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February 11, 2016
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The past week was jam-packed with music, fanfare and hoopla. From Carnaval festivities, the annual Cancer de Mama clinic and Peñita Players live dinner theatre, to the official ribbon cutting for the plaza in Guayabitos, a children's art show and the first evening of the Annual Guayabitos Cultural Arts Festival (which continues every Saturday this month).

What's next? Valentine's Day is only four days away, so don't forget to surprise your sweetheart (see our Dining Guide below for ideas). There are about a dozen more events coming up, and lucky for you, we have all the details below.

And 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 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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Best of Explore Nayarit 2015

Once again, we want to congratulate all the Best of 2015 Winners, including those in the newly added Burgers & Ribs category.

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P.S. When we announced the winners last week, we were unaware that our programmers were working on our website, which limited accessibility. We want to apologize for any inconvenience.


Local Couple Make Improvements to “Bridge of Life” in La Peñita 

by Bea Rauch

Hometown couple, Frank and Lupita Tapia, invested in a personal project at the Bridge of Life on the La Peñita side. The project was launched on January 2 with the delivery of a truckload of rocks and sand.  Read More


Another Fantastic Hiking Week 

by John & Doreen Berg

Our hiking adventures continue. Tuesday, we hiked the Punta Raza and Mirador Point Trails. The hike is relatively easy with moderate elevation and passes through beautiful jungle areas. Seven young ladies from Nuevo Vallarta joined our group. Their chatter, sounding like...  Read More


11th Annual Guayabitos Cultural Arts Festival Schedule Announced 

by Explore Nayarit Team

The 11th Annual Art and Cultural Festival will take place in the newly remodeled plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos every Saturday in February. This event is organized and sponsored by the Guayabitos Hotel Association and is free and open to the public.  Read More


Entre Amigos Celebrates San Pancho’s Community Festival 

by Riviera Nayarit CVB

On February 13th, the Entre Amigos Community Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the “San Pancho’s Community Festival.” San Pancho, the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit will be filled with art, family-friendly fun, love and happiness.  Read More


Elisabeth von Trapp to Perform
in Chacala 

by Kim Van Eeckhout

The 3rd Annual Chacala Music & Art Festival welcomes musical guest Elisabeth von Trapp, who will perform a fundraising event on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the Marina Chacala Beach Club...  Read More


Cancer Walk Supports Diagnostic Testing for Area Women 

by Jaltemba Cancer Walk

Join us for the Pink Parade on 15 February, 2016, at 10:30 am for the annual Jaltemba Walk Against Cancer/Walk Together for Early Detection event. Bring a friend, bring a dog or just show up for a fuuun time!  Read More


3rd Annual Taste of Lo de Marcos Announced 

by Galvan Real Estate

The 3rd Annual Taste of Lo de Marcos will take place on Sunday, February 21, 2016. In addition to live music and a special performance, the event will feature foods from many restaurants from the pueblo of Lo de Marcos with goodies...  Read More


Valentine's Day Dining Guide

(Updated February 2) – Valentine's Day is a few days away. Several restaurants are offering special menus and live music, so why not impress your valentine or dear friend by making reservations to surprise him or her.  Read More

Restaurant Owners: Please contact us if you want your information listed here.


Nature’s Bounty 

by Ken Rauch

Many of you have asked when we would post some of our flora and fauna photos again. This season there are a noticeably lower number of birds and butterflies. The Malachite Butterfly posed for us on our walk up to Oceano Atlantico.  Read More



by Leslie Oliver

Taken in La Peñita from the malecón.

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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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Casa Nova

Rincón de Guayabitos

This 3BR home is beautifully furnished and decorated. Fully-equipped kitchen, swimming pool with waterfall and rooftop palapa. Located in quiet residential zone near beach. Long-term rentals only.  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...
Casa Dos Marias, Guayabitos
"Wonderful hosts who take immense pride in their home and making your stay comfortable and memorable."
"My procedure couldn't have turned out better."
Casa Delfin, La Peñita
"Casa Delfin is a little paradise behind the black iron gates."
"An impressive way to serve up their fajitas!"

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Lo de Perla Jungle Garden Tour

Las Lomas

Fantastic 2½-hour guided tour through the jungle near San Pancho. Their winding walking paths showcase over 60+ orchid species, as well as fruit trees, cactus, bromeliads and other plants native to the state of Nayarit.  Read More


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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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