Fun Entertainment in La Cruz Mexico
La Cruz Mexico is known for its local musicians and entertainment. This weekend is no exception! Saturday (Jan. 24th) starts off the weekend with the Blessing of the Boats celebration. It’s the final day of the Bucerias Festival, “Lady of Peace” where folks start getting together at the church in the Bucerias main town plaza about 10:00 am or so for the day of “Blessing of the Boats”. There will be ladies on horseback with their amazing colorful dresses spread out over the horses along with Mayan dancers in full costume performing outside on the church grounds at about 11:00 am. The La Cruz and Bucerias fishermen dress up their panga;s with palms, flags, and flowers (usually paper flowers created into beautiful wreaths and arbors), in full celebration of the blessing to come. They boat over to Bucerias about noon for the “Blessing of the Boats”, where they will one by one beach their panga’s to receive a blessing of luck and safety for the coming year. They may go back to the church after the blessing on the playa. The church is amazingly beautiful and filled with many fragrant flowers
The 4th annual Taste of La Cruz is also this Saturday, January 24th, at the Marina Riviera Nayarit *La Cruz Marina) Xiriki Amphitheater. The gate opens at 3:00pm with the live entertainment and music beginning at 3:30pm, starting off with Tatewari Flamenco playing songs from their new CD “Porque No?” followed by the “Crazy Bitches” from Luna Lounge; next the amazing music of Zoe and Alfredo – Mango Duo, and to finish up the evening music with the amazing Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars with La Cruz local Bryan Savage on sax and flute.
The Tast of La Cruz expo/fair provides an excellent opportunity to try restaurant foods and drinks. Visitors and locals alike are thrilled with the festival atmosphere, delicious foods and beverages, excellent entertainment along with a variety of businesses and entrepreneurs who make their living along the Banderas Bay and Riviera Nayarit to discover.
This year’s sponsors are Los Arroyos Verdes, Bucerias, Best of Bucerias, Bucerias, Café Des Artistes/Tuna Blanca, Punta de Mita, Frascati Restaurant,La Cruz, Grupo Chalita, Nuevo Vallarta, A Hand In The Kitchen, Bucerias, Hotel Cielo Rojo, San Pancho, Marina Riviera Nayarit, La Cruz, MexEco Tours, Bucerias, Puerto Bahia, La Cruz, and Sonora a La Parilla, Bucerias. Also assisting to promote and support the event is Riviera Nayarit (Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau) and InsideLaCruz.com and the RivieraNayaritFun.com Netowrk (RivieraNayaritFun.conm / allLaCruz.com / allBucerias.com)
The background canvas this year is the annual Vallarta Cup Race Series; a nautical series that will be ongoing throughout Saturdays in January. So in addition to all of the fun entertainment, food, cocktails and local businesses, we will also be able to see the sailboats racing on the bay. The setting sun creates the magical and colorful skies as the event winds down at 7:00pm. Admission of $150 pesos includes a complimentary beverage.
Directions: From Bucerias take the 200 road to the Marina Riviera Nayarit exit to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Travel to the first (and only) light and go left. Remember you will need to get into the right lateral to make the left turn. Go all the way to the end, just past the park and enter the La Cruz Marina. Travel all the way down and around to the large parking lot at the end. See you there!
The new La Cruz clothing store that is a “must check out” is Gloria’s Place. Gloria has 100% cotton gauze clothing in all sizes and colors, along with beautiful flowing shirts, long and medium skirts, pants with fun slits up the sides as well as custom made jewelry designs made by Gloria herself. There are also men’s shirts in a variety of colors. Gloria has also created Swim Sak’s that you can actually swim in! Keep all of your things in a sealed ocean dry bagthat wraps around your waist. They are also cute and stylie.. and some have some bling! You can also use them for a hand bag. Check out her new page by
CLICKING HERE to see the all of the fun clothing and accessories! Gift Certificates are available…(Hey guys…great gift ideas! ..Valentines Day is almost here!)
Huana..A new La Cruz ice cream store has recently opened called Huana (short for Huanacaxtle) I think of it as Wanna Ice-cream? jaja…They have organic ice cream flavors, as well as organic coffee, granola, locally baked goods including brownies, grape juice, organic coffee, honey and bees wax candles. Stop by and check them out and say a hello to the owners Hugo and Rodrigo Medina and treat yourself to an ice cream. My favorite is the organic chocolate. Coconut is delicious too! Huana is located across from Philos Bar.
Weekly Fun in La Cruz Mexico
Keep the fun happening all week long!
Sunday Fun at Las Palapas Grill has 2X1 Margaritas all day long with live music with the Hangars at 6pm. (photo left) Delicious food specials on the menu..come party and dance on the playa while the sun sets!
MORE Sunday Fun at Ana Banana’s Bar and Grill… It’s Rib Night! ..dance the night away with the What’s Up band… Cocktails are 45 pesos all nigh long…NICE!
Monday Night at the Movies are back again at the Octopus’s Garden..The Octopus’s Garden is also open for coffee in the mornings with amazing cinnamon rolls and other fun breakfast items. .
If you feel like dancing the night way head over to Ana Banana Bar and Grill with The Good Stuff with homemade Monday Meatloaf! YUM!
Tuesdays are all about Taco Tuesdays at El Asadero with 2X1 tacos! Tacos Pastor start at 6 pesos! Try their amazing Fish and Shrimp tacos prepared in their state of the art fryer..super cocktails! Located at the roundabout!
Head over to OPEN MIC NIGHT at Pub Britannia every Tuesday…you never know who is going to show up with all of the awesome musicians floating around during the high season! Philo stepped in last week with several other awesome musicians. Bring your instruments and voice and play with “The Turn” or just drink and dance the night away. Great pub grub too! Left at the roundabout..3 blocks down on the left…look for the big white castle!
Wednesdays starts the afternoons with Bingo! at Pub Britannia…its win-win…you can win and so does their charity! NICE! Doors open at 2:30pm..Game starts at 3:00pm.
Off to eat at El Asadero (actually Tuesday through Thursdays) it’s ALL YOU CAN EAT Aracharra, chicken, and sausage with all of the fixins! Only 150 pesos! EAT ON!
Something NEW for Thursdays…It’s LADIES NIGHT! OK LADIES…100 PESOS for national drinks all night long at El Asadero! They have a super sound system too!
Masala Bar and Grill has their 3 course special for only 250 pesos…SO GOOD with Tatewari Flamenco music showcasing their new CD Porque No? The best of Flamenco music!
Fridays new band at the Pub Britannia Rocks The HOUSE with Rock Lobster,.featuring Andra (from The Good Stuff) on vocals. All you can eat fish and chips and drink specials!
Latcho and Andrea at the Black Forest Restaurant is an excellent show. Reservations recommended!
Saturday mornings are perfect at Ana Banana Bar and Grill for one of the best breakfasts in Mexico! Excellent coffee..great wifi…easy live guitar music. They cook their over easy eggs perfectly! YUMMY sausage and bacon…perfect potatoes..and the best jam ever! Along with Excellent service..a perfect way to start a Saturday!
Mark your February Calendar!
FUNNY BONES FunRaiser “A Puppy Love Wedding”
The Second Annual Funny Bones Fundraiser called “A Puppy Love Wedding”…FEB 3rd 6pm – 10:30pm at Las Palapas Grill in La Cruz!
I am sure everyone remembers all of the fun we had at last years Funny Bones! Dani is putting on another terrific fundraiser this year at Las Palapas Grill with the band Funkswagon playing for our joy of entertainment!
Funny Bones will raise enough monies to spay/neuter 500 dogs and cats in the La Cruz area! There will be an actual beach dog wedding ceremony along with many activities, live and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, prizes, and appetizers. I
ts a No Host bar and much more! Tickets are 150 pesos in advance or 200 pesos at the door. Get your tickets at Pets & Vets or Contact Dani at DaniSummers15@Gmail.com WOOF!
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Murder, Mayhem, and Marshmallow Salad
The cast has been set for the upcoming Amigos de la Cruz fundraiser murder mystery dinner theatre comedy play with rehearsals beginning next week. Yours truly will be in it with a super fun cast. The play will be at Philo:s mid march. I will keep you posted for ticket sales and more information soon.
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Many blessings of FUN!