Amigos de La Cruz

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Amigos de La Cruz (officially Amigos de La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, A.C.)

Amigos de La Cruz is an association of and for the permanent and temporary residents and small businesses of the pueblo of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle working on a variety of projects to benefit all residents of the town.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a beautiful little village on the Banderas Bay (Bahia de Banderas) about 20 km north of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Nayarit, Mexico.

Our membership consists of residents (full, part-time & visitors), supporters from around the world, and local small businesses that wish be an active part of the community and contribute to its improvement, orderly growth and development.

Amigos de La Cruz is an annual participant in the Altruism Festival in Puerto Vallarta.

Amigos de La Cruz Projects
 

In 2012, these are the projects that we are currently coordinating:

FRIENDSHIP CLUB - Here to help a young girl hear for the first time in her life by providing exams and a hearing aid, to help a young man see how beautiful his mother is by providing medical assistance and eye surgery and to sustain a young adult's life by providing costly chemotherapy treatment. The Friendship Club provides medical and financial assistance and prescription drugs to residents in need (funded separately). For a more complete description of the Friendship Club, click here. For more information contact Lori Wilson.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICE - A source for aiding residents or visitors encountering medical or other personal emergencies. For more information contact Duncan Randall.

FRIENDS ON BOATS - Welcoming our floating neighbors in the Marina and at anchor to the community by offering the Cruiser Card and other services and information. For more information contact Landon Hollander.

LIBRARY PROJECT - Following up with petitions to the Municipal government to request a permanent location for a library in La Cruz, researching options and facilitating construction as needed and coordinating with local government (looking for leadership). For more information contact Landon Hollander.

SUMMER PROGRAM - Employs teachers for a 3-week summer program for 60 elementary school children. with sessions on the environment, wildlife, maintaining a clean town, art and other subjects (often in cooperation with PEACE). For more information contact Aruna Piroshki.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASSES - Amigos volunteering to teach English to town residents. For more information contact Aruna Piroshki.

COMPUTERS AND SUPPLIES FOR SCHOOLS - Soliciting incoming residents and visitors for contributions to the local schools and library. For more information contact Connie or Landon Hollander.

RECYCLING - Soliciting funds from the membership and through media to privately fund the program, providing the production, labeling/signage and distribution of recycling bins throughout town, monitoring the location and maintenance of these bins and acting to maintain a sufficient number of drop off points in town are all part of this project. For more information contact Landon Hollander.

STREET CLEANING - Amigos employs two street cleaners that do a daily street trash pick-up in the village center. The "Adopt-a-Street" program encourages members to participate in maintaining clean streets in their neighborhoods. For more information contact Efren Lopez Rodriguez or Duncan Randall.

STREET MAINTENANCE & BEAUTIFICATION - Beyond the issue of litter, trash pick-up and disposal "habits" are an ongoing issue as insufficient containers coupled with a confusing trash pick-up schedule result in the accumulation of piles of garbage made worse by energetic, plastic tearing dogs. Education and neighborhood solutions such as informational signage are needed. For more information contact Philo Hayward.

GARBAGE CANS - As an independent annex to the Street Cleaning & Beautification, is the procurement, labeling/signage and distribution of garbage cans (tambos) throughout town, monitoring the location and maintenance of these bins and acting to maintain a sufficient number in town. For more information contact Landon Hollander.

WORK FOR FOOD - We coordinate with PEACE for this program which provides cleaning and maintaining to other areas of town by giving 9 women work in exchange for provisions and food. This in an effort to keep the streets of la Cruz the cleanest in the Bay area. Project shared with the PEACE organization. For more information contact Landon Hollander.

GRAFFITI REMOVAL - Our goal is to keep the town graffiti free. For more information contact Jim Lennon.

ARROYO, HIGHWAY & BEACH CLEAN UPS - Coordinating with local schools to conduct clean-ups of the local arroyos, culverts and beaches, this project is ongoing and in need of people who love working with kids and come naturally to organizing people and projects. For more information contact Aruna Piroshki.

PLANNING AND ZONING - Investigating and reporting government actions which affect the quality of life in the village such as water quality and availability, sewage, waste management, beach access and zoning. For more information contact Aruna Piroshki or Duncan Randall.

BUENOS VECINOS - (Neighborhood Watch, Community Awarenes, & Community-Police Cooperation Program) This is an inaugural project currently without a contact person.

COMMUNICATIONS - Summarizing and reporting on all of the above and sharing news and information about La Cruz and the activities of Amigos de La Cruz using the Amigos de La Cruz website, Facebook, newsletters and through various other media. Also, providing all promotional and informational media, brochures, signs, cards, etc. for group events. For more information contact Landon Hollander.

MEMBERSHIP - In coordination with the Executives, Asociados and all project contacts as well as the general members, this project focuses on increasing and maintaining membership through existing events, functions and media as well as by using personal contact and social media. Equally important, the ongoing need for creative means of soliciting funds independently of membership dues. For more information contact Duncan Randall.

We are now focusing on the long term infrastructural and cultural needs of La Cruz and how Amigos de La Cruz can exercise leadership and investigate funding to accomplishing these goals.

  • Identification and repair of malfunctioning or broken streetlights
  • La Cruz Police station permanent installation
  • Cultural Center
  • Library
  • Sports facility

To contact any of our Project Managers, send an email to lacruzamigos@gmail.com with the name of the project or individual and it will be forwarded as appropriate.

Volunteers are always welcome.

Why Join Amigos de La Cruz?
 

We hear variations on this question a lot lately. Is it because with so many more things happening as a result of Amigos de La Cruz, the sentiment is "...things seem to be working just fine...", why bother getting joining?

There's two sides to that thought. For one thing, you don't HAVE to join, but instead, get involved. For those of you who don't have time to contribute your labors and ideas, maybe think about a contribution. And to those of you who can do both, thank you, and to those of you who really don't care, you may stop reading now; you won't get it.

Here's some of the things that anyone, member or non-member, can benefit from as a result of the donations and memberships that allowed Amigos to operate last year:

• A cleaner pueblo thanks to our street cleaning crew who pick up litter and trash throughout town all year long.

• 34 new tambos (heavy duty plastic garbage cans) throughout town cooperatively emptied by GRRSA on a daily, or every other daily basis.

• Graffiti eliminated as it occurs.

• Clean up of the Arroyo and Beaches.

• Recycling program with over 35 collection bins for plastic, glass, aluminum & cardboard.

• Increased communication and goodwill amongst neighbors thanks to the English Conversation Group who helps locals to learn their second language, and the newly formed Neighborhood Watch Group.

• Increased Police patrols and overall presence thanks to the Town Meeting and a renewed dialog with Municipal and State police agencies.

• Improved community relations from a higher profile and presence of Amigos de La Cruz.

• Overall beneficence afforded by assistance, both monetary & personal to La Cruz residents in need of medical aid.

• Increasing community awareness of local and global environmental issues thanks to Summer School Programs.

• A website to stay informed about the community and get information about what's happening and where to eat in La Cruz (for the record, you don't need to be a member to have your restaurant listed or your establishment's entertainment schedule posted).

Join/Renew AMIGOS Membership

Let's take another look at this. Does any or all of this sound like it might be worth the equivalent of a 2 person dinner with drinks? How often do you do that? We just ask for it once, but we do all of these things all year. So, throw a donation or membership our way. It'll be your way of saying at least, "Thanks" and at best, "What can I do to help?"

Remember, as a donor you will receive "Amigo Perks" at a long list of restaurants, lodgings and businesses in La Cruz and Bucerias.

Last updated: September 11, 2017 · Charity ID: 116

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10Oct2017
'Name That Tune' Replaces 'Charlie Brown' in La Cruz Entertainment Lineup

Amigos de La Cruz

Come one, come all for an evening of game-show fun! Win prizes for correctly naming the show tunes sung by our local artists!

08Oct2017
New Vehicular Bridge in Mezcales Over Riviera Nayarit Boulevard Officially Inaugurated

Amigos de La Cruz

At the opening ceremony, Governor of the State of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval, declared to be satisfied with the work that cost 130 million pesos, since the project is something that the citizenship requested for a long time.

14Sep2017
Audition Call for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (An Adult Musical Comedy)

Amigos de La Cruz

We are actively pursuing a male actor/singer to play the part of Linus - the laid back blanket wielding brother of Lucy - a second tenor role. We also need a piano player.

13Sep2017
Black and White Masked Welcome Back Gala for Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

So, here is my tip for you all.....when you head down to Mexico to your winter home be sure to bring a mask, a black or white gown, black or white outfit for the men.....and you'll be set.

28Jul2017
Wish List for Emma & Kids Club of Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Please visit Amigos de La Cruz for the current Wish List including photos, description, amount and price. You will see items already donated in blue with acknowledgment of donors.

09Jul2017
Portland Teacher of the Visually Impaired Teaches Braille to Young Emma

Amigos de La Cruz

Shawna O'Neal is a teacher of the Visually Impaired in Portland, Oregon. She volunteered to come to La Cruz to work with Emma, a blind 6-year old first grade student at the Primaria (elementary school).

08Jul2017
The BCN Cleans Up The El Indio Stream in Bucerias

Riviera Nayarit CVB

The BCN joins the call sent out by the Mar y Sol restaurant to the townspeople living in this traditional Riviera Nayarit village encouraging them to enlist in the cleanup effort.

26Jun2017
Top 10 Summer Camps in The Riviera Nayarit

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

Families usually look for summer camps for their kids where they can brush up on their sporting, artistic and social skills, so we’ve put together a list of ten excellent options for children and teens.

18May2017
Time to Register the Kids for Amigos de La Cruz Summer School 2017

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz invites children from 6 to 15 years old to attend Summer School 2017 to be held from July 26 until August 5.

08May2017
New Space for Kids Club Donated to Amigos de La Cruz by Local Residents

Amigos de La Cruz

This new space became necessary when Carmen was told that she had to move out of her library by June 1, as the primaria (elementary school) needed the classroom for next year.

21Apr2017
13th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities

PVAngels

This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2017, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

27Mar2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, Start of DST, Dinner Theater, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

14Mar2017
Adios to Mexico Until Next Season 'Sail Away' Fiesta in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Enjoy a delicious dinner, pick up some deals at the Auction, win great raffle prizes, and dance to live music in this evening of fun.

06Mar2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, Dinner Theater, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

27Feb2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, TED Talks, Mardi Gras Parade, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

23Feb2017
Amigos de La Cruz Art Auction & Dinner to Fund a New Volleyball Court

Amigos de La Cruz

This event promises to be a fun evening with our visiting host coming from Guadalajara to help us with the auction and sharing his great sense of humor.

12Feb2017
Amigos de La Cruz Needs Volunteers for "Sex Please, We're 60"

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz needs volunteers to work with the Only Community Theatre in the Bay Area. Actors and stage crew are already working very hard! Join our team.

27Jan2017
"Sex Please, We're Sixty" Dinner Theater and Matinee Brunch Fundraisers

Amigos de La Cruz

The play deals with menopause, Viagra, love, aging....set in a present day Mexican bed and breakfast....this hilarious comedy is guaranteed to make you laugh, or at least chuckle!

19Jan2017
Variety Show Benefit for La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Medical Assistance Program

Amigos de La Cruz

What a line-up we have. I saw the auditions last week and no one will be disappointed...from country to folk to dance to classical...it's all there! And all local artists.

05Jan2017
Volunteers Needed for Amigos de La Cruz Children's Dental Clinic

Amigos de La Cruz

This is the tenth year the Academy of LDS Dentists is coming to the Bay of Banderas. This is the second year that Amigos de La Cruz has worked with the Academy. The clinic will operate January 23-26 (Mon-Thurs) at La Cascada.

02Jan2017
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Kitty Bingo, Trivia Challenge, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

24Dec2016
Auditions for Amigos de La Cruz Variety Talent Show

Amigos de La Cruz

The Variety Show is a fundraiser for the medical needs of our community - you show your talent and give a helping hand at the same time. A Win-Win.

29Nov2016
Christmas Fiesta for Manos de Amor Children's Home

Amigos de La Cruz

Children from the Manos de Amor Children’s Home will be in attendance as our special guests; they will sing Spanish Christmas songs and will help us break the pinatas!

28Nov2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Bucerias Day Tour, Pet Picnic, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

27Nov2016
Donated Defibrillator by Amigos de La Cruz to Fire Department Saves a Life

Amigos de La Cruz

"Thank you for the support of Harold Sokolove for believing in our work, and to Amigos De La Cruz who donated a defibrillator a few months ago. Today the AED served to save the life of a young man. Thank you!"

28Oct2016
Mystery Location White Welcome Back Party by Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz welcome you to join them in their opening party fundraiser on Tuesday, November 29 to kick off the 2016-2017 season of activities and events in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

28Sep2016
Travelers Pick La Cruz de Huanacaxtle as Mexico's Most Welcoming City

Amigos de La Cruz

Expedia.mx, one of the largest online travel agencies in the world, used their verified rankings and user comments to select the 40 most welcoming cities in Mexico — and the Riviera Nayarit’s La Cruz de Huanacaxtle took first place.

23Sep2016
Remembering Landon Hollander: 'Improving Quality of Life in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle' - and Beyond

Amigos de La Cruz

Nothing feels ‘right’ and there are no correct words when we lose a friend. A part of our tight community has passed away and we are mourning. Landon Hollander promoted La Cruz de Huanacaxtle every chance he could.

18Sep2016
Why Some People Are More Altruistic Than Others

TED Talks

Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts.

17Sep2016
Introducing a New Expat Guide to Living in Mexico

PRWeb

Expats In Mexico is a new online magazine dedicated to the specific needs of expats living in Mexico and aspiring expats who want to call Mexico their home.

04Sep2016
Tribute to Philo at La Cruz Marina Riviera Nayarit

Amigos de La Cruz

Monday, September 5, is the first anniversary of Philo's passing. Friends will get together at Marina La Cruz near where his ashes rest, and where the guitar sculpture made by his dear friend Dudley Douglas is placed as a beautiful tribute to Philo's memory.

13Aug2016
Lina Bureau: Taking Care of La Cruz - Rain or Shine

Amigos de La Cruz

The indefatigable Lina Bureau, Amigos Recycling Queen, is shown here in pictures from this week - cleaning the streets of garbage and recycling plastic bottles.

04Aug2016
'Hearts for Allison' Fundraiser in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

On August 10th, beginning at 3:00 pm there will be an official fundraiser of “Hearts For Allison” sponsored by the North Bay Charity at Britannia Pub in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

27Jul2016
Volunteers Needed by Amigos de La Cruz for Upcoming Winter Season Events

Amigos de La Cruz

We need volunteers to help with planning, coordination and participation in the events so if you can give us just a little or a lot of your time it would be so appreciated.

23Jul2016
Pack a Book Along with the Sunscreen and Tropical Print Shirts!

Amigos de La Cruz

For many students completing grade 6, they and their families will choose not to continue the child's schooling, even though the government has mandatory education through grade 8.

22Jul2016
Sunday Dinner and Updates from Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

The Amigos de La Cruz invite you to join them for the Sunday Dinners in a different venue each week. Read about new business, construction and the La Cruz Summer School update.

19Jul2016
Amigos de La Cruz Helps Shorten the 'Wish List' for Nayarit Fire Department

Amigos de La Cruz

Thanks to Amigos de La Cruz, the paramedics of Proteccion Civil Nayarit, La Cruz station, now have a new rescue tool to help save the lives of residents, workers and tourists, an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

03Jul2016
Time to Register the Kids for Amigos de La Cruz Summer School 2016

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz invites children from 5 to 13 years old to attend Summer School 2016 to be held from July 18 until August 7 at Cetmar.

30May2016
Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Town Meeting for Vallarta-Nayarit

Amigos de La Cruz

The Canadian and US Consular Agencies are teaming up with the office of Bahia de Banderas Civil Protection for a Town Meeting, in English, regarding Hurricane Preparedness and Crisis Management.

17May2016
Three Day Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival Returns to Banderas Bay Beaches

Live Punta Mita

The Wind Festival is returning to Riviera Nayarit! The best national and international kitesurfers will compete in this major event that is becoming a new tradition in Mexico.

15May2016
Surfers and Paddlers from Nayarit Sweep the SUP National Team Competition

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

The surfers and paddlers either from Riviera Nayarit or living there took nearly all the spots on the national team and will be present at the next world championships to be held in Fiji in 2016.

26Apr2016
Support the Seniors in La Cruz with Altuistic Dinner Party 2016

Amigos de La Cruz

The Octopus's Garden is pleased to invite you to the Altuistic Party 2016 with funds raised to support our local Senior Center on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

25Apr2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Karaoke Party, Live Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Mezcal Week, Laser Radial Championships, La Cruz Patron Saint Fest, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

18Apr2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Karaoke Party, Live Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Mezcal Week, Laser Radial Championships, La Cruz Patron Saint Fest, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

18Apr2016
Festival of the Patron Saint of La Cruz and Carnival Parade

Amigos de La Cruz

The annual Festival of the Patron Saint of La Cruz will commence Sunday evening April 24, 2016 with the Opening Celebration Parade. The parade begins at 6:30 and winds through the village, ending at the plaza around 7:00 pm.

06Apr2016
12th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities

PVAngels

This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 8, 2016, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

21Mar2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Spring Jazz Festival, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

15Mar2016
'Sail Away' End of the Season Fundraiser Party by Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Hey, all you amigos and amigas....before you sail or fly or drive away from your winter home please join us for a wonderful, fun-filled PARTY among friends.

07Mar2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Chacala Music Fest, International Regatta, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

07Mar2016
'A Glimpse of the Real Patsy Cline' Dinner Show Fundraiser for La Cruz Kids

Amigos de La Cruz

Join Amigos de La Cruz on March 9, 10 and 11 for an evening of fun at the Dinner Show Fundraisers, a Benefit for FREE 3-week Summer School for the La Cruz children.

29Feb2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Southside Shuffle, Fundraisers, Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

24Feb2016
'My Life as a Fish' Fundraiser for Wayland in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz continue to support Wayland's recovery and have organized "My Life as a Fish" Fundraiser on Saturday, February 27 at 5:30 pm.

22Feb2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Academy Awards Movie Screenings, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Tango Lessons, Art Walk, Fundraisers, Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

20Feb2016
'Girls Night Out' Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Amigos de La Cruz

They all have a motive, they all have opportunity, but it is hard to figure out who could really do it....all and all a great little play, and dinner included.

19Feb2016
La Cruz Environmental Group and Cetmar Unite to Recycle Plastic

Amigos de La Cruz

With a touch of joy, music and dancing, the students crushed 150 kilos of plastic in 3 hours last Saturday. This is a dirty, smelly job, and they help with so much enthusiasm.

08Feb2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Tango Lessons, Art Walk, Fundraisers, Mardi Gras Parade, Live Theater Sayulita, Immigration Forum, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

31Jan2016
Mexican Mojo Fundraiser Fiesta to Benefit Amigos de La Cruz Medical Programs

Amigos de La Cruz

The Mexican Mojo Fiesta on February 10 will delight the audience with Mariachi, Ropers, Folkloric Dancers, Music, Mojo, and all-you-can-eat Philo's famous ribs.

28Jan2016
Pickleball, Anyone? Join the Fun in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong played both indoors or outdoors with a paddle and a plastic ball.

25Jan2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Festival Sayulita, BeefDip Bear Week, Bird Festival, Tango Lessons, Gourmet & Golf Classic, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

18Jan2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Bucerias Festival, Fundraisers, Vallarta Cup, Sobriety Under the Sun, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

14Jan2016
FREE Dental Care for La Cruz Elementary Students

Amigos de La Cruz

The Academy of LDS (Latter Day Saints) dental team is donating their time, materials and services to provide FREE dental care to the children attending the Primary (Elementary School) in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

08Jan2016
Bored with Sitting Around the Pool? Time to Get Involved!

Amigos de La Cruz

Please consider volunteering to assist the Amigos de La Cruz Players presentation of a murder-mystery dinner theatre of Girls' Night Out on February 23, 24, 28 and March 1.

05Jan2016
Lunch and a Fashion Show Benefit for Local Schools in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Fun, Fashions, Fajitas, a Margarita & an Auction with live music by Singer/Guitarist Ivan Antillon on January 19 at Roberto's Restaurant.

31Dec2015
Is Learning to Tango on Your List of New Year's Resolutions?

Amigos de La Cruz

On January 14, 2016 and every Thursday thereafter, Tango classes will be held at Octopus's Garden in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle with Miriam Krashnan and Froyamel Corro.

23Dec2015
From Medicine Hat to Bucerias and Girls' Night Out!

Amigos de La Cruz

Once again this season the Amigos de la Cruz is the sponsoring producer of the ONLY amateur community theatre in the Bay Area. This is our third season, and each year the event raises funds for the Amigos' good works in our community.

17Dec2015
Amigos de La Cruz Provide New Classroom to Help the Kids Read and Write

La Cruz Primary School

It takes a village to educate a child. We are all putting our grain of sand into this project. The children of La Cruz are very lucky to have so many sponsors willing to help them to succeed in their education.

02Dec2015
Auditions for 'Girls Night Out' Murder Mystery by Amigos La Cruz Players

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos La Cruz Players are holding open auditions for our 2016 presentation of Girls Night Out, a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. The script and characters will be tweaked to reflect our local area.

26Nov2015
Tango the Night Away at Amigos de La Cruz Welcome Back Party

Amigos de La Cruz

Join the Amigos de La Cruz on Tuesday, December 1 at Roberto's as we Welcome Back our friends from the frozen north.

11Oct2015
Call for Physical Therapy Volunteers from Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

A year ago Wayland of Octopus Garden fell from a third story roof. This accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. Thanks to a great mental attitude and a determined will to recover Wayland is making a slow but steady recovery.

26Sep2015
Tourist Interaction with Local Communities Spurs Giving, Survey Finds

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

More than half of American travelers said they did volunteer work or donated to a cause at a destination they visited within the last two years, according to Tourism Cares.

16Sep2015
Beach and Arroyo Cleanups Need Some Extra Hands

Amigos de La Cruz

We hope to see you in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle this weekend as we all join together in cleaning our Arroyo on Saturday and Manzanilla Beach on Sunday.

21Aug2015
La Cruz Needs Volunteers for Spay and Neuter Clinic

Amigos de La Cruz

Throughout the year in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, PEACEAnimals visits different communities with their free Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic. They will be visiting La Cruz on August 26-29, 2015.

06Aug2015
The Amigos and the Community Working Together to Beautify La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Thanks to Flamingo’s generous donation of 175 Bougainvillaea plants to the Municipality and the thoughtfulness of Alfredo Jiminez, our highway medians will soon be bursting with color.

24Jul2015
There's Still Space for More Kids at La Cruz Summer Camp

Amigos de La Cruz

Proyecto Verano 2015 OR Summer Project 2015, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, headed by Edgar Duran Duran, started its 3 week summer course of arts, sports, music, ecology and swimming instructions for kids from kindergarten through high school.

17Jul2015
Dance the Night Away at July Happy Hour with Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Get to know the Amigos de La Cruz and your neighbors at the Britannia Pub on Tuesday, July 21st for music, dancing, and Mandy’s mighty tasty pub specials.

13Jul2015
La Cruz Students to be Camp Swimming Instructors

Amigos de La Cruz

Six teenagers in La Cruz took part in an extensive two day beach swimming instructor training course to conduct the swimming instructional lessons for the 100 plus elementary school children that will be attending the day camp this summer.

12Jul2015
Riviera Nayarit Summer Camps for Kids and Teens

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

Art, education, culture and sports are just part of what’s offered to kids this summer in the Riviera Nayarit’s different microdestinations.

09Jul2015
Music, Arts and More Summer Camp for Kids in La Cruz by Edgar Duran Duran

Villa Amor del Mar

The program begins July 20th and will continue for 3 weeks in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Riviera Nayarit. It is open to all ages from kindergarten through high school.

28Jun2015
La Cruz Unites to Make Summer Camp a Reality

Amigos de La Cruz

The six days a week (Monday through Saturday) summer camp for children living in La Cruz is scheduled for three weeks beginning on July 20th. The cost per child for the entire three week period is 50 pesos.

23Jun2015
Town Meeting in La Cruz to Plan for New Community Center

Amigos de La Cruz

A group of people who live in La Cruz have interest in this new project and welcome your insights. Please join the presentation of the project on Saturday, June 27th at 10:00 am at Oso's Oyster bar.

18Jun2015
Grab Your Gloves and Help Amigos de La Cruz Clean the Arroyo

Amigos de La Cruz

The people of La Cruz did such a great job with the arroyo clean up last week that our Delagado, Polo, is arranging another for this Saturday, 20 June.

09Jun2015
Amigos de La Cruz Announce Final Tally From Altruism Festival 2015

Amigos de La Cruz

The Festival keeps getting bigger and better each year. This year, for the first time, the Amigos de La Cruz Environmental Program teamed up with the Medical Program to share the work, the fun and the proceeds.

01Jun2015
You Can Help Send a Child to Summer Camp in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Amigos de La Cruz

The commissioner and local teachers plan to offer the kids of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle a 3 week summer camp costing $3.33 US per child that includes visual, music and physical education emphasizing ecology and environmental love.

21May2015
Get in the Wind at Bucerias Festival del Viento 2015

Inside La Cruz

The Festival De Viento 2015 will kick off with demonstrations in the central Plaza of Bucerias today, with competition running Friday through Sunday and a Saturday stop in La Cruz.

20May2015
Amigos de La Cruz Made it Through Another One!

Amigos de La Cruz

The Altruism Festival keeps getting bigger and better each year. This year, for the first time the Amigos de La Cruz Environmental Program teamed up with the Medical Program to share the work, the fun and the proceeds. And what fun we had!

18May2015
Bucerias Starts Countdown to Festival del Viento in Riviera Nayarit's Wind Capital

Kitesurf Vacation Mexico

Are you ready for the Festival of the Wind 2015? The largest and most important kitesurfing event in Mexico will take place from May 22 to 24 in the Riviera Nayarit.

06May2015
La Cruz Amigos Need Volunteer Member Coordinator

Amigos de La Cruz

Being involved with the Amigos is a super fun way to get to know the community, make new friends and give a little back to the place we know and love as our home, be it winter, summer, or year-round.

24Apr2015
La Cruz Kicks Off Nine Days of Patron Saint Parades & Festivities

Amigos de La Cruz

The annual Festival of the Patron Saint of La Cruz will commence Saturday evening April 25, 2015 with the Opening Celebration Parade at 7:00 pm. Amigos de La Cruz has again been invited to participate and we’ll be there ready to march!

19Apr2015
11th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities

PVAngels

This is the most important altruism event of Vallarta-Nayarit and will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

18Apr2015
Beach & Bay Cleanup on Earth Day in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Join the Amigos de La Cruz in celebrating Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22 with a full agenda of events including Beach and Bay cleanups followed by the Beach Bon-Fire Celebration.

13Apr2015
Zombies Invade La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in Riviera Nayarit

Amigos de La Cruz

Nine runners started the race with their lives (represented by streamers attached to their waists) fluttering behind them as they did their best to evade the five zombies who were hot in pursuit.

03Apr2015
Enter as a Runner or Zombie at 5K Fun Race by Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Join Amigos de La Cruz in this fun event on April 11. Enter as a Runner and evade all the Zombies to finish with all your "lives" intact. Enter as a Zombie and steal as many Runner’s "lives" as you can.

28Mar2015
An Afternoon Chat with Polo, the New Delegado of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Amigos de La Cruz

My first question for Polo was "what the heck is a Delegado?" I learned that a Delegado is elected to office for a period of 3 years in which he/she serves as an observer, facilitator and mediator.

21Mar2015
Wastewater Collection and Treatment for La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Amigos de La Cruz

Once again, the Amigos de La Cruz would like to thank Walt Mintkeski, professional Environmental Engineer from Portland, Oregon for his informative and educational updates on our local wastewater treatment system.

17Mar2015
Amigos de La Cruz Environmental Committee Needs Help in 'Cleaning Up Their Act'

Amigos de La Cruz

Recycling is as important to me as I’m sure it is to you. Since the 1950’s those of us from Canada and the US have become aware of the harmful effects of plastics in our oceans, rivers and lakes.

16Mar2015
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Fundraisers, Film Fest, Whodunit Mystery Theater, What a Drag, Children's Circus, Paws for the Cause, Chamber Orchestra, Farmers Markets almost every day, and so much more.

25Feb2015
Murder, Mayhem and Green Marshmallow Salad Whodunit in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Come join in the fun of sleuthing who the murderer is while enjoying dinner with friends and the cast of The Amigos de La Cruz Players as they present this Whodunit on March 17 & 18, 2015.

17Feb2015
Annual Fundraiser for La Cruz Senior Center by Philo's

Amigos de La Cruz

This will be a fun evening for a great cause featuring All You Eat Ribs, Music, Entertainment and Raffle Prizes. Join us at Philo's Bar in La Cruz on March 4 and support our senior citizens.

05Feb2015
Wandering With Watercolors - La Cruz: A Fishing Village in Transition

Amigos de La Cruz

Muriel has created a small book of her favorite works depicting the character, charm and growth of La Cruz. 100% of book sales will go directly to the Medical Assistance Program to purchase medications, supplies and medically related transportation.

12Jan2015
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Jamboree Benefit, Roots Gourmet Festival, Sayulita Festival, Garden Club Meeting, Fashion Show Fundraiser, Farmers Markets every day, the Voice of Vallarta and so much more.

03Jan2015
Amigos de La Cruz Medical Assistance Program Jamboree Benefit

Amigos de La Cruz

What could be better than knowing that your ticket purchase supports the Amigos Medical Program in its efforts to meet the medical needs of our friends and neighbors? Join us on January 13.

16Dec2014
Attention Cruisers and Land-Dwellers! Health Care Info Presentation in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Pamela Thompson and Pamela Bendall will present healthcare information including SkyMed - an emergency evacuation service. Join us on Friday, December 19 in the VIP Lounge of Marina de La Cruz.

14Dec2014
What Do Those Rascals at Amigos de La Cruz Have up Their Sleeve?

Amigos de La Cruz

Take part in upcoming events & activities with Amigos de La Cruz. Enter the Adopt A Highway Contest or volunteer as actors, crew, costumes, props, back stage, or front of house for the upcoming Mystery Theatre Whodunit in March.

18Nov2014
Fourth Annual Taste of La Cruz for 2015

InsideLaCruz

The previous three events were phenomenal successes attracting thousands of visitors to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and the Marina Riviera Nayarit. Join us on January 24, 2015 for this fun expo/fair.

14Nov2014
Welcome Back Party for Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Join the Amigos de La Cruz on Wednesday, December 3 at Roberto’s Xocotatl as we Welcome Back our friends from the frozen north. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes.

03Oct2014
Join Amigos de La Cruz for Fried Chicken Dinner

Amigos de La Cruz

Charlie's Place opens at 6:00 pm and the 130 peso dinner of finger lickin' good fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans will start around 7:00. Count me in!

12Jul2014
Amigos de La Cruz Asks "Do You Have a Big Heart and a Little Time?"

Amigos de La Cruz

Over the years the Medical Assistance Program has helped numerous clients, mostly children, obtain surgeries, medications and transportation to medical specialists in Guadalajara and Mexico City.

02Jul2014
Amigos de La Cruz Continue to Support the Wayland Recovery Fund

Amigos de La Cruz

Whether you can help financially or not, Wayland and Aruna of Octopus' Garden in La Cruz sincerely thank you again; for your past assistance and for your continued good vibrations, prayers, and loving support.

30Jun2014
The Amigos de La Cruz Happy Meal & BYOB

Amigos de La Cruz

Oh, those Amigos - always looking for something different. Well, we found it. Instead of a Happy Hour, our hungry tummies told us that we should have a Happy Meal. Join us on Thursday, July 10 at Las Flautas.

25Jun2014
Volunteers Needed in La Cruz With Physical Therapy Background

Amigos de La Cruz

Do you have a Physical Therapy background? Are you looking for something meaningful to do this Summer? Amigos de La Cruz is asking for volunteers to help with Wayland's recovery.

07Jun2014
La Cruz Amigos - Let's Clean The Arroyo!

Amigos de La Cruz

Let's protect our birds, fish and the environment by getting it done before the rain washes all that plastic and other debris into the ocean. Hans is bringing the garage bags, beer, water, and soda. It sounds like fun too!

26May2014
Wandering With Watercolors in La Cruz - A Fishing Village In Transition

Amigos de La Cruz

One hundred percent of your 300 peso donation will go directly to the Medical Assistance Program (formerly called the Friendship Club) to purchase medications, supplies and medically related transportation for the underserved in La Cruz.

16May2014
Community Benefit for Wayland Recovery Fund at Philo's in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

The community is joining together to hold a Benefit For Wayland to help them get through this difficult time. They are facing mounting expenses and need our help! Join us on May 23 for an evening of fun and music for a great cause.

25Apr2014
A Reminder & Where to Get Your Altruism Festival Tickets Early and Save

Amigos de La Cruz

Don’t miss this very upbeat, wonderful evening of food, friendship and fun on May 4, with all proceeds divided equally among the 20 charities. Tickets, which include food, drinks and entertainment, cost just 350 pesos in advance or 450 pesos at the gate.

21Apr2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Tom Coster Concert at VYC, Earth Day Bird Walk & Screening, Fandango at Teatro Vallarta, Women's Circle Retreat, and a lot more.

20Apr2014
Bird Walk for Earth Day in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Amigos de La Cruz

What better way to spend your morning than in celebration of our amazing environment and all of its many beautiful creatures? Join Kathleen & Hans in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in Riviera Nayarit on April 22.

14Apr2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the new Street Taco Tour, Fandango at Teatro Vallarta, Luna Rumba at PCC, La Gorda at The Palm, Farmers Market in La Cruz, and a lot more.

27Mar2014
Amigos de La Cruz 'Cut The Ribbon' for School's New Bathrooms

Amigos de La Cruz

The building of new bathrooms project at Juan Escutia School was a community project that started almost 2 years ago and finally, after a lot of hard work and dedication; the work is done, the keys have been turned over and the ribbon has been cut.

10Mar2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including Adult Bingo Fundraiser, Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars in La Cruz, Spencer Day at No Way Jose!, Lorna Luft, Just Desserts Who-Dun-It, and a lot more.

08Mar2014
Latin Night Performances at Roberto's in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

InsideLaCruz

Xocolatl by Roberto’s will be inaugurating Una Noche Latina on Sunday March 9th. There will be live music at 7:00 pm with Cuban-inspired Havy Rodriguez and dancing by Lilly Alcantara. Bring your dancing shoes…

04Mar2014
'The Little School That Could' in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Our classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Anyone wishing to view us at work is welcome. The School is open every year from January through March. We can always use donated supplies if you can help.

03Mar2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Charro Carnival, Blond Gypsies, Simply Barbra, Meet the Author, Just Desserts Who-Dun-It, PV Birding Fest, Cheerleader Championship, SUP Classic, and a lot more.

24Feb2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Flower & Garden Show, Bourbon Street Barbeque Fundraiser, Charro Championships, Academy Awards Movie Screenings, Gala Oscar Awards Party, and a lot more.

17Feb2014
Tickets On Sale for Just Desserts Who-Dun-It in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Amigos de La Cruz

With a star-studded local cast and crew, this comedic who-dun-it is sure to fill the audience with food and drink, laughter and intrigue. Even better - we're giving you 4 opportunities to join in the fun.

15Feb2014
Voices Of The Children 'Magic Dinner' to Benefit La Cruz Open Air Library

Amigos de La Cruz

The Biblioteca al Aire Libre (Open Air Library) in La Cruz has just announced a 'Magic Dinner' fundraiser featuring Mexican food and live music at the Restaurant La Glorieta de Enrique on Tuesday, February 25, at 6:30 pm.

12Feb2014
Luna Rumba & Ribs at La Cruz Senior Center Benefit

Amigos de La Cruz

On Wednesday, February 26th at 7:00 pm, Philo's Bar/Restaurant & Music Club will host a fundraising benefit for the La Cruz Senior Center (Tercer Edad) featuring All You Eat Eat Ribs, Music, Entertainment and Raffle Prizes.

04Feb2014
Single Mother of Five Needs Help in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Amigos de La Cruz

If there is anything you can do to help this single mother of five children living in extreme poverty, they could really use your assistance. The family is currently living in a shelter without solid walls. They have nothing.

03Feb2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week. The Armi Grano Concert Fundraiser, Amor & Exile, Los Bambinos, the Blond Gypsies, the Guayabitos Art Festival, Adult Bingo, and a lot more.

30Jan2014
Join Amigos de La Cruz for Friday Happy Hour at Roberto's Xocolatl

Amigos de La Cruz

Don't miss this great opportunity to watch the colors of the La Cruz sunset from the best view in the Bay then kick up your heels to polish your skills at Salsa Dancing. Join us on February 7.

28Jan2014
Let's Help the Kids by Building a Playground in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Amigos de La Cruz

Check out this mini documentary about the kids in La Cruz! It features 10 local kids who talk about what they think about school, living in La Cruz, the world, where they play and more.

25Jan2014
Amigos de La Cruz Jammin' January Jamboree at Philo's

Amigos de La Cruz

Join the Amigos for a jammin' good time on January 29 at 7:00 pm. Your donation ticket includes all-you-can-eat ribs, live music, raffles, dancing and much more. We guarantee an evening of fun for a great cause.

21Jan2014
Taste of La Cruz a Huge Success with Record Crowds and Tons of Smiles

InsideLaCruz

Now that the dust has more or less settled and much needed day of rest and football has transpired, it's time to recap Saturday's wonderful La Cruz event. The attendance was just shy of 1,100; an increase of almost 25% from last year.

15Jan2014
Reminder for Taste of La Cruz This Weekend

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

The largest and best-equipped marina in all of the Mexican Pacific will play host to 25 restaurants as they offer visitors and locals alike a taste of the Riviera Nayarit's gastronomy on Saturday, January 18.

06Jan2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Free Real Estate & Loan Seminar, Leslie Walker in Show Pony, the Elvis Birthday Bash, Farmers Markets, Mystery Theatre Auditions, Whale Watching Festival and more.

04Jan2014
Casting Call & Volunteers Needed for Amigos de La Cruz Mystery Dinner Theatre

Amigos de La Cruz

Calling all actors, wanna be actors, stage hands and Amigos. March is going to be spectacular! LaDonna and Bub Schmidt have graciously offered to coordinate a Mystery Dinner Theatre. Auditions will be held on January 10.

28Dec2013
Party 'til the Burros Come Home at Amigos de La Cruz Happy Hour

Amigos de La Cruz

Join the Amigos de La Cruz monthly Happy Hour on Friday, January 3, at 5:30. Casa Hule is offering – get this; 3 for 50 pesos beer!!! Reduced price wine and pizza by the slice will also be available along with the regular menu.

18Dec2013
Taste of La Cruz T-Shirts on Sale for Christmas Giving

InsideLaCruz

Just in time for Christmas! For that special someone who wants to wear their love of La Cruz - why not give them a custom-designed, pre-event, signed-by-the-model (if you’d like), Taste of La Cruz T-Shirt?!

09Dec2013
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Savor & Musik Fest in La Cruz, Lady of Guadalupe Festival, Shades of the Blues, Farmers Markets, A Chorus Line, PV Jazz Allstars, PV Men's Chorus and more.

08Dec2013
Spend the Week at Savor & Musik Festival in La Cruz

InsideLaCruz

The week of fabulous food and music will kick off on December 9 at the roundabout in La Cruz and continue nightly with four different groups in four different restaurants. Sunday will complete the week's festivities with a day-long music fest in the Plaza.

06Dec2013
Takin' It To The Streets in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

InsideLaCruz

Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday three different volunteers work 2 hours in La Cruz cleaning streets, sidewalks, lots and school grounds as well as painting, landscaping and other functions identified by the local coordinator and La Cruz's delegado.

02Dec2013
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Lady of Guadalupe Festival, PuRR Project Kitty Bingo, Funny Bones Fundraiser, Chili Cook-Off & Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and lots more.

01Dec2013
Every Hour is Happy Hour When You're an Amigo de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

We will meet at the fabulous Frascati Ristorante on Friday, December 6, where they will be offering 15% off beverages and 3 tasty appetizer selections for 35 pesos each or a complete three course meal for 195 pesos.

25Nov2013
Amigos de La Cruz Announce Membership Drive for 2013-2014 Season

Amigos de La Cruz

As a reminder, Amigos depends on you. We rely on memberships, fundraisers and other donations for operating funds. These funds are used for street cleaning, the maintenance of our recycling program and purchase of the blue garbage cans.

19Nov2013
Sponsor a Woman at the Helm!

Amigos de La Cruz

I was excited to sit down with these two young women who have life-long dreams of obtaining their Capitana designations. Dayana Chavez and Maria-Luisa Martinez have a long road ahead completing the remainder of this year at Cetmar, followed by 4 years of nautical school.

11Nov2013
Funny Bones Fundraiser at YaYa's in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Join the Funny Bones Committee on December 3rd to raise funds for the Peace Animals free spay and neuter clinic in La Cruz. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Mexican Posada style buffet, music and live auction while supporting this great cause.

02Nov2013
"Let's Get The Party Started" Cocktail Party to Benefit Accion en La Cruz

InsideLaCruz

How do you know that High Season has finally arrived? When you have to start checking your calendar to find out if you can go to a great event? Better add this one right now: Wednesday, November 13th.

30Oct2013
Sunday Farmer's Market in La Cruz Reopens for Fourth Season

InsideLaCruz

Known as Mercado Huanacaxtle, The Sunday Farmer's Market in La Cruz will start their fourth season on Sunday, November 3, 2013. This Artisan Products Market will again be held on the premises of Marina Rivera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

28Oct2013
November Events and Season Opening Party at Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Join the Amigos de La Cruz on Friday, November 22, for the first event of the year. Tickets are on sale now! Share the fun as we party the night away at Oso's Oyster Bar at the Marina del Mar.

09Oct2013
Registration Now Open for Participants in Third Annual Taste of La Cruz

InsideLaCruz

The Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle has officially opened registration for the 3rd Annual Taste of La Cruz to be held Saturday, January 18, 2014, on the Malecon of the La Cruz Marina and with live music in the central Xiriki Amphitheater.

06Oct2013
Sponsor a Child to Learn Reiki Energy Skills in Bucerias

Bucerias Bilingual Community Center

Flor feels that many children in our area suffer from family dysfunction, aggression, abuse and need tools and skills to protect themselves in a non-combative way and by learning to love and heal themselves and their troubled family member(s).

14Sep2013
Mark Your Calendars for Third Annual Taste of La Cruz

InsideLaCruz

Visitors enjoy the festival atmosphere, delicious food and drink and the variety of intriguing businesses and entrepreneurs in such an impressive venue, all the while grooving to the music. Save the date of January 18, 2014.

03Sep2013
A New FACE For Taste of La Cruz

InsideLaCruz

Preparations for the January 2014 TASTE OF LA CRUZ started early this year as a result of the decision to sell logo T Shirts at the event. The obvious choice for our official "face" was the Queen of La Cruz, Edna Cornejo Ovalle.

01Sep2013
'Support for Schools' Project Donates Computer to Elementary School in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

The donation was part of the Amigos Support For Schools Project, which in past years has donated several computers and most recently has given support and donations towards the construction of a badly needed bathroom.

27Aug2013
Action for Food Dinner Fundraiser in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

This is NOT a dinner meeting, lecture or talk; just an opportunity for the few of us who are holding down the fort in La Cruz to get together and have some fun for a good cause. Join us at Oso's Oyster Bar on August 31.

18Aug2013
Fill the Corners of Your Suitcase to Support Your Amigos in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos would like to help you prepare for a generous and happy return to La Cruz. As you are getting ready for your trip, please consider the following suggestions in packing some extra items much needed by our community.

16Aug2013
Continuation of 'Action for Food' Program in La Cruz Depends on You

Amigos de La Cruz

This is the only program in La Cruz that offers a self-empowering means for residents to provide for their families. This program is 100% privately funded and depends on you, the supporters and enthusiasts of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle for its continuation.

04Aug2013
Join Us For A Special Dinner in La Cruz

InsideLaCruz

This is not a benefit, not a meeting, it’s just our way of helping a new local biz and give you a great deal at the same time. During these slow summer months, we need to help local business as much as possible. Join us August 8.

25Jul2013
Tip One Back For Jimmy!

Amigos de La Cruz

The Amigos de La Cruz lost a good friend and champion graffiti eradicator on July 16. Jimmy gave it his all, but lost his battle with prostate cancer with dignity and grace. Join us on July 26 to tip one back and share our memories.

18Jul2013
Action for Food Charity Project Fundraiser in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

InsideLaCruz

What to do in the dead of summer with seemingly nothing new going on? Roberto's Xocolatl Restaurant is teaming with Accion En La Cruz to present a specially priced dinner to help raise funds for the Action for Food Project on July 27.

16Jul2013
Hard Work Pays Off For The La Cruz Open Air Library

Amigos de La Cruz

With the new mobile library, Sergio and Angelica could always make use of additional donations. Needed items are cash for supplies and upgrades, and books - lots of books in English and Spanish for all levels of readers.

01Jul2013
Afternoon Tea in La Cruz With Kathleen Dobek of Cooking in Mexico

Amigos de La Cruz

Recently I had the pleasure of sharing tea (iced – imagine that!) with Kathleen Dobek and learning a little about her fascinating life and the "old days" of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

15Jun2013
Back to the Future! Action in La Cruz Takes It To The Streets Again

InsideLaCruz

Throughout all of this stumbling, one thing remained as a constant: Everyone we spoke with voiced incredible support and hope for the continuation of the self-empowering program that allows locals in need to provide for their families with dignity and pride.

12Jun2013
Funds from this Year's Altruism Festival Received by Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz announces the receipt of 27,091 pesos for their participation in this year's Annual Altruism Festival sponsored by CasaMagna Marriott in Marina Vallarta and our American Consulate, Kelly Trainor.

05Jun2013
Come Meet Your Neighbors and Help La Cruz Clean Up Before the Rainy Season

InsideLaCruz

This is another step in the right direction for our Delegado who has expressed the desire to make La Cruz de Huanacaxtle the cleanest pueblo in the Bahia de Banderas. Bring gloves & lawn bags and join us on June 9.

01Jun2013
Moving Sale to Benefit Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Don’t miss this great opportunity to help the Amigos de La Cruz and pick up some quality items for yourself. Jim Keil is moving back to the US and will make a donation to the Amigos for everything he sells from June 1 - 10.

31May2013
What Exactly is a Huanacaxtle?

InsideLaCruz

Huanacaxtle is one of the region's larger and more impressive trees. A large cross of its wood once stood at the entrance of the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

18May2013
Tapas Cocktail Party for Accion En La Cruz

InsideLaCruz

La Cruz’s “hidden culinary gem,” Casiano’s (formerly Il Violli) will host a special Cocktail & Tapas Party to benefit the Accion En La Cruz program on Wednesday May 29th at 6:30 PM.

15May2013
Early Results From the 9th Annual Altruism Festival in Puerto Vallarta

Amigos de La Cruz - PuRR Project

Amigos de La Cruz and PuRR Project give us an early preview into the grand success of this year's Annual Altruism Festival sponsored by CasaMagna Marriott in Marina Vallarta and our American Consulate, Kelly Trainor.

07May2013
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Patron Saint Fiestas End With A Bang

InsideLaCruz

The nine days of celebration (not recommended for the faint of heart) culminated with a splendid evening of Folklorico Ballet from both the Bucerias and La Cruz troups with plenty of music, dancing, food, drink and fun.

03May2013
History and Updates About the Potable and Waste Water in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Amigos de La Cruz

As the town of La Cruz grew in population after the addition of the Marina, steps had to be taken to ensure sufficient potable water for the citizens and also increases in capacity for disposal of the wastewater.

27Apr2013
Coming Together in La Cruz To Celebrate the Kids for Children's Day

InsideLaCruz

While the 30th is the official Children's Day, Mike & Angel will have a special breakfast for the children of the local Primary School featuring pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and chocolate milk at Oso's at the Mercado del Mar.

19Apr2013
Updates and Schedule for Patron Saint Festival in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

InsideLaCruz

Thursday, April 25, will open the Fiestas Patronales. The Festival begins with a float parade through town beginning at 6:00 pm, the presentation of the contestants for May Festivals Homecoming Queen and features live music in the Plaza.

19Apr2013
Microfestival Fundraiser with Tatewari at Octopus's Garden

Amigos de La Cruz

Come join us Saturday, April 20, at the Octopus's Garden Cafe in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle for a Microfestival Fundraiser. Open mic, local art exhibition, auction, raffle, poetry reading and Tatewari as our featured musicians.

16Apr2013
Charities Announced to Benefit from Vallarta's 2013 Altruism Festival

U.S. Consular Agency Vallarta

Twenty-four of our local charity and non-profit organizations in Banderas Bay have been announced to participate and benefit from Puerto Vallarta's largest fundraising event of the year to take place on Sunday, May 5.

14Apr2013
2013 Festival of the Patron Saint Announced by Amigos de La Cruz

InsideLaCruz

Starting on April 25th, and extending for nine days, the whole town celebrates while the bells in the small church toll, and the streets are filled with stands that offer food and traditional games, and the sky is painted with the colors of fireworks.

10Apr2013
Recycling of Plastics to Continue in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

The Amigos of La Cruz and Bucerias got together to address the urgent issue surrounding the discontinuation of the PEACE recycling program and thanks to resident Steve Cross, a temporary solution is in place.

09Apr2013
9th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 24 Local Charities

PVAngels

This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

02Apr2013
Star Studded Fundraiser Event for Cancer Treatments

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz invites you to a fun filled evening to raise funds for Lupe Chavez Rios, who needs expensive cancer treatments. Join us on April 10 for the all-you-can-eat fish fry with performances by our favorite local artists.

28Mar2013
Amigos de La Cruz Dinner Meeting to Talk Trash

InsideLaCruz

It was confirmed this week that the recycling pickup service that had been provided by PEACE to both La Cruz and Bucerias is being eliminated as a result of major changes at PEACE. We welcome you to attend our dinner meeting on April 2 to discuss options.

23Mar2013
Some Good Advice if You're Driving a Foreign Plated Car in Mexico

Amigos de La Cruz

It's been recommended for years that drivers keep a copy of Article 106 in their car, but it looks like it's becoming more important than ever if you are driving a vehicle with a Temporary Import Permit.

14Mar2013
Chase the Pot of Gold at the Amigos St. Patrick's Fiesta

Amigos de La Cruz

The Bar Games, Steeplechase and music are guaranteed to turn us all into leaping, laughing leprechauns loudly shouting "Eirinn go brach." Donation tickets will support the Amigos de La Cruz school, street and recycling programs.

12Mar2013
Meet La Cruz' Delagado, Angel Alberto Garcia de Haro

Amigos de La Cruz

What does a Delagado do? It is an elected three year term of town management involved with conserving the peace and order of the community, helping families in need, infrastructure issues of potable water, repairing and building new streets, environmental issues and a lot more.

10Mar2013
Philo's Bar to Host All-You-Can-Eat Ribs Benefit For The Senior Center

Amigos de La Cruz

Proceeds from your 200 peso ticket donation will be used to provide funds for the expense of operating the Senior Center for this upcoming year. In addition to all those great ribs, there will be music, entertainment and a 50/50 raffle.

08Mar2013
Amigos de La Cruz Voted to Cancel Funding in Action For Food Program

InsideLaCruz

As you may have heard by now, funding previously provided by Amigos De La Cruz for the Action For Food (formerly called Work For Food) program in La Cruz was eliminated by vote this last Tuesday at a meeting of the Amigos Board.

04Mar2013
It Was A Funtastic Funanza Fundraiser!

Amigos de La Cruz

Everyone had a blast at the Amigos de La Cruz Funanza Fundraiser. Throw in 28 raffle prizes and some of the best ribs ever, the event was a success to the tune of 28,200 + pesos which will be used to support the Amigos many programs including recycling, street cleaning, and help to our local schools!

28Feb2013
New Walk-in Clinic in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Amigos de La Cruz

Wow! Life in La Cruz just keeps getting better and better! Not only do we now have 2 more great physicians in town but they also both speak English! Get your medication at your door with the Pharmacy Delivery Service.

24Feb2013
The Action For Food Program Needs Your Help

Amigos de La Cruz

We now find ourselves facing a situation in La Cruz in which we will no longer be able to continue our recycling and garbage programs, help for the schools, or street cleaning program, if we continue funding the Action For Food Program.

21Feb2013
Bathroom Project Nearing Completion at La Cruz Elementary School

Amigos de La Cruz

The Bathroom Project for La Escuela Primaria Emiliano Zapata (Primary School) on Calle Coral in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is nearing completion thanks to the dedication of Amigo John Moss. They need your help to finish the job.

19Feb2013
Octopus's Garden to Host Fashion Show Benefit in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Half of the profits will go to support La Cruz's Open Air Library, which brings children together through books, art, educational materials and extracurricular activities and strives to cultivate intelligent, self-directed young adults.

15Feb2013
Questions & Answers on New Laws from Immigration/Customs Presentation

Amigos de La Cruz

Thanks to Amigos de La Cruz, we present the list of questions and answers from the February 13 Town Meeting by Vallarta's US Consular, in conjunction with the Immigration and Customs Agencies, in English and Spanish.

13Feb2013
Amigos de La Cruz Invites You to the February Funanza Fundraiser

Amigos de La Cruz

If you've been to a benefit at Philo's in the past, you already know how to kick up your heels and party – if you've never been, then it's about time you joined us for the fun. Mark your calendar for February 27.

05Feb2013
It Was Standing Room Only at the Friends For Jimmy Fundraiser

Amigos de La Cruz

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out to the fundraiser on January 30th for Jimmy Lennon. Together we raised nearly 76,000 pesos to assist Jimmy and Karen with tremendous medical expenses!

18Jan2013
Second Annual Taste of La Cruz Earns Over 36,000 Pesos for Charities

InsideLaCruz

We figured to see more folks this year at the second installation. And we did, BUT this time we sold tickets so there is a clear record of how many people passed along the Malecon on Saturday afternoon and that number is 806.

15Jan2013
'Friends For Jimmy' Fundraiser to Fight Cancer

Amigos de La Cruz

Most if not all of you know Amigos Jimmy Lennon and Karen Cope. They have worked tirelessly and at their own expense at times for the betterment of La Cruz and Bucerias for many years. Well, now they need our help as soon as possible.

08Jan2013
Update for 2nd Annual 'Taste of La Cruz' With Extended Hours & Benefit Charities

Taste of La Cruz

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.

31Dec2012
La Cruz Receives End-of-the-Year Spiffing Up

Amigos de La Cruz

In Riviera Nayarit, 8 beach towns have been identified for the program. In addition to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, clean ups are taking place in San Pancho, Sayulita, Los Alaya, Rincon de Guyabitos, La Penita, San Blas and Santiago.

16Dec2012
A Taste of La Cruz 2013 Fundraiser

InsideLaCruz

The 2013 Taste of La Cruz will feature a unique blend of businesses, services, restaurants and musicians from throughout the Bahia de Banderas and Riviera Nayarit supporting the Junior Sailing Program and PEACE Action for Food.

03Dec2012
Winter Activity Camp For Kids During Holiday Recess

Amigos de La Cruz

After the resounding success of the Summer School Program, the Amigos de La Cruz has decided to sponsor a Winter School activity camp for the kids of all ages in La Cruz from December 28 through January 5.

01Dec2012
La Cruz Christmas Cocktail Party Benefit to Support the Children

InsideLaCruz

This project will provide much needed bathroom facilities at the school started in July and this benefit will raise monies to make the push for completion of the project. Plan on an evening of fun, music, food & drink at Sandzibar on December 19.

10Nov2012
La Cruz Party in the Plaza a Huge Success

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

This event showcased restaurants, musicians, artists and businesses from throughout Banderas Bay and Riviera Nayarit. The Bay's top restaurants offered their signature dishes for sale.

05Nov2012
Beta Sigma Phi Wine and Cheese Benefit for Operation Warmth

InsideLaCruz.com

This special event helps provide blankets and warm clothing for our neighbors in need. The 300 peso ticket donation includes a door prize, a wonderful selection of hor d'oeuvres, as well as wine, beer and music.

25Oct2012
Can You Help Our Young Sailors Get to Acapulco Competition?

InsideLaCruz.com

The Acapulco Yacht Club will stage the 17th Annual Copa Aaron Saenz Regatta. Ten local children, ages 10 – 13, members of the Children’s Sailing Program from La Cruz will be entered in this competition IF and only IF we can help them get there.

13Oct2012
Sunday Farmer's Market in La Cruz Reopens for Third Season

Amigos de La Cruz

More than a hundred producers of food, jewelry, textiles, handicrafts and art prints are ready with their wares in the beautiful Market setting by the sea, surrounded by palm trees, bougainvillea, live music and lots of good vibes.

02Oct2012
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Party in the Plaza

InsideLaCruz.com

This event, like the highly successful Taste of La Cruz in July, will showcase restaurants, musicians, artists and businesses from throughout the Bahia de Banderas and the Riviera Nayarit. Attendance is expected in excess of a thousand attendees.

01Oct2012
Amigos de La Cruz Welcome Back Beach Party

Amigos de La Cruz

The Amigos de La Cruz invite you to help kick off their 2012-2013 season to rejoin old friends and make new friends on Friday, November 16, at Cesar's Restaurant. Plus, this is a fundraiser in support of Recycling, Action For Food and other important Amigos projects. Come early for an afternoon swim.

18Sep2012
INM Announces New Location of Immigration Office in Nuevo Vallarta

Amigos de La Cruz

The National Institute of Immigration wishes to inform the general public that the local office of the INM, currently located in Bucerias, will be moving this week to its new offices in Nuevo Vallarta.

12Sep2012
Fundraiser to Raise the Roof for La Cruz School

InsideLaCruz.com

On Friday, September 14, a benefit will be held at Philo's to raise funds for the bathroom construction project at our local primary school. The project is now in "Phase Four" which involves putting on the new roof of the structure.

12Sep2012
Buy a Bin for Amigos Recycling Program

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz is asking for your help in obtaining recycling bins. For only 500 pesos, you can supply them with a bin which can feature a message, a company or personal logo, or it can be anonymous with the Amigos logo.

05Sep2012
Documentary TV Series About Mexico Safety

Virtual Vallarta

The series will offer quality advice and objective information for tourists and people who wish to retire in Mexico. The first episode about La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in Banderas Bay is finished and will be broadcast in the US and Canada. You can watch the video here.

30Aug2012
No Reason to be Bored This Weekend in Vallarta

PVAngels

The "Action for Food" Drive begins this weekend, we have a new imported food store for you to check out, find some treasures at the farmers market, help PEACE clean the beaches, spend the weekend in La Cruz and attend or participate in the Regatta or the Volkswagen Festival.

29Aug2012
Amigos Dinner Meeting Combines With Opening of NFL Football Season

Amigos de La Cruz

The September Amigos de La Cruz Dinner Meeting will be held on a special day this month, Wednesday, September 5, to celebrate the opening of the NFL Football Season. In conjunction with the September Food Drive, 50 pesos from each ticket sold will go to the Action for Food project.

27Aug2012
Club Volkswagen Presents the Riviera Nayarit VW Festival

InsideLaCruz.com

The Volkswagen Festival is a non-profit event for VW lovers who appreciate the originality of the VW Bug and enjoy the mutual pursuit of this hobby with family and friends. The weekend festival will begin with a VW caravan on Saturday, September 1, a gala celebration and welcome dinner.

22Aug2012
Communities United in "Action for Food" Drive

Vallarta Yacht Club

The Vallarta Yacht Club will be helping hungry families survive this time through a united North Bay effort led by the non-profit organization PEACE. The "Action for Food" drive is collecting dry food donations September 1-30, 2012.

21Aug2012
La Cruz Hosts Weekend Regatta, September 1-2

livepuntamita.com

Even if you are not a participant, a day at the Yacht Club watching the regatta action is a great way to spend a late summer weekend. Trophies will be awarded to the winners in all categories.

15Aug2012
PEACE Joins Amigos for August Business Meeting

Amigos de La Cruz

The Amigos de La Cruz will hold our regular business meeting on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, beginning at 7:00 pm at Octopus Restaurant/Hikuri on Coral Street in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, with special guest speaker Molly Fisher from PEACE.

02Aug2012
Eight Must-Do Weekend Events in Puerto Vallarta

PVAngels

Support the Open Air Library with an all-you-can-eat barbeque, visit Vallarta Botanical Gardens for the theatrical presentation by the Terra Firma Summer Campers, visit the Co-op Market, attend the Writers Group Meeting, walk or bike on Sunday at Via Recreactiva, and lots more.

31Jul2012
Amigos de La Cruz Website Needs an Editor

Amigos de La Cruz

As Editor, you will have a chance to be part of the dynamic Amigos team and share in our support of the La Cruz community. This is not a time-consuming position and does not require a full-time resident.

26Jul2012
What's Up for the Weekend in Puerto Vallarta

PVAngels

Enjoy a great variety of fun things to do this weekend in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Who said it was the "slow" season here?

25Jul2012
4th Annual Junior Fishing Tournament in La Cruz

InsideLaCruz.com

Competing for the many prizes will be two different age groups of ages 4-8 years old and 9-12 years old. The tournament is open to all children in the area and the entry is free. Join the fun on Sunday, July 29.

22Jul2012
Tickets on Sale Now for Open Air Library BBQ

Amigos de La Cruz

Philo's Restaurant in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle will host the fundraiser to benefit the Open Air Library on Friday, August 3. Come and enjoy all you can eat BBQ ribs and/or chicken to give the children of La Cruz a lifetime of joy through learning.

19Jul2012
Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Puerto Vallarta

PVAngels

Even though we are in the Summer season here in Puerto Vallarta, there are still plenty of events and activities going on to keep our locals and tourists occupied and having fun.

18Jul2012
Amigos de La Cruz Summer School Needs Volunteers

Amigos de La Cruz

Rod is looking for some help from Amigos members with the outings on Fridays, the 20th and 27th of July. These outings are respectively to the Turtle Camp in Nuevo Vallarta, and to the Crocodile Camp in Boca de Tomates, and he needs about five more adults to keep an eye on the kids.

17Jul2012
Status of New La Cruz to Punta Mita Highway

Vallarta Opina

The work has been long-awaited by the inhabitants of the area. This four lane highway will solve the demands of motorists and the many daily commuters between La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta Mita, plus a great convenience for the locals and tourists.

14Jul2012
La Cruz Open Air Library Needs Your Help

Amigos de La Cruz

In order to continue this wonderful program the library needs our support. With very little time and/or expense you can give these kids a lifetime of joy through education and knowledge.

12Jul2012
House Hunters International Filming in La Cruz

InsideLaCruz.com

The HGTV series, House Hunters International, which follows couples throughout the world who seek relocation or vacation options in housing, was in La Cruz last Thursday gathering footage for a special Riviera Nayarit edition to be aired soon.

07Jul2012
A New Life, a Second Chance, in La Cruz

Live and Invest Overseas

Chris and Cindy Bouchard have moved from Vancouver, Canada, to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to reinvent their lives and to start a new business.

04Jul2012
A Taste of La Cruz Summer Food and Wine Fest

InsideLaCruz.com

Enjoy a stroll through the newly renovated Plaza Benito Juarez and enjoy the people, the music, the food and atmosphere of the REAL Mexico, La Cruz style, on Saturday, July 21. Proceeds go to the Work for Food Program.

30Jun2012
4th of July Full Moon Paddleboard & Kayak Rally in La Cruz

InsideLaCruz.com

The Marina Riviera Nayarit and PV Sailing will host a special Full Moon Rally AND Independence Day (Canadian and US) Celebration at the Marina La Cruz on Wednesday, July 4, at 7:00 pm.

11May2012
Riviera Nayarit Hosts National Olympics 2012

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

The National Olympics are coming to Riviera Nayarit on May 12, 2012, with competitions of Sailing and Triathlon. More than 500 competitors will visit the Treasury of the Mexican Pacific in search of a medal.

09May2012
Amigos Travel Secrets Mexico Video

Amigos de La Cruz

For those of you who were not able to attend the filming by Travel Secrets Mexico at our After Taste Concert in March, and those of you who would like to see the segment again, you can see the video here.

24Apr2012
Festival of the Patron Saint

Amigos de La Cruz

The Festival of the Patron Saint of La Cruz will commence Wednesday, April 25, with the 1st Annual Opening Celebration Parade at 7:00 pm. This is the kickoff for 9 days of celebration in La Cruz, starting each morning with a procession to the church, repeated in the early evening, much fun in the plaza, and of course, bottle rockets and fireworks.

22Apr2012
Video of Aguas Abiertas in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

The citizens of La Cruz received a 6:30 wake up yesterday morning when the preliminary activities began for the Riviera Nayarit Aguas Abiertas Swimming Competition. If you missed it, watch the video to experience this exciting event.

16Apr2012
8th International Altruism Festival

CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa

CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa is once again the proud sponsor of the 8th International Altruism Festival in Puerto Vallarta. This gastronomic and cultural event creates awareness among the population to support those who need it the most.

11Apr2012
Aguas Abiertas Coming to La Cruz

RivieraNayarit.com & Mirada Informativa

A professional course of 5 km with a time limit of 1 hour 20 minutes will be the premiere event of this competition, which in 2011 was dominated by Manuel Chiu and Andrea Gutierrez, both from Guadalajara.

19Mar2012
After Taste All Star Benefit Concert

Amigos de La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz, in cooperation with the Marina Riviera Nayarit, presents a special evening of videos and music featuring the World Premiere of the Canadian Television Program, Travel Secrets - Mexico.

12Mar2012
President Calderon Attends RN Regatta

RivieraNayarit.com

Before giving the start signal, Calderon gave a short message to competitors, both in Spanish and English, using the closed-circuit radio. In the message he thanked them for their visit, participation and wished them good luck.

04Feb2012
Amigos de La Cruz Dinner Meeting

Amigos de La Cruz

The February Dinner Meeting at the OSO Oyster Bar will be a benefit for Amigos and the Work for Food program in La Cruz that we operate in partnership with the PEACE Organization.

09Jan2012
A Taste of La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

A Taste of La Cruz will be a celebration of all things La Cruz. This event is being promoted not only around the Bay, but also through the boating community with many incoming visitors currently or soon to be on the water.

01Jan2012
Thank You La Cruz For a Great Year

Amigos de La Cruz

As we begin this new year, we thought it an appropriate time to thank all of you who have helped make this, the first year of the Amigos de La Cruz website, such a resounding success.

28Dec2011
Santa Visits Amigos de La Cruz Kids

Amigos de La Cruz

What makes this a real La Cruz event is what happens after dinner when hundreds of local children lined up and patiently waited to receive gifts from Santa Claus.

09Dec2011
Amigos Donates 2 Computers to Local School

Amigos de La Cruz

The Computers for Schools project is an ongoing effort to procure high quality used or new computers for use in La Cruz Schools. If you can help in any way, they hope to hear from you.

06Dec2011
Action Packed Weekend of Sailing, Pirates & Chili

Amigos de La Cruz

A very active weekend has come to an end and as we prepare for another busy week, thought it a good idea to pass on some of the fun and info.

02Dec2011
Cruiser Card For La Cruz Residents

Amigos de La Cruz

This is a special promotion to welcome cruisers as temporary residents and to help them quickly & easily settle into La Cruz, however the offer is valid for anyone wishing to take advantage of the limited benefits.

24Nov2011
Amigos Thanks You for Giving

Amigos de La Cruz

The core of Amigos projects remains street cleaning, litter control, trash maintenance and recycling. Amigos de La Cruz employs two workers who work year round picking up trash and litter on La Cruz streets.

21Nov2011
A Night to Remember in La Cruz

Amigos de La Cruz

Sandzibar Restaurant did an amazing job of hosting the Season Opener Cocktail fundraiser for Amigos de La Cruz. Guests were treated to not only the world-class food, but the amazing latin/swing jazz of Al & Zoe, the Mango Duo.

07Nov2011
Take La Cruz Home With You

Amigos de La Cruz

No resident or visitor to La Cruz will want to be caught without the official La Cruz de Huanacaxtle T Shirt, available in white or black.

05Nov2011
La Cruz Signature Market Opens Oct. 30th

Amigos de La Cruz

The Cooperativo Huanacaxtle will start their second season of Sunday Markets on Sunday, October 30, starting at 10:00 a.m.

28Feb2017
Watch Five Years of Sailing Around the World in Five Beautiful Minutes

Yachting World

The crew of a 72ft bluewater cruiser document their remote travels sailing around the world in this breathtaking short video.

11Oct2016
2017 Extreme Sailing Series Heads to the Americas

BYM Sailing & Sports

The Extreme Sailing Series, the world’s leading Stadium Racing series, will return to the Americas for the first time in six years in 2017 in what promises to be another action-packed season.

10Feb2016
Biggest Names in World-Wide Surfing Return to Mazatlan Surf Open in March

PRNewswire

The 2016 Mazatlan Surf Open returns to the city's gorgeous waterscape in March, and is expected to be more exciting and competitive than ever before.

24Dec2015
The Seabin Project: Cleaning Trash from Our Oceans One Marina at a Time

Gizmag

Dreamed up by two surfers who had grown tired of taking to the waters amid floating plastic and rubbish, the Seabin is basically a water filtering system designed for contained environments like yacht clubs, marinas and ports.

10Dec2015
Nationwide Paddle Out in Mexico to Memorialize Australian Surfers Who Disappeared There

The Inertia

The Mexican Federation of Surfing and Sinaloa State Surfing Association have coordinated with the surfers’ families so the entire nations of Mexico and Australia can memorialize the two surfers.

19Aug2015
World Humanitarian Day: Let's All Make a Greater Commitment to Life-Saving Action

The Guardian

It’s a day to pay tribute to those who help the world’s most vulnerable people and to redouble efforts to provide emergency aid to global victims of crises. We applaud the very best of humanity.

09Aug2015
James Guzman on Borderless Living, International Diversification and Life in Mexico

Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute

James Guzman meets in scenic San Miguel de Allende to discuss his work with Borderless as well as topics such as international living and diversification, the economic crisis, expatriation and living in Mexico.

25Jul2015
Sanctions for Boaters Who Violate Mexico's Immigration and Fishing Regulations

U-T San Diego

Sportfishermen and others drawn to the waters off Baja California’s coast should take heed: Mexico’s federal government has been stepping up inspections, checking for passports, tourist permits, fishing permits and other documents.

01Jul2015
Ellen MacArthur: The Surprising Thing I Learned Sailing Solo Around the World

TED Talks

When solo sailor Ellen MacArthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycles and finite resources.

09May2015
Why Is Mexico Such a Popular Retirement Destination?

The Huffington Post

If you've ever been to Mexico, you've probably visited some of its beautiful beaches. But there's a lot more to Mexico than beaches, and if you've never been there or if you are afraid to visit for one reason or another, you are missing out.

03May2015
Formula One Engineer's Jetsurf Is the Ultimate Ride

Jet-Surf.com

JetSurf features one of the most ecological engines in the world, that can get up to 60 kmh thanks to an innovative technology, designed by Formula 1 engineer Martin Sula.

31Mar2015
Super Wealthy Yacht Owners Rally Together to Help Disaster Victims with YachtAid Global

Forbes

Through the efforts of YachtAid Global, some of the greatest superyacht owners and crews in the world have been orchestrating the delivery of disaster relief, development and conservation aid to coastal communities worldwide.

22Mar2015
Mexico Launches Handy App for Anglers and Boaters

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Mexico is looking to simplify its permitting and visa requirements for U.S. fishermen and boaters and has launched an App for all to use before venturing south.

11Mar2015
Voluntourism: Spring Break Can Be a Time to Give

Mother Nature Network

More and more young people are passing up the revelry and choosing a different type of spring break experience. A style of travel known as voluntourism has become an exciting alternative for more young travelers - and for more travelers in general.

17Jul2014
New Import Permit for Boaters Entering Mexico Resolves Impound Problems

Sail-World.com

Revamped import permits for boaters entering Mexico were unveiled this month by three federal officials during a boat show seminar in San Diego.

05Sep2012
Organizations Fighting Food Waste

Care2.com

Statistics from the Natural Resources Defense Council state that 40 percent of the food in the U.S. goes uneaten. There are several organizations joining the fight to maximize these resources instead of just dumping them in the garbage.


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