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Your bi-weekly news from Nayarit, Mexico




July 19, 2018



 
Our New Highway
The pile of boulders here (this is only part of them), I believe will be used for aesthetics at the over or under pass at the El Capomo road. The cuts in the mountains in the background are where the highway is notched into the hillside.
Read my dissertation and more photos here.
Welcome to all 3759 newsletter subscribers!  I hope that some of you enjoy watching our numbers grow, as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.

The good news is I have no news to pass on about upcoming hurricanes and no near misses recently either. Consequently our rainy season has been a little sparse too. But, be careful of what you wish for.   Oops, I spoke too soon. We had one heck of a downpour last night(Monday).

Summer vacations are drawing nearer to their ends. So it is time to start thinking about where you will be hanging your hat this coming season. If you have a choice, consider patronizing one of our advertisers.
 
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Announcements for any future fundraising functions will be made when I am notified of their dates, times and other pertinent information. Keep a lookout in this newsletter for your favorite events.
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Note:  As a community service, we at Explore Nayarit promote all charity fundraisers for free. So if you have a charity event you want to publicize, send me the particulars and we will help you get the word out.

To find out what else is happening, read through the information below and take a peek at our online calendar.

Photographers and Writers: I sure could use some stories to share with our readers. Some of you sent in stories in the past that never made it to the newsletter, as they got lost in the upgrading process. We hope that you will not be discouraged and will again share with us your experiences here in the bay and beyond.

Click here to learn how to submit photos and articles.

To help plan your upcoming trip or your day in the bay, don't forget to check the current weather conditions on our weather page.

Watch for the next issue of the Explore Nayarit Newsletter to arrive in your Inbox some day soon, but nonetheless just in time for your morning coffee or hot chocolate.

In the meantime, keep an eye on our blog, event calendar and forum, as articles and photos are posted there on a regular basis.

Saludos!

David Thompson
Owner-Editor, Explore Nayarit Newsletter
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Whether it's working with crocodiles, turtles, horses, dogs and cats, or helping with special needs children, the elderly, cancer awareness and detection, fundraising with various pro-community organizations, or attending beach volleyball tournaments, horseshoe pitching contests, motor cycle or Volkswagen rallies, kayaking to Isla Coral, sport fishing, or just relaxing on our beautiful sun drenched beaches, there is always something to do here in Jaltemba Bay to give you memories that will last a lifetime.
 
Here is my short version of what is the state of our new highway.
 
Read on to see what was my impression of the new highway and how it is coming along. NO FOLKS, sorry,  it will not be completed in 2018. Click here for more photos.
Avenida Emiliano Zapata Is On the Mends
 
Our busy main street is still under construction, but we are getting closer though.

As can be seen on a large banner near Bancomer, you can see the state has earmarked approximately 21.5 million pesos for this work.



 
Yes, You Guessed It

And then the rains came. Don't fret though, we are used to working in the rain. The roads will be completed before you all return to paradise.

We hope!








 


One Would Think!

One would think that you would finish one side of the main street before tearing up the other side!
 

 
The Jade Mask of Calakmul
 
The famous Jade Mask of Calakmul has been returned to Campeche after a 14 year round the world exhibition tour.. 

It is one of 10 jade masks  found in the tomb of King Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ak’, the last Mayan warrior king.

To learn more about these masks a a little history of King Yuknoom Yich'ask K'ak', click here.
EXPENDIO
CAFÉ
 PEÑITA DE OCCIDENTE

 
Most of you already know this, but just in case you didn't know, we have our very own coffee roasters here in La Peñita.

I stopped in to see how business was during this slow season and found out that they were just finishing up an order for StarBucks, in Seattle.

Sorry, but the middle of the rainy season is not the best time for taking great photos. No sun and no blue sky! Es como es!
For the rest of the story, click here.

 
Under the heading of 'Some things change and some things stay the same'
 
I decided, since there wasn't much of anything going on around here this time of year, to try something different.

We all want to know about changes happening around our bay. If you click on this link, you will find a collage of photos from the area, some with and some without captions. If anyone has something they would like to add to this or have any requests, just email me at david@explorenayarit.com. I love constructive ideas.

There is a bunch of construction projects in various stages of completion. I might add photos of those too, next time. hotels, restaurants, businesses, etc.
6th Sea Turtle Festival 2018, July 21 & 22
 
Organized by Platanitos Ecológico AC, the festival will begin at 5:30 pm on the 21st, with local and state dignitaries, a beauty contest, and feature various sporting, cultural and artistic activities. The evening will culminate with fireworks, live music and dancing.. 

July 22 will feature a ecological tour of the turtle sanctuary, swimming competition, a bicycle tour of Platanitos and shore fishing competition.

 
Upcoming Fundraisers in the Jaltemba Bay Area
 
  • January 19, 2019 - Cancer de Mama Fundraiser at Zapata 32
  • January 23, 2019 - J.E.E.P.  Fundraiser at the Refugio
  • January 30, 2019 - Women to Women Gala Fashion Show
  • February 1,2,3 - Cancer de Mama Clinic
Women To Women Gala

This year's event is scheduled for January 30th in the Guayabitos Plaza. The theme, for this year, is Lady In Red, so you can bet that there will be a sea of beautiful ladies dressed in many shades of red.

For more information plus some photos from prior years, click here.






 



Cancer de Mama Fundraiser at Zapata Club 32
 
Cancer de Mama fundraiser will be at Zapata Club 32 on January 19, 2019. The Oktober-Fiesta will run from noon  until 3:00 pm. Cost is 200 pesos, which includes 1 brat and 1 bier.

Wear your finest German attire for a chance to win a prize.
Short Takes...
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that their celebrated passenger vessel Carnival Miracle, will once again be calling on the Port of Puerto Vallarta beginning in December of this year, after taking a 7 year hiatus. Carnival Miracle's capacity of 2124 passenger plus 920 crew. The port of PV is scheduled for a makeover which will also allow for non-passengers to visit the port. There are 154 cruise ships scheduled to arrive this season with over 404,000 passengers on board. Watch for the unveiling of the plans for the port later in 2018.
 
Sunwing Airlines has just announced a new direct route flight from Quebec City to Puerto Vallarta. Flights will run from December 17 to April 15.
Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has announced austerity plans to chop the government's bureaucracy by 50%. These wide sweeping cuts will take place after he takes office later this year. To read the entire plan, click here. Courtesy of  Mexico News Daily
Puerto Vallarta councilman, Juan José Cuevas is creating an initiative to eliminate the use of plastic straws, plastic bags and Styrofoam in the state. I am sure we will hear more of this in the near future.
Police and other Security Personnel  will begin receiving sensitivity training in Puerto Vallarta on how to treat the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, transvestite and intersexual community (LGBTTTI). Hmmm! That is a mouthful!

Big Thank You  to everyone that's feeding me with your wonderful photos and stories.  Please send more as my inventory is running very low, so if you have some photos or stories you would like to share, please send them in for future issues of this newsletter. Smile!
Muchas Gracias.
Tianguis Tianguis Tianguis

Tianguis markets are the place to shop in Mexico for just about anything you can imagine.  View the list of tianguis below under what's happening to see which are open and which are about to open..  

It is worth your time for a fun visit. For more information visit here.


 

Place your business, rental or for-sale ad here for maximum exposure.
 
Contact: david@explorenayarit.com
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Upcoming Holidays & Events

  • July 21 & 22 - Playa Platanitos, Sea Turtle Festival
  • August 15 - Assumption of Mary
  • September 3 - Labor Day, US & Can
  • September 16 -  Independence Day, Mex
  • September 23 - September Exuinox
Ongoing Events
  • Mondays – Tianguis Market in Guayabitos  Closed for the season
  • Tuesdays  Mercado San Pancho Closed for the season
  • Thursdays – Tianguis Market in La Peñita  Open all year
  • Fridays  --  Tianguis Market in Las Varas  Open all year
  • Fridays  --    Sayulita Market, Closed for he season
  • Saturdays  -- Artists' Tianguis Closed for the season
  • Saturdays - Tianguis Lo de Marcos - Closed for the season
  • Sundays -- La Cruz Sunday Artisan's Market  Closed for the season
Notes:  Mondays & Thursdays – AA Meetings in English, Guayabitos 
            Tuesdays - Beach Cleanup, Guayabitos near Estancia San Carlos Hotel, 7:00 am and everyone is encouraged to pitch-in

There are too many upcoming events to share here. 
View the Explore Nayarit calendar for a complete list of upcoming events,
classes, tours and other activities...
and don't forget to add your event for everyone to see.


 

View event details and a complete list of upcoming events on the Explore Nayarit calendar
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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.


 
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El Panorama Villa Hotel B&B
 
El Panorama Villa, Hotel and B&B  not only has plush accommodations, but you will find the views the best around. It not only overlooks the beautiful Bay of Jaltemba, the Pacific Ocean, and the picturesque towns of La Peñita and Guayabitos, but also the georgeous Sierra Madre Mountains.

You just don't find better views anyplace else. And your hosts, Tom and Paul will cater to your every need.

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Sunset Casa
La Peñita
A delightful vacation rental offering boutique-style accommodations. The property is just steps from the beach in La Peñita, has beautifully manicured gardens and a large heated swimming pool with palapa and bbq.

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Guayabitos Casa Encantada
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A place to relax and renew your spirit!
 
Guayabitos Casa Encantada awaits your arrival for a relaxing holiday at the beach.

We have 3 deluxe suites for your enjoyment. Two are overlooking the pool and beach and the third enjoys a spectacular view of the mountains. Click here for more information.



 

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Just a few steps to the beach at this 3 bedroom, 2 bath beachfront home. Fully equipped kitchen, outdoor gas grill, satellite TV, WiFi. This casa is ideal for groups up to 20 persons. The pool next door at Condos Casa Rey is also available. 
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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..

Hamaca Maya
This is your one stop shop for the largest and most beautiful selection of hammocks in all of Mexico. Don't bother wasting time elsewhere. If you're looking for a hammock-THIS is the place. If you're looking for a lame Tshirt or trinket that can be found anywhere else in Mexico, then move on. If you want unique and fun take home prezzies for friends, family and yourself... then don't miss this amazing little gem in La Penita. And the bonus is the owner is as colourful and vibrant as the cool stuff she carries. We love it and never miss an opportunity to check it out when we're there. Absolutely FIVE star worthy.
Great

Buhardilla Restaurant - Guayabitos
My wife and I ate here Saturday night Feb 10, and it was great. Our table wasn't the best but I was late making the reservation and it was the only table for 2 left so you take what you can get. My wife had the raviolis and they were excellent although a very small serving. If it would have been me who ordered them I would have been left hungry and upset. For her, it was barely enough and she ate several pieces of the delicious bread they served with the meal to fill up. I had the fettuchini carbonarra and it was delicious and almost more than I could eat. The sauce was excellent and the pasta was cooked to perfection. Service was prompt and courteous from a waitress who spoke perfect English, and prices were certainly not out of line. All in all a very enjoyable evening!   Murray Dryburgh
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Centro Medico La Peñita (Dr. Martín Nuñez Arciniega) - La Penita
Would highly recommend this medical office. My wife uses the lab to monitor a pre-diabetic condition with consultation from both physicians. We are fortunate to have this facility available with such excellent concern & care. Would encourage all expats to give them a try when medical assistance is needed. Robert K King
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Fun In The Sun Rentals
 
Allow us to take care of your Side-by-Side (RAZR) and Scooter rentals for your next vacation in Jaltemba Bay.  Our equipment is impeccably maintained and ready for your pleasure.

To read more about our services and more photos, click here.


 

Arte dikur is your all inclusive handmade handicraft emporium. You can find just about any gift you may need for you, your family and your friends back home.

All our products are handmade by us right here in La Peñita... leather products, purses, silver and other jewelry, paper-mâché wall hangings, all unique and authentic one of a kind items.

For more information and photos, please click here.



 

Clinica Veterinaria "Barba"
 
Clinica Veterinaria "Barba" has been providing veterinary care in the Jaltemba Bay area since 2011. 

We specialize in small animals, with a focus on dogs and cats. We work closely with Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) to provide discount prices on sterilization and vaccinations for street and rescue animals. English spoken. More information here.

 

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The following individuals have been referred by people in our community. This is a FREE service to help workers like maids, gardeners, painters and repairmen, who keep our homes in tip-top shape. 

Contractors:
Andy Sanchez, La Peñita
Ignasio Partida, La Peñita, (327) 274-3280, cell (327) 102-5035, construction, tile, brick,

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Guayabitos  |  Starting at $350,000 USD

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Top 10 Things To Do
 
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Eat + Drink
 
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