Back Roads of Nayarit: True Adventures in Paradise: Platanitos, Crocodiles, etc. (Part 2)

In Part 1, we departed from Rincón de Guayabitos with four of us in the jeep. We stopped at Zacualpán to help some poor Huicholes and then toured the outdoor museum. We then went to Turtle Beach and had a look around. Reboarding the jeep, we leave Turtle Beach and return in the direction we had come. Noting a hand written…

The Marietas Islands: Nayarit's Pride and Joy

The Marietas Islands (Islas Marietas), located off the coast of Nayarit in Banderas Bay, are an archipelago composed of two small islands and two islets of volcanic origin. They are uninhabited and are only 8 km from Punta de Mita, the most exclusive destination not only on the Riviera Nayarit, but also in all of Mexico. These Pacific…

Guayabitos RV Group Reaches Out to Help Local Kindergarten

The winter guests at Paraiso del Pescador RV Park and Bunglows in Rincón de Guayabitos had been talking about doing some community outreach in a school for a couple of years, but we really didn't know where to start. In early January 2014, three of our group got serious and meet with Jamie of El Marlin Restaurant as he had some…

Pet Travel Tips & Regulation Updates

You may not automatically think of Jaltemba Bay Life when you think of pet travel, but perhaps you should. We have relationships with several government offices, pet rescue organizations and local vets - and we update our Pet Travel Tips & Regulations page on a regular basis. Regardless of whether you cross the border by land,…

Congratulations to Jane Fellows, I mean Mrs. Miller!

We are delighted to announce that Jane Fellows and Doug Miller eloped on July 17th at the Kingfisher Resort in Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC. Their dear friends Molly and Chris witnessed their marriage. For those of you who may not recognize Jane, she has been visiting the Jaltemba Bay area for 30+ years. She also founded KinderAide, an…

Balloon Bikes on Guayabitos Beach

On our first visit to Rincón de Guayabitos I was amazed to see these huge stacks of inflatable toys moving about and parked on the beach. Upon closer examination, there appeared to be large tricycles hiding underneath all the smooth shapes and intense blown up colours. They fascinated me and I took way too many photos of them,…

Frommer’s Says the Riviera Nayarit is “Mexico’s Next Big Thing”

As a result of the FAM trip the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) coordinated with Pauline Frommer, daughter of Arthur Frommer, the travel maven published an article called “Mexico’s Next Big Thing: The Riviera Nayarit.” Having already received the seal of approval from Mr. Frommer during his “Top 14 Destinations…

New Tianguis in Lo de Marcos Scheduled to Open November 2014

El Tianguis Lo de Marcos is set to be a courtyard-style shopping center with many unique vendors commencing in November 2014. Imagine being able to buy such items as homemade cookies, custom-made piñatas, hand blown glass, garden fresh produce and more, all in Lo de Marcos, Riviera Nayarit. The tradition of buying and selling in…

Children from Local Elementary Schools Absorb Environmental Education through Art

Art is the most holistic way to accomplish the science of communication: it’s informative, entertaining and educational. In the Riviera Nayarit, art and environmental education are coming together as local entities reach out to children. On June 28th, the El Naranjo Turtle Camp held its 2nd Marine Turtle Drawing Contest organized…

Back Roads of Nayarit: True Adventures in Paradise: Platanitos, Crocodiles, etc. (Part 1)

We were sitting around the front room having happy hour with our Bed and Breakfast guests, Dave and Lenore Boroughs, and talking about having an adventure. It was decided that we would drop over and see Turtle Beach, since neither of us had been there for a few years. Turned out we found a couple of new things, like a very needy group…

Shrimping Off Playa Los Ayala

This photo of a shrimp boat was taken near military point (Punto Militares) between Rincón de Guayabitos and Los Ayala. I was hit sideways by a wave after taking this photo and it ruined my camera, but the card was okay. We have been staying in Guayabitos for 8 years and have already booked there for 2015.…

June 2014 was Hottest and Wettest June in 4 Years

June 2014 was not only the hottest, but also the wettest June since 2011. How do we know? Because back on June 9, 2011, the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather station was installed and activated. The station continues to collect valuable and detailed weather data and uploads it every 10 minutes to provide up-to-the-minute weather conditions…