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January 27, 2016
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Welcome to all 3,202 newsletter subscribers!

In this issue: No matter what you're interested in, we've pretty much got it covered from hiking, birding and what's in bloom, to boatloads of upcoming tours and special events. 

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 on Wednesday, February 10 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

Featured Articles


Best of Nayarit 2015

The BEST of NAYARIT 2015 readers' poll is still open, but not for long! Be sure to vote for your favorite local restaurants, towns, beaches, activities and more. 

Editor's Note: We have listed the businesses who advertise on our website as a starting point for the poll. However, we encourage all of our readers (new and old) to vote. If your favorites are not listed, there is an "Other" field for you to write it in. All votes will be counted.

Voting ends at midnight!


Last Chance to Vote NOW



Newly Remodeled Plaza in Guayabitos is Almost Completed

by Explore Nayarit Team

The plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos has been undergoing a major remodel for nearly two months now. The concrete sidewalks surrounding the plaza were poured and stamped, the brick for the walkways has been laid, the garden...  Read More


Hiking Season is in Full Swing

by John Berg & Lori Schneider-Wood

Over the past few years, hiking has become a popular activity in the Jaltemba Bay area. Many of the hikes begin at the very south end of Los Ayala and are lead by two avid hikers: John Berg and Lori Schneider-Wood. Both hikers welcome people to join them.  
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4th Annual Pony Up! for J.E.E.P. Fundraiser was a Huge Success

by J.E.E.P. Team

Over 200 people attended the 4th Annual Pony Up! for J.E.E.P. Fundraiser on Saturday, January 23rd. Event-goers had an opportunity to tour the Hilltop Refugio in La Peñita, meet the rescue horses, dogs and cats...  Read More


XII International Migratory Bird Festival in San Blas

by Riviera Nayarit CVB

The XII International Migratory Bird Festival (FIAM by its acronym in English) in San Blas is ready to take off January 24-31, 2016. The Riviera Nayarit will welcome hundreds of migratory birds, which will mix in with the endemic and resident species.  Read More


Valentine's Day Dining Guide

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. We will continue to update this list as we receive additional information, so check back often.  Read More

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


In Bloom: Brugmansia
(Angel’s Trumpet) 

by Allyson Williams

Angel’s trumpet is a annual subtropical shrub with fragrant, trumpet-shape flowers. They are members of the Solanaceae family, along with tomatoes and petunias, and are native to northwestern South America.  Read More


Guayabitos Sunset

by Kim Peto

Looking north toward the La Peñita beach. This photograph was taken in Rincón de Guayabitos, during our last visit.  
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What's Happening

View a complete list of upcoming events on the Explore Nayarit calendar

Upcoming Holidays & Events

There are too many upcoming events to share here. 
View a complete list of upcoming events on the Explore Nayarit calendar
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Ongoing Events

Just Announced

Community Updates

In Other News

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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...
"An impressive way to serve up fajitas!"

Restaurants, Shops, Activities & Businesses

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


Cafe La Ola

Rincón de Guayabitos

Cafe La Ola is a bistro-style cafe and restaurantin Guayabitos. They serve breakfast all day, as well as hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and other tasty treats – and their clients claim that they have the best coffee in the bay area.  Read More


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


Sayulita Wine Shop


Featuring 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


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


Home Workers for Hire


This is a FREE service to help workers like maids, gardeners, painters and repairmen, who keep our homes in tip-top shape. Workers are added by referral from community members.

Refer someone you know that could use the extra work to support his/her family. 

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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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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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