First Annual Ocean Fest at B Nayar, Bucerias

The First Annual Ocean Fest will be held on July 26th at B Nayar Village Resort in Bucerias from 2-8pm, and this fun event certainly is attracting a lot of attention! The Mission of the Ocean Fest is to celebrate the ocean and collaborate on how to protect the beautiful Banderas Bay.
The Banderas Bay is a lot larger than folks realize.  Bahia Banderas Bay is the largest natural bay in Mexico, among the 10th largest worldwide, and one of the deepest bays in the world reaching depths of over 3,000 feet.  Extending across 68 kilometers (42 miles) of the Pacific Coast, the bay begins in the south at Puerto Vallarta, flows northwest into the Riviera Nayarit at Punta de Mita, then the open ocean water continues north beyond Sayulita and through Lo de Marcos  to Guayabitos and La Penita where the Bahia Jaltemba Bay resides. Our beautiful bay attracts a huge variety of wild life, including the Humpback whale, Manta Rays, turtles, dolphins, a huge variety of birds and so much more in and out of the water. Becoming more informed on how to protect our bay and everything that survives in and around the bay is important.
Did you know that the oceans flow over nearly three-quarters of our planet, holding 97% of the planets water? Clean water is vital for our Mother Earth and all the life it supports. Also, our oceans produce more than half of the oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere and absorb most of the carbon from it. No matter where we live – each of us affects the ocean and is affected by the ocean.

Jacques Cousteau
It was Jacques Cousteau who was responsible for appealing to the Mexican government back in the 1960’s to preserve Islas Marietas as a national park to protect its delicate Eco-system.  The Cousteau Society is an official sponsor of Nayarit Ocean Fest. Francine Cousteau says:
“It is always good to hear about people and communities dedicated to spreading awareness of ocean conservation. We appreciate your desire to share the work of the Cousteau Society, and to help spread Captain Cousteau’s message of preservation and education to the Bay of Banderas.” 

It’s time to put mother nature first and learn how we can protect our beautiful environment before it’s too late, like so many other polluted and fished out areas on the planet. This is why the Ocean Fest is a win-win-win project. Become more informed on how we can help conserve our oceans and have a lot of fun while your at it, AND the proceeds go to a very good cause!

A Non Profit Event
This fun summer Non Profit event is a win-win project with all of the proceeds going to an education fund for La Cruz with Fundacion Punta de Mita, which is a community development foundation covering the Bay. You can check them out at http://fundacionpuntademita.org/en/. Thank you for all you do! 

Co-hosts Surf Mexico raises the level on the fun meter with the first Nayarit SUP Polo State Championship Competitions. This alone is bringing in people from all over the bay; Sayulita is bringing the Sayulita Jr. SUP Team! The beautiful surroundings of beachfront B Nayar Village Resort makes the perfect location for this event. This is super fun for the entire family!
DJ NIco will be spinning your favorite songs.  There will be several booths on the playa with Surf Mexico, Neopolitan Brick Oven Pizza, Divine Mermaid, and E Sun Energy, and Pita Hache is going to give an Ocean Conservation Talk. There is going to be beach yoga, art for kids, educational exhibitions, more great local food,  and sand sculptures. Prana Colectivo is going entertain us with a Huichol performance. Super fun water activities; SUP Polo (great for kids too!) , Starship Racing, Sprint Racing. If you would like to learn how to SUP now is your chance to learn from one of the very best SUP guys around, David Jianu. Why not?

John Pounder (JL Ditigal Media) is the photographer for the special event. Look up in the sky for the Sky Cam! I can’t wait to see the photos. You will also be able to view them all on his site and order the ones you love with all of the action! THANKS JOHN!  I will be keeping you posted. You may also visit our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/allrivieranayaritfun/ and give us a LIKE if you like! :D

Get Your Tickets!
B Nayar Village Resort has several large pools to enjoy, loungers and umbrellas; plenty of space and fun for the entire family. Children will absolutely need to be supervised in the pools. Tickets are only 100 pesos for adults and 50 pesos per child.
Tickets can be purchased at: Gecko Car Rental, Bucerias, B Nayar Village Resort Discovery Centre, Catrina at the Marina Riviera Nayarit, Aequilibrium Bikes, Versailes, in Puerto Vallarta, Timothy Real Estate Group Puerto Vallarta, and Revolucion del Sueno in Sayulita. So get your tickets now!

Thank You Penny Isabel
Penny Isabel is the founder of the “Ocean Fest” and was inspired with the idea from “World Ocean’s Day”, which was held on June 8th. The date for next years Ocean Fest will be held closer to the World Ocean’s Day date. Penny is also available to show you around B Nayar Village Resort and explain all of the projects and what is for sale. It’s nice to have Penny Isabel and Wayne Soroka from the Timothy Real Estate Group at B Nayar bringing in a fresh new energy. 

PEOPLE YOU CAN TRUST...If your looking for someone you can trust in the real estate business it’s these two wonderful people. I met both Penny and Wayne when renting their home to them, and have also had the wonderful opportunity to know them on a personal level, (This is a photo when we went Beer Tasting at the Black Forest Restaurant in La Cruz.) as well as a business / professional level. These two people are folks with high integrity that you can trust.  Thanks so much Penny and Wayne for all that you do to support our bay and community. Penny, your one amazing gal! For any other questions on the Ocean Fest, or to set an appointment for a B Nayar Village Resort showing please email Penny at:  penny@timothyrealestategroup.com .

Enjoy the 1st Annual Ocean Fest at B Nayar Village Resort in Bucerias and learn how you can help restore and protect the amazing Bahia Banderas Bay on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico.

 

Delicious La Cruz Ice Cream at Huana

So have you tried the new La Cruz ice cream at Huana that opened in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in mid December 2014, located on Delfin Street across from Philos Restaurant?

This La Cruz ice cream business is co-owned by two brothers Hugo and Rodrigo Medina. Hugo thought about starting an ice cream business in Guadalajara where he was born, but decided on La Cruz in Nayarit because he wanted a change of pace in his life and because of his love of surfing in the area, not to mention his love of good quality ice cream. Huana sells organic ice cream in several delicious flavors and sizes as well as a larger selection of regular ice cream. The brothers plan on developing new flavors on an ongoing basis such as lavender, peanut butter and green tea. You’ll notice the deep, rich flavors of Huana’s ice cream immediately as well as the texture which is smooth, icy and refreshing.

You can also buy home-made granola, (one of my personal favorites as it has large nuggets of cereal and isn’t too sweet), locally baked goods including brownies, grape juice, coffee, honey and beeswax candles.  The new cappuccino machine is now in so come on in for a fresh cup of organic espresso, cappuccino or latte. (Photo of Hugo right)

It is the eventual goal of both Hugo and Rodrigo to offer all natural, organic products ranging from ice cream, to coffee to produce. All the shop’s inside decor including counters, light fixtures and display tables will be made from natural and/or recyclable materials supporting the philosophy to reuse and recycle – thereby reducing environmental impact. So come on out and support Hugo and Rodrigo’s new La Cruz ice cream business Huana in downtown La Cruz Mexico!
Post by Jessie Watt

Check out the La Cruz Ice Cream store Huanaa for the
best La Cruz de Huanacaxtle ice cream! 

 

Bucerias Mexico Non Profit Community News

Every Day is a blessing here in Bucerias Mexico and the Banderas Bay.  This sunset on Tuesday evening overlooking the Banderas Bay to the Marietta Islands was absolutely spectacular, again! With the Christmas holidays coming towards us quickly, Bucerias Mexico nonprofit groups are getting their groove on with fundraisers to generate presents for the kids and monies and food that will be donated to families helping to create happier holidays and life throughout the year. I will say that feeding people is one of the most important things we can do to help another human being. Food is necessary for not only physical health, but also mental health and emotional stability.

Another wayone can help when flying down from Canada; West Jet allows 1 extra suitcase per person for humanitarian aid.  What is needed right now is gently used clothing for children and adults and school supplies. There is an orphanage in Valle that was recently opened with 188 children of all sizes and ages could really use the donation of clothing. Clothing also goes to the La Fuente church and the Tercera Edad Senior Center in Bucerias. If you need a inexpensive suitcase for this try a second hand store. You can find one for around 6 bucks! And leave it in Mexcio! Please contact Sandi Nystrom who heads up the John Ozzello Memorial Food Bank. Sandi  would be happy to get your donations where you would like them to go.

Children’s Christmas Program A huge fundraiser will be held at the Drunken Duck on Mon, December 8, 2pm – 6pm supporting the 21st Bucerias Children’s Christmas Program with over 1200 gifts given every year. The program also hands out generously donated candy bags to all the children. Mothers and grandmothers are also gifted with Crown Royal bags filled with hotel type soaps, shampoos and lotions. Donation: $200 Pesos plus all the raffle tickets you want to buy! Food, drinks available plus a great band. Tickets: Yo Yo Mo’s Sports Bar 40 Ave. Mexico – Bucerias Jan and Jennie Roden: 322- 222- 5101 xmasinbucerias@gmail.com Visit the little Catholic church on the arroyo (east side of Carretera 200) at 3 or 4 pm on Christmas Eve (Dec 24) to see the distribution of the gifts! You won’t believe your eyes!! I was able to participate in this event and it was incredible!  It really is truly amazing.

Another fundraiser coming up for the John Ozzello Food Bank is the 4th Annual Chili Cook Off in Bucerias on December 10th. If you think you make a great pot of chili step up to the plate and enter your chili in this contest! This year the Chili Cook Off will benefit the John Memorial Food Bank. They will be supplying the tables and chairs, cups, utensils and napkins. All you need to do is bring your best chili Wednesday, December 10th to 62 Lazaro Cardenas. Please register now at TheBuceriasChiliCookOff@gmail.com.  There will also be live music by Brit and Esteban, and adult beverages to cool down those chili flames.

The Amigos de Bucerias A.C. does a whole heck of lot for the Bucerias community, and I wanted to expand on that a bit in this article this week. The Amigos de Bucerias, A.C. is a Mexican registered civil association composed of members called “amigos” which reside mostly in Bucerias and unite to make Bucerias a good place to visit, work and live.
Their Mission Statement:
The civil association Amigos de Bucerias, A.C., is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the quality of life in Bucerias, in cooperation with all residents, elected and appointed officials, business leaders and visitors.”
Some of the projects they work on are the Beach Cleanup, Recycling Program, Paws and Claws, Special Needs Fund, Street Lights and also help support the John Ozzello Memorial Food Bank. Other organizations they help out with are the Bucerias Children’s library, Biblioteca Rey Nayar, Human Connections, Manos de Amor (Bucerias orphanage) and the Tercera Edad Bucerias Senior Center.
The Tercera Edad Bucerias Senior Center has recently built a large chicken coop for eggs.  Here is a small excerpt from the amigos webpage written by Amigo president Ronnie Barker, “When President Cirino told us of his plans to have a hen coop, we said, sure, go ahead, thinking, aw, sweet. But he and his seniors had bigger ideas – much bigger ideas! Using the balance of monies raised from selling crafts at the market \the Mexican ladies cooking demos, they bought the materials and the seniors set to with a will – and during the heat and the humidity of the summer, that is really something. Even as they were building, they were already acquiring some stock – provided by Manny Venegas, really cute little Easter card type chicks all yellow and fluffy chirping around.” Read the rest of the article on their webpage link:
http://amigosdebucerias.org/featured/whats-happening-at-the-tercera-edad/) Since then the cute little chicks have grown up to be great egg laying hens, which means lots of eggs for people to eat!  Unfortunately, they had some issues with the last rain and lost about 60 of the now egg laying chickens due to an unfinished roof. Black plastic had been donated, but just could not hold up to the last heavy rain this November 11th. If you would like to find out how you can help the Bucerias Tercera Edad Senior Center or other projects, please contact the Amigos de Bucerias on their web site at AmigosdeBucerias.org. Their page is filled wonderful community stories, information on immigration, plates for your car and information to things that folks may need when coming to Bucerias Mexico. Cruise around and check it out. You too can become an “Amigo”. Join us at one of the monthly breakfast meetings at Ixta Restaurant every fist Saturday of the month at 9am, or send an email to amigosdebuceriasac@gmail.com  Cost for membership is 250 pesos.  Thanks for all you do Amigos!

BEACH CLEAN-UP PROJECT Riviera Nayarit and Bahia de Banderas Turismo Municipal are starting a program to clean the beaches and also have recreational fun afterwards. The Bucerias Mexico Beach Clean up begins this Saturday 29th at 8:00 am on the Bucerias Beach along the arroyo at the Kissing Bridge. We will be cleaning the playa,  and after will be having  fun with music, DJ’s , Football and Volleyball on the beach. If folks show up this could be a monthly event. You will see tables and shade tents or umbrellas set up. Hopefully this will turn into a monthly beach clean up. With the Ananda Yoga / Amigos clean up day on the second Saturday each month,  this would add to that and be very awesome! Please join in.

Adults can finish their Primary or Secondary level Literacy….
Spread the word! Tell your maids/gardeners/shop and restaurant staff – whoever …there is a new Government campaign run by INEA (Instituto Nayarita de Educacion para Adultos) – for adults to finish their primary or secondary level literacy – and it’s absolutely FREE ! 

New Events on the Bucerias Mexico Calendar  / La Cruz Mexico Calendar

There is a new Bucerias Mexico Restaurant called Esquina 22 Bar and Lounge. They are located on 22 Mexico ave. (where the Shamrock use to be.) The owners of the building, Alan and Arturo, decided to open Esquina 22 Bar and Lounge (esquina means corner) and have completely redecorated with charming, soft relaxing colors that welcome you. A casual atmosphere where you feel great in a pair of shorts or a bit more dressed up. Their claim is to be a “no frills – gastro” restaurant wher

e you can enjoy top of the line cuisine with a good pricing. As owners of the property, and operators of Esquina 22, this allows them to pass on the savings to you keeping pricing very reasonable. My friends and I stopped in to try some of their 65 peso mojito and mescal cocktail specialties and we loved them! We are looking forward to trying
out their extensive menu of twice baked potatoes and 9 oz filet mignon and tuna as well. Stay tuned for their entire page coming soon on the allBuerias.com site with their full menus and pricing.
Fun daily happy hour and food specials, along with live music on Tuesday with the Latin vibes with “ Piel Canela”, A trio of guitar music and tambores (drums) from Puerto Vallarta playing from 8-11pm. Fridays live music is with the  ”Duo Enlace Musical” from 9pm to 12am. Enjoy the beautiful music of piano and voice. They are also offering several kinds of imported beers that one does not see very often in Bucerias.  Check out their daily food specials, as well as two Happy Hour Specials of -2X1 National Drinks from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and a Bucket of 5 national beers for $100 from 9:00pm to 11:00pm. Esquina 22 are also serving a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for 199 pesos. Doors are open from 4pm – 12am.

Bucerias Mexico Celebrates Grey Cup
Annual Grey Cup Party at Breakers!
 Come out to Breakers Beach Club this Sunday, November 29th starting at 4:30 to enjoy our Annual Grey Cup Party!  We will have four TVs playing the game so you can choose to watch the game while enjoying the warm ocean breeze and beautiful ocean view.  We will have a special Grey Cup menu as well as featuring our new BBQ stuffed burgers and salad buffet for only $120 pesos. Choose between hamburgers stuffed with either bacon and cheese or mushrooms and blue cheese. We are located at #15 avenida del pacifico, two blocks north of the main square in Bucerias.  We also also serve Tim Hortans coffee and smoothies every morning  on the play at 9am. 

Bucerias Art Gallery & Studio hosts Puerto Vallarta artist, Oscar Hyle for a “Meet and Greet” Dec. 4th at 7pm during the Thursday Bucerias Art Walk. Oscar, though only 22, boasts a full resume. You will find many of his Urban Murals throughout P.V. such as ‘A Tomatlense Beach’ on Allende Street or “Windows on Vallarta” on Francisca Rodrgiguez.
“We are thrilled to have Oscar as our Featured Guest Artist” says, Floydilou, owner of the
gallery located at 60 A Lazaro Cardenas. “He is a conscientious artist continuously honing his craft in various mediums. The meet and greet will give the community here an opportunity to see what a fine young and talented man he is.”

La Cruz – Pub Britannia ..I am slipping this La Cruz info in as they have a brand new band playing the best of rock ‘n’ roll coming in on Wednesday nightswith Mike Curlette and Marty Lynch. Fun dancing music….the best of rock and roll….beginning at 7pm.  Dinner specials tonight Nov, 26th re are Creamy chicken curry 90 pesos, Shrimp burger 80 pesos and 2 small cottage pies 185…..drink specials too! Wednesday FUN at the only Castle on the Banderas Bay! See you at Pub Britannia!

Please check the allBucerias.com calendar and allLaCruz.com calendar  for the weekly entertainment, live music, specials and fundraisers.  Visit our FACEBOOK page the https://www.facebook.com/allrivieranayaritfun  for local live music and food specials. events and Bucerias Mexico non profit  fun, as well as a bit of national news and updates. Give us a Like while you’re at it!
Thanks for reading. If your looking for a fun tour, fishing boats ….and the fish are running! (catch guaranteed!), Mariettas, Altavista Petroglyphs, Boca to La Animas beach hike, or  looking for a casa rental for this season or next season, please contact me directly at Cat@RivieraNayaritFun.com . I will connect you with the very best with the lowest pricing and discounts possible! A thank you out to Ronnie for the  Tercera Edad Bucerias Seniors Center photos.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving and Riviera Nayarit vacation! We are so blessed to be here!
Have a super week! AHO!
Cat Morgan
Cat Morgan is owner of the RivieraNayaritFun.com Network and NewEnergyConsciousness.com .

Enjoy the fun and blessings received from supporting the Bucerias Mexico Non Profit
events on the amazing Banderas Bay and Riviera Nayarit. 

 

Bucerias Mexico Home Furnishings

& Katrina Collection

North of the river and the kissing bridge in Bucerias Mexico is where many of the  Bucerias Art Galleries are located. One of the first large and new buildings to be created back in 2008 on Lazaro Cardenas is the Jan Marie Boutique building.  Jan states, “It was an exciting time in 2008 when we designed the building to house the new Jan Marie Boutique Gallery. As it was on the busy corner across from Mark’s Bar & Grill we wanted to create an attractive building that would shine on Lazaro Cardenas and give Bucerias an elegant touch.”

Presently, in 2014, Jan Marie Boutique in Bucerias Mexico has grown into a beautiful Bucerias Home Furnishings and Antiques collector’s dream. Everything from beautiful larger pieces of home furnishings to all of the fun home accessories to create beauty and grace  in your home or Bucerias rental unit with style and an elegance.

This season in Bucerias Mexico, Jan Marie Boutique has a very nice collection of Katrina dolls and Dia di Los Muertos tableware just in time for the holiday. These will make a terrific splash on your dining room table, or a Katrina doll as a collectible gift for yourself or a friend.  They really are fun all year around!

Dia de Los Muertos and Catrina’s History

La Calavera Catrina (Dapper Skeleton, or Elegant Skull) is a 1910-1913 zinc etching by famous Mexican print maker, cartoon illustrator and Lithographer, Jose Guadalupe Posada. The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of her time. She is offered as a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolutionary era. While the original work by Posada introduced the character the popularity of the La Catrina as well as her name is derived from the work by Mexican artist Diego Rivera in his famous 1948 work sueno de una tarde dominical en la Alameda (dream of a Sunday afternoon along Central Alameda).

La Catrina has become the referential image of Death in Mexico, it is common to see her embodied as part of the celebrations of Day of the Dead throughout the country; she has become a motive for the creation of handcrafts made from clay or other materials, her representations may vary, as well as the hat.  In Bucerias Mexico, Jan Marie Boutique has a lovely selection of Katrina’s this season.  

Jan travels throughout Mexico  every year to shop for unique and one of a kind art pieces. The entire art selection at Jan Marie Boutique comes from Mexico artists. The Bucerias home accessories, such as beautiful colored lighting ascents, smaller sculptures (and full sized sculptures as well) hand blown glass ware and a variety of table ware, and so many other things of beauty that will make a statement in your home.

Click HERE to view more of the Jan Marie Boutique Gallery.

Discover Bucerias Mexico Home Furnishings at
Jan Marie Boutique Bucerias Art Gallery on the Banderas Bay in Mexico.

 

 

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Hosts 4th
Swimming Competition

The 4th Annual Open water swimming Competition , (Aguas Abiertas Riviera Nayarit Nadoseguro) will be held this Saturday, May 17th, 2014 in the Riviera Nayarit pueblo La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, on the playa next to the Marina Riviera Nayarit (La Cruz Marina) starting at 7am and finishing at 2pm.  There are going to be a lot more people this year, as there are 700 registered competitors, which is double the amount from the first tournament which was held in 2011.  The competitions are regulated as well as judged by people from the International Swimming Federation (Fina) as well as the Mexican Swimming Federation (FMN).

Registration Closed
They have had to close the registration early due to so many people signing up. The competitions are include all ages of athletes from 5 to 70 years old, and welcomes competitors from regions of Mexico, as well as Canada, the United States and abroad.
In previous competitions the categories were7 to 20 year-olds making a 500 m lap; kids ages 11 and 12 swimming 1.250 km.; swimmers ages 13 and 14 competing in the 2.5 km swim, and amateurs 15 years and older swimming the 3.75 km in the required time of under 2 hrs. The main competition is a 5k race for professional swimmers with a time limit of 1 hour, 20 min.

Place/Prize Trophy  Information:
1st Place – Trophy and $4,000 pesos
2nd Place: Medal and $3,000 pesos
3rd Place: Medal and $2,000 pesos
4th Place: Medal and $1,000 pesos
5th Place: Medal and $500 pesos

The event has huge financial backing and is heavily supported from the government, as well as the State of Nayarit and the Secretary of Tourism, as well as sponsors like “Riviera Nayarit” and “Mexico”, which helps to create the success for this annual swimming event.
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is the perfect place for this swimming competition due to its pristine beaches and safe swimming location, along with local hotels and restaurants and road access.  There is also plenty of room for everyone to come and enjoy the day on the beach and cheer for their swimming friends, a fun time for all. There will be vendors with food and drinks, tee-shirt stands and more. If your looking for a terrific place to stay right on the playa next to the La Cruz Marina check out Villa Amor del Mar, La Cruz Beachfront Boutique Inn. Chris and Cindy are fabulous hosts!

If you missed out on registering for this year’s swimming competition, here is the information to get in on next year’s competition! You may email at eventos@nadoseguro.com, or call 322-209-0716.  Well known and important swimmers will be competing, such as female competitor and Olympic medalist Lizet Rueda Santos.
I wish all of the competitors the best of luck! Buena Suerte! and have FUN above all!
Come on over to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle this Saturday and enjoy the festivities! If your looking for more information about La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, local La Cruz Restaurants and other information, please  visit the website allLaCruz.com . See you on the playa!

Discover La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico!

 

 Bucerias Music Festival in Bucerias Mexico

VIVA Bucerias Mexico! Bucerias Mexico is hosting the first of many Viva Bucerias! Bucerias International Music Festival and its all happening on the beautiful Riviera Nayarit.

This Sunday, December 8th, the Viva Bucerias International Music Festival 2013 will be taking place in the Bucerias Centro Main Plaza, starting at 3pm, and going into the evening. The musical festival is free event so bring the entire family. The musicians are donating their time as well, with prominent and well known musicians performing at the festival.
This event is organized by Cheko Ruiz, a musician on his own, and who also performs with the Luna Rumba Band, a Latin music group who has recently won two awards; the USA International Song Writing Contest (second place) and the John Lennon Award for World Music (third place).  The AllStars will also be performing with musicians Chas Eller on keyboards and Bryan Savage on flute and sax. This is the first festival of its kind, and will continue to be an annual event.
The Mayor of Bahia De Banderas will be assisting coordinating the event, and has given the green light to provide the stage and sound as well as the Lighting for this event.  Miguel Angel will be feeding the musicians and event staff.
Lupe Dipp, owner of Los Arroyos Verdes will be the Master of Ceremonies, and I have not a doubt in m mind that she will be keeping us informed and entertained between band setups!

Check Ruiz has located many top musicians from different bands and different type of genres to play at the Viva Bucerias International Music Festival. What a terrific line up for a Bucerias Mexico Music Festival!
The bands that will be performing, along with the country they are representing are:  Luna Rumba Trio for world music – Canada, Mexico represents.  Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars-USA and Canada, Cuba playing Jazz,  Italy Rumba, Flamenco World Music, Tatewari-Mexico, Flamenco Los Monda-Mexico,  Funk and Rock Trem De Minas-Brazil, Costa Rica, and Mexico.  Playing Jazz and Funk Son De Afuera-Denmark, Son Jarocho Trenzas Negras-Mexico, Andina Music Quilombo-Mexico Salsa, as well as Samba and African Dancers to liven up the show.

WOW! What a great lineup! A show not to be missed!!! Come one, come all, to the free musical event of the season the Viva Bucerias International Music Festival 2013 in Bucerias Mexico!

Discover the live Music and entertainment in Bucerias Mexico
for fun
on the Riviera Nayarit!

 

 

A New Bucerias Community Farmers Market

There is a new Bucerias community  farmers market in Bucerias this season on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico.  It’s a bit different due to the fact all of the vendors are Mexican Nationals. The new market is called the Bucerias Monday Mexican Gourmet Market. Click on the photos to go to the photo gallery. Click on the links for more Bucerias information.
Check out the Bucerias Community Calendar for Bucerias community news, events and live music.

The Bucerias Monday Mexican Market
The Bucerias Monday Mexican Market is located at the Bucerias Art Walk Plaza, which has a very convenient Bucerias community location just south of Mark’s Bar and Grill at 62 Lazaro Cardenas. They open at 9am and close about 2ish.
The Market is organized by Christy Ann Beguesse, a long time local of Bucerias. She states, “Our goal is to bring you the best in Mexican Cuisine made from the freshest ingredients in the kitchens of our Mexican neighbors. My hope is that with your support we can assist our neighbors financially and unite the community with a better understanding of the Mexican culture.”

Christy also helps support many fundraisers for food drives for the Bucerias community during the year as well, coordinating with other nonprofit organizations like the John Ozzello Food Bank, and Tercera Edad, the local Bucerias senior center, especially during the hardest month of September. This month is also called “Septhungre”, due to the starvation problems here during that time. Any time you feel like donating foods, they can be dropped off at the Art Walk Plaza.
If you are a local national and would like to get into this market, contact Christy at TheBuceriasArtwalkPlaza@gmail.com .

All of the vendors at the Bucerias Monday Mexican Market are  full time Mexican residents of Bucerias. So many locals struggle through the summer to make ends meet, and of course, not just in Bucerias, but all over the Bahia de Banderas.
This Bucerias community market will continue hopefully into the summer months if there are enough local people to come and purchase products.

Delicious Mexican Cuisine
There are some very delicious foods being prepared at the Bucerias community Monday farmers market. All of the foods are homemade authentic Mexican cuisine. Serving up enchiladas, fruit waters, fresh frozen chickens and ducks as well, along with chicken and duck eggs too!, artisan cheeses, honey, flan, delicious juicy carnitas carved right in front of you with the tacos piled high for only 10 pesos, (delicious with all of the toppings) beef or mushroom empanadas (enjoyed the mushroom!) topped with chimichurri and salsas’ that are cooked fresh and hot at the table, and homemade tamales wrapped in banana leaves.
A woman sells homemade banana muffins and other muffins. These are the largest banana bread muffins I have ever seen. I suppose they are bread loaves, in the shape of a large muffin; I can attest that they are moist and delicious. There is a medicine / herb table as well. In the corner a local Mexican artist with paintings along with the art and crafts that are spread throughout the market makes the ambiance colorful and fun. Out in front by Pacific Boutique Properties is a very nice selection of jewelry at terrific pricing, and delicious nuts…all cooked in front of you, like the delicious sweet caramelized pecans.
Its nice to purchase form the Bucerias community nationals. Living here all year around, I do see the summer struggles. It is a long summer for everyone here on the bay, as most depend on tourists every winter. These folks do know how to live off of the land, having chicken and ducks, gardens and crafts of all kinds. They have learned how to survive (sometimes just barely) and it’s nice that they bring their delicious and authentic Mexican delights every week to the new Monday farmers market. I love all of the markets, another favorite being the huge La Cruz Sunday Market, who also supports many of the local nationals and their businesses.

The products are at Mexican pricing…which means low! When you purchase from these locals, you are sure to know that your money stays here in Mexico, and trickles down to their families. Come on over and check out the new Bucerias Monday Mexican Gourmet Market. I for one had no problem eating my way from booth to booth….Buen Prevecho!


Visit the Bucerias Community
for the Bucerias Monday Mexican Market on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico.

 

 

2nd La Cruz Sunday Market of High Season

It was Sunday morning and the La Cruz Sunday Market comes alive for the second market of the high season.  La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is located on the Riviera Nayarit in amazing Mexico. This is where one of the best Mercados is found…the La Cruz Mercado.
It was another hot day  and the early birds were already there. I drove in looking for a parking spot and with place pretty full, but somehow I always manifest a good space.
Upon entering the La Cruz Sunday market the band Expiral was playing English songs that everyone could sing along, mostly older rock – n – roll.  The ambiance of the La Cruz Mercado (market) was very upbeat and enjoyable with a good crowd.  The La Cruz market is held alongside of the La Cruz Marina, so the Malecón was lined with vendors of every kind of product all the way down past the La Cruz Fish Market, and down to the end of the jetty.

The venders at the La Cruz Sunday Market provide organic food items such as sunflower honey made in Guadalajara, and Organic Peanuts with Carahuate Carlos, (from PV), homemade Chimichurri and pickles..spicy or German style from Alberto are excellent.  Check out the home made jams….it’s fun to walk around sampling all of the goodies!
Natural homeopath items and fresh farmers market products also abound with soaps and body butter creams from Oxnards Country House Soaps. Great lip balms too!  and if you enjoy aromatherapy oils, many of the creams have them. Having skin issues?…come on over and talk to Greg.
Arts and crafts with many made from plastic bottles or recycled items like these butterflies! and oh so much more!

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