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Flower Sales Sayulita celebrated Valentines day yesterday with plenty to do last night with your sweetheart! Restaurants and bars were filled with couples celebrating the occasion and even single friends were gathering together. In Mexico, Valentine's Day is also known as "Dia de Amor y Amistad", Love and Friendship Day, so even if you were single, you could celebrate and enjoy some of the entertainment in town last night. I love Valentine's day in Sayulita particularly because on every corner there are beautiful bouquets of flowers to be sold. The streets were definitely beautified with traditional roses and elaborate flower arrangements.
Sayulita Days are almost here! The baseball field where the fair sets up is starting to fill with rides and games. This weekend will kick off the fair which runs through February 24th, Mexico's flag day. If you are in Sayulita, bring the whole family to the fair where there is something for everybody! 


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Lindsay Walter 

Editor, El Sayulero




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Saludos a nuestros 8,533 lectores
Sayulita celebro el día de San Valentín ayer y había mucho que hacer por la noche con tu pareja! Restaurantes y bares estaban llenos de parejas que celebraron la ocasión y incluso solteros que querian reunirse con amigos. En México, el Día de San Valentín también es conocido como "Día de Amor y Amistad", por lo que incluso si eres soltero, puedes celebrar y disfrutar de algunos de los espectáculos en el pueblo. Me gusta el día de San Valentín en Sayulita porque en cada esquina hay hermosos ramos de flores que se venden. Las calles estaban embellecidas con rosas y arreglos tradicionales flores.
Días de Sayulita están casi aquí! El campo de béisbol donde la feria establece empieza a llenar con maquinas y juegos. Este fin de semana dará inicio a la feria que se extiende hasta 24 de febrero, día de la bandera de México.
Si estas en Sayulita, trae toda la familia a la feria. Hay algo para todos. 


Lindsay Walter 

Editora:  El Sayulero


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Costa Verde International School
6th Annual Fundraiser


CVIS Beach Party

* Live auction items include two surfboards and the Costa Verde kids art


* Asian cuisine by Don Pedro's

* Full bar along with special Asian inspired cocktails.

* DJ Paladub.

* Artistic performance and dance ensemble created by Omar and Rocio of Performance Kin, Sara Huerta and Ariel Sainz

All proceeds will benefit the scholarship program at Costa Verde International School which currently assists 45% of the children now attending.

Don't miss it! Always a great party and great fun!!

Tickets are going fast and being sold at CVIS, Avalos Realty and Choco Banana.

please contact  info@colegiocostaverde.com  for questions or more information 
Sayulita Is for Everybody:
Interview with Hortencia Toro  

By Timothy Kelly 

I met Hortencia quite by accident at the gym one morning when I first came to Sayulita, but have since come to know and love her for her strength, beauty, purpose, and dedication to her family. "Tencha" was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, and spent virtually all of her childhood there. Some of her favorite memories are of the sports club where she played soccer and tennis. Always athletic, she still plays soccer, surfs when she has time, and runs on the beach. If you're out early enough, you may see Tencha running with her chihuahua, Clarita.  Read entire interview

Conoci a Hortencia por accidente en el gimnasio una manana cuando llegue por primera vez a Sayulita, pero desde entonces han llegado a conocer y amar a ella por su fuerza, su belleza, su proposito y su dedicacion a su familia. "Tencha", nacio en Guadalajara, Jalisco, y paso casi toda su infancia alli. Algunos de sus mejores recuerdos son del club deportivo donde jugaba al futbol y el tenis. Siempre fue una atletica, todavía juega el futbol,  y se ejercisia en la playa. Si estas fuera lo suficientemente temprano, puedes ver Tencha corriendo con su chihuahua, Clarita.  Leer toda la entrevista
A Valentine's Day for Sayulita      

By Nicki Cooper




Valentine's Day is many things to many people, and to some nothing at all. Much applause to Sayulita for embracing everyone with a vibe to fit every mood.

If a night of romantic love was for you, places like D'luscious and Tropical House offered special Valentine's Day menus coupled with candle light and comfort.



El día de San Valentín significa muchas cosas para mucha gente, pero nada cierto en absoluto. Muchos aplauden a Sayulita, donde el ambiente se adapta para abrazar cada estado de ánimo.  Mas

Kids Perform For New Computer Room     

By Nicki Cooper


Eno James rips it up

The primary school held an enormous skate boarding event on Thursday, February 14, 2013 to help raise $20,000 pesos to build a new technology center at the school.  Recently 15 new computers were donated, but there was not a room with enough wiring or desks to set it up.  After getting the estimate, the parent association, with president Borrego leading the group, put together a day of skate boarding, food, and music for the community.  More


La escuela primaria ha celebrado un gran evento de skate boarding, el jueves, 14 de febrero 2013 para ayudar a recaudar $ 20,000 pesos, para construir un nuevo centro de tecnología en la escuela. Recientemente, 15 nuevas computadoras fueron donadas, pero no había una habitación con cableado o pupitres suficientes para acondicionarlo. Después de obtener la estimación, la asociación de padres, junto con el presidente Borrego, líder del grupo, se reuniéron  para compartir este día de skate boarding, comida y música para la comunidad.   Mas

Stand Up Paddle Sayulita Fundraiser  


SUP de Mexico     

We are the Celebrating Mexican National Selection Paddle Teams' trip to Peru for the World Championships! Join us at the Iguana Gardens on Sunday February 17th. Dinner tickets are $250 pesos. There are two seating times: 5:00-7:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm.

The ticket will include a small salad, pasta dinner, and a drink. There will also be a cash bar with proceeds going towards the Stand Up Paddle Team.Tickets can be purchased at Stand Up Sayulita, Iguana Gardens, by SUP Mexico Team riders, or Jose Luis Caselin at Punta Sayulita. In addition there will be a slideshow and videos of the team and a silent auction.

Local team members will be there to greet guests.

Stand Up Sayulita 239-291-3575
Casa Remanso For Sale By Owner $325K USD



Casa Remanso

This unique, Titled and Deeded, 3/4 bedroom, 3 bathroom duplex, Casa Remanso, is now offered for sale. Built in 2012 and still under construction guarantee, the duplex benefits from a great location at the desirable North-end of town, a 10 minute, level walk from Sayulita, and has far reaching ocean views and two different areas of private roof terrace, one facing South-West and the other facing North + two smaller balconies.

1506 square feet of habitable accommodation is arranged on two floors; first floor houses Entrance, Lounge/Dining and Kitchen area, hallway, bathroom, bedroom 3 and large bedroom, king-sized bed with en-suite and a South-facing terrace with stairs leading up to second floor; where a spacious roof/sun terrace leads to the office, or small 4th bedroom and then to the Master Bedroom with en-suite shower/WC. The Master has both East (mountain and pool views) and North (sea view) facing windows. This top floor master bedroom also has its own private sun terrace looking East towards the pool within the development and mountain views.


A Restaurant Critic's Manifesto  

As you may gather, I love to eat and I love to write and so I have parlayed that combo into being a restaurant critic, and that's been going on for years. Now, happily, it has come to the point where Sayulitans come up to me and talk about this review or that restaurant and it makes me feel good to have readers eager to share their thoughts.  More
Como usted puede imaginar me encanta comer y me encanta escribir y por eso he podido combinar las dos cosas y ser un crítico de restaurantes, y lo he hecho durante años. Ahora, felizmente, se ha llegado al punto en que Sayuleros me acercan para hablar de algun restaurante y me hace sentir bien. Aprecio que todos tenemos nuestros propios gustos. Mas
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       Sayulita Dream Weddings                      Casa Contigo
Sayulita Dream Weddings                           Casa Contigo  
                 3 Recommendations                               2 Recommendation

Live Theatre Sayulita: VM Lite Performance

VM Cast

Due to popular demand, a repeat performance of Vagina Monologues has been schedule for Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Los Afortunados. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the performance will start at 7 p.m. A donation of $200 pesos (payable at the door) is requested, with all proceeds going to Bahia de Banderas' effort to assist women who are victims of domestic violence. "Lite" means there will not be a dinner, there will, however, be appetizers and a cash bar. Come join us and help support women and families in the state of Nayarit, who have been affected by domestic violence.

Debido a la demanda popular, una repetición de Monólogos de la Vagina ha sido planeado para el sabado, 16 de febrero 2013 en Los Afortunados. Las puertas se abren a las 6 pm y el rendimiento comenzará a las 7 pm Una donación de $ 200 pesos (a pagar en la puerta) se solicita, con todas las ganancias van a Bahía de Banderas "esfuerzo para ayudar a las mujeres que son víctimas de la violencia doméstica. "Lite" significa que no habrá una cena, habrá, sin embargo, aperitivos y un bar en efectivo. Ven y únete a nosotros y ayudar a las mujeres y las familias en el estado de Nayarit, que han sido afectados por la violencia doméstica. 

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GPS: Private Police Program Update 

I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the status of the police program. The role of GPS is to accept the donations and be the stewards of the money insuring that it is spent for the support of the police program. We have done that to the utmost. Now the money that was donated is nearly gone. More 


Quería aprovechar esta oportunidad para informarle sobre el estado del programa de policía. El papel de los GPS es aceptar las donaciones y ser los mayordomos del dinero que aseguran que se gasta para el apoyo del programa de policía. Lo hemos hecho a lo sumo. Ahora, el dinero que fue donado casi ha desaparecido. Mas 

The Sayulita Surf Club     


The Sayulita Surf Club is a nonprofit organization of Mexican nationals and full-time foreign residents dedicated to the promotion of amateur and professional surfing competitions and events in the Sayulita region. The Sayulita Surf Club is the local sanctioning body for organized surfing activities at both the club and commercial level. The SSC sets the standard for competition judging and all entrant and spectator issues; it supervises and encourages water safety and conscientious use of ocean resources. More 


El "Club de Surf Sayulita A.C" es una organización sin fines de lucro formada por Mexicanos y extranjeros residentes de tiempo completo dedicados a las promoción de eventos y competencias para principiantes y profesionales del Surfing en Sayulita y toda la región. El Club de Surf Sayulita es el encargado de las regulaciones y definir estándares para las actividades organizadas, ya sean a nivel club o comercial en la playa de Sayulita. El CSS establece y regula el estándar del jueceo para las competencias al igual que todas las cuestiones de participantes y espectadores; supervisa y promueve la seguridad en el agua y el uso consciente de los recursos oceánicos. Mas 

Pueblo Magico: Parking and Sidewalk Eating    


This is a delicate issue because my friends who own the big restaurants that are paying rent and maintenance do not enjoy seeing fast-sprouting eateries putting tables out in public space for free while taking away valuable parking spaces. However, I must admit that the streetside tables add a lot of charm to our town. Of course, it would be fair for the town to collect sizable fees for the use of public space. More 


Este es un tema delicado porque mis amigos que son dueños de los grandes restaurantes que están pagando el alquiler y mantenimiento no disfrutan viendo rápida germinación restaurantes de poner las tablas en el espacio público de forma gratuita, mientras quitando valiosos espacios de estacionamiento. Sin embargo, debo admitir que los cuadros callejeros añadir mucho encanto a nuestra ciudad. Por supuesto, sería justo para el pueblo de cobrar honorarios considerables para el uso del espacio público. Mas 

Upcoming Events in Sayulita 

Community Calendar 


Bar Don Pato Bar Don Pato's 7th Anniversary Party

Date: Saturday February 16th
Bar Don Pato will be celebrating their 7th anniversary of music and friendships this Saturday. There will be a big party with live music and three bands and DJs. Free tequila shots if you bring us a rubber duck!

SUP de Mexico Mexican National Selection Paddle Team Fundraiser

Date: Sunday February 17th
Celebrating Mexican National Selection Paddle Teams trip to Peru for the World Championships! Join us at the Iguana Gardens on Sunday February 17th. Dinner tickets are $250 pesos. There are two seating times: 5:00-7:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm.  

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 

Practice Your Tango and Save an Animal 



It all started 8 years ago when I visited Sayulita and met Sara Briner. We became friends, and I learned of her precious Sayulitanimals organization. All the animals that have been saved, fostered, healed, spayed, neutered and found new homes are due to my beautiful friend´s motivation and determination.To treat the animals with love and give them a chance at a good life has changed the whole feel of the town. More


Todo empezó hace 8 años cuando visité Sayulita y se reunió con Sara Briner. Nos hicimos amigos, y me enteré de su organización Sayulitanimals precioso. Todos los animales que han sido guardadas, fomentado, curado, castrado, castrado y encontraron nuevos hogares se deben a la motivación de mi bella amiga y determinación. Para tratar a los animales con amor y darles la oportunidad de una buena vida ha cambiado el ambiente general de la ciudad. Mas

Pet of the Week:  "Coco" 



Coco is a beautiful male, 6 month old, orange kitty. He was found on the beach in Punta Negra with a broken leg. His leg healed on its own so he may continue his life with a cute limp. Coco would love to find a safe and loving home due to his injured front leg. He is shy, but once he gets to know you he warms up and loves being cuddled. Coco is neutered and ready to have a forever home. Can you welcome this sweet kitten into your family?


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


Coco es un hermoso gatito macho de 6 meses de edad. Se encontro en la playa en Punta Negra con una pata rota. Su pata se curo sola pero es probable que toda su vida caminara cojo.  Coco quiere encontrar un hogar seguro y amoroso. Es timido, pero ya que lo conozcas y se acostumbra a ti, le gusta recibir tus carinos. Coco ya esta esterilizado y listo para llegar a una casa por siempre. Puedes dar la bienvenida a este gatito a tu familia? 


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

Everybody is Recommending Sayulita!

Sayuleros have no doubt noticed the new "Sayulita Recommended" plaques hanging around 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 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! 


A Valentine Poem:  "Sayulita Woman" 

By Tim Kelley  

Gazing into dark brown pools, 

I soar with eagles over mountains,
Into valleys,
And along rivers...

Through time and civilizations past;
To the Aztecs and Mother Earth.

She is Aztec Princess and Fierce Warrior.
Proud Mother and Innocent Child.
Modern day Mexicana and ancient abuelita.
Connected to the One by the Spirit of the All.

Just below, her perfect nose and lips so inviting;
More beautiful by far than the flower she is named for.

Farther south, like two perfect peaks,
Her breasts stand over Enchanted Lands of motherhood.
And forbidden for now.

Flying high on the Winds of Love,
I am lost again...

Lost in Thoughts and Dreams
Of what might be.

Mujer de Sayulita

Contemplando oscuros pozos castaños;
Me elevo con las aguilas por encima de las montañas,
Adentro de los valles,

Y a lo largo de los rios...

A travès del tiempo y de civilizaciones pasadas;
Hasta los Aztecas y la Madre Tierra.

Ella es una Princesa Azteca y un Guerrero Feroz,
Una Madre Orgullosa y una Niña Inocente
Una Moderna Mexicana y una tradicional abuelita.

Conectada con el Uno por el Espiritu del Todo.

Apenas debajo, su perfecta nariz y sus labios atractivos,
Desde luego màs esplendidos que la misma flor por la que la

Màs al sur, como dos perfectos picos,
Sus pechos destacan desde la Encantadora Tierra Maternal,
Perfectos... Hermosos...
Y hasta ahora prohibidos.

Volando alto con la Brisa del Amor,
Estoy perdido otra vez
Perdido con mis Pensamientos y con Sueños
De lo que pudiera ser. 


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