Group is Training to Save Lives in Sayulita Waters

Firefighters Crossing Borders is an organization that certainly makes a difference to the health and well being of the surfers and swimmers enjoying the sea in Sayulita. FFCB was founded in 2000 by an American firefighter to help emergency response groups that were undermanned and under-equipped in Mexico. One of the primary focuses of the group is Nayarit.

Interview with Pro Sayulita Fiesta Organizer Courtney Richardson

This week we were able to grab Courtney Richardson away from her Fundraiser planning to answer a few questions about this incredibly important Sayulita event happening this Wednesday, March 19th at Don Pedro’s Brisa Palapa. Briefly, tell us about yourself and why you threw your hat in the ring to organize this event?
Courtney: I’m a right brained Capricorn that loves cold white wine!! This is also my 6th high season here in Sayulita with my most recent years being a wedding/event coordinator. I thought I was the only person who put his/her name into the hat to organize the event this year, although Nick Sherman and Jack Jones told me other wise. They schmoozed me with a latte from Don Pedro’s…I’m still waiting for my filet mingon.

A Weekend of Good Vibes at the Punta Sayulita Classic

Another huge turnout of spectators enjoyed a fun filled weekend of festivities in Sayulita as some of the top longboard and stand-up paddle (“SUP”) athletes competed in surfing contests and SUP races at the 5th Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic. The surf gods cooperated big time this year with great surfing conditions throughout the weekend.

Local “Master’s” Represent Sayulita this Weekend

Sayulita Life wishes local residents John Cawrse and Mitch Roman the best of luck as they compete in this weekend’s Punta Sayulita Classic paddleboard contest.  Cawrse and Roman are the newest additions to the Sayulita Life Paddleboard Team so make sure to cheer them and all the other contestants on Saturday (tomorrow) as the 4th annual PSC gets underway.

Chocobanana Goes Green: Banning Styrofoam and Moving Local

 In the heart of Sayulita you will find a banana. A Chocobanana in fact. Located at the center of town (on the corner of Avenida Revolucion and Delfin), nearly everyone who passes through Sayulita eventually makes a daytime stop at this iconic eatery, whether it’s to grab a bite with friends or to pick up something quick for the road. For nearly 20 years, owner Tracie Willis has been happily serving up her signature dish – frozen chocolate-dipped bananas! – from this central location, augmenting the menu over time with great coffee, homemade baked goods and a variety of Mexican and international brunch staples. One visit and it’s easy to see why Chocobanana has become a local and visitor’s favorite. Yet as far as Tracie is concerned, it’s not only the tasty food, comfortable outdoor seating and free WiFi that brings in the crowds each year. She’s also convinced much of her continued success is a result of Chocobanana’s commitment to local green initiatives and the ever-increasing awareness of such issues by her customer base.

New Classroom for Costa Verde International School

The campus of Costa Verde International School is a very busy place. While most people know it is home to students in grades K-9, some do not know that is also home to an adult language program. This program is run by Nancy Avila. Nancy’s teachers (and Nancy) teach Spanish to the many visitors to Sayulita. With the growth of Costa Verde’s student population, the language program has struggled to find classroom space when the kinder, primary and middle schools are in session. During this time, language classes are held in our outdoor science palapa and on picnic tables that are sprinkled about the grounds of the campus. But very soon the language school will have a new classroom space.