May 22, 2022 Alida Markwood 0Comment

Ixchel, Cofounder and shelter manager of Wet Noses Rescue took the time to sit down with us to tell us more about their nonprofit. It is an organization that dedicates their time adopting and rescuing animals that are in need. Lets jump right in! Can you tell me a bit about yourself?  I was born and raised in Mexico City, and went to university in Mexico City for a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology. As a clinical psychologist in Mexico City, my job was very challenging emotionally, and after a few years I knew that I needed a change. So,…

May 19, 2022 Alida Markwood 0Comment

Erika Ramirez recently took the time to sit down with us and tell us all about the wonderful accomplishment that our local Costa Verde has accomplished. We are so proud of all the hard work that has been put into the International Accreditation from COGNIA that they have recieved. Lets jump right in! 1. Can you explain what the International Accreditation is? When did you get it?  COGNIA is a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers. Cognia, formerly AdvancED, recognizes schools that meet rigorous standards focused on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets…

April 20, 2022 Alida Markwood 0Comment

In conjunction with Proteccion Civil, Sayulita Surf Rescue conducted another very successful two-day training, April 7th and 8th. This now brings us over the 300 mark of the number of people that have been trained since the inception of this program in the fall of 2010. The training was initially started in reaction to the drowning of Zach Chambers, a Firefighter from Port Townsend, WA. A group of friends and local businesses formed the Zach Chambers Foundation which funded, along with Pro Sayulita, many of the trainers who would fly in from all over America to conduct the training. Firefighters…

March 22, 2022 Alida Markwood 0Comment

Clean Streets, Safe Water and More. Since 2005, ProSayulita, a local non-profit, has been committed to improving the quality of life in our town.   Most recently, ProSayulita partnered with the Delegada (our local representative working with the Mayor of Bahia Banderas) to clean the streets in the downtown area. In the next few days, ProSayulita is sponsoring water testing at key points in the ocean and the river. Testing will now happen 4 times a year at strategic times, to ensure the safety of the water for tourists and locals.  Keep an eye out for the results.     ProSayulita wants to continue…

January 12, 2022 Amy Pearson 0Comment

As you are all likely aware, COVID has had a very negative impact on our incoming donations and Memberships. We would like to share with you a story that has impacted us in the past few weeks, raising over $1,000.00 USD in donations for our Saving Sayulita fund. Laura Burroughs and Rodney Monheit were married here on January 7th, 2022. Here is an excerpt from an interview with Laura that says it all! “I only spent about five days with my family in Sayulita two years ago, but I immediately fell in love with the place. It is so lush…

January 8, 2022 Amy Pearson 0Comment

Kelly Guenther is not only an award-winning photographer who won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography with The New York Times and one of a handful of photographers who pioneered the wedding photojournalism style, she is also an artist in the field of ceramics.  Kelly Guenther recently opened a studio in San Pancho to share her knowledge and love of pottery. Ceramica San Pancho offers group and private pottery classes for beginner to advanced students in wheel and hand-building techniques. I had the opportunity to talk to Kelly previously about her experience with photography, and we have the chance…