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Sayulita downtown Sayulita Days are soon approaching and everyone is getting excited. This annual town fair comes every February offering vendors, taco stands, rides and games for the whole family leading up to February 24th, Flag Day. Sayulita Days will be getting underway sometime next week and if you walk past the baseball field today, you can see a few rides still on the back of trucks and getting ready to set up for the fair. There will be more to come soon!
February weather has been spectacular with sunny days and as you can see pictured right, the downtown palms that line the pedestrian streets sway in a cool breeze. These are perfect days for beach-goers in Sayulita!  


Thank you for reading El Sayulero 


Lindsay Walter 

Editor, El Sayulero


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Saludos a nuestros 8,533 lectores
Sayulita Days pronto van a llegar cuando el pueblo celebra cada febrero la feria del pueblo. Habra vendedores, puestos de tacos, juegos mecanicos y juegos con premios para toda la familia. La feria culmina el dia de la bandera, el 24 de febrero. Sayulita Days empezaran la siguiente semana y si pasas por el campo de beisbol hoy veras que hay camionetas con juegos mecanicos ya preparandose para la feria. Mas llegaran pronto!

El clima este febrero es espectacular con dias soleados y como puedes ver en la foto arriba, las palmas en las calles peatones se mueven con el viento del mar. Estos son dias perfectos para irse a la playa en Sayulita! 


Lindsay Walter 

Editora:  El Sayulero


Everybody is Recommending Sayulita!

Sayuleros have no doubt noticed quite a few of the new "Sayulita Recommended" plaques hanging around in local shops and businesses.  These attractive plaques allow any local or visitor to easily scan the custom QR code with their smart phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc) and instantly write a review of the business online.  Try it out the next time you are in town and help share the Sayulita love!


In addition, thousands of local and visitor reviews can be found throughout the SayulitaLife.com website on all of the home and business pages.  The actual Recommendation Page on SayulitaLife.com allows readers to easily:

  • View the newest and freshest recommendations
  • See businesses/rental with the most recommendations
  • Quickly write a recommendation for any Sayulita business or rental 

Thanks for caring and we all look forward to reading new reviews.  Get to typing Sayuleros!


Sin duda los Sayuleros han notado placas de "Sayulita Recomendado" que estan colgando en varios negocios y tiendas de Sayulita. Estas placas atractivas escanean el codigo QR con celulares inteligentes (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc) e instantaneamente el cliente puede escribir su recomendacion en linea. Pruebalo ahora y la proxima vez que estas en el centro comparte tu amor por Sayulita!


Ademas, miles de recomendaciones de locales y visitantes se pueden encontrar en el sitio web de SayulitaLife.com en cada pagina de casa y negocio. La pagina de Recommendaciones en SayulitaLife.com permite los lectores:


  • Ver las recomendaciones mas actuales
  • Ver las recomendaciones mas recientes de negocios y rentas
  • Facilmente escribir una recomendacion para cualquier casa de renta y negocio


Gracias por su consideracion y esperamos leer sus recomendaciones. A escribir Sayuleros! 


Road Closure Announcement 


no cars The road leading to Playa Los Muertos at the end of Calle Ninos Heroes will be periodically closed through out the month of February. The road will undergo improvements that have been funded and organized by homeowners in the neighborhood. Roadwork is expected to begin on February 15th and it is estimated to take 10 days to two weeks. The road is not expected to be closed the entire time, but periodically during this period. The road may be closed for up to three days at a time for smaller cars while bigger trucks may not be able to pass through this route for up to one week. The alternative route to Playa Los Muertos is via the beach road leading around past Villa Amor Hotel.

La calle que va hacia Playa Los Muertos al final de la calle Ninos Heroes sera clausurado de vez en cuando durante este mes de febrero mientras recibe mejorias en la calle y le ponen pavimento. La obra empezara la siguiente semana y durara aproximadamente dos semanas. La calle no va a estar cerrada todo el tiempo, solo periodicamente durante mientras los propietarios de casas ogranizan esta obra. La calle puede estar cerrada unos dias para los carros chicos y hasta una semana para camiones mas grandes. La otra ruta hacia Playa Los Muertos es por la orilla de la playa pasando Hotel Villa Amor.


Question of the Week:
What is your favorite restaurant in Sayulita, and what do you order?



"Sayulita Cafe Chile Relleno is my favorite place to go eat, and I love their tortilla soup!"


"A mi favorito se llama Sayulita Cafe Chile Relleno y me encanta su sopa de tortilla."


-Zoey Glavicich, Sayulita

Sayulita Is for Everybody:
Interview with Gabriel Fernandez  

By Timothy Kelly 

Gabe was born in the Palm Springs area to Mexican parents who were in the United States under the protection of the Bracero Program. The Bracero Program (named for the Spanish term bracero, "strong-arm") was a series of laws and diplomatic agreements, initiated by an August 1942 exchange of diplomatic notes between the United States and Mexico, for the importation of temporary contract laborers from Mexico to the United States. American president Franklin D. Roosevelt met with Mexican president Manuel Ávila Camacho in Monterrey, Mexico to discuss Mexico as part of the Allies in World War II and the Bracero Program. After the expiration of the initial agreement in 1947, the program was continued in agriculture under a variety of laws and administrative agreements until its formal end in 1964.  Read entire interview

Gabe nació en el área de Palm Springs para padres mexicanos que se encontraban en los Estados Unidos bajo la protección del Programa Bracero. El Programa Bracero (llamado así por el bracero término español "mano dura") fue una serie de leyes y acuerdos diplomáticos, iniciado por una agosto 1942 intercambio de notas diplomáticas entre Estados Unidos y México, para la importación de trabajadores con contrato temporal de México a los Estados Unidos. El presidente estadounidense Franklin D. Roosevelt se reunió con el presidente de México, Manuel Ávila Camacho en Monterrey, México para discutir a México como parte de los aliados en la Segunda Guerra Mundial y el Programa Bracero. Después de la expiración del contrato inicial en 1947, el programa continuó en la agricultura bajo una variedad de leyes y acuerdos administrativos hasta su finalización formal en 1964.  Leer toda la entrevista
Sayulita Business Owner Takes Action    

By Nicki Cooper



Sayulita business is growing fast, and staying ahead of the curve will make all of the difference. Javier Chavez, owner of Wildmex, knows smart business equals success.Chavez is a member of AMTAVE, a Mexican association for adventure and eco-tourism, and was given the opportunity to attend a business training course with a focus on organization for small businesses.  More


Los negocios en Sayulita están creciendo rápidamente y mantenerse en la línea de vanguardia, marcará la diferencia. Javier Chávez, propietario de Wildmex, sabe que negocio inteligente es igual a éxito. Chávez es miembro de AMTAVE, una asociación mexicana para la aventura y el ecoturismo, y se le dio la oportunidad de asistir a un curso de formación empresarial con un enfoque en la organización de las pequeñas empresas.   Mas

CVIS 6th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser  

By Nicki Cooper



For those who don't know, Costa Verde International School (CVIS) is one of the finest private educations available with a focus on advanced learning and ecofriendly lifestyles.  The dedicated teachers, staff, and volunteers share a passion for child education beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic.  They are committed to a full life education including dance, exercise, art, and saving our planet one person at a time.  If money did not dictate quality, these amazing people would never ask for it; unfortunately, it is the only way to offer higher education.  For this reason, CVIS is holding their sixth annual scholarship fundraiser.  More


Para aquellos que no lo sepan, Costa Verde International School (CVIS) es una de las mejores escuelas disponible de educación privada, con un enfoque en el aprendizaje avanzado y en estilos de vida ecológicos. Los maestros dedicados, el personal y voluntarios, comparten la pasión por la educación del niño más allá de la lectura, escritura y aritmética. Ellos están comprometidos con una educación de vida completa, incluyendo el baile, el ejercicio, el arte y la concienciación de salvar nuestro planeta. Sí el dinero no dictara la calidad, estas personas increíbles nunca le pedirían pero, por desgracia, es la única manera de ofrecer educación superior. Por esta razón, CVIS celebra su sexta edición anual de becas para recaudar fondos.  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.  


Bite This: The Ribeye Steak at Don Juan's  

A visit to Don Juan, or several, will give you the opportunity to dine in an excellent restaurant that is functioning at the very top of its game. This rib eye steak was savory and tender and well grilled to the exact done-ness I had asked for. The sauce was light and piquant, the vegetables were actually cooked and the mashed potatoes were fluffy and light. On top of the steak were crispy onion slivers as thin as can be.  More
Una visita a  Don Juan, o varios, le dará la oportunidad de cenar en un excelente restaurante que funciona en la parte superior de su juego. Este filete de costilla era sabroso y tierno a la parrilla bien al hecho exacta-dad que había pedido. La salsa era luz y picante, las verduras se cocinan en realidad y el puré de papas eran suaves y ligeros. En la parte superior de la carne eran crujientes rodajas de cebolla tan delgadas como puede ser. Mas
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Tickets Still On Sale For Vagina Monologues
Live Theatre Sayulita Performance

Tickets are now available for Live Theater Sayulita (LTS)'s production of Vagina Monologues. The production is slated for Thursday, February 14, 2013, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 and the play begins at 7:30. Tickets are $400 pesos and include Los Afortunados' famed three-pasta dinner and one beverage. More


Los boletos ya están disponibles para Live Theater Sayulita (LTS) 's la producción de monólogos de la vagina. La producción está programada para el Jueves, 14 de febrero 2013, las puertas abren a las 6 pm, cena a las 6:30 y el juego comienza a las 7:30. Los boletos cuestan $ 400 pesos e incluye el famoso Los Afortunados "tres pastas cena y una bebida. Mas 

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GPS: First Annual Sayulita Salud Fiesta

On Sunday, March 10, Sayulita will celebrate its First Annual 'Sayulita Salud!". The entire Community will gather in the Plaza to participate in and watch the parade and fiesta centered around the arrival of the new Fire Engine, Ambulance and Chipper coming to Sayulita. More 


El domingo, 10 de marzo de Sayulita celebrará su anual Primera Sayulita Salud! ". Toda la comunidad se reunirán en la Plaza para participar y ver el desfile y la fiesta en torno a la llegada del nuevo motor de Bomberos, Ambulancia y Chipper llegando a Sayulita. Mas 

Sandrita's en la Manana
Opens For Breakfast Daily    


The eagerly anticipated Sandrita's en la Manana has recently opened for breakfast in the same location as Sayulita's famous taqueria,  Tacos on the Street. A restaurant that has been part of Sayuilta for almost 4 years, but originated in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and has been opened there for 21years and counting! Famous for the best Carne Asada Tacos in the Bahia area, Sandrita continued the tradition in Sayulita, but added a variaty of other taco options this season and re-opened her Cafe and Bakery in the same location during the mornings. More 


La esperada apertura de Sandrita en la Manana acaba de abrir para el desayuno en el mismo lugar que taqueria famoso Sayulita, Tacos on the Street. Un restaurante que ha sido parte de Sayuilta por casi 4 años, pero se originó en La Cruz de Huanacaxtle y se ha abierto allí por 21 años y contando! Famoso por los mejores tacos de carne asada en el área de Bahía, Sandrita continuó la tradición en Sayulita, pero añadió un variaty de otras opciones de tacos esta temporada y volvió a abrir su Cafe and Bakery en el mismo lugar durante las mañanas. Mas 

Pueblo Magico: More Color For Our Public Art   

Plaza Object


About a year ago, I wrote about public art and gave some examples of what might happen in Sayulita (you can still read it in ElSayulero's GPS archives).  Unfortunately, government bureaucrats didn't read the article and certainly have little aesthetic sense.  Which is why Sayulita ended up with an entrance gate (one of four installed in the region) and the red metal sculpture on the plaza. More 


Hace aproximadamente un año, escribí sobre arte público y dio algunos ejemplos de lo que podría suceder en Sayulita (todavía se puede leer en el GPS ElSayulero de archivos). Por desgracia, los burócratas del gobierno no leyó el artículo y sin duda tienen poco sentido de la estética. Es por eso que Sayulita terminó con una puerta de entrada (uno de los cuatro instalados en la región) y la escultura de metal rojo en la plaza. Mas 

Upcoming Events in Sayulita 

Community Calendar 




Eileen Loftus
Arte de Sayulita "Art Stroll" with Eileen Loftus

Date: Saturday February 9th and Sunday February 10th
First Art Show of the Season! Artist Eileen Loftus showing "Freedoms of my Life". Opening reception Saturday February 9th and 10th. 5Pm to 9Pm. Eileen is a Sayulita resident trained in Creative Arts at the University of Illinois, Springfield.

Evelyne Boren Exhibition Evelyne Boren Exhibition, Water Color Demonstration and Auction

Date: Friday February 15th
At the Punta Sayulita Beach House. Punta Sayulita is pleased to invite you to attend a very special intimate
evening with internationally acclaimed artist and Sayulita resident, Evelyne Boren. Known for her vibrant watercolors and beautifully textured oils, Evelyne's 4,500 paintings are now on display in private collections around the world.

Meet Evelyne and watch her paint a colorful watercolor from beginning to end. Bidding will continue throughout the evening until the painting is finished. All proceeds of the demonstration will go to the Punta Sayulita Foundation's children's art program which was founded in 2010 by Evelyne
Boren and Punta Sayulita. Also, 10% of all sales of her paintings will go to
the Punta Sayulita Foundation.

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:  "Poopie" 



Poopie is a small, 2 year old,  special needs girl. She was found homeless and covered in dread locks. She was previously hit by a car, but never taken to the vets so her back end healed incorrectly. She now has problems holding in her bowel movements, but is getting stronger and better everyday. Poopie loves going on walks and getting lots of affection.This little girl is very calm and has so much love to give.  She would love it if you had a safe space in your yard for her to call her "Fur-ever" home.


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


Poopie es una perrita pequena de dos anos que requiere nececidades especiales. Se encontro sin hogar y cubierta en rastas. La habian atropellado con un carro pero nunca fue llevada a un veterinario asi que su espalda nunca se recupero bien. Ahora tiene problemas aguantando su excremento, pero esta mejorando cada dia. A Poopie le gusta caminar y recibir carinos. Esta chica es muy tranquila y tiene mucho amor para dar. Le encantaria tener un lugar seguro en tu jardin donde puede llamar su hogar.  


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

Photo of the Week:   Tacos on the Street   

Photos by Donna Day Photography



Sayulita is full of little taco stands on the street and pretty much all of them a good. But here on the North side of town, the place where we all go is called "Tacos On The Street." Sandrita and Jorge have one of the few taco places to offer actual grilled vegetables on their veggie tacos.  They also have the best steamed fish tacos ever on Thursdays and steak tacos all the time, not to mention all the great desserts that Sandrita bakes daily. 


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Sayulita esta lleno de puestos de tacos y todos son muy buenos. Sin embargo, aqui por el lado norte el lugar donde ir se llama "Tacos on the Street". Sandrita y Jorge ofrecen verduras asadas en sus tacos vegetarianos. Tambien ofrecen tacos de pescado los jueves y tacos de carne asada todos los dias, y eso es sin mencionar todos los postres deliciosos que Sandrita hornea todos los dia.  


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