Fishing Tournaments on Riviera Nayarit

Two fishing tournaments are scheduled on the Riviera Nayarit this October of 2013!

The first fishing tournament will be the La Cruz de Huanacasxtle Fishing Tournament.  Tepic’s Sport Fishing Club is hosting and organizing the 2nd International Fishing Tournament in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, from October 9-13, 2013.
There is more than $300,000 in U.S. currency of prizes that will be given away for the winners of this tournament.  In the first International Sport Fishing Tournament in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle the number of participating vessels for attendance was a record with a total of 50 boats entered an amount that had not been recorded in previous tournaments, as well as record fish!

Banderas Ba
y is the largest natural bay on the Riviera Nayarit, and  in Mexico. Banderas Bay is also 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 and flows northwest into the Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita, then continues north beyond Sayulita and through to Lo de Marcos, where,  the other October fishing tournament will be taking place!
This Riviera Nayarit, La Cruz Fishing tournament  starts on Wednesday, October 9th with the welcoming day, and ending on Sunday, October 13th for the last day of fishing and the closing ceremonies. There is sure to be a bit crows and plenty of partying on the Riviera Nayarit that weekend!
Please visit for the entire schedule of events for the 2nd Annual International Sport Fishing Tournament in
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

LO De Marcos Surf Fishing Tournament
Lo de Marcos is located on the Riviera Nayarit between San Pancho, and Rincon de Guayabitos off of the 200 road.  A beautiful and authentic Mexican pueblo with clean pristine beaches, and an estuary at the north end of the beach make Lo de Marcos quite special.

The fishing tournament is being put on by the Club de Pesca de Orilla Surf Fishing Tepic A. C. on the 26th and 27th of October this year.
The entry fee is 200 pesos and includes a shirt to the first 100 registrants.
Pretty much whatever bites for the largest fish, all fishing is from the beach.  Bait is not allowed!
Last year the prizes were 5000 peso and fishing rods.
It starts at 2sm on October 26th. Up and out early!!!  The deadline for registration is 10 seconds before it starts.  Women are encouraged to participate.  Also, if you need a rod and reel, stop by

Coco Loco Sports & Outdoors located on Main Street in Lo de Marcos, who are also helping to promote this event.  If you need a rod stop on by to talk to Lisa or Cory.

They have all kinds of equipment for sale and rental! You can contact them on their facebook page.

For more information on this Riviera Nayarit Surf Fishing event,  please call (311) 132-7352 or (311) 122-9141.

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Riviera Nayarit Vacation Attractions

Most folks that visit focus their Riviera Nayarit vacations in Mexico on ocean attractions and adventures, as the state of Nayarit has 289 kilometers (181 miles) of Pacific coastline. This coastline is known as the Riviera Nayarit. However, there is plenty to discover after the whale watching, snorkeling and deep sea fishing…and drinking and eating on the playa!

Inland life and environment drastically changes from the amazing pacific ocean to farm land and thick green jungles filled with history and wildlife.
The state of Nayarit covers an area of 27,620 square kilometers (10,664 square miles), which is a little larger than the US state of Maryland, with the capital being Tepic.  Folks that are on their Mexico vacation, on the Riviera Nayarit for a week or two, rarely find the opportunity to discover the inland attractions in the state of Nayarit.

The Archaeological Site of Los Toriles

Part of Ixtlán, and also one of the most studied archaeological zones in the state of Nayarit, Mexico, the Los Toriles Ruins located in the town of Ixlan del Rio are part of the Aztlán tradition that flourished in that region from 300 BC. Once inhabited by a Mesoamerican civilization who was thought to be predecessors of the Cora and the Huichol Indian tribes, this ancient city is the only comprehensive site of Mesoamerican ruins in the north region of Mexico.

Ixtlán del Rio was a thriving city consisting of more than 85 buildings. There are 15 structures that can be seen, one of the most popular which is a round shaped temple that historians believe was built for their god of wind, named Quetzalcoatl. The city’s tombs, Tiros de Tumba, or also known as shaft graves, are uniquely shaped where the dead were buried on the sides of deep holes.

Los Toriles ruins are located in southeast part of the state of Nayarit, in the town of Ixtlán del Rio, two kilometers inland off of Highway 15 between Tepic and Guadalajara. Guadalajara is about 3.5 hours from the Riviera Nayarit. This archaeological site includes a museum containing unearthed artifacts along with descriptive information.
The museum and the archaeological site is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $30 MXN to the general public, and free to the disabled, seniors, children, students and teachers, which is nice! On Sundays, entry is free for everyone!

Go for an adventurous educational and historical journey while on your Riviera Nayarit Vacation..its definitely fun for the entire family.
If you are a resident here in Jalisco or on the Riviera Nayarit, get a group together and enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Los Toriles. You will be happy that you did!

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La Cruz Hosts 3rd Augas Abiertas Riviera Nayarit

Located on the Riviera Nayarit La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico expects 500 swimmers in all categories to participate in the third Aguas Abierta Riviera Nayarit, which is scheduled to take place on April 27, 2013 at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.  La Cruz is located between Bucerias and Punta de Mita, west of the 200 Road.

Young swimmers of all ages will be testing their endurance in this competition, with levels starting at:  7 to 10 year old children swimming 500 meters,  kids 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 hours.  If the first two Aguas Abiertas are any guide – it’s going to be great fun for everyone!

The main competition will be a 5km race for professional swimmers with a time limit of 1 hour, 20 min.  Last year Alan Rojas Sagrero won in a time of 1:01:33 and Lizeth Rueda Santos in Aguas Abiertas Riviera Nayarit 2011 time of 103:26, both swimmers bettering the 2011 times!  This year should be an exciting competition. (photos courtesy of Riviera Nayarit)


Registration will be open until Wednesday, April 24th, so get signed up!  Until April 21 registration is $550 pesos, increasing to $600 pesos after that date.  For more information, contact: or

The public is invited to attend the competition.  Come and watch from the beach next to the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. The La Cruz Marina has hosted this event for the last 2 years. This competition draws the best swimmers the Riviera Nayarit region, and the rest of Mexico. This is an event not to be missed and fun for the entire family.  Come on over to La Cruz on April 27th and enjoy the Third Annual Augas Abiertas swimming competition.

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The Beauty of the Riviera Nayarit

If you are looking for a new travel destination, a vacation that will truly be remembered, a tropical paradise filled with nature’s beauty and attractions that are truly breathtaking, then take time to discover the beauty of Riviera Nayarit. Riviera Nayarit is located north Puerto Vallarta in the Pacific coast of Mexico. It is also nestled along Sierra Madre Mountains. It boasts a 200 mile stretch of deep blue sandy beaches with first class resorts, beachfront rentals and one of a kind attractions. It is the beautiful place in Mexico where the jungle meets the Pacific ocean. The typical temperature is about 80 degrees, which is like summer everyday, and lows in the mid 60″s! The Riviera Nayarit is also listed as a very safe place to travel in Mexico.

Also, the perfect time to go is between December and April, which is known as the “high season” due to the perfect weather. One fact that most folks are not aware of is that the Riviera Nayarit is also the perfect Mexico vacation destination in the spring and early summer months. The snowbirds have left back to Canada or the U.S leaving the beaches almost to yourself, and the pricing is quite reduced for airfare, rentals and tours. They heat along with the rains have not yet arrived, making it a perfect Riviera Nayarit Spring vacation, with so many of the flowers in bloom. Riviera Nayarit is perfect for all ages, whether you are with your friends or family for sure everyone will enjoy their vacation.

Riviera Nayarit also offers lots of activities and attractions that will definitely make your stay worthwhile. If you are planning to just relax and unwind then you can check out some spas and wellness programs that are widely available in the pueblos lining the Riviera Nayarit. If you are the adventurous type, you will be glad to know that you can try canopy zip lining, ATV rides, deep sea fishing, sailing, diving or hiking in the jungles.  There is also  the very new popular sport SUP (Stand up and Paddle) and, of course world renown surfing.

You can also practice your swings because many top of the line golf courses are also available in Riviera Nayarit. What makes this beautiful paradise unique from other travel destinations is that it offers close nature encounters like swimming with dolphins, sea lion encounters and the most popular one, whale watching.

I am also quite sure that you will enjoy the night life and food along the coast and at the same time there are many stores and markets (also known as tianguis)  for shopping so you won’t have any problem looking for souvenirs, unique art and collectables.

So what are you waiting for? For your next vacation, definitely consider Rivera Nayarit, not only its beauty is truly a treasure, it also has lots of activities and attractions that are complete for your pleasure.

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Summer Fun in La Cruz Mexico

Taste of La Cruz
La Cruz is located on the Riviera Nayarit fifteen minutes North of Bucerias Mexico. On Saturday, July 21, 2012, the second “Taste of La Cruz” event will be held with wine tasting, food and crafts. This event will take place in the newly renovated Plaza Benito Juarez (the main town square plaza). The first event was held January 2011, and was a great success!
The event starts at 7:00 pm, ending at 10:00 pm. There is no cost for admission. The Taste of La Cruz will also feature the artists and craftsmen of the Cooperativo Huanacaxtle from the locals of the Riviera Nayarit, along with wine tasting and food paring offered by local restaurants.  There will also be live music with  La Cruz  Jazz band Tatewari and other bands as  well filling up the warm summer evening with some great tunes.  Its a great way for the community to get together to meet and socialize, and have an all around good time, all for a good cause.

Two television crews will also be there filming, so come and get your 15 minutes of fame! The net proceeds of this event will go to the operating fund of the WORK FOR FOOD program in La Cruz. Come and help support this good cause that feeds hungry people.
If you are interested in participating in this event, or would like to find out more on how to contribute to the WORK FOR FOOD program, please call Landon at 322-116-4731.

Come on over to La Cruz for some summer fun, wine tasting, delicious food and live music to get your groove on! See you at the party!


La Cruz Restaurant Eva’s Brickhouse Has Sushi
There is something fun and new happening at Eva’s Brickhouse, a wonderful La Cruz restaurant on the Riviera Nayarit, owned and operated by Eva and Ken right on the La Cruz Marina, which makes for a lovey dining atmosphere looking out over the beautiful marina.

Eva and Ken have decided to add Sushi to the menu.  And what better place for fresh fish than the La Cruz Marina, where the fish market is open every morning for the fresh catch of the day! So, why not serve the freshest Sushi and Sashimi in the Bay!

They are starting out with a simple menu:
California Rolls                                                                                    65 pesos
Yellow Fin Tuna, Red Snapper and Shrimp
Pargo, Smoked Oysters Crab and Fresh Catch of the day   90 pesos

There is 10 pieces per roll. All of the fish is fresh daily. I really like that!
You can find Eva’s Brickhouse right on the La Cruz Marina next to the fish market, or call Eva and Ken at 329-298-2238.

Summer is a great time to visit the Riviera Nayarit. Although it is much warmer in the summer months, there is always a lovely cool breeze off of the ocean, less crowds to contend with, and you can’t beat the summer rental and restaurant specials.

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Tuna and Marlin Tournament on the Riviera Nayarit

Its the 6th Annual International Tuna & Marlin Fishing Tournament again, hosted by the Bahia de Banderas Sport Fishing Club, and it is being held on the Riviera Nayarit in Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on July 12-14, 2012.

Riviera Nayarit has the perfect conditions for sport fishing,and many a fisherman come from afar to enjoy the delights and the abundance of big fish that make their home there, making it a great fishing vacation. And, its easy to bring the family with them as there is plenty to discover on the Riviera Nayarit. Big game fish like Tuna, several species of Marlin, Sawfish, Snapper, Wahoo and Dolphin-fish can be found year long, making the Riviera Nayarit perfect for sport fishing in Mexico.

Categories and Registration

The Bahia de Banderas Sport Fishing Club has beefed up the stakes by creating additional prizes for the first record-breaking tuna. The high weight records from 200 are 332,300  kilos (710.54 pounds)  in the Marlin category and 176 kilos in the Tuna category….WOW! Those are some big fish! Buena Suerte!
There are four different categories this year, two are the Tuna and Marlin of course, and the other two are Sailfish catch and release, and a Dorado category. Both will have special prizes!
People can register in teams of up to four members per boat. Standard non-electric rod and reels may be used with 130 pound test lines with simple bait are only allowed in the competition.
The enrollment fee is 20,000 pesos per team.
Contestants will need a camera and take photos of each one of their catches in the Sailfish category, as it is a catch and release category, including a time-stamp. The winning team for the Sailfish category will be the team that catches the most fish.
In the Tuna, Marlin and Dorado the winners will be determined by the weight.
Some of the prizes include hotel vacation packages, fishing gear, and of course CASH, using 100% of the enrollment fee for the first place winners stated by Alberto Sanchez Cardenas, who is President of the Bahia de Banderas Sport Fishing Club. That’s great news!
La Cruz is a short 15 minutes from Bucerias, and about 25 minutes from Puerta Vallarta. There are plenty of lovely rentals, restaurants and also stores for boat parts and fishing gear.

For more information on the tournament please visit

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Riviera Nayarit Kite Surfing Competition

The most challenging of water sports, Kite Surfing has become very popular, as it takes riders across the waves, combining windsurfing, surfing and parachutes along with a very strong and agile body makes it a very extreme water sport on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico this year. The competition starts on Saturday, March 10th through March 17th with the minimum of four races each day. The judging with be held with the  International Kiteboarding Association regulations.
The competition begins at Huanacaxtle to Bucerias. The International Kite Surfing competition will take place from Sunday, March 11 to Saturday March 17th.
The Kite Surfing competition is big this year, with an expected 50 competitors coming from over 10 different countries. Word has it that the World Champion Sean Farley Gomez, 2010 World Champion Adam Koch and 2011 World Champion Johnny Heineken will be competing this year as well.

The best place to view the racing is Bucerias, where there is plenty of room on the beach to take some great photos and have some fun watching the event.

 Come to Bucerias to watch the Kite Surfing on the Riviera Nayarit in beautiful Mexico! 





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Riviera Nayarit Community Fun

Its the middle of January already and the Riviera Nayarit in beautiful Mexico is in full swing for the winter season. There have been many community functions and business attractions, and we want to share some of them with you! There is always a lot happening on the Riviera Nayarit, and you can check out the happenings on,,,, and

The Third Annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary Fundraiser

The third annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary fundraiser was held this last Saturday on the 21st of January, 2012 at Tonita III in La Penita. The festivities included the beautiful Mexican Tepozcalli dancers from Las Varas and live music for some dancing with Manuel and Son. A lovely chicken dinner was served that included any beverage of your choice.
There was also three different auction fundraisers, the Chinese Auction, the Silent Auction and a Live Auction, which made for a really fun time! Every year the Rotary Club members give out awards to the outstanding citizens in Jaltemba Bay.
This year there were four volunteer groups that were recognized and honored for their services to the community.
If you are interested in becoming a Rotary Member, the Rotary meetings are held every Wednesday at Pina Coladas at 8:00am in Guayabitos. I am very proud to be a Rotary member here in Mexico and help bring in changes that help the peoples and the community without changing their wonderful culture.

Whats up on the Guayabitos Strip Mall

The Guayabitos Strip Mall is located behind the Oxxo in Rincon de Guayabitos, and has a lot to offer!
Starting out with Beauty by Aurora. She has a full staff and offers hair shampoo, cut and style, hair coloring, highlights and hair attachments. Manicure the hands and pedicure the feet, change your polish or add gel nails. Waxing for legs, bikini lines, lips, eyebrows, underarms and back. Aurora offers a complete line of hair and skin care services. Come and visit Aurora….you deserve it!

Next in line is the Espresso Internet Cafe, where you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or a tasty latte’ while you check your e-mail.

And, what is a day without a great workout? Come and work off ail of those extra holiday pounds at the Fitness Pad.  The Fitness Pad has 20 fitness machines including treadmill, stationary bikes, a full kickboxing bag, adjustable 6-setting ab/crunch bench and a pull-up tower! There is also a entire free weight system with a professional trainer on staff.  Dell also has some fun workout clothes as well as other fun things to wear out and about. She has some great specials as well.

Then its time to eat! One of the best places in Guayabitos to eat at is TeriYaki Time Restaurant. Yakisoba, chicken, beef or shrimp teriyaki, fried rice and a variety of pasta dishes are served daily made fresh to order. Try a large fresh salads for lunch or check out their daily breakfast specials. They also make a great Thai Iced Tea, and have a good selection of wine and beer.

Annual Amigos de Lo de Marcos Fundraiser

It s that time of year again, and the Amigos de Lo de Marcos is having their amazing annual fundraising event on the beautiful Riviera Nayarit in Lo de Marcos Mexico. It all starts on Friday, February 3rd, at 8:30am, with a town “Walkabout” with a guided tour of Lo de Marcos. The tour will visit sites where the Amigos of Lo de Marcos works with the town, and will also cover the water issues of Lo de Marcos. There is also the new town compost project which is a great success!

When the tour of Lo de Marcos is finished there will be breakfast served at the Lo de Marcos town square.
The following day on Saturday, Feb 4th the Silent Auction begins at 4:00pm, along with the huge  rummage sale that you will not want to miss as well as freshly baked goodies for purchase. And what would a celebration and fundraiser be without ice cold beer and tasty margaritas? They will be served later in the evening form 7:00 to 10:00 pm. along with dancing to the Latin reggae sounds of two local bands, Mal Bichos, as well as some fun Salsa music with Rhythm Eleison.    Come and support the town and peoples of Lo de Marcos!

The 2012 Pro Surfing Tournament

On January 12,13 and 14 the 2012 Pro Surfing Tournament in Arroyo Seco was amazing.  Felipe Hernandez (left), age 21 from Sayulita, Nayarit took the first place for the Men’s Pro Category, as well Adan Hernandez, age 24 from Sayulita, taking 5th.
Edgar Rodrigues, age 14 from San Pancho took 4th place in the Sub 18 Category and Adan Hernandez (right) from Sayulita was presented a trophy by Artemio Rosas for “Arroyo Seco Pro 2012 Surfer of the Year”, recognizing his involvement in a large number of important international tournaments and his support for the surfing industry. It was really an amazing time and I loved covering the event, as all of the people I met were really cool and well as the fact tht surfing is a big thing in Mexico and all over the planet! The entertainment with DJ PIN, Christian Reggae by Majhave, and Christian Rap by 12 Clan was awesome and they all rocked the house.
I posted about 450 pics on the RivieraNayaritFun Picture Gallery as well! Enjoy!
You can read more about it on our town sites and
Here is a list of all of the winners below:

Sub 18 Catagory:                                                                                                             

1st  Place     Mario Farias, age 17 from Play Azul, Michoacan
2nd Place    Marcos Hootman, age 16 from Tecoman, Colima
3rd Place     Victor Alarcon, age 11 from Manzanillo, Colima
4th Place     Edgar Rodrizues, age 14 from San Pancho, Nayarit
5th Place     Edgar Juan Camarena, age 15 from Manzanillo, Colima                              

Mens Pro Catagory:

1st  Place    Felipe Hernandez, age 21 from Sayulita, Nayarit
2nd Place   Martin Olea, age 23 from Barra de Navidad
3rd Place    Adrian Rodriquez, age 25 from Sayulita, Nayarit
4th Place    Raul Medina, age 30 from Playa Azul, Michoacan
5th Place    Adan Hernandez, age 24 from Sayulia, Nayarit

It was a terrific time, and I can’t wait for the next tournament. Congratulations to all of the contestants and winners.
There are so many different things to do here on the Riviera Nayarit. I really love living here all year long! Come enjoy the amazing flavors of the Riviera Nayarit in beautiful Mexico!

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