November 20, 2018 Aanya 0Comment
Sitting under an open air palapa with a refreshing drink in hand and a spectacular view of the ocean, Juan and Gina from Spanglish Language School in Sayulita, share their advice on language learning. Baby Leoní and their furry friends, Astro, Inés, and Colmillo leisurely wander around the property, adding to the laid-back and family friendly atmosphere of this school. This is how mastering a foreign language looks like at Spanglish Language School in Sayulita, Mexico.
November 12, 2018 Aanya 0Comment
I have been cooking and baking yummy food for so long now, and there are so many tips I have learned through the years that can help make your cooking and kitchen tasks much easier. I thought that sharing some of my tips would make for an interesting column. There are many books out there that have “pro-tips” on cooking and baking; these are the ones that I have found most useful for the everyday cook. In Sayulita, we love to live and play outdoors as much as possible, so any tips that can help make our food easier to prepare is welcome! As Martha Stewart says, “it’s a good thing!”
November 12, 2018 Aanya 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.
November 7, 2018 Aanya 0Comment
Hola to the community of Sayulita- surf shops, photographers, wedding planners, stores, restaurants, and local residents: WE NEED YOUR HELP! The Lifeguard Tower Go Fund Me campaign will soon end, and we are still seriously underfunded for the final stage of the Lifeguard Tower Project. As you know, we are nearing our busy season here in Sayulita, and building this last lifeguard tower is essential to keep our beaches and many visitors safe. This is your chance to help chip in! Sayulita Life, Mexhome, and Hotel Vogue all have already generously donated to the cause; Sayulita Life graciously gifted $200 USD toward the project.
November 7, 2018 Aanya 0Comment
Sundaram Suites, a new vacation rental in San Pancho, Nayarit, is just a ten minute drive away from our town of Sayulita. With a prime jungle location, one block from the beach, luxurious accommodations, and conscientious and caring staff, Sundaram Suites seems to be an excellent choice when deciding where to stay on your next vacation to the area. This rental is unique not only in its design, but that it is for adults only, with a minimum stay of six nights. I talk with Abraham and Felipe, the owners and operators of Sundaram Suites about their dedication and vision for their vacation rental. It is very clear that that the two not only have extensive experience and expertise in the hospitality industry, but that they are passionate about the work they do in helping curate the perfect vacation for their guests.
October 30, 2018 Aanya 0Comment
I love salads and have one every night with my dinner. Sometimes I feel like a rabbit! No matter what is planned for my menu, I always have a salad along with my meal. Today I would like to share a recipe for a Cobb Salad. This particular salad can be had as a full meal on its own, and it is one of my favorite meals because it is both filling and healthy. Additionally, on our hot and humid days here in Sayulita, a fresh, cold salad is always a great option for lunch or dinner. With chicken, bacon, eggs, avocado, blue cheese, fresh organic salad greens, and a delicious homemade vinaigrette, who could ask for anything more? Furthermore, all of these ingredients are easily available here in our Sayulita tiendas.
October 30, 2018 Aanya 0Comment
November brings all kinds of exciting events to Sayulita, including my personal favorite, the seasonal opening of the Mercado del Pueblo. This year of 2018, our own farmer’s market will open on November 2nd, and will hold the same hours as in years past, opening at 10:00 a.m. and closing at 2:00 p.m. The Mercado is lucky enough to remain in its incredible location which offers shade and lots of greenery! As many of you know, the Mercado is open every Friday from November until the end of April, and can be found on Calle Revolucion, just North of the main bridge. Parking can be found in the campo (the baseball field).
October 24, 2018 Aanya 0Comment
Latcho and Andrea have an infectious energy, both in their music and through their interactions with those they encounter. It is clear even before hearing them play that they are soulful, intuitive, creative, talented, and can read one another like magic. Latcho and Andrea are incredibly passionate about performing their music; they share with me their inspiration behind their unique and sultry sound, the way they work as a duo, and what kind of style of music they enjoy sharing. As they get ready to begin performing regularly again in Sayulita, it is exciting to hear about the irresistible, fun, culturally relevant, and engaging music they create to share with our community.
October 24, 2018 Aanya 0Comment
Dia De Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead”, is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in Latin American cultures. While the holiday first originated in Mexico, it is now celebrated all over Latin America. According to National Geographic, “Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit”.
October 24, 2018 Aanya 0Comment
Hurricane Willa, an "extremely dangerous" category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 mph gave Sayulita quite the scare as she headed toward the Pacific coast of Mexico starting on Monday, October 22nd, 2018. With the fear that Willa would hit Puerto Vallarta and the Nayarit region, residents of Sayulita took precaution; all schools were closed, many local restaurants and businesses shut down, and lots of people made sure to stock up on non-perishable food and drinking water in case of extended power outages, as well as taking other preventative measures such as sealing and boarding up windows/doorways to prevent wind or water damage.