I saw this mural on a wall in Sayulita, Mexico several years ago. We had been staying in Puerto Vallarta and wanted to go to this little beach town not too far away because my son had lived there for a while and wanted to show us around.
This place is a mecca for surfers from all over. It definitely has a hippie-type granola vibe, but it is also very quaint in its own way. It has a tree which houses giant iguanas. We must have spied five or six up in its branches. I have pictures to prove it, too.
There were cute little walk up coffee shops and open air restaurants. There was plenty of jewelry and clothes and crafts for sale on the sidewalks. And besides the lure of all kinds of water sports, they even had a couple of places that offered Reiki sessions.
The town remained much the same from when my son had been there though streets, previously dirt roads, were starting to get paved. Sayulita was getting more attention as it was becoming more popular amongst tourists. I hope that it keeps its lovely, unique, surfer energy. This world needs all of the happies it can get!