Lindsay Walter

Lindsay is from from Toronto, Canada. She finished grade 12 in Tabasco, Mexico and then returned to Toronto to study travel and tourism.  After graduation, she worked for two years in Los Cabos, Mexico in resorts and then moved to Sayulita. Lindsay is a certified English/Spanish translator from the University of Toronto. Contact author here.

Stories from Lindsay Walter

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Sayulita's downtown area is once again under construction as workers lift the current cobble-stone streets at three main intersections, calle palmar with calle marlin, calle delfin and calle gaviotas.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012


"I like it. I like the palapa finishings and how it says Sayulita Paraiso Nayarit across the top."

"Me gusta. Me gusta el acabado de la palapa y como dice arriba Sayulita Paraiso Nayarita."

-María Natividad Rodriguez Trujillo, Sayulita, México

Friday, June 1st, 2012
After the recent closure of Dr. Moy's office and next door pharmacy, Sayulita residents and visitors had to find other resources for medical attention, emergency calls and pharmaceutical needs. On Monday May 28th, medical practitioner and surgeon, Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo Corona re-opened the clinic and took over Dr. Moy's practice known as "Sayulita Doctor"
Friday, June 1st, 2012


"It was great but not enough of it."

"Estuvo genial pero no hubo suficiente."

-Mel Ryan, Adelaide, Australia

Friday, May 18th, 2012

On Monday May 7th the Casa de la Cultura located on Calle del Palmar, one block from the beach officially opened their doors to the public with a special opening event complete with music, dance, a traditional Huichol ceremony and champagne toast and of course, cutting of the ribbon by Municipal officials and Sayulita's town delegate, Hector Pina.
Thursday, May 17th, 2012

OliveUs foundation, based in Penticton, British Colombia, Canada hosts an educational program for students around the world called the InStill Life project. Founders Nikos Theodasakis and his wife, Linda began this program four years ago which focuses on teaching children about real world issues by learning about the food we eat.

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

"We recycle and try to recycle here in Sayulita but we're surprised how difficult it is to recycle here now compared to last year. There is a lack of bins this year. There is a lot of garbage on the beach that could be recycled."

"Reciclamos y tratamos de reciclar aquí en Sayulita pero nos sorprende que tan difícil es reciclar ahora en comparación al año pasado. Hay una falta de botes este año. Hay mucha basura en la playa que pueda ser reciclada."
-Kat and Glenn, Sechelt, BC, Canada.

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Sayulita Entourage, though a fairly new business itself, is based on years of experience in the diving and tour guide industry. Sayulita Entourage, originally founded under the name "Sayulita Diving School" has expanded their services to offer a range of tours from whale watching, snorkelling and surfing trips to diving courses and excursions on the Bay of Banderas including PADI Scuba Diving and PADI Open Water courses.

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Janice Parker, a Vancouver resident who has visited Sayulita two seasons in-a-row, has decided to take on a project to give back to the community of Sayulita. Janice, a pet owner herself of a silky terrier named Duke, has become involved with helping the animals of Sayulita and will create a publication next season that will feature touching adoption stories. The title of the book is set to be "The Dogs and Puppies of Sayulita: A Love Story".
Friday, April 27th, 2012
Sayulita Chef, Daniel Murillo with 14 years of experience in international and gastronomic cuisine has initiated Mexotik, an Asian-infusion with Mexican flare catering and private chef service here in Sayulita. After travelling to many parts of the world such as South East Asia in 2001, Daniel developed a love for Asian-inspired cooking.
Friday, April 27th, 2012

Two Sayulita youths, Nomme Mignot, 14 and Cousin Diego Mignot, 16, recently competed in the ISA Dakine World Junior Championships in Panama, representing France against approximately 600 other competitors from around the world. Both young surfers have dual citizenship, French and Mexican and have competed for Mexico in national championships as well.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Along with the recent renovations to Sayulita's downtown roads and plaza, the governor of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval included a brand new adobe-style archway at the entrance of Sayulita in the plans to make Sayulita one of Nayarit's "paradise towns" also known as "magic towns."
Friday, April 13th, 2012

The Sayulita community will say goodbye to Dr. Moy Cuevas and Dr. Paulina Martinez in the near future. Though a specific date of their departure from Sayulita has yet to be determined, Dr. Moy, Sayulita's go-to doctor, will be closing his clinic and pharmacy, The end of "Farmacia La Nueva" and the last day of services to the public will be Saturday April 14th.
Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Amazing Hostel in Sayulita, located on Calle Pelicanos has been open and lodging guests for the last month. Backpackers and avid travellers, Ricardo Barragan and his wife Kathy Farah decided to open The Amazing Hostel in Sayulita after participating last summer in The Amazing Race Latin America.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

There has been an increase in ATM/Pos fraud in the Bay of Banderas area. Reportedly, two Romanians, who came into Mexico via Canada and the U.S., were arrested two weeks ago after a sting operation was set up to catch the perpetrators. The two are being held in Tepic and it could be up to a year before their case is heard. The accused were caught by private security and a third Romanian suspect was caught last Monday and sent to jail in Puerto Vallarta.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012

La Casa de la Cultura, located on Avenida Palmar, re-opens its doors after an extended period of time that the cultural center sat vacant. Oswaldo Vallejo, director of the cultural center, along with Sayulita's new town delegate, Hector Piña, have initiated a program to re-open the Casa de la Cultura and use the space as a community center for children, youth, elders and everyone in Sayulita.
Friday, March 16th, 2012

Audrey Royem, a resident of Sayulita since 2009 and entrepreneur who started her own business, Audrey International a year ago provides consulting services to visitors, newcomers, residents, ex-pats and investors in Sayulita, Mexico.
Friday, March 9th, 2012

Celebrate The Beat, a Colorado-based organization teaching inspirational dance to children, has now kicked off its kids dance programs in Mexico. The Grupo Pro Sayulita education committee has helped with funding to make the program possible in local schools in Sayulita, including the public primary school and Costa Verde International School.

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The downtown area of Sayulita under construction and undergoing some major changes to streets, sidewalks and the plaza is beginning to take on a whole new look, complete with terracotta-colored sidewalks, large palms planted along the sidewalks on Calle Delfin and Calle Marlin and a newly-cemented plaza with a stamped concrete floor.
Friday, February 24th, 2012

San Ignacio resident, and employee of Chocobanana in Sayulita, Candelario Salazar "Cande" has been organizing street clean-ups in San Ignacio over the past year on Monday evenings with a group of kids between the ages of 6-18.