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From The Editor's Desk


 IN THIS ISSUE: February 3rd, 2017
  • Have a Blast: CVIS Bollywood Fundraiser
  • Emergency: Important Phone Numbers
  • Controlling Traffic: German Perez Ruiz
  • Meet the Chef: Palmar Trapiche 
  • Inspiration: Gabriel Jones
  • Have Fun: Festival Sayulita Schedule
  • Eat Healthy: El Fortin
  • Shop: Areias Leather
  • Live, Love, & Eat: 
    Salad Dressings 
Festival Sayulita is under full swing and has been a whirlwind of fun! If you haven't already made plans to attend, you don't want to miss out! Tomorrow's music concert has a great line up of bands! Tickets (500 pesos) are on sale at the information booth in the plaza on Friday from 11am - 7pm and Saturday from 11am - 4pm, as well as at the gate. The gate opens at 2pm, music starts at 4pm and goes until midnight. Food  and drink are available inside the gate. 

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CVIS BOLLYWOOD FUNDRAISER



The 10th annual fundraiser for Costa Verde International School (CVIS) is quickly approaching. This Bollywood Party will take place on Thursday, February 16th at 5:00pm. Niki Bhattacharya, who tells El Sayulero all about this fundraiser, is one of the many parents on the fundraising team who work very hard to make this “not to be missed” event happen.

 
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IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS IN SAYULITA

 


High season is in full swing and important information for both visitors and homeowners in Sayulita are emergency numbers. When planning your vacation to Sayulita, it’s always important to make necessary preparations in advance. Be sure to program some of these numbers in your phone to ensure your vacation runs smoothly. We highly suggest to all Sayulita homeowners to print out these numbers for future and returning renters. For a full in-depth list of emergency contact numbers, please bookmark this page on Sayulita Life here


 
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TRAFFIC CONTROL IN SAYULITA:
TRAFFIC WARDEN GERMAN PEREZ RUIZ



German Perez Ruiz was born in San Pancho, just a short distance from Sayulita. As a young boy, his family moved here, where they have remained for the last 17 years. German currently is one of six local Sayulita traffic wardens, which is part of a traffic warden program that is run strictly on donations. 

 

NEW BUSINESSES/LISTINGS AROUND TOWN


 
SOLD, SOLD, SOLD:
Villa Corazon 

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

Sold by:   
For Sale By Owner:
Beachfront Lot 
$998K USD

Gorgeous beachfront lot on private Sayulita Cove. Ocean, jungle views, and your own private beach! Spectacular lot for sale at an unbelievably low price! A full acre of oceanfront land – 4056 sq. meters; 43,700 sq. feet -  with jungle and ocean views plus over 170 feet of your own private beach at less than $250 a square meter.  
For Sale By Owner:
Casa Jungla 
$396K USD

Quiet and private with great views, centrally located in the heart of Sayulita, just 3 minutes to the beach and Plaza. Secure walled compound tucked away at the end of the street Callejon El Zarquito. Two bedrooms and three bathrooms, partially furnished with the exception of 2 tables retained by seller. Spacious terrace and gourmet kitchen, perfect for all your entertaining needs. 
New Vacation Rental:
Villas Del Corazon  
From $500 USD / Night

Villas del Corazon in Sayulita are located on the quiet north side of town, 300 ft from the beach in front of the left surf break & 3 blocks walking distance to the Sayulita Plaza and the right Surf break, across the street from an open 5 acre soccer field. Incredible 360 degree ocean and jungle views from the three terraces. 
New Vacation Rental:
Vista Los Arcos 
From $220 USD / Night

Vista los Arcos in Sayulita is located on the sought after north side of town. The breathtaking panoramic ocean views and soft breezes make this home-away-from-home a place you will never want to leave. Three bedrooms with air conditioning, en suite baths, a comfortable queen size bed, ceiling fans, A/C, and plenty of closet space. 
New Vacation Rental:
Tucan  
From $175 USD / Night

Tucan 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 Business Listing:
Villa Amor Wedding and Event Venue 

Villa Amor Wedding and Event Venue is Sayulita's premiere locale for destination weddings, anniversaries, yoga retreats, and special events of any kind. With a name like Villa Amor, we are all about love! With multiple locations in which to say your vows or celebrate, you will be enthralled by our oceanfront location.
New Business Listing:
Villas Rana Verde Weddings, Retreats, Events  

Villas Rana Verde Weddings, Retreats, Events in Sayulita is a north side Estate perfect for the most special of occasions. With panoramic ocean views and multiple areas for ceremonies, parties, and events for up to 80 guests, the Estate is perfect for a Sayulita Destination Wedding, A Yoga or Business Retreat, Family Reunion, Anniversary, or Milestone Birthday.
New Business Listing:
Casa Sempre Avanti Wedding & Event Venue

Casa Sempre Avanti Wedding and Event Venue in Sayulita offers a lush, tropical locale with a nearly private beach. Located just south of Sayulita in the sought after Patzcuaro area, the drive through the tropical jungle will delight you, and when you arrive at the beachfront location, it will take your breath away! 
New Business Listing:
Catalina Jean Photography   

Catalina Jean Photography in Sayulita Mexico will ensure the beauty and emotion of your Sayulita Destination Wedding will be captured for your lifelong enjoyment. Catalina Jean Photography specializes in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling moments to produce natural, emotional wedding photography; servicing Sayulita and surrounding areas.
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MEET THE CHEF AT PALMAR TRAPICHE: 
EDUARDO GUZMAN ALVARES

 

Eduardo Guzman Alvares, born and raised in Mexico City, moved to Sayulita the beginning of January to be the new head chef at Palmar Trapiche. With an impressive history of having worked at Pura Tierra in Buenos Aires, Argentina (named #50 of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America in 2016), at Alebrijes in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Sud 777 in Mexico City (named #11 of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America in 2016), he is an extremely welcome addition to Palmar Trapiche.

 
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OF CATS AND DOGS & KEEPING SAYULITA CLEAN:
THE STORY OF GABRIEL JONES


 

Gabriel Jones, a familiar face around the magical town of Sayulita. But who is he? What drives the man behind “Casa Vecino Guesthouse”? The (love) story started in Canada, nine years ago, when Gabriel and his wife Wendy came to Sayulita for their first wedding anniversary. Although the town was much quieter then, it still has the same magical aura as it had then. “We loved it then and still love it now,” states Gabriel.
 

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.
 
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.
Festival Sayulita 
Fri, Feb 3rd - 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
Fri, Feb 3rd - Sat, Feb 4th
Sayulita 


A variety of workshops, including ......
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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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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HEALTHY EATS: EL FORTIN'S ACAI BOWLS 

Photo by Spencer Harris


Sayulita is home to many health-conscious restaurants and cafes. In 2014, El Fortin opened their cafe in Sayulita, offering quite arguably some of the best coffee in town and a one of a kind superfood dish, Açai Bowls. Açai (pronounced AH-SAH-EE) is a superfood fruit originating from Brazil. This berry is loaded with antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins.

AREIAS LEATHER IN SAYULITA 


Sandra Aldao, originally from Argentina, and Amaranta Ferrao, originally from Brazil, create beautiful, authentic, handmade leather items. The two women first met in Sayulita in 2003, and sharing a love of fashion and design, began working together in 2009. In 2012, these talented women opened their own store, Areias Leather, in Sayulita. Sandra and Amaranta tell El Sayulero all about their store, their creative process, their best selling purses, and more. 
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LIVE, LOVE & EAT IN SAYULITA:
SALAD DRESSINGS


One of my most favorite things to eat in Sayulita is salad with homemade salad dressing. Before I learnt that salad dressings are so easy to make, I used to use bottled dressing. But, guess what? I never finished my salad. Then I discovered homemade salad dressings, and now I always finish my salads! So, today I thought that I would share my two most favorite salad dressings: Caesar and Hollyhocks's Engivita Yeast. These dressings are sure to impress your Sayulita friends and family too!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


 Part of the opening festivities of the highly anticipated annual Festival Sayulita

PET OF THE WEEK 



My name is Carmen and I'm a young (under 1 year) wire haired fox terrier/chihuahua mix. I am friendly, playful, and cuddly, and great with other dogs and cats. If you are interested in dog sports like flyball or agility, I am the perfect dog. I am eager to learn and love to sleep quietly in my crate! I need a permanent home now!


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!
Casa Corazon de Luz in Sayulita is perfect for a small group or family, with 3-4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. This hand-made home was designed and built as a labor of love.
Casa Copa de Oro in Sayulita is a newly remodeled 3 bedroom villa on the quiet north side of town in the sought after Los Delfines beachfront complex.
Patricia offers surf lessons, surf tours to great local surf spots, board rentals and much more. Patricia's Surf School has over 16 years experience in Sayulita!
Capitan Pablo's Fishing Tours offers Fishing, Snorkeling and Surfing Tours.  Over 20 years experience in Sayulita, Mexico.

ESCUELA PARA NINOS Y FAMILIAS


We are planning to start a cooperative preschool for local 3, 4 and 5 year olds in Sayulita. The school will be housed in the Cultural Center (tentative based on expected written agreement with ejido) and based on the Montessori approach. Tuition will be free for those families who are able to become full partners with us. A full partner is one who donates their expertise and experience through an activity such as painting, furniture building, teaching a special topic, or cooking. If a family is not able to provide such assistance, they will pay a small tuition.

We are using the Montessori approach which promotes a mixed age group and active learning. The children, under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher, learn from each other in a very tactile, sensory environment. We have had two community meetings to ask parents what they are looking for in a school. We have heard they want their children to learn English and engage in an environment that sparks their interest in learning.

We would love your support. Here’s how you can help: Sponsor a child. Help build a playground. Identify a local assistant teacher. Identify non-ejido property to lease. 

We are in the process of establishing both a civil association in Mexico and a 501(c)3 in the United States.


We plan to start in 2017 and are vigorously working toward that goal. For more information, please contact us here.

Martha and Larry Casazza

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