Best of Jaltemba Bay 2014: The Winners

Best of Jaltemba Bay 2014 LogoHundreds of our readers, home and business owners, locals and visitors clicked to vote for their favorite area restaurants, businesses, hotels, vacation rentals, community groups, beaches and activities in the Jaltemba Bay Life 1st Annual Best of Jaltemba Bay 2014 poll.

The competition was neck and neck, and we’d like to thank everyone who participated and made this a fun and friendly competition.

Our team has painstakingly sorted and tallied all your votes and without further adieu… (drum roll please…)

Congratulations to the winners of the Best of 2014 – as well as a few “Close 2nd Placers” who received just one vote less than the winner in their category!

Our 2014 poll ran from December 10, 2014 to January 17, 2015; and the winners were announced in the January 21st issue of our newsletter. Please note that we changed our name from JaltembaBayLife.com to ExploreNayarit.com in October 2015.

recommendation-button2014 Most Popular Business (Most Votes)

1) Mini Super “Popin”

100 votes
Av. del Sol Nuevo #14
Rincón de Guayabitos
webpage / map

2) George’s Cafe & Gym

79 votes
Rincón de Guayabitos
(no webpage available)

3) Vista Guayabitos Restaurant

75 votes
Carr. a Los Ayala (km 1.5)
Rincón de Guayabitos
webpage / map

4) Backstreet Italian Restaurant

60 votes
Retorno Jacarandas (Equinoxio Mall)
Rincón de Guayabitos
webpage / map

5 (tie) Chasite Coffee House

55 votes
Lucio Blanco & Salina Cruz
La Peñita
webpage / map

5 (tie) Toñita III Restaurant

55 votes
Rincón de Guayabitos
(no webpage available)

recommendation-button2014 BEST Beachfront Dining

Toñita III Restaurant

Rincón de Guayabitos
(no webpage available)

recommendation-button2014 BEST Casual Dining

Hinde y Jaime’s Bar & Restaurant

Av. Emiliano Zapata #57
La Peñita
webpage / map

Close 2nd Place:
Wanda’s Burgers & Ribs

Retorno Ciebas #5
Rincón de Guayabitos
webpage / map

recommendation-button2014 BEST Fine Dining

Vista Guayabitos Restaurant & Bar

Carr. a Los Ayala (km 1.5)
Rincón de Guayabitos
webpage / map

recommendation-button2014 BEST Cafe, Deli, Bakery or Street Stand

George’s Cafe & Gym

Rincón de Guayabitos
(no webpage available)

recommendation-button2014 BEST Hotel or Bungalow

Hotel Loma Linda

Rincón de Guayabitos
(no webpage available)

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Casa Contenta

Av. del Estero #244
Los Ayala
webpage / map

Close 2nd Place:
Casita de La Peñita

La Peñita
(no webpage available)

recommendation-button2014 BEST Automotive Service

WashanWear (Mobile Car Wash)

Rincón de Guayabitos
webpage / map

Close 2nd Place:
“Santa Ana” Laminado y Pintura

Carr. Tepic-Puerto Vallarta (km 90)
La Peñita
webpage / map

recommendation-button2014 BEST Grocery or Liquor Store

Mini Super “Popin”

Av. del Sol Nuevo #14
Rincón de Guayabitos
webpage / map

recommendation-button2014 BEST Home, Pool & Garden

Albercas de Vallarta

Calle Gardenias #33
Rincón de Guayabitos
webpage / map

recommendation-button2014 BEST Medical Service

Centro Medico La Peñita
(Dr. Martín Nuñez Arciniega)

Avenida Oceano Pacifico #168 Sur
La Peñita
webpage / map

recommendation-button2014 BEST Place to Shop

Tianguis Market in La Peñita

webpage / map

recommendation-button2014 BEST Taxi, Transportation or Tour Guide

Taxistas Unidos

Locations in Rincón de Guayabitos,
La Peñita and Los Ayala
(no webpage available)

Close 2nd Place:
Jaltemba Transport

La Peñita
webpage / map

recommendation-button2014 BEST Community Group / Volunteer Experience

Cancer de Mama Clinic

Annual 3-Day Breast Cancer Clinic in La Peñita
webpage / map

recommendation-button2014 BEST Local Beach

Playa Rincón de Guayabitos

Runner’s Up:

2) Playa Chacala

3) Playa Los Ayala

recommendation-button2014 BEST Town to Live In or Visit

Rincón de Guayabitos

webpage / map

Runner’s Up:

La Peñita de Jaltemba

webpage / map

Los Ayala

webpage / map

recommendation-button2014 BEST Place to Watch the Sunset

Beach in Rincón de Guayabitos

Including a few specific locations up and down the beach, several beachfront homes and hotels, and Fisherman’s Memorial.

Runner’s Up:

#2 – Malecón in La Peñita

#3 – Beach in La Peñita

#4 – Los Compadres Restaurant, La Peñita

#5 – Las Brisas Restaurant, La Peñita

recommendation-button2014 BEST Local Activity or Attraction

Strolling the Beach and People Watching

In particular, walking the beach in Rincón de Guayabitos and Chacala, and people watching along the malecón
in La Peñita.

Runner’s Up:

#2 – Tianguis Market in La Peñita

#3 – Festivals and Cultural Events

Including various parades, Carnaval, Día de la Revolución and the February entertainment in the Guayabitos plaza.

#4 – Turtle Release

#5 – Kayaking / Boogie Boarding

Favorite spots are around Isla Coral in Guayabitos, and Playa Los Ayala and Playa Freideras (i.e. Kissing Beach) in Los Ayala.

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We received 87 written entries describing “Why YOU ♥ Jaltemba Bay” and 17 photos from our readers during this year’s poll. Stay tuned, as we will share them in upcoming issues of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter. If you’re not already signed up, you can do so now.