Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1995 La Manzanilla Tsunami

Another foto of the 1995 La Manzanilla Tsunami from Pedro Silva Vidrio's Blog - Pacifico Life

Here's another earlier post on the - 1995 Tsunami

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Standup paddle board down the Arroyo

Dave Collins First descent of Arroyo Las Joyas on his standup paddle board

SUPlaneta Productions: First descent of Arroyo Las Joyas, La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico, on a standup paddle board... El primer desenco del Arroyo Las Joyas sobre una tabla de "standup".

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Boca de Igaunas

I went up to Boca de Igaunas to check out a 5th wheel trailer that was for sale in the area and just had to check out the beach conditions. Always a nice beach and a good flat walk from La Manzanilla.

The local Abarrote (grocery) and restaurant was just the same - dirt floors and all. The local crocodile was there but sunning himself this time. The Boca de Iguanas Hotel has built condos out to the road entrance. At least the Hotel has not tried to close the beach like they did last year so the people that rent tables and umbrellas are back and it's easy to get to the beach.

Local Store

Local Croc

Boca de Iguanas Condos

Beach in front of Boca de Iguanas Hotel

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2010 Fiesta La Manzanilla

2010 Fiesta La Manzanilla: Feb 5 - 7, 2010

Posted by Rennie on January 19, 2010, 12:25 pm

Mark your calendars, dust off your hat, and polish your boots! Fiesta time in La Manzanilla is just around the corner! It is said to be the 100th Anniversary Year of the Revolution that resulted in land ownership for the common man.

Even the smallest villages throughout Mexico traditionally hold a Fiesta de Toros to celebrate their emancipation ‘way back when’ from Spanish landowners. Individual fiestas coincide with the date their Ejido was formally enacted, giving the people management of the land on which they’d previously been, basically, slaves. La Manzanilla’s anniversary date of this original Ejidal formation is February 6th. This year they have planned a three day celebration which includes “Gringo Day”, the day when expat residents of La Manzanilla officially thank our Mexican hosts for their hospitality and forbearance,

This year Gringo Day is Friday February 5th - the first day of Fiesta La Manzanilla. This is the first of 3 days of fun, food, beer, dancing, bull riding (for the experts), powerfully tasty punch, and lots of music in the air. The day is sponsored by all of us ex-pats (Gringo types) who regularly visit La Manzanilla while our Mexican townsfolk/hosts attend the mid-day meal of birria at the Casino free of charge.

Fotos and story from La Manzanilla Rodeo 2006

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Friday, January 8th Galeria La Manzanilla artist reception - Efren Gonzalez

Happy New Year! Please join us Friday, January 8th from 4-8 pm for our artist reception with Efren Gonzalez. There will be two rooms full of his brand new and wonderful paintings. Catering by Eileen and beverages by http://www.visitlamanzanilla.com/

See you Friday! Silver, Abi and Oralia

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Jolanda's for some food

We wanted to eat after a quick trip to Tenacatita, the Racilla distillery tour and checking Bill's lot in Agua Caliente. I also had some towels for a La Manz motel that a Ajijic tourist made off with.

Jolanda's has great food, right on the beach and is a nice break from typical Mexican. I believe she had almost everything on her menu. What did I have ... don't remember but it was good.

Marcos, Elke and Vern hadn't been to La Manz in awhile so we took a stroll around town and to the new Malecon. The foto below doesn't show how the bridge to the beach is broken ... but it was. Fixed yet?

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La Manzanilla, a village of approximately 1,500 indigenous and winter residents, is located in the southwest corner of the state of Jalisco along what is known as Costalegre (Costa Alegre) or the "happy coast".

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