Whip Lashed in Banderas Bay

Banderas Bay Eyelash Extensions for a more beautiful you

Whip Lashed in Banderas Bay is the newest Banderas Bay Eyelash Extension Studio centrally located in the beautiful beach town of Bucerias, on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico.  Whip Lashed is easily accessible to the people of Puerto Vallarta, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Sayulita and Punta de Mita.

Although Whip Lashed in Banderas Bay Eyelash Extensions is a new local business, owner and Lash Artist, Mindy Colliss is not new to lashing. She is Canadian trained and the former owner of Dragon’s Fly Lashes in British Columbia, Canada.   Mindy decided to trade in her winter boots for flip flops and is excited to now be offering her eyelash services here in Banderas Bay and Riviera Nayarit.

Whip Lashed in Banderas Bay offers Classic, Volume and Russian Volume lashes in various styles to fit your lifestyle, eye shape and desires. For those not ready for eyelash extensions, Eyelash Perms are also offered.  Eyelash extensions are very different from false eyelashes or what most people know as fake eyelashes. The quality of each individual lash really makes the difference as well as the professionalism, training and experience like Mindy has received.

Whip Lashed in Banderas Bay uses only the highest quality Canadian products, including the safest, lowest chemical glues on the market. This glue along with beautiful, soft lash extensions are suitable for even the most sensitive eyes. The safety of your eyes and your natural lashes are top priority at all times.

On the Riviera Nayarit or Banderas Bay Eyelash Extensions are perfect for life in Mexico. Whether you are a local, an expat, on a destination wedding or simply on vacation. Swim, surf, enjoy the beautiful sunshine and have no worries of mascara. Wake up gorgeous every morning!

Due to our natural eyelash shedding process, Mindy recommends an eyelash fill every 2 to 3 weeks to keep your Banderas Bay eyelash extensions and lashes looking full and beautiful. For more information or contact via private message please visit the Whip Lashed in Banderas Bay Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/whiplashedinbanderasbay/ or call Mindy directly in Mexico at: 52-322-270-3444.

Book an appointment with Whip Lashed in Banderas Bay eyelash extensions create ease in being the beautiful you.

Whip Lashed in Banderas Bay Eyelash Extensions on the Riviera Nayarit in Bucerias Mexico


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.


The Best of Banderas Bay Entertainment – Bryan Savage

Banderas Bay entertainment is amazing during the high season! From rock to jazz to banda and everything in-between! If you have not had the opportunity to see a Bryan Savage concert you have been missing something very special indeed. Bryan has been playing the saxophone and flute professionally for about 40 years playing with big time musicians and vocalists like Al Stewart (Year of the Cat), The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Bonnit Rait and many, many others. Bryan was also awarded a gold record for his sax solo on Steve Martin’s number-one-selling hit single “King Tut”.  He is currently doing shows under his own name as well as  with The Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit every winter in Mexico.
Throughout college he played in bands and felt that playing music was where his biggest interest was. After receiving his BA degree in finance Bryan decided to continue to play and his first CD was self-titled “Bryan Savage” and was released in 1992, which did very well on U.S. radio airplay. In 1996 Bryan was signed by one of the Virgin Records companies with six more CD’s to follow under his name. All of the CD’s have received tons of airplay in the U.S. as well as internationally, with “Catfood” and “Soul Temptation” doing the best, charting in the top 5 or better. Bryan has created many CD’s with other big names in the music industry and has gone on tour in many countries such as Japan, Germany, England, Scotland, Netherlands and Canada, and of course Mexico!

Bryan and his wife Michelle are from my neck of the woods in Colorado; Glenwood Springs, which is located in the Aspen / Roaring Fork Valley.  He and Michelle have been coming to Mexico since 1988, first to Cozumel for vacations, and then starting in 2005 to the Puerto Vallarta area. They purchased their second place on the playa in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in 2010. Their first place was for only a month or so for “get-aways” during the Colorado winters. Now they are both quite happy to escape the cold winters of the Rocky Mountains and stay for 6 months.

Life changing events happen to all of us
, and for Bryan it was in 2010 that he began not to feel well. They had been spending winters in Naples Florida at that time. Bryan decided to make an appointment with a doctor and cardiologist, who did an electrocardiogram and came out saying, “I’m going to call an ambulance to take you to the hospital”.  Bryan told me he did not think he ever had an actual heart attack, but later found out that he was very close to having a fatal one as they found nearly 100% blockage of the heart artery, that the doctors actually call a “widow maker”, as well as a couple of other arteries that were also blocked. Bryan immediately went in for a triple heart bypass open heart surgery. Bryan had always exercised a lot and eaten healthy, which doctors credited for his surviving. They blamed heredity factors on the heart disease.

The Banderas Bay Entertainment Scene

Luckily for all of us folks, and the Banderas Bay entertainment scene and along the Riviera Nayarit, Bryan’s life changing experience led Bryan and his wife Michelle with the decision that it would be more fun to spend winters in Mexico. Bryan stated, “I was planning on being off most of the winters while down here and continue to play the busy playing schedule back in Colorado for the summers, between playing with The Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars, as well as doing my shows that are under my name.”

Music is in Bryan’s blood, or could quite possibly BE his blood as he continues to create new original music each year. When he plays solo, Bryan puts on a terrific show with computerized accompaniments he has created which creates a rich full sound, complete with a light show.

For Banderas Bay entertainment at it’s best, jazz music from The Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars are amazing and are not called the “Allstars’ for nothing!
They put on an amazing performance with Chas Eller on keyboards, Steve York on bass and Lazaro Poey on drums / percussion and Bryan playing alto sax and flute. Bryan also enjoys playing private parties and events as well and packs the dance floors.

You can catch Bryan Savage solo concerts at Breakers Beach Bar for a special Valentine’s Day Sunset Concert in Bucerias, Sonora a la Parrilla on Feb 24th in Bucerias and at Oso’s Oyster Bar every Thursday in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle at the marina, and also plays at Los Arroyos Verdes throughout the season for the fun Sunday Pool Party they have.

The Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars are playing in Sayulita and Zen Garden (a wonderful venue) Friday, January 30th, (their second show there this season!), and Puerto Vallarta at the Red Room on Feb 7th, 20th, March 6th, 20th. They are also playing the 15th Annual San Pancho Music Festival, which is February 27, 28 and March 1st. They are not yet sure which day they are playing yet as schedules continue to unfold. To find out more or contact Bryan Savage you can check his page out here. http://www.allbucerias.com/business/bryan-savage-music-banderas-bay-entertainment. Thanks for all of the amazing Banderas Bay entertainment and the sweet music Bryan Savage creates for us!

For the very best of Banderas Bay entertainment check out Bryan Savage in Mexico!


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.



Banderas Bay & Riviera Nayarit Markets

Riviera Nayarit markets are gearing up for their opening day.  Every town around the Banderas Bay and along the Riviera Nayarit has their own Tianguis, Mercado, or farmers market; some of which run all year around, and some only during the high season.  As we move into the high season local farmers markets and tianguis’s are beginning with all kinds of goodies available! Check out all of the Riviera Nayarit markets below.

Every year local vendors and businesses come and sell their goods at the Riviera Nayarit markets which range from local grown organic fruits and vegetables, homemade yogurt and cheeses, jams, local honey, soaps and lotions, fresh cut flowers, all kinds of custom jewelry, shoes and clothes, different types of art creations and local artist displaying their paintings.  Different foods are always a bit hit, as its fun to browse about whilst eating an empanada, slice of pizza, homemade tamales, BBQ , salads, steak sandwiches hot off the grill, smoked fish and all sorts of cakes  breads and pastries and just about everything in-between. Most food vendors have a taste set out for you to sample. Okay..I’m hungry now!
Another quick note:  Seasonal Time Change is coming our way….October 26th move your clocks back one hour. In the United States, the time change does not occur until November 2nd, so mark your calendars. Also, remember when traveling along the Riviera Nayarit, the PV time changes once you pass Lo de Marcos by one hour earlier!

Kicking off the season is one of my favorite Riviera Nayarit market; the  La Cruz Sunday Mercado, which is beginning on Sunday, November 2nd, which is also the “Day of the Dead “or “Dia de los Muertos”.  The celebration begins and runs through November 3rd.  Dia de los Muertos is a highly celebrated and honored Mexican holiday, as they take the time to honor their loved ones who has passed on.  It will be fun to see the different painted skeletons, faces and sugar skulls at the Mercado. This Mercado has it ALL!  Including the best peanut vendor around, Cacahuate Carlos and amazing sandals and jewelry made by Begonia.  It’s one of the largest Riviera Nayarit markets.
The La Cruz Sunday Mercado is located at the La Cruz Marina with plenty of room to walk about amongst the 200 vendors. Listen to live music and enjoy the beautiful view of the La Cruz Marina and the bay whilst shopping. To get to the market, take the 200 road north. Not long after the Terralta light you will see the turnoff on the right heading to La Cruz.  After getting past the Oxxo’s, look for a sign saying La Cruz Marina and go left there. Go down to the last street and go left, then right to the La Cruz Marina, which is also where the La Cruz fish market is as well.  If you get to the light (the only light) you have gone too far, and will need to go back.
The fish market is open daily with the fresh catch with plenty of choices of fish mongers.   If you want to purchase fresh fish to go with all your goodies, bring a small ice chest to keep your fish cool.   Come early for a good parking space. The La Cruz Mercado,  opens at 9 and closes at 2pm.
In La Cruz you can also find the weekly La Cruz Tianguis every Wednesday all year around. They have fruit and veggies, movies, clothes, kitchen  and other items. With the same directions as above to La Cruz, go to the light and make a left down the main street. The Tianguis is just past the round-about (Glorieta.)

Bucerias Tianguis is also year around every Sunday and it is located in the dry river bed. It gets larger, as most of the year around markets  during the high season. They have everything from making keys and electronic cords for phones and computers to fresh fruits and veggies and all sorts of clothes, tools, cleaning supplies, laundry soaps, cakes and pastries and juices and elote..LOVE elote with lime and chili!….all kinds of crazy stuff at this tianguis!

The Bucerias Monday Market at the Art Walk Plaza is beginning on November 3rd.  This year Christy B. has offered the space FREE to vendors! What a wonderful thing for local people! Sometime, when vendors only sell a few items, and then they have to give that money to the organizer of the market.  Way to go Christy! The Bucerias Monday Market will have all sorts of vendors with different foods, breads, jewelry and everything in-between. Stop by the Art Walk Plaza….just down the street from Mark’s Bar and Grill and right by Flyodilou and Mikes  place, the Bucerias Art Gallery and Studio, located on the south side of the Kissing Bridge.
Let’s support the Bucerias local community!

The Bucerias Art Walk begins on Thursday, November 6th this season and is every Thursday during high season.  Enjoy walking around the north side of the kissing bridge and visit the art galleries.  Talk to the art gallery owners, like Flyodilou and her artist husband Mike at the Bucerias Art Gallery and Studio and see Mike’s new exhibit. Swing on by Jan Marie next door to Mark’s and taste a Mexican wine while you check out the amazing Talavera table

ware and hand blown glasses, a great collection of hearts and other unique items.
The larger Jan Marie Boutique across the street from Mark’s has an amazing collection of Katrina’s this season, as well as a great selection of home furnishings.  with Dia de los Muertos coming up November 2nd, (Day of the Dead) you may want to stop by and see their nice collection. An amazing boutique  filled with beautiful lighting, statues and very original art pieces.
The Art Walk Plaza, who hosts the Bucerias Art Walk has delicious tamales and Sangria. Stop in and take a look around the different artists and art located inside the plaza.

There is also a Bucerias Farmers Market on Wednesday down towards the Decameron at Rosa Mexicana Restaurant.  Its jammed packed with vendors and offers a nice variety of fresh foods, art and jewelry. The Bucerias Senior Center Tercera Edad gals will also be there selling their beautiful creations. Please help to support them!  They are getting started sometime in November.

Tianguis  Artesanal Nuevo Vallarta is a local producer´s market on Saturday from 9-2 and they open on November  8th.  ”We strive that all
our vendors are producers of what they sell. We have unique, original and inexpensive products and art pieces.” Along with all of the wonderful items at this local Nuveo Vallart market, such as Huichol Art, handmade cigars and finger painted pieces, they also have recycled art in metal and wood, glass blown pieces, watercolors, as well as an interesting collection of handmade wood furniture and fiber glass furniture as well as fiber glass sculptures!
This two year old Riviera Nayarit market is located behind the OXXO that is across from Mayan Palace´s Sea Garden (by Villa Varadero, Near the dolphin adventure of Vallarta Adventures). Coming from Bucerias, you take the 2nd entrance to Nuevo Vallarta, go straight towards Villa Varadero. You will see an OXXO before Villa Varadero. They are located at the plaza that is behind that OXXO.

Mercado del Pueblo, Sayulita’s Farmer’s begis Friday, November 7th this season. The Sayulita market is located near the entrance of town, on Calle Revolucion, just north of the main bridge with about 80 vendors who provide a wide variety of products and organic foods.  Enjoy the live music every week with the opening band” Son 3 y un Violin”, previously Dos Betos y las Musas.El Mercado del Pueblo started in 2009 and focuses on bringing local, sustainable, and organic products to the community and for the people of Sayulita and surrounding area to discover the seasonal, fresh foods of the region. The vendors at El Mercado are committed to high quality organic and natural growing practices and enjoy teaching locals and visitor alike about the benefits of healthy eating. To add to the diversity of the Mercado, local artists were added to the vendor list in 2012, making the Mercado an even more interesting experience. Although many markets have organic products, the Sayulita Mercado not only focuses on the organic culture, but also features a wonderful venue for cross cultural sharing of food preparations, growing techniques and healing practices. In partnership with the Sayulita community, this market brings local food knowledge, international cuisine, community gardening and care for the planet. Visit with friends and meet a lot of new ones…I hear there will be some surprises this season!

Lo de Marcos Tianguis is held each Saturday from November 1st to March 28th from 9:30am until
2:30pm and is a new Riviera Nayarit market this season. This new weekly market expects to draw many visitors from around the Riviera Nayarit bringing new revenue to Lo de Marcos.  A brand new market owned by Armando Contreras, and coordinated by Claudia Curtis  will support local residents, farmers and organic growers, and feature the works of over 40 talented Artisans Many of the vendors live and work along the Riviera Nayarit pueblos.

Lo de Marcos has needed a tianguis, and I am happy to see this finally happening. Lo de Marcos is located about 30 minutes north of Sayulita, (just beyond San Pancho). Take a left into Lo de Marcos and the tianguis iis down on the right…you can’t miss it!

Guayabitos tianguis has a t every Monday and located in the town square. The easiest way to get there is to take a left at the Pemex and go left. You will see the town square on the left. A small yet fun tiantuis includes all of the fun items and delicious foods at super pricing. This authentic Mexican pueblo is made for shopping!

La Penita Tianguis is one of the largest tianguis on the Riviera Nayarit, and is open all year. It sizes down during the summer months, but come high season, this tianguis becomes huge, filling the entire town square as well as a very, very long path of vendors with everything you
can think of!  To find the La Penita Tianguis, take the 200 road to La Penita. Go to the last light, (the second light after entering La Penita). You will need to get in the right lateral to make a left there. Take a left and go down the main ave. to the end. The town square is on the left.

Lets help feed people!  This Tour makes that possible…Totally Win Win!

The John Ozzello Memorial Food Bank is hosting a major fund raiser again this year to help get us through the low season. For only $650 peso, you can enjoy a day of Whale Watching as well as helping to support the local food bank. The boat will be leaving the Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta at9:00am and will be returning at around 4:00pm on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY THE 4TH, 2015. Get your tiickets befoe they sell out! To purchase tickets you can call Sandi or Randy Nystrom at: cell phone 322-103-2828 or email us at: rsnystrom@hotmail.com 

Thanks for tuning in! If you’re looking for a Banderas Bay rental, tours, fishing boats or Marietta Island fun, or information around the Riviera Nayarit contact Cat at Cat@Catmorgan.me   Click on the link to LIKE our FaceBook page packed with all kinds of Mexico news and current specials and events, gracias!  Have a wonderful 2015 season everyone..and Happy Shopping!

Banderas Bay Markets and Riviera Nayarit Markets are ready for the 2015 season in Mexico!


Riviera Nayarit Events Coming Your Way

Riviera Nayarit events are getting into full swing as the summer closes, and the rainy season is almost over. Taking a couple months off from computer work has been absolutely fabulous this summer! However,  it’s back to work for this gal! Let the Riviera Nayarit Events begin!
Folks are painting and preparing their businesses for the arrival of long term x-pats and tourists brightening up the towns. Keep your eyes on the allBucerias Calendar, as well as the La Cruz Calendar for Riviera Nayarit Events, and Banderas Bay events, classes and fun entertainment coming up this season!
Please LIKE our allRivieraNayaritFun Facebook page for all kinds of Mexico information Gracias!

It’s San Pancho Days!
San Pancho Days began Friday, September 25th at 8pm starting the ten days of fun!
The mural for this year’s San Pancho Days is made out of metal bottle tops. It is SOO cool!
Bring the entire family for rides and games, good food and dancing. A great time for everyone!

Festival Sinergiarte / San Pancho -December 20th – 28th
San Pancho has a very cultural energy, and was names the “Cultural Capital of the State of Nayarit” a few years ago.
An organization called Collectivo San Pancho coordinates more than 50 concerts, 30 presentations of dance and performance, 20 circus shows, 10 theater shows, 20 solo exhibitions, and 10 multidisciplinary group exhibitions for everyone’s enjoyment, bringing the San Pancho community to life. You may find out more about everything they promote here:

The organizers of the 9th Festival Sinergiarte are not looking out for various disciplines of music, theater, circus acts, painting, sculpture, literature, performance and media. These doors will be closing soon, so if you have an interest in participating please contact them immediately.
The Sinergiarte Festival is their largest project and has grown and they need your support.

Turtle Season is HERE!!  The turtles are coming up on the beaches around the Banderas Bay and all along the Riviera Nayarit. All of the camps have been very busy, especially with the weather and high waters on the playa.
Several turtles came up and laid their eggs right at Breakers Beach Bar in Bucerias. Turtle egg rescuers came and took the eggs for the incubation of 45 days; they are hatched and then released at night increasing the chances survival.
If you would like to be a part of the turtle egg protection programs and turtle conservation projects there are several to choose from on the Riviera Nayarit.

Here are a few of the organizations. This photo is from San Pancho Turtles team this season. It is quite easy to find them and easy to communicate with them on their facebook pages.

They need all the assistance they can get due to egg poachers.
Campamento Turtuga Sayulita   https://www.facebook.com/campamentotortuguero.sayulita.9
San Pancho Turtles  https://www.facebook.com/sanpanchoturtles
Lo de Marcos Sea Turtle Conservation: https://www.facebook.com/LdMseaturtleconservation

Classic Rock Festival 2014 / Nuevo Hard Rock Hotel
Mark your calendars for the first Vallarta – Nayarit Classic Rock Festival on December 11th through December 14th. it will be taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta and the neighboring field Sunset Garden.  This rock fest will feature some of the best music from the 60:s, 70′s and 80′s.
There will be an amazing lineup of musicians like legend Billy Burnette from Fleetwood Mac and, on joining in on Skype, the great “Skunk” Baxter from the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.
To Quote the creator and group producer John Zaning of the Aaring Group, ““Vallarta-Nayarit is the perfect stage to present this first-ever festival of its kind to the world. The climate in December is amazing and the beaches are absolutely stunning.” And think he is absolutely correct in that statement!

The House Band for the festival is made up of stars from different bands including Burnette, Baxter and others from Dire Straits, Steve Miller Band, Little Feat, Boston, John Mellencamp and Tears for Fears, and playing with big stars form The Doors, The eagles, Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon and more! Sounds like it’s going to be a good time!

Octopus’s Garden in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
The Octopus’s Garden / Hikuri La Cruz, though closed for regular business until November, are having a Big Garage Sale on Saturday and Sunday the 4th and 5th of October, from 10 am. to 4 pm. with lots of bargains for the kitchen, the garden, books and many clothes and gift items.
Come and enjoy the fun; there will be freshly roasted coffee for sale. Octopus´s Garden Restaurant and Bar, Coral 66, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.
Tel: 01 329 29 55367

3rd Annual La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Fishing Tournament
October 15th – October 19th
The Best Sport Fishing Tournament in the Mexican Pacific will be held in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle for its 3rd annual year, and is sponsored by the Tepic Sportfishing Club AC and the State Government.
The 4 categories are: Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado and Tuna with over 4.5 Million pesos and prizes, which also include brand new cars from Chevrolet and Mazda!
The event location is held at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. A fun and crazy fishing party; this third annual event promises some hot and heavy competition for all categories! Get signed up and Bueno Suerte! ClubDePescaDeportivaTepic.com

Free Market Spaces at Bucerias Monday Market
If you are someone who would like to be in a market with a super location in Bucerias Centro you may want to get in on this fabulous deal! Who knows….perhaps it will extend into a two day market!! Ya never know!

“Preregister NOW! The Bucerias Monday Market is currently taking reservations for spaces. In order to better serve the community, this season we are opening our little plaza for artisans of every type, by popular demand. The Monday Market is every Monday starting November 3rd, 2014 from 10 – 2pmish. Spaces are FREE, but limited to a first come first serve, so you MUST pre-register.

For more info thebuceriasartwalkplaza@gmail.com or call 322.120.4450
Christy B”

Thursday Nov. 6th!
First Bucerias Art Walk of the Season begins with the precipitation of the Bucerias Art Galleries (by Mark’s Bar and Grill) as they have an”open house” every Thursday evening during high season beginning at 7 pm.
Enjoy meeting local artists and art gallery owners while enjoying a glass of complimentary wine and appetizers.

Bucerias Art Gallery & Studio  -  60 A Lazaro Cardenas
Here is an overview of events for this season at the Bucerias Art Gallery and Studio Bucerias community events.
Please click HERE for contact information, Thank you!
Monday October 13th –
Champagne Art opening featuring Michael Carlyle’s newest series, Join us for a glass of  free champagne before you head out to Canadian Thanksgiving dinner 6pm
Tues/Wed October 21st 22nd
Go BIG and Go HOME -  Imagine painting your own BIG piece of art. Beginners welcomed. Take it home and let it be the next dinner party conversation starter.
Thursday Nov. 20th – Dec. 1st
MYSTERY ART SHOW -   Accomplished artists sold anonymously alongside student /amateur works. All pieces, 750 pesos!! The artist is revealed after purchase.
(ARTISTS both pro and amateur – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS)
The second year, Dec. 22nd to Dec. 31st. is the RECYCLED BOTTLE CHRISTMAS TREE EXHIBIT- Who in town will have bragging rights for the most FABULOUS, WHimsical, ImAGinAtiVe tree?

Thanks for checkout out our post! If your looking for a short term or long term rental contact Cat Morgan at Cat@RivieraNayaritFun.com or Cat@NewEnergyConsciousness.com . You may also inquire about private tours and other fun around the Riviera Nayarit! See you on the beach!

Riviera Nayarit Events are getting going for the High Season in Mexico!



Riviera Nayarit First Annual Mountain Bike Race

Bike racing is becoming a very popular sport on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. This is a very exciting time for bicycle racers as the First Annual Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike Race will take place Saturday, May 31st at La Montalbeña Ranch, located in Litibú in Higuera Blanca, which is located between Sayulita and Punta de Mita.
The Jalisco Mountain Bike Sports League (Liga Deportiva de Ceclismo de Montaña Jalisco), the club Velo Bike and Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau are hosting the event with 250-300 cyclists with their teams are expected for the race, with twenty-six categories with staggered starting times beginning at 4pm.

The female and male age ranges of the racers are from 5 to over 60 years of age, and everyone is welcome to participate from beginners, intermediates and advanced to professional riders.  The best athletes will be chosen to continue on to the national competition, making it a wonderful opportunity for all bike racer athletes.

The Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike Race is a cross-country 8 Kilometer circuit with the category depending on the number of rounds, or laps. A perfect venue for viewing the races, as it is a track course, everyone will be able to see the start and the finish line, routing for their favorite riders.  Although the track is not considered extremely technical, it will take a lot of endurance as pedaling is at a constant, making it quite the challenge for everyone, and fun for the cheering crowds, as the public is invited to come and join the races and festivities.  A super Riviera Nayarit fun event for the entire family!
Higura Blanca is easy to find. Take the La Cruz de Huanacaxtle exit off of the 200 Hwy, continue on the Punta Mita Hwy and right to Higura Blanca (The back road to Sayulita.)

For more information on registering, or other information call 322-209-0716.

A super time for everyone at the First Riviera Nayarit Annual Mountain Bike Race in Higuera Blanca, 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!


Banderas Bay Mother’s Day Celebrations

For Banderas Bay Mother’s Day take a look at these fun ideas.  There are certainly many ways to celebrate Mother’s Day! From spending the day with your kids, or going out to a fancy dinner! Massages and relaxation time with your mom are very enjoyable, or getting away from it all with a surprise gift from your husband.

Check out these suggestions below. Perhaps one will fit for your your mother, or some fun for your wife!  From Banderas Bay restaurants, Bucerias rentals and massages, Bucerias Beachfront Bars and La Cruz Beachfront Boutique Hotels.
After all,  taking care of the special person called “MOM” is  important, as it is she who takes care of everyone else every day!
Día de madres feliz !

Villa Amor del Mar / La Cruz De Huanacaxtle Beachfront Boutique Inn
May = Mother’s day. Pamper your Mama or the Mama to your babies at Villa Amor Del Mar. Book 3 nights and she’ll receive a poolside pedicure as she sips sangria or a margarita. Book 7 nights and she receives a poolside pedicure AND manicure with her cocktail of choice.
Please call Chris and Cindy Bouchard at 322-127-5813.

Los Arroyos Verdes / Bucerias Eco Paradise
Bring your mother to spend the day and night (two people)  as Los Arroyos Verdes and enjoy the beautiful gardens, pool and dine on delicious meals prepared by Chef Renee’ at the Bambuu’ restaurante’, and recieve a complimentary bottle of wine, as well as a continental breakfast in the morning and 2 FREE 30 minute relaxing massages!  (booking massage from 9am to 6pm)
If you are unable to treat your mother this year, then get together with your other “mom” friends and treat yourself to the luxury you deserve and get away for a day! RVSP USA +1 (619) 306-1764 / Mexico (329)298-6314

Breakers Beach Bar and Restaurant /Free Meal for Mom /  Bucerias
Enjoy a Banderas Bay Mother’s Day on the playa! Come out this Saturday or Sunday to enjoy Mother’s Day on the beach at Breakers. To celebrate Mother’s Day we are offering a special to honor your mom. Bring your mom ( or any mom for that matter!) and four other people for dinner and mom’s meal of lessor or equal value is free. Come out and share some special time with your mom on the beach. We are located two blocks north of the main square in Bucerias.

Mark’s Bar and Grill / Mother’s Day Special Menu
We are also serving from our regular menu as well. Unique and delicious layered flavor created by Chef Jan Benton.
Enjoy something special for this Mother’s Day celebration.
Happy Mother’s Day from everyone at Mark’s!















There are many places for a terrific Banderas Bay Mother’s Day! Create a special day where ever you decide to go and play!
Happy Mother’s day to all of the wonderful mothers out there who  endlessly love and  sacrifice themselves daily for their children and families.

Explore Banderas Bay Mother’s Day fun on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico!


Perfect Mexico Vacation La Cruz Beachfront Boutique Inn

If your looking for a very special Riviera Nayarit vacation, take a look at our La Cruz beachfront Boutique Inn.  As we slide into the shoulder season… no longer the high season not yet the lazy daze of summer, Villa Amor del Mar, our La Cruz beachfront Boutique Inn, is the perfect place to be. Although I can credit every month of the year with some special happening, in my opinion, from now until July (and then again in October and November) there is a special vibe about La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Mexico, and our La Cruz Beachfront Boutique hotel. Poolside and beachfront is the place to be as many of the snowbirds have returned North, so the beaches are ready for tourists, travelers or Mexican wannabees, as you will practically have the beach to yourself! This is what one usually envisions for their Mexico vacation..peace, tranquility and beautiful beaches. (Click on the photos that link directly to our photo gallery!)

Around now, prices reflect fewer people. There are more 2 for 1 and Happy Hour specials. You can get even better deals from the vendors. Everyone has time to share their experiences, teach a little of the language, dance moves or songs or generally lend a helping hand.
Our first 2 trips to the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico were the last week of June and the first week of July. The weather is perfect with nice breezes for poolside lounging and sipping a cold one. One of our guests who visited last year during the first week of July said she loved how, with fewer folks in our music mecca of a town, she felt like she was getting a private concert everywhere she went.

This is a great time to book at our La Cruz Beachfront Boutique Inn, (which can also be considered a La Cruz Beachfront Hotel) offering the La Cruz wedding of your dreams, La Cruz retreat, reunion or other gathering as rates are a little lower and there is much more availability.
Villa Amor del Mar
has been inundated with requests for group events yet we’re getting lots of folks from closer destinations booking 3 – 5 day get-a-ways, as well as our special 7 day packages.  Sure, there are a lot of La Cruz rentals out there…however if your looking for something very special, contact us. Our La Cruz Beachfront Boutique Inn is perfect for a romantic vacation, so if reacquainting with the one you love is on the list, ask me how I can make it special!  Click on the above links for more information about our La Cruz beachfront Boutique Inn, and our phone and contact information, or you may email us directly at info@VillaAmorDelMar.com

Our La Cruz Beachfront Boutique Inn is the La Cruz rentals location on the Riviera Nayarit
for a very special Mexico Vacation!

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