Dios de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have passed and to support their spiritual journey. Although it is recognized throughout Latin America, it originates from Mexico. I was fortunate enough to be in Sayulita to witness the pure joy and sense of community that is at the heart of this amazing holiday!
If you have been to a few beach towns, you invariably find that the same sarongs and beach towels are found across the globe. One of the charms of Sayulita is that it has a strong artisan culture, largely because many artists from around the world have chosen to now call it home. As a result, there are some wonderful stores worth stopping by and taking a look - whether to purchase a unique souvenir or to simply be inspired by the beautiful artisanal products of Mexico.
There are few places that embrace vibrant color with the gusto of Mexico and Sayulita is no exception! As soon as I arrive at the Puerto Vallarta airport, I am always taken back at how even the planes seem to be happier and more colorful in Mexico. For as little as the town of Sayulita is, they have managed to wash it with every single color of the rainbow resulting in a visual assault of the best kind. Here are just a few of my favorite photos from this photogenic charmer....
When one comes to Sayulita, you will find that though it is a relatively small town, there always seems to be plenty to do - time moves slowly and quickly here. It is the strangest and best part of vacationing here!
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