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Super Bowl Fever will be taking over Sayulita this weekend and there are a variety of bars and restaurants that will be broadcasting the game this Sunday and hosting some great Super Bowl parties. See the list below and start planning your Super Bowl Sunday outing with friends and family in Sayulita.

As local events and fundraisers approach in the upcoming month, it is time when the Sayulita community really comes together. Whether it's to raise funds for a hospital bill after a severe accident, in the case of local surfer Renee Torres (read article below about an upcoming fundraiser for Renee) or taking part in in the activities, workshops and classes being help in February at the Casa de la Cultura (read article below on the Casa de la Cultura projects in full swing) or if you will be attending the 6th annual Costa Verde International School fundraiser party at the end of the month, everyone in Sayulita can find something to do and participate in for a good cause, meet new people and feel a true sense of community.

Thank you to all our readers and contributors and enjoy the following articles this week! 


Lindsay Walter 

Editor, El Sayulero


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Saludos a nuestros 8,517 lectores
La fiebre del Super Bowl se hará cargo de Sayulita este fin de semana y hay una gran variedad de bares y restaurantes que se emita el partido de este domingo y alberga a unos grandes partidos de Super Bowl. Consulte la siguiente lista y comenzar a planificar su excursión de domingo del Super Bowl con los amigos y familiares en Sayulita.

Mientras los eventos locales y eventos para recaudar fondos acercarse en el próximo mes, es el momento en que la comunidad de Sayulita realmente se junta. Ya sea para recaudar fondos para un proyecto de ley hospital después de un accidente grave, en el caso de los locales Torres surfista Renee (leer artículo siguiente acerca de un evento para recaudar fondos próxima para Renee) o participar en las actividades, talleres y clases que son de ayuda en febrero en el Casa de la Cultura (leer artículo siguiente en la Casa de la Cultura proyectos en pleno desarrollo) o si va a asistir a la sexta anual Costa Verde Escuela Internacional de fiesta para recaudar fondos al final del mes, todos en Sayulita puede encontrar algo que hacer y participar en una buena causa, conocer gente nueva y sentir un verdadero sentido de comunidad.

¡Gracias a todos nuestros lectores y colaboradores y disfrutar de los siguientes artículos de esta semana!


Lindsay Walter 

Editora:  El Sayulero


Email of the Week!



Hi Sayulita Life,

I'm not sure if you have made some changes or things are just picking up but I wanted to say that our reservation requests from Sayulitalife have really picked up over the past few months. Over the past few years it has been pretty slow with requests from your site but lately it has been great and I wanted to say thanks and if it is something you are doing or have changed, keep it up!

Sayulita, Mexico

Hola Sayulita Life,

No estoy seguro si han hecho cambios pero quiero decirles que mis reservaciones han aumentado de SayulitaLife en los ultimos meses. En los ultimos anos todo iba lento con respeto a solicitudes de su sitio web pero ultimamente mas solicitudes me llegan y quiero agradacerlos y si es algo que ustedes estan haciendo o cambiando, sigue haciendolo!

Casa Duende
Sayulita, Mexico


Super Bowl XLVII Events in Sayulita
Sunday February 3rd


Super Bowl Sunday

Don Pedro`s Restaurant:  Will have Super Bowl in full HD on 3 flat screens down stairs and a large HD projection screen (3mx2m) upstairs. Special appetizers to be served: Garlic Chile Wings, Asian style Spare Ribs and Super Nachos. Don Pedro`s still has squares available on the game pool for anyone with to participate.

Don Chow's: Super Bowl Party at Don Chow's will be serving sushi and having a BBQ. Flat screen TVs will be showing the game. Come early to reserve your space as tables are limited. Bar opens at noon.

Los Afortunados: Open from 4:30 until the game is over. Special Super Bowl Sunday Menu will include: Arrachera Steak Sandwiches, Charbroiled Chorizo Skewers, Bleu Cheese Burgers, Spinach Salads, Chips and Salsa and Guacamole. Enjoy $15 peso beer anytime that the 49ers are in the lead!

Sayulita Public House: Only a few tables left to be reserved! Sayulita Public House has installed a 55" screen with Shaw Direct on the patio for the Super Bowl. There will a game pool, and live music after the game!

Iguana Gardens: Don miss the Super Bowl party and BBQ happening this Sunday at the Iguana Gardens. Super Bowl Sunday food and drink specials will be served. There will be a half time Ping Pong tournament! Bring the whole family!

Bar Escondido: Escondido will be showing the game on the flat screens and will have a couple of Super Bowl drink specials such as the Raven and 49er theme cocktails. Bar Escondido will be opening an hour early at 4:00 PM for the big game! Go 49ers!


Sayulita Is for Everybody:
Interview with Oswaldo Vallejo 

By Timothy Kelly 

One thing that stands out about Oswaldo Vallejo is his passion for Mexico and for Sayulita in particular. My first contact with Oswaldo was through an interview he gave to this newsletter years ago, when I wasn't even sure when I was coming down to retire in our pueblo. There never was any doubt that I would retire in this "quiet little fishing village"; it was only a matter of when. At that time, Oswaldo was working with the Delegado's Office and directing the affairs of the Casa de la Cultura. Things have changed since that article was written a few years ago.  Read entire interview

Una cosa que destaca de Oswaldo Vallejo es su pasión por México y por Sayulita en particular. Mi primer contacto con Oswaldo fue a través de una entrevista que concedió a este boletín años, cuando yo ni siquiera estaba seguro de que cuando yo bajaba a retirarse en nuestro pueblo. Nunca hubo ninguna duda de que me retiraría en este "tranquilo pueblo de pescadores", sino que era sólo una cuestión de cuándo. En ese momento, Oswaldo estaba trabajando con la Oficina del Delegado y dirigir los asuntos de la Casa de la Cultura. Las cosas han cambiado desde que el artículo fue escrito hace unos años.  Leer toda la entrevista
Call to Sayulita to Save a Local's Life   

By Nicki Cooper



Some of you may know Renee Torres, a local surfing instructor and resident of Sayulita for the last fifteen years.  For those of you who don't, Renee is a quiet man with a calm and kind demeanor who is often seen riding his bike or riding a wave.  A couple weeks ago Renee was in a motorcycle accident and was rushed from hospital to hospital to get the treatment he needed.  He went through three surgeries within ten days to repair all the internal organ damage.  He has been released, but now owes $12,000 U.S. dollars for all the medical expenses.  More 


Algunos de ustedes conocen a Renee Torres, un instructor de surfing local y residente de Sayulita hace quince años. Para aquellos que no lo conocen, Renee es un hombre tranquilo, con una actitud calmada y amable que a menudo se ve montado en su bicicleta o montar una ola. Hace dos semanas Renee tuvo un accidente de moto y fue trasladado de urgencia de hospital a hospital para recibir el tratamiento que necesitaba. Pasó por tres operaciones dentro de los diez días para reparar todo el daño a los órganos internos. Él ha sido puesto en libertad, pero ahora debe $ 12.000 dólares por todos los gastos médicos.  Mas

GPS Fundraiser 2013 
Fiesta 2012
GPS Fiesta 2012
The GPS Fiesta Fundraiser this year promises to be even more fabulous! We are having the Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars entertain us and send us dancing into the night which promises colour, style and fun! Be assured you will find your favourite auction items, great bargains and of course Don Pedro's sit down dinner. You can reserve a front row table from Jack Jones and other reserved tables from Bambi Schwarz.You can get a membership and a ticket deal by buying online at www.prosayulita.org . We sold out last year well before dinner time so buy early. Donating tickets online would be a way to support a needy fiesta goer by making this note online with Paypal. We will see you there, 5 pm , Wednesday March 13, 2013.

El GPS Fiesta para recaudar fondos este año promete ser aún más fabuloso! Vamos a tener las Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars nos entretienen y nos envía a bailar en la noche. Tenemos un tema que promete folklore color, el estilo y la diversión! Tengan la seguridad de que encontrará sus artículos de la subasta favoritos, grandes negocios y, por supuesto Don Pedro sentarse cena. Puede reservar una mesa en primera fila de Jack Jones y otras mesas reservadas de Bambi Schwarz.You puede obtener una membresía y mucho billete al comprar en línea en  www.prosayulita.org. Hemos vendido el año pasado mucho antes de la hora de comer así que compre temprano. La donación de boletos en línea sería una forma de apoyar a los necesitados goer fiesta al hacer esto en línea con la nota de Paypal. Nos vemos allí a las 5 pm, el Miércoles 13 de Marzo 2013.
Making Waves Art Exhibit  

By Nicki Cooper



On Thursday night, the book store held an art exhibition, Making Waves, for Ed Rinas, one of the owners, and Jim Starkey.  The event was a success both for those who wanted to view the amazing pieces and for those who wanted to know the processes for each type of art work.  All the art was Sayulita inspired pieces from waves to plaza, land to culture.  The exhibit was only for the evening but you can still find their work around town, if something catches your eye  More


En la noche del jueves, la tienda de libros celebró una exposición de arte, Making Waves, para Ed Rinas, uno de los dueños, y Starkey Jim. El evento fue todo un éxito, tanto para los que querían ver las piezas maravillosas y para aquellos que querían conocer los procesos para cada tipo de obra de arte. Todo el arte era Sayulita piezas inspiradas de las olas a plaza, la tierra a la cultura. La exhibición fue sólo por la noche, pero todavía se puede encontrar su trabajo en la ciudad, si hay algo que te llame la atención.  Mas

Casa de Risa For Sale By Owner
Price Reduced to Only $197.5K USD



Casa de Risa Huge Price Reduction! Now $197,500 USD.  Best Investment in Sayulita! Recently remodeled and sleeps 7! Great rental income property!


Casa De Risa is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom property in immaculate condition located on the quiet south end of Sayulita. Casa de Risa is move-in ready and fully furnished. This well-maintained property is a great family home due to it's great location, fabulous outdoor living space and open-floor plan.  


Casa De La Cultura February Events    

By Nicki Cooper 




Casa de la Cultura offers so much to the town of Sayulita, for children and adults of all social and ethnic status.  This is a place for people to learn, grow, and expand their Sayulita experience.  February will be a very full month with events and projects open to the public including their regular schedule of classes. More
Casa de la Cultura ofrece tanto para el pueblo de Sayulita, para niños y adultos de todo nivel social y étnica. Este es un lugar para la gente a aprender, crecer y ampliar su experiencia en Sayulita. Febrero será un mes muy completo con eventos y proyectos abiertos al público, incluyendo su horario regular de clases. Mas
Bite This: The Red Snapper with Archiote Sauce
At Villa Amor's "O" Restaurant 

This marvelous looking dish from  Villa Amor's "O" Restaurant, red snapper with a mildly-spiced achiote sauce, would merit a fine review as an architectural study, a sculpture by an avant garde artist or a treat by a very creative chef. It not only was great fun to eat, it was a wonderful dish to deconstruct and a sure conversation starter. I loved it before I tasted it!.  More
Este plato maravilloso en el Restaurante "O" de Villa Amor, el huachinango con salsa de achiote con especias, que amerita una buena resena como un estudio de arquitectura, una escultura de un artista de vanguardia o una golosina por un chef muy creativo. No sólo fue muy divertido para comer, era un plato maravilloso para deconstruir y un arrancador seguro de la conversación. Me encantó, antes de que lo habia probado. Mas
Top Recommendations of the Week
          Escondido Wine Bar               Casa Margarita Del Cielo
                 1 Recommendation                             2 Recommendations

Costa Verde International School Fundraiser February 20th at Don Pedro's Beach Front 
CVIS Beach Party
Sayulita Terrenal: We Are What We Eat

 Sayulita Terrenal opened last season in Sayulita and is the third store of a chain of health stores initiated in Monterrey, Mexico as part of Amayal, Educational Health Center, which was created 10 years ago. Sayulita Terrenal's first goal is to educate people as to the meaning of live food that nurtures, through workshops, films, talks and documentaries and then have the products available here in the Sayulita Terrenal location for those who seek good health and organic alternatives More


Sayulita Terrenal abrió la temporada pasada en Sayulita y es la tercera tienda de una cadena de tiendas de salud iniciado en Monterrey, México, como parte de Amayal, un Centro Educativo de Salud, que se creó hace 10 años. El primer objetivo de Sayulita Terrenal es educar a la gente en cuanto al significado de alimento vivo que alimenta, a través de talleres, películas, entrevistas y documentales y luego tener los productos disponibles aquí en la ubicación Sayulita Terrenal para aquellos que buscan una buena salud. Mas 

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Sayulita Investment Realty
Grupo Pro Sayulita New Board Member Bios

As suggested last week, I'd like to introduce you to the new Board of Grupo Pro Sayulita. I feel very fortunate to work alongside them and look forward to all the great things we are going to accomplish to better our entire community! Here are the bios and some information on our Grupo Pro Sayulita board members: More


Como sugirió la semana pasada, me gustaría presentarles a la nueva Junta Directiva de Grupo Pro Sayulita. Me siento muy afortunado de trabajar con ellos y esperamos que todas las grandes cosas que se van a realizar para mejorar nuestra comunidad entera! Mas 

Pueblo Magico: An Architectural Landmark   

It's almost a toss up with Don Pedro's (which anchors the beach and is part of every beach shot used in magazines) but I think I'd have to say that the landlmark of Sayulita is Calypso. Give credit to the Rodriquez family and their architect, Ropy. I don't go back as far as many residents, but I still remember when the space that is now Calypso was just a rough hangout for teenagers. It was one of two "not-so-great-second-floor-spaces" facing each other. More 


Es casi un cara o cruz con Don Pedro (que ancla la playa y es parte de todas las playas de disparo utilizado en las revistas), pero creo que tendría que decir que el landlmark de Sayulita es Calypso. Dar crédito a la familia Rodríguez y su arquitecto y fibroso. Yo no voy hacia atrás tanto como muchos residentes, pero todavía recuerdo cuando el espacio que ahora Calypso era sólo un lugar de reunión áspera para los adolescentes. Fue uno de los dos "no-tan-grande-del segundo piso-espacios" frente a frente. Mas 

Sayulitanimals Protecting Sayulita   

We've all heard about canine vaccinations, but is it really that important?  Life here seems ideal, so why should we worry about shots for our dogs?  Let me tell you.  Sayulita has had an increase in tragic deaths for our furry friends due to canine distemper.  The last few months has brought much sadness to many dog owners and pain to many owned and street dogs.  You can prevent this with a basic, inexpensive, and harmless vaccine for your dog. More 


Todos hemos oído hablar de las vacunas caninas, pero, ¿es realmente tan importante? La vida aquí parece ideal, así que ¿por qué deberíamos preocuparnos acerca de las vacunas para nuestros perros? Déjame que te diga. Sayulita ha tenido un aumento en las muertes trágicas para nuestros amigos peludos debido a moquillo canino. En los últimos meses ha traído mucha tristeza para muchos propietarios de perros y dolor a muchos perros con propietario y de la calle. Esto se puede evitar con una vacuna básica, barata e inocua para su perro. Mas 

Upcoming Events in Sayulita 

Community Calendar 




Afrodesiacos at Yambak Bar
Saturday February 2nd

The Afrodesiacos will be playing live at Yambak bar on Saturday February 2nd. Don't miss this amazing band play starting at 9:00 pm.

Fiesta de Candelaria Fiesta de Candelario

Date: Saturday February 2nd
Our friend, Tim, found the baby in the rosca, and we are having a party! Join us between 9pm and 10:30pm at Yah-Yah Cafe for a FREE tamal. Try it with our delicious hot chocolate or the best coffee in town! Party starts at 9:00 pm.

CVIS Beach Party Costa Verde International School Fundraiser
Date: Wednesday February 20th
Join us on the beach at Don Pedro's restaurant for the 6th annual Costa Verde International School fundraiser party starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets sold at CVIS, Avalos, and Chocobanana. $500 pesos includes one drink and dinner.

San Pancho Music Festival San Pancho Music Festival
Date: Friday February 22 - February 24
San Pancho has announced their annual 3-day Music Festival will be held Friday, Feb.
22nd through Sunday, Feb. 24th in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico. The Music Festival is celebrating it's 13th year, and as always there will be no charge to the public. The Music Festival will feature performing artists from the region of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, as well as musicians from the United States and Latin America. The event will begin at 5pm each day, with performances up until 11pm each night.




Add your upcoming event to the Sayulita Community Calendar 

Pet of the Week:  "Gi Gi" 

 Gi Gi


Gi Gi was found on New Years day in heat and very exhausted. She is now spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. Gi Gi is very sweet and mellow. She is house trained and does well living inside a house. She gets along well with dogs, cats and LOVES children! She has great off-leash recall. Are you ready to make this beautiful girl a new member of your family?


To adopt an animal or donate to Sayulitanimals contact: sayulitanimals@hotmail.com 


Gi Gi se econtro el dia de ano nuevo en el calor y muy exhausta. Ahora esta esterilizada y ha recibido todas sus vacunas. Gi Gi es muy dulce y tranquila. Esta entrenada para ir al bano afuera y le gusta vivir en una casa. Se lleva bien con otros perros, gatos y le encantan los ninos. Es buena para andar sin correa. Estas listo para hacer miembro de la familia esta dulcura?  


Para adoptar un animal o donar a Sayultianimals contacta: sayulitanimals@hotmail.com

Photo of the Week: 
A Lazy Day on Sayulita's Beach  

Photos by Donna Day Photography



Because it's so beautiful...  Some of my favorite photos I take are for weddings because there are so many beautiful places to shoot here in Sayulita. Here are a few of my favorites.    


More Photos


Porque es muy bonito... Algunas de mis fotos favoritas que tomo son de bodas porque hay tantos lugares hermosos aqui en Sayulita donde tomar las fotos para las bodas. Aqui hay unas de mis favoritas.   


 Mas Fotos 

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