Saint Archer's Brewery and Tasting Room


Two or three weeks ago, I was enjoying a Saint Archer's White Ale (which has swiftly become one of my go-to's on tap this spring) with lunch and thinking about how I had never tried this particular brewery before.

Because the universe works in funny ways, a few days later, I received an email letting me know that local brewery, Saint Archer's had just started canning their beers. I'd had no idea that St. A's was a local brewery so I reached out and asked for a tour. They agreed and last Thursday my bestie Bonnie and I headed there for a few drinks after work.

Steady stream of surf and skate movies on the projection screen

With Yiga, one of the two Brew Masters and  the Director of Brewing Operations, who kindly gave us a tour

When we arrived, we met up with Yiga, their Director of Brewing Operation and Head Brewer, and their VP of Marketing, Adam, two super nice dudes that stayed late to give us a tour. They showed us around and talked about just how far the brewery has come (spoiler alert: crazy growth in one year... this place is blowing up). They also showed us the new canning machines, which were pretty neat to learn about.

Aside from their delicious beer, rad dog-friendly space, and staggering list of action sport ambassadors, one of the coolest things about Saint Archer's is that one of their two Brew Masters is a woman, Kim Lutz. In my daytime life, I'm a recruiter and I recently had a conversation with two recruiters from Anheuser-Busch about their needle-in-a-haystack hunt for talented female brewers.

At the time, I naively implied to them that they may be looking in the wrong place (we were at a conference in Seattle), but then I talked to a couple of brewers and brewery workers here in San Diego about the female brewing population. As it turns out, it's pretty much next to nil. So for Saint Archer's to have scooped up Kim as one of their two Head Brewers is pretty cool.

But the coolness didn't stop there. Food trucks swing by the tasting room at least 4 days a week (Thurs-Sun). And as we were saying our goodbyes, Adam told me that they're going to start having yoga in the brewery on Saturday mornings.

Yoga + beer?!

Starting this Saturday, May 3rd, Saint Archer's will host Hoppy Yoga in their huge tasting room space. The vinyasa flow style classes will be $15, which includes a beer after class. Bring your own mat and get hoppy with your fellow craft beer loving yogis!

Saint Archer's Brewery and Tasting Room
9550 Distribution Ave.
San Diego, CA 92121

Healthy Snacks


Now that I'm back at my old company, I'm desperately trying to avoid the seemingly automatic 10 pound weight gain that occurs somewhere between all of the yummy lunch options in Del Mar and the catered food left over from meetings. Which means: I'm going to have to start packing healthier snacks for work.

I learned a lot about the types of healthy snacks that I personally enjoy when I was doing the Fast Metabolism Diet, so now I have a few staples:
  • Baby carrots and hummus
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Raw almonds
  • Celery and almond butter
  • Buffalo or Turkey Jerky
  • Apples
  • Mixed berries
  • Kiwis
  • Dark chocolate with sea salt (not sure if this counts..)
However, one thing that wasn't allowed on the diet was dairy products. Now that I'm off FMD, I'm researching ways to incorporate dairy snacks into my diet so that I can get my calcium while simultaneously curbing my less-healthy dairy cravings for my star-crossed lover: cheese.

After researching healthy dairy snacks, it sounds like I'm missing out on this whole Greek yogurt thing - I'd never had it before. So I decided to give it a try, figuring that it would be great to mix with some granola or fruit. Which led me to doing the Greek Yogurt Taste-Off Challenge, sponsored by Yoplait, in order to find the best Greek yogurt. 

The challenge pits Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry yogurt against Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry, both of which have strawberries mixed in. I decided to try the Yoplait first, since that's a brand I'm familiar with. When I got my wisdom teeth out two years ago, Yoplait's regular yogurt was all I could eat. 

I didn't know what to expect from their Greek yogurt but to be honest it tasted just like sweet, regular yogurt. There were a ton of browning strawberries mixed in, which visually has always been unappetizing to me. I'd rather add fresh fruit in separately. It was tasty but a little too sweet, which won't help me with my cheese cravings. Then I found out they sweeten their yogurt with sucralose and fructose, two things that are strictly forbidden on FMD. 

I tried the Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry and though at first taste the sour flavor and thick texture was a little off-putting, after a few bites, I started to feel like this could definitely substitute for my cheese fix. The strawberries were at the bottom, so I didn't even have to eat those if I didn't want to, whereas they were unavoidable in the Yoplait. And Chobani uses stevia to sweeten their yogurt up a bit, which is FMD-approved. Seems like the Chobani is the one for me.

I'm still not sure how much, if any, dairy to work into my snack rotation, but I'm curious to hear if you have a favorite healthy snack. Do you eat Greek yogurt? If so, now it's your turn to do the Yoplait Taste-Off! ;)  

Restaurant Review: Fig Tree Cafe, Liberty Station


In the midst of all the insanity that's been going on this week between Coachella, starting a new job at my old job (more on that later!) and our friends' wedding in LA, apparently I had my 28th birthday.

Maybe it's a sign of my age now that I've officially entered my late 20s, but I was thoroughly exhausted at the thought of doing anything for my birthday except a nice, lowkey dinner with Ryan. And when he asked me where I wanted to go to eat and celebrate, the first place that popped into my head was the new Fig Tree Cafe in Liberty Station.

I had one of the best meals of my life (a filet mignon on the specials menu) at their Hillcrest location a long time ago and since then, every time I've eaten there, it's been amazing. The food is always just what I'm craving, the atmosphere is just the right mix of casual and special, and the service is quite possibly the best in town. And lucky for me, upon arriving at the new Liberty Station location, we found out that our favorite server, Letizia, was working and we were in her section for the night.

Two things immediately stood out to me about their new space: the parking, which is plentiful in Liberty Station and not so much in Hillcrest, and the festively lit garden patio which is going to be PERFECT for girls nights this summer.

After coming off the Fast Metabolism Diet and then eating like crap at Coachella, I had really been trying hard all week to be good about no cheese or sweets and having small portion sizes, but I completely threw that out the window the second I looked at their mouthwatering menu.

We started off with two appetizers, their baked meatballs and their insane cheeseboard. I mean, insane. It came with two Yorkshire cheeses, one mixed with apricot and another mixed with cranberry, a goat cheese rimmed with cranberry jam that was to die for, some Manchego cheese which I gobbled up before Ryan even knew what happened, and Brie. It also had two types of bread, some mustard, some jam, figs, raisins, and strawberries as toppings. This board is a thing of beauty.

That's not to shortchange the baked meatballs on praise. They were served with fresh Parmesan cheese on a bed of spicy tomato chutney, which was ever-so-slightly too spicy for me. Ryan, however was unfazed by the heat. Regardless, both he and I had to close our eyes with each bite in appreciation of their savory goodness.

For entrees, I decided to go with the Jidori Chicken in Sauvignon Blanc sauce with fingerling potatoes and garlic green beans. Meanwhile, Ryan went with their special for the night which was porkchops with a baked apple Cabernet Sauvignon glaze over it. I mean, their menu is fantastic, but their specials are consistently on point. Like I said, one of the best meals I've ever had in my life was from one of their special menus. That's what makes coming back here so frequently worth it!

We washed all of this down with a bottle of the Canyon Road Pinot Noir. Letizia suggested this would be the perfect pairing with both of our respective wine sauces and she could not have been more right.

Stuffed and happy, I didn't think I'd have room for dessert but I figured, it was my birthday after all. So we split their specialty, a fig bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. Happy birthday to me!

Fig Tree Cafe - Liberty Station
2400 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 103 (Next to Tender Greens and Luna Grill)
San Diego, California 92106
Phone: (619) 821-2044

Sari I'm Not Sorry


This past weekend I got to watch two of my best friends and one of the best couples I know tie the knot. It was a beautiful rooftop ceremony up in Marina Del Rey and a great day spent with friends who came in from all over.

I'll warn you now, that I'm completely unapologetic about how mushy and happy this post is going to be. This is a couple who inspires so much love and it was great to spend a day showering them with it.

In fact, without the groom, Pretesh, I honestly don't know where I'd be today. Though we both went to UConn, Pre and I didn't meet until after college and instantly became friends. The summer that he moved to San Diego he invited me out to visit and that's when I fell head over heels in love with this city. The following summer, in between my first and second year of grad school, he let me crash on his living room floor for two months and then the following summer, I moved from NYC to San Diego and rented out his spare bedroom for my first two years here.

Pre was there for me through all the awkward growing pains of my mid-twenties, from boy drama to post-college poverty and everything in between. The importance of having a best friend like that in your 20s can not be understated: he was often the only voice of logic and honesty in my life and always without judging me. He'd just listen over beers and then tell me what I needed to hear, even if it wasn't always what I wanted to hear.

And the most important thing? Had he not picked that city and then that neighborhood to live in, and had he not rented out his guest room to me and my giant dog, Coal, I would never have met the boy next door, who turned out to be the love of my life. :)

I never doubted that Pre would marry someone as equally warm, level-headed, genuine, outgoing and funny as he is (if not more so) and when I met Anjali for the first time, I knew he'd found her. She fit so seamlessly into our group of friends and it was so easy to talk to her, like someone I'd known forever from the day I met her. As Pre said in his wedding toast (subsequently bringing the house down in tears), how could you not love this girl? She's beautiful, talented, smart and hilarious and one of the most down to earth, laidback people I know.

Their wedding was the most adorable and touching one I've ever been to and I know its just the start of an amazing life for these two. I would wish their relationship on anybody, because if you and your significant other love and respect each other even an ounce as much as these two do, that's about as good as it gets.

What to Pack for Coachella: Hair and Beauty Essentials


If you're one of the lucky beauties heading to Coachella for Weekend 2, I'm jealous of you.

I mean, I've barely recovered from Weekend 1, but still...

I want to go back!

In the meantime, I've been working on editing pictures to put together a few Coachella recaps and reliving the festival through my photos. It was a fantastic weekend and thanks to a well-packed makeup bag, I felt fantastic too.

Whether you're car camping or poshing it up at a hotel, these were my beauty and hair essentials for a weekend of music, sun and various dehydrating chemicals. ;)

  • Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer: I just discovered this primer before I left for Coachella and all I can say is, where has this stuff been all my life? It was especially lifesaving in the desert: the air dried out my skin each night and this was a much-needed layer of moisture before BB Cream and makeup. 
  • Tarte BB Tinted 12-Hour Treatment: I've tried almost every BB Cream out there and I can't stress enough how perfect this one is. It's light and breathable, completely gets rid of shine and most importantly for Coachella? It's SPF 30. 
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Matte Bronzer: The desert is hot. And you will sweat. Luckily this bronzer was able to withstand both the humidity and moisture all day, every day throughout the festival. 
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush: For the most part, I like a nude, tanned look for face makeup, but with the bright sun, this blush is just the thing to add a touch of color. 
  • Urban Decay Naked 3 Eye Shadow Palette: This is the only eye shadow I use regularly but in Indio it was especially helpful in transitioning from the bright sunny mornings to dark desert nights. 

  • SACHAJUAN Volume Powder: This stuff is a miracle worker. Whether you're camping or just too hot to even attempt to straighten your hair each morning, this dry shampoo will keep a style fresh for at least a couple of days. And it smells great too!

  • Bliss FatGirl SixPack: "Coachella" is practically interchangeable with "crop tops" and "bikinis." Even if you're modest and don't like showing off your stomach, it's almost a necessity in the desert heat. Luckily, Bliss has made an award-winning product that helps to tighten skin on your stomach and give you all the beautiful confidence you need to rock that midriff-baring outfit. I put some on in the mornings after I showered to keep my tummy looking toned throughout the day. And thanks to Bliss for sponsoring this post as well! 
  • Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes: These wipes were not the best at removing my eye makeup at the festival, but as far as taking a pseudo-shower with them in the campgrounds, they kept me smelling and feeling fresh. 
  • Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash: Coconut water, papaya extract and sea algae extract makes this one of the most refreshing face washes out there and helped me feel closer to ocean the day after a gnarly sandstorm. 
  • Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport Sunscreen: There is nothing worse than turning into a lobster at Coachella, because you can't hide your burns for the sun for the next however many days after that you're still there. Dermalogica's sunscreen felt and smelled amazing and kept me sunburn-free. 
  • Dermalogica After Sun Repair: Luckily I didn't need to use this during Coachella, but several of my friends did. It was much more soothing and cleaner-feeling than aloe gel and offered relief from their sunburns.

Uncasked UTC Beer Festival


There was so much going on this past weekend in San Diego, it was insane. From the Beach Blanket Bohemia event at Shaper Studios in North Park to charity events to races... there was really something for everyone.

Including beer drinkers.

But that probably goes without saying. With all the breweries in San Diego, there's rarely a month where there isn't some kind of beer festival. This past weekend, it happened to be Uncasked, at the UTC mall in San Diego.

We were invited to go and it really was an incredible event. $20 got you a glass, 10 pours from the 8 breweries that were there, free food, music and photobooth snaps from an adorable upcycled VW bus AND all the money went to support the SD Brewer's Guild.

Ryan and I had a blast. We used Sidecar, the newest ridesharing app to hit SD, to get there and drank to our hearts content. The pours were so big we couldn't even use up all of our tickets.

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My favorite beer was the Witte Snake from Acoustic Ales, though I'm a little biased because they're my neighbors. Plus we got a sneak peak at their awesome label designs before they start bottling!

Priorities: catching the end of the UConn game while in line for Mother Earth Brewing Co

A perfect Saturday afternoon: wandering around a mall, drinking beer and enjoying the beautiful sunshine with Ryan. The icing on the cake? UConn won. :)

Everything You Need to Know Before Doing The Fast Metabolism Diet


Last month I did The Fast Metabolism Diet, a 28-day meal plan that promises up to 20 lbs. of weight loss. The premise is that by eating certain foods in phases, one can reset their metabolism, undoing years of damage caused by processed foods, caffeine and alcohol. And yes that is a hint: you can't have processed food, caffeine or alcohol during the diet. Cheese, soy, corn anything, refined sugar and wheat are also off the list.

So why would I do this to myself? One word: Coachella.

We leave on Thursday and I'm happy to say that even though I've been off the diet for a week and a half now, I've kept off the 13 lbs. that I lost.

Which is good since I promptly bought a ton of Coachella-worthy outfits in my new size during a champagne-induced haze once my 28 days were up.

Would I recommend this to just anyone?

No... there's some aspects of this meal plan that really aren't for everyone. And at times, it was tough. But the results went beyond my weight loss... this diet made me a better cook, more conscious of how and what I eat, and, I dare say, permanently changed my relationship with food. Which is why I decided to put together this post to help you make your decision before you try The Fast Metabolism Diet.

What You Need to Get Started
First things first... without the following list, staying true to this diet will prove to be VERY difficult. In order not to sabotage yourself, you'll need to make sure you have this stuff beforehand.
  • The Fast Metabolism Diet book 
  • A nearby grocery store with organic options (you'll be heading there.. a LOT)
  • Lots of freezer-safe tupperware (these are perfect portion-sized for the soups) and on that note...
  • A microwave
  • A blender (I bought this single-serving one)
  • A crockpot (My 6 quart programmable one kicked this diet's ass)
  • A large skillet
  • Citrus squeezers (I have one for lemons and one for limes ...cause I'm bougie like that)
  • Cutting mats.. trust me you'll get tired of cleaning your giant cutting board 
  • A small food processor (this little guy became my best friend... I call him Mellow Yellow)
  • Lots of ziploc baggies in various sizes
  • A water bottle (the Hydroflask keeps your water ice cold all day)
  • Foodhuggers... these things are genius and were indispensible
  • Plenty of the following herbs, spices and condiments (organic, if possible):
    • Basil (get a window plant to have fresh basil on hand)
    • Black pepper
    • Cilantro (some recipes call for fresh)
    • Cinnamon
    • Coconut oil cooking spray
    • Curry
    • Dill
    • Dry Mustard
    • Evoo
    • Garlic, crushed (I substituted this whenever a recipe called for minced) and powder
    • Ground ginger
    • Oregano
    • Onion salt
    • Parsley (get a window plant to have fresh parsley on hand)
    • Peppermint leaves or mint
    • Prepared mustard
    • Red pepper flakes
    • Rosemary
    • Sea salt
    • Stevia or Xylitol
    • Tomato paste
And last but not least: 
  • A dishwasher or a patient significant other who likes to do dishes (my words, not his)

The Highs
  • The weight loss! It happens for everyone at different times, some all in rush (like me losing 7 lbs the first week) and sometimes just barely (1 lb in Week 3). But when it does, and especially seeing how much you've lost at the end after still eating so much, it's glorious. 
  • Breaking an addiction to caffeine.. there's nothing like fighting caffeine withdrawal and coming out on the other side. 
  • Perfecting yummy new recipes like the Chicken and Quinoa Risotto and the Chicken Barley Soup.
  • All the fresh, real food.
  • Learning how to properly eat -- I went from Cheez-It's and Red Bulls for breakfast to cooking myself an egg on sprouted grain toast or making a smoothie before leaving the house. 

The Lows
  • Dishes. So. Many. Dishes. 
  • The Grocery Store. It became my second home. 
  • Constantly thinking about food. What I need to buy, when I need to buy it, what I should make, how I should make, what I have frozen, what's going bad, what I need to pack for work, what time I need to eat....
  • Phase 2 of every week. The Meat and Veggie Phase. I never want to see jerky again.
  • Feeling like a shut-in and an outsider because I can't just casually do whatever my friends are doing since I have to rush home to prep or heat up a meal.
  • Being the only sober one at a party. 
  • Not being able to run when I actually want to because it's not a Phase 1 day. 
  • Caffeine withdrawal - it was almost unbearable. 

Who It Will Work For
  • People who don't like to exercise. I said it! Haylie recommends you do 3 specific workouts a week to maximize the benefits of the diet, but I could barely fit any in. I went hiking twice and did bikram once throughout the 28 days. And I still lost 13 lbs! 
  • People who LOVE to cook. Because guess what? You'll be doing a lot of it. 
  • Carnivores.
  • Virtually anyone else. Except for... 

Who It Won't Work For
  • Vegans and vegetarians... Haylie says it can, but I just don't see how. At the very least its not ideal (also, I've never met a vegetarian who looked like they needed to go on a diet... have you?)
  • People without regular access to a full kitchen. Hey, I shared what could almost pass for a kitchen with 13 other grad students when I lived in NYC. It happens. 
  • People with crazy work schedules or odd hours. This diet was exhausting to do with a regular 8am-5pm job. You have to really want to do this to prep all your meals beforehand and be able to heat them up or keep them cold in time to eat them with a weird schedule or outside of an office environment.
  • Party animals. Look, I barely made it through the dozen or so social functions I went to on this diet. If your social life is really important to you, this is not the diet for you. This is for people who can deal with being a virtual hermit for a month. 
  • Anyone training for a fitness thing. For those people out there who may want to start this while training for half or a marathon or some other kind of event, don't. Wait until after. Your body needs more carbs than this provides and workouts are restricted. 
  • People who don't want to do it. Sounds obvious? For more on what I mean by that, read this

What I Learned
  • The vicious cycle of caffeine and alcohol are responsible for 60% of the weight I've gained as an adult. Sound weird? Aside from the fact that alcohol is just a bunch of sugar, I spent most of my days eating foods that would comfort my hangover: California burritos, pizza, penne bolognese, cheese, chips, french fries... you name it. Less so because it was convenient and more because it made me feel better after a night out with friends. The caffeine helped me through the lack of sleep and therefore left my body with no time to recharge. Also: I haven't had one drop of caffeine since and no cravings for it either. 
  • Processed food is responsible for the other 40%. It was literally all I ate. Sometimes I went weeks without cooking a healthy meal for myself and to substitute for that I would just down a box of Cheez-Its or heat up some pasta with jarred tomato sauce. My eating habits were literally terrible. 
  • Breakfast is really important. I never got shaky or weak once on this diet, which is something that has happened to me every day since I was a kid. You know what I haven't done since I was a kid? Eat breakfast. 
  • I never got hangry either. In fact, while constantly thinking about food was annoying at times (most of the time), overall my mood was more even keel. I also don't get headaches anymore, something that I used to get a lot. Plus, I have a fairly consistent energy level throughout the day. 
  • I was wasting a lot of money on junk. When I add up all the snacks and Red Bulls I bought at convenience stores and all the times we went out to eat, it had to be way over the $300 or so I spent at the grocery store that month getting all healthy, fresh foods. As I continue to loosely follow this diet forever, I'm sure I'll get even better at shopping for the month. 

Since I've been off, I've worked alcohol, cheese and chocolate back into my diet, but that's about it, and even those things have been in moderation. I've tried to stick to a mix of Phase 1 and 3 meals and snacks and so far, it's been great. I even lost another pound! Which is why it's safe to say that for me, FMD is here to stay. 

Are you interested in doing The Fast Metabolism Diet? 
I'm happy to answer any questions about my experience in the comments!

Sayulita Life: Playa Escondida Resort


Our beach house, Sol 3, at Playa Escondida Resort

For the second half of our visit to Sayulita, we stayed at the luxurious Playa Escondida Resort, about a 10 minute taxi ride through the jungle from the center of town. The whole time we were in town people would ask us where we were staying and when we told them part of our trip would be spent at Playa Escondida, the jealousy was apparent: everyone knew what a special place Playa Escondida is.

We grabbed a taxi in the center of town at the taxi line and off we went up hills with breathtaking views of the ocean, then down windy one-lane jungle roads until suddenly we had arrived. The amazing and sweet hotel manager, Asuri, was there to welcome us and gave us a tour of the resort. She showed us the resort's private beach first, complete with hammocks, lounge chairs, a volleyball net, and all kinds of water equipment to borrow, like boogie boards and life jackets.

Then we headed up to the Terraza, the beach bar with games, casual dining and a television. This, she said, was the place to be after dark (later, we confirmed it just to be sure ;)). Then she showed us the infinity jacuzzi and the way to the spa and finally, the pool and main restaurant. The pool is where Ryan and I looked at each other and realized we really had landed in paradise. We were offered welcome drinks and we had them right there, soaking it all in.

As soon as our room was ready, Asuri came back to help us find our way down the cobblestone paths. We had rented Sol 3: a huge beachfront house with our own private jacuzzi on the deck overlooking the ocean. Having seen the pictures, I had some idea of how gorgeous this room would be, but in reality, pictures didn't do it justice. We walked onto our top patio (we had a two-story patio!!) and immediately the rest of the resort disappeared. It was like we were the only house on the beach, with an unobstructed view of the ocean every which way possible.

Inside, the room was more romantic than I could have imagined. The bed had the breezy white linen canopy curtains that I've always imagined having one day. The windows across from the bed opened up to the most gorgeous view of the ocean... one that was amazing to wake up to but evening more amazing at night with the full moon glowing over the waves. I tried so hard to get a good picture of it, but in the end that's one that you just have to experience for yourself.

We unpacked and stuck our beers in the mini fridge, then headed to our sandy downstairs patio, complete with lounge chairs and our private jacuzzi. We cracked open our books and a couple of beers and spent the afternoon reading there. Occasionally, we had the surprise of being joined by some jungle life including a cute little garden snake and a friendly iguana who hung out by my feet as I read my book, all while enjoying our ocean view.

After a little while we decided we'd take a walk on the beach and try swimming a bit in the ocean. The waves were pretty strong and the beach dropped off fast, so I couldn't go in very far. Instead we made our way up to the infinity pool and had a couple of glasses of wine while floating around and watching the sun set. The water was so warm and the sunset was so beautiful that I was honestly in heaven.

The staff at Playa Escondida was incredibly on top of it and had not only reserved the best seat in the restaurant for us, but had it ready as soon as we were done with our swim. Our server, Lalo, was super fun and had plenty of great meal and wine recommendations for us, which helped to narrow down the huge menu. In the end, I chose the Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon and Ryan had Lobster Ravioli.  We cleaned our plates and finished the night off with some more wine at Terraza, eventually taking to-go cups back to our jacuzzi.

This was only one of four amazing days at Playa Escondida, but it provides a pretty accurate picture of the rest of our time there. Between the staff putting together our trip to Marieta Islands and our ziplining excursion, and booking us each a 60-minute massage at their incredible spa, I couldn't have picked a better place to spend the final days of our vacation.

Mexico takes care of the beauty around you all on its own, but the people who work at the hotels and resorts in Sayulita are what really makes or breaks your stay. The staff at Playa Escondida not only made our stay, they made us lifelong fans of the resort. For a truly secluded and romantic escape to paradise during your next Sayulita visit, book a room at Playa Escondida and don't be shy about using the ear plugs they provide... the ocean gets loud at night!