January 10, 2023 Natalia Reca 0Comment

We don’t usually get excited about salads, but this recipe will change your mind! Most ingredients were purchased at our local Mercado del Pueblo in Sayulita- every Friday from 10am – 2pm.  Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas or an equivalent dry amount 2 cucumbers 1 bell pepper 1/4 red onion 50g of goats cheese 1 lemon 1 large clove of garlic olive oil salt and pepper Soaking the chickpeas helps to soften them, which can make them easier to cook and may also improve their nutritional value. It also helps to remove some of the indigestible sugars that can cause digestive discomfort. Place the chickpeas…

December 29, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

Sayulita Life’s $5,000 January Donation goes to the “Conservación de Tortugas Sayulita A.C”! I had the pleasure of speaking to Ren, the program manager of the organization, as well as a devoted volunteer. She spoke to me about the importance of protecting the Olive Ridley sea turtle and creating educational programs for the local schools.  The Olive Ridley sea turtle (Tortuga Golfina) is one of the seven species of sea turtles present in México. Currently, six of the seven species are listed as vulnerable or endangered, the Olive Ridley being one of them. In the Mexican Pacific, the Olive Ridley subpopulation is…

December 22, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

We were lucky enough to be invited to try out some of Xochi’s new menu items and exciting cocktail experience! Arriving early evening, we walked up the staircase enveloped with evocative paintings leading us onto the grand palapa-covered first floor. We began by testing out some of their unique cocktails on the menu. The first drink of the night was an elegant rose-pink beverage served in a martini glass, topped with a smoke-filled bubble. The drink was served with a glacé cherry on a stick which was used to puncture the bubble and release a smokey cloud. This was quite…

December 21, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

Hurricane Roslyn Relief Efforts in Sayulita 2022 Hurricane Roslyn was the strongest Pacific hurricane to make landfall since Patricia in 2015. Hurricane warnings were issued by the Mexican government for the coast from Colima to Sinaloa and thousands of homes were evacuated and many activities such as school were suspended. The hurricane formed on October 20 off the southwestern coast of Mexico, moving northwest parallel to the coast by October 22, it intensified into a Category 4 hurricane and it made landfall on October 23 in northern Nayarit, with 120 mph (195 km/h) winds. Around 03:30 AM in Sayulita strong…

December 1, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

Sayulitalife.com is very happy to support Azul Sayu, A.C. this month, and we hope you will too during their current online fundraising efforts to continue reducing trash. The $5000 donation will go towards setting up the 2023 recycling program, and allow for recycling to continue in Sayulita.  Azul Sayu, formally known as “Centro de Reciclaje de Sayulita”, is our local, not-for-profit recycling program.  Approximately 50% of our trash can be recycled in Mexico and Azul Sayu focuses on local education to reduce and recycle and provides local recycling services. Donations are tax-deductible in the US and can be made HERE….

November 9, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

The pumpkin spice loaf is here! It’s officially Autumn in Sayulita which doesn’t exactly mean whipping out your wooly hats, but, it does mean relatively cooler weather. I jumped at the opportunity to celebrate with an Autumn-inspired loaf. Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Line an 8 ½ x 4 ½ inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Step 2 Add butter to a saucepan and place over medium heat. The butter will begin to crackle and then foam. Make sure you whisk constantly during this process. After a couple of minutes,…

November 3, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

This year the Dia de Los Muertos celebrations have brought back so much joy and excitement to Sayulita after being unable to celebrate the past 2 years due to the pandemic. The festivities came at a time when the community needed to be uplifted, just a week after being hit by a category 4 hurricane. What a welcome into high season! Dia de Los Muertos is a celebration of both life and death, it is an incredibly beautiful tradition that is held all over Mexico on the 1st and 2nd of November. The festivities are a tribute to lost loved…

October 19, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

Enzo Ackermann a young local Sayulita resident has created the brilliant Agua Libre Foundation, a water refill station that allows for free clean water bottle refills . There are currently three refill stations in Sayulita, one at the Kinder, the Secondary school and Costa Verde Primary school. Tracey Willis, owner of Chocobanana cafe Sayulita and founder of “Ser Su Voz” an environmental advocacy group based in Sayulita has kindly donated money to buy bottles for the public school children. Her generous donation was able to cover 75% of the children at the Primary school and they are currently taking donations…

October 17, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

Vida Surf Sayulita offers private one-on-one and group surf  lessons on Sayulita’s main beach, which is the perfect place for beginners to learn to surf. Just like  the conditions of the ocean, the equipment used is very important too, Vida Surf uses quality equipment that allows for the best possible experience. Vida Surf Sayulita has been surfing for more than 17 years, Vida Surf is certified with the International Surfing Association, and in Water Safety by the Red Cross. We got talking to Luis Velasquez, Owner of Vida Surf, heres what he had to say. Can you tell me a…

October 17, 2022 Natalia Reca 0Comment

You might have heard of butter boards, they’ve been somewhat trending on social media lately, so I was intrigued to make one! Here’s my take on the butter board.         This sharing plate is great for get-togethers, Sayulita dinner parties, and date nights! It’s super easy to throw together and you can switch up the toppings depending on your preferences. All ingredients are found in Sayulita at your local ‘tienda’. start by sourcing some good butter, if you’re into butter you know how important it is to use good quality produce especially if it’s going to be the main character of…