My husband and I will be Sayulita from 2/19 to 3/6. We're looking forward to being there during Sayulita Days and am wondering if anyone would care to share with us what they think is fun about it and/or which things to aware of. I also have some questions.
First off, I want to make sure tourists are welcome. When visiting St. Lucia during a similar festival it was clear that the local people in town did not want us there. I understand if this is something the locals like to enjoy for themselves. Living in a tourist destination ourselves I know it can sometimes seem like you just can't get away from all of the visitors. But if we are welcome can anyone help with the following questions?
1 -We are staying on the north side of town and have read it can be really loud some nights. We're prepared for that with earplugs. Is it fun for 50 somethings to go listen to the bands or is it more for the younger folk?
2 - I read there is a parade. Is that usually on the weekend or on the 24th?
3 - Is there a rodeo or horse related activities?
4- What is a popular carnival type food? Anything that we must try or avoid?
5 - Will there be issues with ATMs running out of pesos? Should we stock up on pesos at the airport to get us through those days?
6 -Will the Friday Farmer's Market still be held on the 20th?
Thinking about the warmth and sunshine is getting me thru our cold winter days right now, so any information for me to ponder would be greatly appreciated.