December 28, 2023 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

Here at Sayulita Life we love supporting our community and we are so honored this month to give a helping hand to one of the oldest non-profit organizations in Sayulita. We interviewed Sara Carmen Briner, the founder of SayulitAnimals. She is somewhat of a local legend herself and we have her perseverance and dedication to animals to thank for the lovely animal community we have today!  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?I am originally from Switzerland but left my home country 21 years ago in search of my place in the sun and to do something to…

November 30, 2023 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

Casa Esperanza women’s shelter is free for women and their children escaping violence in the home. The shelter is more than just a shelter, it provides legal and psychological aid for the women and children, 24 hour nurse, education, work skills, helps find work and a safe new home for the families, and even provides small no interest loans. They average a stay up to 90days though they can leave earlier. They serve the Puerto Vallarta region including Bahia de Banderas, and have another location in Guanajuato. The location remains secret to protect the safety of those fleeing violence. Families…

August 29, 2023 Natalia Reca 0Comment

This month’s Sayulita Life $5000 donation to Casa Clu, holds the promise of making a substantial impact on the lives of children as they embark on the exciting journey of a new school year. The focus of this donation is to provide essential school supplies for the upcoming back-to-school period, ensuring that these young learners have the tools they need to thrive in their educational endeavors. With the allocated funds, Sayulita Life has chosen to invest in the future of these students by purchasing 34 backpacks, 100 notebooks, and pens for each and every child. Who is the donation intended…

March 1, 2024 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

We are so happy to be donating this month to La Escuela Cooperativa, an incredible pre-school defying regular school traditions and standards in Sayulita! This forward thinking school follows a Montessori inspired approach, helping children become independent thinkers, feeding their creativity and natural intelligence. Instead of paying tuition fees, the parents are expected to participate as volunteers helping maintain the classrooms clean, taking care of the property and preparing food for the children. ​They attend monthly meetings and participate in special activities such as building an altar for the Day of the Dead on the town’s central plaza. Escuela Cooperativa…

February 28, 2024 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

For this edition, I had the honor of re-telling a story I have heard a thousand times before: me and my mothers arrival to Sayulita in 1999. I was only 6, she was 34, and we had previously been living on Margarita Island in Venezuela. With her boyfriend Tomás, we made our way to Mexico. She quickly earned the nickname “la Vikinga” as she was one of three foreigners named Anna back then, “la Brasileña” and “la Española” were the other two. “Well, me and Tomás had already driven around the whole country looking for the right place to settle…

February 28, 2024 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

Hi! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?Hi! My name is Debra, I run Crate Interiors. I was born in sunny South Africa and have proudly lived along the coast my entire life. My corporate career in fashion and interior design was the perfect preparation for entrepreneurship. I travelled globally overseeing design, product development and sourcing for multi-national brands.  This fueled my wanderlust and passion for cultural exploration. Today I channel that experience into tracking down fabulous finds for our clients and managing quite a complex supply chain to bring their ideas to life. How did you first…

February 12, 2024 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you started your business here? I love being a massage therapist! My practice has changed a lot since I started 14 years ago. For one, I’m fortunate to live here, in the magic of Sayulita! I think my migration is a pretty standard ‘burbs-to-beaches story.  I started as a Registered Massage Therapist in Toronto, Ontario. There, I worked as an independent contractor, gradually moving into my home practice. Loving what I do meant I overworked myself. A little burnt out, I booked a vacation, tagging along with some Vancouver friends…

February 10, 2024 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

By Charlie Higgins By now you have probably seen posters around town or heard through the grapevine about Sand & Strings Music Festival, which will take place April 5th and 6th at Frente al Punto Beach Club. The first (of hopefully many) edition of this gathering will feature an incredible lineup of Americana, bluegrass, indie folk and blues artists from San Francisco to Mexico City, British Columbia to Nashville, and even Sayulita and the surrounding area. The list of artists is a “who’s who” of this vibrant music scene that is rooted in tradition but firmly situated in the present:…

February 5, 2024 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

We are so excited to be donating this month to ProSayulita and the SUP open. We spoke with one of the board members Janice Parker about her role with Pro Sayulita and all the good they do for this wonderful community. First off, can you introduce yourself and tell us what first brought you to Sayulita and what made you stay?We arrived in Sayulita in December 2010, just after the bridge was washed out by the storm. We were told by a friend to stop in and check it out. Our final destination was Los Ayala, looking for a place…

January 26, 2024 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

Noelia is a woman I have known all my life. As a child I played with her daughter who became my good friend in adulthood. I vividly remember walking down the street to her DVD rental store and picking out Mars Attack to watch with my dad. You can now find her at her store (which is also a laundromat) folding clothing in the back, or cooking a meal for her family. I interviewed her there while she spoke to customers, served rice for her nephew, and did laundry. Music was playing in the background as well as the steady…

January 26, 2024 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

Francisco “Pancho”, a local Captain and fisherman, was born in the neighboring state, Michoacan. When Pancho was just a kid, his parents decided to move their family of 11 to Sayulita, Nayarit, where other Michoacan friends and family had been migrating for a more peaceful life and better opportunities. Pancho’s first job in Sayulita, along with his mom, aunts and cousins was as a waiter at Chocobanana (hence his nickname “Pancho Banana”, from the association with the restaurant!). Pancho was then recruited to join Allycat as they were starting their boat charter business. He learned everything about boats from Darrin…

January 10, 2024 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

Hi Rosie! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?I’m from the UK and I’ve lived in Sayulita for 3 years now. I’m a Sound Healer, Reiki Master and coach helping people follow their soul’s path and create a life doing what they really love. What got you into sound healing and Reiki?I was a musician growing up and went to University to study as a singer, but in my first year found out I had a hole in my vocal chords and I could no longer sing. I totally lost music from my life and didn’t sing in…

December 28, 2023 Zoey Glavicich 0Comment

We couldn’t think of a better activity to get to know this beautiful land we call home then booking a tour with EcoHike Sayulita. Discover the magical flora and fauna of this area and secret paths to the most beautiful beaches and mountain views! In this interview we get the juice of just what you can expect from a tour with them and how knowledgable their guides are. Don’t miss out on this amazing activity! Hi! Can you tell us a little about EcoHike?EcoHike offers interactive and educational hiking experiences in a wonderful context. We are a bridge to connect,…