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Taste of Lo de Marcos

Get ready for the 5th Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos Each year this annual Fundraising Events gets more and more popular and its time to get the party started! The Taste of Lo De Marcos will be held Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 3:00 until 8:00 pm at Luis Echeverria #9, Lo de Marcos, Bahia de Banderas, (just east of the town plaza). The…
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Astronomical Phenomena for 2018

Check out these Astronomical Phenomena, as 2018 brings special events in the field of astronomy. The total eclipse aroused interest as it left, in the dark, part of the United States last August. This new year will be dominated by superlunas, star showers, moons of blood and even solar eclipses. Some of these phenomena are cyclical…
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Cancer de Mama Clinic - February 2nd-3rd-4th

The Cancer de Mama Clinic is an exciting and important event which happens each February in La Penita. Over 100 volunteers (primarily but not solely women), contribute their time, energy and financial support at our three-day Clinic, where Mexican breast cancer survivors are provided with free breast form prosthetics and bras following…
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There Are Four Time Zones In Mexico

Baja California [North] (Zona Noroeste) The northeastern-most time zone begins in the northern reaches of Baja California (the northern area of the peninsula). This area adheres to Pacific Time (same as Los Angeles, CA) and is therefore one hour behind Mountain Time (e.g. Los Cabos, Mazatlan) and two hours behind Mexico City. The…
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Securely donate to the relief efforts in the 5 affected states in Mexico

This is Courtesy of Pam Thompson-Webb - http://www.healthcareresourcespv.com I now have a 100%, completely reliable, confident and trustworthy donation source for Oaxaca, Chiapas and Morelos (a personal one). Maru Rodriguez, a friend of mine for many years has friends and family located in CDMX. We have been discussing how to get…

Guayafest 2015 Photo Update

The 16th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen, fondly known as Guayafest 2015, rolled into town for this weekend's event. Earlier today, the plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos was bumper-to-bumper with VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks and other models. The northbound lane of Avenida del Sol Nuevo was closed so participants…

Motofiesta Guayabitos 2015 Dates Announced

Event organizers just announced that the 10th Annual Motofiesta Guayabitos 2015 is scheduled for June 12-14, 2015. Each year, hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of visitors ride in from around the country. Motofiesta was born from the desire to give motorcycle enthusiasts a place to show off their spectacular machines to the…
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Watch and Download Movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) HDDirector:David Yates.Producer:J.K. Rowling, David Heyman, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram.Release:November 16, 2016Country:United Kingdom, United States of America.Production Company:Heyday films, Warner Bros..Language:English.Runtime:133 minGenre:Adventure, Family, Fantasy.Movie 'Fantastic…

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The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) HDDirector:Marc Webb.Writer:Allan Loeb.Release:July 27, 2017Country:United States of America.Production Company:Bona Fide Productions.Language:English.Runtime:76Genre:Drama.'The Only Living Boy in New York' is a movie genre Drama, was released in July 27, 2017. Marc Webb was directed this movie and…
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[Watch] Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017)

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017) HDDirector:-Release:August 21, 2017Country:United States of America.Runtime:100Genre:Action, Animation, Science Fiction.Movie 'Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars' was released in August 21, 2017 in genre Action. and starring by Casper Van Dien. This movie tell story about Federation trooper Johnny…

Watch Full Movie John Wick (2014)

John Wick (2014) HDDirector:Chad Stahelski, David Leitch.Producer:Basil Iwanyk, Mike Witherill, David Leitch, Eva Longoria, Chad Stahelski, James McTeigue.Release:October 22, 2014Country:Canada, China, United States of America.Production Company:Summit Entertainment, Warner Bros., 87Eleven, DefyNite Films, MJW Films.Language:Magyar, English,…
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The Circle (2017) HDDirector:James Ponsoldt.Producer:Tom Hanks, Anthony Bregman, Walter F. Parkes, Gary Goetzman.Release:April 27, 2017Country:United States of America.Production Company:Likely Story, Playtone, Image Nation.Language:English.Runtime:110Genre:Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction.Movie 'The Circle' was released in April 27,…
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Shot Caller (2017) [Full Movie Free]

Shot Caller (2017) HDDirector:Ric Roman Waugh.Writer:Ric Roman Waugh.Producer:Jonathan King, Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, Ric Roman Waugh.Release:July 13, 2017Country:United States of America.Production Company:Bold Films, Participant Media, Relativity Media, Directv.Language:English.Runtime:121Genre:Drama, Crime, Thriller.Movie…

The Fate of the Furious (2017) [Full Movie Online]

The Fate of the Furious (2017) HDDirector:F. Gary Gray.Writer:Chris Morgan.Producer:Michael Fottrell, Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel.Release:April 12, 2017Country:United States of America.Production Company:Universal Pictures, Original Film, One Race Films.Language:English.Runtime:136Genre:Action, Crime, Thriller.Movie 'The Fate of the Furious'…

Watch Full Movie Online 2:22 (2017)

2:22 (2017) HDDirector:Paul Currie.Writer:Nathan Parker, Todd Stein.Producer:Bruce Davey, Steve Hutensky, Paul Currie, Jodi Matterson.Release:June 29, 2017Language:English.Runtime:99Genre:Drama, Thriller.Movie '2:22' was released in June 29, 2017 in genre Drama. Paul Currie was directed this movie and starring by Michiel Huisman. This…
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) [Full Movie Free]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) HDDirector:Luc Besson.Writer:Luc Besson.Producer:Luc Besson, Virginie Besson-Silla.Release:July 20, 2017Country:France.Production Company:EuropaCorp.Language:English.Runtime:137Genre:Adventure, Science Fiction, Action.'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' is a movie genre Adventure,…
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[Watch] Baby Driver (2017) Full Movie Online

Baby Driver (2017) HDDirector:Edgar Wright.Writer:Edgar Wright.Producer:Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park.Release:June 28, 2017Country:United Kingdom, United States of America.Production Company:Big Talk Productions, TriStar Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Working Title Films, Double Negative.Language:English.Runtime:113Genre:Action,…
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Watch and Download Movie Black Mirror: White Christmas (2014)

Black Mirror: White Christmas (2014) HDDirector:Carl Tibbetts.Writer:Charlie Brooker.Release:December 16, 2014Language:English.Runtime:74 minGenre:Drama, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, TV Movie.'Black Mirror: White Christmas' is a movie genre Drama, was released in December 16, 2014. Carl Tibbetts was directed this movie…
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Christmas Magic Comes to Lima de Abajo 2014

December 20th was a special day for the residents of the small town of Lima de Abajo, north of La Peñita. They patiently lined up in anticipation of a delivery of clothes brought by a small group of Canadian volunteers. Suitcases were unloaded and wheeled into the town building and the clothes were quickly organized in sizes…
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Las Tres Amigas Italian Christmas Dinner a HUGE Success

'Tis the season to be merry, and merry we were on Sunday night, December 14 at El Gigio Italian Pizzeria on the La Peñita plaza. Guests really enjoyed the Cena di Natale, a traditional Italian Christmas Dinner prepared by Gigio, using family recipes passed down for many generations. Gigio went above and beyond his normal high quality…
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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…
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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.…

1st Annual Guayabitos Bike Fest 2014 Begins Today

BiciRutas de Tepic, Marcando Caminos and Club Coras Team, together with the Compostela Hotel and Motel Association and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, invite one and all to the 1st Annual Guayabitos Bike Fest 2014, to be held this weekend October 17-19. The fun starts with a Night Ride on Friday evening in Guayabitos,…

Rincón de Guayabitos Once Again Dishes Up its Hospitality for Motofiesta 2014

Not to be outdone by previous years, this year's promoters chose the site directly across from the police station in Rincón de Guayabitos as their location for Motofiesta 2014. It proved to be an excellent venue for the thousands of bikers and fans that arrived from all across Mexico and beyond. The site had multiple entrances before…

Get Ready as the 9th Annual Motofiesta 2014 Rolls into Rincón de Guayabitos

Everything is set to go for the 9th edition of the Guayabitos Motofiesta 2014. Hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of visitors will enjoy this spectacle, which will take place June 5-8 in Rincón de Guayabitos, Riviera Nayarit. This event was born from the desire to give motorcycle enthusiasts a place to show off their spectacular…
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…
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Another Successful JBAR Clinic!

We had yet another hugely, successful Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos. Here are the final totals during the 3.5 day clinic: Female Dogs Sterilized: 134 Male Dogs Sterilized: 58 Female Cats Sterilized: 32 Male Cats Sterilized: 20 Total Animals Sterilized: 244 Total…

Rob's Ramblings: Semana Santa - Good Friday

11am, Good Friday, April 18 - The weather is great and the crowds have arrived for Semana Santa. In discussions with a few vendors and restaurant owners, they expect Friday night and Saturday to be the busiest days. It is quite a contrast to the quiet beach in Rincón de Guayabitos a few weeks ago. (below) Rincón de Guayabitos…

Rob's Ramblings: Run-Up to Semana Santa - Wednesday

10am Wednesday, April 16 - The tents are arriving as vacationers stake out their space on the playa, and the banana boats are already giving rides. There are a lot of out-of-town vendors setting up their wears along the street and in the intersections in front of other businesses on the main Avenida del Sol Nuevo in Rincón de Guayabitos.…

Rob's Ramblings: Run-Up to Semana Santa

As of 8:30am Tuesday morning, April 15, the crowds were already arriving in mass and many people were up early to stake out beach space, reserving their spot in paradise for Semana Santa. Footnote for those setting their canopies at water’s edge: later this week, the tide will rise until mid-afternoon, so it might be hard to keep…

Announcing New Music Appreciation Lecture in San Pancho

Puerto Vallarta-based music enthusiast Paco Ojeda has accepted an invitation to present his very successful music appreciation lecture, “Ten Great Songs and Their Stories,” at EntreAmigos on Thursday, April 10, 6-8pm. The one-time event will be offered in English. “This will be a different kind of journey,” commented Ojeda,…
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Next JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic: April 23-26 in Guayabitos

The last Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic of the season will be held on April 23-26 in Rincón de Guayabitos. The two vets and vet tech from Mexico will be joined by a team of 10 medical volunteers from Canada to help spay and neuter animals from our area. We expect to have at least 5 operating tables working simultaneously.…

Taste of Lo de Marcos was an Unbridled Success!

Over 75 people attended the Taste of Lo de Marcos event this past Sunday, March 16 at the El Centro de Fiestas de Los Delfines in Lo de Marcos in the Riviera Nayarit. The event was organized to raise funds for the Amigos de Lo de Marcos organization which supports local causes including the recycle center, spay and neuter clinics, medical…

1st Annual Chacala Village Music Festival

Welcome to the 1st Annual Chacala Village Music Festival featuring six days of music, singing, art, dancing and creativity. We invite you to join us to celebrate a new beginning for Chacala, a place of beauty, culture and friendship. This is our inaugural festival. Our team includes many people that have already given time and energy…

Guayafest 2014: The Volks are Coming

Each year, enthusiastic Volkswagen owners reunite in Rincón de Guayabitos to show off their beloved VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks and other models, many of which are souped up, painted up, modified or restored. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are in pristine condition, while others are well-traveled…

Circo de los Niños returns to San Pancho

Since their inaugural sold-out show in 2011, everyone in the Riviera Nayarit has been waiting for the return of “Circo de Los Niños.” Now, after two years of workshops and training, 50 kids will once again bring the circus to San Pancho in a 2-day event on March 21-22. The “Circo de los Niños” is the result of a generous…

The 2014 La Peñita Tropical Charro Carnival is Ready to Go!

La Peñita de Jaltemba is ending the month of February on a high note and starting March off with a bang with its 2014 La Peñita Tropical Charro Carnival, which runs Friday, February 28 through Tuesday, March 4. This Carnival is quite special thanks to its unique combination of attractions - this coastal village is known for its love…

Announcing the San Pancho Music Festival 2014

San Pancho has announced their annual 3-day Music Festival will be held Friday, February 28th through Sunday, March 2nd in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico. The Music Festival is celebrating its 14th year, and as always there will be no charge to the public due to the gracious contributions of the performing artists. The Music Festival…

Live Theatre in San Pancho: "Bessie and Her Mark Twain"

Announcing "Bessie and Her Mark Twain," a sweet and nostalgic story about one of American's true heroes told by the woman closest to him. This one-woman play portrays 13 important characters of this period, sharing the story of humanitarian and poet Mark Twain/Samuel Clements. This is a benefit performance for the new performances space…
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Cancer de Mama... Three Emotion Filled Days

As she entered the La Peñita RV Park's Clubhouse, location of the bright pink curtained dressing rooms, she peered over the top of her glasses, timidly greeting us with a wave and a smile. I responded with, "Bienvenidos... eres la primera (welcome... you are the first)." The nine dressing rooms were quickly filled with weary, anxious…

2014 Guayabitos Tennis Tournament Update

The Guayabitos Tennis Club hosted its 2014 tennis tournament in three days of hot action under the searing February Mexico sun. A total of 48 players squared off, 16 players in the men's "A" division, 16 in the "B" division and 16 in the women's. The women's "A" final winners were Tracy Schlegel and Annie Scholton, defeating Helen…

A Squabbles Thank You

After a very successful run of four performances, the Peñita Players would like to thank all of you who came out to support us at our recent production, “Squabbles”. As the director, it was a privilege for me to work with such a talented and enthusiastic troupe. To those of you who were unable to get tickets, we apologize, and urge…
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Cancer de Mama Clinic 2014

Dealing with cancer of any type is a horrible ordeal. Being a poor woman complicates the physical aspects due to lack of available options or assistance. For many women in Nayarit, just surviving the breast removal surgery is not enough, there is still a huge uphill battle for regaining self-esteem and feeling like a woman again. Statistics…
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Date Change for 6th Annual La Casa de los Niños Golf Tournament

The La Casa de los Niños Golf Tournament date has been changed! It will now be held on Saturday, March 1st, 18-hole scramble format. Enter as an individual and the tournament committee will choose the teams! February 23rd is the entry deadline. Date: Saturday, March 1 Time: 8am Check-in / 9am Shotgun Start Location: Campo…
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Women to Women Fashion Show 2014: An Afternoon of Surprises

Not only did the volunteer models look mysterious and dashing in Mardi Gras masks, but many of the 400 attendees joined in the fun by donning beautiful masks.   The five designers wowed the crowd with gorgeous original outfits, hats and purses.   The surprise intermission entertainment by the Columbian dancers…
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10th International Migratory Bird Festival in San Blas

The 10th Annual International Migratory Bird Festival will take place from January 26 through February 2 in San Blas. The Riviera Nayarit is at the top of the list for birdwatchers around the world. According to the Board of the International Migratory Bird Festival of Nayarit (Pafiam), the region is home to 546 species of birds, 428…

La Peñita and Rincón de Guayabitos Showcase Cultural Tourism

The magic of the Riviera Nayarit’s coastal towns is one of region’s many highlights. Part of that magic is generated by the cultural tourism that takes place in La Peñita de Jaltemba and Rincón de Guayabitos, namely the Art Walk and the 9th Annual Cultural Arts Festival, which draw locals as well as national and international tourists. The…
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6th Annual La Casa de los Niños Golf Tournament

La Casa de los Niños is an after-school enrichment program for the children in and around Lo de Marcos and was established in December 2005. On any given day, 40-50 children from the age of 6-15 participate in the variety of activities offered. It is a US based nonprofit charity dependent on financial, material and volunteer support…
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Los Amigos Fiesta 2014: 50’s-60’s Rock ‘n Roll Rerun

We had so much fun last year we are doing it again – only bigger and better. Come and party to the music of the 50’s and 60’s with the great music of Adan at the beautiful Zapata 32 on the main avenue in La Peñita. Zapata 32 gives us oodles of room to Rock ‘n Roll. You'll enjoy classic rock and oldies music – no need…
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2nd Annual Oscar Night "Great Gatsby Gala"

"Can’t repeat the past?… Why of course you can!” − F. Scott Fitzgerald The Academy is announcing their nominations for this year's Oscars and we are getting ready! This year's theme is Great Gatsby Gala, and it will be remembered as the GREATEST Gatsby Gala! The event is at 5:00 pm Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at Zapata 32…
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Storage Wars is Coming to La Peñita

The owners of El Monteón Storage are getting creative. They are donating four of their abandoned lockers and a fishing boat to a local cause. The contents of each 5'w x 10'd x 12'h locker will be auctioned off to the highest bidder sometime in February and all proceeds will be donated to Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.). More…
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Las Tres Amigas "Under Wraps" Mystery Unveiled!

Las Tres Amigas indicated in an earlier article that our January event was going to involve a mystery - and it is, just not what a lot of you expected! We're having an "Under Wraps" Dinner and Mystery Auction on Wednesday, January 15 at Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria in La Peñita. The proceeds will support student scholarships…
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5th Annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary Dinner Dance

Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay is proud to announce its 5th Annual Dinner Dance to be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Salon Real de Peña’s in La Peñita. The fundraiser will include dinner, floor show, silent auction, drawings and dancing. Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Time: Doors open at 6pm Place: Salon Real de Peña’s,…
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Common and Curious New Year's Eve Traditions in Mexico

Whether you plan to ring in the New Year with fireworks, a big neighborhood party or a quiet dinner with family or friends, here are a few common and curious New Year's traditions in Mexico that you may want to try: 1) Eat 12 Grapes As the clock strikes midnight, eat 12 grapes to welcome the new year, making a wish while eating…

Live Theater comes to San Pancho

Mark your calendars for Live Theater in San Pancho at La Bodega Teatro, a project to build the first ever Performance Arts Center & Theater in the area. Saturday January 18 premiers "Judy... here at last!" - a one woman show about the legendary Judy Garland. Set in the 1960's, this poignant play tells a dramatic, sometimes funny-sometimes…
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Christmas Magic Comes to Lima de Abajo

When George and Donna Steensma invite you to tag along on their annual clothing giveaway, you jump at the opportunity. Shortly after we arrived in Lima de Abajo, we began unpacking nearly a dozen large suitcases filled to the brim with donated clothing and attempted to neatly organize the items on tables to give away to the people there.…
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Announcing the 1st Annual Trail Ride and 2nd Annual Pony Up! for J.E.E.P. Fundraiser

Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) founders, George and Loretta Leavitt, their dedicated volunteers and junior trainers work year-round to care for their rescue horses. J.E.E.P. is holding two fun events to raise funds to build a shade structure at the Hilltop Refugio in La Peñita and to pay for the ongoing cost of feed, medication…

Cultural Christmas Bazar and Art Walk in La Peñita

Junta Vecinal Bahía de Jaltemba, our neighborhood council, invites you to participate in the upcoming Bazar Cultural Navideño along the malecón in La Peñita. The event will be held on December 21, 22 and 23 and will feature a Bazar Navideño (cultural Christmas bazaar) from 5-9pm on the malecón. On Monday, December 23rd they plan…
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JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser was a Tail-Wagging Success

The JBAR "Paws for the Cause" fundraiser held on Sunday, December 8 in La Peñita was a tail-wagging success both in terms of attendance and financial support. Upon entering, attendees received a lei and glass of freshly made Agua de Piña to get them into the Aloha spirit. Many dogs and their owners dressed in grass skirts, flowered…
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Awesome Día de la Revolución Parade in La Peñita

I love being in La Peñita again. Last year, after my first stay of six weeks, I was convinced that I would be back again. This year, my sister Carroyl and I stayed for four months. It was a wonderful experience attending the Día de la Revolución (Mexican Revolution Day) parade on Wednesday, November 20th. The beautiful children…
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Fashion Show 2014 T-Shirts & Tickets Now Available

Mujeres a Mujeres Fashion Show event tickets and t-shirts are being sold at the Thursday market in front of Café Dolores from 9am-noon. T-shirts are available in women’s sizes Large through XX-Large, with a choice of two styles: scoop neck sleeveless or scoop neckline with a cap sleeve in this season’s exciting new colors of lavender…
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Las Tres Amigas "Kick off the Season with Tapas and Sangria"

Las Tres Amigas invite you to "Kick off the Season with Tapas and Sangria" on Monday, November 18 between 4:30-6:30pm at El Panorama Villa Hotel B&B in La Peñita. Celebrate Revolution Day, visit with old friends and make new ones as you sip sangria and try some tasty tapas. We might even throw in a beautiful sunset! (Not a wine…
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Donations Needed for Posada Navideña 2013 in La Peñita

Posada Navideña 2013 is a celebration for all the children of La Peñita de Jaltemba and the surrounding area. We are looking for donations of sweets, piñatas, toys and any financial support to prepare a snack and bring SANTA CLAUS. We hope you can help us. We look forward to your prompt response and we invite you to enjoy the smiles…
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Announcing the 1st Annual JBAR "Pals & Paws Beach Walk"

This will be a fun beach walk to raise funds for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR)'s tireless efforts to improve our animal community. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs (and baggies) along for the walk. Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 Start Time: 8:30 am Location: The walk will begin at the north end of Rincón de Guayabitos…

Veteran's & Remembrance Day 2013 at Field of Dreams Golf Course

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary…
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Dia de los Muertos Glossary

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a 2-day holiday in which relatives celebrate the lives of those who have passed. November 1st is All Saints' Day, when Mexicans pay homage to the souls of the children and November 2nd is All Souls' Day, when the souls of those who died in adulthood are honored. Relatives gather at cemeteries…
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Dia de los Muertos Altars in Tepic, Nayarit 2013 / Tribute to Franciscan Fray Pascual Duran Rosales

In Mexico, there is a holiday for the dead called “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead, which is held every year in the month of November. The first day of November is the day we celebrate those who died as children (Day of the Little Angels/All Saint’s Day), and the second day of November is for the adults (All Souls’ Day). Families…
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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) needs Volunteers for upcoming Spay & Neuter Clinic

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) needs your help at our next free spay and neuter clinic which is soon approaching on November 13-16, 2013. To date, we have sterilized over 3,300 animals in our area! So many people have commented on the incredible difference these clinics have made to the overall health of our community. There are fewer…
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3rd JBAR "Paws for the Cause" FUNdraiser Announces Hawaiian Theme

Our upcoming JBAR "Paws for the Cause" FUNdraiser on December 8th is going to be a wonderful event, and we now have a theme. Think pineapple drinks, grass skirts and leis, because we're getting into the Aloha spirit! Start rounding up your HAWAIIAN shirts, dresses, sarongs and other attire... the same for the DOGGIES. I can see the COCONUTS…

5th Annual Playa Lo de Marcos Surf Fishing Tournament

This year's tournament will take place October 26-27, 2013, in Riviera Nayarit with the participation of fishermen from Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima. The Tepic Surf Fishing Club and the Gobierno de la Gente, headed by Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, extend an invitation to sport fishing aficionados and to the general public to participate…
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Volunteers Needed for December 2013 JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser

The next JBAR "Paws for the Cause" fundraiser will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2013, so mark your calendars and get ready to spend a fun-filled afternoon with some four-legged friends - and raise funds for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). Sarah Walker will once again be organizing and hosting the event, but needs a committee and…
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Rob's Ramblings: 2nd Annual Mexi-Can Vet Project Dog Reunion in Victoria, BC

Over 85 humans and 45 dogs enjoyed the great Mexi-Can Vet Project Dog Reunion in Victoria, BC on Sunday, September 8, 2013. This has turned into an annual event organized by Dr. Malcolm Macartney's crew from McKenzie Veterinary Service. (above) JBAR volunteers Deb Tomlinson and Sarah Walker greet Max the Dog, whom they rescued and personally…

Teatro Vallarta Presents Free Conference: Introduction to Opera

The 2013-2014 live opera broadcast season by New York’s Metropolitan Opera Company (The Met) in Teatro Vallarta will begin on October 5, with the screening of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. In light of that, and to encourage more locals to get excited about opera, Teatro Vallarta will offer a free lecture, titled “Introduction to…

Volunteers Needed for Bird Identification Workshops at Community Cultural Centre in Jaltemba Bay

To promote the bird conservation in the Jaltemba Bay region, it is necessary to educate people in rural communities and cities so that they know the richness bird diversity holds. The bird diversity in our area is unique and has multiple values that can be used in sustainable ways through ecotourism, scientific research and conservation;…

Motofiesta Returns to Riviera Nayarit

In Riviera Nayarit luxury means adventure, and it is this sense of adventure that draws hundreds of bikers from all over Mexico and abroad to meet year after year at Motofiesta. This year the event will take place on June 7-9, and it promises to be a fun ride. According to Rossana Araujo Silver, president of the Hotel and Motel Association…

Dia de la Marina in Jaltemba Bay

Every year on June 1st, an impressive military display takes place to celebrate the nationalization of the Mexican Navy in 1917. Locally, Dia de la Marina reaches its peak at the Port of San Blas with parades on sea and land; and at the morning parade in Puerto Vallarta with navy ships followed by tour and fishing boats flying their nautical…

Bistro Organico in San Pancho will Participate in Vallarta Lifestyles' Restaurant Week

The ninth annual Vallarta Lifestyles' Restaurant Week will be held May 15-31 and features 35 restaurants located in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Each of the participating restaurants offer a special three-course menu (with three choices per course) at a fixed price of $189 or $299 pesos per person, with drinks and tips not included.…

Schedule Announced for 2013 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,…

Guayafest 2013: Photo Update

The plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos was literally jam-packed yesterday afternoon for the annual Guayafest 2013, the 14th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen. The northbound lane of Avenida del Sol Nuevo was closed so both participants and spectators could view the bumper-to-bumper VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks…

Guayafest 2013: The Volks are Here!

Volkwagens are starting to roll into town in anticipation of Guayafest 2013, the 14th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen, which takes place this weekend (May 4-5) in Rincón de Guayabitos. Each year, enthusiastic Volkswagen owners reunite to show off their beloved VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks and other models,…

Día de la Santa Cruz (Day of the Holy Cross) and La Cruz del Calvarioque es Bendito in Rincón de Guayabitos

Día de la Santa Cruz, or Day of the Holy Cross, is celebrated throughout Mexico on May 3 and dates back to colonial times. It is also known as the "Feast of Masons" or "Brickmason's Day." Construction workers decorate crosses with flowers and place them on buildings under construction. Some have picnics at the site followed by fireworks. Here…

Mother's Day in Mexico: An Extraordinarily Special Day

What a special and grand celebration Mother's Day is in this beautiful country called Mexico! The beach, restaurants and streets are overflowing with families celebrating Mother's Day. The local stores are packed with colorful flowers, especially roses. I wonder where they get all the roses from and how expensive they must be for those…

¡Viva la Semana Pascua en la Bahia de Jaltemba!

Just about every spring break, my family and I are strongly drawn out of the chilly rains of Oregon by the warm lure of the Guayabitos coast. Sometimes the vagaries of the Easter holiday gives us free rein of a wide open beach with quiet streets and tranquil sunsets. This year, however, our two weeks gave us the full-blown celebratory…
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JBAR April 2013 Spay and Neuter Clinic was a Great Success!

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) just wrapped up another great Spay and Neuter Clinic, held April 10-13 at Sue and Del Moss' Hacienda del Mar in Rincón de Guayabitos. A total of 226 animals were registered, with 208 being sterilized. The total number of adopted animals hit 10 (6 cats and 4 dogs), so many families and animals will be…
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JBAR April 2013 Spay and Neuter Clinic Photos

Today’s “Photo of the Week” is actually a series of 18 photos taken during Day 1 of the JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic held last week. It features some of the hard-working volunteers in action, as well as a few of the four-legged clients that came through the clinic doors. Sarah is holding one of the youngest and smallest clients…
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JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser April 2013

All you doggies are invited to come to the upcoming JBAR "Paws for the Cause" fundraiser on April 7, 2013. Bring your masters on leads and take this opportunity to poop and pee in this lovely garden... of course your masters will have to pick it up (tee hee)! We will have a wonderful time sniffing each other and dragging our masters around.…

Semana Santa 2013 in Jaltemba Bay (Last Day)

Today is Easter Sunday. Vacationers are enjoying the last few hours of beach time; vendors are literally lining the beach trying to sell the last of their oysters, ceviche, nuts, fruit drinks and ice cream; and all the restauranteurs I spoke with in Rincón de Guayabitos are happy, but exhausted and ready for a little reprieve after catering…

Semana Santa 2013 in La Peñita (Day 5)

Today is Good Friday and Day 5 of the Semana Santa holiday. It was a beautiful day and as expected, Jaltemba Bay was bustling with people. Families flocked to the beach in La Peñita with their coolers, umbrellas, floaty toys and other beach gear. It was wonderful to see people taking advantage of this normally-quiet and underutilized…

Rob's Ramblings: Semana Santa 2013 Update

Talking to a few locals over the past few days, the overall opinion is that the crowds are the heaviest in anywhere from 3-10 years. What a wonderful holiday to be at the beach with a few thousand of your best friends. The mid and south end of Rincón de Guayabitos had a great combination of car alarms, loud speaker trucks for GAZ and…

Semana Santa 2013 in Rincón de Guayabitos (Day 2)

It's Day 2 of Semana Santa. The beach in Rincón de Guayabitos was fairly busy this afternoon and the side streets are starting to fill up with buses. And while the entire town seems quieter than in years past, that will likely change over the next few days. As usual, there were numerous vendors selling everything from fish and shrimp…

Primavera Parade in La Peñita

To celebrate spring, which arrived yesterday, the children of La Peñita dressed up for the annual Desfile de Primavera (spring parade). There were lions and tigers and bears, oh my... and even some butterflies, bumblebees and princesses, too. by Allyson Williams This story was written by one of our staff writers. To…

Rob's Ramblings: Jaltemba Bay Semana Santa - Stay or Go?

Since our first winter in Jaltemba Bay, we have always heard chatter among those from up-north about heading back to the US or Canada prior to Semana Santa or Easter Week. As Semana Santa is in late March this year, we are already seeing some folks hitting the road, to spend some time in the southern US before heading further north to…
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Details for Upcoming JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic in Guayabitos

The next Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic will be held on April 10-13 at the home of Sue & Del Moss in the Zona Residencial in Guayabitos. Dates: Wednesday, April 10 to Saturday, April 13 Time: Doors open at 7am. We will accept the first 25 animals each day. Location: Av. del Sol Nuevo #39, Rincón de Guayabitos Look…
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Fellowship Abounded at International Women's Day Luncheon at Latitude 21

On Friday, March 8, 2013 close to 80 women ranging in age from less than a year to 92 gathered together to celebrate International Women's Day at Latitude 21 Restaurant in Rincón de Guayabitos. Good food and fellowship abounded. To start the afternoon, Las Tres Amigas invited everyone to toast each other! Why not? It was OUR DAY! Then…

Guayafest 2013: The Volks are Coming (NEW Dates)

Each year, enthusiastic Volkswagen owners reunite in Rincón de Guayabitos to show off their beloved VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks and other models, many of which are suped up, painted up, modified or restored. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are in pristine condition, while others are well-traveled…
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International Women's Day Luncheon Tickets Still Available

Ticket sales for this event will continue until Thursday afternoon. You can get your tickets from Jeanie at her Hidden Paradise Real Estate booth or Rick at his Jaltemba Bay Realty booth on Thursday at the La Peñita Tianguis. OR if you prefer... you can get them anytime from Hala at Hamaca Maya or at Latitude 21, or by e-mailing us…
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Los Amigos de Jaltemba Announces Fiesta 2013: 50's-60's Rock 'N Roll Party

Los Amigos de Jaltemba invites you to an end of the year "50's and 60's Rock 'N Roll Party" on March 19. Pull out those white t-shirts, rolled up blue jeans, poodle skirts, scarves and bobbie socks. Slick back your hair guys or girls poof up your hair because you're in for a rockin' good time at the 50's-60's Rock 'n Roll party and some…

Los Ayala Presents Mexican Fiesta and Town Party

Los Ayala residents invite you to join them at two upcoming town events. It will be much appreciated whatever support you can give. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbours. Mexican Fiesta This event is being put on by the teachers and parents for the benefit of the school. There will be traditional Mexican dishes, live entertainment,…
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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) Invites Dog Owners to Walk Against Cancer

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) will be helping to fight against cancer by raising money to purchase a much needed mammogram in our area. Meeting place will be at Piña Colada in Guayabitos at 11 am or at the Bridge of Life at 11:30 am. Tickets are $100 pesos. Please help us make a presence... bring your dog, your neighbour or friend’s…
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Celebrate International Women's Day with Las Tres Amigas

"Make a difference, think globally and act locally!" That's what the International Women's Day website says to do, so we're going to do just that. Las Tres Amigas are gathering together as many women as we can fit into Latitude 21 on Friday, March 8 at 1 pm to celebrate the positive advancements that have been made in women's issues since…
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Academy Awards Party Details Announced

See the Academy Awards live from Hollywood at the Oscar Party this Sunday, February 24, 2013 beginning at 5pm at Zapata 32, a large venue on the Avenida in La Peñita. It has seven large television screens, and is an ideal place to watch the Academy Awards. This is an opportunity for the ladies to wear that special dress, that special…
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KinderAide’s 2nd Annual Street Dance was a HUGE Success!

On Sunday, February 10th, Petra was kind enough to host another fundraiser for KinderAide. A whopping $29,000 pesos was raised and a great time was had by all. Some of the proceeds from this event will be spent at Jardin de Niños: Luis Pasteur in the Lazarus Colonia in La Peñita. KinderAide will be able to complete a project connecting…
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Jaltemba Walk Against Cancer

The Jaltemba Walk Against Cancer will be held on Monday, February 25 and everyone is invited to join in the fun and "walk together for early detection." The walk will start at 11am at Piña Colada Restaurant in Rincón de Guayabitos. Walkers will head north on the lateral, turn onto Avenida del Sol Nuevo and cross the "Bridge of Life."…

Gran Noche Mexicana in La Peñita Announced

Everyone is invited to attend the upcoming Gran Noche Mexicana on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in La Peñita. Tickets are only $100 pesos and all proceeds raised from this community event will help fund different needs in each colonia (neighborhood) like clean water, new water lines, drainage, street paving, and clean rivers and inlets. Gran…
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Los Amigos Jaltemba Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament CANCELLED

Due to a lack of interest and poor ticket sales, the Jaltemba Hold'em Poker Tournament scheduled for February 20th has been cancelled. If you bought a ticket, please write to us at: losamigosdejaltemba@gmail.com or attend our Tianguis booth next Thursday to receive your refund. You will need to turn in your ticket. We apologize for…

Blessing of the Water Festival in San Blas

In San Blas, the blessing of the water is a colorful and cheerful celebration. “By intercession of Saint Blas, may God free you of your sore throat,” is the traditional prayer for the patron saint of the historic port in Nayarit. For centuries, Saint Blas was the patron of hunters, and the colorful celebrations taking place now invite…

8th Annual Festival Artístico Cultural in Rincón de Guayabitos

In Riviera Nayarit, culture is our luxury. This is the reason why we’re celebrating the eighth edition of the Festival Artistico Cultural Rincón de Guayabitos, which will bring joy and fun to suit every taste, taking place every Saturday between February 2 and 23, 2013. Music and dance will be presented every Saturday in February…
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Los Amigos to Host Jaltemba Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament in La Peñita

Win Big Money - $20,000 or $10,000 pesos depending on level of play! When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 4.30-10pm. Doors open at 3.30pm for seat assignment. Games start at 4.30pm sharp Where: Futbol Rapido, La Peñita de Jaltemba There will be two levels of play: “High Roller” and "Regular." Cost is $500 pesos for the "High…
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We Ponied Up! First Fundraiser Gives J.E.E.P. a Strong Start

The first official fundraising event for the newly-established Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) on Wednesday, Jan. 23 was a galloping success! Coming together in less than two weeks, we weren't sure what to expect, but simply knew we had to do our best to give our rescued herd of horses a fast and fighting chance. A handful…
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Mexican Fiesta to Benefit "Justo Sierra" Primary School in La Peñita

Don’t miss this Grand Event! The Open Air Mexican Fiesta will benefit "Justo Sierra" Primary School in La Peñita. Featuring…. “CONALEP” Ballet “Justo Sierra” Dancers Local Singing Stars, Mireya, Balta, etc. Famous Las Varas Folkloric Ballet Junior Mariachi Band "Los Caporales" Juvenile Singing Groups "Los Pitufos" and…
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'Name the Filly' Live Auction Fundraiser Finale for J.E.E.P.

She’s the littlest one in the herd, and she needs a name. For the 'top dollar' finale of our first fundraising event, we would like to invite individuals or groups to bid, in person or by proxy, in our ‘Name the Filly’ Live Auction, for the special honour of giving our seventh horse her name, and a new beginning... No Mother, No…
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The 10th Annual International Margarita Challenge is Almost Here

In a few weeks, the Margarita Challenge will be here for this season on February 6 to be exact and do we have a doosier for you in the way of contestants. All of the contestants have been Champions in previous years of the Challenge, the contestants will perform also in the order that I have outlined below: 1st up will be Jimmie Howell,…
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Los Amigos Announces Jaltemba Hold'em Poker Tournament

Los Amigos de Jaltemba is hosting their first Annual Jaltemba Hold'em Poker Tournament. There will be only 250 players and two levels of play with a 70% pay out so get your tickets early. Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Time: Doors open 3.30pm. Play commences at 4.30pm sharp until 10pm. Place: Futbol Rapido Event Center, La Peñita…
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J.E.E.P. Announces the Pony Up! Fundraiser

‘Pony Up!’ is the kickstart fundraising event for the newly-established Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) in La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit, on the central Pacific Coast of Mexico. In the late fall of 2012, a herd of seven horses was discovered starving and near death in the valley behind La Peñita. On January 12, 2013,…
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4th Annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary Dinner & Dance

The Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay is holding its 4th Annual Dinner & Dance on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The event will be held at Salon Real de Peña's in La Peñita and will include: Music Dancing Show Silent Auction Prizes and Fun Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 Time: 6pm Place: Salon Real de Peña's, La Peñita Tickets:…

Peñita Players are Gearing Up for their 5th Hysterical Season

If the astronauts' parrot was controlling their TV by remote and viewed Marie Antoinette kissing Ken while Barbie had dinner with a drunken old waiter... that would be a nightmare recollection of some of last year's Peñita Players skits' characters. The Peñita Players hope to keep Jaltemba Bay entertained with theatre performances,…
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2nd Annual KinderAide Street Dance

KinderAide's 2nd Annual Street Dance is shaping up! Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 10th. We will have live music by Manuel y Amigos, Adan, Enrique and Cole & Noble. Bring your dancing shoes... we're gonna have a blast! And 100% of the proceeds go to connecting the cistern to the tenaco at Jardin de Niños: Luis Pasteur…

Zona Residencial Social Valentine's Dinner 2013

The Guayabitos Homeowner's Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Zona Residencial Social Valentine's Dinner on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The event will include: Cash Bar at 5pm Dinner from 6-7pm - Marinated BBQ Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetables, Caesar Salad and Dessert Dancing from 6:30-9:30pm Door Prizes Silent…
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Note to Fashion Show Models & Volunteers

Attention models and volunteers for the 10th Annual Fashion Show on January 29, 2013. Please be advised that there will be a meal available for all models and volunteers after the show for those that want to stay to unwind. Tickets are available at the Fashion Show table in front of Soley Argentinean Steak House in La Peñita for the…
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Las Tres Amigas Next Event Involves 3 P's... Pizza and Pasta in the Plaza

The next event coordinated by Las Tres Amigas involves three P's: Pizza and Pasta in the Plaza. It is a fundraiser for the Telpochcalli Youth Group, part of Los Amigos de Jaltemba. It will be held on Wednesday, January 9 at 6 pm at El Gigio's Italian Pizzeria in La Peñita. For a minimum donation of $200 pesos you will be treated to a…

'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Mexican-Style)

We would once again like to share this fun Mexican-inspired Christmas poem with our readers, as we always get several requests for it this time of year! 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through la casa, Not a creature was stirring - Caramba! Que pasa? Los niños were tucked away in their…
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10th Annual Women to Women Fashion Show Tickets and T-Shirts On Sale

Your support for the 10th Annual Women to Women Fashion Show goes to projects in Jaltemba Bay to benefit women and children, scholarships for 9 university students, feed the children program at Escuela Plan de Ayala, Cancer de Mama and After School Arts Program. Music by Scott Webb & Adan with Xtreme Luz & Sonido / Catering by…
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JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser was a Huge Success!

As Sarah Walker's big smile indicates, it was an incredible afternoon for the cause... JBAR "Paws for the Cause" that is. Sarah's fundraising event for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue could only be described as a barking good time! Held Monday, December 10th on the manicured grounds of Thomas Bartlett's hacienda in La Peñita, it was a perfect…
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VirtualVallarta.com’s Guide to Peregrinaciones

When I first moved to Guayabitos in 2007, one of the things I noticed shortly after settling in, were the loud booms that seemed to go off at all hours of the day and night during the first week or so of December. I finally learned that the local churches set off loud firecrackers during times of celebration. For example, the holiday…
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"El Famoso" Horseshoe Tourney 2013 Details Announced

The 15th Annual / 6th Memorial "El Famoso" Horseshoe Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at David's Palapa in Rincón de Guayabitos. Check-in time is between 8:30-9:30am, and the games will begin at 10am. Player sign up is Thursday, February 7 at 3:30pm at Mateja's Bar & Grill. First come, first served - no sign…
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Rob's Ramblings: JBAR Las Varas Clinic November 2012

Rob Erickson regularly contributes stories about his daily life in Mexico in a series entitled "Rob's Ramblings," which we publish in our weekly newsletter. Rob and his wife, Heather, are dedicated volunteers at the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinics and these clinics play a large part of their lives. Rob has compiled…
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JBAR "Paws for the Cause"

In response to Lacy Brunetti's recent article, "Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue Needs YOUR Help," I think we should have a big PARTY FOR THE DOGGIES at Thomas Bartlett's Hacienda!!! Bring your dog on a lead and let's have some fun and food and make a little... LOT of money to keep the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) GOING! For those of…
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Las Tres Amigas Christmas Stocking Campaign Launches with Wine Tasting & Appetizers

Las Tres Amigas are sponsoring a Christmas Stocking Campaign to gather school supplies, and pesos to purchase supplies, for the Teacher Resource Centre, a new initiative of Los Amigos de Jaltemba, located in the Community Cultural Centre in La Peñita. According to Gema Marquez from the Teacher Resource Centre, teachers and students really…

Christmas Posada 2012 in La Peñita

The Christmas Posada is for all the children of La Peñita de Jaltemba and the surrounding communities. It will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 3pm in the Plaza in La Peñita. We need candy, toys, piñatas as well as financial donations to prepare a snack. We ask for your support by donating any amount of money or by supporting…
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"Kick Off the Season" Dinner Party a Huge Sold-Out Success

What a view, what a group, and what a night! It was a great opportunity to get together with our winter friends, and get to meet some new ones. The newly renovated Vista Guayabitos Restaurant provided the perfect setting and the food was superb. Congratulations to Nadia Cuevas and her staff for a job well done. And of course we…
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Kittens in a Cereal Box and More!

The Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue spay and neuter clinic held in Guayabitos this past week was again a coming together of volunteers both Mexican and expats, pets and strays, friends and food. We have compiled stories and photos submitted by Donna Steensma, Tosia Archer, Rob Erickson, Nora Dixon and Nancy Wilson, who volunteered in various…

Día de la Revolución Parade in La Peñita

Día de la Revolución (Mexican Revolution Day) takes place on November 20th and commemorates the Mexican revolution of 1910 led by Francisco Madero. To celebrate, there is always a mid-morning parade along the Avenida in La Peñita starting at 9am. Many of the local school children are dressed in costumes, plus there are bands, dancing…
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Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria Opens with Two Dia de los Muertos Memorials

Eddie and Roberto, owners of Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria, rolled up the doors of the Galeria section shortly after the sun went down. Inside, flickering candlelight drew one's eyes to a large wall covered in row upon row of tealight candles and pierced tin ornaments eerily depicting a portrait of Eric Nice, a well known and deeply…

Non-Profit Investours to Host Fair Trade Evening Market in Puerto Vallarta

Investours, a local non-profit organization that supports artisans throughout the Bay of Banderas, will be hosting their semi-annual Fair Trade Evening Market at La Luna restaurant (466 Venustiano Carranza, Puerto Vallarta) on Thursday, November 8, from 6:30-9pm. This is a unique opportunity to sample authentic Mexican cuisine from communities…

Viva Nayarit: Dia de los Muertos Altars in Nayarit

In Mexico, there is a holiday for the dead called "Dia de los Muertos" or Day of the Dead, which is held every year in the month of November. The first day of November is the day we celebrate those who died as children (Day of the Little Angels/All Saint's Day), and the second day of November is for the adults (All Souls' Day). Families…
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Las Tres Amigas "Kick Off the Season" Dinner Party

Here's your chance to socialize with your winter friends and get caught up on all that's happened over the summer. Las Tres Amigas are hosting a "Kick off the Season" Dinner Party at Vista Guayabitos Restaurant on Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be reserved by emailing las3amigas@yahoo.ca…
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JBAR's Next Free Spay & Neuter Clinics

JBAR's next free spay and neuter clinic will take place November 14-17 at the home of Sue & Del Moss on Avenida del Sol Nuevo in the Zona Residencial in Rincón de Guayabitos (located just before the Bridge of Life). We will need volunteers!! Volunteers please plan to be at the clinic site on the first day (Wednesday, November 14)…
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Mark Your Calendars: Fun and Fundraising with Las Tres Amigas

Helma, Maxine and Nora had such a great time last season working, laughing, eating and yes even drinking with so many of you to raise funds for worthwhile endeavours that we have decided to go ahead with further events this season. Complete details will be issued as they become firm. November 14 - Kick Off the Season Dinner Party - with…
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Dia de la Independencia Parade in La Colonia

Viva Mexico! The townspeople of La Colonia celebrated Dia de la Independencia (Mexican Independence Day) with a parade. The primaria students, dressed in their uniforms and waving Mexican flags, marched several blocks as families and vendors lined the streets and watched the parade go by. In the spirit of the holiday, homes were decorated…

Dia de la Independencia Celebration in Jaltemba Bay (Mexican Independence Day)

Independence Day (Dia de la Patria) is indisputably Mexico’s most important National Holiday. It celebrates the day that Father Miguel Hidalgo delivered El Grito de Dolores (The Cry of Dolores) and announced the Mexican revolt against Spanish rule. Independence celebrations take place starting at 11pm on September 15th, when the President…

Jaltemba Bay Event Calendar for 2012-2013 Season

(Updated August 25) - To help you plan for the upcoming winter season, we have compiled a list of major fundraising, charity and local events that will take place in La Peñita, Rincón de Guayabitos and Los Ayala during the 2012-13 season. Please keep in mind, it is still early so some events may not be finalized yet. You can find detailed…

Dia de la Marina Celebration in Jaltemba Bay

Earlier this afternoon 30 boats, many of which were decorated with balloons and palm branches, participated in a boat parade to Isla Coral in Jaltemba Bay in celebration of Dia de la Marina. This was one of many events in the Riviera Nayarit today.

MotoFiesta Guayabitos 2012

More than 500 riders will enjoy a weekend full of concerts, contests, adrenaline and a whole lot of fun. MotoFiesta Guayabitos is "the best biker event on the beach!" Update from the Riviera Nayarit blog (May 28): According to Rossana Araujo Silver, president of the Hotel and Motel Association of Compostela, approximately 500 bikers…

Dia de la Marina Celebration in Chacala

We just received this special invitation from Sr. Pablo Arturo Gil, President of the Comite de Accion Ciudadana, for the Dia de la Marina activities this coming Friday, June 1st in Chacala. Everyone from the Jaltemba Bay area is invited to attend. Here is the schedule: 11am: Desfile (Parade) Banda de Guerra del CBETA 104 de San Pedro…
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Los Amigos Plans Some Good Times for Next Season

As the current season quickly winds down, Los Amigos de Jaltemba is proud to announce its schedule of events designed to keep you entertained next year. And hopefully raise a little money in the process to support our wide range of programs and services. We are planning to hold a Casino Night on Friday, December 7. Come out to “Las…

Semana Santa in Rincon de Guayabitos, La Penita and Los Ayala – Part 3

I was fortunate enough to go flying with Paul Mutch on Saturday afternoon to take aerial photos of the Semana Santa festivities. Paul and I loaded up a couple of cameras and drove to a little private airstrip where he keeps his experimental aircraft tied down. After the usual untying, uncovering and a complete walk-around to make sure…

Semana Santa in Rincon de Guayabitos - Part 2

David and I strolled down to the south end of Guayabitos Saturday afternoon to see how many holiday beach-goers there were compared to past years. We were surprised to see a less crowded beach and a more calm and controlled atmosphere due in part to the Marines who walked the beach and manned the lifeguard stand near Hotel Jacqueline. Most…

Semana Santa in Jaltemba Bay – Part 1

Semana Santa is in full swing – the bands are playing day and night; the holiday crowds have taken over the beaches, streets and restaurants; the vendors are busy; the bank machines are out of money almost as fast as they are filled; and everyone is having a good time. The following photos were submitted by several local photographers…
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Celebration of Life

The Aztec Indians, also known as the Mexicas, usually make their annual trip from Mexico City this time of year to perform rituals near the Fisherman’s Memorial in Guayabitos. Here are two photos of their visit on Sunday, July 24th. More photos are posted on our forum. how to wean off lexapro levitra erfahrungen generic viagra…

A Semana Santa Tradition

During Semana Santa, generations of families come to our area for their once annual vacation. The Meza, Saldaña, and Escobedo Families from Guadalajara are no exception. They have made Guayabitos their Semana Santa destination tradition for several years. Normally, they camp on the flat stretch of beach in front of our house, but because…
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JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic

This week’s “Photo of the Week” is actually a series of crazy beautiful shots taken by Kiersten Rowland from Prema Photographic (she also does work for Elizabeth Lloyd Photography in PV). Kiersten stopped by the Spay & Neuter Clinic in La Peñita, which was held two weeks ago. A sincere thank you for documenting…

Los Ayala's Elementary School 2011 Fundraiser

We want to thank everyone who helped to make this years Dessert Buffet/Elementary School 2011 fundraiser a great success. Thank you to all who brought all the fabulous desserts, and all who tirelessly served the desserts, and all who came to eat all the delicious desserts. Thank you to Christina Stobbs for all the advertising. Thank you’s…