble In The Jungle Archery Tag Champion. This year we will do it again!
Festival Sayulita 
Wed, Feb 1st - Sun, Feb 5th
Sayulita 


Festival Sayulita is entering its 4th year of Film, Spirits, and Music. This non-profit event, with the goal of building a new cultural center for Sayulita, is quickly becoming an event not to miss. 
List Your Event with SayulitaLife.com ! 
Let everyone know about your upcoming event, workshop, class, or fundraiser. We created the Sayulita Community Calendar with our local business owners and travelers in mind. Our calendar is simple, fast, and easy to use. Spread the word! Access our calendar by clicking here.

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EXCITING NEW HAPPENINGS AT BISTRO ORGANICO
 

Gisela Marin, owner of Bistro Organico at Hotel Cielo Rojo, opened the restaurant in 2008 with the vision to serve healthy, local food based on an alkaline lifestyle. The ambiance, which is simple elegance, is relaxed and conducive to conversation, yet is also romantic with the sound of blues and Leonard Cohen filling the air. A unique wine list, featuring wines from Mexico, South America, and all over the globe, provides wonderful pairing options with the food. Gisela sits down with El Sayulero to share more about Bistro Organico, which is located in San Pancho, just a short distance from Sayulita, and its exciting new happenings.
 

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SANA SPICES SAYULITA: AN INTERVIEW WITH OSKANA OLIINYK 

Photo by Spencer Harris 
 
Oksana Oliinyk, originally from Ukraine, has called Sayulita home since 2012. With a passion for planting spices at home for personal use, gardening, and blending spices, her transition from it being a personal hobby to a professional business came naturally. Oksana tells El Sayulero more about her business, Sana Spices, her love of spices and herbs, her specialty blends, and more.
 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SAYULITA 
 

Sayulita Life is hiring paid writers for El Sayulero for the upcoming 2017 season. This is a great way to share how special Sayulita is to all of us and to promote positive vibes in our community. If interested, please contact Stacey here



 

 
Jungle Hair Design has moved to the Punta de Mita Highway on the corner of Libertad, and is hiring Staff Manicurist / Pedicurist / Indian Head Masseuse, Reflexologist, and Hair Stylist. One must be professional, reliable, punctual, have passion for their work, responsible for their work, be good at their profession, and have an excellent standard of customer service. Contact John or Graziella here or call 329-291-3402.
 


Great opportunity to work at a yoga studio full of love! Paraiso Yoga is looking for a new Manager. The perferct person would be fluent in English and Spanish, love meeting people, and want to help to create a place where everyone feels welcome. Contact Nara here for more information.

LIVE, LOVE & EAT IN SAYULITA:
CHICKEN SOUVLAKI


Chicken is the most versatile of meats. You can roast or barbecue it whole, cut it into parts, marinate, bake, or barbecue it. Basically, plain chicken is pretty bland tasting, but it takes on flavors so well that marinating it for Greek Souvlaki is amazing. I have been making this recipe for so long that I know exactly what to do without looking it up! All the ingredients are easily available in or near Sayulita. 
 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


Excitement was in the air the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe as "Chucky" ran the bull!

PET OF THE WEEK 


Hello, my name is Koko, short for Kokopelli. I am almost 5 years old and weigh 42 lbs. I am spayed, housebroken, and healthy. I am very energetic, love walks, runs, and car rides too. I would do well with a family that could do those things with me. I like my humans and I don't like to be left alone for long hours. I also get on well with other dogs and love to play with them. I need a new family, please!

BITE THIS: FRIED RED SNAPPER AT ALAS BLANCAS


I am always looking for the perfect fried red snapper dish and, Eureka, I found it at Alas Blancas. First of all, look at the colorful presentation! The chef is an artist for certain.  

The fish is jumbo size, which means that the skin can be very crispy, but the inside is tender and moist. Perfect—and that’s just the way I like it.

 

SayulitaLife.com Statistics

 

SayulitaLife.com statistics for the last 30 days

November 23rd to December 23rd:
 

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ARTICLES FROM LAST EL SAYULERO

  1. Pro Sayulita's La Granja Fundraiser: An Interview with Ruben Rodriguez
  2. Meet the Owners Series: Barbara Lee Roche Fierman (Villa Amor)
  3. Costa Verde International School Provides Sustainable Education for the Children of our Community 
  4. Calypso Restaurant Remodeled: An Interview with Manuel Rodriguez
  5. Festival Sayulita: 101 
  6. Meet the Chef at Los Corazones: Chef Marco Antonio Velasco
  7. Live, Love & Eat in Sayulita: Bavarian Apple Tarte
  8. Kin Performance: An Interview with Omar Garcia
  9. Bite This: Skillfully Skewered Shrimp Shines at Su Casa
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