June 5, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
Many initiatives have been taking place in Sayulita recently to reduce our consumption of single use plastics. For example, numerous restaurants have banned the use of plastic straws, or found sustainable straw substitutes made of paper, metal, or bamboo. Furthermore, thanks to the efforts of local environmental groups like Ser Su Voz and Las Mujeres de Sayulita, many of our tiendas now offer reusable canvas bags or charge customers for plastic bags. Additionally, more and more restaurants now have biodegradable to-go containers or use paper bags instead of plastic. While all of these measures are great progress for our Pueblo of Sayulita, the entire state of Nayarit will now be joining the cause, and according to recent news, all of Nayarit will be plastic free by the year 2021.
June 3, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
To celebrate Sayulita Life's 15th year in Sayulita, Sayulita Life began the “Giving Fund” campaign, honoring our value of giving back to the community by pledging to give a donation every month to a different local charity, fundraiser, organization, or cause in Sayulita. The first recipient of this donation was granted on Thursday, May 29th, 2019, toward the Dia De Los Muertos Festival of 2019. This donation will go directly toward the purchase of over 30 kilos of yarn and materials to support the efforts of Sayulita’s goal to create at least 12,000 “Ojos de Dios”, or “Eyes of God” for this year’s Dia De Los Muertos festival.
May 23, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
MexiTreks has been around in Sayulita since 2013, and offers clients fun jungle hikes, sea kayaking, snorkeling tours, and more, both in Sayulita and its surrounding areas. However, more than just a tour company, MexiTreks prides themselves on taking the opportunity to educate others about our local ecosystems and environmental preservation; they are dedicated to helping the local community, and to sharing their passion for nature. One way MexiTreks will show its commitment to their mission is by hosting a special fundraiser hike to Monkey Mountain on Monday, May 27th, 2019 for the local non-profit organization, SayulitAnimals.
May 16, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
Alex and I, (Judy), live in a small village in Central Northern British Columbia, called Vanderhoof. Some years ago, I was looking for a yoga retreat and stumbled across the town of Sayulita. When I googled more about Sayulita, it seemed like a great place to go and visit. I decided instead of going on a retreat, I would invite my husband along and just take a few yoga classes, as Sayulita offered so many options with affordable drop-in rates. The more affordable prices meant we could afford to have my husband and brother come along. For our first visit, we stayed at Los Corales suites. It was a great space with amazing hosts. We enjoyed fishing, surfing, yoga, and of course the many restaurants, including the Mama Mia Pizza (which is no longer around). Because of how much we loved Sayulita after that first trip, the following year we loaded up our family and rented a house (Casa Suenos). With our 5 daughters, spouses and our first grand-child, we all enjoyed 10 wonderful days together experiencing Sayulita’s magic of beach massages, beaches, and making fun memories with our family.
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.
May 8, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
Many people come to the paradise of Sayulita for their special events, such as weddings, family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. There is no better way to pamper yourself on your important day than to treat yourself to professional hair and makeup services. Jenn Chivers, professional hair and makeup stylist in Sayulita, has years of experience in the field and specializes in getting you picture-perfect for your special occasion in Sayulita, whatever that day may be!
May 8, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
Vallarta Lifestyles Restaurant Week is a two week food festival in Puerto Vallarta, as well as the greater Nayarit area. The festival takes place each year from May 15th to June 10th. During these two weeks, participating restaurants offer their guests special innovative three-course menus to delight anyone seeking to explore our destination’s outstanding cuisine at a reduced price. Typically, most restaurants that participate in this festival are located in Puerto Vallarta, however this year, local restaurant Bistro Organico in San Pancho will also be participating. I speak with Gisela Marin from Bistro Organico about their involvement in this year’s festival.
April 30, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
Back in February of 2008, in deeply cold and snowy Canada, my partner and I decided we needed a good place to get away to warm up. Barra de Navidad in Mexico was our first destination of choice, having known many people from years past who had enjoyed the sun and laid-back attitude there. But alas, we had left too late, and by the time we arrived, crash crowds had filled up the town. Another friend of ours then suggested we try a different west-coast Mexican town, Sayulita, telling us that it had a similar vibe to what we were looking for. Well, the rest is history. Ever since then, I can say I am now thoroughly and happily a part of the community of Sayulita, with all of its vicissitudes. And I am staying!
April 30, 2019 sayulitablog 0Comment
I found the MOST DELICIOUS recipe for Mexican Chorizo Meatball Sandwiches last week! After all, we live in Sayulita, so let’s cook with some Mexican style flavors! If you eat meat, I believe that you will really enjoy this recipe. Served in a fresh baked bolillo (baguette) with homemade mayonnaise and chipotle peppers, it makes your mouth water just thinking about it!
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".