Mexican llamarada blossoms © Christina Stobbs, 2011

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

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 sweet melodies of birdsong and beginning each day with a long, leisurely beach walk? Can you appreciate enjoying a breathtaking view while drinking a […]

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Sayulita beach is stunningly beautiful. The two-mile long beach on Mexico's Pacific coast boasts soft fine sand, warm blue waters and perfect surfing waves. © Christina Stobbs, 2009

Sayulita: bohemian surf town on the Nayarit coast

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 by rich tropical foliage and swaying palms, fulfilling most people’s fantasy of a tropical oasis. Indeed Sayulita is commonly referred to as “The Jewel […]

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Near San Blas, on the Pacific coast of Nayarit, La Tovara National Park is a side trip well worth taking. © Christina Stobbs, 2009

Mothers Day in Mexico: an extraordinarily special day

What a special and grand celebration Mothers Day in this beautiful country called Mexico! The beach, restaurants and streets are overflowing with families celebrating Mothers Day. The local stores area packed with colourful flowers, especially roses. I wonder where they get the roses and how expensive they must be for those families on a limited […]

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Lo de Marcos on the Nayarit Riviera is agenuinely Mexican town with a wide beach of soft, almost white sand. © Christina Stobbs, 2009

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

The inviting, and genuinely Mexican town of Lo De Marcos, still to be discovered by foreign tourists, is located just 20 minutes north of the San Pancho. It is a popular spot with affluent Mexican families who vacation here on weekends and holidays, spending the entire day, from dawn to dusk, frolicking at the beach. […]

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Punta Raza is an incredibly beautiful and pristine beach in a spectacular setting on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera. © Christina Stobbs, 2009

Punta Raza, Nayarit: where the jungle meets the sea

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 meets the sea. Punta Raza is set amid the Vallejo Mountains with its tropical foliage, mahogany trees, waterfalls, and estuaries filled with […]

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The beach of Rincon de Guayabitos beach offers shallow safe swimming waters, gentle waves that are perfect to play in, and three miles of fine, velvety sand. Comfortable hotels and condos line this part of Mexican Pacific. © Christina Stobbs, 2009

Rincon de Guayabitos: an affordable paradise

Rincon de Guayabitos, which means translates to “Corner of Little Guava Trees” is five minutes north of Los Ayala, and truly a delightful and picturesque beach. The beach offers shallow safe swimming waters, gentle waves that are perfect to play in, and three miles of fine, velvety sand to walk along. The surrounding majestic mountains […]

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White sand beaches, the blue Pacific and the magic of the tropics make Los Ayala on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera a special place. © Christina Stobbs, 2011

Los Ayala on Mexico’s Nayarit Riviera: so special it’s magical

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 Mexican town is commonly referred to as a “small town with a big heart,” and a piece of paradise that one is compelled […]

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