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 August 10, 2012



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Kimberly King - Executive Director
I am saddened to announce the passing of Alan Sumpter. He was a very kind and a
unique individual. We will surely miss him and his music here in San Pancho. 
Lets enjoy and appreciate our living here in San Pancho, as I know Alan did.

I look forward to bringing you all the happenings in our community, and share with you, the joy of living in San Pancho.

Please feel free to post your comments, share your photos, and report any news about San Pancho on our  Facebook page. 

You can contact me directly at, if you would like to talk about advertising or submit a written article. 


I look forward to talking to you about San Pancho and encourage you to come by the office, at #50 Tercer Mundo. 






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La Patrona Polo Club

January Schedule
 Make reservations now!
311 258 4378 
Come and enjoy our fine Mexican Cuisine, 
Polo Matches, Equestrian Shows, Spanish Dressage    

Taste of La Cruz  

The Marina Riviera Nayarit will present the 2nd Annual TASTE OF LA CRUZ on this coming Saturday January 12th, 2013 at the Malecón and Xiriki Amphitheater of the Marina in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle from 4:00 until 8:00 PM (expanded hours, please note).  And thanks to the overwhelming response from exhibitors, several area charities will benefit from this year's event; PEACE's Action For Food program in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Busca Un Amigo in Puerto Vallarta, the Junior Sailing Program of the La Cruz Yacht Club,, and Manos de Amor Orphanage in Bucerias.

A TASTE OF LA CRUZ  will feature a unique blend of businesses, services and restaurants including Alamar, Anfitrion, Arroyos Verdes & Restaurant Bambu, Bucerias Body Works, Café des Artistes, Café La Esquina, CMQ Hospital, Cornerstone Hospital, Duendee Coffees, Ernesto's Good Grub, eSun Energy, Frascati, A Hand In The Kitchen, Huanacaxtle Bar-Café, Luna Lounge, Masala, Mexican American A?C and Home Services, New World Gym, Osos's Oyster Bar, PEACE, Pets Gone Wild, Puerto Bahia, Sandrina's, Sandzibar, Simply Baku, (Mariscos) Tino's, Todo Vela Mexico, La Vaka Gorda, Vallarta Gardens, Vera Café, Vinos & Wine and Xocolatl by Roberto's with MANY more being added daily.  In addition, over 40 local artisans, craftsmen and purveyors will be offering their unique regional art, clothing and food.
The exciting musical lineup features some of the Bahia's most notable and accomplished musicians.  La Cruz's Latcho & Andrea (the Blond Gypsies), the Banderas Bay Jazz All-Stars (with Chas Eller, Bryan Savage, Steve York and Lazaro Poey), Luna Rumba (with Cheko, Rodolfo Gonzales, Silvia Basurto Castellanos, Paolo Uccelli and violinist Geo Uhrich) and Harold Carrazana & Rumba Mix with his exciting dancers will entertain in the Xiriki Marina Amphitheater throughout the afternoon and early evening.
Last year's first-ever event was a phenomenal success and attracted over 1,200 visitors to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and the Marina Riviera Nayarit and this year expectations are for A TASTE OF LA CRUZ to exceed 2,000 visitors from throughout the Bahia de Banderas / Riviera Nayarit as well as Tepic, Guadalajara, Mexico DF, and Leon/Guanajuato. 
Exhibitors last year were unanimous in their praise of the expo/fair in providing an exciting and vibrant platform for the promotion of their businesses.  Visitors were thrilled with the festival atmosphere, delicious food and drink and the variety of intriguing businesses and entrepreneurs in such an impressive venue.
Admission to A TASTE OF LA CRUZ will be $50 pesos and includes a free drink.  Exhibitors will offer their goods for sale.
For further information about A TASTE OF LA CRUZ visit, email or call 322 116 4731.




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Entreamigos Spanish School

Our second block of the season begins January 7th. Sign up today at entreamigos.
Get a jump on the language this year and drastically improve your Spanish! Classes are available in different levels from beginning to advanced. Classes are taught by July Aquino, Certified Spanish Teacher, University of Cambridge.
$1900p (Materials included)
18 hours class instruction
18 hours optional grammar and conversation classes
36 total hours of instruction... (Only 53p per hour!)

Every class is focused to teach you the skills you need in everyday life in San Pancho. You will feel more comfortable speaking and understanding each and every day. Below you will find detailed information about each level. Click to take the placement test or stop by entreamigos.
Remember, when you take spanish classes at entreamigos you are not
only improving your communication skills but you are also contributing to further the work of entreamigos in the community.

Orchid & Bird watching Tours!

2 extraordinary experiences you will only find in San Pancho!! 
Reservations are required. Sign up at entreamigos today.
Thursday, January 3rd, January 17th and 31st, 2PM. $300p 
Visit the amazing orchid farm & hidden gem in the jungle. Take a walking trip through one of the most complete collections of wild orchids in Mexico. Please bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes & water. 
Saturday, December 29th & January 12 th. 7AM $300p
An incredible tour of local birds in their natural environment. Bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes & prepare yourself to see multitudes of bird species that inhabit the estuary and jungle surrounding San Pancho.

  by Hilloah Rohr

Friday January 18
th. 5-6PM
Photographer and European Hiking & Cultural Guide Hilloah Rohr will share an hour photo-journey of enticing visuals and stories from her 2012 tour to Magical Italy!  Great for all ages plus you will help support the Children's Scholarship at the same time!

Viva San Pancho

Views from a Mexican Village. Book presentation and launch party.

Monday January 21st. 7-8:30PM
Please join us to celebrate the publication of ¡Viva San Pancho!: Views from a Mexican Village, a newly published book where Nancy Brown, Channing Enders, Ellen Greene & Carolyn Kingson, paint a collective picture, vivid as a San Pancho sunset, of what is soul-satisfying, charming-and frustrating-about a place they have come to love. The book is a compilation of essays about friends and neighbors, homes and gardens, and a daily life that is never dull.
Refreshments will be served & books will be available for purchase.

Programa de limpieza de la playa y el pueblo...toda la semana!!
La Secretaria de Medio Ambiente (SEMARNAT) ha elegido una vez mas a San Pancho y entreamigos para recibir el PET (Programa de Empleo Temporal) para ayudar a mantener nuestro pueblo limpio y lindo asi como generar fuentes trabajo.
Un gran grupo de excelentes trabajadores de la localidad se encargan de limpiar la playa y el estero, dando mantenimiento a las áreas verdes y llevando a cabo labores muy necesarias en nuestro centro de reciclaje.
¡Queremos agradecer a todos los involucrados y felicitar a todos los participantes!

Tours de Orquídeas y Observación de Aves

2 experiencias extraordinarias que solo podrás vivir en San Pancho!!
Reservaciones requeridas. Aparta tu lugar hoy en entreamigos.

Jueves 3, 17 y 31 de Enero, 2PM $300p
Partiremos de entreamigos hacia un increíble orquideario escondido en medio de la jungla. Pasearemos a través de una de las más completas e impresionantes colecciones de orquídeas salvajes en México. Por favor trae zapatos y ropa cómoda, así como agua para tomar.

Sábados 29 de Diciembre y 12 de Enero, 7AM $300p
Saldremos de entreamigos hacia un sorprendente recorrido, donde podremos observar aves locales en su hábitat natural. Trae ropa y zapatos cómodos y prepárate para observar a las multitudes de especies de hermosas aves que habitan en el estero y las selvas que rodean a
San Pancho.  

Italia Mágica por Hilloah Rohr
Viernes 18 de Enero. 5-6PM
Hilloah Rohr, fotografa y guia cultural compartira con nosotros una Aventura fotografica de entretenidas imagenes e historias de su mágico viaje a Italia en 2012! Una actividad interesante para todas las edades  que además colabarara con el programa de becas de entreamigos.

Viva San Pancho: Views . Presentación y Fiesta de lanzamiento del libro.
Lunes 21 de Enero. 7-8:30PM
Celebra con nosotros la publicación de ¡Viva San Pancho!: Views of a Mexican Village, un nuevo libro en el cual Nancy Brown, Channing Enders, Ellen Greene & Carolyn Kingson, dibujan una imagen colectiva, tan vivida como un atardecer en San Pancho, de lo que satisfice su alma, les seduce y les frustra de un lugar que han llegado a amar. Este libro es una compilación de ensayos acerca de amigos y vecinos, casas y jardines y su día a día, que es todo menos aburrido.
Habrá canapés y libros a la venta. 
Escuela del Mundo



Monday, February 4, a Benefit for Escuela del Mundo, A.C. , a parent run non profit school in San Pancho seeks support to continue the valuable work with local families. Proceeds go towards renovation classroom facilities and sustaining financial assistance to needy students.
a Night of Flamenco
$300 pesos includes performance and food
February 4th, 7 00 PM
La Playa Restaurant, San Pancho
Tickets Available for sale at
Escuela del Mundo

Mind Nature, Mind Enviornment, therefor Mind Design!

Architectural design is the center of Raul Velasquez's practice. Raul has a contemporary style, without denying it`s Mexican roots and never forgetting it is created to suit a certain place and  culture.

Since 2004, Raul and his work team have been building custom made homes for people from Mexico, the U.S. and other parts of the world, allowing them their wishes to create a dream home by the sea, but always being respectful of the delicate balance between environment and nature.  

The methods to achieve these goals are to use local materials instead of bringing them from far away places. This way, the use of local products are increased and will not pollute the enviornment with unnecessary transportations. Also Raul utilizes carefully selected craftsmen who have inherited, over many generations, their incredible masonry techniques. All this with intelligent design and a close eye to detail, which result in a most expressive springboard for architecture.

Raul also utilizes Green techniques, taking advantage of local materials and other advanced technologies, so water, sea breezes, gravity and the sun can be allies for a functional and comfortable lifestyle. Most of all, Raul's designs aim to conserve our beautiful enviornment and most unique nature.

For more information click here:  

Back From The Brink
Traffickers Arrested in Mexico with 22,000 Turtle Eggs

Mexico City, Mexico - Two people were arrested in Mexico as they attempted to traffic more than 22,000 turtle eggs that were carried on a public bus.

The arrest was made on a highway in the southern state of Oaxaca, on an unspecified date, by officers patrolling beaches where the turtles nest, Mexico's environmental protection agency said in a communique.

The 22,470 eggs that were seized came from olive ridley sea turtles. The suspects were also transporting 105 turtle parts from the same species.

The olive ridley sea turtle is an endangered species protected by the Mexican government.

Recently, Mexican environmental groups reported that over the past six years some 7,000 loggerhead sea turtles have died in waters off the Baja California peninsula, presumably due to the impact of commercial fishing activities.

This species, also in danger of extinction, nests in Japan and reaches Mexican waters when it migrates.

article from:
Mexico & Banderas Bay Area News   
For more information about the turtle program, visit our website: 

Or you can see our day to day work on Facebook at: San Pancho Turtles 


O usted puede ver nuestro trabajo del día a día en Facebook en: San Pancho Tortugas 
                  Could You Eat What You Are Putting On Your Skin? 

What did you put on your skin today? Moisturizer, sunscreen, make up, all of the above? Many of us are aware of the need to take care of our skin; doing our best to prevent wrinkles, prevent aging and keep our skin hydrated, etc.  But did you know that you shouldn't put anything on your skin that you wouldn't put in your mouth?

You might be somewhat aware of the importance of quality nutrition.  Now it's time to think beyond what you're putting in your body to what you're putting on your body.  Start checking out the labels on your creams, potions and sunscreens.  If the ingredient list goes on and on and includes complicated sounding concoctions that you've never heard of, then this is a big red flag. Artificial coloring, fragrance, preservatives, etc.  Your skin absorbs it all.

Complete nourishment means looking at all aspects of nutrition and how you're taking care of your body. Ideally, you want to pay as much attention to what you're putting on your body as you are to what you're putting in your mouth.  Instead of buying an army of beauty products that are loaded with processed ingredients, save your money and keep it simple with natural oils, and whole food ingredients like coconut oil that nourish your skin.  

As always, everyone is unique and so is your skin! It's important to find a balance of natural skincare products that work best for you.  Ready to start taking care of yourself? Check out my free guide to start listening to your body and let me support you with getting your health back on track.  


By Tamara Jacobi

Ready to get your health back on track? Check out my

free guide to start listening to your body.   

Tamara Jacobi
Jungle Lodge Manager & Holistic Health Coach
San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico
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                                              Birding With Luis
What´s the San Pancho Bird Observatory up to?
2013 is coming with a lot of momentum, besides the birding tours which for now are our main source of revenue.  These are some of our main programs:
  • Continuing with the informative signs and checklist project; checklists are ready  to be printed for sponsors; we are completing the design for the signs and still need some more sponsors to complete the project. For more info visit
  • We are starting weekly Bilingual Bird Identification classes at Entreamigos on Tuesday January 15th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Classes are free for locals and donations are accepted from visitors.
  • We are also starting a pilot program called "Birds Beyond Borders" to connect schools in the US and Canada with schools in Mexico with the main topic being birds.  Our first schools for this program are: Escuela del Mundo in San Pancho and Willow Wind Education Center in Ashland Oregon.
  • Volunteers are needed to receive and start doing bird population monitoring, if you are interested please contact:
To learn more about San Pancho Bird Observatory´s programs visit

¿Qué está haciendo el Observatorio de Aves de San Pancho? 
2013 viene con un gran impulso, además de los tours de observación de aves que por ahora son nuestra principal fuente de ingresos. Estos son algunos de nuestros principales programas:
- Continuamos con el proyecto de los carteles informativos y las listas de chequeo; las listas ya están disponibles para imprimirse para nuestros patrocinadores; estamos terminando el diseño de los letreros y todavía necesitamos algunos patrocinadores más para completar el proyecto. Para obtener más información, visita:
- Estamos empezando clases semanales bilingües de identificación de aves en Entreamigos el martes 15 de enero 4:30-18:00. Las clases son gratuitas para los locales y se aceptan donaciones de los visitantes.
- También estamos iniciando un programa piloto llamado "Aves Sin Fronteras" para conectar escuelas en los EE.UU. y Canadá con las escuelas de México, con el tema principal de las aves migratorias. Nuestras primeras escuelas de este programa son: Escuela del Mundo en San Pancho y Willow Wind Education Center en Ashland Oregon.
- Se necesitan voluntarios para recibir entrenamiento y comenzar a hacer el monitoreo de aves de la población, si usted está interesado, puede ponerse en contacto con:
Para obtener más información sobre los programas del Observatorio de Aves de San Pancho visita:

Spotlight On Rentals

Villa Clavellinas

 Reserve this Rental in San Pancho 

for your Next Vacation!

The incredibly large kitchen with service bar is fully stocked for either the chef in your group or for having authentic meals prepared for you by the house's staff.

The fine rustic "Mexican Contemporary Architecture" includes a spectacular 60ft. high "Palapa" roof of hand woven royal palm fronds. The red terracotta clay floors are highlighted by the beauty and colorful finishing touches of handmade glazed tiles, adding a bright touch to the walls with other construction materials.

This exclusive villa features three luxurious independent "Master Suites" with king size beds, private bathrooms with open air showers, mini-fridges, microwave ovens, and lounge chairs. There are two more guest suites attached to the main house which include the same features. And an expansive ocean view terrace to take an afternoon "siesta" leisurely rocking in a hammock while enjoying the fresh afternoon ocean breezes. The gorgeous twin-level infinity pool connected by a water fall built right on the cliff adds a dramatic touch to the charming atmosphere of this magnificent fully staffed villa.


Villa Clavellinas is an ideal destination to enjoy the emerald sapphire waters of the Pacific Ocean. This charming "Rincon" features a private beach where you can catch fish right on the spot, dive, paddle in a kayak or cruise around in a "Panga" (local 18ft. fishing boat). Sunbathe on a white sandy beach and at the end of the day enjoy a magnificent sunset tinted in red fire hues. In the morning wake up to the song of a flock of wild parrots or the call of a "Chachalaca" and more than 150 other species of birds that nest in our area year round. 


For more information click here: 

Contact us 
to advertise your home and start receiving more reservations than ever before.  


Kimberly King

Executive Director   


Contacte con nosotros para anunciar su casa y empezar a recibirmás reservas que nunca antes.  

Kimberly King
director Ejecutivo
Casa Lynda
2 Bedroom 2 Bath

This Casa has Solar!
Open Living Room and Kitchen!
Beautiful Mexican Tile Floors Throughout!
End to End Covered Patio!

 For additional details 

contact  Chris King at 
Rancho Riviera Realty
cel 322 175 3670 
or call toll free (888) 835-3815  

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If so, we hope you are advertising on and reaching the hundreds of visitors we receive to our website everyday. Our rates are very affordable, your success is 100% guaranteed, and best of all you are helping to support our community website.

Contact us to advertise your home and start receiving more reservations than ever before.  Have a business?  To advertise your business Contact us 


Thanks for reading.  Please let us know your opinions, suggestions, complaints or anything else you feel will help make San Pancho a better place in which to live and vacation.


Kimberly King

Executive Director  

San Pancho Life
Calle Tercer Mundo #50
San Pancho, 63732