Lovely, lovely Sayulita

Wow. Just wow. I returned yesterday from my Funjet Mega Fam trip to Puerto Vallarta where travel agents from around the country gathered to tour several of the resorts in the area and see some of the sights (many more blog posts to come following this trip). Not only were the resorts amazing but scheduled into the week was a visit to Sayulita, a perfect little town a little north in the Banderas Bay popular for surfing and shopping. In comparison to Cancun, I instantly felt like I was in authentic Mexico. It wasn’t overly touristy or commercialized – or at least not yet – and the locals in the shops were welcoming yet not pushy. I would definitely consider it safe to be there by myself during the day and highly recommending spending a day there.

I don’t think I’ve felt so happy to be somewhere since I visited Porto, Portugal. Not only was I once again with people who also wanted to explore, but the town was small enough to enjoy in a few hours and feel like I got a good grasp of the place. The shops had actual interesting items and the food looked fantastic. Everyone around, locals and tourists alike, just seemed so happy to be there. I guess the town just had good energy. And it was so clean! I never saw any trash in the gutters – or really even many trash cans to be honest, which I think is pretty interesting.

The town spills onto the beach at the end of each street with a welcoming view of the bay. I wish we had enough time there to watch the sunset, which is something we don’t really get in the Milwaukee area without buildings or trees in the way. That’s another reason why I enjoyed the western side of Mexico so much. Clear skies with the sun going down over the ocean.

If the below pictures don’t make you want to book a flight to the Pacific side of Mexico right away, then I can’t help you.

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Looks wonderful!

 

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All-righty then.

 

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Beautiful, beautiful day! And sporting my new fedora like a boss.

 

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Right next to the beach – a wonderful homemade popsicle shop. I had a mango-coconut which was soooo good. They also had some spiked ones 🙂 $2 and $3 bucks a pop(sicle).

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One of the market vendors. She certainly should have been in school, which really shows how much her family must need the money. I bought a little stitched pig from her 🙂

 

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Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Love it.

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