Summer Begins in the La Cruz Community

La Cruz Community First Summer Rain

Hola La Cruz community and Banderas Bay people! Our first hurricane of the season is here already! May is a bit early for a hurricane, as my friend Cindy Bouchard (owner of La Cruz Boutique Beachfront Hotel Villa Amor del Mar) stated that our first La Cruz rain last season was June 21st.   I feel the rain has been welcomed for most with open arms around the bay. Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias received rain a couple of days before La Cruz saw any raindrops, and the rains have not been anything torrential as the hurricane is out at sea; yet a beautiful soft rain with brilliant lightening shows in the evenings. This satellite photo is from Wednesday. As most have already heard, it is an El Nino year, and we are expected to have up to 5 major hurricanes this season. So, start preparing for our summer rainy season!

Benefit for Wayland
Wayland is to be coming home hopefully this Friday with part of his nursing staff helping for the next week. He is improving daily, and the lung infection had cleared. You may check on his status at . If you would like to donate cash monies, please do so at the Paypal account. You don’t need to have a Paypal account to do this. Simply go to and put in this email address (Waylands Daughter’s) .
Benefit Wayland
held at Philo’s last week was a huge success! It really does take a village, and the La Cruz community and Bucerias community and beyond came together and made it happen in a very short period of time. From the planning committee, the musical guests, the chefs, silent auction contributors, to all of the good folks that purchased tickets, drinks, and folks who purchased items in the live auction and everyone who contributed cash money, it all came together and still is! So far the tally (and still counting) is $150,000 pesos! We will have specific stats very soon, and keep you updated.
This is our village, our friends, our family, our La Cruz community coming together. It’s good to know that when we do need assistance that we are all here for each other; truly proven time and time again. I am so very honored to be a part of this energy and know the wonderful folks that make up the La Cruz community.

I would like to add, the list is quite long of everyone who contributed, and everyone does like to be validated. We would like to validate everyone who helped, and gave in their own way. THANK YOU ALL!
Wayland and Aruna salute everyone and thank you from the bottom of their hearts. The medical bills are astounding, as well as bills for continued care as Wayland recovers. Aruna told me that Wayland is humbled indeed by the outpouring of love, support and friends.
Keep sending the love and healing vibrations. We love you Wayland.

La Cruz Restaurants

Black Forest Restaurant
The Black Forest Restaurants introduction to German Cuisine

Deutsche Currywurst

Much can be and is already said about this national German fast-food dish. There is even a CurryWurst
Museum  in Berlin. However the best way to experience first hand our German Traditions is by way of trying. So from now the Black Forest Restaurant offers as a Deutsce Currywurst special!
Fried pork sausage cut in slices with our homemade ketchup-based sauce seasoned of course with curry and other spices, served it with wedged potatoes for 89 Pesos
as long as supplies last. You’ll find more Info about the German Currywurst by viewing this video.
Thank you, and see you soon at Black Forest Restaurant…an authentic German delight!

Ana Banana Bar and Grill
Ana Banana will be open all summer long. They have the perfect outdoor setting with great covered patio. Stop on by for their regular menu, and say a hello to Ana. She would love to see you!

Live music is on Friday evenings. starting at 7pm with John Driver who is excellent on guitar and singing. Also, stay tuned for more updates on open mike nights and other fun events that arise this summer.

Villa Amor del Mar / La Cruz Beachfront Boutique Inn
Breezes are blowing and we had our first rain of the season last night (May 27th)… the weather is fantastic at Villa Amor del Mar. The best thing about rain in our area is that ‘almost always’ it rains at night leaving a fresh, clean, atmosphere during the day. We’re blessed to be beachfront, the best place to be where the ocean breezes keep us cool. May and June are the perfect months to visit our La Cruz Boutique hotel. Rates are lower, the town quieter and poolside and beachfront is ideal for that much deserved time off.
For the month of June, we’re offering an extra special for locals of the Banderas Bay area, book three nights and get 50% off our high season rates.
We’re calling it our ‘Be a tourist in your own town special’.
For as little as $225.00 for 2 people for 3 nights (including continental breakfast in your room) enjoy ocean breezes while hanging out in the infinity edge pool, walking the beach, or enjoying complimentary use of our Boogie boards, Kayaks and Stand up paddle-boards! Get 5 or more couples together and we’ll throw in a poolside BBQ for you and your friends! Contact for details!

La Cruz Real Estate

Most folks who are looking to purchase Banderas Bay real estate in Mexico are here during the winter months whilst visiting. However, the summer months, during the rainy season is also a very good time to locate the property of your dreams. It’s an excellent time to find out if your property floods, leaks in the roof, and other issues you may not be aware of during the dry months.
Check out these Banderas Bay and La Cruz community brokers. These reputable brokers can assist you with your new Mexico dream home.

Royal Club Real Estate
Aaron Fisher / Broker
Punta Esmeralda

Tabachin 404
Price: 495,000
Sqft: 2,152
The master and one other bedroom face the ocean on a split plan and afford sunrise and sunset views, both with their own private en-suite bathrooms. The third bedroom has en-suite with shared access for guests.
Laundry and pantry area; elevator; one exterior parking spot.
Deluxe finishes (granite counters, marble floors), mini-split air conditioning, pre-installed cable.

Residents services include 24-hour security, gym and spa, eight pools and beach club with restaurant.
Please click here for our contact form for information on this and other La Cruz real estate listings. Thank you.

Pacific Boutique Properties
Victoria Pratt / Broker
Alamar Borneo 604
2BR/2BA – USD$260,000
Alamar Development is a hidden gem in La Cruz de Huana
caxtle, noted for its unsurpassed ocean views and its prime beachfront restaurant- SanZibar.

It also has one of the most breathtaking Beach Clubs. Each tower has ten floors; views of the ocean and the sound of the waves are sensational from every two-bedroom, two-bath condominium, such as Borneo 604.
The wide sandy beach is golden and the waters are shallow ideal for swimming and get sun drenched.
Please click here for information links and other Banderas Bay real estate.

Thank you for checking out the La Cruz Community News. We are now posting every two weeks during the summer time. Also remember that the Octopus’s Garden will be closed until further notice due to Wayland’s accident. The cool weather is a nice reprieve for a bit, and the jungles are soaking it all up! They will be green again in no time!
If you have an interest promoting your La Cruz de Huanacaxtle rental or business here drop me a line at
What ever your likes, get out and enjoy life!

Many Blessings of Loving Kindness
Cat Morgan

Come to the La Cruz community and discover why everyone loves the
Riviera Nayarit in Mexico!

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