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December 2, 2015
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In this issue: The holidays are quickly approaching, and lucky for you, our team has compiled our annual Holiday Dining + Gift Guide to help you decide where to eat, drink, be merry... and do your holiday shopping. See the links below. 

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Watch for the next issue of the Explore Nayarit Newsletter to arrive in your Inbox on Wednesday, December 16 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.

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Holiday Dining + Gift Guide 2015

To help you decide where to eat, drink and celebrate this season – and where to find the "perfect" gift – check out our annual Holiday Dining + Gift Guide. 

If you know of a unique gift idea or want to promote your holiday event, let us know. We will continue to update our guide as we receive information, so check back often.  
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Restaurants, Businesses & Charities: Please contact us if you want to be included.

December 2

Dinner & Dance at Restaurant Marlenne

Rincón de Guayabitos

Music and special dinner menu (held weekly). We have a full bar and great staff, chef and service.  Read More

December 3

Julio’s SteakHouse Grand Opening

Rincón de Guayabitos

Beso del Sol Steakhouse has been moved to a new location, with a new name (Julio’s SteakHouse). Dinner, shot of tequila and one drink free, live music by Roberto Curiel.  
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December 3

Christmas Stocking Campaign
for KinderAide Launch Day

La Peñita 

Everyone is invited to come and meet Jane Fellows Miller, the driving force behind KinderAide, on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 10am at Chasite Coffee House. Drop off your donation and enjoy a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Tianguis.  Read More

December 4

WeExpats Health Insurance Workshop

Rincón de Guayabitos

Join us for a workshop "What's your Plan? Protect your Adventure. Insurance Options for Expats." Learn about options for Canadian and US Expats and their health protection needs. Must RSVP.  Read More

December 6

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

La Peñita 

Sunday Brunch at El Panorama Hotel (held weekly). Menu choices and reservations are required. Part of the proceeds are donated to the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR).  
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December 7

Watercolor Classes

Rincón de Guayabitos

Weekly classes, instruction and demos in watercolor painting at Donna's Studio. Classes are offered on Mondays and are open to all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.  Read More

December 8-9

Sayulita Wine Festival


Eight winemakers from Baja California will travel to Sayulita for this two-day wine festival. Come interact with the winemakers and learn about their philosophy via exclusive dinners with unique pairings, jazz performances and more.

Organized by Hotel Cielo Rojo and Bistro Organico (in San Pancho), and their new Sayulita Wine Shop.  Read More

December 16

A Dickens Christmas Feast

La Peñita

Las Tres Amigas dinner and fundraiser at Xaltemba Restaurant. Proceeds will support the Los Amigos de Jaltemba scholarship program.  Read More

More Upcoming Holidays & Events

Visit our event calendar to learn about upcoming tours, classes, sporting events, music, restaurant specials and other events posted by business owners and event organizers. And don't forget to add your event so we can share it in the next issue.


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Featured Articles


Bertha & Renato – True Love

by Jacquie Gaytan

Bertha Cueva riding her horse, Renato, during the annual Día de la Revolución (Revolution Day) parade in La Peñita on November 20th.  View Larger Photo

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New Directory Category:
Home Workers for Hire (FREE)

We are excited to add a new section in our Directory to promote individual workers like maids, gardeners, painters, plumbers, repairmen, tile layers, etc., who we rely on to keep our homes in tip-top shape. Workers are added by referral from community members.

Why not refer someone you know that could use the extra work to support his/her family.  Read More
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From Our Last Issue:


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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Playa Las Tortugas Resort Community

Playa Las Tortugas

12 luxury villas set on a spectacular 10-mile stretch of pristine beach. Unwind, recharge and enjoy a vacation experience (or weekend getaway) like no other.  Read More


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.  Read More


Casa Pacífico

La Peñita

Newly remodeled 2BR casita located 100 steps from the beach and 6 blocks from town. Private entrance, gardens, swimming pool. Weekly rentals preferred.  Read More



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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...
Vista Guayabitos Restaurant & Bar, Rincón de Guayabitos
"The tortilla soup is the best in all of mexico and the view is outstanding."
Casa Contenta, Los Ayala
"Welcoming, luxurious, hospitality and the sound of the surf is in your ears!"
Casa Contenta, Los Ayala
"We have once again returned to our home away from home."

Restaurants, Shops, Activities & Businesses

Please support these and other local businesses that make our website possible through their advertising. Thank you!


Cinema Guayabitos


Cinema Guayabitos is a brand new movie theater located in the heart of Rincón de Guayabitos. They have three screens, each with 110 seats, and a refreshment area with popcorn, candy, ice-cold soft drinks and more showtime snacks.  Read More


Esteva Clinic


Clinica Esteva is an integrative health clinic where you can reclaim your wellness using their gentle, holistic, approach to wellness. Services include acupuncture, homeopathy, stem cell therapy, naturopathy, ozone therapy and many more.  Read More


Novamar Insurance Mexico

Puerto Vallarta

Offer medical, travel, life, homeowner, renter, condo association, business, Mexican-plated auto and foreign-plated auto insurance to expats and tourists. They're local, they're expats themselves, they speak English and they have years of experience.  Read More


WeExpats Insurance Solutions

San Miguel de Allende / Puerto Vallarta

Serving expats all over Mexico. WeExpats offers medical evacuation coverage, short and long-term health insurance (with an option to add US/Canada coverage) and car insurance coverage for your US/Canadian-plated car.  Read More


Restaurant Marlenne


This family-owned restaurant has been dishing up seafood and BBQ ribs on the beach in Guayabitos since 1989. Their motto says, "Here at Bungalows and Restaurant Marlenne, we treat everyone like family."  Read More


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Real Estate Listings by Owner


La Vita Condos

Guayabitos  |  Starting at $350,000 USD

14 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


Casa Nova

Guayabitos  |  $325,000 USD

Beautiful 3BR home built by maestro Mariano Sanchez. Constructed using a combination of cement, brick, wood, custom stained glass and fabulous mosaic tiles – and an incredible attention to detail. Located in the residential zone. Priced to sell.  Read More
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Explore More of Nayarit, Mexico

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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