La Cruz is ready for YOU for high season 2018

It’s always exciting to experience La Cuz come alive! Early October Chris and I explore our town by foot when most restaurants are closed. We poke our heads in doors and painting is going on, renovations are happening and cleanup is underway. I share today “What I know for sure”.  As so much is happening please check websites and Facebook pages and make reservations if you can.

Spontaneity has its perks so wander and explore too; who knows what you’ll find. I’ll share where to dine, music events and more… I’ve not come close to including all so wander and enjoy!

Many tacos stands remain open all year, as do Oso’s fish market restaurant, Enrique’s Glorieta and the Marina Riviera Nayarit, which has two restaurants during the summer sharing the top, gorgeous view, floor. In the middle of November they will resume two levels with Frascati serving Italian on the second floor and La Peska specializing in seafood on the top. For now; La Peska is open for lunch and Frascati for dinner.

The Black Forest restaurant; every Sunday serving 2 x 1 Schnitzel Baden-Baden. Mid November they kick off their 20th anniversary celebrations with a German Beerfest. Celebrate Thanksgiving with a special 3-course dinner.

I’m excited about celebrating the Double 20th Anniversary celebration on November 30th! Twenty years of the Black Forest Restaurant and twenty years of the Blonde Gypsies; Latcho and Andrea performing, both being the first foreign owned restaurant and entertainers in La Cruz.

Masala has opened a wine store besides the restaurant, where they’ll have wine tasting every week serving and selling delicious Mexican options. The restaurant will have daily specials and music twice a week beginning Thanksgiving to the end of the season. They’ll have special menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day with live Music at every event!

Organic Love reopens October 29th serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alef’s Organic Shop will offer take-away food, veggies, fruit, organic dairy and non-dairy options, preserves and an artisan bakery; all local, fresh and natural! She has beauty products and personal care “Equilibrio Armonico by Alef Gallardo” and a “Mexican Artisanal Boutique” clothes, jewelry and handcrafts with yoga in the little Studio.

Gloria is opening her store on Calle Delfin November 15th featuring her own clothing, art and jewelry creations. She’s also offering painting classes.

The Green Tomato on the town square is hosting a Halloween Costume Party with prizes October 27th.

For a fun day on the beach make your way to La Saranderia restaurant  at Playa La Manzanilla. They’ve added early dinners, kayak rentals, music and always-great food.

The Octopus Garden with its delicious coffee, gift shop, hostel and the Treehouse bar where events including home grown Tatewari return to create beautiful music. Lobo (formerly of Willie and Lobo) and Latcho & Andrea reunite for two remarkable nights of “Primal Groove” at the Octopus´s Garden on January 14th and February 4th.

La Cruz Inn serves breakfast, lunch and dinner including music on Thursday with Tres Aires and Saturday with Matt Storch. They’ll have Day of the dead celebrations, Halloween parties/kid events, art events, exercise classes, American Thanksgiving Dinner and more

Britannia Pub is open Monday and Thursday for cards and Tuesday for Open Mic.

Amigos de La Cruz’s Welcome Back Gala: Get Your Hula On Fiesta. December 7th at Vallarta Gardens.

The Marina is including so much including exercise classes, seminars, Spanish classes, writer’s groups, movie nights, sailor’s parties, fundraisers and El Día de Muertos; Build an Alter at the Marina Entrance.

The La Cruz Market returns Sunday November 4th.

My blog will be updated weekly with what’s happening and more details;

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Cindy Bouchard, an expat Canadian runs a Boutique Hotel, Villa Amor del Mar, in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. She and her husband Chris are living and lovin’ in Vallarta–Nayarit. If you want more info on La Cruz or desire… A very special vacation contact Cindy via