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  1. On Sayulita Life, you can put in your dates of travel and add extra amenities within your search such as A/C and Wi-Fi. If you look at the amenities section of the vacation rentals, anything that says "Premium WiFi" means the homeowners have installed Sayulita WiFi - a premium private internet company that has the fasted speed internet in town. You can do a quick search in our detailed search section here: Let us know if you have any questions!
  2. Hola Julia! Z Galeria often hold private and group art glasses in the gallery. Check out Zoey's business on Sayulita Life and send her a message to see if she's holding any classes.
  3. Driving from La Cruz to Sayulita is about a 20-30 minute drive. Taxi's from Sayulita to La Cruz range around $200-500 MXN, depending on if you get a street taxi or luxury transport service. It also depends how many people you are taking, sometimes vans will charge an extra fee after 4 people. Here is a list of highly recommended taxi companies in Sayulita:
  4. Audrey at Audrey International can be of great help and service for these kinds of questions. Although this thread is from 2014- it's still a very relevant topic of interest for new homeowners.
  5. Hola Dave, To my knowledge, there is not a place that does guitar rentals in town, however, below are some restaurants/ venues that do live music almost every night. I'm sure if you get in contact with the owner or manager, they can give you information on lending a guitar during your stay. Enjoy your time in Sayulita!
  6. Hola Mike! We hope you enjoy your time in Sayulita "Reasonably Priced" differs for many people, so maybe it would be a little helpful to be more specific of what you're looking for? BJNelson made a great suggestion, Sayulita Life has a handful of super qualified and respected chefs and catering businesses in town. Take a look at what they offer and send them an email !
  7. I've lived in Sayulita for 2 years and I've found myself getting a "flu-like" bug during the winter months, just as I occasionally would when I lived in California. Flu season is flu season, and when hundreds of tourists over populate a town and are in total "vacation-mode", people tend to forget to constantly wash their hands, be cautious of food preparations, take vitamins, hydrate, and probiotics (instead of drinking tons of beer and tequila). All this lowers ones immune system. When our immune system is lowered, natural bacterias that are airborne that our systems aren't used to can give us a nasty attack. I never swim in the Sayulita ocean and I still found myself sick at some point during this past winter. However I found myself sick for maybe 24 hours, drank a lot of tea, natural broth, and coconut water and I was better. For those who would like to inform themselves on the "water issue" - here is a recent article stating a 5 phase plan for a solution of cleaning the water, and working on a pipe/drainage system that can withhold the capacity of the amount of tourists Sayulita receives every year. Everyone has valid points in this forum, however unless you find yourself getting sick and decide not to go to a doctor or specialist and get lab tests taken and contact your local health department, everything will be just assumptions of what the cause of the illness was and how "contagious" it is, and what necessary precautions must be done to help fix this issue.
  8. Hola @rdubin I would highly recommend Carmela Carlyle in Sayulita. Take a look at her reviews: And some extra research for any of your wedding needs:
  9. UPDATE on Golf Carts: this was written from someone in a different forum just passing along the info: "First of all, there will be regulation as they expressed, but they haven't yet informed the requirements for regulation, but likely all carts must have a minimum of safety and operation equipment. Also, it has been advised that there will be control on: .Underage drivers (not permitted under NO circumstance .People drinking on carts or DUI .Carts overloaded (max 2 in 2 seaters and max 4 in 4 seaters) .No one can go standing on the back seats .Nobody can load a bunch of kids in a golf cart threatening their security, abide to the max payload of each cart mentioned. .Avoid sitting toddlers or older kids on the lap, use the seats. .Respect and abide all rules of parking & direction of traffic, specially giving emphasis to those that do double parking or park in corners or block the ramps for wheel chairs. *So, starting now, everyone is allowed to drive the carts.* This is the word from the director de trĂ¡nsito del estado. And *all the above minimum rules MUST BE followed by everyone* Traffic police will be controlling the normal use of carts."
  10. Hey Jene, these florists come HIGHLY recommended in town from DIY brides and local wedding planners:
  11. There really isn't any "slow season" in Sayulita anymore. The week after Semana Santa may be a bit more mellow, but definitely keep in mind Spring Break for American tourists. Last year after Semana Santa there was maybe two or three days of down time, and then a slew of wedding parties, college students on spring break, and weekend warriors. However, this isn't to say you can't enjoy Sayulita. If you have a place already booked, and want to enjoy the beaches, the great restaurants, and take some surf, SUP, Yoga or fitness classes, Sayulita will have everything you could want!
  12. Hola Jenna, A lot of very important questions! Making a big life change is a huge decision and as with anything, there are always pro's and con's. My partner and I moved to Sayulita 2 years ago and last year, were part of the house hunting process and eventually purchased a house with his family in Sayulita and now operate as a vacation rental. Buying property in Mexico is definitely different from the US (I can't speak for Canada), however if you have a great team working with you and a knowledgable and reputable real estate agent, they can answer ALL your questions and will help you every step of the way. We all felt ver confident during the process knowing our Real Estate Agent had over 20 years of experience handling properties in Mexico. Here are some good resources to take a look at: I don't have kids, however I know plenty of people who have made the move to Mexico and have enrolled their kids at the local private ECO School, CVIS. You can read a little bit of information on Costa Verde International School here: My biggest suggestion is come out to Sayulita and stay for a season. Come out during the summer months, see if you can handle the major humidity and see what some things may come up for you being a potential homeowner during the hot summer months with tropical thunder and lightning storms. Enroll your kids into CVIS for a semester, network with parents and attend one of the many fundraisers non-profits and organizations hold throughout the year in Sayulita. As you'll soon learn, the community is VERY open to new comers and welcome those who come to Sayulita looking to make a positive impact on the community. If you have any questions or want any detail specific information, I'm happy to shoot you an email! Saludos!
  13. It's hard to say what the resolution to the golf cart situation is, however for any interested parties looking to rent a gas or electric cart in town, I highly urge people to either call or email the owners and get the answers from them. No one wants to go on a vacation and pick up their reserved pre-paid cart only to find out they're still not allowed on the streets. Many companies can be found on - click on the "Email Owner" button or find their phone number on their page and contact them
  14. Hola Ed, Sayulita has MANY organizations and non-profit groups in town that make Sayulita so great. Although I don't have any email addresses to share, there are plenty of organizations that have Facebook Pages and respond fairly quickly. Here are a few resources: Hope that helps!
  15. Ed589 - I've never had to put my suitcase on my lap, only if the bus was crowded and I had a hiking back pack plus a suitcase. If there's room on the bus, I use a seat next to me for my suitcase. When I'm traveling alone back from PV - Sayulita, there are generally people on the bus that will help me if my arms are full with bags/ luggage. I've never had an issue. I've gone back and fourth from the states to Sayulita with luggage on the bus approx. 9 times in the past 2 years.
  16. Hola ExploreMore! I've taken the liberty to take your dates and requirements (Wi-fi) for a 1 bedroom place in town. Here is what is currently available on Sayulita Life. Take a look at over 90 available places for rentals during your dates of travel:[]=Central&search_locations2[]=Gringo+Hill&search_locations2[]=Nanzal&search_locations2[]=North&search_locations2[]=South&search_locations2[]=Other&search_attributes2[]=6&rental_type_hotel=1&rental_type_vacation=1&search_bedrooms2=1&search_check_date=1&min_price=&max_price=&season_price=
  17. Of course, Ed589! Also, if you plan on just going to the beach and walking around town, no need to bring socks and shoes. If you want to do any hiking or walks to different beaches, definitely bring extra socks and hiking shoes or trainers to walk through the jungle
  18. This is my second summer in Sayulita and like Radita says, it's all about your living situation and your comfort level. My first summer I lived in a one bedroom, tucked away behind other buildings, no A/C, no cross breeze, and I took about 3 showers a day due to constant sweating. I'm not someone who enjoys the heat and humidity so I did as much as I could to be inside after 10am. 7-10am I'd do my grocery shopping, go to the tienda to get cleaning supplies, run errands, take my laundry out, etc., and after 10 or 11am hits, I'd hibernate in bed, read a book, work online etc., The heat outside and humidity was too much for my laptop ( A LOT of Apple product batteries expand out here) and my computer would overheat, so I worked mainly inside. My second summer, I was living in a nice house with AC and tons of floor fans and ceiling fans with the house located on top of the hill with a lot of great afternoon breeze. That being said, if you live close to the beach it's great to take a short walk, jump in the ocean, grab an agua fresca or cerveza, and relax for the rest of the day.
  19. I'm not Canadian nor do I have experience with this, but I would ask your bank provider what their rates are when it comes to using an international ATM. You should expect to experience: - Conversion rate -Exchange rate -Transaction fee -International fee depending on your bank You'll get the best answer from your bank on what their policy is though. My suggestion: If you bring in cash, exchange for pesos when you buy something at the Mega before heading into town. From what I hear, the CAN exchange rate isn't the best, but this helps you by=pass transaction fees, etc.
  20. This is a more personal preference, It depends on your comfort level and how often you want to take your laundry to a laundromat. Also, it depends on where you're coming from. Coming from a cold climate? You'll probably be really hot due to the humidity and heat, so pack breathable fabrics. Plan on spending most of your day at the beach? Bring a few swim trunks. Do you like eating out and want to bring a button up short sleeve or polo for a nice occasion? Bring that if you wish... Attire is super casual. Tank tops, swim trunks, shorts, flip-flops and underwear is pretty much all you need here. Hope that helps!
  21. What type of improvements are you specifying here? you can read about updates to the boulevard on Revolucion for Sayulita here: This is the only official news we have regarding town improvements so far.
  22. Stormsam has a great suggestion, the bus (although not a luxury bus but inexpensive transportation) can take you straight into Sayulita for around 30 pesos. You will want to take the green and white bus that says Compostela. The buses are across the bridge where the taxis are. Alternatively, you can always post here for a ride share or exchange as well as post in several groups on other social media accounts asking for a ride share and help pitch in for gas. Please remember, taxi rates continue to fluctuate as the peso rate changes, as well as taxis do cross a state border to go from PVR > Sayulita in Nayarit. There are regulations for taxi rates however I don't know enough to provide an explanation or talk about it. Hope it helps!!
  23. Thank you for speaking up and informing future female travelers about your incident, I am SO sorry to hear about your experience. No one should ever have to go through with that.
  24. The people who would have the correct information for you would most certainly be any of the wedding planners advertised on Sayulita Life. They know all of the rules, regulations, and legalities. On a personal note, I don't know about any "taboos" for beach weddings, however all of us locals greatly appreciate when the eco-system and environment is taken into consideration during any ceremony. Leaving the beach better than you found it and refraining from the use of paper lanterns that end up in our ocean, loud fireworks that damage the eco system and scare the many dogs in town, and picking up any trash left behind is always appreciated. Congrats on your wedding! We all hope you enjoy Sayulita just as much as we do
  25. The Sayulita Vacation Home quick search tool would be ideal in finding the right casa that is within your budget. You can also check off amenities for WiFi and A/C.