Sayulita reminds me of the song “No one is to blame” by Howard Jones: “You can look at the menu but you just can't eat, You can feel the cushions but you can't have a seat, You can dip your foot in the pool but you can't have a swim”
To me that is Sayulita. Go into the water and risk being sick... eat at the local restaurants and risk being sick. The biggest problem is the sewage and water treatment plant. It is apparently owned by a private individual, not the municipality, not the county, not the federal government. Yes, large amounts of untreated waste is being dumped into the bay. That is the truth. The water treatment plant's output is also dangerous. Business leaders need to get their stuff together and rectify the problem. The reputation will be such that nobody will want to visit at risks to their health. Staying here… Swimming here…. Eating here… It's a version of Russian roulette.
After arriving our first day here we saw numerous people throwing up. Story after story about people being sick. And the smell...the smell of human waste coming off the water. Yuck. There was no way…. No way we were going into the water. Every day we took a drive and went swimming at a beach miles out of town and out of the bay.
We did eat in town every night. Tried to pick the best restaurants in town but alas… On the seventh day my girlfriend started vomiting in the airplane on the way home and has been sick for the past couple of days.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that most people are probably getting sick from a combination of raw human waste being dumped into the Bay and/or the poorly treated water. Fix these problems and I'll bet much of the sickness will go away. Leave it untreated and all the tourists will go away.Edited: 27 March 2017, 04:15