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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.
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SAYULITA PUEBLO MAGICO UPDATE:
AN INTERVIEW WITH MARCOS SCOTT
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
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
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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JXMP: TOGETHER FOR OUR TOWN
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 VOLUNTEER LIFEGUARD PROGRAM:
A HUGE SUCCESS DURING SEMANA SANTA
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
THE FIRST SAYULITA PICTURE BOOK:
AN INTERVIEW WITH NIK WEST
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
SEMANA SANTA REDUX, THE SUCCESS OF JXMP
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!
HIIT CLASS AT EL CLUB IN SAYULITA
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
WHERE DID ALL THE WHALES IN SAYULITA GO?
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
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LIVE, LOVE & EAT IN SAYULITA: SESAME SEARED TUNA & CHEESY CAULIFLOWER PUREE
(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 foods...to 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
BREATH AND ITS POWER: AKA PRANAYAMA
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
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ARTICLES FROM LAST EL SAYULERO
Making a Positive Change in Sayulita: Carolyn and Fernando Lazaro
Activities, Day Escapes, and Other Things to do During Semana Santa
La Catrina Restaurant and Tequila Bar in Sayulita
Healthy Eats in Sayulita: Monchis Handmade Veggie Burger
An Interview with Papillon Family Studios, Tattoo & Jewelry: Chops and Tara Papillon
How to Keep an Exercise Routine While on Your Vacation in Sayulita
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