Residents and visitors of Sayulita got a special treat last weekend as a couple live bands performed in our small town, one of which was a very famous pop-rock band, Mana. Although only two members of the normally four-member band performed in Sayulita the show was incredible and fans of Mana got to enjoy listening to some of their best and most classic Spanish rock tunes.
Three promising Optimist sailors from the state of Nayarit have been selected to represent Mexico in international competitions during July 2013. Partially sponsored by Todo Vela Mexico, these sailors need additional help to cover their expenses. Keven Avila, a local Sayulita secondary student is one of the participants invited to compete in Bermuda at the North American competition.
Three local surf talents, Dylan Southworth, Adrian Rodriguez and Leila Takeda are heading to Santa Catalina, Panama to participate in the ISA World Surfing Games. There will be six representatives from Mexico all together and three of those six come from our own pueblo, Sayulita. Friends and Family will be cheering on our local surfers at the World Surfing Games from May 4th to May 12th.
Right away I have to tell you that escaramuza means "skirmish" and what it is, in horse parlance, is a group of women, beautifully costumed, showing off their excellent equestrian skills. And, from what I saw last Sunday at the riding circle, it was exciting for viewers and very difficult for the women doing the riding.
Marco Ojeda is the “dog whisperer” of Mexico and has extended his services to Sayulita with Canes Dog Rehabilitation and Training Services. We have all had that family pet that we love do something or act someway that made us wonder what to do with it next. Do we find a better home, give it to a rescue agency, or is there an option? There is now. Marco works one on one with you and your pet in your home to correct behavioral issues, personality problems, aggression, fear, and emotional stress.
This past Wednesday, April 17, Toilarte Gallery opened and closed on the same cool evening in the upstairs powder room at Casa Elisa in Sayulita. Many artists and art lovers attended the event. In the small, 50-square--foot square gallery, a large group of paintings was hung and several paintings were sold.
What is an Escaramuza event in Mexico? It is a traditional, Mexican competition and choreography performed on horseback by young ladies who participate in "Charreria", Mexico's national sport of horseback riding. Teams are made up of all female participants, between 8 and 10 young ladies per team who are dressed in traditional dresses representative of Mexico and must perform a rehearsed routine to music incorporating various techniques and manoeuvres on their horses. For the first time, Sayulita will be hosting an Escaramuza event on Sunday April 21st.
Life in Sayulita has such beautiful moments when the community will come together to help one another, pay it forward, and build up some really good karma. In this particular instance, I’m referencing the ever popular clothing exchange. These events are quite often posted on Sayulita People on Facebook and are quickly spread by word of mouth. I have been here for years and never participated until the other night.
In a world full of chemicals and pollutants, El Espresso is giving us options for our health.Utilizing the natural choices that Sayulita offers, they put the freshest ingredients on the menu whenever they are in season.Right now it's farm fresh, free-range, organic eggs.These are always available, but their chickens went crazy and currently there is a massive surplus of these delicious eggs.Typically a small fee of ten pesos is added for this preference, but right now, they are used with no extra charge.
Only a few days back I walked the beach weaving in and out of tents packed so tight down the strip you couldn’t see ten feet in front of you. Now the beach has become once more the Sayulita we love so well. After a massive effort from all who enjoy walking our soft sands, the trash has been bagged, the people have returned home, and Sayulita has become the sleepy tourist town we’re accustomed to.
It is now!Many have passed the north end of the beach and have seen the new lifeguard tower, but not many have seen the lifeguards who sit from 10:30-6:30 every day watching the water to make sure there is not another unfortunate loss off our beach.The Civil Protection Service of Mexico, which is comprised of the fire fighters and lifeguards, has stepped in for Semana Santa and Semana Pascua to guarantee safe vacations and swimming for us all.
YamBak Bar, on the southeast corner of the plaza, is prepared to take Semana Santa to the next level with an amazing music line-up, home brews, and a schedule to keep us rockin’ till the wee hours of the morning.Even the inside has gotten a fresh new look displaying local artist Zoey Glavicich and works from the famous José Guadalupe Posada.
There’s an old saying of, ‘if you can’t beat them, join them,’ and I have!Semana Santa seemed slow this year as the beginning of the week yielded nothing, but as of Thursday all the buses started pouring in, the streets filled, and the holy holiday truly began.The beach is now a sea of brightly colored umbrellas from Don Pedros to La TerrazOla.People are swimming, dancing, hula-hooping, and soaking up the sun as they celebrate and party hard.
There are a lot of surfers in Sayulita but I think art is also making waves here. And I have it from first-hand experience. Last year, I set out to do a story on art in Sayulita for Sayulita Magazine where I interviewed many artists and learned about their work. I was delighted with the range of talent.
If you were one of the lucky ones to have seen this precious tradition in Sayulita, you already know that spring is issued in on March 21st by appointing a child prince, princess, king, and queen.Many of you have thrown your coins in the boxes placed around town with a picture of a beautiful little girl or boy.Those children were this year’s candidates.
If not, it’s time for a free eye exam! Last Monday, the government program, Optima, began in the gazebo in the plaza. For the next three months, from 10 am to 2 pm every Monday, Optima will be set up in the plaza to offer free eye exams and prescriptions to anyone.
Wednesday night Grupo Pro Sayulita threw the bash of the year to raise funds to protect, clean, and serve Sayulita. The Palapa Brisa Mar was radiant with lavish tables, a sold out gathering to support our community, and an exquisite sunset followed by soft lighting, music, and dancing. Tables were filled with silent auction choices from fine art to taco dinners affording everyone the ability to bid, donate, and win. People of all ages and social backgrounds mingled and found new friends over cold drinks and a mutual cause to benefit Sayulita.
The Sayulita Ejido board, recognized by the agricultural authorities, and JH Constructores, a private company has begun with the process to regularize the area known as " Nanzal", in Sayulita, with the purpose of providing legal ownership over current Ejido land.
Once upon a time, Brian Singleton, a member of Firefighters without Borders, arrived at a Grupo Pro Sayulita (GPS) meeting and proposed that Sayulita obtain an ambulance and fire truck. This is now not a fairy tale, but a reality. GPS under the direction of our past president, Eric Rudd, along with the Zach Chambers Foundation and Firefighters without Borders supported the purchase of these emergency vehicles.
Starting on March 1st, the Mercado del Pueblo, Sayulita's Farmer's Market, will return to its home in the Casa de la Cultura. As many of you know, the Casa de la Cultura is now under the loving care of the Lily Perez . Under its new management, the Casa has gotten a wonderful facelift and has been able to again offer classes and events to the community.