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 IN THIS ISSUE: January 20th, 2017
  • Sayulita Public Meeting: Water Issues
  • Press Conference: Festival Sayulita 2017
  • Meet the Owners Series: John and Susan Dagen (Casa Susana)
  • Eat: Wanda's Burgers and Ribs
  • Have Fun: Festival Sayulita Schedule
  • Do Yoga: Jim Gallas Yoga 
  • New Rooms: Garlands Del Rio
  • RIP: Daniel Pessina
  • Live, Love, & Eat: 
    Flaky Cinnamon Roll Biscuits 
Festival Sayulita is quickly approaching and if you haven't already purchased your tickets for this highly anticipated event, make sure to do so! This festival is so chock-full of fun, and you don't want to miss it!

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SAYULITA PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING WATER ISSUES

 

On Tuesday, January 10th, a public meeting was held to inform Sayulita residents and business owners about a projected plan to resolve some of the sewage issues in town. Lead engineer, Miguel Perez, explained the issues along with a five phase solution that would significantly improve our street sewage issues and improve the quality of the water in the main river. 
 
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FESTIVAL SAYULITA 2017 PRESS CONFERENCE



On Wednesday evening at 4pm at Don Pedro's Brisa Mar Palapa in Sayulita, a press conference was held for Festival Sayulita 2017 which will be held February 1-5th. Approximately 30 photographers and journalists were in attendance at the press conference including Tribuna de la Bahia, La Opinion de Bahia, Bahia TV, Revista Gran Cinema and more.
 

NEW BUSINESSES/LISTINGS AROUND TOWN


 
New Vacation Rental:
Villa Cinco at Colina La Iguana  
From $385 USD / Night

Villa Cinco at Colina la Iguana in Sayulita is a 3 bedroom ocean-view modern coastal marvel of thoughtful, sustainable living. It is the Sayulita house for you - amazing views and thoughtfully considered low impact architecture without sacrifice. Whether you choose to take the elevator up or the staircase, the calm tranquil atmosphere of Villa Cinco embraces you.
New Vacation Rental:
Pelicanos at Pajaro de Fuego
From $175 USD / Night

Pelicanos at Pajaro de Fuego in Sayulita is a spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath with comfortable furnishings and patios for outdoor lounging or dining. The lush tropical grounds at Pajaro de Fuego are inviting, and the huge swimming pools and ample lounge space will be one of your favorite places to spend the day.
New Vacation Rental:
Casa Lucas 
From $100 USD / Night

Casa Lucas in Sayulita offers you a one bedroom with private bathroom in a shared home at Villas del Palmar. Guests can share the kitchen/dining area and the upstairs terrace with the owner. Complex Villas del Palmar has 22 houses with shared common areas including the large beautiful swimming pool and beachfront palapa area. 
New Business Listing:
Eder Flores Luxury Flowers  

The specialty of Eder Flores Luxury Flowers is to create unique experiences and to offer floral design tailored to the needs of each of our clients in Sayulita. Whether it is the largest corporate event, a convention, a dream destination wedding or the perfect anniversary gift.
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MEET THE OWNERS SERIES: 
JOHN AND SUSAN DAGEN (CASA SUSANA)

 


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


We are John and Susan Dagen, the owners of Casa Susana. We are fairly long time residents of Sayulita and also live in St Paul, Minnesota, near our families in the summer months. We enjoy fresh sea air, exercise, and sunshine!


 
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WANDA'S BURGERS AND RIBS:
AN INTERVIEW WITH GILBERTO RAMIREZ 

Photo by Nadejda Gurbova

 
Gilberto Ramirez is originally from San Miguel de Allende, but has lived in both Toronto and Seattle for extended periods of time. Having recently moved to the area, he opened Wanda’s Burgers and Ribs in Sayulita with his business partner, Luis Banda, just two months ago. Gilberto tells El Sayulero all about this relaxed, family-friendly restaurant and the delicious, in-house made food to be enjoyed here.
 

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.
 
Jazz & Cocktails 
Saturday, January 21st at 6:30pm 
Bistro Organico at Hotel Cielo Rojo 


Jazz, cocktails, tapas, and live music evening. For booking, please call 311-258-4155.
SayuParke Volunteer Workday 
Sunday, January 22 at 9am
SayuParke 


Help needed with a variety of tasks - gardening and watering, painting and varnishing, and general cleanup. Come out and help in this community effort. 
 
Winesday Wednesday 
Every Wednesday from 5pm - 9pm
Sayulita Wine Shop 


Enjoy incredible wine by the glass or a flight, live music, and a local cheese platter.
Bailongo de Corazon
Saturday, January 28th from 7pm-11pm
Escuela Del Mundo, San Pancho


Have a heart dance party. Escuela Del Mundo fundraiser. 300 pesos. Call 322-147-0872 for more information. 
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. 
Festival Sayulita Workshops
Thurs, Feb 2nd - Sat, Feb 4th
Sayulita 


A variety of workshops, including Yoga, Stumble in the Jungle Run, Learning to Make Sushi, and Mezcal Tasting. 
Festival Sayulita Art Event 
Thursday, February 2nd from 4pm-7pm
Sayulita Plaza


A fine art event. 
Festival Sayulita Children's Day
Friday, February 3rd from 4pm-7pm
Sayulita Plaza


Live music and activities for the children. 
Festival Sayulita Music Concert
Saturday, February 4th 
Quintas Trujillo in Sayulita


A world class concert production just a short walk from the heart of Sayulita.
CVIS 10th Annual Fundraiser 
Thursday, February 16th at 5pm
Brisa Mar Palapa 


Indian food, performance(s), live and silent auctions, drinks, DJ, and dancing. Dress is Indian Glamour! Colorful, vibrant, and fun! Buy tickets at Mercado del Pueblo, Avalos, and CVIS
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SCHEDULE FOR FESTIVAL SAYULITA 




 
The Festival Sayulita information booth will be open in the the plaza on Monday, January 30th and Tuesday, January 31st from 11am - 4pm. At this time, tickets for a la carte pairing dinners and workshops will be sold at the booth. 800 pesos for pairing dinner and 200 pesos for a workshop. 

The Festival Sayulita information booth and merchandise booth will also be open Wednesday, February 1st though Friday, February 3rd from 11am - 7pm and Saturday, February 4th from 11am - 4pm.

Purchase your Festival Sayulita tickets online here NOW! VIP tickets currently still available! 

YOGA WITH JIM GALLAS


It was Thursday morning and I was at Don Pedro’s Palapa in Sayulita, which offers an amazing view of the bay, excitedly awaiting an alignment oriented yoga class by Jim Gallas. The air was crisp, a subtle breeze blew, and I could hear birds chirping nearby and the soft crash of waves below.

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GARLANDS DEL RIO BOUTIQUE HOTEL ADDS EIGHT NEW ROOMS


Garlands Del Rio Boutique hotel, which opened in October of 2015, is situated along the Cuale River in Old Town in Puerto Vallarta. This bed and breakfast, which is just over an hour south of Sayulita, offers a relaxing and luxurious oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city. Now after the recent addition of eight new rooms, there are a total of 17 rooms available for guests. 
RIP: DANIEL PESSINA


 
Sayulita mourns the passing of Daniel Pessina, owner of Gusto Artisan Food Market. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

LIVE, LOVE & EAT IN SAYULITA:
FLAKY CINNAMON ROLL BISCUITS 


Last column I promised you salad dressings, but they say that it is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind. That being said, I absolutely have to share with you the most delicious Flaky Cinnamon Roll Biscuits that I have made three times in the past two weeks. My daughter and her family were just visiting us here in Sayulita and my 3 and a half year old grandson, Lucas, loves cinnamon buns. I found a recipe that seemed much easier and way faster to prepare than using yeast.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


 Joy is contagious in beautiful, colorful Sayulita! 

PET OF THE WEEK 


Hi there! I'm Jodie, a female Poodle Mix. I lived with my brother with a family who moved away and just left us behind. We waited and waited for days in front of the house for them to come back for us but never did. Thankfully someone saw us and fed us and finally SayulitAnimals came to get me. I have a slight limp due to an old injury which does not bother me. I'm sweet, loving, calm, and get along very well with other dogs. I'm only 5 kg and probably around 4 years old. If you are looking for an easy-to-have small dog, look no more!

SAYULITA LIFE STAFF PICKS


Take a look at our Staff Picks for favorite local restaurants, businesses, and vacation rentals. Whether you're visiting Sayulita for just a few days or consider yourself a full-time resident, we're positive there is something here for everyone!
Pajaro de Fuego Condo 205 is located in the exclusive Pajaro de Fuego complex, on the north end of Sayulita, a quiet and beautiful part of this town. 
Casa Contigo is a 2-3+ bedroom luxury escape with a 23-foot heated infinity pool and stunning ocean views from all rooms located on the North Side of town.
Artefakto sources hand crafted items from a number of culturally rich regions of Mexico. Working with artisans in Indigenous communities provides and maintains a deep seated tradition that has been passed down through generations.
Located on Sayulita’s main surfing beach in front of the right break, El Patio is the perfect place to take in our world-renowned surf culture while enjoying delicious cocktails and tapas under the sun or shade.

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