- La Peñita de Jaltemba will brim with activity in February. The international Margarita Challenge, the Yearly Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, and the Women of Jaltemba Fashion show will raise funds for local organizations
- The International Rincón de Guayabitos Festival will feature cultural events every Saturday in February
In Riviera Nayarit luxury means surprises, and this is why February will bring a large number of activities to the coast of Compostela. The communities of Rincón de Guayabitos, Los Ayala and La Peñita de Jaltemba will live a month of intense and lively entertainment.
The intense activity will begin on February 1 with the 9th International Margarita Challenge, where the Margarita – the queen of all drinks – will help raise funds for local welfare and for the education of local children and families. The event will be held at the Piña Colada restaurant, starting at 4:30 pm.
The 5th Annual La Herradura Tournament is a “legendary” and colorful horseshoe pitching competition. The event is held in honor of Robert Howell, and registrations must be made after February 2 at Mateja’s. The tournament will take place at 8:30 am at David’s Palapa, and will have t-shirts, food and drinks for sale, and raffles for cash. All proceeds will be donated to local organizations.
On February 21, a fashion show will take place at Thomas Bartlett’s house, featuring the creations of five designers that will be modeled by women of La Penita de Jaltemba. Doors open at 11 am, lunch will be served at noon and the fashion show will begin at 1 pm. Proceeds will be donated to the Mujeres a Mujeres (Women for Women) organization, which raises funds for college scholarships, to build schools in the region and to support the Breast Cancer Clinic.
The 4th Golf Tournament La Casa de los Niños will be played on February 24 at the Campo de Ensueño, a new 9-hole, par-29 course located on the Vallarta-Tepic highway, a few miles from Rincon de Guayabitos. Funds raised from registrations will be donated to The Children’s House, a community center for children of La Peñita de Jaltemba.
And as if this wasn’t enough, the Rincón de Guayabitos Festival, held every year with the support of the Association of Hotels and Motels of Compostela, will offer cultural activities every Saturday night in February in the main square of this community. The program is yet to be defined, but promises lots of fun.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) of Riviera Nayarit welcomes the initiative of NGOs in this area, which promote these activities that attract new visitors to the destination known as Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.