Full Name: Evelyn Snowdon
Where are you originally from?
London and Surrey areas, England.
How long have you lived in Sayulita?
A very long time! I've lived in Sayulita since 1990.
What initially brought you to Sayulita?
Tracie, my daughter came to Sayulita first, she worked on the cruise ships in Puerto Vallarta, then moved on to leading horse riding excursions in Sayulita and San Pancho with Santos Virgin one of the original Sayulita people. Tracie had told me that I needed to come and see this place for myself and that I would love it, and so I did!
What are the biggest changes you have seen in Sayulita over the years?
With the growth of the area, many people have discovered Sayulita and so it has become very popular, I feel like the village itself is still the same, the charm is still very much present and the people are welcoming and friendly.
Where is your favorite spot in all of Sayulita?
Carricitos, I love the solitude over there and the lush natural surroundings, I love going through the jungle path to get there too.
What is your favorite memory of Sayulita?
Back in 2002, Chocobanana, our Cafe was kept open after the destruction of hurricane Kenna for 8 days. With no electricity and no water but somehow we made it happen, the community would help by bringing buckets of water to help keep the restaurant open. Chocobanana was a safe haven and became the hangout for Sayulita locals.
I also enjoyed living out in Carricitos in 1990, it was heavenly.
If you could change one thing in Sayulita, what would it be?
Slow down the influx of people somehow so that Sayulita is able to cope better with the foot traffic. I would also like to spread awareness of single-use garbage, and how to minimize our impact on the environment.
What is one local insight tip you would like to share with our 40K+ readers?
When you come to Sayulita, make sure to bring your reusable coffee thermos and your water bottles, Chocobanana no longer offers single-use coffee cups in an effort to reduce single-use garbage.