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Your bi-weekly news from Nayarit, Mexico




August 30, 2018



 
Jasmine Captured This Remarkable Photo of Our Island as the Clouds Were Lifting.
We promised not to hold it against her that she added the glitter later.
Thanks Jasmine Hohenstein
Welcome to all 3759 newsletter subscribers!  We hope that some of you enjoy watching our numbers grow, as much as we enjoy sharing them with you.

Category1 hurricane  Norman and another small disturbance are both heading out to sea and will not be affecting our weather.

Reservation time is upon us. Many of you are making your reservations now. They will miss the last minute rush that inevitably arrives.  If you have a choice, consider patronizing one of our advertisers.

**ON A PERSONAL NOTE I want to express my apologies to those that took offense to my re-posting of an article from all of the news sources in Mexico plus many US services, of the artist Spencer Tunick's work, titled "Nudes in the Seaweed". It was obviously a little too much for all to appreciate.**
 
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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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Featured Articles
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.
 
Turtle egg poachers were recently caught

with 30,000 Olive Ridley turtle eggs near Oaxaca. The eggs were seized and the 5 men were arrested.

It is reported that the poaching and selling of the eggs has been reduced considerably lately, mainly because of the sheer numbers of eggs available.  Read the full story here.
Tijuana
 
is on the short list of municipalities in Mexico that have recently banned the use of plastic baggies given out at grocery and convenience stores.

Stores will have 180 days to comply with the new ordinance and find environmentally friendly alternatives.

Read more here.

 
Do you consume that 'healthy glass of wine, cocktail or martini every day?

Guess what? The latest study shows something different again to think about.

Read the attached link to find out whether or not you are at risk.

Is this someone's idea of fake news or a bad joke?  Read on here.
15 Indigenous Artisans
 
spent three months creating the 81-square-meter project that won them a place in the Guinness book of world records for the world's largest bead mosaic.

450 kilograms of small plastic beads known as chaquiras and 48 kilograms of beeswax was used in its creation. Weather permitting, this Wixáritari mosaic will be on display in San Sebastian into September.
Mexican Marines
 
have confiscated 5 tones of  'glass' or crystal in the Culiacán, Sinaloa area. The street value is estimated to be in excess of  $5 billion dollars and is the largest synthetic drug seizure ever in Mexico.
This will undoubtedly attract the ire of most of us living in the Telmex blighted areas north of Pureto Vallarta.  I have enclosed the whole article as taken from Open Signal.

Our area was omitted from the study. I pay extra for my "faster" download speeds and I manage to receive under 10.00 Mbps. That is about 1/2 of what the worst cities in this study receive. Please read the article and then contact the Telmex offices to find out why we receive such poor service and why we pay so much more for it. My guess is that the excuse will be fiber optics. We do not have fiber optics. It will be nice to hear what other excuses come out.  Click here for the whole story.
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, 2019- 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...
Another 60 new air-conditioned buses have been delivered to the metro bus line in Puerto Vallarta. A few of this last delivery are awaiting the A/C but the goal is to have all 333 urban transit units equipped with A/C.
Hilario “Layín” Ramírez, the former mayor of San Blas, Nayarit, who earned notoriety after he declared that he had only “stolen a little” while in office, is now facing charges of improper performance of duty, embezzlement and fraud. He is being charged with stealing over $12 million pesos.
Political corruption continues, even in Mexico. 35.5% of registered voters were offered a bribe during this past election period. Poverty is sited as the main factor in this growing percentage of individuals approached.
Coming soon to a bank near you. New $500 peso bank notes are going into circulation on August 28th. The notes will feature depictions of the first Mexican president, Benito Juárez on the face and a gray whale on the reverse.. Other denominations will also be forth coming in the next few years.
Approximately 300 Olive Ridley Sea Turtles were found dead and tangled in fishing nets off the coast of Oaxaca. An investigation is underway to find the culprits. It is thought that the nets came from a foreign vessel netting tuna. The turtles were in the 5-10 kilo range. Profepa is investigating.
Mexico and the United States inked a deal establishing trade agreements between the two countries, after 5 weeks of negotiations. Canada was not included in the deal, yet!
Pet Food Recall Notice    Radagast Pet Food Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include Rad Cat Raw Diet Products With Best By Dates of 10/19/18 Through 12/3/19 Due to Potential Health Risk  Radagast can be contacted for further details at 1-877-567-3001

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
or 322 180 7703

 
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What's Happening
 

Upcoming Holidays & Events

  • September 3 - Labor Day, US & Can
  • September 10 - Rosh Hashanah
  • September 16 -  Independence Day, Mex
  • September 19 - Yom Kippur
  • September 21 - International Day of Peace, Mex, US & Can
  • September 23 - September Equinox
  • October 8 - Thanksgiving Day, Can
  • October 9 - Columbus Day, US
  • November 22 - Thanksgiving Day, USA
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
And don't forget to add your event so we can share it in the next issue.
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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.


 
We want to recognize the following rental clients for their
continuing confidence in and recent support of ExploreNayarit.com
for their advertising needs
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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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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.

For more photos and information, please click here.

 
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.

For more information, click here.



 
Guayabitos Casa Encantada
Guayabitos
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.



 

Casa Ayala Beach House
Los Ayala


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
Great

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
Great
 
  
 
 


Restaurants, Shops, Activities & Businesses

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


For a listing of restaurants that are open and ready to serve you, click here.


We want to recognize the following clients for their continuing confidence in and recent support of ExploreNayarit.com for their advertising needs.

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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.

 

FREE LISTING

Home Workers for Hire


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,

Learn More or refer someone you know!
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SPONSORED LISTING

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).
View All Real Estate Listings Here
 


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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