Driving to Mexico? What you need to know about Mexico Tourist Auto/RV Insurance

If you are making plans to drive your vehicle into Mexico, you need to include purchasing dependable insurance in your trip preparations. Your U.S. or Canadian auto insurance coverage will not be acknowledged by Mexican law enforcement, so it is vitally important that you secure reliable Mexico insurance for your vehicle, before venturing…

Back Roads of Nayarit: Trip to Santa Isabel and Amado Nervo (Part 1-3)

Part 1 – We are dedicated, both as a hobby, and in an effort to find new places to show tourists, to explore all of the BACK ROADS OF NAYARIT that we can. Our vehicle is a 1985 Jeep CJ7. Modified with a jump seat in front, and with extra cushions in the back, we can carry 6 persons comfortably. Late models cannot. On this trip, in…

New Book Features the Rodriguez Family from La Peñita

Manuel Rodriguez, a builder from La Peñita, is the subject of a new book entitled “Manuel Of The Americas, Historia de Fuertes Amores.” The book is about his family's love, commitment and survival. We want to thank Jane Miller (Fellows), KinderAide founder, for bringing this book to our attention and for sharing her personal…
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Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly

So far removed from what we call “home” during the winter months, we often wonder what natural wonders you folks that live there in Mexico year round have the good fortune to enjoy during the rainy season. Surely someone must have some photographs to share! This week here in Cobourg, Ontario, we photographed the Ebony Jewelwing.…

More Towns to Join Beach Clean Up on August 9

The monthly beach cleanup of the destination’s beach communities will take place this Saturday, August 9th, with the full support of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). Platanitos and the Playa Platanitos Ecológico association will join Punta de Mita, Bucerías and La Peñita de Jaltemba in maintaining the…

La Peñita Malecón One Year Later

It's hard to believe that the Malecón in La Peñita unofficially opened to the public one year ago. During the past year, the new malecón has become a popular gathering place and well-used destination for both locals and tourists alike. Many events have already taken place here – including art shows, the staging area for a women’s…

Bienvenidos a La Peñita de Jaltemba

Try saying that one five times! Welcome to La Peñita de Jaltemba, a small town on the Pacific coast of Mexico, an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. We arrived on a rainy day. The clouds hung thick in the sky like sodden laundry and the streets, made from mud and stone, disappeared into giant potholes underneath our tires. “Uh ooooohhhh…”…

Back Roads of Nayarit: Trip to Punta Raza

It's another beautiful day in paradise. That being Rincón de Guayabitos, in the state of Nayarit, Mexico. My traveling companion Vicky, and I, have decided to check out an area that is not all that far from Guayabitos. Although I have been there numerous times, I have never made a thorough exploration. This is also a place is known by…

IMPULSARTE Program Continues to Help Local Students Thrive

IMPULSARTE “expandiendo mentes” (expanding minds) is a social program funded by teacher JAVIER CARRILLO in order to promote culture and the arts in public school children in vulnerable communities. It is certainly a very important tool that is paying-off highly not only to promote art and make beautiful works by students through their…
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Breaching Humpback Whale

Guests on the Gilligan's Island Party Cruise, a fundraiser for the streets of Los Ayala, were treated to the spectacular site of breaching Humpback whales. Yes, you should've been there!Photographed off the coast of Chacala, February 2012.by Christina Stobbs Click here to view more Photos of the Week This photo was submitted…

Jaltemba Bay Mourns the Loss of Ryan Campbell, Guayabitos Resident

Ryan Alexander Campbell May 25, 1942 – July 16, 2014 Vancouver, British Columbia Ryan Campbell, an engineer and builder, died on July 16th, 2014 with a million dollar view of Burrard Inlet. He was a great man with loving family and countless friends, taken down too young by dengue fever and some other complications more mysterious…

New Puerto Vallarta-Guadalajara Highway to be Completed in 2017

The construction of the Jala-Bahía de Banderas Highway has advanced 33%, however, it will not be finished until 2017, informed the delegate of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) in Jalisco, Bernardo Gutiérrez Navarro. "The stretch from Jala to Bucerias is 166 kilometers and is 33% complete, including sections finished…