I LOVE living here in Sayulita! There are always trucks driving by offering fresh vegetables, fruits, shrimp, fish, tamales, etc. Yesterday I heard a truck selling fresh fish, and I just had to see what I could make with it for dinner. A beautiful, fresh fish caught that morning was waiting to be made into a wonderful fish soup. I had the fish descaled by the seller, and for just $80 pesos, I had the base for my fish soup dinner! I had never made a fish soup before, but thought it would be fun to try. I decided to roast the fish in a foil packet to get as much flavor out of it as possible. You will love this recipe!
There is no one who desperately seeks comfort & relaxation like a pregnant woman! I recently had the pleasure to indulge myself in a lovely prenatal massage at Buddha Spa in Sayulita. Even though I’ve lived in Sayulita for years, I had never been to the spa before. It was a great experience to be able to see it through the eyes of a first-timer or person who may be on vacation in Sayulita looking for an awesome way to relax. With a wide variety of spa services and packages offered, as well as a boutique full of boho-chic women’s clothing and accessories, it is clear why Buddha Gallery & Spa has a reputation for being the best in Sayulita.
With its magical ambience and superb food, Xochi Restaurant, Cafe, & Lounge, invites you to savor the best of Sayulita and Mexico. Named after Xochitl, an Aztec flower, and Xochiquetzal, the goddess of flowers and creative arts, the restaurant offers whimsical decor and the creative cuisine of Chef Carlos Lanten. Chef Lanten’s Mexican-fusion dishes have been widely recognized by 5 star hotels and award-winning restaurants. Come to Xochi, Sayulita’s newest restaurant, and experience the magic yourself!
Each month Sayulita Life gives back to our community. For the month of April of 2021, Sayulita Life has chosen to donate to the Sayulita Jaibos Baseball team. The Jaibos Baseball team has officially been participating in the Nayarit Baseball League for the last six years, but has a long tradition of playing in Sayulita. Ran entirely through contributions and volunteers, the team is always in need of extra community help and support. Eduardo Castillon Guerra, President of the team and President of the Administration of the Manuel Rodríguez Sanchez Stadium (Sayulita’s Baseball Stadium), explains that the donation from Sayulita Life will help to purchase expensive and much needed equipment for the team.
Restaurant Haramara in Sayulita is a unique fine dining experience in the stunning outdoor jungle setting of Haramara Retreat which overlooks the ocean. The restaurant serves gourmet three or four course meals which blend organic and local ingredients that are health conscious and are vegetarian, vegan, or seafood inspired. At Restaurant Haramara you can eat breakfast listening to the birds, enjoy a quiet lunch at midday, and linger over dinner while watching the sunset. Owner/manager of Restaurant Haramara, Enrico, describes more about the restaurant’s unique cuisine.
A few weeks ago my husband and I set out for Puerto Vallarta in the early morning hours. As we drove through the neighboring town of San Ignacio I noticed hand lettered signs along the highway for a local bakery, “El Columpio”. The name piqued my curiosity, El Columpio – The Swing. Soon my mind had drifted to other thoughts as I watched the first motions of a small town waking up. Workers boarded a bus, children held their mother’s hands as they walked towards the small grocery store, and dogs milled about as if they too had a scheduled routine to maintain.
Each month Sayulita Life gives back to our community. For March, 2021, Sayulita has chosen the Trashion Fashion fundraiser as our donation recipient. Trashion Fashion began just a couple years ago as a means to raise funds for Sayulita’s recycling program, and to get the community involved in recycling and to spread awareness about its importance. The concept quickly became a hit, as volunteer participants worked together to create fashionable looks out of trash or recycled items to be shown off in a fun runway fashion show for the community. Lina Weissman, creative director, tells us more about the event and how Sayulita Life’s donation will help the recycling program in Sayulita.
After pizza, a rich yummy Quiche is my next favourite thing to make and eat! It is zucchini harvest time now, so I am going to share with you the most delicious recipe of a zucchini quiche with bacon and goat or cheddar cheese. I made this recipe exactly as I will be writing it; it is so light & flavorful! My husband and I loved it so much the first time around that I am making it again for dinner tonight. Served with a fresh green salad, this quiche feels like I have died and gone to heaven!
Sayulita serves as the perfect backdrop for photography, whether it is a family shoot, individual portraits, a special event, or photos of vacation homes or local businesses. The only thing better than a place with lots of sunshine, picturesque beaches, lush jungle & vegetation, and bright, bold colors, is a professional, skilled photographer who can beautifully capture all of these elements! Camilla Fuchs is that photographer. With professional experience in surf, family portraits, weddings & special events, and real estate photography, Camilla can do it all here in Sayulita to preserve and capture your Sayulita moments.
Destilería Cerdo Negro is the first and only distillery located here in Sayulita. Cerdo Negro Distillery specializes in quality whisky, gin, and whiskey cream, all 100% made in Sayulita. You can enjoy their products in Cerdo Negro’s tasting room by appointment, purchase their bottles at Sayulita’s local Friday Market, or sip on a beverage at several of Sayulita’s local bars and restaurants. Owner and founder of Cerdo Negro, Chad Landis, tells readers more about the distillery and unique products.