The Friday Photo #187 – Death With A View

November 8, 2013 | Mexico, The Friday Photo | 3 Comments
Cemetary, Sayulita

There aren’t many cemeteries around the world that I’d willingly spend much time in, but the one here in Sayulita is an exception. It’s a bright, colourful mass of gravestones and mausoleums, strewn up and down a rocky hill that overlooks the beach and town below.

Rather than a place for sadness, it seems like somewhere to celebrate the life of those who have departed. Surfboards dot the landscape, along with other mementos of the deceased. There’s even a little beach at the end of the path (Playa de Los Muertos, literally ‘Beach of the Dead’), and all in all it doesn’t look or feel like any other cemetery I’ve visited.

I was there the afternoon before the Day of the Dead celebrations here in Mexico, and families were out tidying up the graves of their loved ones in preparation, chatting away as they weeded and polished.

If I was going to be buried anywhere when I die, I can think of far worse places than this.

Reflections On My Second Year Of Travel
42 Of My Favourite Things From Two Years Of Travel


  1. Reply

    Antonio Matos

    November 8, 2013

    thats a nice view indeed. there is another one on a beach! Yeah, a cemitery on the beach - In Tenerife Island, on the Las Teresitas beach, just outside Puerto de la Cruz... cheers

    • Reply


      November 10, 2013

      Sounds like a cemetery I need to get to!

  2. Reply


    November 24, 2013

    ohh great photo~

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Leave a Reply

© 2009 - 2017 David Dean. All rights reserved.
Designed by: Never North Labs