Every year around February 24th, Sayulita comes alive in the loudest way possible. For the week leading up to the party, a carnival pops up on the baseball field in town called Sayulita Days. It reminds me of the county fairs back at home. There are the normal things you would expect like rides, games, junk food, ferris wheels, and carousels. But in Mexico’s version of a carnival you also have games where you throw rocks at empty beer bottles to win beers. You also have pancakes sold as “hot cakes”, dozens of choices for tacos, dart throwing at targets where you win prizes such as cookies, chips, and ramen. It’s an endless amount of fun.
On the night of Sayulita Days, huge celebrations take over the town. If you are within 20 blocks (basically anywhere in Sayulita) of the baseball field, you WILL be awake till 4 am from the live concert blasting music. Our apartment was shaking because we live a block away from the carnival.
If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, stay away from Sayulita during the last weeks of February. If you’re not boring and looking for a really fantastic cultural experience that’s loads of fun, then come to Sayulita Days and experience the
The carnival usually lasts for about a week or two and starts around mid-February leading up to Sayulita Days and Flag Day.
Have you experienced Sayulita Days? What was your favorite part?
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