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A bi-monthly source of positive energy and information for the village of Sayulita, Mexico
Friday, December 19th, 2014
From the Editor's Desk:

Happy Friday!

Sayulita continues to get a lot of wonderful press. Caitlyn Row wrote, Travel: A Colorado connection to Sayulita, Mexico, which is featured in the Post Independent. Another article about Festival Sayulita, Movies and Music in Mexico, was written by Sara Lieberman and featured in The New York Times.

Tickets for Festival Sayulita are currently on sale. This event will take place from Wednesday, January 14th though Sunday, January 18th. This will be an amazing five days of fun, film, music, tequila, surf, and more. Make sure to purchase your ticket before they sell out!

Don't forget that the annual Christmas party for the needy children in the area will be on Monday, December 22nd. This is your last chance to drop off toys for the children at Latitude 20, formerly Don Chow. 

Have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year!

Thank you for reading this edition of El Sayulero,

Stacey Elkins
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Get Involved in the 
Sayulita Community

Regardless of whether you live in Sayulita or are simply vacationing, there are many ways for one to get involved in our community. KO Marshall, a Sayulita local, put together an impressive pamphlet of volunteer opportunities. The idea originated for her rental property guests so that they could “live it like a local” during their stay in Sayulita. “Guests would see me volunteering, going to a fundraiser event, or ask about our dogs, who are rescues from SayulitAnimals, and they would want to know how they could get involved too,” shared KO.

Best Of Sayulita: 2014

Coldest Beer | Best Art Gallery | Best Bar | Best Breakfast | Best Burger | Best Cafe/Deli | Best Catering/Chef | Best Clothing Boutique
Cup of Coffee | Best Fishing | Best Happy Hour | Best Jewelry Shop | Best Margarita | Best Pasta | Best Photography | Best Pizza | Best Restaurant | Best Salon/Massage | Best Surf/SUP | Best Tacos
 | Best Tour/Adventure | Best Wedding | Best Yoga/Fitness

Grand Opening Fundraiser for
Kid Dedicated Sayuparke

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the Grand Opening of Sayuparke on Friday the 5th of December. After much work and neighborhood effort, the first dedicated park for the children of Sayulita officially opened, and the kids definitely didn’t waste any time helping themselves to the park’s many attractions. Excitement was at full throttle as the kids ran to and from the climbing structures, one featuring a rock climbing wall and slides, the swingset, a “tree-house,” a mountain made of old tires and sand, and a real boat allowing imaginations to run wild.


Pro Sayulita Fiesta
Ranchero Fundraiser

On Thursday, December 11th, more than 100 people in Sayulita gathered for the Pro Sayulita fundraiser.  This ranchero-themed fiesta started in the late afternoon and was the perfect opportunity to support an invaluable Sayulita organization and to enjoy the company of other people in our community.


An Interview with Martha Diaz

Martha Diaz is a mother of two, the owner of El Corte hair salon, and also an athlete.  In December, she competed in Manzanillo at the Mexican SUP Championship, recognized by the Mexican Surfing Federation (FMS). Martha did extremely well, placing 2nd in Surf, 3rd in Long Distance, and 4th in Sprint Race. Martha tells El Sayulero more about herself, her love of this sport, and competitions in her future.

Mexico SUP Tour and Stand UP
for the Cure Paddle

There will be free clinics for all ages on Saturday from 2pm - 4pm before the paddle out. For the Stand UP for the Cure paddle, at least a $250 peso donation is recommended and will go towards the Stand UP for the Cure Foundation. Boards will be available for use, as well as t-shirts for sale, or will be included as part of the $250 for the paddle out.

On Sunday, the race will be for all ages and abilities.The more kids the better! Relay is free and consists of teams of four and no experience is necessary!

The Mexico Sup Tour is a professional race series that offers elite categories as well as amateur and kids. Sayulita is the third stop of the Tour ager our first race in Zihuatanejo in October and Manzanillo in November.

A special thanks goes out to the race sponsors, Stand Up Paddle Mexico, Sayulita Life, Mi Chaparrita, Avalos Realty, Yah Yah Cafe, Tierra Viva, Revolucion del Sueno, Villas Sayulita and Wicked Fotos.



Hotel Las Graditas

When one walks into Hotel Las Graditas in Sayulita, remnants of the bar that once stood there still remain, adding charm and history to the space. A quick glance up in the lobby reveal two mosaic stained glass chandeliers, housed in a wooden frame, with a single bulb inside each one. The word, Bar, can be seen spelled out on the glass.

The Sayulita Snowbirds Have Returned

Every winter, Sayulita becomes home to a growing number of seasonal residents often referred to as snowbirds. A lot of them come from the United States and Canada, escaping the cold and snow, for a little bit of paradise here in Mexico. Some stay just a few months and others stay the better part of the year, like Gary and Jennifer Culp, and Chuck and Teke Mohill.

Locals Corner: It's an
Aguinaldo Time of Year


The sun is shining brightly, the surf is rolling in, and it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Sayulita. Yes, it is that time of year where one counts one´s many blessings and gives back to those who have been there throughout the past year. While ´tis the season fills you with a moral sense of obligation, in Mexico there is also a legal one-- aguinaldo.

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How Will You be Spending Christmas in Sayulita? 

Angel Gonzalez

If I stayed in Sayulita, I would barbecue with my boss and his family, but I am going to Guadalajara to spend time with my family.
Kristen Hastings
Denver, Colorado

I may be back in Colorado, but if I'm still in Sayulita, I will be spending Christmas with my father. It has been a long time since we have spent a holiday together.
Nathan Luis Velazquez

Opening presents, spending the day with mommy and daddy, and probably eating a big chicken (turkey).
Cristian Di Natale

It's going to be a quiet day with friends, dogs, presents, a tree, and good food. 
Annie Krieger 

I've invited some people over who are here in Sayulita by themselves. We're going to have a potluck dinner and I'm supplying the turkey. 


New and Featured Sayulita Listings

Casa For Sale: Casa Sol y Luna

Fantastic location at the north end of town, just steps from the beach. This unique home captures the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of Sayulita, with a lot of open space, large swimming pool, and is completely surrounded by lush tropical gardens. 


Villa For Sale: Casa Rio Zarquito

This property consists of three apartments, located just a three minute walk from the square and the beach. This is the perfect income property, complete with ocean views, and a pool and cabana with an outdoor kitchen. 


Villa For Sale: Villa Las Palmas at Villa Amor
This stunning two bedroom, two bathroom villa is fully furnished in every detail. It has an ocean view and large swimming pool. Half ownership, complete professional management. Sit back and enjoy the cash flow with this great investment opportunity!

Price Reduced: Casa de Risa

This two bedroom, one bathroom property has an open-floor plan and is in immaculate condition. It is located on the south end of Sayulita, is move-in ready, and is fully furnished. 

New Rental Listing: Casa Laguna (Condo Maraica)
From $125/night

A beautiful, fully equipped house inside a complex of 10 units in Maraica Condominiums. Located on the north end, it is only one block from the beach and 10 minutes from the town square. Maraica condo has a gorgeous pool, beautiful gardens and off-street parking.

New Business Listing: Artefakto
Colorful gifts and decorative items

Working with artisans in Indigenous communities provides for originality and maintains a deep seated tradition that has been passed down through many lineages. You'll find cotton hammocks, Huichol shoulder bags, Peruvian textile pouches, and more. 


New Business Listing: Mi Chaparrita
Tour Company

This company offers horseback riding, zip lines, snorkeling, sport fishing, ATV tours, Marietta Islands boat trips, and surf lessons. 


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Local Deals & Specials
The following special will run from Friday, December 19th through Thursday, January, 1st. To get this special deal, mention this ad in El Sayulero.

MexiFit - Give the gift of fitness this holiday season with a special on group fitness classes (Power Ropes Fusion, YourYoga, and YogaLates). Purchase a 5-pack for only 500 pesos. 


Pet of the Week

Hola! I am Sandi, a small female dog who was found abandoned at the gas station in Punta Mita. I am very shy at first, but warm up really quick once I understand that I can trust you. I get along great with other dogs and cats. I am very sweet and enjoy getting my belly rubbed. I am looking for a "furever" home that will never abandon me and will give me a lot of love. Do you have room in your heart and home for a little girl like me?
Contact SayulitAnimals here!

Photo of the Week
Photo by Ed Dorsett with Wicked Fotos
Some new dancers on the Sayulita Beach

Upcoming Events in Sayulita

December 19
Jonas and Julia, Guitar Duo
6:30 PM
Don Pedro's

December 19
Salsa Dance Lessons
7:00 - 9:00 PM Fridays
Ginger's Dance Studio

December 20
Stand Up for the Cure 
Paddleboard Race for Breast Cancer
4:00 PM
Main beach in front of Don Pedro's

December 20 
American Tribal Bellydance Class
5:30 - 6:30 Mon Thurs Sat
Ginger's Dance Studio
December 21
Mexico SUP Tour
Paddleboarding Competition
8:00 AM All day event
Sayulita Bay

December 22
Intensive Spanish Class
9:00 - 11:00 AM Mon - Fri
CVIS Language Center

December 24 
Christmas Dinner
8:00 PM
La Terrazola

December 25
Latcho & Andrea, Gypsy Flamenco
7:00 PM
Don Pedro's

December 29
Intensive Spanish Class
9:00 - 11:00 AM Mon - Fri
CVIS Language Center

December 31
New Year's Eve Party
9:00 PM
Zen Garden

December 31
New Year's Eve Party
10:00 PM
La Terrazola

Click here to view our community calendar.

Articles From the Last El Sayulero

  1. Happenings with SayulitAnimals
  2. A Private Dinner Party by La Cuisine
  3. An Interview with the President of Pro Sayulita
  4. Almost like Breakfast in Bed
  5. Bite This: Los Afortunados
  6. Zen Garden Reinvents Itself
  7. Sayulita Drone Video
  8. Even More Reasons to Take a Trip on the Chicao Locca
  9. Rockin' Out with Los Gatos Negros


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
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