October 2, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
This month’s recipient of Sayulita Life’s $5,000 donation is SayuParke. SayuParke is a park and space where our community’s children can feel safe while playing and having fun, away from the busy crowds of the plaza or Sayulita streets. Run strictly by volunteers and through the efforts of many local parents in the area, SayuParke is often in need of donations and local support in order to maintain and improve its play structures and overall site maintenance. Sayulita Life’s $5,000 donation helped in purchasing a brand new, safe, and well-constructed slide for one of the play structures in the park, which the park desperately needed after the old one broke, and the temporary ladder rotted after some heavy rains.
July 1, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
This month’s recipient of the Sayulita Life $5,000 donation is the Mar y Vida camp, run and organized by the local organization El Centro Creativo. The Mar y Vida camp is a five day camp for local youth, to be held on July 1st, 2019, through July 5th. The camp includes five days of fun, exploratory and learning based activities, such as art, surfing, and science experiments. I spoke with Risa Machuca, one of the leaders of the camp, about the Mar y Vida experience, and how Sayulita Life’s donation will help impact and benefit the camp and the local youth attending.
May 16, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
Sayulita’s Junior Surf and Sup Teams are heading to Colima, Manzanillo, on May 25th, 2019, through May 31st, to compete for the first time in the Mexican National Olympic games. After two weeks of training, the youth are ready to compete against the best, although many of them have been surfing or paddle boarding for their whole lives in preparation. This is the first time in history that the Nayarit state team has been represented at the Mexican National Olympic games, due to the requirement that the team members must also be enrolled in school, and also because this is the first time that surfing has been acknowledged as a federal sport by the government of Nayarit. I talk with the team coach, Geovani Perez, about the team and the excitement over this competition.
April 24, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
Can you explain to readers what the “Wellness Fest” event is? The Wellness Fest is a two day health and wellness event here in Sayulita, which will be held at Nirvanna Spa on Friday, May 3rd, 2019, through Saturday, May 4th, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is for anyone looking for multidisciplinary treatments of different health related aspects addressed to personal care. Myself (Dr. Barbara Nester) & Nirvanna Spa both aim to provide the best services with the best prices for our entire community of Sayulita, as well as, of course, for our friends who visit each year, or even first-timers. We will also be providing courses, free yoga aid, and various specials on treatments for aesthetic medicine, nutrition, and spa services. For this festival, we are promoting to the community our new menu of facials for all skin types and skin concerns, with our new professional line called “Repechage”. Also, of course the rest of our normal services for wellness will be included, such as our signature massages, body scrubs, body masks, manicures, pedicures, cupping massages, and heat therapy with the "Soqui bed".
April 24, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
MexiTreks in Sayulita offers clients fun jungle hikes, sea kayaking, snorkeling tours, and more, here in both Sayulita and its surrounding areas. However, more than just a tour company, MexiTreks prides themselves on taking the opportunity to educate their guests about our local ecosystems and environmental preservation. Eddie Ochoa, owner of MexiTreks, shares with me his passion for what he and his company get to do here in Sayulita, how he gets to influence others in teaching about environmental awareness, and how he spreads his message for respecting nature through the work his company does in the community.
April 10, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
I usually consider myself a pretty fit and healthy person; living in Sayulita, it’s easy to have a very active lifestyle since we spend so much of our days outdoors. For example, I can walk everywhere, I take my dog on runs through the jungle quite often, I surf, and I dance. For these reasons, I had convinced myself that I didn’t need to go to a gym to get a good workout, since I had ways to be active. Therefore, it had been a long time since I had stepped foot inside an actual gym, so I was a bit out of my comfort zone when I decided to try the revolution cycle class at SayulitaFit. After taking this class, I realized I was wrong; there are so many added benefits to being a part of a group workout experience that you simply can’t get just from being active on your own. The revolution cycle class is so much fun, and a really fierce workout. The dance style music, the dark room with neon lighting, and the vivacious energy from the instructor, all makes you feel like you are in a nightclub, not in a gym. You forget you’re “working out” until the end when you realize how sore your legs are. This class left me barely able to walk afterwards, but oh, the burn felt so good!
March 13, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
Thanks to the efforts of local members of our community who have freely given their time, this baseball program initiative which began several years ago has really taken off, now with nearly two hundred local youth participating in it from several different neighboring communities. Thanks to their hard work and time, our youth can now enjoy a fully operational baseball program with proper equipment, in order to play competitively in games against other teams from Tepic to Puerto Vallarta. I talk with one of the organizers/volunteers Matt Stooke about the program, how it first started, and what it is like now.
November 12, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
SayulitaFit, Sayulita’s first fitness and athletic club is finally opening today, November 12th, 2018, and it has been the talk of the town since word of its opening first began to spread around our pueblo. With major excitement growing about this gym, I talk with the owner Josh Serrano about the services and fitness classes that will be provided, and why SayulitaFit is filling a need in this community that previously has been unmet.
March 29, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
Saturday morning just after 8am, the sun cutting the cool morning air, my friend and I stood at the bottom of Monkey Mountain with our guide, Fabian. As we walked, the only sounds that could be heard were the dead leaves crunching under our feet, birds chirping, and roosters crowing. Having never hiked the Jaguar Trail, a trail known to see jaguars, I was excited to do it with Active Hiking with Versa Premium in Sayulita.