Saturday,21 Sep 2013


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.


Rainy season weather can be all over the place in Sayulita, but almost every day brings at least one spectacular event in the sky, be it sunrise or sunset, a thunderstorm or a cloud so tall it looks like some god or other taking anthropomorphic form before our very eyes.

Although this past week has brought mostly a steady stream of gray clouds from the south, courtesy of the tropical storm Manuel, there are always periods of change, and it is during these changing periods that the sky offers us its most beautiful selves.

We are lucky, here on the north side of Bahia Banderas, because the cape on the south side of the bay, Cabo Corrientes, is large and high enough to break up and slow down the weather headed at us from the south. So, while Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas, and the other cities to the south get hit with a deluge—and they have, this past week–we usually get just enough stormy rain to refresh the aquifers and paint the jungle in a million shades of green—and to light up the sky from dawn until dusk with brilliant clouds.

These images are all from the past week, from our verandah or the edge of the beach on the north side of town. The towering cloud over the ocean beyond Punta Sayulita, climbing high into the sky (see our photo of the week), appeared one morning, striding towards the rising sun behind us. The rainbow came in an afternoon, with the sun slipping down behind the punta.

Wherever you are in Sayulita, whatever the time of day, in summer there is almost always high drama overhead.