Seniors Discover Riviera Nayarit

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It’s alway nice to write a blog about a place that I have visited. This senior was in Tepic that is in the State of Nayarit on a medical group mission with friends years back. So welcome to sunny Sayulita in Nayarit. Stunning natural beauty, eco tourism and jungle retreats are just the beginning.

Home to beautiful beaches, Mexican culture and world-class activities, senior visitors fall in love with this seaside surfer town. I’m not a surfer and chances are neither are you, however it is a fascinating activity to watch. So grab your coffee and imagine yourself in a comfortable beach chair, under a sun umbrella watching the big waves and those riding them.

I want to share this delightful cultural blend of beaches, shops, restaurants and smiling people that makes the village the perfect destination for an “off-the-beaten-path” Mexico vacation. It’s a small community of only 4,000 and you will find that many Americans and Canadians have second homes in the nearby hills. Beachfront vacation rentals are a favorite with travelers to the area.

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Sayulita is home to the annual Punta Sayulita Surf classic completion and widely known to surfers around the world. With a number of surf schools, novice surfers share the beach with tourists, beach bums and world-class surfers alike.

Sayulita’s three main streets, none more than a five-minute walk to the beach, are lined with shops selling surfing gear, local souvenirs, silver jewelry and hand-tooled leather purses.

Senior Fare: Iguanas, Fine Dining and Healthy Living

Sayulita is 25 miles north of Puerta Vallarta, another beautiful beach town. And for senior hikers, Mexitrex is one you will want to check out. Check out what National Geographic has to say about Sayulita. The vacation rentals in Sayulita Mexico represent some of the greatest values for accommodations anywhere in the world.

Image 5Given its earthy feel and it’s appeal among younger crowds, it might be easy to dismiss Sayulita as a party town. But with the vast majority of its residents committed to healthy living, through surfing, yoga, organic products and such, it’s not unusual for its nightlife to dwindle shortly after midnight.

In Sayulita you can enjoy eating a fine dinner at a local restaurant, catching a late-night set performed by one of the local bands, or enjoying a photo exhibit at a local shop. Senior visitors will discover that most of the action in town takes place in and around the town’s main plaza, which is located only two short  blocks from the main beach.

For fun, check out the unusually high number of big green iguanas that have set up residence on what is commonly known as the “Iguana Tree” a block away from the main plaza. Then stroll through Sayulita,  watch all the surfers and enjoy some fine dining.

Sayulita is awaiting your visit and  promises an abundance of Vitamin D. jeb


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