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Six months of negotiations ended yesterday with signatures to a contract transferring to Huyu Ka Ding, a global South Korean marketing firm looking to gain a stronghold in the Mexican vacation rental business.  The company’s spokesman, No Pah King has been regularly visiting Sayulita over the past 6 years and has assured us the content and management of the firm will continue with little or no change over the next few years.

Sayulita Life will be donating 90% of the $5 million dollar sales price to the village of Sayulita to ensure there will never have to be another fundraiser for years to come.

What?  No more fundraisers?  Hooray!

We thank you all for your patronage over the last 12 years and look forward to rolling our newest start-up company which just received the contract to install parking meters throughout the Sayulita streets.

Saludos and gracias,

The Sayulita Life Team

From The Editor's Desk: 

Happy April Fools Day everyone! Just kidding around here. We love reporting all the great events happening in Sayulita way too much to ever think about selling.

This issue of El Sayulero brings you a lot of great local stories. You'll find an interview with Marcos Scott, President of the Pueblo Magico Committee, as well as several stories about the success of the people of Sayulita coming together to better our community. Both JXMP and the Sayulita volunteer lifeguards helped to make our town a safer and cleaner place to be during Semana Santa. You'll be able to read about all of this and more in this issue!
The last few days have been a tad overcast and a bit cooler, but it's been great, and I'm sure the sun will be shining again in no time. 

Thank you for reading this edition of El Sayulero!

Stacey Elkins 


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51,326 visitors in the last month

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Casa For Sale by Owner:
Casa Annie
$175K USD

Casa Annie is located on a quiet 1/4 acre on the hillside in Lo de Marcos. This wonderful house has spectacular views of the mountains and coastline. A 5 minute walk to the beach.   
Villa For Sale:
Villa Bella Vida 
$325K USD

Villa Bella Vida is a lovely two bedroom condo in the Los Almendras Condominiums, located just blocks to the beach at the north end of Sayulita.  It is fully furnished, with a well equipped kitchen, stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets, tile floors.  
Villa For Sale:
Villa Pavo Real 
$750K USD

REDUCED $100K! - In the Las Hamacas ocean front condominiums at the north end of Sayulita – Great Location! This very spacious condominium has 3 air conditioned bedrooms, swimming pool, and a great rental history.  
Villa For Sale:
Villa Arboles
$850K USD

Luxurious oceanfront condo in the exclusive Villa Amor condominiums. This well appointed three bedroom villa overlooks the Bay of Sayulita and the Pacific coastline all of the way to San Blas.
New Hostel:
The Amazing Hostel
From $15 USD/night

The best and most economical option for those seeking comfort and safety in a clean place at affordable prices without unnecessary luxuries, in the beautiful village of surf, Sayulita. 
New Vacation Rental:
Casa Pescador 
From $85 USD/night

This comfortable, simple and fully furnished home is located on the main road entering the town of Sayulita; within a 10-minute walk to the beach. The home is divided into two stories. On the first story, there are two apartments with quiet and respectful residents.
New Bed and Breakfast:
Riviera Del Rio & Garlands Del Rio
From $149 USD/night

Rivera Del Rio and Garlands Del Rio are both located in the Heart of Puerto Vallartas Old Town (Romantic Zone). Paradise awaits you - A true joy and delight at your beck and call! Viva Mexico!
New Vacation Rental:
Villa Dulce Vida
From $235 USD/night

Villa Dulce Vida magnifies all that is sweet in everyday Sayulita life with its stunning views, perfect location, serenity and beauty. Immerse yourself in a brand new villa designed by the famous architect Miguel Valverde.
New Vacation Rental:
Las Panoramicas 7 BR Penthouse
From $1,800 USD/night

Las Panoramicas in Sayulita encompasses the entire top floor of the beachfront Amor Boutique Hotel. With 7 BR & 7 BA,  accommodates 5-14 guests in luxury with panoramic ocean views. 
New Business Listing:
Gusto Artisan Food Market 

Located in the central square of Sayulita, Gusto offers classical Italian food with a relaxed and modern ambience. All dishes are homemade, from fresh pasta and artisanal pizzas to homemade bread. There's also a great selection of fine wines. 
New Business Listing:
Casa de Los Delfines
Event & Wedding Venue

Casa de Los Delfines is a beautiful, architecturally designed, ocean-view villa in Sayulita that is primarily a vacation rental, as well as a great location for weddings and events. The ocean views are truly spectacular, and can be enjoyed on this stunning property. 
New Business Listing:
Sayulita Dog Services

In-Our-Home Pet Sitting, In-Your-Home Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Dog Running, Puppy Classes, and Obedience Classes.  
New Business Listing:

Spearmex is a professional fishing and spearfishing charter company with a strong philosophy of education, environmental awareness and appreciation of the Mexican Pacific, offering Sportfishing and Spearfishing adventures as well as SSI Freediving center. 

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As most of you are aware, on September 25th, 2015, Sayulita was declared a Pueblo Magico, and on December 4th, 2015, a ceremony took place that officially inducted Sayulita into the Federal "Pueblos Mágicos" program. Now one of 111 Pueblo Magicos throughout Mexico, Sayulita is being recognized as a place that offers people an element of magic. Marcos Scott, President of the Sayulita Pueblo Magico committee, tells El Sayulero more about Pueblo Magico, shares short and long-term goals, and so much more. Read More

Shelly Yogev was born in Israel, grew up in Chicago, and then moved to Sayulita in 2006. Passionate about helping others, she goes out of her way to help individuals and families she sees in need. It’s this same compassion and motivation to help that led her to become involved with SayulitAnimals. 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. 
Benefit for Escuela Del Mundo
Friday, April 1st - 7:00pm
Bodega Danza en Circo de los Ninos de San Pancho

Comedy Night. Show for 18 years old and up. Suggested donation $200 pesos - $500 pesos. 
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). 
List Your Event with ! 
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



It was just two months ago that a few young people came up with the initial idea of doing something that was impactful for Sayulita. “We were talking about the necessities that Sayulita had and the needs not being met. We thought, if us young people can get together and take action, we can start making a change,” said Daniel Camacho Venegas, 21 years old, and Ruben Jr. Rodriguez, 19 years old, both of whom are the power behind JXMP, and come from families with a long history in Sayulita. Read More


Sayulita is fortunate to have a group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to improve the beach safety of this town. A two-day lifeguard training took place last month, sponsored by Pro Sayulita and Firefighters Crossing Borders, training all of Sayulita’s 28 volunteer lifeguards in water rescue, universal emergency hand signals, CPR, and AED (defibrillator). Many of these local volunteer lifeguards, including Geovani Perez, owner of Sayulita Surf Company, spent their days on the beach during Semana Santa, keeping a watchful eye on the water. Due to their hard work and commitment, 25 people were rescued over the weeklong holiday, and a lost 3-year-old girl was found! Read More


Sayulita has a new organization in town called JXMP, and is an organization everyone should support. JXMP stands for Juntos Por Mi Pueblo which translates to, “Together for My Town”. The group began as a small initiative of roughly 20 or so teenagers and young adults, and has since evolved into a local community-based organization of approximately 30 people in all. With the help of several local organizations and members of the community, JXMP’s concerns and vision for a cleaner and organized community came together for Semana Santa. Nydiia Zarate was a big contributor for organizing beach clean ups, speaking with visitors about the importance of keeping the town clean, and has been a huge supporter of the organization. Read More


Nik West, owner of Nik West Photography, was born in New Zealand, and has since lived in Canada and Australia. In October of 2015, he, his wife, Mariette, and their two children, Van and Maya, moved to Bucerias, and by November 1st, 2015, were living in Sayulita for the surf, beaches, and good vibes. With a passion for photography that developed naturally when Nik was at University studying Economics, Sayulita has proved to be a spot that has sparked his artistic abilities. In fact, he has compiled The First Sayulita Picture Book, an amazing compilation of images in and out of the water in Sayulita and nearby San Pancho. Read More


Spring is officially here in Sayulita and what better way to welcome the warmer weather than indulging in healthy, high vibrational, nutrient dense food? La Esperanza is a health food Café, Restaurant & Bar that creates conscious and nutritious food for the health of the Sayulita community. Green juices, powerful super food smoothies, organic salads and fresh, local fish… do we need to say more? Read More


For those who do not know me, I have lived full time with my family in Sayulita for eight years. Like most people who live here, I experienced one Semana Santa and then proceeded to plan to spend this holiday as far away from any beach as humanly possible. Well, I am here to tell you that Semana Santa in Sayulita is my new favorite holiday. Let me tell you why! Read More

Joe Scott passed away peacefully last evening at home in Sayulita, at 85 years of age. 

Joe was one of the first foreigners to own land here in Sayulita. He actually bought a lottery ticket for a community raffle in 1971 in Guayabitos. The prize was a piece of land in Sayulita. Joe was well known and loved my many Sayulita locals.

03 Sept.1930 - 30 Mar. 2016 

Via Con Dios, Jose!


There's nothing better than a great heart pumping, sweat producing workout when you're stressed and overwhelmed. And believe me, when I showed up to El Club for Luli’s Wednesday 9:15am HIIT class, I was both. I'd heard rave reviews about her class and already felt some of the stress leaving my body as I walked into her Sayulita fitness studio with the signature red gorilla on the outside of the building. Read More


The annual winter migration of humpback whales to the coastal waters of Nayarit, Mexico, is almost as much a part of Sayulita and its charm as the surf, jungle setting, stunning sunsets, and beach lifestyle. However, this year after the normal occasional sightings of early migrating whales in November, by the onset of December and the beginning of the whale watch season it was clear that something was different ... and one common question was being asked by concerned residents throughout the region, “where are the whales?” 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:
Experienced & Reliable Nanny
Childcare available 

Used iPhone 4s Wanted
Must be unlocked

Sony Blu-Ray Player  
Model BDP-BX59
$1,000 pesos

Place an Ad (free)
House Painter
Free quotes given

Ride to Mexico City Wanted
$500 pesos

Two Aluminum Bikes
18 speed mens & ladies 21 speed 
75.00 USD each or 125.00 USD for both

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(A Recipe Column)

La Cruz is just a twenty minute drive from Sayulita and on Sundays you will find the very popular La Cruz Farmer's Market at the Marina,where they sell the most delicious eat right there or to take home. Last Sunday, my husband and I watched the fishmonger cut a gorgeous loin of atun (tuna), fresh right out of the tuna's belly. A crowd of us watched him prepare the loin...the tuna was only out of the ocean for two hours. It was so exciting. We took it home and I prepared it for dinner that night. Now that is what I call fresh! It doesn't get any better! Read More


Whether you live in Sayulita all year, part time, or are just visiting for a few weeks, I’m pretty sure you breathe. However, some of us are better at it than others. You may discover in your first surf lesson just how important your breath control is. An extra push from our beloved Pacific will remind you in a New York second. In any sport your breath is your best friend or your worst enemy. Once you’ve lost control of your breath, your performance goes down and your mind loses its focus. This may be easily understood in an event like running the mile, but it's something we all need to understand and practice daily, even if you're not running up and down the beaches of Sayulita. Read More



A breathtaking sunset view from up in the hills at the north end of Sayulita


Hola, my name is Negra. I'm about 4 years old and just finished a very successful series of chemotherapy for TVT cancer. I lived on the street all my life until a wonderful woman saw that I was sick and helped me. I am friendly, loving, and finally trust humans (they used to beat me up). Because nobody has space for me, I live on the street again, but at least I get fed. But, I do deserve a loving home! I promise that I will be forever grateful. Contact SayulitAnimals here Statistics statistics for the last 30 days

March 1st to April 1st:

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  Website Visitors: 51,326
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  Reservation requests:  3,096
  Business requests:  1,431
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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. 


  1. Making a Positive Change in Sayulita: Carolyn and Fernando Lazaro
  2. Activities, Day Escapes, and Other Things to do During Semana Santa 
  3. La Catrina Restaurant and Tequila Bar in Sayulita
  4. Healthy Eats in Sayulita: Monchis Handmade Veggie Burger
  5. An Interview with Papillon Family Studios, Tattoo & Jewelry: Chops and Tara Papillon
  6. How to Keep an Exercise Routine While on Your Vacation in Sayulita  
  7. Live, Love & Eat in Sayulita: Shrimp Pesto Pizza
  8. Bahia de Banderas Surf Rescue in Sayulita                   
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Thanks for reading. Please let us know you opinions, suggestions, complains, or anything else you feel will help make Sayulita a better place in which to live and vacation. Saludos,
Ian & Kerry Hodge  

Stacey Elkins

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