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Greetings 6,691 El Sayulero Readers,


After our cool winter, the warm spring rays this week feel just amazing. Evenings are pleasantly warm with the occasional cool breeze and the ocean feels just right. Sayulita is preparing for the upcoming week of Semana Santa when our town will be filled with visitors from all over, especially national tourists from large cities such as Guadalajara and Mexico City, all looking to spend time on the beach. The town is certainly bustling this time of year for local businesses and rentals, so enjoy the peace and tranquility and stock up on supplies while you can, before we welcome the numerous guests.

We have a winner!  Actually, three. The Sayulita Community Forum Essay Contest has come to a close and the winners have been chosen by our three judges: Justin Henderson, Barry Golson and Patrick Hazburgh. We received many essay submissions, all filled with love for Sayulita and motivating stories, but in the end there could only be three prize winners. Please see the article below for the winners' names and stories.  Check out the webpage to read the story and see that the winner actually donates 1/2 of the cash prize to Grupo Sayulita.  What a winner, all the way around!

This week's El Sayulero interview is with our local ice cream vendor, Zeferino Gallardo Ibarra, who has become quite famous over the internet recently with "a day in the life of" movie/video by Kevin Shepit. See video here.

Thank you so much to all of the El Sayulero contributors and readers; this online community grows and grows stronger with each issue.  Thank you also to all who submitted an essay for our contest; I have definitely felt all of the Sayulita love in each and every entry.



Ian Hodge

General Editor: ElSayulero.com

Saludos a los 6,691 lectores de El Sayulero,  
Después de nuestro invierno fresco, los rayos cálidos del sol de primavera esta semana sienten increíble. Las noches son agradables con la brisa fresca del océano  y se siente bien. Sayulita se está preparando para la próxima semana de Semana Santa, cuando nuestro pueblo se llena de visitantes de todas partes, sobre todo turistas nacionales de las grandes ciudades como Guadalajara y Ciudad de México, todos en busca de pasar tiempo en la playa. La ciudad es, sin duda animado esta época del año para las empresas locales y los alquileres, por lo que disfrutar de la paz y la tranquilidad y abastecerse de suministros mientras puedas, antes de la bienvenida a los numerosos invitados.   

Tenemos un ganador! En realidad, tres. El Foro de la comunidad de Sayulita Concurso de Ensayos ha llegado a su fin y los ganadores han sido elegidos por los tres jueces: Justin Henderson, Barry Golson y Hazburgh Patrick. Hemos recibido muchas solicitudes ensayo, todos llenos de amor a Sayulita y motivar a las historias, pero al final sólo puede haber tres ganadores del premio. Por favor, consulte el artículo siguiente para los nombres de los ganadores y las historias. Estoy muy contento por la elección del ganador, él es un tipo genial.    Esta semana El Sayulero entrevista es con nuestro proveedor local de helados, Zeferino Gallardo Ibarra, que se ha hecho bastante famoso a través de Internet recientemente con "un día en la vida de" película / vídeo por Kevin Shepit. Ver video aqui.   

Muchas gracias a todos los colaboradores y los lectores de El Sayulero; esta comunidad en línea crece y se fortalece con cada tema.
Gracias también a todos los que presentaron un ensayo para el concurso, yo definitivamente han sentido todo el amor Sayulita en todos y cada entrada.



Ian Hodge
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The stellar response rate for ads in the first ever full-color/full-glossy Sayulita Magazine has boosted the page count to over 60+! Do not miss out on your chance to have your rental or business in this inaugural Collectors' Edition. Advertising rates will never be this low again.  Deadline is Monday, April 18.

Contact Lindsay at: Lindsay@SayulitaMag.com or 322-152-5739


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  Economic Hostel For Travelers
Opens in Sayulita     
Hostel Maya

By Lindsay Walter 


Hostel Maya located on calle Jose Mariscal, just behind the oxxo convenience store has opened its doors to the public, backpackers and travel lodgers looking for affordable accomodations is Sayulita. Travelers looking for a clean, safe, and affordable place to stay while on vacation or traveling through this part of Mexico can find comfortable lodgings at Hostel Maya with 4 rooms in total with several bunk beds in each room. More >

Hostel Maya ubicada en la calle José Mariscal, detrás de la tienda OXXO ha abierto sus puertas al público, mochileros y viajeros en busca de un alojamiento económico es Sayulita. Los viajeros que buscan un lugar limpio, seguro y economico durante sus vacaciones o mientras pasan viajando por esta parte de México se pueden quedar en Hostel Maya con 4 habitaciones en total con varias literas en cada habitación.   Mas >
Sayulita Essay Winners Announced


With over 50 entries submitted to the contest, our judges were required to spend quite a bit of time trying to determine the three winners. The amount of excellent entries made it extremely difficult to pick just three and we thank all of the contestants for entering. It sure is beautiful to see why so many of us truly love Sayulita.


Super gracias to our major sponsors SayulitaLife.com, Villa Amor, Miro Vino Restaurant, and Calypso Restaurant. El Sayulero really appreciates your dedication to the betterment of Sayulita.


Thank you as well to our team of judges Barry Golson, Justin Henderson, and Patrick Hasburgh who took the time to read, critic, and judge each and every word entered into the contest.

First place winner of the $500 cash prize from SayulitaLife.com


"Where Should We Go Honey?" by Bob Bergeror


 Read a bit about Bob. This guy is even donating ½ the cash prize to Grupo Pro Sayulita. The more you love Sayulita, the more it loves you back!

Second place winner of three nights at Villa Amor

"Sayulita Amore" by Ron Tomich

Third place winner of a dinner for four at Miro Vino

"The Little Things" by Brynne Betz 

Sayulita Essay Winner's Submission
"Where Should We Go Honey?" 


Bob and DonnaThe question I had posed to my wife that wasn´t the normal autumnal musing that usually ended with the clarifier, "on vacation." The economy had taken its toll; our once-rewarding careers had fizzled, our pleasant home had become nothing but a burdensome payment, and our rosy futures had developed a grey pallor, much like Seattle's November weather.


We had taken decisive action. We had left the jobs. We had put a renter in our house for a year, we had stuffed all of our worldly belongs into not one, but two storage units, and had pulled the kids from their co-op preschool. We had made the huge decision to undertake a new life adventure, but we had left one little piece missing: where to start. 

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Yard Clean-Up For Primary School 

 By Leah Jewall 

Primary School Clean UpMaestro Miguel Cruz Vizcarra at the primary school has been busy trying to get a cleanup project off the ground, and on Friday, Apr. 8th his plan finally came to fruition. Last Friday morning a very large grader worked for about three hours clearing away all the debris. The children were delighted and several of them spontaneously pitched in to help.  More >

Maestro Miguel Cruz Vizcarra de la escuela primaria, ha estado muy ocupado tratando de completar un proyecto de limpieza del campo de fútbol, y el viernes, 08 de abril, su plan finalmente llevó a cabo. La mañana del viernes pasado un grado muy grande trabajó durante unas tres horas quitando todos los escombros. Los niños estaban encantados y varios de ellos lanzaron espontáneamente a ayudar.  Mas >
A Day of Spiritual Offerings in Sayulita  

 By Leah Jewall 

Spiritual Offerings in SayulitaOn Saturday, April 23rd, Sayulita businesses, Om Yoga, Paraíso Yoga and Galería Tanana are hosting an all-day event called "A Day of Possibilities." The event has been organized to introduce the public to the various avenues for spiritual healing available in Sayulita. Organizers of the event are Nyame Salassie and Yavette Holts who claim, "the vision is shared by all who are participating."  More >

El sábado, 23 de abril, unas empresas de Sayulita, Om Yoga, Yoga Paraíso y Tanana Galería, son anfitriones de un evento durante todo el día, que se llama "Un Día de Posibilidades." El evento ha sido organizado para presentar al público las diversas vías disponibles en Sayulita para la curación espiritual. Las organizadoras del evento son Nyame Salassie y Yavette Holts, que dicen que, "la visión es compartida por todos que están participando."  Mas >
Casa Mirador for sale by owner
$950K USD     


Casa MiradorCasa Mirador north of Sayulita, Nayarit near the small friendly town of La Penita is a magnificant Moorish style home situated on a lava point which extends into Jaltemba Bay. There are stunnung ocean views from every room and it is very well maintained. Casa Mirador has two bedrooms, each with private beach front covered decks. Lower floor living level also has expansive ocean front deck. A small separate apartment is attached to the home structure.


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Sayulita's Desert Brother        

 By Duncan Aldric

Sayulita's Desert BrotherThere is a place in the high desert well known to many of the inhabitants of Sayulita, that is to say, well known to the Huichol, who inhabited Sayulita in days of old and new, and to a great few of us interlopers as well. To the Huichol (you see them in their colorful dress selling their wares in Sayulita´s plaza everyday) it is a sacred place, a mountain astride the city of Real de Catorce, 3000 meters above sea level overlooking the towns of Estación de Catorce and Wadley and the great desert beyond in the state of San Luis Potosí. More >

Hay un lugar en el desierto alto y conocido por muchos de los habitantes de Sayulita, es decir, bien conocida por los huicholes, que habitaban en Sayulita en los días antiguos y nuevos, y algunos de nosotros gran intrusos también. Para los huicholes (se ven en sus trajes coloridos vendiendo sus productos en la plaza todos los días de Sayulita) es un lugar sagrado, una montaña a horcajadas en la ciudad de Real de Catorce, 3000 metros sobre el nivel del mar con vistas a las localidades de Estación de Catorce y Wadley y el desierto más allá, en el estado de San Luis Potosí. Mas >
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Paul Van Vleck Photography
Paul Van Vleck Photography is offering a Promotional Portrait Sitting from now until Easter Sunday. You can contact him for details and scheduling by cell: 322 138 0743 or email: pvanvleck@mac.com.
More >

Fotografo Paul Van Vleck ofrece un retrato de promoción desde ahora hasta el Domingo de patsquaro. Puede comunicarse con él para obtener más detalles y la programación por celular: 322 138 0743 o por correo electrónico: pvanvleck@mac.com.
Mas >
Sayulitanimals Fundraiser To Take Place
In Portland, Oregon      


Sayulitanimals fundraiser in PortlandIn 2009, on a trip to Sayulita, Mexico, Bryce, an Apparel Graphic Designer at Nike and Gemma, an Animal Cruelty Caseworker in the Cruelty Investigations Department at PETA, saw many homeless animals, often in pairs, running on the beach and streets. Local food vendors and beach goers shared scraps of food with them and for the most part were not starving, but the life of an animal living on the street is difficult.  This event will take place on April 23rd from 5-8pm in Portland.  More >

Durante un viaje a Sayulita, México en 2009, Bryce, una Diseñadora Gráfica para Nike y Gemma, una Trabajadora Social en el Departamento de Investigaciones de la Crueldad de animales de PETA, vieron a muchos animales sin hogar, a menudo en parejas, corriendo en la playa y las calles. Los vendedores locales les daban alimentos y restos de comida, pero la vida de un animal que vive en la calle es difícil. Este evento se llevará a cabo el 23 de abril de 5 a 8 pm en Portland. Mas >
  Avocado Pie    
Avocado Pie

By Maria Zache 


You know those recipes that fly around a community as the latest "hot" trend. This past holiday season, Avocado Pie was just that kind of: "Have you tried... it's so easy... ohmygosh, it's so good..." recipe, quickly making the rounds in Sayulita. On New Year's Eve, I ran into friends on the way to a gathering; they were taking the pie as an offering to the midnight buffet. More >

¿Sabes esas recetas que andan por una comunidad como la última postre de moda? La temporada pasada, el pay de agacuate fue precisamente ese tipo, "¿has probado ... es tan fácil ... Diós mío, es tan buena ..." de recetarápidamente haciendo las rondas en Sayulita. En la víspera del Año Nuevo, me encontré con amigos en el camino a una reunión, y llevaban el pay como ofrenda al buffet de medianoche.  Mas >
  Sayulitanimals Fundraiser Thank You   


Sayulitanimals Fundraiser

Sayulitanimals would like to thank everyone who helped make the Catwalk Fashion Show a huge success. Many thanks to the beautiful models, participating boutiques, Don Pedro's, and all of the wonderful businesses and individuals for their personal contributions. We hope to see you at next seasons Catwalk event! Sayulitanimals is pleased to announce that $45,800 pesos were raised from the event, 100% is going directly to the Sayulitanimals programs.

Sayulitanimals quiere agradecer a todos los que ayudaron con el evento de modas para Sayulitanimals hacerlo un gran éxito. Muchas gracias a las bellas modelos, boutiques que participaron, Don Pedros, y todos los negocios y personas maravillosos por sus contribuciones personales. Esperamos verte en el próximo evento de moda para Sayulitanimals. Sayulitanimals se complace en anunciar que $45.800 pesos se recaudaron en el evento, el 100% va directamente a los programas de Sayulitanimals.

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GPS: Some New Signs
On The Punta De Mita Road   
By Grupo Pro SayulitaSigns on Punta De Mita Road
Did you know that Grupo Pro Sayulita rents the depot on the Punta de Mita Road?  This is where all the recyclables are gathered, sorted and then sold or distributed to places that will recycle - and not go into a landfill.  And there are dumpsters there to put your trash.  Without GPS' support, all that trash would just be scattered and piled up in the town. More >

¿Sabias que Grupo Pro Sayulita renta la estación en la carretera a Punta de Mita? Allí es donde todo el reciclable está reunido, clasificado y entonces vendido o distribuido a lugares que reciclan - y no entrarán en un vertedero. Hay contenedores allí a poner su basura. Sin el apoyo de GPS, todo esa basura sería dispersada y sería amontando en el pueblo. Mas >

  Surf: Local Surf Schools      
Sergio Surfing

By Justin Henderson 

For better or worse, in the past decade Sayulita has become one of Mexico's renowned surfing towns. For whatever reasons, though our in-town wave is rarely spectacular, Sayulita has produced national surfing champions and international competitors, and is or has been home to a couple of dozen world class surfers. People come here looking for the surfing vibe, whether it be to watch, to participate, or to learn. More >

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 Earning Their Brownies - Val & Doug      

By Josh and Shelly 


Val & DougTeaching class every morning, I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of people -local, visitor and visiting local (those who visit often and/or frequent enough that they feel local).Today I'd like to introduce you to a couple of visiting locals. They are a wonderful addition to town and soon to your belly and waistline. Confused?... Let me explain. Val & Doug came to class like many sweet pale Northerners - with a smile, motivation and a little sunburn. We were soon to learn, they are hardly ordinary. Val & Doug inspire change, openness and discipline.  More >
La enseñanza de clase todas las mañanas, he tenido el placer de conocer a mucha gente - los visitantes locales y visitantes locales (aquellos que visitan a menudo y / o frecuencia suficiente como para que se sienten locales). Hoy me gustaría presentarles a un par de locales de visita. Ellos son una adición maravillosa a la ciudad y pronto a su vientre y la cintura. Confundido? ... Me explico. Val y Doug llegó a la clase como muchos dulces norteños pálida - con una sonrisa, la motivación y una quemadura de sol poco. Estábamos muy pronto para aprender, es muy difícil ordinaria. Val y Doug inspirar el cambio, la apertura y la disciplina.  Mas >
Pet of the Week:  Kittens       
Four adorable gray and white tabby mix kittens were born to a beautiful but feral mama cat. The kittens are about 5-6 weeks old. One kitten will be adopted and we would like to find homes for the other 3 and potentially the mama cat.  Two of the kittens are mellower and smaller, and two are a little more feisty.  All four have been held and handled and are warming up nicely to human interaction. Easter is just around the corner -  skip the bunnies and chicks this year and adopt a kitten instead! 

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

Nacieron cuatro hermosos gatos blancos y grises pero la mama es asilvestrada. Los gatitos tienen entre 5 y 6 semanas. Uno de los gatitos sera adoptado y queremos encontrar hogares para los otros tres y tal vez para la mama. dos de los gatitos son mas chiquitos y tranquilos y otros dos son mas juguetones. Los cuatro han estado cerca de humanos y se estan acostumbrando al aftecto de humano. Ya viene pasquaro - olvidese de conejitos y pollitos, mejor adopte un gato.

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

Photo of the Week:
Cat Walk in Sayulita   
  Photos by Donna Day

Sayulitanimals Fashion Show Fundraiser


The Cat Walk is the term used to describe the runway that models strut down while wearing designer clothes. While Sayulita may not be one of the fashion capitals of the world, nor does it have a "cat walk," it does have it's share of fashionable women. They all showed up in droves for the 1st Annual Sayulita Animal Clinic Wine Tasting and Fashion Show - the best "cat walked" fashion show ever. The models & clothes were gorgeous, but in the end, the baby models stole the show.

La pasarela es lo que las modelos utilizan para caminar y enseñar sus atuendos. Tal vez Sayulita no sea la capital de moda del mundo, ni tiene una pasarela, pero hay mujeresaquí que saben de moda y todas llegaron al evento de modas y pruebas de vino para Sayulitanimals - el mejor evento de modas y las modelos de Sayulita.  La ropa y modelos eran hermosas, pero al final eran los modelos bebés que llamaron más la atencion de todos.


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Interview With:
Zeferino Gallardo Ibarra 

Interview by Leah Jewall 

 Photo by Donna Day

Check out the awesome video of Zeferino Gallardo Ibarra filmed here in Sayulita.  

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Ver el video interesante de Zeferino Gallardo Ibarra que se filmó aquí en Sayulita. Haga click para ver el video.


¿Dónde naciste y por cuánto tiempo vives en Sayulita?

Nací en Caponeta, Nayarit, y estoy viviendo en Sayulita desde pequeño; recuerdo asistir a la escuela primaria cuando se ubicó en lo que ahora es la Casa de Cultura.


Where you were born and how long have you lived in Sayulita?

I was born in Caponeta, Nayarit, and have lived in Sayulita since I was small; I remember attending the primary school when it used to be in what is now the Casa de Cultura.

¿Historia de la familia?

Soy soltero y tengo 5 hermanas. Tres de ellas están casadas y tengo muchos sobrinos.


Family history?

I'm a bachelor, and I have 5 sisters. Three of them are married, and I have many nieces and nephews.


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Ian & Kerry Hodge
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