The Sayulita beaches are super lovely. I was thinking about why we like them so much, and several things came to mind. One is that there are no big hotels here. This brings a certain human scale to things - we are all little people. There are no big weddings, photo shoots with drones or noisy crowds. (At the resorts where I have taught yoga the wedding frequency was normally minimum one a day). Almost no one smokes on the beach. The vendors are friendly. And there are lots of locals.
I remember the first time we visited Sayulita I was struck by the dogs on the beach. They are all pretty well behaved and belong to someone. And this time we of course took little Rebi to enjoy some Vitamin D with us. We know that when you take a dog to the beach you have to have an umbrella and provide it some shade. You also need to take a water bowl and some fresh water, especially if you have a little puppy that can get dehydrated pretty quickly.
Then one day I saw a huge dog on the beach. It was a St. Bernard. It's not very often you see those even in Vancouver. And then there was a second one. And what? A third! Now this was something totally uncommon.
And then there was their owner, a Mexican man, who abruptly kicked off his shoes, his hat and sunglasses and sprinted right into the waves. And the three huge dogs followed him right in. It was so striking - a man and three huge dogs bathing in the ocean to cool off. And they all loved it.
I was not the only person who stopped to watch and take pictures!