Rob's Ramblings: JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic in Las Varas

We only worked two days at the Las Varas Spay and Neuter Clinic, though overall I must say the town really came out in support of their first clinic. On Wednesday morning, the Registrado or Mayor came and introduced himself in perfect English and shook everyone's hand. Local vets and families were very grateful for our efforts in showing…

Local Restaurant Owners Attend the Tianguis Turistico in Puerto Vallarta

Roberto Gil de Montes from Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria in La Peñita and Nadia Cuevas from Vista Guayabitos in Rincón de Guayabitos both attended the Tianguis Turistico in Puerto Vallarta this past week. Roberto and Nadia pose with Patricia Quintana, Gastronomic Embassador for Mexico appointed by President Calderon. During…
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Magpie Jay

These loud and raucous birds have lately been coming to my casa for treats almost every morning and some evenings too! One or two of them will whistle to get our attention... then call in their compadres once the treat has been tossed out for them. Their sometimes whimsical flight pattern is to me enhanced by their long tail feathers;…

Health Care in Mexico

Pamela Thompson of HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta was the featured speaker at the Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club meeting this past Wednesday. She touched on many facets of the insurance conundrum for foreigners who wish to have some form of coverage while visiting Mexico. Here is an overview of the topics she discussed: The…
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Spring Lilies

As I was packing up my things to move out of the park, I took a minute to photograph these flowers to share with you. I have had this plant for a few years and it only blooms in the spring. by Lyle Brown View more plants in bloom under the Flora & Fauna category. This story was submitted by one of our regular contributors.…

Sweet Kids in Los Ayala!

By Patty Schemenauer & Susanne Richter - Returning Canadians to Los Ayala, Susanne & Bernie along with their two sons, Gabriel & Felix like to become involved with the local families, especially the children. This year Susanne bought 12 white t-shirts and tye-dye kits and proceeded to round up the locals kids for an afternoon…

Orchid Farm Tour: Beautiful and Educational

The itinerary for this private Orchid Farm tour had our group of 12 people from Guayabitos gather in San Pancho where we met up with Nicole, the tour organizer at Entreamigos, a local community education center. She gave us an informative overview of their facilities (recycling and more!), then we boarded a van and headed back up the…

Hike from Los Ayala to Punta Raza (North Beach)

Earlier this week, David and I went on a group hike with 17 others. Lori, the hike organizer, had taken this trek several times. In an effort to make the hike more accessible to others, she arranged for a clean up crew to clear the trails and mark them with red and yellow plastic tree markers earlier in the season. We met at the south…

In Bloom: Arbol de las Orquideas (Orchid Tree)

Orchid Trees have fragrant flowers that come in shades of magenta, lavender and white with five irregular and slightly overlapping petals that bloom abundantly from February-March. While the flowers resemble orchids, the Arbol de las Orquideas (genus Bauhinia) is not actually part of the orchid family, but rather from the pea/bean…

Project Angelina

Angelina is a young lady, who is 29 years old. She was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. She had an operation when she was 12 years old. After the operation she was paralyzed. Angelina spends many days every week sitting in her wheel chair, on the main street of La Penita with a basket on her lap. When someone drops a coin into her basket,…
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Fun with Pelicans

Brown Pelican landing on Los Ayala Beach, with panache! I love trying to capture the grace, beauty, and often comical antics, of pelicans in action! Originally published in “Magical Moments” on Magical Los Ayala.

Meet Senora Teresa Garcia, Los Ayala

At the time of publication, Teresa Garcia was 83 years of age. Teresa attributes her good health to a healthy diet consisting primarily of fish, fresh fruits and vegetables; daily walks and regular vacations in Los Ayala. Teresa is from Guadaljara, Jalisco and has enjoyed the luxury of owning a vacation home in Los Ayala, Nayarit for…