Announcing the Best of Nayarit 2015 Readers' Poll. Vote now!

January 13, 2016
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This issue is chock full of articles, dozens of upcoming and ongoing events, and a few new businesses. Plus, it's time for our annual Best of Nayarit 2015 readers' poll. 

Watch for the next issue of the Explore Nayarit Newsletter to arrive in your Inbox on Wednesday, January 27 just in time for your morning coffee. In the meantime, keep an eye on our blog and forum, as we post information, articles and photos there on a regular basis.


Editor, Explore Nayarit Newsletter

Best of Nayarit 2015 Readers' Poll
Now that the holidays are over, it’s the perfect time to announce the BEST of NAYARIT 2015 readers' poll. This is an opportunity for you to vote for your favorite local restaurants, towns, beaches, activities and more. Voting ends Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Featured Articles


Explore Nayarit Reader’s Top Ten Articles from 2015

by Explore Nayarit Team

It’s fascinating to learn what topics our reader’s are interested in. During the past year, we published 126 articles. Here are the Top Ten most read articles of the year.  
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Tianguis in La Peñita and Guayabitos Relocated due to Plaza Remodels

Vendors arrived bright and early this morning to stake out their new spaces on the malecón (boardwalk) and along both sides of the eastbound lane of Avenida Emiliano Zapata.  Read More


1st Lo de Marcos Boom Beach Fest 2016 Announced

by Riviera Nayarit CVB

The Boom Beach Fest will be held January 16-17, 2016, making it the first Stand Up Paddle (SUP) tournament in the Riviera Nayarit for the year. Members of the Mexican Stand Up Paddle Team...  Read More


Alan Armstrong Adventure in Mexico: Part 1 

by Alan Armstrong

In the 1980’s, I was on an Alan Armstrong Adventure in Mexico prowling around the mountains and volcanoes in Nayarit state with a Mexican I’d met at the Elk Mountain Farms ‘Budweiser’ hop farm in Porthill, Idaho.
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San Blas Comes into its Own as a World-Class Birding Destination

by Riviera Nayarit CVB

The San Blas Christmas Bird Count took place in the Historic Port of San Blas this past January 2, 2016, with 285 different species listed for a total of 16,630 specimens. The results of the three days...  Read More


Blessings of the New Year 

by Malcolm Boswell

I took this picture yesterday of our neighbour, Marianna, with her two-day old goat. Our Christmas Angel arrived at our door with a beautiful present! The gift of new life and a Mona Lisa smile… what more could one ask for at this festive time.  View Larger Photo

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What's Happening
Learn about the following events on the Explore Nayarit calendar
And don't forget to add your event so we can share it in the next issue.

Upcoming Holidays & Events

  • January 13 – Perez Brothers at Mr. Ribs, Guayabitos
  • January 14 – Anniversary Dinner at Restaurant Muxatena, La Peñita
  • January 16-17 – Lo de Marcos Boom Beach Fest 2016, Lo de Marcos
  • January 18 – Taqui Toorist Danz Parti, Guayabitos
  • January 19 – Petr Myska Author Luncheon, Los Ayala
  • January 22-24 – Tour Mexicano Beach Volleyball, Guayabitos
  • January 23 – 4th Annual Pony Up! for J.E.E.P. Fundraiser, La Peñita
  • January 24-26 – Guadalajara City Tour
  • January 26 – 13th Annual Women to Women Fashion Show, Guayabitos
  • January 27-31 – Festival Sayulita 2016, Sayulita
  • February 3-9 – Carnaval (Carnival)
  • February 4-7 – Peñita Players Dinner Theatre, La Peñita
  • February 9 – 4th Annual 50’s & 60’s Rock N Roll Dance, La Peñita

Ongoing Events

  • Mondays – Tianguis Market, Guayabitos  (held in temporary location)
  • Mondays – Watercolor Classes at Donna's Studio, Guayabitos
  • Mondays – Canuck Country at Mr. Ribs, Guayabitos
  • Mondays & Thursdays – AA Meetings in English, Guayabitos 
  • Tuesdays – Mercado del Sol Market, San Pancho
  • Tuesdays – Hilltop Bingo for J.E.E.P., La Peñita  (every other week)
  • Wednesdays – Casa Cooking Classes, La Peñita
  • Wednesdays – Manuel & Friends at Teriyaki Alex, Guayabitos
  • Wednesdays – Restaurant Marlenne Dinner & Dance, Guayabitos
  • Thursdays – Tianguis Market, La Peñita  (held in temporary location)
  • Thursdays – L.A. Connection at Villanueva Restaurant, Guayabitos
  • Fridays & Saturdays – Oyster Bar at Los Compadres RestaurantLa Peñita
  • Saturdays – J.E.E.P. Open House / Trail Rides, La Peñita
  • Saturdays – Tianguis Market, Lo de Marcos
  • Saturdays – Canuck Country at Teriyaki Alex, Guayabitos
  • Saturdays – Musika Likida Live at El Marino, Guayabitos
  • Sundays – Breakfast at Tiffany's, La Peñita
  • Sundays – Canuck Country at Restaurant Marlenne, Guayabitos

Just Announced

  • February 15 – Jaltemba Walk Against Cancer, La Peñita

Community Updates

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Where to Stay

No matter whether you’re looking for an upscale resort, all-inclusive hotel, beachfront rental home, quaint Bed & Breakfast or RV park for your rig – here at Explore Nayarit, there’s something for everyone and every budget.


Condos Casa Rey

Los Ayala

8 spacious oceanfront condos with granite countertops, stainless appliances, satellite TV, WiFi, daily maid service, laundry room, outdoor barbecue and swimming pool.  
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Los Compadres Resort  

La Peñita

1-2 bedroom spacious suites with fully-equipped kitchens, private balconies and views of the entire bay. Restaurant onsite. Stay for a week, month or longer.  
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Hotel Cielo Rojo

San Pancho

Charming boutique hotel with eclectic and artsy decor. Their bistro restaurant offers organic cuisine and a creative menu, and the staff is friendly and attentive. Go for a week or a weekend getaway.  Read More

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Add your hotel, home, condo or other vacation rental here to reach our entire community, plus hundreds of daily visitors.  
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Reader's Reviews

Did you enjoy a great meal, find a great deal or get great service? Why not take a few minutes to write a recommendation for your favorite places to help other locals and visitors in their trip planning and research. Here's what people are saying...
Jaltemba Transport, La Peñita
"Gilberto and Vivianna provide a first rate service and are 100% reliable."
"We had our Christmas dinner at this fabulous restaurant. 
It was absolutely wonderful."


Restaurants, Shops, Activities & Businesses

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El Marino Restaurant


This brand new restaurant has a full service bar and kitchen, spacious dining room and outdoor patio accented with lush grass and shade trees. Discounted cerveza every day, live music on Saturdays and wheelchair accessible.  Read More


Sayulita Wine Shop


They feature wines from South America and Mexico, as well as artisanal tequilas and mezcales. They also offer artisanal cheeses from our region, chocolates, prosciuttos and house-baked bread to perfectly accompany their wine.  Read More


Mr. Ribs Restaurant Bar BBQ

San Pancho

Known for their wood-fired meats with unique mesquite-barbeque flavor, signature drinks and live music. Their proprietary family recipe is 100% natural and is manufactured exclusively for them by McCormick & Company.  Read More


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Real Estate Listings by Owner


La Vita Condos

Guayabitos  |  Starting at $350,000 USD

13 brand new luxury condos with granite counters, porcelain flooring, fine architecture and woodwork, glass elevator, swimming pool, off-street parking, security guard and more. Stop by and view our models today!  
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Prices are now in Canadian Dollars (approximately 20% discount).


Casa Tequila  

Guayabitos  |  $1,000,000 USD

Casa Tequila's open design allows for an unparalleled 180-degree view of the entire bay from nearly every room. This fabulous home has a large master suite, four private guest rooms, spacious kitchen, bar area, living room, indoor and outdoor dining areas and incredible oceanfront pool.  Read More
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Whether you're visiting for the first time or live here full time, Explore Nayarit has everything you need to know...

Towns & Beaches
From quaint fishing villages to secluded hideaways, the charming coastal towns and beaches are waiting to be explored. 


Top 10 Things To Do
Our team has put together our TOP 10 favorite things to make sure you take advantage of everything our area has to offer.


Eat + Drink
Search our Restaurant Guide to decide where to eat, drink or dance the night away.

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