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In Search of Something: My Month in La Peñita, Mexico (Part 2)

I have been struggling to write something that I feel could accurately put into words those amazing last twenty-two days in La Peñita, Nayarit, Mexico. I ended Part 1 with an excitement of new friendships, animals and humans alike, how could I wrap up the last portion of my trip with words? I kept my promise to Freckles (I later…

Jaltemba Bay Holiday 2014 Dining Guide

(Updated Dec. 24, 2014) – The holidays are almost upon us. To help you decide where to eat, drink and celebrate this season, we have begun compiling our annual Holiday Dining Guide. We will continue to update this list as we receive additional information, so check back often. Restaurant Owners: If you are holding a special…
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Blue-Footed Booby in La Peñita

I came across this little guy on the beach in La Peñita. I was on the beach just north of the malecón, but not quite to the estuary. It was about 10am on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. He was standing there all by himself. by Kiva Aditi (Tucson, Arizona​) Click here to view more Photos of the Week Now it’s your…
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Las Varas Spay & Neuter Clinic Update

Day #1 of the "Pets For Life" spay and neuter clinic in Las Varas was a great success. Dr. Mari organized this clinic in the Commisario de Ejido on the town plaza, so it was easy to find for the locals and a smoother layout/space for the team. A special thanks to Dr. Carla Bell, from Saseenos Veterinary Services in Sooke, BC, who…

Top Bands Confirmed for Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival

We’re just one month out from the Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Fest and already some of the top bands that will be part of this iconic affair on the world stage of rock n’ roll are confirmed. Even more classic rock stars are expected to be added to this list shortly. Everything is all set up to buy your tickets to these concerts…
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Significance of Day of the Dead Altars

Each year on November 2nd, we have the most important celebration for the dead in Mexico. On this day, people visit the tombs of their beloved deceased ones and they mount altars to help them have a good walk during the afterlife. Many of these altars are considered true works of art, as they reflect the hard work, dedication and…

Lo de Marcos' New Library Opens its Doors to Very Eager Readers

If success can be measured by the number of children sitting quietly and reading books, then El Centro de La Gente, Lo de Marco's new library, is on its way to becoming a best-seller. Eager young readers waited patiently for El Centro de La Gente to officially open its doors at 9am on Saturday, November 1 – and founders, staff…

How You Can Help Needy Seniors in Jaltemba Bay

Snowbirds, high season is just around the corner. Many Mexican seniors (Tercera Edad) are very needy and would greatly appreciate your donations of gently used clothing, shoes, pots and pans, bedding, pillows, toiletries, walking canes, wheel chairs, walkers, materials, craft supplies, etc. If you are coming to Jaltemba Bay, please consider…

Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) – October 2014 News

Start donating now for the Spring Silent Auction at the annual J.E.E.P. Fundraiser (date to be announced). Be creative! Donations can be dropped off at Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar in La Peñita. Construction The water is hooked up and being delivered now. We can now wash the horses regularly. They are quite happy about their…
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JBAR November 2014 Clinic Update

Another Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic just wrapped up on Saturday, November 9... and what a fabulous clinic it was! The first day, we had eight tables of veterinarians working in our multi-national setting... Dr. Fernando from Lo de Marcos, Mexico Dr. Anthony Garcia Carrillo from Tepic, Mexico Dr.…

The Green Volx

The VW bug made this composition just jump at me. I was coming back from the Tianguis market in La Peñita, and there it was staring me in the face saying PLEASE take my picture! Fortunately I had a camera with me. As someone reminded me the other day, the best camera you have is the one you have with you, so I tend to carry my camera…

Lo de Marcos Hosted its First Tianguis of the Season

Lo de Marcos hosted it's first Tianguis on Saturday, November 1, and it was well received by everyone in attendance. Even though it's early in the season, nearly 50 vendors, all of which were preregistered, showed up with a wide selection of wares including: Handcrafted leather jewelry, books and purses Handmade silver, leather…