Saturday, May 24, 2014

sayulita, mexico

Aaron and I love going to Mexico for Christmas. It's the perfect time of year to go there. We'd been to Playa del Carmen a few times, so this year we wanted to try someplace new. I had heard that Sayulita is a cool, laid back, and very walkable surfing town so after a little bit of research, that was our choice. About two months before our actual trip, I became very sick with hyperemesis. We were hoping it would improve by Christmas when I would be out of the first trimester; no such luck. After a trip to the hospital and an IV in my arm, we thought about canceling our trip altogther until Aaron finally said, "You can be sick in Denver, or you can be sick on the beach in Mexico." I opted for Mexico, and so we went. I was a little nervous, but it was definitely the right choice.

Although I was still sick the entire time, I kept saying, "This is the best vacation I've ever been on in my life!" Something about being near the ocean felt very healing. I didn't have to worry about anything aside from choosing a restaurant for dinner or an ice cream flavor on our nightly walk around town. It was awesome. I can't wait to go there healthy. It's a super family-friendly town. There were lots of American, Canadian, and European families there with children, so I am hoping we'll be able to persuade our family to go there for Christmas in the future with all of the cousins.  We can stay in a condo, make some meals from home, and take the kids to the beach every day.

**This is going to be a photo-heavy post. We took lots of photos.

You can see our condo behind me. We stayed on the first floor in a one-bedroom apartment. It had a kitchenette and a balcony with a screen door right next to our bed. We left the door open with the screen door locked every night so that we could listen to the sound of the ocean. It was amazing. The pathway below the condo led to the beach (5-minute walk) and it was a 15-minute walk into town.

On the balcony.

We had the option of walking through the town or along the beach.

We ate breakfast at the Choco Banana Cafe every morning. It was fun people-watching.

This is at Playa de los Muertos, a cemetery on the beach.

 I cannot wait to get back to this lazy little surf town. Hopefully, next time I'll be well enough to do some of the excursions outside of Sayulita.

**More on Sayulita here


  1. Nice to read about your Christmas. These are pretty pictures. And you look so pretty, Courtney--not at all as miserable as you felt!

  2. We're in for a Mexican holiday. Mom's paying, right?


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