Build It and They Will Come: La Peñita's New Malecón is "Unofficially" Open

The phrase "build it and they will come" is exactly what is happening in La Peñita these days. It has been quite a journey the last several months, as we've all watched with great anticipation while the new malecón in La Peñita was being constructed. Even though the official inauguration has not taken place yet, the people of La Peñita…

Majahua Hotel Selva offers comfort in the jungle at the south end of Chacala Beach

Majahua Hotel Selva in Chacala was featured in a recent article on MéxicoDesconocido.com. The article, entitled "Vive la Riviera Nayarita. Sus playas, sus escenarios... su paz," was written by Lorenzo and describes the 160 miles of amazing shoreline in Riviera Nayarit. Sr. Armendaris begins his journey at this lovely little hotel nestled…

Rob's Ramblings: Bug's Summer / Life Up-North

Hi, Bug here. Rob is too busy messing around with kayaks and trucks to produce a summer article, so he left it up to me to help. I live with Rob and Heather Erickson. I was adopted two and a half years ago in Rincón de Guayabitos after I showed up at Rose and Charlie's place mooching food. Their resident cat Molly didn't appreciate…

The Malecón in La Peñita is Almost Finished

The long awaited and much anticipated malecón in La Peñita is almost a reality. The deep, below-sea-level retaining wall footings were dug despite the ongoing tides and constant wave action of the sea. Many truckloads of fresh dirt, sand and rock were hauled in and compacted to provide a steadfast base for the malecón’s walkway. Multiple…

Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) Team Goes on a Trail Ride

The small towns in the state of Nayarit organize public horse riding on designated trails to celebrate different types of events. Among the events are church festivities, political support, honoring a dead person, beginning or ending of Mardi Gras and parades. The riding can go from one town to another or within the same town, from the…

Bird Conservation Efforts are Being Made in Nayarit Coast Region

With over 300 species of migratory and resident bird species, the Nayarit coast is perhaps one of the world's most bird-diverse areas; such diversity of bird life represents an invaluable heritage that has captivated the eye of birdwatchers for decades. Unfortunately there are several threats to this natural treasure: uncontrolled urban…

Chacala Boats

The gentle thumping and knocking of boats tied up at the Chacala Marina's wharf was to me a soothing and tranquil sound. I also loved how the water undulated around and under the boats creating ever changing patterns and reflections. Small, colourful fish darted back and forth underneath the boats, they were delightful to watch! by Tosia…

An Adventure to Find the Charcoal Ovens

It was a bright and beautiful morning. I bounced out of bed with the excitement of the day that laid before me. I had been invited by Tom Plattenberger to go on an ADVENTURE, and knowing how he loves to drive up into the mountains and seek out new and different things here in this beloved country... I WAS READY! Lunch and drinks, cameras…

Rob's Ramblings: Don't Forget Property Taxes!

Many folks from up-north will be paying their property tax bills over the next few weeks. In one Canadian community, the city council is dealing with double-digit tax increases to recover from the loss of a major employer/tax cash-cow. However, the same city council found $4 million for an all-season artificial turf soccer field, yet…

Why We ♥ Jaltemba Bay

We have received some wonderful feedback about our recent article entitled Jaltemba Bay: Venture off the beaten path of Mexico's Pacific Coast. Because of this response, we have decided to bring back "Why We Love Jaltemba Bay," a topic we started on Jaltemba Bay Folk (our community forum) back in 2011. To date, it has received 22 replies…

Watermelon, Arugula & Feta Salad

This salad is wonderfully refreshing, light and unexpectedly delicious, just as a summer salad should be. After looking online for hours, and making two trial versions (one with mint and one with basil), I decided that both herbs are equally good... so you decide which is your favorite, or use them both. Watermelon, Arugula & Feta…
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Profile of a White Egret

This White Egret was photographed on Playa Los Ayala on a perfectly sunny day, with beautiful front lighting. I followed this egret along the beach and hung around for about an hour until it was comfortable with me and my camera in close proximity. by Christina Stobbs Click here to view more Photos of the Week This photo was submitted…