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• SAYULITA UPDATE & CASA VECINO’S NEW PLAN TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES•




Contact us at casavecinosayulita@gmail.com
Reporting our whole team at Casa Vecino alive and well and hoping you and
your familia are safe and healthy as you read this. It is fair to say that
these are crazy times and we know that you are likely overloaded with
information about COVID-19 but we wanted to send you a very brief update on
the status in Sayulita and also take this opportunity to let you know about
our plan to help support local businesses right now (when they need it the
most) while making your vacation more awesome when you visit.

First off we want to send our sincere love and appreciation to all of our
customers who have stayed with us over the first 3 years of our business
and especially all of you who have made it more than once. Thanks to your
support we have managed to save some money and (thanks in part to our other
jobs) we feel 100% confident that we can weather this storm and be ready
and better than ever when we can start hosting again. Please also know that
while our amazing staff (Liz and Fidel) have been given time off during
this quarantine situation we are and will continue to pay them.

The current situation in Sayulita:
Most business are closed and most citizens are in self quarantine
Many tourists have cut their vacations due to concerns about
tightening travel restrictions and their ability to get home.

How Can We Help?
Unfortunately not all businesses in Sayulita have the benefit of savings
and 2nd jobs to tide them through this unexpected shut down. Our new
promotion is designed to help these super hard working small businesses now
(when they need it the most) and then add value to your vacation when you come
to visit. You pick a business, we will go buy you a gift certificate and pay them now 
and then you can pick up your coupon when you arrive to check in at Casa Vecino
and use it during your next vacation.

This promotion can work in one of two ways:
If you were one of the many guests who had to cancel their vacation this
spring due to COVID-19 we share your disappointment but are really looking
forward to hosting you again soon. We want you to know we are offering a
full credit when you rebook and as an added bonus we will also buy to a
gift certificate to a local business of your choice to use while you are
here (see details below). The cool thing is that this means that we will be
able to spend about $20,000 pesos on gift certificates in the next couple
weeks to help local businesses pay their bills and take care of their staff
during this shut down.

If you are booking a future vacation please be advised that Casa Vecino is
currently not accepting any new reservations for 2020. We hope that we can
get through this sooner and will update this policy but we are feeling
confident that by 2021* we will be back to hosting smiling faces like
yours. If you book a 2021 vacation now we will buy you a gift certificate
to a local business of your choice for you to use while you are here. If
you are a first time visitor and don’t yet have a favorite business yet
check out our list below:
Book Now
Gift Certificate Suggestions:
If you’ve been to Sayulita before and there is a different business you would like to support let us know!


Mexi Treks
Mexi Treks is a team of local guides that will take your group on an outdoor adventure. Some options include hiking through the jungle or kayaking to secluded beaches.
Aaleyah’s
Our favorite local pub filled with friendly faces, awesome drinks specials, & simple but delicious food including their world famous chicken wings. 
Sayulita Public House
Sayulita’s best pub experience located in the center of Sayulita with a menu full of craft beer and cocktails and excellent pub and tapas style food plus a great view overlooking the plaza.
El Itacate
Great Mexican food including the famous “Itacate burrito,” a burrito made using fried cheese (instead of a tortilla) wrapped around the filling!
Revolución del Sueño
Sayulita’s iconic boutique filled with one of a kind Sayulita souvenirs and gifts.
Tierra Viva Restaurant
One of our favorite restaurants in town. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner offering a great variety of options; late breakfast with great bennies, delicious sushi and traditional local dishes. Tierra Viva is sure to have something for everyone.
Rosemary’s Boutique Clothing Store
Home to local designers and offering men & women’s clothing, accessories, & Sayulita souvenirs. 
Spencer Harris Photography 
Offering family portrait photography while you’re here on vacation and/or prints of beautiful Mexican landscapes. Spencer’s photography will make your memories last and your home more beautiful  
Camacho’s Mini Market
Your go to store just around the corner from Casa Vecino!
FUND RAISER FOR SAYULITA ANIMALS
If you have stayed with us at Casa Vecino you probably have had a chance to meet some of our dogs and know that we spend a lot of our spare time helping rescue, foster and rehome dogs and cats in Sayulita most often working with the amazing people at Sayulita Animals. We recently got a chance to combine our love of our dogs and help Sayulita Animals with some fund raising and the results were super adorable. Two of our awesome Sayulita Amigos Carmen McKnight, who does floral design and is the owner operator of Flora Amor and Spencer Harris, who is a really amazing local photographer, teamed up to shoot local dogs and the proceeds of the shoot were donated to Sayulita Animals to pay for all of the amazing things that they do. 
Dog models seen above are: Leah who is a permanent resident at Sayulita Animals. She is super sweet but suffers from epilepsy so this fundraiser will help pay for her ongoing care (along with many other things Sayulita does). Also pictured our five permanent dogs Bibi, Bernardo, Leno, Chewy and Romeo.
Sayulita Vecino of the Month
Daniel Camacho and his family are the owner operators of Camacho’s Mini Market located on the southside of Sayulita and located only a few blocks from Casa Vecino Guesthouse. Daniel is a husband and father and a pillar of the community as he is one of the founding members of the of a local organization called JXMP (juntos por mi pueblo or together for my town). This group has helped mobilize Sayulita’s youth to help with garbage clean ups, planting trees, and organizing parking and traffic during heavy tourism times like Semana Santa . He is also a member of the Gavilanes Vigilantes (watchful hawks) who do night time patrols and play a big roll in keeping Sayulita safe from crime. Daniel is a great guy who you will love meeting on your next visit to Sayulita and his Mini Market on the way to and from the beach from Casa Vecino will be the source of tasty snacks, simple groceries and ice cold beverages. 

 

 

1. Beaches

Sayulita is home to many beautiful beaches that can be reached on foot (or via car or golf cart), each offering something special…

• Sayulita Main Beach 
• Playa de Los Muertos
• Playa Carricitos
• Playas Patzcuaro and Patzcuarito
• Playa Malpaso

Check out this blog post for more info.


2. Surfing and Paddle Boarding

Sayulita is home to a point break right on our main beach that is great for intermediate and advanced surfers, and also a very forgiving beach break for beginners of all ages! There are lots of great instructors and board rental companies, both on the beach and in town. Check out Sayulita Surf School, Surf It Out, or Lunazul Surf School to book your next class! 

Find more information on our Tours & Partners page or ask us about the other sweet surf breaks in the area, like La Lancha, El Anclote, and Burros! 

 

3. Yoga

While Sayulita will always have surfing in its veins, yoga is now also very much a part of its DNA as well with lots of beautiful studios, and amazing instructors teaching a variety of types of yoga to help you experience a tropical Om. Check out Yoga Villas Sayulita and Hotelito Los Suenos. Find more information on our Tours & Partners page.


4. Body Work

Whether you are craving a relaxing beach massage with the waves crashing the distance, or a mobile massage at Casa Vecino, Sayulita is known for it’s variety of holistic and therapeutic modalities. Ask us about our recommendations for Rolfing, Reiki, Isolation Floats, and more.. Find more information on our Tours & Partners page.


5. World Class Tacos

Sayulita is home to some of the best tacos in the world and offers a variety of fresh seafood, poultry, and meat tacos. The best-known places are Nanny’s tacos and Mary’s Restaurant, or the local after-hour street vendors selling slow-cooked meats and crispy fish tacos, made with local sauces and salsas. Stay tuned for a new, upcoming blog post about the best tacos and where to eat them.

6. Night Life

Sayulita is a small town with an international reputation for fun, so there are lots of places to go dancing or sip with friends at local pubs, bars, and nightclubs offering a wide range of entertainment. You’ll find great live music, sports bars with international games, pubs serving craft beer from across Mexico and around the world and lots of really delicious craft cocktails and tequila or mescal. Yes please! 


7. Family Friendly

Mexicans in general (and Sayulita specifically) love babies, kids, and families. If you are looking for a fun, safe and easy tropical destination for your next family vacation, look no further than friendly Sayulita. Check out the local Kids Guide to Sayulita, which we provide in all units of the Guest House. 


8. Nature

Nestled on the Pacific Coast and surrounded by tropical jungle Sayulita and surrounding areas are home to more bird species than anywhere else in North America (300+). In the winters our ocean is visited by humpback whales and in the summer sea turtles come to lay their eggs. The local organization Campamento Tortuguero Sayulita, who works to preserve the local Turtle population. Ask us about the turtle beach release! Stay tuned for a new, upcoming blog post about the abundant flora and fauna you can experience in Sayulita.


9. Mexican Holidays & Cultural Events 

Mexicans know how to have fun, and holidays are always a reason to celebrate, with such cultural events as: 
  • Día de Muertos
  • Dia de la Independencia
  • Guelaguetza Festival
  • Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe
  • Carnival in Veracruz & Mazatlán
  • Semana Santa.
  • Las Posadas
  • Cinco de Mayo

10. Sunshine!

Sayulita is home to 330+ sunny days per year make Sayulita the perfect winter escape for sun worshipers and beach bums alike.

Bonus 11. Agave Spirits!

Sayulita, and Casa Vecino in particular, are afficionados of tequila, mescal, and their mischeivous half-sister raicilla (made of wild agave plants and colloquially known as ‘rai-see ya later!’) Sayulita is only about 150 km from the city of Tequila, the namesake and origin of the eponymmous spirit and home to literally hundreds of distilleries. Schedule an in-house tequila tasting and bring home a bottle or two!

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Casa Vecino Introduces Real Estate Vacation Experience in Partnership with MexHome!

Whether you are ready to buy or simply wanting to learn more about the market booking a Real Estate Vacation at Casa Vecino is the perfect way to increase your Sayulita Real Estate IQ and find the property that is perfect for your own unique tropical homeownership goals.

Vacations include premium accommodations at Casa Vecino Guesthouse in Sayulita and some great VIP perks like airport transfer, welcome cocktails and in house massage. Set your own schedule and sign up for seminars to opportunity to learn about the market, buying Mexican Real Estate 101 and owning a vacation rental business. Tour neighborhoods, see listings and meet local professionals like property managers, builders, architects.

Vacations are subject to availability and the cost of the stay will be refunded if you buy in the following calendar year.
Sign Up Here

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