Blogs from Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico, North America


North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita May 30th 2019

Today's episode is dedicated to the hard-working (if not annoying) comerciantes ambulantes, the ubiquitous walking sales people selling every sort of junk souvenir, tee shirt, bag, bracelet and anything else they can imagine to make a peso. If the picture does not contain a wandering merchant, then it is just a random beach pic that I thought you might enjoy.... read more

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita May 29th 2019

We have not published a blog for a while, mainly because we were....well, BORING. And you are not here to read or see boring stuff, so we saved that boring stuff for the people on FaceBook who mainly want to know if we are still alive. So finally, we are doing something a bit more exciting. We took a few days to enjoy ourselves in Sayulita. Sayulita is north of Puerto Vallarta and south of Playa Pancho and Playa Lo de Marcos. We took a nice little AirBnB that has an air conditioned bedroom, something we have not enjoyed since we got to Chapala, and boy did we sleep well last night. We spent some time on the beach and today we went to La Playa de Los Muertos, appropriately named since you literally have to ... read more
The Beach Starts Here
Got your cell? Got yer wallet? Got yer TRASH?

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita February 24th 2014

10 years ago, Sayulita Mexico, a town of about 4,000 on the Riviera Nayarit, was a sleepy fishing village. Once the preferred vacation spot of hippies and surfers from California, Seattle and Portland, Sayulita's appeal grew steadily in recent years as families and retired expats began to rent affordable vacation homes on Gringo Hill and the shops and main surfing beach became packed during winter months with day trippers from Puerto Vallarta. With this influx of tourists came international cuisine, galleries, coffee shops, bars and night clubs, and while many lament a certain loss of Mexican authenticity, the town is still free of any large beach resorts or chain restaurants, the main fare in town continues to be the $1 street taco and many Mexican families continue to live and work in town, providing a comfortable ... read more
Eating supper on our rooftop deck
Henry reading the New York Times
Henry's first sea kayak experience with Kim

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita November 20th 2012

So, here's an update of what's happened since I entered Mexico... I left Ensenada on the 14th to try and get ahead of the Baja 1000 race and see the action out in the desert. First day out, the sun started to go down and I had no idea where the next town was so I just drove off the highway and set up my tent in a cactus field. Deserts get cold at night and I slept in my long underwear. The next day, I met a couple of chase trucks (support crews for the Baja racers) where I stopped for breakfast and got a race map and some recommendations on where to watch the race action. The desert scenery changed into a Dr. Zoose landscape with weird looking cacti and boulders strewn all over ... read more
Cactus fields. Shortly after this photo, I drove by the chase car wreck.
Red Bull trophy truck missing some of the front panels. Obviously they're not that important.
Giving out some autographs to the fans.

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita February 11th 2010

We took another bus trip north to the surfing town of Sayulita. They have bigger waves here than in the protected southern part of the bay, and even host surfing competitions here in December and January. The town itself looks much like any other small Mexican town. But many of the people we saw looked more like 60's flower children and surfer types, complete with dreadlocks, bare feet and deep tans. The shops sell artsy stuff that is way above my price range, and the clothing stores stock name brand shorts and beach attire, also at a high price. In contrast, Huichol indians weave baskets and sell colorful beadwork in the square. We spent an enjoyable day there, watching the birds and the people play in the waves. The pelicans wait for each big wave to ... read more
Jungle on the way to Sayulita
Street in Sayulita
Surfer at Sayulita

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita January 23rd 2010

We have found waves, finally.... one problem, they are a bit big for us. Were still going out and paddleing around tho! Sayulita is really nice, a bit touristy, but everyone is super friendly. Were free camping, moving the RV from the beach during the day to the street at night. There are many roosters living in Sayulita.... makes it difficult to sleep in the morining. Also there is some sort of cart guy selling somthing, and on the cart is a very high pitched whistle noise that goes off every 15 minutes... he stays out very late at night. oh, there are also a couple of discos in town that like to blast their music. I guess were used to the RV parks (where old people stay) and our bed time is in sync with ... read more
olas muy grande
watching the waves
pinas preparadas

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita January 15th 2010

Independent travel is often much more expensive than following the masses into all inclusive hotels. Our dream vacation was to rent a hut on the beaches of Sayalita where we would spend the days surfing and the nights revelling with vegetarian locals. However, after an extensive search, it became apparent that given flight prices, such a trip was not within our budget. However, as the minus 40 weather raged on in Regina, the allure of affordable last minute package holidays became more and more attractive. And so, we hopped on a plane and headed for the massive strip of destructive development known as Nuevo Vallarta. If this blog had readers, I would expect angry letters in droves resulting from our decision to stay at an all inclusive. And while I agree with the fact that all ... read more
Cerveza en la playa
late night frivolity
bay watch babes

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita April 8th 2009

It is dark outside. Maybe 10 o’clock, maybe 11. Who knows? For all I could guess it might be 3AM or how ‘bout 9PM. There are no clocks around me, only a lace of mosquito netting cascading over the large bed like a whale’s mouth around a school of fish. Everything manmade is mute. There’s not a sound except nature—roaring nature. I hear the ocean pummeling the shore; waves peeling atop barnacled rocks and round bulbous stones the size of Smart Cars. And there are crickets; humming and buzzing, strumming and rustling. It’s a full-force ensemble, but it does not bother. Instead, it soothes. It mellows. It drifts me back off to sleep as I roll over and spoon the naked body beside me. Sometime, the sun will rise. The light of day will slowly weave ... read more
Against the Barking Path
Booby Sightings Make Man Happy
Crabs Red

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita August 30th 2008

Here are the pictures from our trip to Mexico where we stayed in Sayulita, about one hour north of Puerto Vallarta. Christophe and Tara... read more
puerto vallarta art #1
puerto vallarta art #2
Tara with an oversized margarita

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita February 26th 2008

Surfed this AM at Playa Bruja and finally got "bitten" by the SURF BUG... Surfing is absolutely AMAZING. Drove all morning and all afternoon to Sayulita norht of Puerta Vallarta. Somehow I screwed up the functions on this keyboard such that I cannot access the good punctuation keys so that is why my punctuation is lacking. We arrived here just before sunset and found a lovely camping place. We went straight to the beach to wathc the sun set and watch the surfers tear it up... Having arrrived to such a beautiful place and such a beautiful scene, I am SURE we will stay longer than anticipated here but such is the life, eh More soon, Love Meghan ... read more

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