Wednesday,1 Jan 2014


Justin Henderson is responsible for most of the the text on this site. Justin is an established writer, having published six novels as well as many non-fictions and travel guides. When he’s not writing, he’s usually riding waves on a surfboard or a paddleboard in Sayulita or Punta de Mita.


Last night was New Year’s Eve, and I happened to drive past the plaza shortly after midnight. There were hundreds of people dancing and partying in the street—people of all ages, all persuasions, all colors. All smiling.

This reminded me that even when the weather isn’t so great—and there is no denying that a week straight of intermittent rain this time of year isn’t so great—there is a ton of fun to be found in Sayulita.

As these signs will tell you, even when the sun isn’t shining you can go fishing, paddleboarding or surfing. You can get on a party boat and sail with the whales. You can go to the spa and get a massage. You can go to the bar or the restaurant, and eat and drink the day away. You can even go to the beach and sit under an umbrella and drink a margarita or a beer, and watch the rain fall, if rain is falling. You can shop, and in doing so—at the Tanana Gallery, anyway—have an anthropological experience, for this store is rich with Huichol magic.

The rain will stop falling, the sun will come out, and so will the smiles of Sayulita people. Meanwhile, have some fun!