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Charity Bingo At La Penita Seniors' Centre

Starting November 14th Charity* Bingo, every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:30 pm La Peñita Seniors' Center Calle Bahia de Guaymas #18 (near CFE) Come and have some fun, bring your friends and support your community. Cash prizes and a special "Progressive Blackout Bingo Jackpot" prize that builds each week until it's won. *GEMA is…

Meet Your Neighbors - Sweat Bee

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOUR  (Tongue in Cheek) The beautiful SWEAT BEE or as I prefer to call them: SWEET BEE I'd wager you've seen them around you or others, thought perhaps they were a colourful fly. While reports claim they are “shy” I find my personal Sweet bee to be quite social. In fact she will hover in front of my face while…

Meet Your Neighbors - Isidro "Shorty" Sanchez

Meet Isidro Sanchez, but no one knows him by that name. He goes by the name of Shorty! He has a hat with that name on it and a wheelbarrow he takes to the Los Ayala beach early (6:30 to 9:00am) every morning, or the market on Thursday in La Penita. Born in Tepic in 1960, Shorty lived there in the home willed to him by his grandfather.…

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…

Meet Javier Carrillo: Artist and Teacher to Nayarit Youth

Tepic artist, Francisco Javier Carrillo Núñez, is helping local students express themselves through art and is uncovering exceptional talent. He currently teaches children and adults via his Grupo IMPULSARTE program. Classes are held at public schools in Tepic, Las Varas and La Peñita. Some of the children have intellectual disabilities,…
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Meet Gema Marquez: A "Wheely" Nice Lady

Her name is Gema (pronounced Hemma). If you drop the 'a' from her name, you have a pretty accurate description of what she's like. She is indeed a 'gem' and a one woman wonder. Born in Guadalajara, she married Jack, her Canadian husband in 1994. Over her 30 years in teaching, she taught mostly elementary and kindergarten children,…

Meet Daniel Calluso & Miriam Martinez, Jaltemba Bay

Daniel and Miriam moved to La Peñita from Reno, Nevada in 2002. Miriam loves Mexico, her birth country, and wanted to move back so she could provide her children with a good life where they would grow up with a strong sense of family. Miriam grew up in Mexico City but she wished to live in a small Mexican town located near the beach……

Meet Ken Snyder & Mary Alice Ranta, La Peñita

If you enjoy living or vacationing in Jaltemba Bay, it is very likely that you have already met Ken and Mary Alice and know that they are a very dynamic and special couple who are dedicated to making a huge difference in our community. Ken is co-president of Los Amigos de Jaltemba which he says is almost a full-time job that he thoroughly…

Meet Ken & Bea Rauch, Jaltemba Bay Photographers

Ken and Bea’s love affair with Mexico started in 1992 when they won an all-Inclusive vacation at the Holiday Inn in Puerto Vallarta. It was their first visit to Mexico. They liked the people, enjoyed the weather and went home thoroughly hooked. For the next few years their job and family commitments kept them from travelling, and their…

Meet Los Ayala's Beloved Juez, Romy Mora

When Romy Mora, was offered the opportunity to serve as "Juez of Los Ayala" (Judge) she decided within three minutes flat that her answer would be yes! She had no hesitation because she knew that she would be able to make a difference to the community of Los Ayala. She knew she could make a difference because she likes to see things get…

Meet Elizabeth Gómez Nuñez, La Peñita

Elizabeth, or Betty as she prefers to be called, is from Guadalajara. Being a single mother with four daughters, she moved to La Peñita de Jaltemba in September of 2002 in part to fulfill her father's wishes. Her father Heliodoro Nuñez Casilla, who was separated from his wife, lived alone on a ranch in La Peñita. Betty sensed his loneliness…

Meet Tom Plattenberger, La Peñita

Tom’s journey to Mexico began 25 years ago with his partner Bruce. The winters in Alaska are long and cold, and like the majority of folks from that state they chose to escape for a little while by enjoying vacation in Hawaii or Mexico. They liked Hawaii, but something about being confined to an island made Tom feel a little stir-crazy,…

Meet Debra & Glen Triplett and Gracie the Beach Dog, Rincón de Guayabitos

Twenty years ago, Debra and Glen Triplett met and fell in love. These two shared the dream of moving to a foreign country, a tropical locale with a picture-perfect beach where they would enjoy long leisurely walks, daily swims and inspirational sunsets. Glen intended to realize his dream upon retirement and Debra was eager to shadow his…

Meet Nadia Cuevas, Rincon de Guayabitos

Nadia was born in the city of Lazaro Cardenas in the state of Michoacán. She moved to Rincón de Guayabitos with her family at the ripe old age of three years because her parents yearned for a simpler life. Her parents, Beto and Laura, envisioned an idyllic lifestyle bringing up their family in a small beach town. Nadia and her two…

Meet Hala Hazzi, La Penita

Hala’s journey to La Peñita de Jaltemba began in 1989 when she worked for Canadian Holidays in Destination Services. At the time, Canadian Holidays was looking for new “off the beaten path” vacation destinations, which were located close to major tourist centers, and Rincon de Guayabitos fit the bill perfectly. Hala was stationed…

Meet Senora Teresa Garcia, Los Ayala

At the time of publication, Teresa Garcia was 83 years of age. Teresa attributes her good health to a healthy diet consisting primarily of fish, fresh fruits and vegetables; daily walks and regular vacations in Los Ayala. Teresa is from Guadaljara, Jalisco and has enjoyed the luxury of owning a vacation home in Los Ayala, Nayarit for…

Meet Manuel & Maria, Los Ayala

Manuel and Maria first visited Los Ayala on vacation, twenty years ago. They were immediately smitten with the abundance of nature, the tranquility, the very pretty beach and welcoming small town feel. Shortly thereafter they moved to Los Ayala from Guadalajara. They have live here for twenty years now, and have one child and three grandchildren. Manuel…

Meet Robin & Henry Fremont, Los Ayala

Robin and Henry Fremont purchased their Los Ayala vacation home in 2006, and have been enjoying their winters here ever since, along with their seventeen year old faithful dog, Bear. Summers are spent at McPhee Lake in north-central Saskatchewan where they enjoy visiting with friends and family, including four children, and two grandchildren. Robin…

Meet Terri & Garry Kurchirka, Los Ayala

Garry and I started vacationing in Puerto Vallarta about ten years ago. We fell in love with Mexico, and especially the people that we have met over the years. We have thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent exploring the coastline of Pacific Mexico, especially the Riviera Nayarit which is truly a paradise for beach lovers! In December…

Meet Bos & Margaret, Los Ayala

Our home base is on one of the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia. Our activities there include boating, fishing, gardening, yoga (for Margaret) and lots of walking with our beloved dog Jake. We can enjoy our outdoor activities for about six months of the year but in the winter months, grey skies, rain and chilly weather prevail.…

Watch Movie Online Beauty and the Beast (2017) subtitle english

Beauty and the Beast (2017) HD Director : Bill Condon. Producer : David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman. Release : March 15, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films. Language : English. Runtime : 123 min. Genre : Fantasy, Romance. Movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’…

Meet Elaine & Morris Smith, Los Ayala

Many people have the dream of owning a home on the beach in a tropical paradise. That dream began for Elaine and I in the early 1970s when we flew down to Tepic, Mexico with a business associate who shared our love of Mexico. At that time the road system in this part of Mexico was quite primitive. There was no road from Puerto Vallarta…

Meet Lori Schneider Wood, Los Ayala

Lori lives in the small town of Sicamous, which is known as the “Houseboat Capital of Canada.” Sicamous is located in British Columbia, Canada and sits on two stunningly beautiful and pristine lakes; Mara Lake and Shuswap Lake. Sicamous, like Los Ayala is a tourist town and from the end of June to early September the population…

Meet Judy, Walter & Chiquita, Los Ayala

Mexico has been our favourite winter holiday destination for many years. Three years ago Walter and I came to visit friends who were vacationing in Rincon de Guayabitos. As we had been considering building a home in Bucerias or near there, during our visit we casually looked at several homes in Jaltemba Bay to get some ideas and during…

Meet Mama Panchita & Papa Palomo, Los Ayala

A short story about our love for Los Ayala… Our first trip to Mexico was on Valentines Day in February 2006. We were on our way to Lake Chapala which we heard was ” A little piece of heaven on earth.” However, we first searched for Los Ayala, to visit our friend Pierre L’Allier who had just bought a house there. We loved…