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Expect a very busy weekend in Sayulita with the 5th annual Punta Sayulita Longboard and Stand Up Paddle Classic in town. The competition will be taking place Saturday and Sunday with local and international surf and paddleboard pros and enthusiasts competing in the surf contest and off-shore distance paddleboard races. Come out to the Sayulita main beach to cheer on your favorite participants and enjoy the biggest surf event of the year in Sayulita. Also don't miss Saturday night's concert performance of G Love and Special Sauce. The enigmatically smooth Garrett "G. Love" Dutton is one of Philadelphia's funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). This weekend's benefit concert is FREE on the Sayulita beach and with GLove releasing his newest album "Sugar" in April, attendees will be the first to hear some of the new tracks.


Best of luck to all the participants in the water this weekend and see you at the Punta Sayulita Longboard and Stand Up Paddle Classic.


Featured this week:

  • Chocobanana Goes Green: Banning Styrofoam
  • Sayulita Life pro riders. 
  • Still Time to Purchase Pro Sayulita Fiesta Tickets
  • CVIS New Classroom
  • Live Theatre Sayulita: Love, Loss and What I Wore
  • Photo of the Week: Head to Head Paddleboarders
  • Pet of the Week: Taj


Upcoming Events:

  • The Punta Sayulita Longboard and SUP Classic
    This Weekend March 7th - 9th
  • Sayulitanimals Celebrating Animals Fundraiser March 12th
  • Grupo Pro Sayulita Fiesta Fundraiser March 19th
  • Live Theatre Sayulita is Back March 26th

Thank you for reading El Sayulero


Lindsay Walter

Editor, El Sayulero



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Chocobanana Goes Green: Banning Styrofoam and Moving Local

In the heart of Sayulita there is a banana, a Chocobanana in fact. Located at the center of town (on the corner of Avenida Revolucion and Delfin), nearly everyone who passes through Sayulita eventually makes a daytime stop at this iconic eatery, whether it's to grab a bite with friends or to pick up something quick for the road. For nearly 20 years, owner Tracie Willis has been happily serving up her signature dish - frozen chocolate-dipped bananas! - from this central location, augmenting the menu over time with great coffee, homemade baked goods and a variety of Mexican and international brunch staples. One visit and it's easy to see why Chocobanana has become a local and visitor's favorite. Yet as far as Tracie is concerned, it's not only the tasty food, comfortable outdoor seating and free WiFi that brings in the crowds each year. She's also convinced much of her continued success is a result of Chocobanana's commitment to local green initiatives and the ever-increasing awareness of such issues by her customer base. Read more

5th Annual Punta Sayulita Classic This Weekend - March 7th - 9th 2014

The 5th Annual Punta Sayulita Classic, presented by the Riviera Nayarit Tourism Board is coming up March 7-9! This year's field of surfers and paddlers is one of the deepest yet and features top pros including defending champions Zane Schweitzer, Tony Silvagni, Fernando Stalla, Ryan Helm, Vanina Walsh and Chloe Calmon as well as past champions Connor Baxter, Sean Poynter, Mary Osborne, Emmy Merrill, Darren Eudaly, Patricio Gonzalez and proven champions Geroges Cronsteadt, Lina Augaitis, Oliver Parker, Trae Candy, Georgio & Izzy Gomez and many more top pros. 
"Local Masters" Represent 
Sayulita This Weekend

Sayulita Life wishes local residents John Cawrse and Mitch Roman the best of luck as they compete in this weekend's Punta Sayulita Classic paddleboard contest.  Cawrse and Roman are the newest additions to the Sayulita Life Paddleboard Team so make sure to cheer them and all the other contestants on Saturday (tomorrow) as the 4thannual PSC gets underway.  
Pro Sayulita Fiesta Fundraiser Tickets 
Still For Sale and 20's Flair Accessories


On March 19th the annual Pro Sayulita Fundraiser will take place at the Don Pedro's Palapa Brisas del Mar. This year's event is a 20's flair theme with an exquisite dinner, silent auction, live auction, entertainment, dancing and other special activities. Get your tickets before they are all sold out! Tickets are available at Don Pedro's, Sayulita Sol Jewelry (Joyeria Sol), La Hamaca Gallery and at the Pro Sayulita table at the friday Mercado del Pueblo. Also available for sale at the Pro Sayulita table before the big event, are flapper-style accesories. You don't have to dress up for this fundraising event, but why not get in to the spirit a help raise money at the same time? A variety of 20's era accessories will be available for purchase. 

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Broadway Comes to Sayulita 
As Live Theatre Presents 
"Love, Loss and What I Wore" March 2th
By Ed Schwartz

Nora and Delia Ephron's delightful Broadway hit, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, will be presented by Live Theater Sayulita at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, March 26, at Brisas Del Mar Palapa. The play co-directed by Donna Evans-Deyermond and Peter Glass.


The play, based on a book of memoirs by Irene Beckerman, traces her life through her wardrobe. The star of this our local performance is Jeanne Dick with Judith Greber, Jennifer Culp, Donna Evans-Deyermond, Mary Pat O'Rourke and Pat Garfus. Patrice Glass and Deyermond are co-directors. Ed Schwartz is art director. Read more

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Margarita Contest Winner: Kristin Hanson

Kristin Hanson, photo: Georgia Glennon
Congratulations to Kristin Hanson of Monchi's for winning "Sayulita's Best Margarita" for the second year in a row. She also picked up the Attendee's Choice award. 
The sold out event was held at Sayulita Public house. Attendees were treated to all you can drink margaritas and a fabulous dinner beforehand.
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New Classroom For Costa Verde

By Kathleen Nicoletti

The campus of Costa Verde International School is a very busy place. While most people know it is home to students in grades K-9, some do not know that is also home to an adult language program. This program is run by Nancy Avila. Nancy's teachers (and Nancy) teach Spanish to the many visitors to Sayulita. With the growth of Costa Verde's student population, the language program has struggled to find classroom space when the kinder, primary and middle schools are in session. During this time, language classes are held in our outdoor science palapa and on picnic tables that are sprinkled about the grounds of the campus. But very soon the language school will have a new classroom space. Read more

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Real Estate Listing:

Casa Rio Zarquito

Spring Price Reduction: $396K USD


The perfect getaway for your entire family or a great income property nestled in the hillside among floral and fauna and only a 3 minute walk to the beach or Plaza.  Located in El Centro at the end of a short dead end street, this recently constructed property consists of three beautiful apartments that reflect the emphasis on quality and exceptional taste of the owner.  This secure walled compound hosts a top floor 1 bdrm, 1 bath apt, a poolside 2 bdrm, 2 bath apt, a courtyard 1 bdrm, 1 bath apt, plus a Palapa rooftop garden "under the stars" that is rough plumbed supporting electrical and propane. View seller's information and more photos.



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Celebrating Animals Fundraiser Event


A very unique screened collective photography exhibition by international photographers (Nirmal Ramo, Mexico, Bernard Dorfler, Germany, Tyohar Kastiel, Costa Rica, Stacey Palm, USA, Derrick Lundy, Canada, Zohar Ron, Israel, and more) presented with live music by Deva Sofia.


Exquisite animal pictures, a beautiful visual journey with live music celebrating animal life.


Wednesday March 12th, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM at Costa Verde International School. Tickets: $200 pesos. Purchase your tickets at Boutique "Lulu" or at the door.

Photo of the Week:
"Head to Head Paddleboarders"  
  Photo by Ed Dorsett, Wicked Fotos
Pet of the Week: "Taj"
Hola my name is Taj and I am a 1-year-old male. I was found wandering the streets of Sayulita. I was starving and eating anything I could get my paws on. I get excited about food, but I am not aggressive. My foster mom says that I am super lovable and I have the most striking eyes. I do just want to be loved. I am house trained; get along with other dogs and kids too. I was shy at first, but I am finding my inner spunk and even my bark. I will look you in the eyes and do anything you want me to do, whether that is running, snuggling, walking, or just giving love. I am just ready to serve you anyway I can. Let my friends know at Sayulitanimals if i spark your interest! 
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