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Greetings 6,524 El Sayulero Readers,


Our Sayulita beach is full of visitors, residents and surf pros who are all here to either attend or participate in the second annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & SUP Classic. The tournament kicks off tomorrow and the finals will be held on Sunday. Best of luck to all the participants and I hope everyone in town gets a change to check out the great surf enthusiasts and pros participating in the event. Our fingers are crossed and we sure hope Mother Nature sends some waves our way.

tsunamiAs many surfers hope for big waves this weekend, breaking news of a tsunami alert on our shores comes from the U.S consulate and on other news programs after a devastating earthquake took place in Japan. We encourage all of our readers to follow the tsunami updates via their favorite news website.

In other news, Riviera Nayarit receives some positive press in Hemisphere in-flight magazine this month after a feature article entitled "Three Perfect Days in Mexico" was published online. The article talks about Sayulita and San Pancho highlighting some local restaurants and bars such as Mangiafuoco and Don Pato's. To read the entire article visit the Hemisphere Inflight Magazine website.hemis

Thank you to all our readers and contributors of El Sayulero. I hope everyone enjoys the bustling weekend full of new faces and locals alike heading down to the beach this Saturday and Sunday.


Ian Hodge

General Editor: ElSayulero.com


Saludos a los 6,524 lectores de El Sayulero,    


Nuestra playa esta llena de visitantes, residentes y surfistas profesionales que han llegado a asistir o participar en el Segundo anual concurso de tabla larga y SUP. El torneo inicia mañana y los finales se llevaran a cabo el domingo. Suerte a todos los participantes y espero que todos puedan ir a la playa a ver los surfistas participando en el evento. Esperemos que la naturaleza nos traiga buenas olas.


Mientras muchos surfistas están esperando muchas olas para este fin de semana, noticias nos llegan del consulado de Estados Unidos y de otros programas de noticias sobre un alerta de un Tsunami que posiblemente pegara nuestra costa después de un sismo en Japón. Animamos a todos nuestros lectores que vean las noticias sobre el Tsunami.


En otras noticias, Riviera Nayarit esta en la prensa en una revista que se llama Hemisphere In-flight este mes después de haber publicado en línea un articulo que se llama "Tres Dias Perfectos en Mexico". El articulo habla sobre Sayulita y San Pancho y algunos negocios locales incluyendo Mangiafuoco y Don Pato's. Para leer toda la entrevista viste el sitio web de la revista Hemisphere In-flight.


Gracias a todos nuestros lectores y contribuyentes de El Sayulero. Espero que todos disfruten las actividades en el pueblo y en la playa este fin de semana.


Gracias por leer El Sayulero 

Ian Hodge
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We're Tired But We're Smiling         
By Grupo Pro SayulitaGPS Fundraiser
Most of us still have not recovered from Wednesday night's smashing and successful Fiesta-Fundraiser for Grupo Pro Sayulita.  Wasn't Rollie great - he's always the one to stimulate bidding!  And how terrific were the Aztec dancers featuring Linda Mariscal!  Don Pedro's did another great job with the food and bar.  Even though it's a 6-hour party, after the live auction, about half the crowd stayed and danced for another hour and a half!   More >

La mayor parte de nosotros todavía no hemos recuperado de la noche del miércoles aplasta y Fiesta-Recogedor de fondos exitoso para el Grupo Pro Sayulita. ¡No fue Rollie gran - es siempre el uno estimular la subasta! ¡Y cuán tremendo fueron las bailarinas aztecas que representan Linda Mariscal! El restaurante Don Pedro's hizo otro gran trabajo con el alimento y la bar. ¡Aunque sea un partido de 6 horas, después de la subasta viva, acerca de medio la multitud permaneció y bailó por otra hora y media!  Mas >

Chica Locca Catamaran Special Tours This Weekend For Longboard & SUP Classic  
Chica Locca

By: Lindsay Walter 

See the Longboard & SUP Classic this weekend from a different view point aboard the Chica Locca catamaran this Saturday March 12th and Sunday March13th. Riviera Nayarit Magical Tours will be boarding guests on the Chica Locca catamaran to enjoy the surf and SUP tournament from the water. Pangas will be set up on the beach and taxing passangers out to the Chica Locca over the two-day weekend.  More >

Ver de otro punto de vista el torneo de tabla larga y SUP este fin de semana abordo el catamarán La Chica Locca este sábado 12 de marzo y domingo 13 de marzo. Riviera Nayarit Magical Tours tendrá pangas en la playa esperando a pasajeros para abordar La Chica Locca durante los dos días.  Mas >

Sweatlodge Experience in Sayulita       

By Leah Jewall 

TemazcalThe evening of the new moon, last Friday March 4th, I was invited to attend a sweat lodge, or temazcal ceremony in Sayulita. The participants met in the plaza and walked or drove to a location off calle Chiripa just past the primary school, on a treed lot adjacent to an imposing white building. It was mid-afternoon, and there were already people waiting in the sunny warmth of the clearing surrounded by tall trees tucked in the rising backdrop of a hill providing privacy and protection from the wind. More >

La noche de la luna nueva, el viernes 04 de marzo, fui invitada a asistir a una ceremonia de temazcal en Sayulita. Los participantes se reunieron en la plaza y nos dirigimos o a un lugar fuera de la calle Chiripa justo después de la escuela primaria, en un terreno arbolado junto a un imponente edificio blanco. Era media tarde y ya había gente esperando en el calor del sol del claro, rodeado de árboles altos escondidos en el telón de fondo al aumento de una colina que brindaba privacidad y protección contra el viento. Mas >
Superb Beachfront Property Priced to Sell 

Reduced to $1.985M USD   

Villa OliviaExceptionally charming traditional Mexican-style villa. 5 individual bedroom casitas each with a private entrance and bath, staggered on a hillside surrounded by lush tropical vegation, mature palms and trees. Spacious living/dining with a 30 ft. high palapa. A full service kitchen with a separate casita with kitchen for staff. Pool with bar. Spectacular pristine and private oceanfront setting at Patzcuaro Beach in an exclusive environmentally protected residental area 10 minutes to Sayulita and the Four Seasons Resort at Punta de Mita.

Ideal investment opportunity for vacation home, rental income, B & B, boutique hotel, spa, or retreat facility.

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  Isla Mexcaltitan, Part I       
Isla Mexcaltitan

By Maria Zache 

Seeing our small duffle bags, the boat captain asked if we'd like to go straight to the hotel. The only hotel on Isla Mexcaltitán is on the far side of the tiny island, which appears to be floating in the remote mangrove swamps to the north of San Blas. The bird watching from the boat ride was alone worth the trip. Pelicans white and gray, herons of many species, egrets, ducks, Anhinga and more were prolific; I have never seen so many birds in one place. The waters are plentiful with fish; fishing is the mainstay of the island, which appears to be quite prosperous.  More >

Al ver nuestras maletas pequeñas, el capitán del barco nos preguntó si nos gustara ir directamente al hotel. El único hotel en la Isla de Mexcaltitán es al otro lado de la pequeña isla, que parece estar flotando en la remota ciénaga de manglares al norte de San Blas. La observación de aves desde el viaje en barco valía la pena el viaje. Pelícanos blancos y grises, garzas de muchas especies, patos, anhinga y más fueron prolíficos, nunca había visto tantas aves en un sólo lugar. Las aguas son abundantes en peces, y la pesca es el pilar de la isla que parece ser muy próspera.   Mas >

Lot with Amazing Views For Sale By Owner 

Reduced to $169K USD   

Amazing LotReduced! Lot with great views for sale by owner in Sayulita. Priced to sell! This property is not yet regularized but is on the agenda. A VERY reliable, well-known and well-respected prestanombre is willing to hold and represent the property for the new owner until regularized.

Ocean, beach, jungle, mountains and town views. 544 Square meters of property in excellent neighborhood on Nanzal.

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  TierraLuz: A New Vision for Development
in Sayulita        

By Andrea Villarrubia


The idea of a "planned community" conjures up any number of thoughts and corresponding gut reactions depending on your personal p-o-v. For me, I can't help but think back to my parents' house in the suburb of Federal Way, Washington, with the HOA's strict rules about acceptable "Northwest colors" that qualified as exterior house paint. Refreshingly, not all developments are about conformity to the mundane, as I was reminded while chatting with Fred Geisler and Laurie Keith, the developer couple guiding the vision for TierraLuz, a new eco-community in Sayulita's not-so-remote jungle. More >

La idea de un "comunidad planificada" evoca una cantidad de pensamientos y unas reacciones correspondientes en función de su punto de vista personal. Para mí, no puedo dejar de pensar la casa de mis padres en una vecindad de Federal Way, Washington, con la estricta normativa de la Asociación de Propietarios sobre aceptables" colores del Noroeste," que califica la pintura exterior de la casa.  Agradecidamente no todos las comunidades están a punto conformidad con lo mundano, lo que recordaba durante una conversación con Fred Geisler y Laurie Keith, la pareja desarrollador que guía la visión de TierraLuz, una nueva eco-comunidad en la remota selva no tan lejos de Sayulita.  Mas >
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  Surf: Pray For Surf        
Pray for Surf

By Justin Henderson 

First, before we talk about the fabulous upcoming-this-very-weekend Sayulita surfing contest: people, fall to your knees or prostrate yourselves or do your dervish dance to honor whatever god(s) you favor, Jesus, Buddha, Rama, Yahweh, Neptune, Olokun, Pan, whoever, wake 'em and shake 'em and tell 'em to get on the job and send us some waves. The Second Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-up Paddleboard Classic is just a few days away-and we need some surf!  More >

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  Wellness:  Wing Tsung in Sayulita
But What is Wing Tsung? 
Wing Tsung

By Narayani


Wing Tsung or "Spring Splendor" as literally translated is an art of self defense art that with origins from Kung Fu and Shaolin roots.  It was developed by a nun in China hundreds of years ago and is considered the most exquisite art to develop strength, fluidity and speed.    More >

Wing Tsung o "la primavera en esplendor" como literalmente es su traducción, es un arte de defensa personal que tiene su origen en el Kung Fu con ciertas raices Shaolin. Fue desarrollado por una monja en China hace cientos de años y es considerado el mas exquisito arte para desarrollar fuerza, fluidez y velocidad.    Mas >

  Kids:  My Narrative Poem 

By Astrid Vanya


This week in english class at my school, CVIS,  we are learning about Narrative poems. I wrote my Narrative poem about my family. I hope you enjoy it!  

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Esta semana en clase de Inglés en la escuela, CVIS estamos aprendiendo sobre Poemas Narrativos. Yo escribí mi Poema Narrativo de mi familia. Espero que les guste.


Leer el poema 

  Sayulitanimals' Message      

By Sayulitanimals 

Due to a change in the law and a man in Bucerias, we might be required to cover up the Sayulitanimals' logo on our building. Please do not worry if you see signs of our organization covered or removed for a period of time. We are still here, and we are not changing or closing the organization. Sayulitanimals will continue in full force with all four of our core programs: Free Spay and Neuter, Medical Aid for Street Animals, Adoption Assistance, and Community Education.  More >
Debido a un cambio en la ley y un hombre en Bucerías, hay posibilidad que sea necesario cubrir el logotipo de Sayulitanimals en nuestro edificio. Por favor, no se preocupe si ve los letreros de nuestra organización cubiertos o removidos por un período de tiempo. Todavía estamos aquí, y no vamos a cambiar ni cerrar la organización. Sayulitanimals seguirá en plena vigencia con los cuatro de nuestros programas principales: Esterilización gratuita, Ayuda Médica para los animales de la calle, ayuda para la adopción, y Educación de la Comunidad.  Mas >
Pet of the Week:  Hermana     
Hermana is a three year old female shepherd mix who has been spayed. She is a sweet, highly intelligent, protective watch dog who likes to lounge but is willing to take long walks on a leash. She has been the queen of her neighborhood since she was born but is now ready for a permanent home. Hermana would prefer to be adopted into a single dog household and would be a great companion to anyone who shows her love.

For information and/or donations, please come visit the Sayulitanimals' table on Fridays at the Farmer's Market.

To adopt this pet or make a donation, please contact sayulitanimals

HermanaHermana es una hembra con mezcla de pastor y tiene tres anos. Esta esterilizada. Es muy dulce, inteligente, protectiva y es una perra guardian que le gusta flojear pero tambien le gusta ir por caminatas largas con correa. Ha sido la reina de su vecindario desde que nacio pero ahora es lista para irse a un hogar permanante. Hermana prefriere que le adopten en un hogar de solo un perro y seria una buen compania a una persona que le demuestra amor.

Para mas informacion y/o hacer donaciones, favor de visitar el puesto de Sayulitanimals los viernes en el mercado del pueblo.

Para adoptar esta mascota o hacer una donacion, favor de contactar sayulitanimals

Surf contest update    


Surf ContestYou may have noticed some new faces around town and some world class surfers in the line-up as a result of this weekend's 2nd Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & SUP Classic. Building on the success of last year's inaugural event, this year the Punta Sayulita Classic will feature a phenomonal field of surfers and stand-up paddlers from Hawaii, California, Brazil as well as our very talented Sayulita surfers who are excited again to have the opportunity to showcase their local knowledge and skills.  More >

Usted puede haber notado algunas caras nuevas en la ciudad y algunos surfistas de clase mundial en el line-up como resultado de la segunda este fin de semana anual de Punta Sayulita Longboard y clásico SUP. Basándose en el éxito del evento inaugural del año pasado, este año la Punta Sayulita Clásico contará con un campo phenomonal de surfistas y stand-up palistas de Hawai, California, Brasil, así como nuestra gran talento surfistas Sayulita que se excitan de nuevo para tener la oportunidad de para mostrar sus conocimientos y habilidades locales.  Mas >

Photo of the Week:
Los Hombres Voladores De Papantla      
Yesterday we were leaving PV when we noticed these guys climbing up a really tall pole on the Malecon, so we stopped to watch. They were the Huichol Voladores. They climb up to the top where they've mounted a square frame they sit on and turn in circles while making ropes they've brought up wind around the top of the pole.

Ayer estabamos por salir de Puerto Vallarta cuando notamos estos hombres subiendo un poste muy alto en el malecon, asi que paramos para verlos. Eran "Voladores Huicholes". Suben el poste hasta arriba donde hay una base cuadrada en que se sienten y amarran soga por el poste mientras dan vueltas.


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Interview with Ken Brandon  

Where are you from and how long have you been in Mexico? I grew up in Seattle and have been living in Mexico since 1983. I lived in Chihuahua and San Miguel de Allende, and from there we used to come to Sayulita to visit; then I moved here in 2003.

¿De dónde es y por cuánto tiempo está en México? Yo crecí en Seattle y estoy viviendo en México desde 1983. Yo vivía en Chihuahua y San Miguel de Allende, y de allí nos venía a visitar Sayulita; luego me mudé aquí en 2003.


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Ian & Kerry Hodge
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