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Chrystal

Semana Santa 2018

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Hi,

I'm looking to get married in beautiful Sayulita April of 2018. We were going to book our wedding date for April 12, 2018. I've heard a lot about Samana Santa and everyone advised not to come during that time. Does it end on April 1? If so when does it start to go back to normal? Our guest will be staying from April 7-14 2018. Also how is the water after it, beaches and the sewer system(does it smell)? Some people warned me that this beautiful town is not set up for the 20,000 visitors that come to it during samana santa so the town gets trashed and the sewage system is not set up for that many visitors, so the ocean gets polluted.  I'm just afraid of the town not being the same as I saw it in May. Thanks so much in advance!

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Hola Chrystal,

It's true, this past season we saw an estimated 21k national visitor to Sayulita however many "issues" that American and Canadian tourists experienced during the high season (holiday season) this year was not a huge problem due to the fact that the town came together (both expats and nationals) to keep the town clean and safe. For example, there were many port-o-porties set up around the town to ensure the sewer systems wouldn't be over it's capacity. There were 3 main beach clean ups daily to ensure the town and beaches were clean of all trash. And trash bags were handed to visitors to encourage them to clean up their trash. To see an extensive list of the efforts made from Semana Santa in 2017, you can view here:

https://www.sayulitalife.com/news/detail/651

Semana Santa for 2018 starts on the 25th of March and Ends on the 1st of April. You will see visitors coming a week before and leaving about 3-5 days after. 

The ocean water is not affected by Semana Santa. If anything, Semana Santa was cleaner than it was in Sayulita over the holiday season. The riverbed by the ocean is smelly but that is due to an entirely different subject of the water plant that has plans to be fixed once enough funds are raised. You can read about the town infastructure project here:

https://www.sayulitalife.com/news/detail/612

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