The "Limpiemos Nuestro México" (Let’s Clean Up Our Mexico) Arrives in La Peñita, Riviera Nayarit

TV Azteca’s domestic campaign, "Limpiemos Nuestro México" (Let’s Clean Up Our Mexico), celebrated its sixth year on Sunday, May 25th. The Nayarit Ecologists Group requested to be part of this project, and thus participate with the cleanup of Nayarit. This civic association is dedicated exclusively to the operation of the El Naranjo…

Day Trip to Chacala

For a change of scenery, consider a day trip to some of the other towns and villages around this part of Jaltemba Bay. Our group of 6 friends makes a trip to Chacala every year we are here. It’s about 30 minutes north of La Peñita on the road to San Blas. Turn left on the road to Chalaca just before you get to Las Varas. It’s marked…
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Community Teamwork Equals Success for 2014 Cancer Walk Initiatives

Numbers don’t lie. Since the beginning of March, 28 local low-income women have received free diagnostic mammograms and more than 40 women have been taught how to do breast self exams. These numbers illustrate how seriously the Cancer Walk Committee is working to promote early cancer detection in order to positively impact the lives…

Motofiesta 2014 and Kickboxing Championship Coming to Rincón de Guayabitos

Hundreds of bikers from all over Mexico and abroad will flock to Rincón de Guayabitos for the 8th Annual Motofiesta. This year, the event will take place on June 5-8 and it promises to be a fun-filled weekend. Approximately 500 bikers and thousands of fans participated in last year's motorcycle parade, contests and concerts. Motofiesta…
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Black Vulture

While Black Vultures are not the most attractive birds in the Jaltemba Bay area, they do serve a necessary function - that of disposing of dead and rotting flesh (yuck!) and are basically the garbage guts of the earth. Appropriately, I took this photo at the landfill in Rincón de Guayabitos. The landfill and surrounding area is a…

Announcing the 54th International San Blas/Riviera Nayarit Fishing Tournament

The 54th Annual San Blas/Riviera Nayarit Fishing Tournament will take place on May 28th through June 1st at the Marina Fonatur in the historic Port of San Blas, according to a press conference held by the Organizing Committee together with Nayarit’s Secretary of Tourism, Raúl Rodrigo Pérez. The bounty for the winners totals more…

Guayafest 2014: Bugs and More Bugs

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…

Bomberos Fight Grass Fire near Tennis Courts in Rincón de Guayabitos

At approximately 1:45pm this afternoon, the bomberos received an anonymous phone call stating that an area near the tennis courts in Rincón de Guayabitos was on fire, specifically the intersection of Avenida del Sol Nuevo and Avenida Los Flamingos. They responded immediately, and had the flames totally under control in less than 1½…

15th Annual Guayafest Rolls into Rincón de Guayabitos

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…

J.E.E.P. Rescue Horses Hoping to Get Shelter from Sun and Rain

Earlier this week, I drove up to the Hilltop Refugio in La Peñita to see what was happening. While I was there, I decided to help muck-out the stalls and share some love with the horses. Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) founders, George and Loretta Leavitt, continue to provide the rescue horses with necessary medical…

Compostela: The Overlooked City

As our departure date approaches, this question presents itself... Where will the next day trip take us? Like a thunderbolt, the answer flashes from the road atlas page. There centered in bold print is the destination - Compostela, a colonial city. We’ve driven past the Nayarit city on our way to the Mexican interior, but never paused…
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In Season: Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear)

Nopal cactus are members of the Opuntia genus from the Cactaceae family, and are commonly known as the Prickly Pear cactus. There are dozens of varieties and well over 200 species. They grow throughout Mexico and the southwestern United States and are known for their nutritional and medicinal properties. It is interesting to note…

Personal Freedoms: Are We Losing Them? (Canada vs. Mexico)

Having spent 6 months out of the year in Mexico and 6 months in Canada for the last few years, and I have to say, when we get back to Canada we suffer from a bit of culture shock when we first arrive. As most people know, Mexico is known for the friendliness of their people. It is their custom to greet each other, and us as well, upon…

Rob's Ramblings: Trip North for Chintz

After fostering numerous kittens this past winter at the J.E.E.P. Hilltop Refugio, I guess it was only natural that we were bound to become “foster failures.” A Foster Failure is someone who offers to Temporarily take care of an animal in their home, to socialize the animal for a smooth transition into life at a new home. With time,…

Glorious Punto Cocodrilo Sunrise

Looking northwest over Punto Cocodrilo from a mountain elevation of 860 feet, from my casa located near El Tonino - what a glorious morning! A cool breeze and no haze with just a light smear of clouds. What had initially caught my eye though, was the intensely vivid orange coloured sky and the dark mountains below it as night slowly gave…

Bistro Organico in San Pancho Announces Menu for Vallarta Lifestyles’ Restaurant Week 2014

Bistro Organico in San Pancho invites you to the 10th Annual Vallarta Lifestyles' Restaurant Week from May 15-31. For these two weeks in May, Bistro Organico will feature a spectacular three-course menu (with three options each) discounted by up to 50%. In keeping with our philosophy, it will be based on an organic, sustainable and…

Jaltemba Bay Life is Helping their Clients Make a BIGGER Statement on the Web

We, at Jaltemba Bay Life, want to help our advertisers make a bigger and better statement on the web - and our new enlarged slideshow photos, smaller watermarked logo and other recent improvements will do just that! Last week, we introduced you to the NEW Long Term Rental category in our…

Schedule Announced for 2014 Patron Saint’s Festivities in La Peñita

Each year from May 10-20, La Peñita de Jaltemba celebrates Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Talpa (the Patron Saint’s Festivities of Our Lady of the Rosary). During these 11 days, the different colonias (neighborhoods) in La Peñita organize themselves and show their devotion to Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Talpa through several activities,…

Hellmann's Mayonnaise – Little Known Fact

This is a little known fact, I think, but we should never let the facts get in the way of a good story or a song... Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to…