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Isla Isabel, Mexico's answer to the Galapagos John Pint

Isla Isabel is located 34 kilometers (21 miles) off Mexico's west coast. It is a National Park and wildlife refuge with a population of some 42,000 birds and, in 2003, was named a World Heritage Site. ... read more

Volunteers get involved on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera Christina Stobbs

Yes, Mexico is beautiful! Whether you plan to enjoy a vacation or the experience of living in Mexico, you'll find it to be an enriching life experience where one is immersed in a warm, vibrant and welc... read more

Playa Las Tortugas, Playa Platanitos and San Blas: Hidden gems on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera Christina Stobbs

Beautiful beaches abound all along Mexico's Nayarit Riviera. Here are two more gorgeous hidden gems and a historic beach town. Playa Las Tortugas Playa Los Tortugas is an exquisite five-mile stretch ... read more

Playa del Naranjo, Playa Las Cuevas, Alta Vista and the Nuevo Ixtlan Hot Springs: Hidden gems on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera Christina Stobbs

North of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's Nayarit Riviera coast has a wealth of beaches to discover and enjoy. Their cool blue waters, warm sand and exuberant vegetation invite the explorer to linger a while.... read more

El Monteon, Punta Raza, Playa Los Ayala and Playa Friederas: Hidden gems on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera Christina Stobbs

The beaches of El Monteon and Punta Raza are two of my preferred Mexico beaches on the Riviera Nayarit because they are both well, off the beaten path, undeveloped and truly pristine. I love a hidden g... read more

Destiladeras, Lo de Marcos and Playa Los Venados: Hidden gems on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera Christina Stobbs

Link to interactive map The one hundred and eight mile (290 kilometer) coast of Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit extends from upscale Nuevo Vallarta to the historic, beach town of San Blas. Well, official... read more

Playa Los Arcos: Mexican family ambience in Puerto Vallarta's picturesque Old Town Carol Wheeler

"Hotel Playa Los Arcos is the prettiest hotel in Puerto Vallarta's Old Town," a Canadian travel writer told me. I think she's right. But more than pretty, Playa Los Arcos is traditionally Mexican, from the design that sets the rooms around a central patio to the décor, the music and the staff uniforms — restaurant personnel dress as charros or gentleman horsemen, and housekeepers wear the colorful full skirts of folkloric dancers. read more

Sayulita: A quintessential Mexico beach town on the Riviera Nayarit Christina Stobbs

This charming little beach town located on Pacific Mexico's Riviera Nayarit, is only a forty-minute drive north of Puerto Vallarta. Sayulita has exploded in popularity as an alternative beach vacation... read more

Where Canadians are buying real estate in Mexico Chad Martin

It is no secret that Canadians love Mexico; for years, thousands of Canadians have been fleeing cold winters to the warm beaches and colonial towns of Mexico. Over the past few years, more and more Canadians have called Mexico their home.

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Exploring Jaltemba Bay in Mexico: A vacation destination on the Nayarit Riviera Christina Stobbs

Jaltemba Bay is a quaint, friendly and welcoming vacation destination comprised of four charismatic beach towns on Mexico's Pacific Coast. It's located on Mexico's Riviera Nayarit; just a little off th... read more

Nayarit Riviera - Resource page Mexconnect Staff

Exploring the beautiful State of Nayarit Link to interactive map Are you looking for a unique and affordable vacation experience far from the world of all-inclusive resorts? Would you like to ex... read more

Living year-round in tropical Mexico: The dream and the reality Christina Stobbs

Dreaming of living in tropical paradise year-round? Somewhere with an idyllic sandy beach adorned with dancing palms and crystal clear warm ocean waters? Can you envision waking each morning to the swe... read more

Easter in Jaltemba Bay, Mexico: Semana Santa is a family affair Christina Stobbs

Semana Santa is a significant Christian holiday in Mexico, celebrating the last week of Christ's life before his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. However, here in Jalte... read more

Los Ayala on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera: so special it's magical Christina Stobbs

Los Ayala remains one of Mexico's best kept secrets. It's a "real Mexican" town that has kept its quaint ways, a paradisiacal beach town where smiles are abundant and freely passed around. This quaint ... read more

Your beach of dreams: nine towns on the Nayarit coast of Mexico Christina Stobbs

Whale watching © Christina Stobbs, 2009 Are you looking for a unique and affordable vacation experience far from the world of all-inclusive resorts? Would you like to experience authentic Mexico a... read more

The beaches of San Blas Christina Stobbs

The beaches of San Blas are extravagantly beautiful and beckon the adventurer with several palm lined pristine secluded beaches, and hundreds of migratory birds. For Indiana Joe and Jane, San Blas's co... read more

Chacala: a Nayarit village on the beach Christina Stobbs

A splendid tropical beach, Chacala is located about forty minutes north of La Peñita and just a few minutes south of the town of Las Varas. You know you are heading somewhere very special indeed as you drive along the windy road set amidst yet another, lost jungle leading to the town, whose name means, "Where there are Shrimp." read more

La Peñita de Jaltemba: Nayarit beach with a turtle sanctuary Christina Stobbs

La Peñita de Jaltemba means "Place on the sandy shore, across from the cliff." Its beach is not the most beautiful in this area. One might say it is a little rough around the edges, being frequented b... read more

Rincon de Guayabitos: an affordable paradise Christina Stobbs

Rincon de Guayabitos on the Nayarit coast is an affordable, beautiful beach side paradise with something for everyone. read more

Los Ayala: undiscovered gem on the Nayarit coast Christina Stobbs

Los Ayala is situated at the foot of the Sierra de Vallejo Mountains. An undiscovered gem, Los Ayala is an authentic Mexican beach town and a fishing village. It is just now beginning to be discovered ... read more

Punta Raza, Nayarit: where the jungle meets the sea Christina Stobbs

Punta Raza is an incredibly beautiful and pristine beach in a spectacular setting. Its two miles of unspoiled beach are a prime example of the incredible beauty of Nayarit beaches where the jungle meet... read more

Lo de Marcos, Mexico: a friendly, family beach town Christina Stobbs

Set in a palm-fringed bay, the beach of Lo de Marcos is wide and adorned with soft, deep, almost white sand. The beach is simply gorgeous, resembling Hawaii, especially at its craggy north end, where crystal clear blue Pacific waves crash to the shore. read more

Playa San Francisco: San Pancho for music and art Christina Stobbs

Playa San Francisco is a beautiful wide, sandy beach, fierce and riotous, set in the artsy town commonly referred to as "San Pancho." Like most towns along the Nayarit coast, San Pancho was once a fish... read more

Sayulita: bohemian surf town on the Nayarit coast Christina Stobbs

Sayulita beach is stunningly beautiful, and most visitors are completely captivated by its charm. The two-mile long beach boasts soft fine sand, warm blue waters, perfect surfing waves and is adorned b... read more

GPS on the road to San Pancho, Nayarit Gail Mitchell

GPS on dashboard in Mexico
 

The woman's voice from the dashboard announces, "In three point five kilometers, turn right onto I 80 toward Qptlantapque." - "What did she say? What is she talking about?" I ask. I'm driving, peering at the array of green signs ahead which look vaguely familiar. Not one comes close to matching any destination our audible guide has pronounced with such an unusual number of consonants. Bill consults the Mexico map book spread across his lap. "Ignore her," he says and takes the GPS from its special perch to enter new information.

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