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

Friday, October 30th, 2015
From the Editor's Desk:

Happy Friday!

Last Friday, Sayulita prepared for Hurricane Patricia, but was very fortunate to be spared by this hurricane. While it was a scary time for many people, it also was a great demonstration of how strong a community Sayulita is, and how the people all come together to help one another. You can read more about this in the story below about Hurricane Patricia. 

While many people have been excited about the start of the season of Mercado del Pueblo, the opening has unfortunately been postponed until next Friday, November 6th. This is due to the rain, which started pouring down last night and continues today. Mark your calendars for next Friday for the opening of Mercado del Pueblo. 

This weekend brings a lot of fun and excitement with Dia de los Muertos and Halloween right around the corner. Please make note that the Dia de los Muertos y Halloween party at Costa Verde has been postponed, due to the weather. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, October 31st. This event will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and volunteers are needed to help set up, starting at 12:00 p.m. If you'd like to help out, please show up at Costa Verde tomorrow.

Sunday, November 1st and Monday, November 2nd there will be a huge Dia de Los Muertos Festival. There will be an altar contest, dancing, live music, food, a midnight walk to the cemetery, and more! Read all about this festival in an article in Vallarta Daily here

For the Dia de Los Muertos Festival, a lot of candles are needed, and donations of candles are being requested. Please drop off candles at Esto es Mexico, across from El Espresso on the plaza. 

Thank you for reading this edition of El Sayulero,

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September 30 to October 30:

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Hurricane Patricia Spares Sayulita

Last Friday, October 23rd, Sayulita was on high alert as Hurricane Patricia, a category 5 storm, headed towards the Pacific Coast and the Puerto Vallarta area. Recorded as the most powerful hurricane ever in the western hemisphere, Sayulita locals and tourists took the warning very seriously and made preparations in the event Hurricane Patricia were to hit. 

Free Classified Ads for Sayulita


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Making a Positive Change in Sayulita: Alejandra Aguirre 


Alejandra Aguirre was born and raised in San Pancho, just a short drive from Sayulita.  As a child, she volunteered at the San Pancho turtle camp, an organization dedicated to protecting the Olive Ridley sea turtles and their nests on the beaches of San Pancho. She studied hard in school, became a marine biologist, and wanted to do more to help the turtles. At the time, there was no organization in Sayulita to help protect these endangered turtles, so Alejandra, Eric, and Odette, took it upon themselves and started Campamento Tortuguero Sayulita three years ago.


Leda Ristorante Italiano in Sayulita


This week, Leda Ristorante Italiano, opened its doors for business in Sayulita. Located on Calle Revolucion, this contemporary Italian restaurant, with outdoor patio and bar, is set back from the street, occupying a spacious and inviting area. The tables are white-clothed, lit by candlelight, and the staff is incredibly attentive and knowledgeable. The casual, elegant ambiance, with an air of romance, is enhanced by live music and an energetic vibe.

Christine Sargologos 
Wedding Photography 



Christine Sargologos is a talented wedding photographer who grew up in San Antonio, Texas, which is where she started her photography business, Christine Sargologos Wedding Photography. While she continues to shoot weddings in San Antonio, she also works wherever her clients so desire. She often finds herself shooting weddings in the San Francisco Bay area and throughout California, Cape Cod, and Mexico, which of course, includes Sayulita. 

Ulrike Kuhnert Making
the Move to Sayulita


Ulrike Kuhnert was born and raised in Germany, and moved to Punta Mita in 2001. In 2006, after living in Punta Mita for five years, she decided to move to Sayulita, where she has been living ever since. Ulrike shares with El Sayulero why she decided to move to Sayulita, what her experience here has been like, and much more.

Chica Locca Tours Goes Green


The Chica Locca, a premium tour company in Sayulita, offers a wonderful experience on the waters of the Bahia de Banderas.  Trips generally go to the Marieta Islands, though tours to Yelapa, as well as to other beautiful destinations are in the works. The tours are all-inclusive with premium liquors, catered gourmet food, and all activities. This year, Chica Locca is making an exciting new change by becoming more environmentally friendly and going green. Gil Drory, owner of Chica Locca, tells El Sayulero more about this endeavor.


Upcoming Auxiliary
Lifeguard Training Program


The Auxiliary Lifeguard Training Program is free of charge and is put on by Protection Civil in conjunction with Firefighters Crossing Borders, Surf Mexico, and Pro Sayulita. More details to follow. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Adam Finer at or Janice Parker at

The course is three days long and will include training in CPR, along with out of water and in water rescue training skills. The training will take place on the north side at Las Hamacas. More details to follow. 


New and Featured Sayulita Listings

Featured Property: Casa Rio Zarquito
$419K USD

This recently constructed property consists of three beautiful apartments that reflect the emphasis on quality and exceptional taste of the owner. This secure walled compound hosts a top floor 1 bdrm, 1 bath apt, a poolside 2 bdrm, 2 bath apt, a courtyard 1 bdrm, 1 bath apt, plus a palapa rooftop garden “under the stars” that is rough plumbed supporting electrical and propane.


New Rental Property: Sayulita Jungle House
From $125/night

Sayulita Jungle House has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is located just outside of Sayulita, close to the beautiful beach of Patzcuaro Sayulita. Situated on a 15 acre private gated property, this location is perfect for bird watching, and is away from the noise and traffic of downtown. It is only a 15 minute walk to a private secluded beach and a 5 minute drive to the center of Sayulita. 


New Business: Talbot Ross 
Weddings & Events

Talbot Ross is an internationally recognized wedding/event/design artist with over 20 years experience. He can design the perfect beach, elegant, chic, or rustic event. From florists to catering to the design aesthetic, Talbot Ross Events treats every wedding and event as a special magical affair.

How Were You Affected
by Hurricane Patricia?

Theresa Camorlinga
Mezcales, Mexico
We closed our store, Blue Bamboo, and took precautions. I wasn't too concerned because we're surrounded by mountains and are protected. 
Frank Corona
San Vincente, Mexico

It made me stay home and be very thankful that it did not hit here. 
Amy Wilson-Stronks
Chicago, Illinois

Physically, I wasn't. But, it did create a recognition of the fragility of our environment, and how it can be taken away. It reminded me that we have something here to be very thankful for. It also made me realize how helpless a situation like this can make people feel. 
Zac Issac

I wasn't. I just waited for the hurricane, and it never came. Everything is good. 
Jorge Mariscal

Badly, because I had to shut down my business. Proteccion Civil asked us to close down in preparation for the hurricane. Also, the next few days after, there weren't a lot of people in Sayulita. 


Pet of the Week

Hi! I'm Marta and was born on August 7th. My mom was a street dog who followed someone home to deliver us. I have seven siblings who have all found a home. Now, it's my turn. Everyone who meets me thinks I'm super cute. Well, I am, and I will grow into a medium sized dog. If you'd like to add me to your family, I'd be very happy! 

Contact SayulitAnimals here!

Upcoming Events in Sayulita

October 31
Dia de Muertos y Halloween
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Costa Verde

October 31
Halloween Dance Party
8:00 PM
Latitude 20

November 1
Dia de Los Muertos Festival
6:00 PM


November 2
Dia de Los Muertos Festival
8:00 PM

November 6
Mercado del Pueblo
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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

Click here to view our community calendar.

Photo of the Week

Photo by Ed Dorsett with Dorsett Photography

Excitement is in the air in Sayulita as preparations
for Dia de los Muertos have begun! 

Articles From the Last El Sayulero

  1. Making a Positive Change in Sayulita: Lina Weissman
  2. Write Right! Bilingual Translations and Proofreading
  3. Empower Training Retreat Coming to Sayulita
  4. Narayani Cassini Making the Move to Sayulita 
  5. A Tour to the Marieta Islands with Mi Chaparrita


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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