Entries in mexico (2)

Monday
Jan022012

surf + sun south of the border • sayulita, mexico

Anyone who knows me, knows I love traveling to Mexico. Over the holiday, I visited the small beach town of Sayulita, 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, for the first time and it's definitely one of my favorites. Now let's just hope Sayulita remains the same cool place—and doesn't become the next Playa del Carmen—for these reasons:

  • Tourists v. Locals: For once, tourists don't outnumber the locals
  • Food: Street taco stands, typical Mexican restaurants + more than enough expat-owned outdoor cafes with free WiFi
  • Beach: Perfect waves to learn to surf (and if you're looking for more serious waves, head 10 minutes north to San Pancho)
  • Quaint: The entire town is made up of a few, easy-to-navigate blocks with a lively zocalo (plaza)
  • Art: A plethora of hippies selling homemade jewelry and funky shops like my favorite, Revolucion del Sueno, line the calles

Tags: Sayulita, Mexico, Sayulita Mexico, San Pancho Mexico, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico Taco Stands, Mexico Surfing

Friday
Mar272009

border crossing • tijuana, mexico

It's never fun having to wait over two hours for in the border crossing line from Tijuana to San Diego, but it can be entertaining. For once I actually got out of my car (I wasn't driving) and walked around talking to the roaming salesman who peddle everything from porcelain Virgin Marys to Mexican blankets to cinnamon-covered churros.