Beach of the Dead -- sounds like a great zombie movie, but it's really the beach just the other side of the cemetery. And what a cemetery it is! It's the best use of plastic covered flowers I've ever seen. Built on a couple hills, the cemetery road provides the only access to a small family-oriented beach with mostly locals picnicking. Waves were minimal here, so it was a good beach for families with small children.
But what fascinated us was the colorful and architecturally interesting cemetery. Our friends we were visiting in Sayulita said they were here a for the Day of the Dead celebration (November 1 each year), when locals come to honor and remember their departed family & friends. At night the whole cemetery in the woods is lit by thousands of candles and there's great music & food, LOTS of flowers, color, and joyfulness.
|From this cemetery plot, you get this view of the Pacific, the beach, and |
families enjoying themselves. Not a bad resting spot for eternity.
|The Mexicans like color! Me too.|
|Captivating chaos of color.|
|You can see why many choose plastic commemorative flowers. Real flowers and plants just bake in the tropical sun.|
|I wouldn't mind an architecturally interesting headstone. |
The book might have to be something by Christopher Moore though...
|We enjoyed this cemetery, as much as any cemetery can be enjoyed. |
If we get back to Sayulita again we'll be back here to visit.