Tia Adriana and her family are one of the oldest non-native families in Sayulita. They arrived in 1979 when they were 1 of only 12 American and Canadian families. At that early date only Spanish was spoken, there were no telephones and electricity had just arrived.
Their love of the charming village, admiration of the local culture, simplicity of the lifestyle, beauty of the people and enjoyment of the pristine beaches & surf encouraged them to stay.
Tia, with the help of her sons, nephew, and local carpenters, built an ocean view home that by popular demand soon transitioned into Tia Adriana’s Bed and Breakfast. One block from the ocean in the center of the coastal part of town it kept growing and soon became a well know landmark in Sayulita. Today it is leased to a nonfamily member and is being run as a hotel.
WHO BUILT CASITAS SAYULITA?
Tia’s son Goyo, who lives in Sayulita, has headed up the vision and building from the ground up of the 5 levels of private Casitas known as Casitas Sayulita.
Her daughter Lynn, who lives in Cardiff-by-the Sea, has painted the tiles and orchestrated the mosaics, paintings and décor through the years.
Her son Rex, who now lives in Oaxaca, has transported many fun things from the U.S. that give the Casitas their charm.
Tia’s son Pablo lives in nearby La Cruz Marina and can arrange a fishing trip for you if you’d like.
WHY NANZAL HILL?
Ocean view, sunset view, town view, jungle view, and more ocean view led Tia and her family to create Casitas Sayulita when the bottom of Nanzal Hill was only steep, dense, parrot filled jungle.
The family would hike through the jungle wielding machetes to clear a path so they could drink in the unobstructed crystal clear ocean view and dream of building.
Each private level would be unique in character and yet maintain a consistent beauty and style. As with the B&B, these 5 beauties have grown and matured along with the lush landscaping.
Vision and creativity are the key ingredients used in creating this charming development.