Winter is almost here and with it comes the best time of the year when it comes to tourism, which is why the Riviera Nayarit’s micro destinations are firing up their organic or artisanal farmers’ markets, or tianguis, offering tourists another fun attraction.
Most of these bustling commercial areas open for business in November and welcome visitors through the end of April or beginning of May of next year. Handicrafts, organic products, home-cooked food, accessories, jewelry, pottery, yoga classes, live music and more are for sale. Heading from south to north, here is a list of the most relevant:
Nuevo Vallarta’s Riviera Nayarit Farmers’ Market is held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot at the Business Center; on Saturdays the Tianguis Artesanal Nuevo Vallarta is held at the Marina Nuevo Vallarta with the same hours.
There are three tianguis held in Bucerías, all on Lázaro Cárdenas street: On Mondays it’s the aptly named Monday Market and on Wednesdays it’s Forever Spring, both from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; in the afternoons visitors can browse the Bucerías Art Walk.
The Cruz Sunday Market graces the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nearby, the always-open Mercado del Mar welcomes those in search of fresh seafood.
Sayulita and its Mercado del Pueblo await visitors on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. on Revolución street while the Mercado del Sol in San Pancho is open at the Plaza del Sol on Tuesdays during the same time period.
The Tianguis Lo de Marcos is held on Luis Echeverría street on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The municipality of Compostela’s Rincón de Guayabitos has joined in with its Guayabitos Market on the main plaza in town on Mondays; La Peñita de Jaltemba opens its La Peñita Market on Thursdays on its main plaza. Both are held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chacala Cultural Market is opening on Saturdays starting on November 19th, from9:00am to 1:00pm in the main Plaza.
Below please find a list of some of the links to these artisanal tianguis:
Nuevo Vallarta: https://www.facebook.com/tianguis.nuevovallarta.
La Cruz: http://www.lacruzmarket.com/.
San Pancho: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009154745480&fref=ts.
Lo de Marcos: https://www.facebook.com/LoDeMarcosTianguis.
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In line with the launch of our new Air New Zealand Australia campaign we invite our clients to stop by our Australia in Virtual Reality experience event to be held Friday, October 14th at Life HTX in Houston. NO RSVPs required as the event is free flow and will run from 11am-4pm with no presentation. Therefore, you are welcome to pop in at any time. This is a great opportunity for a fun afternoon out to inspire you to travel Downunder! Feel free to forward the invite to your local friends, family and clients. Note complimentary flat whites will be served.
See you in Houston on Friday, October 14th!
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Every country has special terms and phrases that are unique to them. When it comes to the Spice Islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, it is no different. Every year, our islands are filled with vacationers most of whom are left totally confused by the colloquial expressions, which when coupled with our strong Grenadian accent, becomes even more bewildering. Due to this, we have created a list of commonly used Grenadian expressions that should help you understand us locals whenever you are here. Feel free to use them at any time.
Whenever you hear the word ‘tabanka’ used to describe what a person is experiencing, it simply means the state of depression following the breakup of a romantic relationship.
Sentence: When Shelly broke off their relationship, it was obvious that he had a serious case of tabanka.
If you’re ‘liming’ then you are either hanging out with friends, relaxing or ‘chillaxing’ as others say. It is not uncommon to hear ‘let’s make a lime.’
Sentence: We decided to go make a lime on Paradise Beach before the start of the Carriacou Parang Festival.
This is the term used to describe gyrations of the waist in a circular motion most commonly practiced with the sound of soca or calypso music.
Sentence: Upon arrival at the National Stadium, she was amazed to see the way that Grenadians whine whenever runs were scored during England’s Tour of West Indies.
If something is twisted, bent or contains dents, then it is described as cabusai.
Sentence: The box was so cabusai when it arrived, that we decided to call the shipping company to complain.
‘Sweet eye’ can be described as a seductive wink used to show affection. Some persons use it simply as a sign of approval.
Sentence: I knew he wanted to talk when he gave me the ‘sweet eye’ during the ‘Pure Grenada Nutmeg & Spice Cocktail Competition.’
This is the sound made when the tongue is placed between the teeth as an expression of anger or annoyance.
Sentence: After speaking with him about his disrespectful attitude to his supervisor, all he did was steups. It was very rude indeed.
Wah go/Wah say?
Term commonly used to find out how someone is doing in place of the question ‘How are you?’
Question: Wah say?
Response: I’m good.
This list can get quite extensive. What other Grenadian terms do you know of?
The Los Cabos Hotel Association issued this opening schedule:
• Bahía Hotel and Beach Club
• Best Western Aeropuerto San José del Cabo
• Hotel Suites Las Palmas
• Quinta del Sol
• Cabo villas Beach Resort & Spa
•Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Resort
•Villa Del Arco Beach Resort & Spa
•Villa Del Palmar Beach, Resort & Spa
•Villa La Estancia Beach, Resort & Spa
•Wyndham Cabo San Lucas
•Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa
•Casa Dorada At Medano Beach
•Montecristo Estates By Pueblo Bonito
•Pueblo Bonito Pacífica Holistic Retreat & Spa
•Riu Palace Los Cabos
•Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa
•Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa
•Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa
•Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa
•The Ridge At Playa Grande
•Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa
• Hacienda Beach Club And Residences
• Tropicana Inn
• Posada Real Los Cabos
• RIU Santa Fe
• Holiday Inn Express Cabo San Lucas
• Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa Los Cabos
• Sandos Finisterra
• Royal Solaris Los Cabos
• Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Resort & Spa
• Los Cabos Golf Resort At Country Club
• Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos
• Esperanza An Auberge Resort
• Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos
• Secrets Marquis Los Cabos
• Secrets Puerto Los Cabos
• Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa
• El Encanto Inn
• Zöetry Casa Del Mar, Suites, Golf & Spa Resort
• Decameron All Inclusive Resort
• Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos
• Marbella Suites en la Playa
• One & Only Palmilla
• Meliá Cabo Real All Inclusive Beach
• Sirena del Mar
• Cabo Azul Resort & Spa
• Me By Meliá Cabo
To Be Determined:
• Capella Pedregal Los Cabos • El Ganzo
• Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
• Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
• Las Ventanas Al Paraíso
• The Grand Mayan Los Cabos
• The Westin Resort & Spa Los Cabos