Jaltemba Bay: Venture off the beaten path of Mexico's Pacific Coast

Jaltemba Bay is made up of three small and colorful towns – Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita and Los Ayala. It is located 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta in the heart of the beautiful Riviera Nayarit, which stretches nearly 200 miles along Mexico's spectacular Pacific coast and includes Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, La Cruz, Punta Mita,…

Rob's Ramblings: Hike to El Cora Cascades

The next trip is to the El Cora Cascadas or waterfalls near San Blas. From Jaltemba Bay, head north to Las Varas and take the highway marked San Blas. Just before Santa Cruz you will see a new Pemex on the right, at the intersection of Hwy. 76 to Tepic. Turn right toward Tepic and at roughly km 10 in the town of Tecuitata, turn right…

Net Fishing - Evening and Weekend Ritual

Although we have seen local fishermen net fishing for bait fish occasionally, it seems the art of net fishing is a favoured form of relaxation at the end of a busy day or on weekends. Many times we have watched as a family arrives at the mouth of the estuary on the north beach of Guayabitos on either side of the Fisherman Memorial (it…

Las Brisas Restaurant in La Peñita Undergoes Major Renovations in Preparation for New Malecón

Tiki’s Las Brisas Restaurant in La Peñita is undergoing a total makeover. The restaurant, which is located on the beach directly across the street from the new malecón, has been plagued by closures related to the recent malecón construction. This past winter, Las Brisas was forced to close for weeks at a time due to sidewalk and…

Volunteers Needed for Bird Identification Workshops at Community Cultural Centre in Jaltemba Bay

To promote the bird conservation in the Jaltemba Bay region, it is necessary to educate people in rural communities and cities so that they know the richness bird diversity holds. The bird diversity in our area is unique and has multiple values that can be used in sustainable ways through ecotourism, scientific research and conservation;…

Rob's Ramblings: Hike to Boca de Tomatlan and Las Animas

Do you want to get some more exercise and get to know the surrounding area a bit better? This article is about a few area hikes, one south and one north of Jaltemba Bay. One is fairly easy and the other fairly strenuous, but both will take you into some fantastic scenery and through some other views of Mexican life. This is the first…

Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P) Unites Special Horses with Special Needs Children

When George Leavitt, founder of Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.), says "mis caballos especiales están aquí para sus niños muy especiales, de mi corazon," he really means it. For those of you who don't speak Spanish, his short but meaningful introduction translates to "my special horses are here for your very special children,…

Going Home

This photo was taken from the trail that goes behind Mateja’s Bar & Grill and up into Rincón de Guayabitos. We used it as a shortcut to get to our hotel at the end of our afternoon walk. For some reason, I stopped and turned around and there it was... the perfect photograph. You’ll notice there is a vendor following behind the…

The Plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos Gets a Beautiful Makeover

On Thurdsay, June 6, the plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos was a buzz with activity. The crew from Vivero Villanueva in La Colonia planted hundreds of heliconia, ginger, bougainvillea, hibiscus, palm trees, agave and other tropical plants throughout the plaza grounds. According to Rossanna Araujo Silver, Hotel Association president, the…

Motofiesta Returns to Riviera Nayarit

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

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…