June 22, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
Low season in Sayulita— often when we think of low season, we tend to think of the excruciating humidity, the rainy, sloppy streets that so quickly turn to muck, the businesses that close, the quiet streets, and the idea that this may be the time to get out of town. However, like me, many residents of Sayulita find excitement in the peacefulness that is low season. In fact, I personally think it is the best time of year to be here; with less tourists and calmer streets, low season allows you to experience a different Sayulita, maybe one you haven’t yet seen. Yes, it rains. Yes, some businesses do close. And yes, it is hot, at times unbearably so; in the summer in Sayulita, simply breathing equates non-stop sweating. Nonetheless, because of this, my personal mantra has always been that here in Sayulita, to sweat means to be alive—and how beautiful it is to have a daily reminder of the splendor of being alive in Sayulita.
June 22, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
Today I am interviewing Alejandra Aguirre, the biologist responsible for Sayulita’s Turtle Protection Camp. It’s early in the morning, and we are sitting at a table at the site listening to the crashing waves and watching early risers walk by. We won’t be releasing any turtles today, but will be talking about something equally important, the need to gather volunteers to protect the turtle eggs from poachers and predatory animals. As we sit and chat, a family of tourists stop by to inquire about turtle release. Their interest is great, but what Alejandra really needs are volunteers.
June 22, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
Emerging from the visionary experience of three Californian doctors, the Punta Mita Hospital is now a fact. State of the art equipment and top notch education affiliates, combined with compassion makes that the quality of health care will drastically increase in Punta Mita and surrounding areas. Today we speak with Punta Mita's co-founder Dr. Sam Najmabadi about the hospital's vision, goals, and health care standards.
June 22, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
When you arrive at Xymena’z restaurant, you’re overcome with excitement, as if you’ve discovered a hidden gem or a beautiful secret that nobody else knows about. Xymena’z restaurant sits pool-side at the new El Pueblito Hotel, and it is simply breathtaking and delicious. Xymena’z at El Pueblito Hotel is fairly new to Sayulita; they first opened on November 11 th of 2017 and have been flourishing ever since. The view of the pool while dining, the specialty drink menu, the variety of food options, daily happy hour, and the fact that they are open every day for breakfast through dinner, all have made Xymena’z a great success. I go to Xymena’z on a Saturday afternoon, and I am surprised at how quiet and peaceful it is.
June 8, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
If music is the food of love, pick your own band with SAYULITA AUDIO WEDDING & EVENT DJ SOUND AND LIGHTING. In this interview co-owner, DJ, and musical guru Noble falconer let's us in on the secret to throwing an unforgettable wedding party. Noble has been living and breathing music from an early age on, and he now frequently tours the US with his own band. Since 2012, he settled in Sayulita and has been catering to the musical needs of our town since.
June 8, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
I have a goofy, sometimes anxious, easily-excited young dog named Kona. When it came time for me to choose where to take my pup for her first vet appointment here in Sayulita, I was a bit apprehensive. My girl tends to be a giant baby when it comes to going to the vet. As many pet owners can relate, my dog does all of the classic, nervous, “I know I’m at the vet” behaviors: the overly loud fake yawns, the whining, whimpering, and non-stop wiggling butt. Although sometimes comical, this situation is often just as stressful and uncomfortable for the pet owner as it is for the pet. However, when I got to Veterinarian of Sayulita, all of my fears (and Kona’s, too,) melted away. I chose Veterinarian of Sayulita due to the glowing recommendations I received about Noelia and Jose from numerous community members, and they all turned out to be true. It couldn’t have been more of a pleasant experience! My dog was happy and calm, and Noelia was gentle and caring while taking care of her. Veterinarian of Sayulita is now my go-to spot for all things for my pet.
June 8, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
The Sayulita Recycle Bin Pickup Program currently now has a total of 23 recycle bins located throughout town, including several on Niños Heroes Street, Gabriel Rodriguez (near the top of the road), and around the plaza/ near the main break beach. Before these recycle bins were put in place, a lot of people didn’t know how to separate glass from plastic, or they had no way of getting their recycling to the Recycle Center, because the new location is one mile outside of Sayulita’s centro. As a result, a lot of recyclable items (like glass or plastic) ended up in the trash, or even worse, on the streets and on our beaches. Now, each recycle station includes a plastic recycle bin and a glass recycle bin. In addition to building and placing the bins around town, the Sayulita Recycle Bin Pickup Program manages the pick-up of the recycling and the transferring of it to the new Recycle Center. This is truly an incredible and successful step forward for our little pueblo of Sayulita.
June 8, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
For a long time, tattoos have been negatively stigmatized in our society (and sometimes still are). “Only criminals get tattoos!” “Tattoos are for gang bangers!” You’ll never be able to get a professional job with all of those! I’ve heard these sentiments expressed often. However, in today’s modern culture, more so than ever, this negative stigma on tattoos is quickly dissolving. Chops, the owner and lead tattoo artist at Papillion Family Studios here in Sayulita is profoundly talented, professional, and deeply passionate for his craft. Chops is unmistakably and wonderfully, Chops—even his name is intriguing. What does “Chops” really mean? Is it a guise, or some kind of pen name? Is he a “one name only” artist, like Prince or Cher? Chops’s intrigue and signature style are not only in his name, but in his entire persona. Whether it be the black, short sleeve button-up he wears daily (only the top button buttoned, of course, revealing his fully tattooed stomach), his long, red, ZZ Top inspired beard, or his kind heart and tell-it-like-it-is personality, Sayulita knows Chops when we see him. I talk with Chops about his career in tattooing, his signature style, and about his tattoo shop, Papillion Family Studios.
June 8, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
Our homes are our most intimate spaces. They are where we unwind, entertain, grow up, and connect with the ones we love the most. Although Palma Architectural and Interior Design is relatively young to the Sayulita market, this passionate team of four has already built an impressive list of media attention and was shortlisted in various architectural and design competitions. From small restaurants, to big residential projects, and everything in between, Palma Architectural and Interior Design creates beautiful designs that are in full harmony with the properties natural and cultural context. For this interview, we meet Juan Luis and talk about his design inspirations, architectural goals, his love for Sayulita, and more.
May 24, 2018 sayulitablog 0Comment
“It’s not about money.” This is a phrase not often heard in our modern, high-tech, fast- paced world of today, and even in our little town of Sayulita because of its massive growth over the years from a sleepy little fishing village to a bustling tourist destination. However, when talking with Nick and Sebastian, the owners and leaders of El Centro Creativo, the Community Center for Sayulita, I hear this phrase genuinely articulated several times. And I know they mean it.