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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico in 2021

An international surfing destination!

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Mexico's Pacific Coast has a rugged beauty about it. It makes for great surfing and Sayulita is one of the favored international surfing destinations in Mexico's state of Nayarit.

As you may well know, we generally stay at Chacala Beach just north of here where the town is small (300 residents) and the waves are perfect for body surfing.

Billy has been wanting to take a boat from Chacala to Sayulita for a long time, and on this visit, we had two other friends with us who couldn't wait to do the same adventure.

So we hired a lancha to take us the 1.5 hours south to this famous surfing beach.

Mural of surfer in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

One of the many murals around town

This mural pretty much says it all.

Mostly young, tatted up surfers enjoying the sand and the sun, wave after wave.

Surf's up!

typical beach bar, Sayulita, Nararit, Mexico

Typical beach bar





After our harrowing landing on Sayulita's beach, we went to this beach bar for happy hour to calm our nerves.

We're sure Jimmy Buffet was here somewhere!

Beach chairs and umbrellas at Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

You wanna be here!

There were lots of beach umbrellas with chairs beckoning to everyone to sit and watch the sea.

You can almost hear the surf just by looking at this photo!

Surfers having the time of their lives Sayulita, Naryarit, Mexico

Surfers having the time of their lives

This young woman is focusing on her ride while another surfer watches the wave he is going to catch.

Lots of surfers at Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

More surfers!

Surf riders watch the tide tables so they know when to get out on the sea.

Hours and hours they ride and Sayulita is a great place to meet other surfers from different countries.

Wipe out! Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Wipe out!!

Of course there is that occasional wipe out. But it's all part of the fun and exercise.

Riding the wave, Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

This man has some style

It seems this man has some experience with keeping his balance, and he looks very graceful on his board.

Newbie surfer keeping her balance, Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Surfer keeping her balance while hanging five!

There are all levels of surfers here and this young woman seems to be getting it down.

She looks GREAT!

Famous letters of Sayulita town, Nayarit, Mexico

Colorful letters spelling out Sayulita

All over Mexico, the current trend is to have the name of the city spelled out in huge, beautifully colored letters. Then tourists have their photos taken in front  of these letters, and it makes for an attractive souvenir to show family and friends.

Akaisha at the flag street in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Akaisha at the most popular photo-op street in town

This street is also very popular and people have their photos taken here too.

Many restaurants are located on this street, and wonderfully, they serve delicious food!

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Yours Truly

We couldn't pass this background up for a photo of us...

You know... all lovey-dovey with the hearts and all!

Getting surfing lessons in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Receiving surfing instructions





We walked past this young couple taking surfing lessons. What a better place to do it than Sayulita!

The instructor was physically demonstrating them what to be doing out in the sea while on their rented boards.

Curiously, the instructor asked his students to first lie down on the board and the young man did so... except he lay down as if he were in a beach chair with his back down on the board, and his face up towards the sky.


The other way around, my Friend!

Hey, at least he is out there!

Love it.

I tried learning how to surf in the chilly 59 degree waters of Santa Cruz, California. Of course I had to wear a wetsuit to keep myself from getting hypothermia!

This looked far more appealing!

Papaya smoothie in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Papaya smoothie

While the boys were out body surfing, I sat back and enjoyed a papaya smoothie.


Sayulita Beach, Nayarit, Mexico

Sayulita Beach

This is the beach where we tried to land in the lancha we hired in Chacala.

It looks smooth and easy right now, but the waves were up when we came in on the boat.

You can read the story here, and watch the video of our ride here.

design of a surfer catching air

Surfer catching air

Graceful and balanced, like a dancer.


If you are a surfer, you might put Sayulita, Nayarit on your bucket list.

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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