Chef Betty Vázquez is ready to shine in Toronto with Riviera Nayarit’s gastronomy

After presenting a successful press luncheon, she will participate in the Harbourfront Centre's International Iron Chef, part of the Hot & Spicy Food Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In Riviera Nayarit luxury is our flavor, and the flavors of Mexico will promote our destination in the Canadian market though the…

Rob's Ramblings: Drive or Fly to Mexico?

I recently had a conversation with a few people debating their first road-trip to Mexico this coming snow-bird season. It was a great discussion, with much debate on the pros and cons. Here are a few thoughts from this discussion. There is obviously a lot more to this topic than can be covered in one short article. Depending on what…

The Exotic Tejon (Coatimundi)

It was a Sunday morning of BEAUTY. I picked up my good friend and headed to the Flamingos Resort in Bucerias. We were joining more friends for a lovely Champagne Brunch at El Tigre. I drove around the corner, and there standing by the side of the road was a TEJON. We call them Coatimundis (pronounced ko-WAH-ti-MUN-dees). I stopped the…

Los Compadres Restaurant Announces Specials and Music Schedule for 2013-14

It may still be the middle of summer, but Loretta Leavitt is already busy preparing for the upcoming winter season. She and George will once again be offering their famous Oyster Bar with grilled oysters, jalapeño oysters and peel 'n eat shrimp at Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar in La Peñita. And due to its immense popularity, they…

Introducing Baby Mateo Santiago

We are excited to introduce Mateo Santiago, born on August 17th. Tiki and Sonia's brand new bouncing bundle of joy weighed in at 3,580 grams and measured 52 centimeters. We want to wish a sincere congratulations to Tiki, Sonia, Oliver and Aislynn on the new addition to their family. For those of you who don't recognize their smiling…

Little Beans: Another JBAR Foster Failure

Beans was 4-months-old when he came into the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos last April. He was riddled with ticks and fleas, and if we didn't find a home for him, he would be left to his own devices on the street. We decided to foster him and bring him back to Canada where the Mexi-Can…

A Spread of Colors

I took this photo at the Tianguis in Rincón de Guayabitos in 2012. I was surprised to see so many beautiful colors that decorate these handmade objects. Mexicans create many beautiful things, and above all they are very talented. I purchased some of these gift items for my friends and family. Mexico has so much beauty to explore…

A Reflection by Picasso

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. - Pablo Picasso Thankfully, I found my “gift” many years ago. At first, I reveled in the discovery of how amazing it is to express your emotions through artwork. Then there was the multitude of mediums to explore. That kept me busy for years. However,…

San Pancho Surfing

We heard there was a surfing competition happening in San Francisco, or San Pancho, on August 3-4. We waited until Sunday morning to go with our pack of dogs... three to be exact. It was a beautiful day, there was sun but also a breeze, and we knew that the surfing would be fun to watch... and the dogs would be able to have some running…

Avocado Brownies

Can't have flour? Want something sweet and yet healthy? Looking for a treat that you can feel good about eating it, but your taste buds can't tell? Then try these Avocado Brownies. You can use flour, but if you have an intolerance to wheat, use coconut flour instead. Either way, these are a must have in your recipe file... trust me on…

The Art of Hair Braiding

You will not sit on the beach in Jaltemba Bay for long before you’ll be approached by a vendor with a book illustrating the type of hair braids you can have done very inexpensively. You can have your whole head done in tight braids and beads or braids done around the crown of the head. If you buy into their sales pitch, they retreat…