Guayafest 2015 Photo Update

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The 16th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen, fondly known as Guayafest 2015, rolled into town for this weekend's event. Earlier today, the plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos was bumper-to-bumper with VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks and other models. The northbound lane of Avenida del Sol Nuevo was closed so participants…

Motofiesta Guayabitos 2015 Dates Announced

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Event organizers just announced that the 10th Annual Motofiesta Guayabitos 2015 is scheduled for June 12-14, 2015. Each year, hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of visitors ride in from around the country. Motofiesta was born from the desire to give motorcycle enthusiasts a place to show off their spectacular machines to the…

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Christmas Magic Comes to Lima de Abajo 2014

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December 20th was a special day for the residents of the small town of Lima de Abajo, north of La Peñita. They patiently lined up in anticipation of a delivery of clothes brought by a small group of Canadian volunteers. Suitcases were unloaded and wheeled into the town building and the clothes were quickly organized in sizes…

Top Bands Confirmed for Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival

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We’re just one month out from the Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Fest and already some of the top bands that will be part of this iconic affair on the world stage of rock n’ roll are confirmed. Even more classic rock stars are expected to be added to this list shortly. Everything is all set up to buy your tickets to these concerts…
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Significance of Day of the Dead Altars

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Each year on November 2nd, we have the most important celebration for the dead in Mexico. On this day, people visit the tombs of their beloved deceased ones and they mount altars to help them have a good walk during the afterlife. Many of these altars are considered true works of art, as they reflect the hard work, dedication and…

1st Annual Guayabitos Bike Fest 2014 Begins Today

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BiciRutas de Tepic, Marcando Caminos and Club Coras Team, together with the Compostela Hotel and Motel Association and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, invite one and all to the 1st Annual Guayabitos Bike Fest 2014, to be held this weekend October 17-19. The fun starts with a Night Ride on Friday evening in Guayabitos,…

Guayafest 2014: Bugs and More Bugs

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Rincón de Guayabitos was inundated with Volkswagens, music and lots of good energy during this year's Guayafest. This, the 15th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen, appeared to attract about the same number of vehicles, but far fewer people. The exhibit began to wind down late afternoon, but the streets were still filled with…

15th Annual Guayafest Rolls into Rincón de Guayabitos

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May is a month of intense activity in the Riviera Nayarit, and the town of Rincón de Guayabitos is front and center with an invitation to its 15th annual Guayafest, held on the 17th and 18th of the month. This yearly encounter of Volkswagen vehicles - most of them classics - awaits approximately 400 participants from all over the…

Rob's Ramblings: Semana Santa - Good Friday

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11am, Good Friday, April 18 - The weather is great and the crowds have arrived for Semana Santa. In discussions with a few vendors and restaurant owners, they expect Friday night and Saturday to be the busiest days. It is quite a contrast to the quiet beach in Rincón de Guayabitos a few weeks ago. (below) Rincón de Guayabitos…

Rob's Ramblings: Run-Up to Semana Santa - Wednesday

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10am Wednesday, April 16 - The tents are arriving as vacationers stake out their space on the playa, and the banana boats are already giving rides. There are a lot of out-of-town vendors setting up their wears along the street and in the intersections in front of other businesses on the main Avenida del Sol Nuevo in Rincón de Guayabitos.…

Rob's Ramblings: Run-Up to Semana Santa

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As of 8:30am Tuesday morning, April 15, the crowds were already arriving in mass and many people were up early to stake out beach space, reserving their spot in paradise for Semana Santa. Footnote for those setting their canopies at water’s edge: later this week, the tide will rise until mid-afternoon, so it might be hard to keep…

Announcing New Music Appreciation Lecture in San Pancho

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Puerto Vallarta-based music enthusiast Paco Ojeda has accepted an invitation to present his very successful music appreciation lecture, “Ten Great Songs and Their Stories,” at EntreAmigos on Thursday, April 10, 6-8pm. The one-time event will be offered in English. “This will be a different kind of journey,” commented Ojeda,…

Taste of Lo de Marcos was an Unbridled Success!

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Over 75 people attended the Taste of Lo de Marcos event this past Sunday, March 16 at the El Centro de Fiestas de Los Delfines in Lo de Marcos in the Riviera Nayarit. The event was organized to raise funds for the Amigos de Lo de Marcos organization which supports local causes including the recycle center, spay and neuter clinics, medical…

1st Annual Chacala Village Music Festival

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Welcome to the 1st Annual Chacala Village Music Festival featuring six days of music, singing, art, dancing and creativity. We invite you to join us to celebrate a new beginning for Chacala, a place of beauty, culture and friendship. This is our inaugural festival. Our team includes many people that have already given time and energy…

Guayafest 2014: The Volks are Coming

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Each year, enthusiastic Volkswagen owners reunite in Rincón de Guayabitos to show off their beloved VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks and other models, many of which are souped up, painted up, modified or restored. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are in pristine condition, while others are well-traveled…

Circo de los Niños returns to San Pancho

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Since their inaugural sold-out show in 2011, everyone in the Riviera Nayarit has been waiting for the return of “Circo de Los Niños.” Now, after two years of workshops and training, 50 kids will once again bring the circus to San Pancho in a 2-day event on March 21-22. The “Circo de los Niños” is the result of a generous…

The 2014 La Peñita Tropical Charro Carnival is Ready to Go!

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La Peñita de Jaltemba is ending the month of February on a high note and starting March off with a bang with its 2014 La Peñita Tropical Charro Carnival, which runs Friday, February 28 through Tuesday, March 4. This Carnival is quite special thanks to its unique combination of attractions - this coastal village is known for its love…

Announcing the San Pancho Music Festival 2014

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San Pancho has announced their annual 3-day Music Festival will be held Friday, February 28th through Sunday, March 2nd in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico. The Music Festival is celebrating its 14th year, and as always there will be no charge to the public due to the gracious contributions of the performing artists. The Music Festival…

Live Theatre in San Pancho: "Bessie and Her Mark Twain"

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Announcing "Bessie and Her Mark Twain," a sweet and nostalgic story about one of American's true heroes told by the woman closest to him. This one-woman play portrays 13 important characters of this period, sharing the story of humanitarian and poet Mark Twain/Samuel Clements. This is a benefit performance for the new performances space…
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Cancer de Mama... Three Emotion Filled Days

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As she entered the La Peñita RV Park's Clubhouse, location of the bright pink curtained dressing rooms, she peered over the top of her glasses, timidly greeting us with a wave and a smile. I responded with, "Bienvenidos... eres la primera (welcome... you are the first)." The nine dressing rooms were quickly filled with weary, anxious…

2014 Guayabitos Tennis Tournament Update

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The Guayabitos Tennis Club hosted its 2014 tennis tournament in three days of hot action under the searing February Mexico sun. A total of 48 players squared off, 16 players in the men's "A" division, 16 in the "B" division and 16 in the women's. The women's "A" final winners were Tracy Schlegel and Annie Scholton, defeating Helen…

A Squabbles Thank You

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After a very successful run of four performances, the Peñita Players would like to thank all of you who came out to support us at our recent production, “Squabbles”. As the director, it was a privilege for me to work with such a talented and enthusiastic troupe. To those of you who were unable to get tickets, we apologize, and urge…
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Cancer de Mama Clinic 2014

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Dealing with cancer of any type is a horrible ordeal. Being a poor woman complicates the physical aspects due to lack of available options or assistance. For many women in Nayarit, just surviving the breast removal surgery is not enough, there is still a huge uphill battle for regaining self-esteem and feeling like a woman again. Statistics…

La Peñita and Rincón de Guayabitos Showcase Cultural Tourism

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The magic of the Riviera Nayarit’s coastal towns is one of region’s many highlights. Part of that magic is generated by the cultural tourism that takes place in La Peñita de Jaltemba and Rincón de Guayabitos, namely the Art Walk and the 9th Annual Cultural Arts Festival, which draw locals as well as national and international tourists. The…
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5th Annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary Dinner Dance

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Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay is proud to announce its 5th Annual Dinner Dance to be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Salon Real de Peña’s in La Peñita. The fundraiser will include dinner, floor show, silent auction, drawings and dancing. Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Time: Doors open at 6pm Place: Salon Real de Peña’s,…

Live Theater comes to San Pancho

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Mark your calendars for Live Theater in San Pancho at La Bodega Teatro, a project to build the first ever Performance Arts Center & Theater in the area. Saturday January 18 premiers "Judy... here at last!" - a one woman show about the legendary Judy Garland. Set in the 1960's, this poignant play tells a dramatic, sometimes funny-sometimes…
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Christmas Magic Comes to Lima de Abajo

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When George and Donna Steensma invite you to tag along on their annual clothing giveaway, you jump at the opportunity. Shortly after we arrived in Lima de Abajo, we began unpacking nearly a dozen large suitcases filled to the brim with donated clothing and attempted to neatly organize the items on tables to give away to the people there.…
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Announcing the 1st Annual Trail Ride and 2nd Annual Pony Up! for J.E.E.P. Fundraiser

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Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) founders, George and Loretta Leavitt, their dedicated volunteers and junior trainers work year-round to care for their rescue horses. J.E.E.P. is holding two fun events to raise funds to build a shade structure at the Hilltop Refugio in La Peñita and to pay for the ongoing cost of feed, medication…

Cultural Christmas Bazar and Art Walk in La Peñita

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Junta Vecinal Bahía de Jaltemba, our neighborhood council, invites you to participate in the upcoming Bazar Cultural Navideño along the malecón in La Peñita. The event will be held on December 21, 22 and 23 and will feature a Bazar Navideño (cultural Christmas bazaar) from 5-9pm on the malecón. On Monday, December 23rd they plan…

Veteran's & Remembrance Day 2013 at Field of Dreams Golf Course

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Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary…
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Dia de los Muertos Glossary

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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a 2-day holiday in which relatives celebrate the lives of those who have passed. November 1st is All Saints' Day, when Mexicans pay homage to the souls of the children and November 2nd is All Souls' Day, when the souls of those who died in adulthood are honored. Relatives gather at cemeteries…
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Dia de los Muertos Altars in Tepic, Nayarit 2013 / Tribute to Franciscan Fray Pascual Duran Rosales

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In Mexico, there is a holiday for the dead called “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead, which is held every year in the month of November. The first day of November is the day we celebrate those who died as children (Day of the Little Angels/All Saint’s Day), and the second day of November is for the adults (All Souls’ Day). Families…
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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) needs Volunteers for upcoming Spay & Neuter Clinic

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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) needs your help at our next free spay and neuter clinic which is soon approaching on November 13-16, 2013. To date, we have sterilized over 3,300 animals in our area! So many people have commented on the incredible difference these clinics have made to the overall health of our community. There are fewer…

5th Annual Playa Lo de Marcos Surf Fishing Tournament

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This year's tournament will take place October 26-27, 2013, in Riviera Nayarit with the participation of fishermen from Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima. The Tepic Surf Fishing Club and the Gobierno de la Gente, headed by Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, extend an invitation to sport fishing aficionados and to the general public to participate…
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Rob's Ramblings: 2nd Annual Mexi-Can Vet Project Dog Reunion in Victoria, BC

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Over 85 humans and 45 dogs enjoyed the great Mexi-Can Vet Project Dog Reunion in Victoria, BC on Sunday, September 8, 2013. This has turned into an annual event organized by Dr. Malcolm Macartney's crew from McKenzie Veterinary Service. (above) JBAR volunteers Deb Tomlinson and Sarah Walker greet Max the Dog, whom they rescued and personally…

Motofiesta Returns to Riviera Nayarit

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In Riviera Nayarit luxury means adventure, and it is this sense of adventure that draws hundreds of bikers from all over Mexico and abroad to meet year after year at Motofiesta. This year the event will take place on June 7-9, and it promises to be a fun ride. According to Rossana Araujo Silver, president of the Hotel and Motel Association…

Dia de la Marina in Jaltemba Bay

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Every year on June 1st, an impressive military display takes place to celebrate the nationalization of the Mexican Navy in 1917. Locally, Dia de la Marina reaches its peak at the Port of San Blas with parades on sea and land; and at the morning parade in Puerto Vallarta with navy ships followed by tour and fishing boats flying their nautical…

Guayafest 2013: Photo Update

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The plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos was literally jam-packed yesterday afternoon for the annual Guayafest 2013, the 14th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen. The northbound lane of Avenida del Sol Nuevo was closed so both participants and spectators could view the bumper-to-bumper VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks…

Guayafest 2013: The Volks are Here!

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Volkwagens are starting to roll into town in anticipation of Guayafest 2013, the 14th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen, which takes place this weekend (May 4-5) in Rincón de Guayabitos. Each year, enthusiastic Volkswagen owners reunite to show off their beloved VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks and other models,…

Mother's Day in Mexico: An Extraordinarily Special Day

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What a special and grand celebration Mother's Day is in this beautiful country called Mexico! The beach, restaurants and streets are overflowing with families celebrating Mother's Day. The local stores are packed with colorful flowers, especially roses. I wonder where they get all the roses from and how expensive they must be for those…

¡Viva la Semana Pascua en la Bahia de Jaltemba!

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Just about every spring break, my family and I are strongly drawn out of the chilly rains of Oregon by the warm lure of the Guayabitos coast. Sometimes the vagaries of the Easter holiday gives us free rein of a wide open beach with quiet streets and tranquil sunsets. This year, however, our two weeks gave us the full-blown celebratory…

Semana Santa 2013 in Jaltemba Bay (Last Day)

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Today is Easter Sunday. Vacationers are enjoying the last few hours of beach time; vendors are literally lining the beach trying to sell the last of their oysters, ceviche, nuts, fruit drinks and ice cream; and all the restauranteurs I spoke with in Rincón de Guayabitos are happy, but exhausted and ready for a little reprieve after catering…

Semana Santa 2013 in La Peñita (Day 5)

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Today is Good Friday and Day 5 of the Semana Santa holiday. It was a beautiful day and as expected, Jaltemba Bay was bustling with people. Families flocked to the beach in La Peñita with their coolers, umbrellas, floaty toys and other beach gear. It was wonderful to see people taking advantage of this normally-quiet and underutilized…

Rob's Ramblings: Semana Santa 2013 Update

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Talking to a few locals over the past few days, the overall opinion is that the crowds are the heaviest in anywhere from 3-10 years. What a wonderful holiday to be at the beach with a few thousand of your best friends. The mid and south end of Rincón de Guayabitos had a great combination of car alarms, loud speaker trucks for GAZ and…

Semana Santa 2013 in Rincón de Guayabitos (Day 2)

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It's Day 2 of Semana Santa. The beach in Rincón de Guayabitos was fairly busy this afternoon and the side streets are starting to fill up with buses. And while the entire town seems quieter than in years past, that will likely change over the next few days. As usual, there were numerous vendors selling everything from fish and shrimp…

Primavera Parade in La Peñita

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To celebrate spring, which arrived yesterday, the children of La Peñita dressed up for the annual Desfile de Primavera (spring parade). There were lions and tigers and bears, oh my... and even some butterflies, bumblebees and princesses, too. by Allyson Williams This story was written by one of our staff writers. To…

Rob's Ramblings: Jaltemba Bay Semana Santa - Stay or Go?

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Since our first winter in Jaltemba Bay, we have always heard chatter among those from up-north about heading back to the US or Canada prior to Semana Santa or Easter Week. As Semana Santa is in late March this year, we are already seeing some folks hitting the road, to spend some time in the southern US before heading further north to…

Guayafest 2013: The Volks are Coming (NEW Dates)

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Each year, enthusiastic Volkswagen owners reunite in Rincón de Guayabitos to show off their beloved VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks and other models, many of which are suped up, painted up, modified or restored. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are in pristine condition, while others are well-traveled…

Los Ayala Presents Mexican Fiesta and Town Party

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Los Ayala residents invite you to join them at two upcoming town events. It will be much appreciated whatever support you can give. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbours. Mexican Fiesta This event is being put on by the teachers and parents for the benefit of the school. There will be traditional Mexican dishes, live entertainment,…
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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) Invites Dog Owners to Walk Against Cancer

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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) will be helping to fight against cancer by raising money to purchase a much needed mammogram in our area. Meeting place will be at Piña Colada in Guayabitos at 11 am or at the Bridge of Life at 11:30 am. Tickets are $100 pesos. Please help us make a presence... bring your dog, your neighbour or friend’s…
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Academy Awards Party Details Announced

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See the Academy Awards live from Hollywood at the Oscar Party this Sunday, February 24, 2013 beginning at 5pm at Zapata 32, a large venue on the Avenida in La Peñita. It has seven large television screens, and is an ideal place to watch the Academy Awards. This is an opportunity for the ladies to wear that special dress, that special…
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Jaltemba Walk Against Cancer

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The Jaltemba Walk Against Cancer will be held on Monday, February 25 and everyone is invited to join in the fun and "walk together for early detection." The walk will start at 11am at Piña Colada Restaurant in Rincón de Guayabitos. Walkers will head north on the lateral, turn onto Avenida del Sol Nuevo and cross the "Bridge of Life."…

Gran Noche Mexicana in La Peñita Announced

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Everyone is invited to attend the upcoming Gran Noche Mexicana on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in La Peñita. Tickets are only $100 pesos and all proceeds raised from this community event will help fund different needs in each colonia (neighborhood) like clean water, new water lines, drainage, street paving, and clean rivers and inlets. Gran…

Blessing of the Water Festival in San Blas

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In San Blas, the blessing of the water is a colorful and cheerful celebration. “By intercession of Saint Blas, may God free you of your sore throat,” is the traditional prayer for the patron saint of the historic port in Nayarit. For centuries, Saint Blas was the patron of hunters, and the colorful celebrations taking place now invite…
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4th Annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary Dinner & Dance

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The Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay is holding its 4th Annual Dinner & Dance on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The event will be held at Salon Real de Peña's in La Peñita and will include: Music Dancing Show Silent Auction Prizes and Fun Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 Time: 6pm Place: Salon Real de Peña's, La Peñita Tickets:…
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2nd Annual KinderAide Street Dance

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KinderAide's 2nd Annual Street Dance is shaping up! Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 10th. We will have live music by Manuel y Amigos, Adan, Enrique and Cole & Noble. Bring your dancing shoes... we're gonna have a blast! And 100% of the proceeds go to connecting the cistern to the tenaco at Jardin de Niños: Luis Pasteur…

Zona Residencial Social Valentine's Dinner 2013

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The Guayabitos Homeowner's Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Zona Residencial Social Valentine's Dinner on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The event will include: Cash Bar at 5pm Dinner from 6-7pm - Marinated BBQ Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetables, Caesar Salad and Dessert Dancing from 6:30-9:30pm Door Prizes Silent…
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Note to Fashion Show Models & Volunteers

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Attention models and volunteers for the 10th Annual Fashion Show on January 29, 2013. Please be advised that there will be a meal available for all models and volunteers after the show for those that want to stay to unwind. Tickets are available at the Fashion Show table in front of Soley Argentinean Steak House in La Peñita for the…

'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Mexican-Style)

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We would once again like to share this fun Mexican-inspired Christmas poem with our readers, as we always get several requests for it this time of year! 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through la casa, Not a creature was stirring - Caramba! Que pasa? Los niños were tucked away in their…
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JBAR "Paws for the Cause"

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In response to Lacy Brunetti's recent article, "Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue Needs YOUR Help," I think we should have a big PARTY FOR THE DOGGIES at Thomas Bartlett's Hacienda!!! Bring your dog on a lead and let's have some fun and food and make a little... LOT of money to keep the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) GOING! For those of…

Christmas Posada 2012 in La Peñita

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The Christmas Posada is for all the children of La Peñita de Jaltemba and the surrounding communities. It will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 3pm in the Plaza in La Peñita. We need candy, toys, piñatas as well as financial donations to prepare a snack. We ask for your support by donating any amount of money or by supporting…

Día de la Revolución Parade in La Peñita

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Día de la Revolución (Mexican Revolution Day) takes place on November 20th and commemorates the Mexican revolution of 1910 led by Francisco Madero. To celebrate, there is always a mid-morning parade along the Avenida in La Peñita starting at 9am. Many of the local school children are dressed in costumes, plus there are bands, dancing…

Viva Nayarit: Dia de los Muertos Altars in Nayarit

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In Mexico, there is a holiday for the dead called "Dia de los Muertos" or Day of the Dead, which is held every year in the month of November. The first day of November is the day we celebrate those who died as children (Day of the Little Angels/All Saint's Day), and the second day of November is for the adults (All Souls' Day). Families…
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Dia de la Independencia Parade in La Colonia

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Viva Mexico! The townspeople of La Colonia celebrated Dia de la Independencia (Mexican Independence Day) with a parade. The primaria students, dressed in their uniforms and waving Mexican flags, marched several blocks as families and vendors lined the streets and watched the parade go by. In the spirit of the holiday, homes were decorated…

Jaltemba Bay Event Calendar for 2012-2013 Season

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(Updated August 25) - To help you plan for the upcoming winter season, we have compiled a list of major fundraising, charity and local events that will take place in La Peñita, Rincón de Guayabitos and Los Ayala during the 2012-13 season. Please keep in mind, it is still early so some events may not be finalized yet. You can find detailed…

MotoFiesta Guayabitos 2012

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More than 500 riders will enjoy a weekend full of concerts, contests, adrenaline and a whole lot of fun. MotoFiesta Guayabitos is "the best biker event on the beach!" Update from the Riviera Nayarit blog (May 28): According to Rossana Araujo Silver, president of the Hotel and Motel Association of Compostela, approximately 500 bikers…

Dia de la Marina Celebration in Chacala

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We just received this special invitation from Sr. Pablo Arturo Gil, President of the Comite de Accion Ciudadana, for the Dia de la Marina activities this coming Friday, June 1st in Chacala. Everyone from the Jaltemba Bay area is invited to attend. Here is the schedule: 11am: Desfile (Parade) Banda de Guerra del CBETA 104 de San Pedro…

Semana Santa in Rincon de Guayabitos - Part 2

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David and I strolled down to the south end of Guayabitos Saturday afternoon to see how many holiday beach-goers there were compared to past years. We were surprised to see a less crowded beach and a more calm and controlled atmosphere due in part to the Marines who walked the beach and manned the lifeguard stand near Hotel Jacqueline. Most…

Semana Santa in Jaltemba Bay – Part 1

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Semana Santa is in full swing – the bands are playing day and night; the holiday crowds have taken over the beaches, streets and restaurants; the vendors are busy; the bank machines are out of money almost as fast as they are filled; and everyone is having a good time. The following photos were submitted by several local photographers…
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Celebration of Life

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The Aztec Indians, also known as the Mexicas, usually make their annual trip from Mexico City this time of year to perform rituals near the Fisherman’s Memorial in Guayabitos. Here are two photos of their visit on Sunday, July 24th. More photos are posted on our forum. how to wean off lexapro levitra erfahrungen generic viagra…

A Semana Santa Tradition

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During Semana Santa, generations of families come to our area for their once annual vacation. The Meza, Saldaña, and Escobedo Families from Guadalajara are no exception. They have made Guayabitos their Semana Santa destination tradition for several years. Normally, they camp on the flat stretch of beach in front of our house, but because…

Los Ayala's Elementary School 2011 Fundraiser

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We want to thank everyone who helped to make this years Dessert Buffet/Elementary School 2011 fundraiser a great success. Thank you to all who brought all the fabulous desserts, and all who tirelessly served the desserts, and all who came to eat all the delicious desserts. Thank you to Christina Stobbs for all the advertising. Thank you’s…