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!


Riviera Nayarit Tacos are “Cheap Tacos”

If you have ever been to the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, then you know what I am mean when I write about Riviera Nayarit  Tacos, or “Cheap Tacos”.  The price ranges from 8 pesos to about 12 pesos. Some Riviera Nayarit taco restaurants charge more for shrimp and other meats. No matter what Riviera Nayarit pueblo your staying at, from Bucerias to Chacala with San Pancho and La Cruz  in between, you are going to find some of the best Riviera Nayarit Tacos you have ever tasted!
The vendors are everywhere selling Mexican tacos, and just about anything that can be created in a  tortilla! Vendors with carts roam the Riviera Nayarit Mexican Pueblos, or the Taco Carts find their corners and put a few tables around them so you can sit down to eat.  There are also the Taco restaurants, which are much larger with many tables for sitting and eating, and serving all kinds of delicious Mexican drinks, like Orcheta, (a rice and milk drink)  Jamica (a red flowered plant ) and Atole (a hot corn drink), all which have a lot of added sugar.  I enjoy making my own Jamica with a lot less sugar right at home!    The folks that live here seem to have their favorite Taco eateries…I know I do!

Fresh Tortillas
I love watching the women in the Riviera Nayarit restaurants and stands making their own tortillas. Tortilla after Tortilla. I like to go and tMasa Mix (Harina de Maíz)ip them personally. What a labor of love!  Tortillas, made from corn are still a big part of the mainstay in the Mexico diet. Kernels are cooked with lime to remove the husk, and ground down. They then form the corn in to little round balls, and either pat out by hand, or put in a tortilla press, known as a tortilladora, and are used only for Corn. You can also hand roll them, but I have heard its not that easy! You can also purchase the Masa mix to make tortillas as well.
The options of what you can put in a tortilla is endless! Every town also has a shop that only makes tortillas called a tortilleria. There are also guys riding around on mopeds and bicycles selling freshly made tortillas. Find one of these guys and he will deliver directly to your house. Purchasing freshly made tortillas is wonderful!

A Wide Variety of  Riviera Nayarit  Tacos in Mexico

There is a lot of different tacos on the Riviera Nayarit.  It took me awhile to figure out what the vendors were selling when I first moved to the Riviera Nayarit in Lo de Marcos. For me, I really enjoy the Adobada style. The Asada, or steak tacos have finely chopped beef.  If you have ever ordered a regular beef steak here in Mexico, you know then why they cut their meet into very tiny pieces.

  • Tacos de Asador (“spit” or “grill” tacos) may be composed of any of the following: Carne Asada (beef)  tacos; tacos de tripita, (Tripe tacos), grilled until crisp; and, Chorizo Asado (traditional Spanish style sausage). Each type is served on two overlapped small tortillas.  and sometimes garnishes can include guacamole, variety of salsass, onions and cilantro.
  • Tacos de Cabeza or head tacos, in which there is a flat punctured metal plate from which steam emerges to cook the head of the cow. These include: Cabeza, a serving of the muscles of the head; Sesos, (“brains”);  Legua, (“tongue”) which I have seen a lot;  Cachete (“cheeks”); Trompa  (“lips”); and, Ojo  (“eye”).
  • Tacos de Cazo for which a metal bowl filled with lard is typically used as a deep-fryer. Meats for these types of tacos typically include: Tripa  (“tripe”, usually from a pig instead of a cow); Suadero  (tender beef cuts), Carnitas and Buche (Literally, “crop”, as in bird’s crop; or it is fried pig’s esophagus
  • Tacos sudados (“sweaty tacos“) are made by filling soft tortillas with a spicy meat mixture, then placing them in a basket covered with cloth. The covering keeps the tacos warm and traps steam (“sweat”) which softens them.

Tacos de suadero (grey) and chorizo (red)

  • Tacos Al Pastor de Adobada are made of thin pork steaks seasoned with adobo  seasoning, then skewered and overlapped on one another on a vertical rotisserie cooked and flame-broiled as it spins.
  • Tacos dorados (fried tacos, literally, “golden tacos”) called flautas (“flute”, because of the shape), or taquitos, for which the tortillas are filled with pre-cooked shredded chicken, beef , rolled into an elongated cylinder and deep-fried until crisp.
  • Tacos de pescado (“fish tacos“) originated in Baja, where they consist of grilled or fried fish, lettuce or cabbage, pico de gallo, and a sour cream or a spicy mayonnaise sauce, all placed on top of a corn or flour tortilla.
  • Tacos de camarones (“shrimp tacos“) Grilled or fried shrimp are used, usually with the same accompaniments as fish tacos: lettuce or cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado and a sour cream or that spicy citrus/mayonnaise sauce, all placed on top of a corn or flour tortilla.

Most Riviera Nayarit taco places have a variety of toppings available with whole or sliced red radishes, limes,  salt, pickled or grilled chili’s and  jalapenos, cucumber slices, and sometimes they also serve delicious small whole grilled onions on your plate.

For me, I love going out for Riviera Nayarit Cheap Tacos every week. They are tasty, and the people are always friendly.  Dining out for 50 pesos is right in my budget! Minus the Coronas with lime !!


Enjoy a Riviera Nayarit Mexico Taco in one of the authentic pueblos along the Pacific coast of Mexico,
also known as the Mexican Riviera!


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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Sup’ing, Massaging, n’Partying on the Riviera Nayarit

Hey gang, just had a pretty cool week out and about down here on the Riviera Nayarit  in Mexico with my brother-in-law, and I can’t wait to tell you about it! Our week of fun started on Thursday…and what a  fun week it was!
Living life on the Riviera Nayarit is simply beautiful, as it is no surprise why more and more folks come here for a vacation or to relocate, like I did.

We started out our days  hanging out in the villa, chillin’ out while taking in the view of Banderas Bay, cupp-a-joe in our hands, and giving thanks and that we can be and live in such an amazing place called the Riviera Nayarit.
Sunrises are truly amazing looking out over the Banderas Bay.
What a terrific way to start the day!

An Equinox Blessing at Los Arroyos Verdes Retreat

It all started on Thursday with a lovely blessing for the lunar equinox at Los Arroyos Verdes Eco Retreat.
At Los Arroyos Verdes Retreat, every item is ecologically relevant – every reused, recycled, reinvented, recreated marvelous piece of art that even an old fire hydrant can become. Everything is also for sale at this Eco green retreat.  Fall in love and take it home with you!
But Los Arroyos Verdes is special on so many levels, not just the pragmatic idea of recycling, but the spiritual, the physical body, and the intellect – all your senses are engaged when you walk the grounds at Los Arroyos Verdes, slumber in a chair in a quiet corner, or enjoy the pool and veranda area.  There is a corner, a spiritual haven for nearly everyone at Los Arroyos Verdes Eco Retreat, my friends and I found ours just off the pool area, in a quiet spot not far from the peacock walk, where beautiful peacocks fan out their amazing tails!

We were there to join together in a celebration of a lunar equinox – asking a blessing and thanking mother earth and all the powers and elements for their healing presence in our lives, and releasing all of the old ideas and energies that can prevent one from moving  forward in life.  Marielana Capdevila, who was born in Mexico City, led us in a spiritual walk, an acceptance with gratitude for all that we are given, and the weaknesses we all have – a walk that culminated in shedding our chrysalis of old, un-useful thoughts and habits – a spiritual and intellectual spring cleaning.
We ate at the restaurant enjoying delicious limonada con agua mineral – a delight – while Julio, our waiter at Los Arroyos Verdes, prepared chicken nachos and shrimp salads.  Oh, my goodness!  Another bite never to be forgotten in this life time!  Julio is amazing, Los Arroyos Verdes is amazing – go, dine, live in peace at Los Arroyos Verdes, Bucerias, on the Riviera Nayarit this summer for a romantic weekend get-away, a relaxing day by the gorgeous pool, or an event, as many plays, live music and other events happen there all year long!

Sayulita SUPing
Friday, I took my visiting brother over to the SUP Club on the north end of the beach in Sayulita for his first SUPing adventure.
Here is a note from my brother-in-law about his experiences of our journey!
“A great bunch of guys led by Antonio, who is a SUP instructor extraordinaire!  In just a few minutes of really excellent instruction, Antonio had explained the SUPing fundamentals, and we were wading out for my first ever, really, no kidding, I am NOT putting you on, SUP effort.  How I’ve missed out on the SUP phenomena is beyond me – I’ve spent the last 35 years sailing on and living along the coasts of the world.  But here I am living large on the Riviera Nayarit, and Antonio of the SUP Club Sayulita has – no kidding, in about 2 minutes of on water instruction – got me up and SUPing….and I MEAN SUPing!  None of this paddling around on a mill pond crap, I am up really SUPing, I am bending my knees and digging in.  Very cool sensation by the way, and a very neat way to get about on mother ocean.  If you love her like I do, you will love SUPing ans SUPing in Sayulita, Nayarit, with the SUP Club Sayulita is absolutely the way to go.  Very impressive!   You want to Sayulita SUP, see Antonio at SUP Club Sayulita.  Now, don’t put to the test, I was no means keeping up with the aces that zip around in the surf zone in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit sporting their thongs and fancy moves – but I paddled out to the anchored sailboat in a reasonable amount of time — and I only fell off about 20 times — but you know what I had a blast – and for a guy like me that icing on the cake!”
SUPing is really for everyone, and Sayulita is the perfect place to learn!

Sayulita Mercado
That Friday was also the  last day for the Sayulita Mercado,  we went over there to get in some last of the season purchases.  It’s refreshing to see organic products, crafts, produce, local wares and prepared food, much of it hand made by locals, of all races and nationalities coming together in such a wonderful community event.  Live music was fun while we shopped and ate. Adios until next season mi compadres!
For everyone who is staying for the spring and summer, about ten of the vendors from the Sayulita  Mercado are moving their gig to “Tacos on the Street” (owned by Sandrita) every Saturday morning – at least until they get a feel for affordability. They are located on Revolution on the right corner just before the bridge as you come into town.

Sayulita Massage on the Playa
I wanted to treat my brother-in-law to experience a massage with David Chavas, the Clay Magic Man, who does the Benzonite clay massage on the playa. I can say from my own experience that David and his clay work magic…especially on my wrinkles and detoxing my skin. …almost better than a facial!
Here is what he said about his massage experience.
“Well, at 56 you just can’t jump up and “git’er’dun” like you used to, at least I can’t!  How does the old song go…”I’m as good as I once was, once…” so off I went to get a massage.  SONRISA GRANDE!!  I was very fortunate that my sister turned me on to David Chavez of Therapeutic Massage with Benzonite Clay (or “Con arcilla o barro” if you prefer).  MARVELOUS!!  Absolutely marvelous.  Oh, the aches and pains that I no longer have are legion.  He worked on me, smearing us both liberally with the arcilla o barro for 90 minutes – he found aches I didn’t even know I had, YET!  Cripes…he has the strongest fingers I’ve encountered on 7 continents!  An ex-boxer, David Chaves understands muscles, recovery, stimulus, nerve endings….and after years and years of study, both formal and informal he possesses encyclopedic knowledge of anatomy and various forms of massage – Thai, Swedish, Deep Tissue, the list is long, and exhaustive.  Extraordinary strength, knowledge, talent and a passion for healing is a rare, beautiful thing – visit a David Chavez of Therapeutic Massage in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit – do something for yourself today! …and you have an masseuse of rare skill and ability…a rare mixture indeed.
A brisk swim in the beautifully warm water off Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit and a shower back at David’s washed off the clay, and I was a new man. (The photo is my sister getting a massage.)  Now I was off to another real experience:

When your Hungry Try Km 5 Surf Bar!
Km5 Surf Bar and Restaurant, located along the back way out of Sayulita, en-route to Punta de Mita Road.  A late lunch, and a head start.  A head start to get a meal and a good seat, because on Friday nights Km5 Surf Bar and Restaurant has live music and there is no place else to get a groove on like the intimate dance floor at Km5 Surf Bar and Restaurant.  The band I was delighted to see perform played a pleasing mix of some original riffs, cooler than cool oldies, and some current themes – carrying them pretty ably – with some really cool vibes coming off the bass.  Buon hecho compadres!
Food is really center stage! The food is all freshly made on site by Chef Rodo using all fresh produce, fish and meat and organic lettuce and produce.  I was honored to meet Chef Rodo during my visit to Km5 Surf Bar and Restaurant – we chatted while he made, from scratch, his special pizza dough.  Chef Rodo, and his trained staff, create every plate and pizza from scratch that comes out of the kitchen at Km5 Surf Bar and Restaurant and he gets it!  He proudly puts his name behind everything that comes out of the Km5 Surf Bar kitchen.
Try the Portobello and asparagus burger with cheese – I nearly died – what a delicious sandwich!  The asparagus was simply perfect….grills marks, a tang – not a singe, if you know what I mean…the Portobello was another technical triumph, just on the dry side of wet, the juices were still there but not dominant…Ha!Listen to me, can you tell I enjoyed that sandwich.
Km5 Surf Bar and Restaurant is a special place, totally original painting – the galley is made to be the inside of an old VW combi van – the ground floor is six inches deep in sand – the action is upstairs where the breeze blows, and the sun glows.   It is the only authentic Surf Bar on the Riviera Nayarit that I know of with the “surf shack” building and the sand floors downstairs.
Check them out, you’ll be glad you did.

The Perfect Ending for a Lovely Weekend!
We ended the our Sunday the way all days were meant to be spent – with family and friends.   We made a little camp down on Destiladeras Beach, and had fun swimming and chillin before heading up to dinner at the house.   It was a day filled with blessings of the amazing Riviera Nayarit! Spending time with my brother-in-law has been so much fun!
Our bones loosened up in the warm sun as we walked and swam, then we ate and drank. The Riviera Nayarit beaches are why most folks are here.. ..where the jungle meets the Pacific ocean.
We left there and came home to our villa overlooking Banderas Bay -  Having taken in the view with appropriate vigor, given a nod for another perfect sunset – all accompanied by an adequate, but so far, not overwhelming, amount of eating and drinking, we repaired to the living room/swimming pool area and began to eat and drink in earnest.
Apparently, eating and drinking is a very, very important pastime here on the Riviera Nayarit – because we spent an awful lot of time eating and drinking!
And so this wonderful weekend ended as it began, looking out over Banderas Bay and enjoying the sunset this time, surrounded by my friends and family of drifters, misfits, and retired bums – all of us adrift on the never ending adventure that is life here on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico!

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Mexico Celebrates Independence Day Riviera Nayarit Style

On the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, you will find  Mexico Independence Day flags and celebrations everywhere!  Mexicans love to celebrate, and this is an official Mexico Holiday. The actual holiday is on the 16th, and everyone gets that day off. Many only have to work a half a day on the 15th as well. This year it falls on the weekend, so not so much worry about making it to the bank or post office. But, if your coming to the Riviera Nayarit to celebrate, its a good idea to get your bungalow rental  in advance. The Riviera Nayarit is filled with fun and hip towns  with lots of stores for shopping, fun bars and restaurants and  great beaches for swimming, surfing and SUPing.(stand up and paddle). There are also evening party cruises happening, with dancing, drinking and screaming!

Mexico Celebrates their Freedom
In Mexico we celebrate our independence with the traditional cry of freedom that marked the beginning of the battle for independence in Dolores Hidalgo in 1810.
The Grito de Dolores (“Scream of Dolores”) also known as El Grito de la Endependencia   (“Cry of Independence”), was File:Iglesia de la Colonia Niños Heroes de Chapultepec.jpguttered from the small town of Dolores , near Guanajuato on September 16, 1810. It is the event that marks the beginning of the  Mexican War of Independence. The “grito” was the announcing of the Mexican War of Independence  by Miguel, a Roman Catholic priest.  Since October 1825, the anniversary of the event is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day. 

Since then every year in the Zocalo people gather to hear the voice of the president of the republic the pain cry: “Viva Mexico.” Similarly, the governors of each state and the president of each municipality, giving the cry in the government compound in their city or pueblo.

On the night of September 15 in all entities, people gather around the palace to hear the speech and shout VIVA MEXICO! The hubbub squares fill with Mexican food stalls, bands, plays and dances. Tequila and mariachi bands are a must.

At approximately 23:00 hrs the cry is given immediately after the castle and burned gunpowder, fireworks, firecrackers, fireworks and the famous “bull”, ring the church bells and “breaks” the dancing begins.
On September 16, in the morning, people often attend or watch on television the Military Parade organized by the Federal Government (in the CD. Of Mexico) and state governments.

It is a tradition to place flags on cars or on the roof of the houses from the beginning of the month, announcing the celebration.  You can also find many street stalls selling straw hats, horns, whistles, fake mustaches and flags of all sizes. Pick up a flag or two and help celebrate Mexico;s freedom.


En México festejamos nuestra independencia con el tradicional grito de libertad que marco el inicio de la batalla de independencia en Dolores Hidalgo en 1810.

Desde entonces todos los años en el Zócalo Capitalino se reúne la gente a escuchar de voz del presidente de la republica el grito de dolores: “Viva México”. De igual forma, los gobernadores de cada estado y el presidente de
cada municipio, dan el grito en el recinto gubernamental de su respectivo lugar.

La noche del 15 de septiembre en todas las entidades, la gente se reúne alrededor del palacio a escuchar el discurso y a gritar VIVA MEXICO! Las plazas se llenan de algarabía con puestos de antojitos mexicanos, bandas de música, representaciones teatrales y bailes folklóricos. El Tequila y el mariachi
no pueden faltar.
Aproximadamente a las 23:00 hrs se da el grito e inmediatamente después y se quema el castillo de pólvora, fuegos artificiales, cuetes, petardos y el famoso “torito”, repican las campanas de las iglesias y se “rompe” el baile.

El 16 de septiembre, por la mañana, la gente suele asistir o ver por televisión el Desfile Militar organizado por el Gobierno Federal (en la CD. de México) y por los gobiernos estatales.

Es una tradición colocar banderas en los automóviles o en la azotea de las casas desde principios del mes.

También se puede encontrar en la calle numerosos puestos vendiendo sombreros de palma, cornetas, silbatos, bigotes falsos y banderas de todos los tamaños.

El 15 de septiembre se trabaja medio día y el 16 es feriado oficial.

Visit the Riviera Nayarit for a fabulous vacation. There is always so much to discover; play, eat and have some fun! The Riviera Nayarit is a safe place to relocate to as well. What a wonderful climate to retire, and to relax in.
Mexico loves to party, and Mexicans love to be loud. Come and celebrate the Mexico Independence Day on the Riviera Nayarit.

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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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Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo Riviera Nayairt Mexico! Its another beautiful day on the Riviera Nayarit.
Even though this day is not Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually on September 16th, this day is more celebrated nationwide in the United States,  and it celebrates the Mexican heritage and pride and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War as well as celebrating regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. There the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalia de Puebla, which means The Day of the Battle of Puebla.
In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over the French  at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Sequin.

Bucerias and Riviera Nayarit Fun in May offers every business a Free for Life Internet Business Listing. is the “Mother”  and acts as an umbrella  for the all of the town websites, funneling traffic to the right town. There are 6 town websites so far, from to, with a total of 12 when completed.  (whew! ) And, I am so very excited to tell you that the next town website is, and is being created now! It is a first come first serve basis for the free listing list.

Your free listing will go under the paid advertising with your business name and contact information. Click on this link, fill out two very easy and short forms (English and Spanish) and confirm on your email! Only a few minutes for a free listing for your rental or business!
You may also email me photos of your business for the Bucerias Photo Gallery! :)
to Thanks!!

I Need Help Please!!

I would also like to put out there that I am looking for  bloggers or writers that would be interested in trading for advertising, and I am also looking for local sales staff as a paid position throughout the Riviera Nayarit. I do not normally advertise for myself on this site, but I need HELP! :)
I do love to blog about the businesses that  advertise, and I work hard so you can be found via blogging and linking on the Mother site (Riv-nay), blogging and linking on the town sites as well as pictures (that I tag with keywords) making for several ways to be found easily in the search engines. I also allow you to link to your websites, facebook and anything else you have created!
If you have any questions, please contact me at or you may call me at 322-728-6897. I look forward to meeting soon.
I wish you many blessings of abundance! and thank you very much for your consideration, time and energy!  Cat Morgan


The La Cruz Sunday Market

This Sunday marks the last day of the La Cruz Market, so get down to La Cruz and enjoy the fresh produce and the organic delights and foods, as well as the local vendors with art and jewelry,  blankets and other fun items. Its the last chance until next season…so see you this Sunday!

Riviera Nayarit Magical Tours
The Chica Locca is a 60 foot tri-maran that is docked at the La Cruz Marina in Banderas Bay. They offer all inclusive tours all year! That means that your transportation, breakfast, lunch, and a full open bar are all included, which allows you to let go of any thoughts or worries and let the Chica Locca crew handle all of the details. Come and enjoy a day on the ocean kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling or fishing…or all four!  It will be the best vacation day on your vacation!


The Monday Bucerias Market will run through May.
The Bucerias Monday market will stay open and the vendors will still come if folks will come and buy! Its the way things work, so visit the Bucerias Monday Market and lets keep the market open through May by supporting the vendors!

Contemporary Local Dancer Adriana Quinto

 Adriana Quinto’s new Contemporary Dance Performance “Estratégia de la Ruptura” tells talks of loneliness and love and other stories of every day life to the rock music of Pink Floyd, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Janis Joplin and more.

Her dance company , which includes her students, present small varied dances in solo’s and groups. Adriana Quinto believes that in teaching dance, one needs to allow a dancer to develop in their own ways and expressions, which allows the students to unfold and be  unique dancers with applied instruction.

Upcoming performances include:

  • Sunday, May 6, 9 pm, Los Arcos (selections of the entire production)
  • Friday, May 11, 7:30 pm, Cecatur Auditorium, Zaragoza & Matamors, El Centro (complete production)
  • Thursday, May 24, Los Arcos (complete production, time to be announced)

More Great Reasons to Eat at a Bucerias Restaurant!

Bucerias is a small town packed with a lot of fun and interesting things to do. The restaurants are all moving to their summer pricing and have some really great deals for the summer for food and drinks! (Marcos holding tequila at Breakers Bar on the playa)  Because of its location, Bucerias has the best of the small town feeling and Mexican culture as well being so close to Puerto Vallarta…about 25 minutes, making other activities close and convenient.  Bucerias Mexico is also becoming very well known for the excellent Kite Boarding due to the windy afternoons.  Great beaches for swimming and walking,  fishing, and close to the La Cruz Marina for tours, plays, musical culture and great Bucerias restaurants and bars, Bucerias Mexico has the best of all worlds on the amazing and beautiful Riviera Nayarit.

SAIYA Asian Restaurant

Saiya is offering delivery service to anyone who wants to pay the taxi driver…no other charges other than the great cuisine of course! The minimum order for take out service is 300 pesos. Or, just come on into the restaurant and pick up any order, no problem!

Saiya Restaurant also has catering service available for meetings and parties. It’s nice to know they are staying open all summer long! And they have delivery! Which will come in handy in the rainy season!  Thanks Chef Emi!
So, when you feel like fresh Asian cusine, and the best Pad Thai, Chef Emi of Saiya is here to serve you right in Bucerias! You can find them at calle Hidalgo #3, Av.mexico and Av. Pacifico Bucerias Centro.

YoYo Mo Restaurant and Bar

Yoyo Mo has brought back his Summer Specials. It’s back – “Loco for Locals” at Yoyo Mo’s. $25.00 peso drinks – major brands! That’s right! Smirnoff, Bacardi, El Jimador, Malibu, Kahlua and Oso gin for just $25 pesos every day and night. But Wait! There’s more! We’ve dropped the price on all sizes of pizza. Get a 3 topping (that’s mozzarella, pizza sauce, plus three toppings of your choice) for $60 Small, $100 Medium, $125 Large and $150 X Large. That’s right! 4 people can eat for just $150 pesos! Watch the IIHL World Hockey Championships, the Euro Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics at Yoyo Mo’s.

The Drunken Duck

Summer is special at The Drunken Duck. Open Wednesday through Sunday and now licensed to serve until 2:00AM. Live music every day. Highballs are just $25 pesos – vodka, rum, gin, brandy, tequila and Kahlua. Bucket of 5 beer for $95.00. Buy a 1 liter bottle of Smirnoff, Bacardi, El Jimador or Malibu (750ml) for $500 including 6 cans of mix and ice. That’s less than $25 pesos a drink for name brand products.
Check out the summer menu at The Duck. Everything is $50 pesos! Quarter pound Angus beef cheeseburger with fries, quarter pound all beef Costco hotdog with fries, our California style burritos, and everything else, for just $50 pesos.
The Drunken Duck. Eat, Drink, Party.

The Luna Lounge

The fun times in Bucerias are still happening at The Luna Lounge (Ave. Mexico #27, El Centro).
With live music on Fridays, with NO COVER CHARGE! everyone is still coming and having a great time! Come on in for some great music and dancing and check out the bar specials!

Encore Restaurant on the Beach in Bucerias

Here are some of  the Encore Summer specials at their beachfront Bucerias restaurant.
They are open all Summer long from 9am to 10pm and only closed on Tuesdays, Encore serves a great breakfast special for only 50 pesos of bacon or sausage and eggs or Huevos Rancheros for only 60 pesos! Or you may want to try their yummy Smoked Salmon and Eggs Benedict..only 90 pesos or a great Rib Eye Steak and eggs for 120 pesos.

All dinners are 20% off for the spring and summer months! :)

Encore presents international song stylist and jazz vocalist, Ms. Armi Grano and the fabulous Dejazz Trio on Wednesday nights from 7:30 pm. Take advantage of this show as it will only last depending on your support. Ms. Grano also sings Thursday to Sunday evenings. This is a bonus treat as most restaurants have already cut down on their live entertainment. “Dejazz Trio” is composed of Eduardo Rubio on keyboard, Danny Lopez on drums, Javier Nunez on bass. You will love their smooth jazz sound and Latin beats with their own original arrangements.
For  Reservations  please call 329-298-0140.

 Enjoy your Riviera Nayarit vacation, relocate to Mexico for life!



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!

Come to the Riviera Nayarit for your Mexico Vacation and enjoy all of the diversity this region has to offer! 

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