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A Stroll Through Sayulita

Just before Christmas, my family and I spent a week in Nayarit, Mexico, about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta.  While we were there, we decided to check out the town of Sayulita, which was close to where we were staying. 

The cab ride from our resort was short and scenic (about 25 minutes through lush vegetation).  We were dropped off near the town plaza, and were immediately drawn in by the bright colours, the cobblestone streets, and the quaint little shops and restaurants lining the streets.  We took our time shopping and admiring all the locally made items as we made our way towards the beach.  

The main beach was brimming with lounge chairs, massage huts, surfboard rentals, and a few vendors.  Although there was a lot going on, it never felt crowded while we there.  I loved watching the waves and the surfers in the distance.  The locals were really friendly, and although most spoke English, it was fun trying out the few Spanish phrases we've picked up. 

After strolling around the main area of town a bit more, we decided to cool off with paletas (Mexican popsicles made from fresh fruit).  Then we made our way to Playa de Los Muertos, a beach that's more secluded and sheltered than the main beach.  It really is beautiful, and we had the beach almost completely to ourselves.  We didn't bring bathing suits, so we didn't spend much time here.  I planned on just getting my feet wet, but a wave caught me off guard, and I ended up waist deep in the ocean in my dress!

 For lunch we ate at Don Pedro's, and had a table overlooking the beach. The food was delicious, the service excellent, and the prices were very reasonable by Canadian standards.  

Although our time here was short, Sayulita definitely captured my heart!  I can't wait to visit again one day!

"We travel because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity.  When we get home, home is still the same.  But something inside our minds has changed, and that changes everything."

- Jonah Lehrer

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