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March 18, 2016



From The Editor's Desk: 

Semana Santa starts in just two days and Sayulita is gearing up for the extra people. Pro Sayulita is bringing in Porta Potty's for the beach, hiring traffic wardens to assist the transitos with traffic management, supplying disposable trash cans for the beach, and are supplying supplies to collect trash to JXMP (Juntos Por Mi Pueblo), a new youth initiative toward improving Sayulilta. 

Voluntarios Por Sayulita, formerly called Sayulimpia Voluntarios, will also be on the street helping to keep the town clean. They are bringing in another 10 volunteers for Semana Santa. Voluntarios Por Sayulita works year round as volunteers, so if you'd like to leave a donation for them, please do so at ChocoBanana

You'll notice we have two new columns in this issue of El Sayulero. The first, a health and fitness column by Debbie Krejci, owner of I Love Yoga Maya, and the second, a recipe column by Karina Shecter. We're happy to have both these ladies on board. 

Stacey Elkins 


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Carolyn Lazaro was born in Virginia, raised in San Diego, California, and has now spent half her life living in Mexico. She and her husband, Fernando, have been coming to Sayulita since 1990, and now call it home the majority of the year, while the rest of the year they live in San Luis Potosí. Two years ago, Carolyn and Fernando started the Sweet Dreams (Dulces Suenos) project here in Sayulita. Carolyn tells El Sayulero more about this project that creates ecologically friendly mattresses for indigenous Mexican children, mainly from Chiapas, who have nowhere to sleep, but the floor. Read More


Mercado del Pueblo
Every Friday
10am - 2pm

Sayulita's Farmer Market every Friday. Local vendors & organic products. Just north of the bridge on Revolution near the Comex paint store. 
Reggae Sayulita
Saturday, March 19th
Lienzo Charro Sayulita Event Center

Reggae festival in Sayulita. 180 pesos before March 19th. 250 pesos day of event. Buy tickets here.  
4th Annual Sayulita Margarita Contest
Friday, April 8th 
5:30pm - Public House

Showcasing the many different amazing margaritas that our local bartenders create everyday. This year our event will have a sit down dinner to balance the typical madness that comes with people drinking margaritas all afternoon. Buy tickets here
Yoga Alliance Teacher Training
June 4th - 25th 
Paraiso Yoga

Rishikesh Himalaya Yoga Institute (RHYI) Intensive Yoga Teachers Training Program teaches the ancient authentic teachings of yoga with an emphasis on Vinyasa sequencing. Our 3 week intensive program will cover the philosophy of yoga, anatomy, pranayama (breath) and asanas (postures). 
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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


With Semana Santa just around the corner and the children on school break, it’s the perfect time to plan a fun filled day. Whether you will be visiting Sayulita for the upcoming holidays or you’re a local, there are a variety of exciting things you could be doing in and around our pueblo. Read More



La Catrina Restaurant & Tequila Bar, located on the North side of Sayulita on Calle Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez, opened on November 13th of last year. This restaurant was named after the iconic figure, La Catrina, who is commonly associated with Mexico and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  A larger than life size La Catrina with a colorful skirt and flowers in her hair is situated at the entrance, and small shelves with candles and La Cantrina figurines line one wall, making good on its namesake. Read More



Vegetarians and vegans will be happy to know that there are many Sayulita cafés and restaurants that cater to their lifestyle. We’ve dedicated March, “Meatless March”, and have searched for the best meatless burger in town. Monchi’s has a handmade, creative, vegetarian-friendly burger even meat lovers will crave. Read More



Tara Papillon first came to Sayulita 18 years ago for a women’s surf and yoga retreat hosted by Las Olas, and it changed her life. Over the years, she often thought of Sayulita, never letting the magic she experienced go. So, when she and her husband, Chops, were looking to relocate from the east coast, Sayulita came to mind. Tara and Chops wanted to be by the ocean, the economy was good, and they wanted their children, 10-year-old Hank and 8-year-old June, to attend a quality school. Learning about Costa Verde International School, the deal was sealed, and they sold their house with all of their belongings, and moved to Sayulita in August of 2015. Within a week of their arrival, they found the location for their business, Papillon Family Studios, and they opened for business in December of 2015. Read More


It’s great to have a routine when it comes to health and fitness, but when you are on a trip to a place like Sayulita, it may be a challenge.  It’s easy to take in a few extra margaritas and churros, which can lead to returning home several kilos heavier. Read More

(A New Recipe Column)

I love to live, love to love, and love to eat! I have been cooking, baking, and sharing my recipes with friends and family for years. My four girls have been asking me to create a cookbook for so long, so writing this column is my gift to them. I will be sharing with you recipes for appetizers, main dishes, and desserts, with many of the ingredients available here in our Sayulita tiendas. First up is one of my favorite recipes, SHRIMP PESTO PIZZA, which is simple and easy to make. Read More


On Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th, a beach safety training clinic for 28 volunteers and 8 lifeguards was held in Sayulita. The trainers included Adam Finer, an ASI accredited instructor and owner of Surf Mexico in Bucerias, Jonny Seifert, a surfer and trainer from Ireland who is currently living in Bucerias, and Janalyn Yanover, a trainer from the San Diego, CA Lifeguarding Program, who is currently living in Sayulita. They were assisted by surfers from Sayulita, Tom Rupert and Darsie Culbeck, both from the US. The sessions included practical and technical training in Water Rescue Techniques, CPR and Spinal Management. All attendees who completed the two days were presented with a Certificate of Completion. Read More


We have redesigned the free classified ads section on Sayulita Life. Everything should be working smoothly now and all ads will be announced in El Sayulero. New ads this week:
Kitten Transportation to BC Needed
Homes await them 

Bottle Steamer
$300 pesos

Reliable Housesitter  
Available this summer

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7'2" Custom Fun-Board by Local Rogelio Ramos
$50 USD

Riviera SUP Board and Quickblade Paddle
$700 USD

Longterm Rental Wanted
Sept 1st through June 1st

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El Sayulero is growing! Do you love Sayulita? Do you live to write? If so, consider joining the El Sayulero team of contributors. We are gearing up for another great season and are in the process of creating new sections for our bi-weekly newsletter. Paid (though not much) positions are available! If interested,  contact Ian Hodge to learn more. 


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  3. Tierra Viva Restaurant's New Terrace: An Interview with Charlie Vinge
  4. Making the Move to Sayulita: Alejandra Galvan and Oliver De La Cueva
  5. Healthy Eats in Sayulita: Su Casa's Better than a Big Mac Burger 
  6. Gentle-ish Vinyasa Yoga with I Love Yoga Maya
  7. Shannon Hughes Getting Tattooed in Sayulita by Chops with Papillion Family Studios                               
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