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TABLE OF CONTENTS

VALLARTA NAUTICA Around the Bay

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ON the WATER

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PASSAGES

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DOCKSIDE

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RESOURCE GUIDE

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SPANISH NAUTICAL DICTIONARY & TERMS

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An introduction to the many wonders Banderas Bay has to offer, featuring photos and maps of its different destinations.

From fishing to kayaking and much more to choose from, plus a comprehensive nautical activities calendar, you’ll wonder why you didn’t schedule a longer visit!

Routes, anchorages and facilities, documentation and permit requirements, invaluable tips from seasoned mariners.

Discover the world-class Vallarta Yacht Club, the first and only member-operated yacht club in Banderas Bay.

A handy directory of everything you’ll need while you’re here.

All the “ayuda” you’ll need to get your Spanish point across.

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EDITORIAL Publisher John G. Youden Managing Editor Paco Ojeda

Production Director

For the past 10 years Lew Jennings, assisted by his wife Anneke, has provided visiting cruisers with a guide to Vallarta’s attractions and services, making it easy to find supplies and quickly get to know the town and bay, all proceeds benefitting Casa Hogar. It consisted of photocopies of printouts from his computer, nothing fancy but the information was invaluable. As with any project that relies on just one person, however, its future could be in jeopardy. If Lew tires of the project, or moves away from Vallarta, there goes Vallarta’s cruisers guide.

Paul H. J. McBroome

Senior Writer Lew Jennings

Contributing Writer Doug Danielson

Contributing Photographers

Jay Ailworth, Tony Camacho, Lew Jennings, Candace Shaw, John Youden

Contributing Editor Anneke Jennings

Copy Editor Joy Eckel

At Producciones Viva we are familiar with boating in Mexico, having at one time produced a national boating/ travel publication. Although we stopped producing the publication in 1999, our fondness for boating, especially in Vallarta, has not waned. When we sold the magazine, it was our intention to provide a boating publication again at some point, but just for the Costa Vallarta region. A few years later we came upon a copy of Lew’s guide. It seemed like this was the opportunity we were looking for; Lew certainly needed help with design, printing and distribution, and we needed the valuable information in his publication and his expertise in boating. From this meeting of minds arose “Vallarta nautica,” which will be printed annually and available at newsstands, marine service centers and yacht clubs around the bay. The guide is not just for cruisers; it’s also for those who enjoy boating and want to become more familiar with what Banderas Bay has to offer boaters.

Design Associates

Maricruz Montes de Oca Ramón Pineda de la Cruz Felipe Serrano

Administration 

Office Manager: Elsa Guadarrama Administrative Assistants: Adriana Rosas Patricia Peña, Fabiola Tapia

Distribution

Paty Ramírez, Eutiquio Cruz, Jaime Peña, Alejandro Gutiérrez

Printing & Pre-Press Coloristas y Asociados

Production & Advertising Information Producciones Viva Timón #1, Marina Vallarta Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México 48354 Tel (322) 221-0106 • Fax (322) 221-2255 revistas@mexmags.com

Customer Service Managers Madelyn Hernández Moore,  Jeri Grant, Leticia Sarabia,  Florencia de Broucker Youden

Without Lew and Anneke’s patience, dedication and persistence, this guide would not be possible. We at Producciones Viva and the boating community of Vallarta owe them our gratitude for making this project possible.

John G. Youden

Certificados de licitud de título en trámite Certificados de licitud de contenido en trámite Vallarta nautica 2007. Revista anual producida independientemente pero con la colaboración de empresas en Bahía de Banderas. Producciones VIVA no asume responsabilidad alguna por información y/o fotografías proporcionadas por los anunciantes. Dicha información se asume como confiable de acuerdo a las fuentes de donde se obtiene. Se prohibe la reproducción total o parcial de esta revista sin el permiso expreso de Producciones VIVA, S.A. de C.V. Vallarta nautica is an annual magazine, produced independently, but in cooperation with the business communities of Banderas Bay. Producciones VIVA assumes no responsibility or liability for the information and photos presented in this magazine for its advertisers. All information is deemed reliable from the sources in which it was taken. It is prohibited to reproduce in total or part, any portion of this magazine without the expressed permission of Producciones VIVA.

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Around the Bay

BANDERAS BAY (20°36.00 N/105°23.00 W)

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anderas Bay is a stunningly beautiful paradise fringed with white-sand beaches, soaring mountains, tropical jungle and thousands of palm trees. The waters teem with sea life including sailfish, marlin, dorado, dolphins, sea turtles, giant manta rays and the migrating humpback whales who visit each year between November and March. The bay is a wonderland for anyone who loves the water. It provides ideal conditions for world-class sailing, surfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sport fishing, swimming and beachcombing. There are many wonderful amenities ashore, including great restaurants, wonderful shopping, state-of-the-art medical facilities, an extensive public transportation system, a modern international airport, full-service marinas, exciting nightlife, warm and friendly people and much more. Many visitors consider Banderas Bay “Paradise Found.” Legend has it that the name Banderas Bay, meaning “Bay of Flags,” originated when Spanish explorer Francisco Cortez arrived in 1524 and local tribes greeted him carrying banners. It is the largest bay on the west coast of mainland Mexico, nearly 20 miles

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across with over 60 miles of coastline. It is also considered one of the deepest bays in the world, with depths of up to two miles. The bay features two prominent headlands: Punta de Mita to the north and Cabo Corrientes to the south. The Tres Marietas Islands are at the western entrance to the bay, offering a bird sanctuary, snorkeling and diving spots and an anchorage somewhat protected from northerly winds and weather. The bay is ringed with small towns and villages, the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta situated in the southeast corner. There are currently three marinas in Banderas Bay to serve cruising yachts and the boating community. Marina Vallarta is in the state of Jalisco on the north side of Puerto Vallarta between the cruise ship terminal and the airport. The spectacular five-star Paradise Village Marina and the older Nuevo Vallarta Marina are located five miles to the northwest of the city in the state of Nayarit. And a fourth marina is under construction northwest of Nuevo Vallarta at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Slated to open in late 2007, this new marina will offer 368 slips, a fuel dock, haul-out facilities and a yacht club.

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The Cruising Fleet welcomes you to Banderas Bay and monitors VHF Channel 22. The Banderas Bay Morning Net operates every day, except Sundays, at 0830 local Jalisco time.

Tides range up to six feet. Due to the changing entrance conditions, caution should be exercised by boaters when entering or departing the Nuevo Vallarta channel – especially at low or minus tides or when a strong swell is running. Call the Paradise Village harbormaster on Channel 16 for the latest information on channel entrance conditions and depths, especially for those vessels with a draft over six feet.

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Whether you arrive by land, air or sea, we hope you enjoy your stay here in paradise.

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Conversely, the North Shore of the bay features low rolling hills and dry weather, with afternoon breezes reaching 20 knots or more. The sea bottom is characterized by gentle, sandy slopes and shallow anchorages in 15 to 30 feet of water, with good holding. Favorite anchorages include El Anclote at Punta de Mita and the area outside the harbor at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

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The entrance to Marina Vallarta on the north side of Puerto Vallarta is well marked, with deep water and few obstacles – except for the occasional zillion-ton cruise ship and the many pangas, Jet Skis, fishing charters and party boats vying for the same real estate. Just slow down and keep a sharp watch for others, and they will usually do the same for you.

Prevailing winds during the cruising season (November - April) are generally from the northwest. The winds are typically light and variable in the morning and evening, with brisk afternoon breezes providing great sailing conditions. Convection heating and cooling creates diurnal wind changes during afternoon and nighttime hours, clocking around to the south or east, which can become increasingly strong in the canyons, valleys and arroyos on the South Shore of the bay.

The spectacular South Shore of Banderas Bay is characterized by the steep jungle-covered Sierra Madre Mountains. The mountains continue their plunge into the depths of the bay, creating deep anchorages that require boats to anchor very close to shore, many times with bow and stern anchors set to provide adequate holding. Favorite anchorages on this side of the bay include Las Animas and Yelapa.

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Around the Bay

PUERTO VALLARTA (20°36.67 N/105°14.06 W)

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uerto Vallarta, just the sound of its name conjures up images of tropical beauty, wondrous adventure and steamy romance. This delightful city of nearly 200,000 inhabitants still has the Old World charm and small-town atmosphere that has drawn people from around the world for decades. The cobblestone streets and whitewashed buildings with their red-tiled roofs cascade down the hillsides to the very edge of the ocean, where locals and visitors alike stroll the Malecon (boardwalk) savoring the sights and sounds of this magical place. It always seems to have a festive, inviting atmosphere that welcomes everyone. Puerto Vallarta blends the essence and warmth of a colonial town with modern convenience and services to provide an

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ideal destination for visiting boaters and guests. A world-class marina with over 350 berths, an international airport with daily direct flights to the USA and Canada, state-of-the-art medical facilities, wonderful restaurants to please every palate, hundreds of stores to shop till you drop, exciting nightlife and so many incredible things to see and do, the choices seem infinite. It is no wonder Puerto Vallarta, with its various intriguing zones, has become one of the world’s greatest resort destinations. For arriving yachts, the entrance channel at 20°39.17 N/105°14.83 W is well marked and continuously maintained to accommodate the large cruise ships and abundance of other watercraft that enter this busy harbor. Leaving the lighted green buoys to port upon entering the turning basin, bear left into the

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With its condominium complexes, shops and restaurants, the marina resembles a little piece of Europe. It’s a treat to stroll along the surrounding malecon, where locals join with tourists from around the world to listen to the music emanating from many of the establishments and savor the aromas of Italian, Oriental, Mexican and Argentinean fare. The views of the harbor are always a pleasure to behold, with so many beautiful yachts, large and small, berthed there.

Plaza Marina, where you will find a McDonald’s, Comercial Mexicana supermarket, ATMs and many other shops and services, is within walking distance just north. Sam’s Club and the Wal-Mart Supercenter are just five minutes south by taxi or bus. The Marina Vallarta harbormaster’s office is at the top of “E” Dock and can be reached on Channel 16 or by telephoning (322) 221-0275. The Puerto Vallarta port captain’s office is adjacent to the cruise ship terminal across the street from Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club and can be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or by telephoning (322) 224-0427 or (322) 224-2419. Visiting yachts can also contact “Paperman” Juan Arias or Vilma’s Documentation Services on VHF Channel 16 for assistance with check-in documentation.

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There are many services available to boaters right in or adjacent to the marina complex, including canvas shops, a North Sails loft, marine supply stores, a hospital, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, Internet services, storage facilities and more. And the nearby Opequimar boatyard has haul-out facilities with skilled craftsmen, a fuel dock, dry boat storage and a yacht club with Internet services. Please see the Banderas Bay Resource Guide for complete listings. Once you are settled in at the marina, you can take a closer look at things by venturing out on a 40-minute walk around the Marina Vallarta Golf Club and residential area behind the harbor development, and the Plaza Marina shopping center is just a short walk north on the main highway. There is beach access by many of the hotels that line the area around the marina. If you’ve come for the fishing, several charter companies can all but guarantee an encounter with dorado, marlin, sailfish and others. Later in the evening, share your stories of high-seas adventures with friends during dinner at an open air restaurant. The area from Marina Vallarta south to El Centro is known as the Hotel Zone. This is where the primary concentration of hotels and resorts is located – towering buildings with all the amenities set in a tropical paradise. All the resorts in this area are located on the beach, with the convenience of numerous restaurants, shops, nightclubs and shopping centers within easy walking distance. Also in or adjacent to the Hotel Zone are electronics stores at Plaza Caracol, an Office Depot next to Plaza Genovesa, numerous auto parts, hardware and paint stores near the intersection of the Libramiento and Francisco Villa, and the largest marine hardware store in PV, Zaragoza’s, across the street from the Sheraton. South of the Hotel Zone, El Centro is the happening area of Puerto Vallarta, offering dining, shopping, dancing and people-watching. The extrovert in your crowd will probably try to entice you out to the Malecon many nights. Few people tire of this boardwalk along the bay. How can they? Glistening water and brilliant sunsets invariably steal your heart, and

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while filming “The Night of the Iguana,” Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton brought Hollywood magic to the area when they took up residence here. Today you can tour Taylor’s former residence (and lie on her bed!) on a visit to Casa Kimberley.

the bronze statues by renowned artists Colunga, Bustamante, Barquet and the like adorn the Malecon with Mexican creativity and pride. Stop here and there for a photo while making your way to the arches at the south end. At Los Arcos Amphitheater, in front of the arches, live performances entertain people of all ages and tastes every Sunday evening. During the May Cultural Festival, the stage becomes particularly vibrant with international song and dance.

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In El Centro, the small shops and sprawling markets will delight and surprise you. Don’t neglect the back streets behind the Malecon. Juárez, Hidalgo and their cross streets boast countless shops, art galleries and remarkable restaurants. When it’s time for a little sightseeing, why not go for something nostalgic? Since the ‘50s, Americans have been residing full- or part-time behind the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The concentration of foreigners in this one area earned it the name “Gringo Gulch.” In 1963,

Isla Rio Cuale, the island running between El Centro and the South Side, offers a serene and creative diversion from the traffic overhead. On your way east along the island, beyond all the vendors, check out the Cultural Center where, throughout the year and particularly during the month of May, international performers bring their best to the stage. The South Side (also known as “The Romantic Zone” and “Old Town”), home of Playa los Muertos, bustles day and night with a diverse mix of travelers and locals, making this part of town truly international. Though it is sometimes referred to as Old Town, the area’s high energy and constant activity scream otherwise. Numerous sidewalk cafes blend with trendy restaurants and night spots to lend a special romance to this part of the city on any given evening. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


If you’re up for an adventure, tr y parasailing, Jet Skiing or taking a banana boat ride at Playa los Muertos any time of the day. With a subtle gesture you’ll have a boat operator rushing over and getting you into position faster than you can say, “Aaah! What am I doing?” Eventually you’ll need a break from the sun. That’s the time to hit Olas Altas street, which runs parallel to the beach. Try one of the countless restaurants in the area, which range from ethnic to Mexican, fusion to traditional. Basilio Badillo, also known as “Restaurant Row,” is another important street on the South Side with its own impressive concentration of restaurants and numerous shops and galleries. Puerto Vallarta begs to be explored. It is full of color and flavor and offers a wide variety of experiences. With the tropical climate and casual mood here, taking one cobblestone at a time will keep you on the right path to a memorable vacation.

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Around the Bay

NUEVO VALLARTA (20°41.45 N/105°17.52 W)

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uevo Vallarta, a well-known resort area just five miles north of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Nayarit, has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. This beautiful tourist destination hosts a wide variety of modern hotels and oceanfront resorts, four miles of fine-sand beaches, two championship golf courses and hundreds of luxury waterfront villas and condominiums. Nuevo Vallarta also is home to the five-star Paradise Village Resort and Marina and the Vallarta Yacht Club.

Many exciting water sports and leisure activities are offered in Nuevo Vallarta. Here you can swim with dolphins at Vallarta Adventures’ lagoon facility or at Sea Life Park, kayak the lagoon and canals to view the birds and wildlife, charter a sport fishing boat, learn to sail, race in the regattas, or

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simply relax on the sand or by the pool at any of the fabulous resort hotels. For visiting yachts, there are two marinas at Nuevo Vallarta. Marina Nuevo Vallarta (also known as Marina Vallarta Norte) is on the south side of the estuary as you clear the breakwater coming through the entrance channel. This is an older marina with an eclectic mix of long-time live-aboard boaters and visiting cruisers. While much of the facilities are in disrepair, the marina offers bargain prices for the economy minded and is nearly always full. There is a wonderful little restaurant at the head of the docks, Estudio Café, owned and operated by renowned artist Federico Leon de la Vega and his wife, Luli. Call the Marina Nuevo Vallarta harbormaster on VHF Channel

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facilities. Contact Paradise Village Marina Harbormaster Dick Markie on VHF Channel 16 for slip availability. All visiting yachts please note that the entrance channel to Nuevo Vallarta (20°41.23 N/105°17.82 W) is frequently dredged to maintain a minimum ninefoot mean depth. Skippers are advised to call the Paradise Village harbormaster on VHF Channel 16 for prevailing conditions and to be especially careful at low or minus tides and at any time for vessels drafting more than six feet. Adjacent to Paradise Village Marina is the Vallarta Yacht Club and Paradise Village Mall. The Vallarta Yacht Club is celebrating its fifth year, having grown from 15 initial

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members to over 400, and offers visiting boaters and members many amenities, including a full-service restaurant, bar, outdoor dining terrace, Internet service, showers, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and many social activities, from Movie Nights to Sunday Barbecues. The club has a very active sailing program and will host the J24 National Championship and World Qualifications in November and December 2006; the WesMex Optimist Regatta, the J24 World Championship and the Governor’s Cup in February 2007; the Banderas Bay International Regatta in March 2007; and the Optimist North American Championships in July 2007. There are memberships designed for nearly every budget and the club offers reciprocal privileges to members of other recognized yacht clubs.

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Paradise Village Mall is next door to the yacht club. Here you will find banking facilities, an ATM, mail services, a market stocked with many hard-to-find American and Canadian products, and many other wonderful stores and restaurants. Nuevo Vallarta is at the top of the list of favorite destinations, offering visitors fabulous amenities in an incredibly beautiful tropical paradise filled with fun and adventure.

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Around the Bay

LA CRUZ DE HUANACAXTLE (20°44.75 N/105°22.75 W)

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iterally meaning “The Cross of the Huanacaxtle Tree,” La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a charming fishing village and popular cr uising destination for boaters. It provides a protected anchorage with good holding, great amenities ashore and a new marina scheduled to open in late 2007. Wonderful restaurants, laundry facilities, hardware stores, 24-hour pharmacies, a medical doctor, bus and taxi service, a gas station with diesel and, as a special bonus, world-class musicians who migrate here to provide entertainment at local bars and restaurants make La Cruz a favorite hangout for boaters, tourists and locals alike. There are many eating establishments in the village featuring a wide range of culinary delights from all over the

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world: pizza, barbecue and Mexican fare at Philo’s, German cuisine at the Black Forest, Thai at La Cascada, a taste of Old England at the Britania, fresh fish platters at Columba’s and La Glorieta, and the best carne asada tacos you might ever taste when they set out tables and chairs in the street at Jorge’s Tacos on Huachinango street Saturday and Sunday evenings. An evening stroll on the cobblestone streets of La Cruz provides a truly authentic Mexican experience. Families lounge in doorways and on sidewalks in the cool of the evening or visit one another at the town park and eat at sidewalk taco stands, while the children play soccer (futbol) or buy ice cream cones (nieves). And everyone greets you with a smile or a wave in response to your greeting of “Buenas tardes” or “Buenas noches.”

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This year is one of great change for La Cruz. Construction is well underway on a modern marina boasting 368 slips, a yacht club, a fuel dock and haul-out facilities. A hotel and condominium complex overlooking the marina is also in the works. Visiting boaters can check in on the cruisers’ hailing channel, VHF 22, to consult with other boaters on conditions in the anchorage and where to land their dinghies. La Cruz also has a port captain’s facility that can be contacted on Channel 16, although it is preferred for skippers to physically check in and out at the port captain’s office.

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Around the Bay

PUNTA DE MITA (20°46.00 N/105°31.00 W)

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lso called “The Point of Simple Pleasures,” Punta de Mita is located at the northern tip of Banderas Bay. This beautiful area with its colorful village offers many pleasures for visiting boaters and tourists. Sparkling white-sand beaches beg to be explored, and the crystal-clear green water is warm and inviting. Wonderful seafood restaurants line the beach at El Anclote, and many small stores (tiendas) and grocery stores (abarrotes) are found throughout the village. Boat, kayak and surfboard rentals are readily available, in addition to bus or taxi transportation to other villages along Costa Banderas and Puerto Vallarta. The sandy-bottom anchorage directly in front of the village at El Anclote (20°46.00 N/105°31.17 W) provides protection from the prevailing northwest winds and swells, with good holding in 20 to 40 feet of water.

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There is a dinghy landing area in front of the thatched-roof restaurants where the small fishing pangas gather. And during the high cruising season from November to May, Hector’s Margarita Restaurant serves as headquarters for the very casual, laid-back Punta Mita Yacht and Surf Club organized by “Latitude 38” publisher Richard Spindler. There are nearly 30 surfing spots around this part of the bay and coast, many of which are only accessible by boat. Punta de Mita, with its idyllic conditions, is the perfect place for learning this sport. Pangas can be rented to reach the best surf spots, visit the nearby Marietas Islands, whale watch, snorkel or fish for tuna, dorado, wahoo, sailfish and marlin. A trip to the fishing grounds at the Marietas Islands, El Morro, Corbetena or 25 miles out to El Banco may yield 200-pound tuna and marlin over 1,000 pounds. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


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Punta de Mita / El Anclote

Punta de Mita has been compared to what Puerto Vallarta might have been like 50 years ago; however, there is much development that continues to dramatically change the landscape of this pristine area. Several condominium complexes on and near the beach are under construction or already completed. The nearby Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita offers world-class lodging. Its Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club was voted by “Conde Nast” readers this year as the best golf course in the world! This gorgeous oceanside course includes the world’s only true island green, a 196-yard par 3 to a rocky promontory out in the Pacific. There are three more exclusive resort hotels planned and two additional golf courses. Several developments of multi-million dollar private residences are ongoing, as well as commercial shops and other facilities. The beautiful beaches and amenities offered both afloat and ashore make Punta de Mita a wonderful stop and a great destination for boaters arriving and departing Banderas Bay. 22 | VALLARTA nautica 2007

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Around the Bay

South Shore Anchorages

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he South Shore of Banderas Bay is ringed by the rugged, jungle-covered Sierra Madre Mountains that have protected the bay from hurricanes for thousands of years. The mountains continue their steep plunge into the bay, providing incredibly beautiful protected coves and anchorages to explore. The steep gradient, however, can put a vessel in water hundreds of feet deep within a boat length or two from the shore. In many cases, the prudent skipper will use both a bow and stern anchor to keep the vessel into the swell and securely anchored in the event of southerly wind conditions, which usually occur during overnight anchorages as the breezes completely change direction and whistle down through the canyons and valleys. A stern anchor on the beach is a prudent and common practice. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

There are several wonderful anchorages to explore on the South Shore of the bay. Some of the areas are frequently visited by tour boats for a few hours a day, and others are seemingly reserved just for you. The South Shore is both dramatic and beautiful. With the green jungle, jade-colored waters and thatched-roof huts all along the shore or clinging to the mountain sides, it gives the feeling of some other exotic location in the South Pacific or off the coast of Africa. Los Arcos (The Arches) National Marine Park is a rock formation located at 20째 32.72 N /105째 17.45. This area provides some of the best diving and snorkeling in Banderas Bay, with deep drop-offs on the north side. The caves and tunnels worn through the rocks over the millenniums give the name to the area. Care must be taken not to damage the underwater VALLARTA nautica 2007 | 23


and anchorages are only accessible by boat (although some can be accessed by fourwheel drive vehicle after several hours of traversing extremely rough terrain). Boca is a major jumping-off point for water-taxi panga services, which run continuously back and forth to villages and beaches on the South Shore. Las Animas is two miles farther west at 20°30.45 N/105°20.70 and has one of the most accessible anchorages on the South Shore. A long, sparkling whitesand beach, a small pier for loading and unloading passengers, and several thatched-roof restaurants right on the sand welcome visitors to this popular tourist spot. Anchor close to shore in 10 to 20 feet over sand, and Juan or one of the other panga taxi drivers will be happy to drop you ashore and take you back out to the boat for a small fee or, if you don’t mind getting wet, just jump right into the crystal-clear green water and swim ashore! In addition, there is a beautiful whitesand beach with room for one boat to anchor a half mile east of Las Animas at 20°30.61 N/105°20.35. Just be watchful for submerged rocks in the area. Quimixto is a pretty little oceanfront village with restaurants on the beach and a small river that leads up the valley to a waterfall. Horses are available to take you to the waterfall for a mini-adventure, or you can just lounge on the beach or at a seaside restaurant enjoying the view. Located at 20°30.28 N/105°22.18 there is a small anchorage that can handle several vessels, although care must be taken to avoid rocks close to the beach. Boca de Tomatlán

habitat, and nothing can be removed from the area. Los Arcos is an incredibly beautiful underwater experience. B o c a d e To m a t l a n a t 2 0 ° 3 0 . 7 6 N/105°18.93, tucked in at the end of a beautiful bay just down the coast from Los Arcos, is arguably one of the most picturesque villages in all of Banderas Bay. The river that cascades down through the mountains from Chico’s Paradise and beyond empties into the bay here, 24 | VALLARTA nautica 2007

providing a scenic backdrop and protected harbor for the local panga fishermen. Cruising vessels rarely anchor here because of the steep beach gradient; however, in the calm weather that is usually the case from November to June, this is a nice lunch stop and an opportunity to practice your bow and stern anchoring technique with a stern anchor on the beach. Boca de Tomatlan is the last village on the South Shore readily accessible by car or bus. From here on the South Shore villages

Majahuitas at 20°30.49 N/105°23.45 is a spectacular little white-sand beach and cove that is home to an all-inclusive, very private resort. This is a wonderful stop to enjoy the view and snorkel the west side of the cove and underwater tunnel formations just west of the anchorage. There is only room for one vessel and it is not considered adequate for an overnight stay. A little farther east around the corner of Punta Boca at 20°30.43 N/105°24.14 is a tiny cove and beach with a one-vessel anchorage close-in over sand, a nice picnic and snorkeling stop. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


Yelapa

Yelapa is probably the most well known village on the South Shore. Long regarded as a get-away-from-it-all destination for those seeking the true beauty and ambiance of Mexico, Yelapa has been a favorite destination for young and old alike. The bay at Yelapa, 20°29.47 N/105°26.60, provides good anchorage areas on the southeast side in 20 feet of water over sand, with panga service to the beach. There are several seafood restaurants ashore, a picturesque village to explore, and a hike upriver to a waterfall on foot or horseback. Not many folks frequent the more remote anchorages located west of Yelapa to the end of the bay at Cabo Corrientes. They provide attractive locations to while away the hours all by yourself. Check out the following little coves and beaches: Manzanillas at 20°29.44 N/105°29.39, La Cueva at 20°29.01 N/105°34.30 and just east of Chimo at 20°28.96 N/105°34.67. Los Corrales at 20°24.56 N/105°26.60 is a small hidden bay just a half mile east of the lighthouse (El Faro) at Cabo Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

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Corrientes. It provides protection from both prevailing northwest winds and swells and any weather from the south. There is a nice little anchorage at 20°24.56 N/105°40.70 for one or two vessels on the southwest side of the bay behind a rock outcropping in front of two concrete shacks (bodegas) in 20 feet of water over sand. Another small anchorage is located on the northeast side at 20°24.60 N/105°40.34 in front of the few houses that are on the beach. We’re told that they serve seafood at the larger white house with the white water tank on the roof (tinaco). While there is not much here to see or do, this a great stop to wait for calmer weather conditions before rounding Cabo Corrientes or to take a rest

if you’ve been beating your way up from the south. And if you’re lucky, you may even get to taste fresh oysters harvested here by local fishermen. Banderas Bay offers visiting boaters many wonderful anchorages, villages and towns to visit, whether you just want a little tropical paradise all to yourself or to be catered to dockside at a five-star resort. It truly is “Paradise Found.”

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Around the Bay

ISLAS MARIETAS (20°41.00 N/105°36.00 W)

Islas Marietas

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he Marietas Islands at 20°41.00 N/105°36.00 W are a string of three small islands and underwater seamounts that form the gateway to Banderas Bay. These islands have been declared a federally protected nature reserve to provide a sanctuary for the diverse species of birds, turtles, dolphins, humpback whales, tropical fish and giant manta rays found here. Several species of sea birds also make the Marietas Islands their home, including thousands of blue-footed boobies, yellowfooted boobies, brown boobies, pelicans, Heermann’s Gulls and frigates. The endangered blue-footed boobies, which thrive on these islands, are found only here, in the Sea of Cortez and in the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador. The Islas Marietas are a favorite snorkeling and diving location, with a variety of impressive reefs, underwater caves, tunnels and walls. The fortunate few may encounter beautiful manta rays, those gentle giants with 15-foot wing spans that glide just below the surface feeding on microscopic plankton.

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There are passages north and south of the islands for vessels approaching Banderas Bay; however, the areas between the islands should be avoided due to shallow reefs and seamounts just beneath the surface. For vessels passing on the north side of the Marietas using the Punta de Mita approach (20°47.16 N/105°37.01 W), care must be taken to avoid an underwater rock hazard off Punta de Mita reported at 20°32.72 N/105°17.45 W. The safest approach to the islands is from the south. A somewhat protected anchorage is available on the south side of the largest island at 20°40.75 N/105°36.60 W in 20 feet of water over sandy spots. There are many tours to these magical islands out of Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and nearby Punta de Mita. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy the sea life and bird sanctuary and experience incredible snorkeling and diving in the shallow reef areas, lava tubes and cave formations. Definitely a “must see” if you are visiting Banderas Bay.

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anderas Bay and the surrounding waters of the Pacific teem with sea life, providing some of the best sport fishing in the world, including dorado (mahi-mahi), sailfish, wahoo, giant tuna and monster marlin. The fishing fleet welcomes you to the bay and has boats and trips customized to meet nearly everyone’s needs and budget, from small open fishing boats ideal for two people, called “pangas,” to large twin-diesel-powered sport fishers for six people or more. The fishing is so good here that the 51st Annual International Sailfish and Marlin Tournament being held November 16 -19, 2006, is billed as the best fishing tournament in the Mexican Pacific Ocean and brings fishermen from all over the world to compete for more than $200,000 dollars in prizes!

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There are many great fishing grounds in and around Banderas Bay. Inside the bay are a huge variety of fish: 50-pound tuna, dorado, sailfish, wahoo, snapper, grouper, roosterfish, mackerel, amberjack and dozens of other varieties. Outside the bay are two large rock formations, Corbeteña and El Banco, which provide record marlin and tuna catches.  Close in, between Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta to the Ameca River, there are snook and pargo. The North Shore between La Cruz and Punta de Mita provides great sierra fishing, trolling small rapalas and small hoochie jigs close to the shore. Piedra Blanca, just west of La Cruz and at Punta de Mita right in the anchorage are favorite spots for sierras.    The South Shore from Mismaloya to VALLARTA nautica 2007 | 27


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Punta Corrientes, where the water is deeper, tuna, dorado and bonita can be found year around.   West of Yelapa skippers must maintain a good watch for rocks, especially in the area of Chimo, although the fishing is good here for bonita and pargo and, at times, tuna, dorado and sailfish.   The Las Marietas Islands provide great scuba diving and, here where the bay meets the Pacific, mark the beginning of the trophy fishing area.  In the protected banks of the Marietas Islands, you’ll find all the big game fish, such as marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado and wahoo.  El Morro is an excellent sport fishing destination.  On the way to Corbeteña, this group of rock pinnacles makes for some of the most exciting scuba diving in Puerto Vallarta, and also some of the best fishing.  The barnacle-covered rocks attract tuna up to 50 pounds, sailfish, dorado, yellowtail and more. Many skippers elect to alternate between El Morro and El Faro if the fish are biting more in one location than another.

In addition to fabulous deep-sea sport fishing, Vallarta also boasts fresh-water fishing in the local mountains. Large bass can be found at nearby lake Cajon de Peña, where it’s possible to view birds and wildlife as well. Whether casting from the shore or cruising the open sea, both the experienced and the novice will find that the incredible beauty of Banderas Bay, with its rivers and deep blue waters full of marine life, offers great fishing any time! Fishing Vallarta creates memories of a lifetime and turns fish stories into legends. For more information, check out our website at www.virtualvallarta.com.

El Faro is the lighthouse at Cabo Corrientes, located on the far south end of Banderas Bay.  It is a great place to catch sailfish, dorado, tuna, and roosterfish.  Corbeteña (20°44’.12”N/105°50’.70”W), the large seamount rising out of the deep Pacific waters 33 miles west of Puerto Vallarta, offers prize trophy fish including marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo and dorado.  El Banco (The Banks) (20°56’.89”N/106 °01’.29”W), approximately 50 miles out from Puerto Vallarta, is the most celebrated of our fishing sites.  The Banks are a series of underwater pinnacles, the highest spot rising to within 69 feet of the surface, with bait fish often working the surface above each pinnacle.  The Banks is where the biggest and best trophy fish can be found, including monster marlin over 1,000 pounds, huge tuna to 400 pounds, giant sailfish, wahoo, dorado and more.

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ON the WATER

Sailing

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anderas Bay is the second largest bay in North America and the seventh largest in the world. The temperate tropical weather, gentle afternoon breezes and protected flat seas combine to make the bay a sailor’s dream come true. Banderas Bay is rapidly becoming an internationally recognized mecca for some of the best sailing in the world. Cruisers, power and sail, have known about it for years and flock to the bay during the high season between November and June to stay for weeks, months or even years. Now, racing on the bay is really becoming popular, too, drawing racing boats from as far away as Russia and Japan to compete in the J24 World Championships and many other regattas to be held here this season.

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Qu a l i f i c a t i o n s f o r t h e J 2 4 Wo r l d Championships will be held in November and December 2006. The Vallarta Cup Regatta series will be held in January 2007 for both cruising and local racing yachts. The WesMex Optimist Regatta will be held here in early February 2007 for young sailors from all over Mexico. In late February, some of the fastest crewed racing yachts in the world finish here in the Marina del Rey to Puerto Vallarta race. February’s sailing calendar also features the Governor’s Cup for large racing yachts, being held simultaneously with the J24 National Championship. The J24 World Championships follow in March 2007. The 15th Annual Banderas Bay International Regatta is held at the end of March, followed by the Spring Distance Series in April and May 2007 and the Optimist North American Championships in July 2007.

Besides the regattas, there are fun races every Thursday afternoon for all sailboats, fondly called “Beer Cans.” In addition, there are club cruises to Punta de Mita and Las Animas with the Vallarta Yacht Club, and the Pirates for Pupils Charity Spinnaker Run led by Richard Spindler and his famous huge catamaran “Profligate.” Banderas Bay is a wonderful place to be on the water, whether you are learning to sail with the JWorld Sailing School, off-shore cruising with veteran circumnavigator Pat Henry, chartering a sailboat with Vallarta Adventures, enjoying a sunset cruise aboard the Marigalante, or just hanging out on the hook at one of the beautiful anchorages around the bay. Sailing is a great way to enjoy your stay in paradise.

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Surfing

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urfing is hot here in Banderas Bay and outside along the rugged north coast from Punta de Mita to San Blas. Point breaks, reef breaks, beach breaks, jetty breaks and sand bars provide all types of swells, from glassy tubes and barrels for the hardcore surfer to gentle, soft-breaking swells perfect for beginners. El Anclote at Punta de Mita is the “Malibu” of Vallarta, with consistent, clean swells that wrap around the point and right into the beach in front of the restaurants. The beach breaks at El Anclote (La Lancha) are wonderful for beginners to learn the sport. And when the larger westerly swells come in from the Pacific, experienced surfers can enjoy incredibly long rides all the way from El Faro at the point into the beach at El Anclote. From Punta de Mita to La Cruz on the bay’s North Shore there are good surfing spots at several point and reef breaks. Punta Burro is a right reef break with occasional barrels, and when the surf is up good rights can also be had nearby at Pools, Veneros and Destiladeras. Farther down the North Shore toward Puerto Vallarta is a reef break at El Tizate and occasional beach breaks in front of the resorts at Nuevo Vallarta. South of Puerto Vallarta a panga water

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taxi from Boca de Tomatlan can take you to Quimixto, which is a point break for lefties during winter and spring. From Punta de Mita to San Blas north up the coast there are some great surf breaks at Sayulita, San Francisco, Chacala, Santa Cruz, Aticama/Las Islitas at Matachen Bay and Stoner’s Point. Matachen Bay at San Blas is a legendary spot for pioneer surfers. Stoner`s Point is the classic point, and Las Islitas has been known for the longest wave in the world – 5,700 feet – as certified by “Guinness World Records.” In spring when the huge swells appear from the Southern Hemisphere, it is possible this break can be ridden from Stoner`s Point through Islitas and surpass even “Guinness World Records.” The chance of scoring an epic session at the longest measured wave in the world may be worth suffering the “jejenes” (local sand flies). Within an hour’s drive north of Punta de Mita are the oceanfront towns of Sayulita and San Francisco (known locally as San Pancho). Sayulita has a great wave reputation that has turned this little village into the “surf city” of Nayarit, drawing surfers from all over the world. The reef break can be soft and ideally suits beginners and very mellow long boarders who don’t mind the crowds.

San Pancho is a few miles farther north and enjoys beautiful tubes and barrels, especially at low tides in the morning hours before the wind pipes up. This sleepy little village has few crowds, a beautiful beach, and hosted the Nayarit State Surfing Championship this year. There are surf schools at Punta de Mita and Sayulita. Surfboard rentals are available right on the beach at both locations. In addition, there are several surf shops in the area to provide boards, clothing and accessories: Coral Reef Surf Shop in Bucerias, Accion Sports in La Cruz and Punta Mita, Mictlan Surf School in Punta de Mita and Sunset Surf Shop in Sayulita. Pangas are available at El Anclote in Punta de Mita from Accion Sports and Oscar’s to take you right to the best surf spots away from the crowds.

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Diving

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anderas Ba y i s a r i ch a nd diverse ecosystem providing incredible underwater vistas and opportunities to explore thrilling underwater drop-offs, caves and arches, and encounter giant manta rays, schools of dolphins and an amazing kaleidoscope of tropical marine life.

Banderas Bay and is home to most of Los Arcos’ underwater life, including lobster, octopus and sea turtles. Night diving here is wonderful. You won’t want to miss the 60 percent of sea life species that don’t come out during the day, the sleeping parrot fish or the phenomenon of plankton glowing in the moonlit waters.

For those who love the sport of scuba diving, Banderas Bay offers a wide range of diving experiences from novice to expert. The bay delivers perfect scuba diving conditions and a wealth of diving opportunities – so both experienced and beginner divers can enjoy the abundance of sea life in the warm, clear waters of Banderas Bay and the Mexican Pacific.

In the 1970s, when he was studying humpback whales, Jacques Cousteau was fascinated by the Marietas Islands with their deep caverns and rugged rock architecture. Today, the spectacular undersea architecture at Las Marietas Federal Marine Reserve is a sanctuary for turtles, dolphins, mantas and scores of tropical fish that swim along the coral reefs. With so much going for it, it’s no wonder that both beginner and certified divers call the Marietas their favorite dive destination in Puerto Vallarta.

Los Arcos is one of Mexico’s most popular marine reserves. This cluster of granite islands rising out of the deep water in the southern part of Banderas Bay provides excellent day and night diving opportunities for divers of every level. The Los Arcos National Marine Park attracts all kinds of tropical fish and a wide variety of marine life: angelfish, butterfly fish, damsels, parrot fish, needlefish, puffers, eagle rays, giant mantas, sea turtles and many other species of sea life. El Bajo Reef is a 60-foot pinnacle reaching up to just six feet below the surface of Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Six miles west of the Marietas Islands at the edge of Banderas Bay lies El Morro, a series of rock pinnacles extending above the surface of the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. With depths of up to 150 feet, El Morro offers wall diving, caves and a 50-foot tunnel, giving experienced divers the chance to practice more-technical diving in a remote location. Home to a great diversity of marine life including lobsters, turtles, octopus, sharks, sea horses, dolphins, jacks, yellowtails,

sailfish and the largest moray eels and manta rays you’ve ever seen, trips to this spectacular dive site are available to small groups of certified divers only. Corbeteña is outside the bay, surrounded by the blue waters of the Pacific 40 miles from Puerto Vallarta. This remote island attracts all manner of sea life – and very few scuba divers. A profusion of manta rays, turtles, sharks and dolphins are native to these waters, and huge schools of Jack tuna circle this tiny island in search of food. Offering certified divers the chance to explore caves, arches and steep walls, Corbeteña is a great dive site with moderate currents and depths of up to 120 feet, with visibility ranging from 60 to120 feet. The warm, clear waters of Banderas Bay combined with the islands and deep waters of the Pacific offer some of the best diving anywhere. VALLARTA nautica 2007 | 33


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Snorkeling

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anderas Bay is a rich and diverse ecosystem providing incredible underwater vistas that can be enjoyed with just a mask and snorkel.

Los Arcos and Las Marietas Islands are two excellent eco-reserves that sport some of the best snorkeling in the Mexican Pacific. Los Arcos Marine Reserve is ideal for small children and novice snorkelers, and the calm waters at Las Marietas make it a great place for beginners. Los Arcos is a marine reserve with unparalleled diversity and beauty. It is a cluster of unique rock formations that the surf has carved into arching caves and grottoes. Snorkelers can swim through these towering arches and see a wide variety of tropical marine life, including angelfish, damsels, parrot fish, lobsters, puffer fish and occasional visits from mantas and stingrays.

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rom November to March humpback whales migrate to Banderas Bay to breed and instruct their young, making Vallarta one of the best places in the world to view humpback whales in their natural habitat.

The Marietas Islands are an ideal location for a memorable snorkeling experience. This sanctuary for dolphins, sea turtles, friendly giant manta rays and masses of tropical fish and coral reefs provides wonderful snorkeling for experienced and beginners alike. King angelfish, Panamic sergeant majors and Cortez chubs frequently approach snorkelers at Las Marietas. You’ll also see damselfish with their dark purple-blue body and bright neon blue spots and, if you’re lucky, you might spot a beautiful white and yellow fish with vertical black stripes – the elusive Moorish Idol. If you are not on your own boat, many tour operators provide guided snorkeling tours to these and other locations around the bay. You can also rent a panga at Punta de Mita for a snorkeling experience at the nearby Las Marietas Islands. Putting on a mask, snorkel and fins and going under the waters of Banderas Bay is a truly beautiful, unforgettable experience.

Kayaking

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ayaks are a wonderful way to see the ecosystems of Banderas Bay up close and personal. Some of the best places to kayak are Punta de Mita, Las Marietas Islands, the beautiful coves and small beaches on the South Shore and the extensive lagoon habitats of Nuevo Vallarta. Kayaks can be rented right on the beach at Punta de Mita, and many tour operators provide kayaking excursions to some of the local reefs and islands around the bay and the beautiful ecosystem of the Nuevo Vallarta lagoons.

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Tours, Charters and Schools

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f you would like to cruise the bay, fish, dive, snorkel, sail, kayak or get off the boat for an inland tour, a shopping trip to Guadalajara or gliding through the jungle canopy on a wire, there are many reputable tour operators and charter companies in Vallarta that provide wonderful tour packages for visitors. Vallarta Adventures is the largest tour operator in Vallarta, offering cruises of the bay, diving, snorkeling, day and night adventures to their own magical hideaway at Las Caletas, canopy tours, swimming with the dolphins, and even daily air tours to the lovely mountain town of San Sebastian. Charter Dreams in Marina Vallarta specializes in first-class fishing, sailing, bay cruises and whale watching, with packages to fit nearly every budget. You haven’t done many of these on-the-water activities before? Would you like to learn to surf, sail, kayak, snorkel or scuba dive? Most of the tour operators provide expert instruction to get you on or in the water in no time at all. There are several dive shops and tour operators here in Banderas Bay with PADI-certified instructors to get you dive qualified. There are surfing schools right on the beach at Punta de Mita and Sayulita. And there are two first-class sailing schools, one specializing in teaching women how to sail off-shore taught by the first North American woman to sail around the world alone, Pat Henry. For information on these and other tour operators and charter companies, please see the Banderas Bay Cruisers’ Resource Guide section of “Vallarta nautica.”

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ON the WATER

2006/2007 CALENDAR NAUTICAL ACTIVITIES

23 - 25: J24 National Championship Regatta – Third qualifier for J24 World Championship in March off Nuevo Vallarta. 23 - 25: Governors’ Cup Regatta – Simultaneous with J24 National Championship, this regatta for larger yachts will also start off Nuevo Vallarta to other points on the bay, including downtown Puerto Vallarta. 24: VYC Fishing Frenzy – 8 am, followed by fish fry at 6 pm. 

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h e re a re m y r i a d w o n d e r f u l activities on the water planned for the 2006/2007 season, from the 51st Annual International Sailfish and Marlin Tournament in November 2006 to the Optimist North American Championships in July 2007. Here is the Nautical Activities Calendar to help you keep track of all the action.

October 2006 13: Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC) Fishing Frenzy – 8 am, followed by fish fry at 6 pm. 14: VYC Opening Day 2006 – Celebrating their fifth year and growth from 15 members in 2001 to over 400 in 2006. 

November 2006 5, 12, 19, 26: VYC Old Farts Laser Races – Every Sunday afternoon. 2 - 5: J24 Qualifying Rounds-for World Championship in March. 10: VYC Fishing Frenzy – 8 am, followed by fish fry at 6 pm.  11: VYC Jr. Sailing Fall Club Race & Awards Dinner/Spaghetti Feed & Jr. Program Fundraiser 16 - 19: Club de Pesca de Puerto Vallarta’s 51st Annual International Sailfish & Marlin Tournament – With more than $200,000 USD in prizes. 18: Dine and Dash to Philo’s – Starting off at Paradise Village around noon, race to La Cruz, anchor and enjoy lunch and music at Philo’s. Start of second leg back to Paradise Village based on arrival time to La Cruz. First one back wins! Celebrate over beer at VYC. 25: VYC Getaway Cruise – A fun cruise to the Las Animas Outstation.  30 - Dec. 3: Final Qualifications - for the J24 World Championship in March.  36 | VALLARTA nautica 2007

December 2006 3, 10, 17, 24: VYC Old Farts Laser Races – Every Sunday afternoon. 7, 14, 21, 28: Thursday Beer Can Regattas 9: Dine and Dash to Philo’s – Starting off at Paradise Village around noon, race to La Cruz, anchor and enjoy lunch and music at Philo’s. Start of second leg back to Paradise Village based on arrival time to La Cruz. First one back wins! Celebrate over beer at VYC. 15: VYC Fishing Frenzy – 8 am, followed by fish fry at 6 pm. 

January 2007 7, 14, 21, 28: VYC Old Farts Laser Races – Every Sunday afternoon. 6, 13, 20, 27: Vallarta Cup Race Series – Every Saturday in January.  12: VYC Fishing Frenzy – 8 am, followed by fish fry at 6 pm. 

February 2007 WesMex Optimist Regatta – Date/time TBA. Puddlejumper & Southbounders Party – Date/ time TBA.  1, 8, 15, 22: VYC Old Farts Laser Races – Every Sunday afternoon. 10: Dine and Dash to Philo’s – Starting off at Paradise Village around noon, race to La Cruz, anchor and enjoy lunch and music at Philo’s. Start of second leg back to Paradise Village based on arrival time to La Cruz. First one back wins! Celebrate over beer at VYC. 16 - Mar. 3: PV ’07 Marina del Rey to Puerto Vallarta Races – Racing and Salsa (Cruising) Divisions with starts on Feb. 16, 21, 22, 23 and intermediate finishes at Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas enroute to Puerto Vallarta.

3: PV’07 Marina del Rey to Puerto Vallarta Awards Presentation & Fiesta – Westin Regina, Puerto Vallarta. 4, 11, 18, 25: VYC Old Farts Laser Races – Every Sunday afternoon.  4 - 10: J24 World Championship 16: VYC Fishing Frenzy – 8 am, followed by fish fry at 6 pm. 17: St. Patrick’s Dinghy Regatta & Party 20: Banderas Bay Regatta Seminar & Start Your Heart Out – Seminar on racing conditions and strategies for the Banderas Bay Regatta, followed by on-the-water practice at the start line for participants.  21: 4th Annual Latitude 38 Punta Mita Charity Spinnaker Run – Led by “Latitude 38” publisher Richard Spindler aboard his big cat “Profligate.” 23, 24, 25: Banderas Bay International Regatta XV – This “cruisers’ regatta” has grown to a world-class international event featuring classes for all comers, from the smallest cruisers to monster mega sleds. 23: Vallarta Yacht Club Regatta Party – Ribs, live music.  24: Jr. Sailing Spring Club Race & Awards Dinner/Spaghetti Feed & Jr. Program Fund Raiser 25: Banderas Bay Regatta Awards DinnerParadise Village.

April 2007 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Old Farts Laser Races – Every Sunday afternoon. 7, 8: Spring Distance Series 1 13: VYC Fishing Frenzy – 8 am, followed by fish fry at 6 pm. 14, 15: VYC Overnight Cruise to Punta de Mita 21, 22: Spring Distance Series 2

May 2007 11: VYC Fishing Frenzy & Picante Cup Award Night 13, 14: Spring Distance Series 3

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PASSAGES

Getting Here

Ahhh, Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, swaying palm trees, warm winds and sparkling white sand beaches, not to mention friendly people, wonderful food, great tequila and cold cervezas – what dreams are made of! No matter whether you sail by yourself or party with the Baja Ha-Ha, getting here is all part of the adventure.

Documentation

Mexico recently changed their maritime documentation and check-in and check-out procedures, making it significantly easier for boaters transiting to, from and within Mexican waters and ports. Vessels entering and leaving Mexico still must formally clear in and out at their first and last port of entry with the port captain, immigration and customs and pay the nominal fees; however, as of April 29, 2005, and amended July 5, 2005, once a boat is cleared into the country, skippers of foreign recreational vessels under 500 tons no longer need to go to immigration again until just before the boat leaves the country. In addition, when sailing from port to port within Mexico, the port captain only needs be “notified.” In some places this may be done over the radio or via an “authorized” marina office, but in other places the skipper may still have to make a visit to the port captain’s office and provide the notification in writing. There are no longer any fees to clear into a domestic port, and you are not required to use a ship’s agent. At your last port before departing Mexico, skippers must formally clear out of the country and obtain an international “Zarpe” to present upon entry to the next country, although this has not been strictly enforced by US authorities for US-registered vessels returning to the USA from Mexico. The Mexican government has set up “one-stop shops“ in Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas where the port captain, immigration, customs and Banjercito (Armed Forces Bank) representatives are all in one facility to ease the entry and departure process. Other ports of entry that provide international entry/exit clearances are La Paz in the north and Puerto Chiapas (formerly known as Puerto Madero), Puerto Salina Cruz and Puerto de Bahias de Huatulco in the south. Documentation that will be required for your international check-in are vessel title, proof of citizenship or residency in a foreign country (passport) for each passenger, a crew list (despacho), and proof of insurance on the vessel. The port captain will issue a stamped international clearance into Mexico (Zarpe), which must be maintained with the vessel and presented at the last port of entry before leaving Mexico. Immigration will issue a temporary visitor visa to each person for up to 180 days. Please note that if you leave Mexico, even temporarily, you will be required to surrender this temporary visa. Make sure upon your return that you obtain a new tourist visa that will cover the time up to and including your planned departure from Mexico. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Whether your planned route tracks down from the West Coast of the USA or up from Central America, here are several considerations for safe, enjoyable and trouble-free passages in Mexico: documentation requirements, charts and publications, routes, anchorages, facilities, weather and more.

Customs will issue a temporary import permit (TIP) for the vessel good for 10 or 20 years if one is needed. A TIP requires a small deposit and bond with Banjercito, using your credit card, guaranteeing you will not sell the vessel while it is in Mexico. While you are not required to have a TIP, if you plan on departing Mexico with the vessel within the timeframe authorized by your temporary visitor visa (up to 180 days), a TIP is required by marinas and haul-out facilities and for importing repair parts. Of note is that Puerto Vallarta does not have a Banjercito facility and, therefore, no longer issues temporary import permits, so be sure to stop in at any one of those ports listed to obtain your TIP before arrival in PV. As local delivery skipper Doug Danielson reports: Once you have done your international check-in, navigating between Mexican ports will be relatively easy if you stay in authorized marinas. This is where the confusion comes in. The new law relies on authorized marinas to act as honorary delegates of the port captain, and eventually they will be handling all the paperwork. No fees are required and an immigration agent is not involved. Unfortunately, in ports where there is no authorized marina, or if you anchor out, you are still required to notify the port captain in writing (not by VHF radio alone, as some have reported) and you must give the following information: 1) name of vessel, 2) flag, 3) registration number, 4) gross and net tonnage, 5) last port or destination and trip itinerary, 6) list of crew and any changes, and 7) time of arrival and departure. As with any bureaucracy, it will take some time for the bugs to be worked out of this new procedure. At the present time, if you speak good Spanish, some port captains will take the information over the radio and record it; others will not. Bottom line, the responsibility is still on the boat captain to properly report his vessel’s movements while in Mexico, and someone – port captain, vessel owner or marina – still has to do the paperwork. The prudent mariner will always get it in writing, so there aren’t problems or misunderstandings down the line. The major difference in the new law is that vessels traveling between ports within the country are no longer required to pay fees or report to Immigration. A downloadable Mexican clearance form is available on Doug’s website at www.doug-danielson.com/download/Mexico_Clearance.pdf. And a downloadable crew list (despacho) form is also available at www.doug-danielson.com/ download/Crew_List.pdf. All the marinas in Banderas Bay are authorized honorary delegates of the port captains of Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta and will process VALLARTA nautica 2007 | 37


your port clearance paperwork for you. “Paperman” Juan Arias and Vilma Habelloecker of Vilma’s Yacht Services provide check-in and check-out services for a fee and can handle all your documentation needs, from fishing licenses and immigration to drivers’ licenses. Please see the Banderas Bay Cruiser Resources Guide for detailed contact information.

Publications

There are many charts and publications available that provide detailed information for navigating Mexican waters from Ensenada in the north to Puerto Chiapas (Madero) in the south. Mariners can order online using the Internet or visit their local nautical publications outlet or chandlery. Here are some cruiser favorites: • Baja Boaters Guide Volumes I & II by Jack Williams • Baja Handbook by Joe Cummings • Baja Sea Guide by Lewis and Ebeling • Bellingham Chart Printers Portfolio 205 – 21 Charts Baja Pacific Coast and Sea of Cortez • Bellingham Chart Printers Portfolio 210 – 50 Charts Cabo San Lucas to the Panama Canal • Charlie’s Charts – Western Coast of Mexico by Charles E. Wood • Complete Guide to the Sea of Cortez, three volumes by Gerry Cunningham • Cruising Ports: Florida to California via Panama by captains John E. Rains and Patricia Miller Rains • Mexico Boating Guide by captains John E. Rains and Patricia Miller Rains • Pacific Mexico Handbook by Bruce Whipperman • Spanish for Cruisers by Parsons • World Cruising Routes by Jimmy Cornell • World Cruising Handbook by Jimmy Cornell • Yachtsman Mexico to Panama Chart Book by Don Abbott Magazines and websites provide updated, detailed information on cruising Mexico. Our favorite is “Latitude 38,” followed by “Latitudes & Attitudes,” “Santana,” “Cruising World,” “Ocean Navigator,” and “Sail Magazine.” These publications and more can be found at the following websites: www.latitude38.com: “Latitude 38” magazine www.baja-haha.com: Baja Ha-Ha organization www.latsandatts.net: “Latitudes and Attitudes” magazine www.santanamagazine.com: “Santana” magazine www.cruisingworld.com: “Cruising World” magazine www.oceannavigator.com: “Ocean Navigator” magazine www.sailmag.com: “Sail Magazine”  www.ssca.org: Seven Seas Cruising Association www.clubcruceros.org: Club Cruceros in La Paz www.virtualvallarta.com: VirtualVallarta website

Routes, Anchorages and Facilities

From the north, cruisers should first check in at the one-stop shops at Ensenada or Cabo San Lucas to clear in to Mexico and obtain temporary import permits for their vessels before heading farther south. Down the outside of the Baja, skippers can elect to go non-stop to PV if they have already cleared in, or stop (gunk hole) along the Baja peninsula Pacific coast at 50- to 100-mile intervals at places like San Quintin, Isla Cedros, Turtle Bay, San Juanico, Santa Maria or Mag Bay and Cabo San Lucas. Those who choose to visit the Sea of Cortez before heading farther south normally proceed via Los Frailes to La Paz and then circumnavigate the sea via Puerto Escondido, Bahia Concepcion, Santa Rosalia, San Carlos and Guaymas, down to Los Mochis, or cut across to Mazatlan and down to Banderas Bay via Isla Isabela, San Blas, Chacala and Jaltembra. If you are arriving from the south via the Panama Canal and Central America, the first ports of entry that can accommodate your check-in are 38 | VALLARTA nautica 2007

Puerto Chiapas (formerly known as Madero), Salina Cruz and Huatulco. Then it’s a northerly passage with many wonderful ports and anchorages, including Acapulco, Zihuatenejo and Ixtapa, Las Hadas at Manzanillo, Barra de Navidad, Tenacatita, Careyes and Chamela.

Weather

Forecasting weather has not changed much over the years, although nowadays there are infinitely more sources of information at the skipper’s fingertips. It still holds true that the prudent mariner consults the forecast winds, barometric pressure, sunset, sunrise, illumination and sea conditions, looks at satellite imagery if available, patiently listens to Don on “Summer Passage“ and other forecasters for their opinions, studies historical data via pilots for their cruising area, and finally makes a personal go or no-go decision, placing their fate in their personal abilities and the hands of God. Such is the cruising lifestyle. Weather information for cruising Mexico is available via the Internet, SSB radio, HAM radio nets and subscribed weather services. Internet sites that provide comprehensive weather information for Mexico and the eastern Pacific can be found at the following addresses: www.clubcruceros.org/WeatherPages.htm (the best site for detailed weather information  for Mexico and the Baja), www.nhc.noaa.gov (National Hurricane Center), www.bajainsider.com/weather/bajaweather.htm (good Mexico weather overview), www.wunderground.com/global/MX.html (current and forecast weather for cities throughout Mexico), www.buoyweather.com (virtual buoys to predict wind and wave activity based on weather models) facs.scripps.edu/surf/socal.html (actual buoy reports for southern California).

Radio

Is the primary method of getting weather information once you are at sea. When coastal sailing in the USA, weather information is available via VHF (very high frequency) radio, which provides line-of-sight reception up to approximately 20 miles. Most VHF radios are pre-programmed to receive NOAA weather on Channels WX-1 or WX-2. For longer distances or when sailing outside US waters, an SSB (single sideband) radio enables vessels to get weather faxes and voice weather broadcasts, send and receive email, listen to news when out of normal FM radio range, and chat with other cruisers who may be many hundreds of miles away. Weather faxes require either a dedicated weather fax machine or a computer with appropriate software to decode the fax via either microphone input to the sound card or an HF (high-frequency) modem. Both SSB receivers and transceivers allow reception of amateur radio frequencies (HAM) and shortwave radio stations. Marine bands and weather transmissions are USB (upper sideband). Some HAM bands are LSB (lower sideband), and broadcast radio stations are usually AM. Most channels are simplex (transmit and receive on the same frequency). Some marine SSB transceivers will transmit on HAM frequencies but, unless it’s an emergency, operators need a general class or better HAM license to do so legally. If there is an SSB receiver or transceiver onboard, WWV Fort Collins, CO, broadcasts Pacific high seas weather warnings at 10 minutes past

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the hour, and many SSB and HAM radio nets also provide weather for all of Mexico and the eastern Pacific (see table). Don Anderson, “Summer Passage” of Oxnard, California, has been providing extensive weather briefings on a number of SSB and HAM nets for many years. For more information, see below for Don’s daily schedule of weather briefings.

Prudent mariners take advantage of every weather source they can, including talking to locals and other cruisers, to make those important decisions on when and where to make a passage, take shelter or just kick back with another cool one.

“SUMMER PASSAGE” DAILY WEATHER BRIEFING SCHEDULE Don Anderson, N6HG, “SUMMER PASSAGE” RADIO WPXU557, “SUMMER PASSAGE” Valiant 47 WBX8756, Oxnard, CA Time UTC

Freq kHz

1415

8122

Amigo Net: Forecast for Mexico Pacific coast and Sea of Cortez.

1445*

8294

Monitors 8A for weather questions. For vessels more then 1500 miles away move up to 12C (12359.0). For vessels less than 500 miles, move to 6D (6516.0) or 4A (4146.0).

1515  

7233

Baja California Maritime Service Net: Forecast for San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, including Sea of Cortez. Weekdays only. AA6TP provides weather on weekends.

1530*

12359

Monitors 12C for weather questions usually 500 to 2500 miles from his station.

2245*

12359

Monitors 12C for weather questions from vessels out to 2500 miles from his station.

2315* 

16534

Monitors 16C for weather questions from vessels in the north and south Pacific, out to 6000 miles from his station. Frequencies 18840, 22165 and 25115 are alternates, especially for vessels beyond 3000 miles.

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Classified Navy-Marine Corps MARS traffic.

0105

6224

Southbound Net: Brief summary of any significant weather since Amigo Net.

0325

14313

Pacific Seafarers’ Net: Monitors for weather questions. If requested, usually moves off after roll call to 14283.

*If nothing heard after 15 minutes, closes down.

MARINE SSB/HAM NETS Many of the nets listed below give local weather reports. Amigo, Baja, and Southbound Nets all have Don’s “Summer Passage” weather reports covering the Pacific coast and Sea of Cortez from San Diego all the way down the Mexican mainland. Chubasco and Manaña Nets also have HAM weather. TIME UTC*

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6.516

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6.516

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14.340 a

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1500

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6.203

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1430 Warm up / 1445 Net open

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3.968 a

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1400 / 1415

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8.122  / 8.119 alt / 8.116 alt

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1515 Warm up / 1530 Net open

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7.294 a

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1600

Baja California W/Weather 15 min. past hour

7.260 a

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1600 M-F 1700 Check-ins

Calif./Hawaii

14.340 a

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1830 M-Sa Warm up 1900 Net open

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Maritime Mobile

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* These are currently scheduled times. Some nets recognize daylight-saving time and shift frequency and time when the hour changes. All are daily throughout the year except as noted. Pacific Standard Time: UTC - 8 • Mountain Standard Time: UTC - 7 • Central Standard Time: UTC -6 ** MHz a Amateur radio license required to transmit.

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DOCKSIDE

Vallarta Yacht Club

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any wonderful dockside facilities are available around the bay, including restaurants, marinas, haul-out facilities, maintenance services, shopping centers, government offices and much more. One of the best facilities available to residents, boaters and guests is the Vallarta Yacht Club, a fun place where something is always happening for kids from six to 106. The Vallarta Yacht Club ( VYC) at Paradise Village is the first and only member-operated yacht club in Banderas Bay. The VYC has grown from just a handful of members in 2002 to over 400 this year, becoming a globally recognized world-class yacht club. The club sponsors many social and charitable events, such as the annual Wine and Art

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Festival and Cruisers Great Chili CookOff, and hosts many popular activities each week, including Movie Nights, Gringo Bingo and Sunday Barbecues. The club also sponsors several yachting events, which this season include the J24 National and World Championships, WesMex Optimist 2007 Regatta, Optimist North American Open Championships, Governor’s Cup, Banderas Bay International Regatta and many more. The VYC facilities are specifically designed to provide a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere for members, while providing many needed services for boaters. The club operates a fullservice restaurant and bar, open daily for lunch and dinner. Internet service, discount long-distance telephone service, mail drop, community bulletin board, showers,

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swimming pool and Jacuzzi are just a few of the many amenities available to members, marina residents and guests. The design of the club complements the beauty and quality of Paradise Village. The restaurant, bar and outdoor dining terrace on the main level blend with the tropical atmosphere and overlook the marina and lagoon. The lower level contains administrative offices, restrooms, showers and the pool area. Dick Markie, harbormaster at Paradise Village Marina and a VYC board member, said the club is a dream come true for area boaters. “Many of us dreamed for years of a world-class yacht club to serve Banderas Bay and the international boating community, and it couldn’t have been built at a better location than right here at the Paradise Village Resort,” Markie said. The Paradise Village Marina is a five-star facility with nearly 200 slips accommodating vessels from less than 20 feet to yachts over 100 feet in length.

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The VYC actively supports the community and has initiated a Junior Sailing Program for local youths. Most of the young sailors down here currently are from Acapulco, Valle de Bravo (Mexico City) or the USA. This picture is changing, however, thanks to VYC director Dan Green and Junior Sailing director and head coach Alize Berry. Last year the VYC began its Junior Program by purchasing eight Optimist boats. The program reaches out to local youths from eight to 14 years old and provides them an opportunity to learn and enjoy this engaging lifelong sport. The program’s objectives are to: • Teach seamanship, sailing and racing skills in a safe and fun environment. • Enable students to acquire lifelong values such as sportsmanship, consideration for others, teamwork, self-reliance and love and respect for the sea. • Teach young people how to sail to the best of their ability and to encourage growth in skill and competence through individual and team participation.

• Encourage competitive sailing skills in regattas and in races at VYC and other regional, national and international events. The VYC Junior Program is already a resounding success in its first year, producing two young sailors who recently competed in the Mexican Junior Olympics held in Acapulco, where both placed in the top half of the over 100 competitors in the Optimist class. It will be exciting to watch our young local sailors growing and competing in world-class competitions held right here in Banderas Bay. Jim Ketler (1945 - 2005) was the founder and first commodore of the VYC. He explained his vision for the club in an interview years ago. “Our vision is to create a non-profit private membership organization that enjoys a prestigious reputation as a globally recognized world-class yacht club known for its service to members and contributions to yachting and the Banderas Bay region.” With the help of club members and the owner of the Paradise Village, Graziano Sovernigo, Jim’s vision has become a reality.

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RESOURCE GUIDE

Banderas Bay Cruisers’ Resource Guide for Boaters, Visitors and Residents of Banderas Bay The Guide to Resources In and Around Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, and Banderas Bay Version XV - 2006/7 All times Jalisco Editor’s Note: We hope you find the following information useful and accurate.

The listings of businesses in this guide are for information only. Appearance in the guide is not an endorsement of the quality of the product of service. We recommend that you ask around for personal recommendations.

The number in parenthesis (_) after each listing corresponds to numbered locations on the Banderas Bay maps to help orient readers:

Please provide any comments or recommendations to editor Lew Jennings, VHF Ch. 22 (“Mantaray”) or lewjennings@yahoo.com.

(1) Punta Mita (pg. 21) (2) La Cruz (pg. 18) (3) Bucerias (pg. 19) (4) Nuevo Vallarta (pg. 15) (5) Las Juntas (pg. 16)

(6) Marina Vallarta (pg. 9) (7) Hotel Zone (pg. 9) (8) Pitillal (pg. 45) (9) Centro (pg. 10) (10) South Side (pg. 10)

Admin & Personal Services Admin/Check-In/Out

Banderas Bay Cruisers’ Net VHF 22 Mon-Sat, 8:30 am Customs Aduana (6)

[At the airport terminal, aduana window] • Tel. (322)

221-1659

Immigration - Airport (6) • Tel. (322) 221-1380 Immigration - Main Office [Upstairs next to PEMEX station across from PV Port Captain’s Office and cruise ship terminal] 9 am - 1 pm. Closed

weekends and holidays • Tel. (322) 224-7653

Marina Nuevo Vallarta Harbormaster (4) VHF 16 • Nayarit • Tel. (329) 297-7000, Fax: (329) 297-7000 Marina Vallarta Harbormaster (6) VHF 16[Office located across from “D” dock] • Tel. (322) 221-0275, Fax: (322) 221-0722 Paperman (7) VHF 16 - Juan Pablo Arias • Plaza Marsol Local D [Next to cruise ship terminal, across from port captain’s office] Check in/out for a fee. Over a decade assisting cruisers with all documentation requirements, immigration visas, FM3s and parts import. • Tel. (322) 224-3555, Cel. 044322-105-0400, Fax: (322) 224-3585, Email: arias@ pvnet.com.mx Paradise Village Marina Harbormaster (4) VHF 16 • Tel. (322) 226-6728, Fax: (322) 226-6728 Port Captain (2) VHF 16 • Marlin, La Cruz [Near the church] • Tel. (329) 295-5036 42 | VALLARTA nautica 2007

Cruisers and resident volunteers around Banderas Bay provide input to the guide each year. To them and the charities we serve – thank you for your contributions!

Port Captain, Nuevo Vallarta (4) VHF 16 • Nayarit [Next to Hotel Villa Varadero] • Tel. (329) 297-0214 Port Captain, Puerto Vallarta (6-7) VHF 13[Across from Sam’s Club, next to the cruise ship terminal] • Tel. (322) 224-0427, Tel. (322) 224-2419 Vilma’s Documentation Services (4/6) VHF 16 or 22 - Vilma Habelloecker[Two Locations:

Marina Vallarta between “ I “ & “ J “ Docks, Local 31B and upstairs in the Paradise Village Mall at Letters & Packages office] Check in/out, import permits,

FM3s, USCG documentation renewals, radio licenses, fishing licenses, all documentation needs. • Tel. (322) 221-2752, Fax: (322) 297-2289, Email: vilmayachagency@yahoo.com, lettersandp@ hotmail.com Banking

1 Editor’s Note Note: Banamex, ScotiaBank and HSBC Bank ATMs accept most debit cards. Enter four-digit code after inserting card, press “Continuar”, and follow step-by-step directions. Airport, Mezcales [Next to CMQ]

American Express (9) Morelos 660, Centro. Daily 9 am - 6 pm Sat 9 am - 3 pm • Tel. (322) 223-2955 ATMs Centro [Across from City Hall] Banamex [One block south of CMQ]

Comercial Mexicana Gigante [Plaza Caracol]

HSBC Bucerias [Near Famars] HSBC, Banamex & Scotia Banks Credit card, ATM card withdrawals and travelers’ checks at the counter. Must have picture ID/passport. Lloyd (6) Plaza Marina Withdrawls before 1 pm or fee charged, Daily 9 am - 5 pm Sat 10 am-12 pm • Tel. (322) 221-3101 Marina Vallarta [Near the lighthouse]

MEX-DEV (La Escapada) (10) Ch 22 Money exchange Dollars for pesos. Call for best rates. Delivered if over $1000 USD or CDN. (They accept USD $100 bills). • Tel. (322) 222-0018 Paradise Village Mall Sam’s Club ScotiaBank Plaza Marina Wal-Mart Books

A Page in the Sun (10) Emiliano Zapata Book store/café. Gringo’s Books & Coffee (3) Morelos 7-A, Bucerias • Tel. (329) 298-1767, Email: casatranquila@prodigy.net.mx • www. casatranquila-bucerias.com Libros y Libros (9) [ 1/2 block up side street from McDonalds in Centro.]Wonderful book store

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Marina Coffee & Book Shop (6) Marina Vallarta [At the head of “B” Dock near Victor’s Place] Buy, sell and trade used books. Gourmet coffee, homemade cinnamon rolls, panninis and salads. Puerto Vallarta Writers’ Group (10) Don & Pat Gallery • Centro [International Friendship Club on Insurgentes above the Rio Cuale]

Meets every Saturday morning at 10:30 am. • Tel. (322) 222-3722 Señor Books (10) Olas Altas 490, Emiliano Zapata. New and used. • Tel. (322) 222-0324 The Book Store (10) Thomas Barrett • Venustiano Carranza 334A, Emiliano Zapata [At Insurgentes in South Side] New paperbacks, will special order, Email: thebookstore@aol.com The Book Store #2 (7) Plaza Caracol Local 1A [In front of registers inside Gigante supermarket] Carries marine publications, including Charlies Charts. • Tel. (322) 224-1872 Camera/Binocular Repair & Cleaning

Laboratorio Las Peñas (9) Carlos Salas • Honduras 173, Centro. Servicio Fotomecanico “Botello” (8) Independecia 113-C, Pitillal Mechanical and digital camera repairs. • Tel. (322) 225-9287, Cel. 044-322-138-1954 Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Charities & Social Organizations

Casa Hogar Elisa Cornejo • Puerto Vallarta [One kilometer north of the airport] Childrens’ orphanage. • Tel. (322) 221-1908, Email: casahogar_maximocornejo@ hotmail.com Colegio Mexico-Americano (9) Margi Baughman A partnership of Americans and Canadians support this school for higher education with emphasis on values and leadership, Email: mach1@prodigy.net.mx, dbender@prodigy.net.mx Friendship Club of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (2) Delfin 15, La Cruz The club raises funds to assist the needy of the north bay with their medical expenses. The Club also supports the senior centers in La Cruz and Bucerias with donated eyeglasses and hearing aids, both new and used. Philo Hayward and Kathleen Dobek. • Tel. (329) 295-5068, Tel. (329) 295-5141, Email: philo@philohayward.com Navy League (10) Emiliano Zapata. Co-sponsors annual Toys for Tots golf tournament, dinner and silent auction. Assists in transport of donated supplies and equipment via US Navy vessels to Puerto Vallarta via the US Navy’s “Hand Clasp” program. • Tel. (322) 222-0018 Bill Semeyn, Tel. 322) 221-0037 Ray McPherson, Tel. 322) 222-4486 Jeff Miltenberger, Email: navyleague@prodigy.net.mx

Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (9-east) Shelter for children 1 month to 14 years old. Madre Mari, Visiting hours 11 am - 1 pm & 4 pm - 6 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-7857 (Soledad Martinez), Tel. (322) 224-4946, Tel. (322) 222-5765 (Sudy Coy), www.childrens-shelter-of-hope-foundation.org Social Services (10) Insurgentes 181, Upstairs Room 206, Emiliano Zapata [Cine Bahia Theaters] AA, NA, OA, Al-Anon, ARTSA, Daily 9 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 11am Un Mañana Brillante (A Brighter Tomorrow) (9) Vallarta Yacht Club (4) Ch 63 • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village] The Vallarta Yacht Club co-sponsors the annual Cruisers’ Great Chili Cookoff in early December for kids with special needs and conducts an annual Christmas drive and wrapping party for donation to local children. • Tel. (322) 297-2222, Email: office@vallartayachtclub.com • www. vallartayachtclub.com The Computer Store (9) Colombia 1037, 5 de diciembre Sales and service of computers & laptops. The source for all your computer supplies and accessories., Mon. Fri. 9 am - 6pm • Tel. (322) 223-2939, Email: Tcs.Tom@gmail.com

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Buses

The bus is an inexpensive way to get around Puerto Vallarta and outlying areas. Please have pesos in small denominations ready when boarding the bus, as most trips to downtown from the airport and Marina Vallarta area are only $4.50 pesos, from Nuevo Vallarta Marina and Paradise Village $12 pesos, and from Punta Mita and La Cruz $20 pesos. Any bus marked “El Centro” goes downtown. Any bus marked “Tunel” bypasses the city through the tunnels to the east, ending up in the South Side. Any bus marked “Marina Vallarta” turns into the marina area at the whale statue, does a loop to the hotels and back to Plaza Neptuno, then proceeds to downtown. The silver ATM buses marked “Nuevo Vallarta” go to the greater Nuevo Vallarta area, marina and Paradise Village. The Nuevo Vallarta buses stop only at the airport, Wal-Mart and Plaza Las Glorias and turn around at a terminal near the stadium. To go farther south, take any bus labeled “Centro” for $4.50 pesos. To return to Nuevo and Paradise Village, take any bus to the vicinity of the terminal, Plaza Las Glorias, Wal-Mart or the airport ($4.50 pesos), and board a “Nuevo Vallarta” bus ($12 pesos). (Cruisers’ tip: Ask the bus driver if the bus will be stopping at your desired destination or for the closest stop to it). The last bus from Puerto Vallarta is at 9:30 pm. Any bus marked “Pta Mita” goes through Bucerias and La Cruz to the end of the paved highway at Anclote/Punta de Mita.

Copies

Imprecopy (6) Plaza Marina Copies, lamination, binding, business/boat cards. • Tel. (322) 221-0057 Papeleria Coral (2) Coral 21, La Cruz • Tel. (329) 295-5574, Tel. (329) 295-5575 Vilma’s Documentation Services (4) VHF 16 or 22 - Vilma Habelloecker[Upstairs in the Paradise Village Mall] Check-in, check-out, import permits, FM3s, USCG documentation renewals, radio licenses, fishing licenses, all documentation needs. • Tel. (322) 297-2289, Fax: (322) 297-2289, Email: lettersandp@hotmail.com 44 | VALLARTA nautica 2007

Documentation

Food/Provisions/Catering

Paperman (7) VHF 16 - Juan Pablo Arias • Plaza Marsol D [Next to cruise ship terminal across street from port captain’s office] Check in/out for a fee. Over a decade assisting cruisers with all documentation requirements, immigration visas, FM3s and parts import. • Tel. (322) 2243555, Email: arias@pvnet.com.mx

Agro Gourmet (10) Basilio Badillo 222, Emiliano Zapata Gourmet food, vegetables, seeds and grains, Daily 8 am - 8 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-5357

Vilma’s Documentation Services (4/6) VHF 16 or 22 - Vilma Habelloecker[Two Locations:

Marina Vallarta between “ I “ & “ J “ Docks, Local 31B and upstairs in the Paradise Village Mall at Letters & Packages Office ] Check-in/out, import permits,

FM3s, USCG documentation renewals, radio licenses, fishing licenses, Mexico drivers licenses, all documentation needs. • Tel. (322) 221-2752, Tel. (322) 297-2289, Fax: (322) 297-2289, Email: vilmayachagency@yahoo.com, lettersandp@ hotmail.com.

Fabrics

Canvas Connection (6) Ch 22 - Karen Danielson • Timon Local G, Marina Vallarta [Behind lighthouse across from spa] Canvas service, upholstery and decorative fabrics. • Tel. (322) 221-0927, Email: cancon@ pvnet.com.mx Cassiz (9) Mexico 1285 Accessories, curtains, blinds, fabrics and interior design. • Tel. (322) 223-0670, Tel. (322) 223-3883, Fax: (322) 223-3884, Email: ventas@ cassiz.com.mx • www.cassiz.com.mx Centro de Plastico (9) Guatemala, Centro [Behind VW dealer] Large selection of fabrics and foam rubber. Mallas Tenax (7) Francisco Medina Ascencio 1734, Hotel Zone [2 1/2 blocks north of Zaragoza] Fabulous fabric store with sunshade cloth, line bag-type mesh material and sunbrella! • Tel. (322) 222-2336, Tel. (322) 222-3232, Email: tenaxrivera@prodigy.net.mx, rtenaxvallarta@prodigy.net.mx Tapiceria Colima (7) Merida 121A, Versalles. Fabrics. Upholstery for autos, boats, aircraft, furniture. • Tel. (322) 224-1191 Telas Parisina (9) Juarez 410, Centro. Largest fabric store in PV. • Tel. (322) 222-2022 Telas San Francisco (10) Constitución, Emiliano Zapata [Three blocks south

of Gutierrez Rizo’s] Flowers

Annie Camacho (6) Ch 22 - Nasty Habit Full concierge and provisioning services. 23 years’ experience. Premium seafood, meats, beverages, floral service. Catering available. • Tel. (322) 221-2535, Cel. 044322-111-3674, Email: toncamacho@prodigy.net.mx

Agro Gourmet #2 (7&9) Fco. Medina Ascencio 2820A [Across from cruise ship terminal to the left of San Javier Hospital] Gourmet food, vegetables, seeds and grains., Daily 8 am - 5 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-2656 Agro Gourmet #3 (1) Redes 79 , Punta de Mita [Half block off the beach] Gourmet food, vegetables, seeds and grains, Daily 8 am - 8 pm. • Tel. (329) 291-6721 Annie Camacho (6) Ch 22 - Nasty Habit Full concierge and provisioning services. 23 years’ experience. Premium seafood, meats, beverages, floral service. Catering available. • Tel. (322) 221-2535, Cel. 044322-111-3674, Email: toncamacho@prodigy.net.mx Carnes del Mundo (3) Kyle & Irma (Desperado) • Heroes de Nacozari 31, Bucerias [Next to ice factory Bajo Cero] Wide selection of gourmet meats including jerky, sausage, deli meats, BBQ, chicken, steaks and ostrich. Vacuum packing and hard frozen for eprovisioning. • Tel. (329) 298-2115, Fax: (329) 298-2116, Email: meat@carnesdelmundo.com Casa Lori Catering (2) Ch 22 - Russel & Lori Cresto • Delfín 13, La Cruz [Next to Philo’s] Featuring Russells famous barbecued ribs, Italian specialties and Mexican food. Wedding and party catering. • Tel. (329) 295-5206, Email: rlcresto@yahoo.com Coffee-Café Oro Verde (6) Juárez 728, Centro. “Wen” Aguierre and wife Pat roast fresh arabica beans brought down from small estate plantations high up in the Sierra Madre mountains. Best coffee in Vallarta. • Tel. (322) 222-3159 Comercial Mexicana (6/7) Plaza Marina [Mega Comercial store on the main

highway into town just before the Sheraton hotel]

El Chabacano (3) Joel Anzaldo Garcia • Hidalgo 20, Bucerias

[Across street and down from red and white tienda on highway] Fresh fruit and vegetables, large coolers,

nice selection. • Tel. (329) 298-0692

El Coyul Licoreria (9) Alejandro Arriaga Olivo • Rio Danubio 147, Lopez Mateos [Turn right at PEMEX on Libramiento before tunnel] Great liquior selection at bargain prices. • Tel. (322) 223-1805, Tel. (322) 223-4346, Email: ventas@elcoyul.com.mx • www. elcoyul.com.mx Fruit Forest (10) Constitucion 363, Emiliano Zapata Fresh fruit and homegrown vegetables. Great selection, good prices. • Tel. (322) 222-3787

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LightHouse Foods (10) Venustiano Carranza 393, Emiliano Zapata. Homemade sausage, rare deli roast beef, prepared ribs, Canadian bacon, pastrami and more. • Cel. 044-322-126-3535

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Gutierrez Rizo (8/10) Aquiles Serdan, Emiliano Zapata [Near Insurgentes] Large market with many hard-to-find American and Asian items. There is another Rizo’s east of Sam’s Club on the road to Pitillal.

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Marina Coffee & Book Shop (6) Marina Vallarta [At the head of “B” Dock near Victor’s Place] Gourmet coffee, homemade cinnamon rolls, panninis and salads.

Silvia Yacht Services (6) Ch 22 - Silvia Muñoz • Marina Vallarta Interior detail, relief chef and stewardess duties. • Cel. 044-322-429-1817

Government Offices

Minisuper Beto (3) Alberto Flore • Heroes de Nacozari 450, Bucerias [Near De Cameron exit and Billy’s Gym] Great selection of American imported foods, extensive selection of wines and liquors. • Tel. (329) 298-0578

Soriana (8) Francisco Villa 1600, Pitillal [Next to Cinepolis] New very well stocked supermarket.

Village, near the Vallarta Yacht Club. Scheduled to move upstairs in the Paradise Village mall in November 2006] After hours emergencies contact American

Paris Café Owner Eric Lenoir • Pino Suarez 158, Emiliano Zapata French bakery (Patisserie), baguettes, croissants, pastries, café and coffeeshop. • Tel. (322) 222-8472, Email: pariscafepv@yahoo.com Peyote People (9) Juarez 222, Centro. Coffees from Chiapas region. • Tel. (322) 222-2302 Plaza Caracol (near 7) Hotel Zone [Gigante Supermarket] Plaza Marina (6) Supermarket Comercial Mexicana. • Tel. (322) 221-0490 Sam’s Club (6&7) [Across street from cruise ship terminal]

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Sunset Market (4) Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village mall] Upscale grocery store wth good selection of Mexican, American and Canadian products. The Coffee Cup (6) Marina Vallarta [Behind Las Palomas Doradas restaurant and at Plaza Marina] Espresso coffee drinks and coffee supplies. Internet and long distance telephone service too. • Tel. (322) 2212517, Tel. (322) 221-3672 Wal-Mart (6&7) [Next to Sam’s Club, across street from cruise ship terminal going]

We Be Sausage (3) De los Picos 12, Playas Huanacaxtle, Bucerias

[North end of Bucerias, km 140 on the west frontage road] Great homemade sausage and deli meats.

American Consulate (4) Consular Agent Kelly Trainor • Paseo do los Cocoteros 4 Interior 17, Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise

Consulate General in Guadalajara at 01 (33) 3268-2100, Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Closed every third Weds. • Tel. (322) 2220069, Tel. (322) 223-3301, Fax: (322) 223-0074, Email: consularagentpvr@prodigy.net.mx • www. usembassy-mexico.gov British Embassy Guadalajara • Tel. (333) 813-4747

Canadian Consulate (7) Honorary Consul Lynne Benoit • Fco. Medina Ascencio 1951 [Edificio Obelisco 108, Plaza Las Glorias near Office Depot]Mon. -Fri. 9 am - 3:30 pm • Toll-free: (800) 706-2900 (24-hr. emergency), Tel. (322) 293-0098, Tel. (322) 293-0099 Customs Aduana (6) [At the airport terminal, aduana window] Import

permits. • Tel. (322) 221-1659

Will freeze for cruiser provisioning. • Tel. (329) 298-0954

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Immigration - Main Office

Jewelry

[Upstairs next to PEMEX station across from PV port captain’s office and cruise ship terminal] 9 am

Mary Ladner “Sweet Thing” (4) Ch 22 Handmade creations, supplies, consultation. Jewelry classes and instruction.

-1 pm. Closed weekends and holidays. • Tel. (322) 224-7653 Immigration- Airport (6) • Tel. (322) 221-1380

Port Captain (2) VHF 16 • Marlin, La Cruz [Near the church] • Tel. (329) 295-5036

Patrick Gavin (3) Hidalgo 25A, Bucerias [Across from red and white Chino tienda] Professional jeweler. Custom work and repairs. • Tel. (329) 298-0809, Tel. (322) 1099443, Email: gavinsdesigns@hotmail.com • www. gavinsdesigns.com

Port Captain, Puerto Vallarta (6&7) VHF 13 [Across from Sam’s Club next to the cruise ship terminal] • Tel. (322) 224-0427, Tel. (322) 224-2419

L aundry / D ry MartinizingLavanderia

Profeco

[Dos Felipe’s and Jorge’s up at the La Puntilla Tiendas]

[First light past Sam’s on right]Consumer protection

Marina Vallarta (6)

agency • Tel. (322) 225-0000 , Tel. (322) 225-0018 Tourism Office (9) Morelos, Centro Ground floor of City Hall

Health Foods

Del Pueblo (9) Mina 203. Natural juices, sandwiches and salads. • Tel. (322) 223-2665 Extreme Performance (9) Mexico 1222 [Between PEMEX and Ley] Vitamins, supplements and beauty supplies. • Tel. (322) 222-3173 La Abejita de Bucerias (3) Bucerias [On south lateral down the hill from Ferre d’Todo and near the post office] Herbs, grains, cereals, tea, and wide selection of natural foods. Roots (3) Lazaro Cardenas 40, Bucerias [Across from Meson Bay] Gourmet vegetarian entrees and juice bar, Daily noon -12 am • Tel. (329) 298-2504, Email: rootsrestaurant@hotmail.com VSN (10) Constitucion 204, Emiliano Zapata Vitamins, supplements & beauty needs. • Tel. (322) 223-0090 Interior Design & Furnishings

Cassiz (9) Mexico 1285. Accessories, curtains, blinds, fabrics and interior design. • Tel. (322) 223-0670, Tel. (322) 223-3883, Tel. (322) 223-3884, Email: ventas@cassiz.com.mx • www.cassiz.com.mx

Pemex Gas Stations La Cruz Bucerias Mezcales Jarretaderas Plaza Marina Maritime Terminal Francisco Villa Libramiento North end of town South end of town

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C learin g /

La Cruz (2)

[Several locations]

Martinizing (6) Plaza Marina Local G-1 [Exterior, across from American School] Laundry and dry cleaning facilities. • Tel. (322) 221-0970 Paradise Village (4) [In the mall] Lighting/Lightbulbs

Competidor Electrico (7) Francisco Villa 336, Lazaro Cardenas. Lighting fixtures and bulbs, including hard-to-find 12V fluorescent. • Tel. (322) 222-0723 Edison (3) Tony • Bucerias [Cuauhtemoc near taxi stand and church] Electrical parts and supplies (lugs, switches, 12V, etc.). English, French and Italian spoken. • Tel. (329) 298-0248, Tel. (329) 298-1040 Electrica Badeba (3) Heroes de Nacozari 114-A, Bucerias [On main lateral near car wash] Electrical supplies and lighting. • Tel. (329) 298-1426 Iluminacion de Vallarta (10) Luz Maria Rodriguez Camacho • Aquiles Serdan 279, Emiliano Zapata [Behind Rizo’s] Great selection of light bulbs, 12V and long-lasting types. • Tel. (322) 222-4521 Locks/Locksmiths

Cerrajeria Brandons (3) Bucerias [On highway at second light across from Famars restaurant] Keys, locks, locksmith. Chapas y Cerraduras de Vallarta (3) Francisco Villa 653, Bucerias • Tel. (322) 224-1144 La Cruz (2) Alejandro (Alex) • Huachinango 37, La Cruz. Master locksmith. Mobile service. • Tel. (329) 295-5041 Plaza Marina (6) [Next to Lloyd] Lodging

Casa Tranquila (3) Morelos 7-A, Bucerias. Economical onebedroom apartments in a garden setting around a pool in Bucerias. • Tel. (329) 298-1767,

Email: casatranquila@prodigy.net.mx • www. casatranquila-bucerias.com Hotel Casa Anita/Corona del Mar (10) Ch 22 • Emiliano Zapata [Quarter mile past PEMEX on left going to Mismaloya] Full kitchen equipped suites cascading down the hillside with best view of the bay. Cable TV, in-room phones, 5 minute walk to beach and South Side. Ask for cruiser’s discount. • Toll-free: (800) 887-7440 (USA) & (800) 716-0184 (MEX), Tel. (322) 222-0018, Email: emailmexdev@prodigy.net.mx • www.mexdev.com La Cruz Inn Bungalows (2) Marlin 36, La Cruz A Cool and Comfortable Garden Paradise. • Toll-free: 1-707-202-4693, Tel. (329) 295-5849, www.lacruzinn.com Mail/Shipping Services

Boat Parts PLEASE NOTE: To avoid 38% duty, you must have your 10-year import permit and send parts air freight via a scheduled airline: Alaska, America West. Continental, etc., NOT DHL, Fed Ex, or other commercial package delivery services. Mark your boat parts “Yacht in Transit” with Your Boat Name and Captain/Owner’s Name, and Address to the airport here in Puerto Vallarta. Contact Marina Vallarta or Paradise Village harbormasters, Paperman, or Vilma for forms and customs clearance process (see Documentation category). Also see Southport Marine listing further in this section. DHL #1 (6&7) Francisco Medina Ascencio 1046, Olimpica, Hotel Zone [Across from Mega Comercial near Sheraton] Next Day Air, reliable., Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm, Sat. 9 am - 1 pm • Toll-free: (800) 7656345, Tel. (322) 222-4620, www.dhl.com.mx DHL #2 (6) Plaza Marina • Tel. (322) 222-0838 DHL, Federal Express, Airborne Express and other commercial mail services need to be addressed directly to the Habormaster’s Office with Your Name, Vessel Name, C/O Harbormaster (as follows). Federal Express (7) Sierra Pirineos 168 C, Olimpica [Across from Mega Comercial near the Sheraton]Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 1 pm • Tel. (322) 223-2730 Letters & Packaging (4) Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village mall, Upstairs L-1] Packaging and shipping world-wide. International express mail services. DHL, UPS, FEDEX. Import/export services. • Tel. (322) 297-2274, Tel. (322) 297-2289, Fax: (322) 297-2289, Email: lettersandp@hotmail.com Mail Boxes, Etc. (7) Fco. Medina Ascencio 2180, Hotel Zone [Building in front of Plaza Caracol / Gigante] UPS, DHL, Estafeta, Priority Mail. Packaging and shipping. • Tel. (322) 224-9432, Tel. (322) 224-9434, Fax: (322) 224-9433 Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


Marina Vallarta Harbormaster Club de Tenis Puesta del Sol Local 4, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

home, condo or boat. • Tel. (329) 298-1767, Email: casatranquila@prodigy.net.mx • www. casatranquila-bucerias.com

Multi-Pack (7) Niza 235 [Behind Gigante toward Francisco Villa several blocks, turn right on Niza – 2 blocks] UPS agent. • Tel. (322) 225-3997

Miles Lineberger, R.M.T. US licensed massage specialist, injury specialist, neuromuscular, myofasical and cranio-sacral therapist. • Cel. 044-322-107-6056, Email: mylesrmt@yahoo.com

Office Depot (7) Fco. Medina Ascencio, Hotel Zone [Across from HSBC Bank] DHL agent. All-around business center and office supply store. Paperman (7) VHF 16 - Juan Pablo Arias • Plaza Marsol D

[Next to cruise ship terminal across street from port captain’s office] Check in/out for a fee. Over a

decade assisting cruisers with all documentation requirements, immigration visas, FM3s and parts import. • Tel. (322) 224-3555, Email: arias@ pvnet.com.mx Paradise Village Harbormaster Paseo de los Cocoteros 001, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico C.P. 63731 Postal Mexicano (MexPost) (9) Colombia, Centro [Between Venezuela & Argentina on north side] 9 am - 4 pm. Postal Service Mail All mail sent to the marinas should be addressed with Your Name, Vessel Name, C/O Harbormaster to the following addresses as appropriate. Redpack (7) Fco. Medina Ascencio 1680 [On main road into town past Gigante] UPS international only. • Tel. (322) 223-2795

Southport Marine (USA) Carlos Castro • 1480 Frontage RD., Chula Vista, CA 91911. Marine accessories, parts and supplies specializing in exporting to Mexico. They take care of customs fees and send parts from the Tijuana MX., airport or bus station with delivery normally within 48 hours almost anywhere in Mexico. • Tel. (619) 425-7330, Tel. (619) 5710700, Fax: (619) 425-7330, Email: carlos.castro@ southportmarine.net Todo de Carton (10) Basilio Badillo 326, Emiliano Zapata. Everything cardboard. Packing materials & services (no shipping). • Tel. (322) 222-0397 US & Canada Mail Flat mail pick-up points include Canvas Connection in Marina Vallarta, Marina Vallarta harbormaster’s office, Paradise Village harbormaster office and Casa Lori’s next to Philo’s in La Cruz. Please make sure mail for pick-up has appropriate US & Can. postage. Massage and Fitness

Balance Studio (6) Marina del Rey Local 32A & 32B, Marina Vallarta [Between “I” and “J” Docks] Yoga and Pilates. Excellent instructor and good prices. Joanne at Casa Tranquila (3) Morelos 7-A, Bucerias Mobile service to your Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Quantum Healing Center (6) Margo Davidson • Plaza Marina Local A-38, Marina Vallarta Sports Massage • Deep Tissue • Samun Prai Thai Herbal • Cranio-Sacral Therapy • Reiki & Quantum Touch • Fibromyalgia Therapy • Maternity Massage • Aromatherapy & Natural Products. • Tel. (322) 221-3723, Cel. 044322-135-7306, Email: joliness@prodigy.net.mx Photo Processing

Paradise Village (4) Nuevo Vallarta [In the mall] Plaza Marina (6) Picture Frames

Caledonia Retaurant & Bar (2) Marlin 8, La Cruz [Formerly Luna y Sol] Mediterranean and European cuisine in a garden setting under the stars, Mon.- Sat. for dinner 5 pm - 11 pm, Brunch Sundays 9 am - 3 pm. Closed Sundays. • Tel. (329) 295-5201, Email: jinnes@prodigy.net.mx Columba’s (2) Marlin 14, La Cruz Famous with the locals, the Columba family has been serving wonderful seafood creations for over 15 years, Noon - 7 pm, except Mondays. Daiquiri Dicks (10) Olas Altas 314, Emiliano Zapata Wonderful beachfront atmosphere and great seafood – try the lobster tacos or fish on a stick, the house specialty, 9 am - 10:30 pm. Closed May - October. • Tel. (322) 222-0566, Email: daiquirid@pvnet.com.mx • www.ddpv.com Dugarel Restaurant Bar (3) Bucerias [Pacifico at north end of restaurant row] Great seafood. • Tel. (329) 298-1757

GMC Frame Shop (7) Memo Macedo • Francisco Villa 305. English spoken. Great prices and service. • Tel. (322) 223-2046

El Coleguita (5-east)

Religious Services

El Coral A boater’s favorite. Palapa restaurant and bar on the beach, accesible by boat only • Tel. (322) 222-4261, Cel. 044-322-306-0866, Cel. 044-322289-4485

First Baptist Church (9) Ave. Mexico [Next to Hidalgo Park ] Nondenominational Service in English at 9:45 am. Paradise Village (4) [Convention Center]Non-denominational Service in English at 10:30 am. Restaurants - Cruiser Favorites

Barcelona Tapas (9) Matamoros & 31 de Octubre, Centro. Fabulous Spanish cuisine with expansive views overlooking downtown and the bay, Daily 12 pm - 11:30 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-0510, www.barcelonatapas.net Bernardo’s Cafe Too (3) Mexico & Guerrero, Bucerias. French Caribbean seafood and grill. Visa & MC, Daily noon - 11 pm • Tel. (329) 298-2004 Black Forest (2) Marlin 16, La Cruz [Formerly Papasito’s] Renamed to reflect their European delicacies, Daily 5 pm - 10 pm. • Tel. (329) 295-5203, www.blackforestpv.com Britannia (2) Coral 65, La Cruz. New “castle” with a British pub-style atmosphere. Wonderful fish and chips. Entertainment, Wed. & Sat. evenings. Café de Olla (10) Basilio Badillo 168, Emiliano Zapata. Great Mexican cuisine and “Tamales to die for.” • Tel. (322) 223-1626 Café Frankfurt (10) Basilio Badillo 300, Emiliano Zapata Authentic Bavarian dishes prepared in a garden atmosphere. • Tel. (322) 222-3403

[Ixtapa on left about a mile past the propane area]Great seafood feasts. Very reasonable, Daytime service only, get there before 2 pm.

El Dorado Restaurant & Bar (1) El Anclote. Long-time favorite beachfront seafood. Also offers ocean tours, Daily 9:30 am - 9:30 pm • Tel. (329) 291-6296, Tel. (329) 291-6297 El Faro’s (4-east) Ch 22 • Jarretaderas Inexpensive, delicious Mexican cuisine. Great chili rellenos on Tuesday nights. Energy Espresso & Juice Bar (2) La Cruz [Plaza La Puntilla 1 (the big orange building up on the highway into town)] Have a great espresso or fruit drink and a panini sandwich or bagel while dropping off your laundry at Jorge’s. Lyndy Laing, 9 am - 4 pm. Closed Sunday. Ernesto’s Good Grub (7) Rafael Osuna 157 [Near Conalep] Ernesto and Dionicia’s long-time cruisers’ favorite, serving the best ribs, “carne asada” and “tortilla” soup in PV. • Tel. (322) 224-2203 Espressions (3) Bucerias [26 Augustin Melgar at the corner of Carmen Serdan] Neighborhood cafe and restaurant. Gourmet coffees, Tues. - Sat. 11 am - 10 pm. Fajita Republic (4) [One mile northwest of Paradise Village]Mexican dishes and margaritas at great prices in a tropical atmosphere on the canal.

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cuisine. Fabulous giant hamburgers, wonderful omelettes (with hashbrowns!). Great food, English spoken , Closed Wednesdays. [ A t t h e t o p o f “ D” D o c k , M a r i n a Nu e v o Vallarta]Renowned painter-artist Federico Leon

Le Fort Ecole de Cuisine (3) Lazaro Cardenas 71, Bucerias A memorable evening of French dining. Fine wines, gourmet food, wonderful desserts and entertainment by chef Gilles. Reservations required. • Tel. (329) 298-1532

restaurants like the Outback is that you know exactly what to expect from the food, service and ambiance; and once you discover that they have just what you crave, the decision on where to dine is automatic. • Tel. (322) 225-4906, Tel. (322) 225-4908, Tel. (322) 225-4911 Paraiso Escondido (2-south) La Cruz [A little hidden paradise between El Tizate and

Jackie’s Good Grub (4-east) Eucalipto 10, Jarretaderas [Two blocks in from the

Le Kliff (10-south) Carr. 200 Sur Km 17.5 [On the cliff just before Boca de Tomatlan] Spectacular scenic location to view the bay and sunsets, 12 - 11 pm • Tel. (322) 2240975, Tel. (322) 228-0666, Email: reserva@lekliff. com • www.lekliff.com

entrance to Jarretaderas, turn right on Eucalipto to the end]

Los Almendritos (4)

Federico’s Estudio Cafe (4) de Vega’s family-owned and-operated café overlooking the marina. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, 8:30 am - 8:30 pm, Sundays 8:30 am - 11 am. • Tel. (322) 297-0820

Ernesto and Dionicia’s daughter Jackie has opened a nice little restaurant with husband Carlos, offering great barbecue and the family’s famous tortilla soup, 1 - 10 pm Closed Sundays. • Tel. (322) 297-2075

[Across from El Tigre main entrante]Lovely familystyle palapa restaurant. , 4 pm - 10:30 pm May - November. Closed Sundays. • Tel. (329) 2971140, Tel. (329) 297-0277

Jorge’s Tacos (2) Huachinango & Coral, La Cruz Fabulous “carne asada tacos” and “quesadillas” in the street!, Weekends only until 11 pm.

Mañana Restaurant & Bar (1) El Anclote Chef Roger’s newest restaurant on the beach, Tues. - Sun. 1 pm - 9 pm. • Tel. (329) 291-6374

Kaiser Maximilian (10) Olas Altas 380-B, Emiliano Zapata Elegant cuisine, coffees and deserts in a romantic sidewalk café atmosphere, Restaurant 6 pm - 11 pm. Closed Sunday. Espresso Bar 8 am - 12 midnight. • Tel. (322) 223-0760 (Espresso Bar), Tel. (322) 2225058, www.kaisermaximilian.com

Mango Grill (2) Cameron & Pompano, La Cruz. Steaks, chicken, burgers in wonderful southwest setting. Breakfast and dinners only. Entertainment Sunday evenings, Breakfast 8 - 11am Wed. - Sun. Dinner 5 - 11 pm Tues. - Sun. • Tel. (329) 295-5736

Karen’s Place (3) Lazaro Cardenas & Benito Juarez, Bucerias [Behind Costa Dorada condos] Beautiful palapa on the beach in Bucerias, delicious food and wonderful Sunday champagne brunch, Daily 9 am - 9 pm & Sundays 9 am - 3 pm. • Cel. 044-329-298-3176 La Cascada (2) Coral 67, La Cruz [Next to Brittania Pub] Chef Sandy Baker’s beautiful restaurant featuring Thai-inspired cuisine. La Glorieta Cafe (2) Coral & Langostino, La Cruz [At the glorieta] Fresh seafood specialties. La Laguna Tino’s (4) [South entrance to Nuevo on the left past the golf course]Wonderful platters of seafood overlooking

a lily-covered lagoon. • Tel. (322) 297-0221

La Palapa (10) Pulpito 103, Emiliano Zapata [On the beach at Playa Los Muertos] Wonderful food, ambiance and music. • Tel. (322) 222-5225, Email: info@ lapalapapv.com • www.lapalapapv.com Las Animas Beach Las Carmelitas Camino a la Aguacatera Km. 1.2 [Above the big tunnel in PV on the Libramiento] Ranch-style restaurant, www.lascarmelitas.com Las Juntas/Ixtapa (5) Le Bistro (10-east) Isla Rio Cuale 16. Jazz café, elegant dining on the river. John Huston’s favorite. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner, 9 am - midnight. Closed Sundays. • Tel. (322) 222-0283 48 | VALLARTA nautica 2007

Margaritas (1) Héctor López • El Anclote, Punta de Mita, Nayarit Restaurant and Bar on the beach., Open 1 - 9 pm Closed Thursday • Tel. (329) 291-5107 Maria’s Taco Stand (4-east) Jarretaderas [Northeast corner at town square] Tasty pork and beef barbecue tacos with all the fix’ins. Inexpensive and delicious., Open nightly 5 to 10 pm. Marina Coffee & Book Shop (6) Marina Vallarta [At the head of “B” Dock near Victor’s Place] Gourmet coffee, homemade cinnamon rolls, panninis and salads. Buy, sell and trade used books. Mark’s (3) Lazaro Cardenas 56, Bucerias [One block off the beach] Contemporary fine dining from Italy, Asia and India, 5:30 - 10:30 pm. Closed Tuesdays. • Tel. (329) 298-0303 Mauricio’s (5) Las Juntas [Turnoff north of the airport, 1/2 mile on the right] Open air restaurant with great seafood and barbecue. Naturalmente (9) Colombia 1245, Centro [Just east of PEMEX] Nice restaurant with wide selection of vegetarian dishes. Extremely reasonable prices. Ocho Tostadas (6) Marina Vallarta [Next to Collage] Locals’ favorite, serving sumptuous seafood and shrimp cocktails and ceviche, Daytime only. Outback Steakhouse (7) Fco. Medina Ascencio 4690, Hotel Zone [In front of Christine] The great thing about successful chain

La Cruz on the beach next to La Puntilla and Vallarta Gardens] Wonderful seafood entrees overlooking

the bay, Open daily.

Philo’s (2) Ch 22 • Delfin 15, La Cruz. Music studio, bar and grill, featuring great music by Philo and guest musicians. Gen-u-wine home-cooked barbecue courtesy of Russell and Lori (Casa Lori) live music entertainment starting at 8pm. , Open 9 am. Closed Mondays. • Tel. (329) 295-5068 Pipi’s (9) Guadalupe Sanchez 804 , Centro [At the corner of Pipila] Famous for their guacamole prepared at your table and sizzling platters of fajitas. Don’t drink the water, drink the margaritas! (carefully), 11 am - 11 pm • Tel. (322) 223-2767 Red Cabbage (10-east) Riviera del Rio 204-A, Centro [One block from where Lazaro Cardenas meets Rio Cuale] Best little find in the city for Old World Mexican cuisine, 5 - 11 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-0411 River Cafe (10) Isla Rio Cuale Local 4, Centro Upscale international cuisine accompanied by live jazz, 9 am - 11:30 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-0788, Email: rivercare@rivercafe.com.mx • www.rivercafe. com.mx Roots (3) Lazaro Cardenas 40, Bucerias [Across from Meson Bay] Gourmet vegetarian entrees and juice bar, Daily noon - 12 am • Tel. (329) 298-2504, Email: rootsrestaurant@hotmail.com Sandrina’s Restaurante (3) Lazaro Cardenas 33, Bucerias. Mediterranean and Greek specialties served in a magical garden courtyard., 10:30 am - 10:30 pm Closed. Tuesdays. • Tel. (329) 298-0273 Tangaroa (9) Peru 1308 & Nicarargua., Centro Wonderful seafood platters at reasonable prices. • Tel. (322) 222-6898 Tapas del Mundo (3) Mexico & Hidalgo, Bucerias. Intimate, stylish dining with unusal fare from around the world. • Tel. (329) 298-1194 Tino’s Mariscos (1) El Anclote 64 Fresh seafood grill by this locally famous restaurant family now open on the beach in Punta de Mita, Daily noon - 10 pm. Trio Cafe (9) Guerrero 264, Centro [Gourmet Meditterranean cuisine] Dinner only, 6 -11:30 pm • Tel. (322) 222-2196 Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


Vallarta Yacht Club (4) Ch 63 • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village next to the mall] Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Members’ barbecue Sundays. Great food, drinks, cameraderie and atmosphere at discount member pricing. Reciprocal privileges. Guests welcome. • Tel. (322) 297-2222 Viajeros Cafe (2) David & Kate Cope • Coral 66 , La Cruz [Across

the street from Brittania in Wayland and Aruna’s Huichol Indian workshop courtyard] • Tel. (322) 123-6147,

Email: davekatecope@yahoo.com

Victor’s Place, Cafe Tacuba (6) [At the head of “A” and “B” Docks next to Canvas Connection]Great seafood and drinks at super-

reasonable prices. A cruisers’ favorite!

We Be Sausage Road House Cafe (3) De los Picos 12, Playas Huanacaxtle, Bucerias [North end of Bucerias, km 140 on the west frontage road]

Great homemade sausage, deli meats, sandwiches and delicacies. Full-service sports bar and satellite TV. • Tel. (329) 298-0954 Xitomates (9) Morelos 570, Centro [One block up from the Malecon] Gourmet Mexican cuisine. • Tel. (322) 222-1694, Email: reservaciones@losxitomates.com • www. losxitomates.com Za Pizzeria & Pub (3) Bucerias [West lateral next to the CMQ pharmacy] Stone-oven-fired gourmet pizzas, fabulous Caesar salads and home-made pastas. • Tel. (329) 298-1999 Salons

Blu by Len (10) Daniel • Olas Altas 513 , Emiliano Zapata NYstyle full-service salon, expert stylish cuts and color, reasonable prices. • Tel. (322) 223-9660, Email: len@blubylen.com • www.blubylen.com Claudia Peluqueria Unisex (10) Francisco Madero 323, Emiliano Zapata [Just a few blocks from Rizo’s] Great haircuts and great prices. Elba Condo Palma Local 3, Marina Vallarta Great cuts, facials, pedicures & manicures. Full-service salon. • Tel. (322) 209-0067 Elle Salon (10) Raquel • Rodolfo Gomez 138, Emiliano Zapata • Tel. (322) 223-2760 Elle Salon Marriott (6) Manuel • Marina Vallarta [Marriott Casa Magna] • Tel. (322) 226-0000 (ask for the salon) Estetica Carlos Coiffures (7) Villas Vallarta Local A8, Centro [Just past Plaza Genovesa across from Tsunami Sushi] • Tel. (322) 224-8044 Salon Dili (10) Ben • Amapas 229 A, Emiliano Zapata NY cuts and color. Very affordable. • Tel. (322) 223-4338 Salon Diva (6) Ch 22 - Gina Gambrossi • Plaza Marina Local Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

G17 [North side across from the American School] American cuts, custom coloring, nail art, permanent make-up. • Tel. (322) 209-1249 Schools

Center for Exceptional Children (7) Kim Peake • Aldanaca 178 & Viena Local 3-B, Versalles Special education services and consultation, remediation and enrichment programs. • Tel. (322) 222-8384, Cel. 044-322-1112917, Email: cec-pv@mexico.com Colegio Americano, American High School (6) Carr. 200 Norte Km. 7.6 [Behind Plaza Marina] • Tel. (322) 221-1525 Colegio Americano, Primary American Primary Grades (6) Carr. 200 Norte Km. 7.6 [Behind Plaza Marina] • Tel. (322) 221-1525 Colegio Britanico Americano; British/American School (7) Pavo Real 171, Las Aralias [Near Pitillal] • Tel. (322) 224-5614 Philo’s Community School (2) Ch 22 • Delfin 15, La Cruz. Philo Hayward sponsors community school, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 9 am. featuring free classes in yoga, beginning and advanced Spanish, guitar, and English as a second language. • Tel. (329) 295-5068 Un Mañana Brillante (A Brighter Tomorrow) Colegio Mexico-Americano (9) Margi Baughman A partnership of Americans and Canadians to support this school for higher education with emphasis on values and leadership, Email: mach1@prodigy.net.mx, DavidBenderdbender@prodigy.net.mx Sewing and Embroidery

Casa Lori (2) Ch 22 • Delfin 13, La Cruz [Next to Philo’s] Computerized logo embroidery: hats, polo shirts, t-shirts. • Tel. (329) 295-5206 Fresco (4) Ch 22 - Pat • Jarretaderas Professional machine embroidery and logo design. Polo and t-shirts available. • Tel. (322) 297-1684 Jarretaderas (4) Ch 22 - Pat May Many home seamstresses available in Jarretaderas for clothing design and repair. Replicate a favorite garment. • Tel. (322) 297-1684

VHF Radio

VHF 22 - Banderas Bay Cruisers’ Net Mon - Sat, 8:30 am VHF Reserved Frequencies: 10 - Nuevo Vallarta & La Cruz Port Captains 12 - Paradise Village Harbormaster 13 - Puerto Vallarta Port Captain 14 - Fishing Fleet 16 - Port Captains, Commercial and Gov’t Hailing 18 - Marina Vallarta Harbormaster 22 - Cruisers’ Hailing 63 - Vallarta Yacht Club 68 - Opequimar, Canvas Connection and North Sails

Fernando Davalos (9) Juarez 818 Singer repair center. • Tel. (322) 222-1062 Silk Screening

Cesar Perez Perez (9) Ecuador 874, Centro • Tel. (322) 222-6329, Cel. 044-322-227-7638, Email: cesaribarr@hotmail.com Hikuri (2) Aruna & Wayland • Coral 66, La Cruz Beautiful silk screening work up to 10 colors. Also Huichol Indian workshops, gallery, and Octopus Garden Café. Multi Publicidad (9) Peru 1334, Centro Signs, vinyl boat names, all types of printing. • Tel. (322) 223-2550, Tel. (322) 223-2560, Email: multi99@prodigy.net.mx Prisma Impresos (9) Rio Danubio 131, Centro. Publicity, designs, printing. • Tel. (322) 222-5435, Email: gprisma@ prodigy.net.mx Spanish Instruction

American School (4) Eva Ramirez • Plaza Marina [Directly behind the Kodak store] Adult classes, 4 levels from beginner to advanced. Sessions are twice/week in midmorning, 1-1/2 hrs. each class, 5 wks. per session.  • Tel. (322) 297-2413, Cel. 044-322-294-1982, Email: evatravel125@hotmail.com

Sewing Machine Parts and Service

El Famoso Cristobal (3&4) Mezcales [10 min north of Paradise Village Marina] Two-hour sessions available from 8 am to 8 pm Mon.- Fri. Two to three person sessions, low key, informal, very reasonably priced. Over 400 graduates. Emphasis on practical, everyday Spanish. • Tel. (329) 296-5960

Amigo’s (9) Francisco Octavio Davalos Villanueva • Mexico 1284, Centro [Half block north of downtown] Reliable repair of all machines. • Tel. (322) 222-1652

Lety de Villalobos Will come to your boat or home. Flat-rate fee per session, up to 4 people. Years experience teaching on staff at several language schools

Martinizing (6) Plaza Marina, Local G-1 [Exterior, across from American School] Alterations, laundry and dry cleaning facilities. • Tel. (322) 221-0970

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and universities. • Tel. (322) 222-7717, Email: spanish_in_paradise@hotmail.com Philo’s (2) Ch 22 • La Cruz. Free classes Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check schedule. • Tel. (329) 2955068 Spanish Experience Center (9) Republica de Chile 182, 5 de Diciembre [Near Ley supermarket] Offering 6 levels of instruction, half-or full-day sessions, 5 per class, 4 wks per session, private tutoring available. Weekend travel excursions and ocean sports (scuba, snorkel, etc.) available. Discount with FM3, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm • Tel. (322) 223-5864, Email: infor@spanishexperiencecenter.com • www. spanishexperiencecenter.com Universidad de Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta, C.E.P.E program (9) Libertad [Next to Rio Cuale bridge] Structured classes in classroom style, 5-7 students per class, 2-hr. sessions for 2 wks. each, multiple classes and levels. 50% discount with FM3. • Tel. (322) 223-5864, Email: cepv@prodigy.net.mx • www. cepe.udg.mx Vilma (4&6) Ch 22 • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village] • Tel. (322) 297-2289, Fax: (322) 297-2289, Email: vilmayachagency@yahoo.com, lettersandp@ hotmail.com Theaters/Theatrical Groups

Cinepolis Multitheaters (8) Francisco Villa 1642A, Pitillal [Next to Soriana supermarket], www.cinepolis.com.mx Multicinemas Bahia Movie Theater (10) Insurgentes 63, Emiliano Zapata • Tel. (322) 222-1717 Multicinemas Versalles Movie Theater (7) Francisco Villa 799, Versalles [In front of Conalep] • Tel. (322) 225-8766 Santa Barbara Playhouse & Dinner Theater (10) Olas Altas 351, Emiliano Zapata • Tel. (322) 222-4477 Boat Maintenance & Services Batteries

Autoparts Store (7) Francisco Villa & Mérida. Good batteries at reasonable prices. Centro De Acumuladores Pérez (9) Alfredo Perez • Guatamala 599, Centro [Near

the sports stadium. Turn right on Rio Danubio near PEMEX on Libramiento before tunnel] Fluent English.

Delco and exide batteries, alternator and starter rebuild, large inventory of parts and spares. Two excellent trouble-shooter auto and marine electric mechanics and an auto air conditioner person. Golf cart batteries. Mobile calls to home or boat. Free delivery. • Tel. (322) 222-0801 Centro De Acumuladores Pérez #2 (7) Emiliano Zapata 401, Pitillal [Second store in Pitillal] • Tel. (322) 299-4095

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Megamak S.A. de C.V. (3/4) Plaza del Faro, Mezcales [On west side of highway] Trojan 6V and 8V golf cart batteries. Cummins dealer. Engines, oil, filters, parts, supplies, service. Mobile service and delivery. • Tel. (329) 296-5970, Email: jgonzalez@megamak.com.mx • www. megamak.com.mx Motores Johnson de Vallarta (6) Marina Vallarta [Near the boat ramp] Golf cart batteries, marine batteries, chargers, regulators, solar panels. • Tel. (322) 221-0378 Rolcar (7) Francisco Villa 299, Centro AC Delco marine batteries, auto parts and sealants. • Tel. (322) 222-4106 Boat Delivery

A B Marine (4) Ch 22 - Tea Lady Agents for Dockwise Yacht Transport. Call Ronnie for quotes. • Tel. (329) 298-0053, Email: abmarine@hotmail.com Capt. Dave Wheeler, “De Ja Vu” (4) Ch 22 • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village] Designated delivery captain, power and sail. Affiliated offices in San Carlos and Mazatlan. • Tel. (322) 297-5180 Capt. Doug Danielson (6) Ch 68 - Canvas Connection/North Sails Experienced delivery skipper. Accredited marine surveyor. Specialist in Mexico yacht deliveries, the “Baja Bash,” Central America & Panama. Power and sail. • Tel. (322) 221-0927, Tel. (322) 225-3186 (home), Email: capt.doug@pvnet.com.mx • www. doug-danielson.com Capt. E.A. (Tony) Camacho (6) Ch 22 - NASTY HABIT USCG Master & STCW compliant. Trans-Pacific, trans-Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean experienced. Bilingual Spanish, specialize in Panama Canal transits, Pacific to Alaska and Mexico yacht deliveries up to 200 gross tons. Properly documented yacht chefs, stewards and deck crews also available. • Tel. (322) 221-2535, Email: toncamacho@prodigy.net.mx Miguel (Terramar) (2) Pulpo 7, La Cruz. Experienced delivery Captain. • Tel. (329) 295-5064 Boat Maintenance & Repairs

A B Marine (4) Ch 22 - Teapot Tony & Tealady Repairs and rebuilds all engines, including outboards. Transmissions, generators, hydraulics. Fuel polishing. Fuel purification systems installed. Oil and filter changes. Heat exchangers cleaned. Starter motors repaired. All pump and water systems. Boat caretaking/management. Sixth season of guaranteed work. • Tel. (329) 298-0053, Email: abmarine@hotmail.com David Barba (6) Outstanding paint & fiberglass work. • Cel. 044-322-234-3190, Tel. (322) 209-1500 (home after 6 pm)

Fresco [Don] (4) Ch 22 • Jarretaderas. Refrigeration. Mobile service. • Tel. (322) 297-1684 Fuera de Bordo (5) Nacho • Venustiano Carranza 269, Las Juntas. Outboard motor repairs. • Tel. (322) 290-0394 Gabriel (Cien) Cienfuegos (2) Huachinango 40, La Cruz. Fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, construction and repairs. English spoken. • Tel. (329) 295-5205 Geisha [Scott] (4) Ch 22 Refrigeration and air conditioning specialist. Local Domita dealer., Mon. - Fri. • Cel. 044-322-889-9971 Gerardo Beltran (9) Centro. Diesel mechanic. Engine repairs. Electrical and welding. Great prices and knows where to get parts and subcontractors. • Cel. 044-322-889-6306 Guillermo the Diver (4) Ch 22 - Guillermo Buzo • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina] Bottom cleaning services, zinc changes, underwater repairs. • Tel. (322) 2970385 JonCo Marine Repair (4) Ch 22 • “E” Dock, Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta. 30 years mechanical and welding experience. Engine tune ups, overhauls, transmissions and cooling systems. Outboard motor service and repair. Electrical. Hydraulics. Aluminum and stainless steel fabrication. MIG, TIG, STICK and portable welding. Portable steam cleaning. John Jones. • Tel. (322) 297-4089 (24-hr.), Cel. 044-322105-0406, Email: joncomarinerepair@yahoo.com Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (6) Ch 22 - Greg Emory Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Paint, fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, electronic installation. Air conditioning installation and service. Engine, generator and outboard motor service and rebuild. Northern Lights distributor. • Cel. 044-322-306-0031 Pancho the Diver (6) “G” Dock, Marina Vallarta. Bottom cleaning services, zinc changes, etc. Contact by visiting “G” Dock or ask the “marineros.” Prentice Marine (4) Ch 22 - Scarlet O’Hara • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina Slip D-16] Electrical, plumbing, general repairs and installation. Year-round yacht management. Certified marine surveyor. John Prentice. • Tel. (322) 133-6368, Email: prenticemarine@hotmail.com Sparkle Boat Services (6) Ch 16 - Daniel Barragan • Marina Vallarta. Complete yacht detailing services. Bottoms and interiors, wash, wax, paint and varnish. • Cel. 044-322-294-2848 Tony Camacho (6) Ch 22 - Nasty Habit Marine repair and consultant for marine components. Plumbing, electrical and Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


electronics, including watermaker systems and marine sanitation units. Dinghy repair using quality imported products. Experienced in light salvage and underwater repair. USN Retired Chief Damage Controlman, accredited marine surveyor, project manager and���captain. Bilingual Spanish. • Tel. (322) 221-2535, Email: toncamacho@prodigy.net.mx Boat Parts and Supplies

Evinrude (9) Moises Espinoza Magallon • Colombia 1115, Centro. Parts and service. Ferretería Zaragoza (7&9) Fco. Medina Ascencio 1600, Hotel Zone [Across from the Sheraton] Largest marine supply store in PV. • Tel. (322) 222-1436, Fax: (322) 222-3736, Email: zaragoza@pvnet.com.mx • www.zaragoza. com.mx Ferreteria Zaragoza #2 (6) [Second store in Marina Vallarta, between “H” and “I” docks next to Sea Fare restaurant] • Tel. (322)

• www.perkinspacific.com Porja Paleros y Bandas (9) Ave. de las Americas 247 , Centro [Around the corner from Zaragozas, next to sports stadium] Extensive inventory of seals, bearings and lubricants. Very knowledgeable. • Tel. (322) 222-3948 Southport Marine (USA) Carlos Castro • 1480 Frontage Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91911 Marine accessories, parts and supplies, specializing in exporting to Mexico. They take care of customs fees and send parts from the Tijuana MX, airport or bus station with delivery normally within 48 hours almost anywhere in Mexico. • Tel. (619) 425-7330, Tel. (619) 5710700, Fax: (619) 425-7330, Email: carlos.castro@ southportmarine.net Taller Mariscal (9) Puerto Rico 1581, Centro. [Across from fire station] Rebuilds electric motors, any size, any voltage and rebuilds electric a/c water pumps. • Tel. (322) 222-3191

221-3027

Boat Services

HM Nautical (4) Las Palmas II Locals 15 &16, Marina Vallarta [Above “C” Dock] Nautical accessories, gifts and tableware. Also SeaDoo dealer. • Tel. (322) 2210968, Email: ventas@hmnautical.com • www. hmnautical.com

A B Marine (3/4) Ch 22 - Teapot Tony & Tealady Repairs and rebuilds to all engines, including outboards. Transmissions, generators, hydraulics. Fuel polishing. Fuel purification systems installed. Oil and filter changes. Heat exchangers cleaned. Starter motors repaired. All pump and water systems. Boat caretaking/management. Sixth season of guaranteed work. • Tel. (329) 298-0053, Email: abmarine@hotmail.com

Honda Marine (7) Francisco Villa 570. Sales and service. • Tel. (322) 225-9121 Hules Automotrices “Vallarta” Soportes y Mangueras (7&9) Las Americas 696, Centro [Off the Libramiento] Large selection of rubber products and hoses. • Tel. (322) 222-8083 Megamak SA de CV (3/4) Plaza del Faro, Mezcales [On west side of highway] Cummins dealer. Engines, oil, filters, parts, supplies, service. Also carries Trojan 6V and 8V golf cart batteries. Mobile service and delivery. • Tel. (329) 296-5970, Email: jgonzalez@megamak. com.mx • www.megamak.com.mx Motores Johnson de Vallarta (6) Proa, Marina Vallarta [Near the boat ramp] Outboard sales and service. Good selection of boat parts and supplies. Golf cart batteries, marine batteries, chargers, regulators, solar panels. • Tel. (322) 221-0378 Performance Boats (6) Marina del Rey Locals 8A & B, Marina Vallarta. General boat supplies. • Tel. (322) 209-0969, Tel. (322) 221-2442 Perkins Pacific Vancouver, WA. Master distributor of Perkins engines, Hatz Diesel, and GM Powertrain. Prompt courteous service on parts for Perkins engines at $2 USD per pound shipping. 2-day service from England. FOB Vancouver, WA. • Toll-free: (877) 877-3311, Tel. (360) 906-8298, Fax: (360) 906-8297, Email: jwilson@perksinspacific.com Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Annie Camacho (6) Ch 22 - Nasty Habit Full concierge and provisioning services. 23 years’ experience. Premium seafood, meats, beverages, floral service. Catering available. • Tel. (322) 221-2535, Cel. 044322-111-3674, Email: toncamacho@prodigy.net.mx Brunetti Engineering (6) Dan Brunetti • Marina Vallarta. Marine electrical, electronic installation and service. Autopilots, chartplotters, sounders, chargers, A/C shore power converters and Panels. • Cel. 044-322227-5512, Tel. (954) 636-6140 (USA), Email: danielbrunetti151@msn.com Captain Ron (9) Ch 22 • 421 Guayaquil 7, Centro. Free advice on boat repairs and mods. Retired boatyard shop owner, 55 years’ experience. Fox Marine (6) Ch 22 - Dustin Electrical, electronics and telecommunications installation and repair. Furuno service engineer. Raymarine-certified. • Tel. (322) 224-5660 , Tel. (619) 819-6762 (USA) , Email: Sales@FoxMarineServices.com Guillermo the Diver (4) Ch 22 - Guillermo Buzo • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina] Bottom cleaning services, zinc changes, underwater repairs. • Tel. (322) 297-0385

Telephone

Information: Dial 040 Telephone Dialing Instructions: México recently changed their telephone numbering system, which is now similar to the USA and Canada: long distance code + area code + local number. To dial long distance within Mexico, begin with “01” followed by the threedigit area code and seven-digit number. For example, to call La Cruz from Puerto Vallarta, dial 01 (329) 295-XXXX. The following are area codes for some Mexican towns.

BUCERIAS: 329 GUAYABITOS: 327 LA CRUZ DE HUANACAXTLE: 329 LAS VARAS: 327 NUEVO VALLARTA: 322 PUERTO VALLARTA: 322 PUNTA MITA: 329 SAN FRANCISCO: 311 SAYULITA: 329 ACAPULCO: 744 GUADALAJARA: 333 MEXICO CITY: 555 TEPIC: 311 Generally, Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta are area code 322. North Shore areas from Bucerias to Punta de Mita and Sayulita are 329. North Coast areas around Rincon de Guayabitos are 327 or 311. All require a “01”prefix to dial between area codes. • Cellular Numbers: To dial cellular phone numbers from within Puerto Vallarta, dial “044” instead of “01” before the area code and seven-digit number. • Warning: Telephones other than Telmex or Ladatel indicating “Dial 0 or 1 for USA or Canada with credit cards” are charging exorbitant prices according to many cruisers: $5 USD/minute or more. • Ladatel Phone Cards: Phone cards for Ladatel pay phones can be purchased at most small grocery stores (tiendas) in several denominations: $30, $50 or $100 pesos. Just insert the card into the phone, receive the card’s balance info, and then dial the phone number. Good for both local and long-distance calls. • Long-distance Services: Reduced-rate long distance services are available through the Vallarta Yacht Club, Ch. 63, or via computer through Internet telephone services such as Skype (http:// www.skype.com). • AT&T Operator: Dial “95 (800) 462-4240” for stateside calls from any Telmex phone. • Telmex Direct Dialing Long-distance Codes: “01” for national long distance calls • “001” for calls to USA or Canada • Dial “00” for calls to all other countries • Long-distance via Telmex Operator (Operator assistance for collect or credit card calls) Dial “020” for national long distance calls • “090” for international calls • To dial USA “800” numbers: For 1-800 numbers, dial “001-880” • For 1-888 numbers, dial “001881” • For 1-877 numbers, dial “001-882” For 1-866 numbers, dial “001-883”

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Fishing Hot Spots

Courtesy of Captain Tony Camacho Also see Fishing pg. 29

Puerto Vallarta: Between Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta where the river dumps out, Snook and pargo in February. North Shore: Between the anchorages of La Cruz and Punta Mita, great Sierra fishing, trolling small rapalas and small hoochie jigs close to the shore. Piedra Blanca, just west of the La Cruz anchorage, and Punta de Mita in the anchorage are favorite spots for sierras. South Shore: The water is In the deeper water from Mismaloya to Punta Corrientes, often tuna and dorado, lots of bonita year round. West of Yelapa: Many rocks and areas where you have to maintain a good watch, especially in the area of Chimo, bonita, pargo, sometimes tuna, dorado and sailfish. Punta Corrientes: Sailfish and dorado, and on some beaches, rooster fish in the surf with live bait. Islas Marietas and El Morro: Pargo, sierra, sailfish and dorado. There is always good diving and snorkeling, too. Again extreme caution must be exercised among the many wash rocks and reefs. Banco 20’56.89N /106’01.29W (Highest Peak): El Banco is a series of major pinnacles or high spots about 50 miles from Puerto Vallarta. There are three peaks very close together, the highest spot rising to within 69 feet of the surface. Bait normally can be seen working the surface above each pinnacle, which helps in finding the exact location of each peak. Good bill fishing for marlins and sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dorado and pargo most of the year. The best fishing is August to late October. In September 2003 several black marlin weighing over 1,000 pounds were taken there, including a 1,012-pounder by Captain Tony Camacho on “Nasty Habit.” “Corbatina” La Piedra 20’44.12N / 105’50.70W: A large rock that rises out of the water west of Banderas Bay and 33 miles from Puerto Vallarta. The rock itself is always exposed and rises 25 feet above the surface, about 100 feet long. Extreme caution must be exercised as you fish this rock; give it a wide berth. There is a dangerous wash rock about 50 yards out at the west end. At times the current and swell can push you toward the rock. As with El Banco, there are also many high spots, marked again by bait on the surface. The fishing action is similar to El Banco; lots of large tuna in the 300-pound range are caught there between August and January. • Flags

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JonCo Marine Repair (4) Ch 22 - John Jones • “E” Dock, Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta 30 years’ mechanical and welding experience. Engine tuneups, overhauls, transmissions and cooling systems. Outboard motor service and repair. Electrical. Hydraulics. Aluminum and stainless steel fabrication. MIG, TIG, STICK, and portable welding. Portable steam cleaning. • Tel. (322) 297-4089 (24-hr.), Cel. 044-322-105-0406, Email: joncomarinerepair@ yahoo.com Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (6) Ch 22 - Greg Emory Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Paint, fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, electronic installation. Air conditioning installation and service. Engine, generator and outboard motor service and rebuild. Northern Lights distributor. • Cel. 044-322-306-0031 Opequimar (6) Ch 68 - Omar Corona Santos Boatyard and haulout facilities on the main channel into Marina Vallarta across from the Westin Regina hotel. 6:30 am - 7 pm daily. Complete marine services, repairs and maintenance. 88 - ton travelift. Brokerage. Fuel. • Tel. (322) 221-1800, Fax: (322) 221-1978, Email: omarcorona@opequimar. com • www.opequimar.com Pancho the Diver (6) “G” Dock, Marina Vallarta Bottom cleaning services, zinc changes, etc. Contact by visiting “G” Dock, Marina Vallarta, or ask the “marineros.” Porfirio Bucio Gonzalez (9) Naranjo 177 Int. 8, Emiliano Zapata. Interior and exterior detailing, varnish, LP paint, bottom cleaning, day work, deckhand, etc. • Cel. 044-322206-6350, Email: porfiriobucio@hotmail.com Prentice Marine (4) Ch 22 - Scarlet O’Hara • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina Slip D-16] Electrical, plumbing, general repairs and installation. Year-round yacht management. Certified marine surveyor. John Prentice. • Tel. (322) 133-6368, Email: prenticemarine@hotmail.com PV Yacht Services (6) Ch 16 - Gabriel Garcia Yacht maintenance and refinishing. Quality service since 1993. • Tel. (322) 290-2448, Tel. (322) 134-2167, Email: alvarado43@ yahoo.com Silvia Provisioning & Yacht Services (6) Ch 22 - Silvia Muñoz • Marina Vallarta. Interior detailing, provisioning, catering, flowers, relief chef and stewardess duties. • Cel. 044-322-4291817, Email: marinatnt@yahoo.com Sparkle Boat Services (6) Ch 16 - Daniel Barragan • Marina Vallarta Complete yacht detailing services. Bottoms and interiors, wash, wax, paint and varnish. • Cel. 044-322-294-2848 SYS – Servin Yacht Service (4/6) Ch 22 - Jorge Servin Electrical, electronics, plumbing, rigging, systems checks, installation,

repairs and full yacht commissioning. 20 years’ US experience. • Cel. 044-322-134-7982 Tony Camacho (6) Ch 22 - Nasty Habit Marine repair and consultant for marine components. Plumbing, electrical and electronics including watermaker systems and marine sanitation units. Dinghy repairs using quality imported products. Professional welding. Experienced in light salvage and underwater repair. USN Retired Chief Damage Controlman, accredited marine surveyor,(USSA #70099/ C). Experienced with MCA requirements and certifications for yachts. Project manager and captain. Bilingual Spanish. • Tel. (322) 2212535, Email: toncamacho@prodigy.net.mx Boat Survey

Capt. Dave Wheeler (4) Ch 22 - De Ja Vu • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village] ACMS-certified surveyor and designated delivery captain, power and sail. Affiliate offices in San Carlos and Mazatlan. • Tel. (322) 297-5180 Capt. Doug Danielson (6) Ch 68 - Canvas Connection/North Sails Specializing in insurance, pre-purchase, and damage surveying for yachts and recreational vessels in Mexico, since 1992 • Tel. (322) 2210927, Email: capt.doug@pvnet.com.mx • www. doug-danielson.com Prentice Marine (4) Ch 22 - Scarlet O’Hara • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina Slip D-16] Electrical, plumbing, general repairs and installation. Year-round yacht management. Certified master marine surveyor. John Prentice. • Tel. (322) 133-6368, Email: prenticemarine@hotmail.com Canvas Connection (6) Ch 22 • Timon Local G, Marina Vallarta [Behind lighthouse] Custom canvas covers, biminis, dodgers, design & upholstery service. • Tel. (322) 221-0927, Email: cancon@pvnet.com.mx Full Sail Canvas (7) Ch 22 - Camelia Apostol • España 305, Versalles Complete canvas product line, covers, dodgers, biminis, upholstery and cushion repair. Carries marine fabrics. • Tel. (322) 224-1053, Cel. 044-322120-6055, Fax: (322) 224-1053, Email: fullsailma@ hotmail.com Great American Canvas (6) Jose Luis Santoyo • Marina Las Palmas 1, Locals 2 & 3, Marina Vallarta [Behind Victor’s Place above “A” dock] Custom yacht canvas and yacht interios. • Cel. 044-322-209-9268, Cel. 044-322-136-2469 Jose Luis y Maria Sanchez (4) Lopez Mateos & Cuahtemoc, Jarretaderas Sewing and upholstery. • Tel. (322) 297-0961 North Sails (6) Ch 68 • Timon Local F, Marina Vallarta [Behind lighthouse] New sails, re-cuts, all types of repairs & upgrades, pick-up & delivery. Standing and running rigging, main & genoa furling systems, mast pulling, rig inspection, mast tuning, sailing system consulting. Pick-up and delivery service to Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


Paradise Village. Contact the loft for instructions. • Tel. (322) 221-2955, Email: northsails@puertovallarta.com Tapizados d’ Angel (8) Revolucion 177, Pitillal. Canvas sewing and fabrication. Sail covers, dodgers, biminis. • Tel. (322) 225-3824 Terramar (2) Berna • Pulpo 7, La Cruz. Canvas and sewing. Call for appointment. • Tel. (329) 295-5064 Carpintería Barcenas (6) Ernesto Barcenas Escudero • Agua Zarca [Ave. Politecnico Nacional 509] • Cel. 044-322-118-8943 Windsong (6) Ch 22 - Don • Marina Vallarta [Opequimar boatyard] Boat and home woodwork. Cruiser Information/Exchange, Crew List

Vallarta Yacht Club (4) Ch 63 • Nuevo Vallarta [Next to Paradise Village mall] Great food, drinks, cameraderie and atmosphere at discount member pricing. ADSL Internet services. Reciprocal privileges. Guests welcome. • Tel. (322) 297-2222, Email: office@vallartayachtclub. com • www.vallartayachtclub.com Dinghy Maintenance & Repairs

Tony Camacho (6) Ch 22 - Nasty Habit • Marina Vallarta. Inflatable boat repairs using quality imported materials and prducts. • Tel. (322) 221-2535, Email: toncamacho@ prodigy.net.mx Dive Tank Refills, Testing, Certification

Chicos Dive Shops (6&4) Marina Vallarta and Plaza Paradise Village. Refills only. Paradise Village Marina Office (4) Ch 16 Refills only. Twin Dolphins (Delfines Gemelos) Dive Center Ave. Politecnico Nacional 84, Educación [Across from La Paloma bullring] Giovanni B. Macedo, general manager. Repairs, air fill station, hydrotest and visual inspection service. • Tel. (322) 2931905, Cel. 044-322-728-1640, Email: tdscuba@ twindolphinspv.com • www.twindolphinspv.com

636-6140 (USA), Cel. 044-322-227-5512, Email: danielbrunetti151@msn.com Centro De Acumuladores Perez (9) Alfredo Perez • Guatamala 599, Centro [Near

the sports stadium. Turn right on Rio Danubio near PEMEX on Libramiento before tunnel] Fluent English.

Delco and exide batteries, alternator and starter rebuild, large inventory of parts and spares. Two excellent trouble-shooter auto and marine electric mechanics and an auto air conditioner person. Golf cart batteries. Mobile calls to home or boat. Free delivery. • Tel. (322) 222-0801 Centro De Acumuladores Perez #2 (7) Emiliano Zapata 401, Pitillal [Second store in Pitillal] • Tel. (322) 299-4095

Chevron Electrico (3) Bucerias [On the north side of the main highway at the bridge before the main traffic light] Batteries, alternators, starters, rebuilds, rewinds and parts.

Ling Electronica (8) 5 de Mayo 144, Pitillal. Good stock of diodes, transistors, and other electronic parts. • Tel. (322) 224-8924

Chrisly de Puerto Vallarta (6&7) Plaza Caracol Local 1, Hotel Zone [Gigante] • Tel. (322) 224-4299 Competidor Electrico (7) Francisco Villa 336, Lazaro Cardenas Lighting fixtures and bulbs including hard-to-find 12V fluorescent • Tel. (322) 222-0723

Motores Johnson de Vallarta (6) Proa, Marina Vallarta [Near the boat ramp] Golf cart batteries, marine batteries, chargers, regulators, solar panels. • Tel. (322) 221-0378

Corporativo Digital Systems (9-east) Luis Donaldo Colosio 670-A [Off Libramiento before the tunnel near the PEMEX] Certified Motorola, Kenwwod, ICOM radio techs (latest information from S/V Windstar is that they do VHF & UHF only – no HF/SSB). Will come to home or boat. • Tel. (322) 222-4122, Tel. (322) 227-5870 (Ask for Paz – English spoken), Email: cdspvr@yahoo.com • www.digitalsystems.com.mx

Prentice Marine (4) Ch 22 - Scarlet O’Hara • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina Slip D-16] Electrical, plumbing, general repairs and installation. Year-round yacht management. Certified marine surveyor. John Prentice. • Tel. (322) 133-6368, Email: prenticemarine@hotmail.com

Edison (3) Tony • Cuauhtemoc, Bucerias [Near taxi stand & church] Electrical parts and supplies (lugs, switches, 12V, etc.). English, French and Italian spoken. • Tel. (329) 298-0248, Tel. (329) 298-1040

Servicio Electrico Tono Rosas (9) Juan Antonio Rosas • Costa Rica 1359, Centro. Auto electric trouble shooter. Open long hours. • Tel. (322) 223-1046

Electrica Badeba (3) Heroes de Nacozari 114-A, Bucerias [On main lateral near car wash] Electrical supplies and lighting. • Tel. (329) 298-1426

Auto-electrico TINO (9) Luis Donaldo Colosio 709, Centro [Near Lopez Mateos] Starters and electrical service. Will come to your boat. • Cel. 044-322-229-6646 Azure Dream (4) Ch 22 - Barry • Nuevo Vallarta [Marina] Electronics, electrics, wiring and specialist on battery charging and 12V power management. Heart Interface rep.

Embobinados Mariscal (9) Puerto Rico 1581, Centro [Across from city fire station] Rebuilds electric motors, any size, any voltage and rebuilds electric a/c water pumps. • Tel. (322) 222-3191

Brunetti Engineering (6) Dan Brunetti • Marina Vallarta. Marine electrical, electronic installation and service. Autopilots, chartplotters, sounders, chargers, A/C shore power converters and panels. • Tel. (954)

Embobinados Ocampo (9) Miguel Ocampo Torres • Jamaica 1409, Centro. Rewinds electric motors, generators, alternators. Parts & service. • Tel. (322) 222-0594

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Limac Electronics Plaza Caracol Local 6 C, Hotel Zone [Around the corner from Gigante entrance] Audio, video, telephone, parts & accesories. English spoken. Very knowledgable. Also handles Star Choice satellite TV parts and installation. • Tel. (322) 224-6040, Fax: (322) 225-8059, Email: pvlimac@ hotmail.com

lluminacion de Vallarta (10) Aquiles Serdan 279, Emiliano Zapata [Behind Gutierrez Rizo] Great selection of light bulbs, 12V and long lasting types. Luz Maria Rodrigues Camacho. • Tel. (322) 222-4521

Electronica Solo Televisores (4) Hueso Alvalos • Ingreso 30 , Jarretaderas [In the row of stores just north of the main entrance] Radio repairs including VHF, UHF, and HF/SSB. English spoken. • Tel. (322) 297-0965, Tel. (322) 297-0483 (Home), Email: nac5831@hotmail.com

Electrical/Electronics

Fox Marine (6) Ch 22 - Dustin Electrical, electronics and telecommunications installation and repair. Furuno service engineer. Raymarine certified. • Tel. (322) 224-5660, Tel. (619) 819-6762 (USA), Email: sales@foxmarineservices.com

Radio Shack (7) Plaza Caracol [Near Gigante]

Steren Electronica (7) Libramiento & Francisco Villa, Lazaro Cardenas. Good supply of radio supplies, including connectors and cables. • Tel. (322) 223-0870 Sweet Thing (4) Ch 22 - Rob • Nuevo Vallarta SSB/HAM radio technical assistance, setup, testing, tuning, and repair for all HF radios and tuners and VHF radios. SSB electronic email and navigation integration. Sailmail, Winlink, Pactor III modem setup and repair. • Tel. (322) 297-1557 Engines, Generators, Transmissions & Outboards

A B Marine (3/4) Ch 22 - Teapot Tony & Tealady Repairs and rebuilds to all engines, including outboards. Transmissions, generators, hydraulics. Fuel polishing. Fuel purification systems installed. Oil and filter changes. Heat exchangers cleaned. Starter motors repaired. All pump and water systems. Boat caretaking/management. VALLARTA nautica 2007 | 53


Guaranteed work. • Tel. (329) 298-0053, Email: abmarine@hotmail.com

near Libramiento] Sales, service, refills. • Tel.

Auto-electrico TINO (9) Colosio 709, Centro [Near Lopez Mateos] Starters and electrical service. Will come to your boat. • Cel. 044-322-229-6646

Seguridad VS Incendios (7) Berlin 109, Versalles [Just down the street from Bill’s Bar & Grill] Sales, service, refills. Pick up & delivery by appointment. • Tel. (322) 224-4929, Cel. 044-322-779-8806, Email: vsincelacosta@ hotmail.com

Chevron Autoelectrico (3) Bucerias [On the north side of the main highway at the bridge before the main traffic light] Batteries, alternators, starters, rebuilds, rewinds and parts. Climas (6) Roberto Ramirez Lopez[Across from Plaza Neptuno and Iguana] Automotive air conditioning systems. • Tel. (322) 221-2020 Embobinados Ocampo (9) Jose M. Ocampo • Jamaica 1409-1, Centro [Near 5 de Diciembre] Starter and generator repair and rewinding services. • Tel. (322) 222-0594 Lobo Del Mar (2) Taylor McFadden • La Cruz [Behind La Puntilla building] All makes and models, Genysis diagnostic computer, 24-hour roadside assistance, reasonable prices, USA-certified. • Cel. 044-322-135-5129 Mangueras y Conexiones (9) Jose L. Cabrera • Jamaica 1379, Centro. Hyrdraulic hoses and connections, Parker products. • Tel. (322) 223-2720, Cel. 044-322229-9805 Monroy Goodyear (7) Fco. Medina Ascencio & Niza [Across from Plaza Genovesa] Great service, minor auto repairs and complete Goodyear and Michelin tire service. • Tel. (322) 224-2018 Porja Paleros y Bandas (9) De las Americas 247, Centro [Around the corner from Zaragozas, next to sports stadium] Extensive inventory of seals, bearings and lubricants. Very knowledgeable. • Tel. (322) 222-3948 PORKY’s (9) [Beside the new PEMEX, 1/4 of a mile before first tunnel on Rio Danubio street ]General mechanic (does all

of Rizo’s vehicles). AC-DELCO for auto-electric both auto and marine (see Electronics).

(322) 224-4429

Fishing Equipment/Supplies/Repairs

Deportes Marinos Zaragoza (10) Lazaro Cardenas 169, Emiliano Zapata. Fishing tackle, supplies, rod and reel repair. • Tel. (322) 222-1293 Ferretería Zaragoza (7&9) Fco. Medina Ascencio 1600, Hotel Zone [Across from the Sheraton] Largest marine supply store in PV. • Tel. (322) 222-1436, Fax: (322) 222-3736, Email: zaragoza@pvnet.com.mx • www.zaragoza. com.mx Ferretería Zaragoza #2 (6) [New second store in Marina Vallarta between “H” and “I” docks next to Sea Fare restaurant] • Tel. (322)

221-3027

Gabriel (Cien) Cienfuegos (2) Huachinango 40, La Cruz. Hooks, leaders, line, lures. English spoken. • Tel. (329) 295-5205 Masterbaiters Sportfishing & Tackle (6) Marina Vallarta [At the lighthouse near Morgans Restaurant] Fishing charters for all budgets, fishing equipment and tackle, t-shirts and souveniers, Daily 10 am - 10 pm • Tel. (322) 209-0498, www. mbssportfishing.com Fuel, Oil

Ixtapa Propane Farm (5) [North past the airport, right at Ixtapa turn-off, then a mile down on the right]

La Paz Propane Farm (4-east) Mezcales [One mile east of Hwy 200 on right] Opequimar (6) Ch 68 - Omar Corona Santos[Boatyard on the main

channel into Marina Vallarta across from the Westin Regina hotel] Complete marine services, repairs and

Servicio Ponce (6) Jesus (Chuey)[Across from the airport] Some English spoken. • Tel. (322) 221-1737

maintenance. 88 ton travelift. Brokerage. Fuel, Daily 6:30 am - 7 pm • Tel. (322) 221-1800, Fax: (322) 221-1978, Email: omarcorona@opequimar.com • www.opequimar.com

Taller Colosa (3) Fernando • Heroes de Nacozari 33, Bucerias

[At the boat ramp]Will take your fuel jugs and get

[Yellow Bardhal building on east side of main highway next to Telmex] General mechanic specializing in

alignment, balancing and oil changes. • Tel. (329) 298-1769

Taller de Torno Gonzalez (7) Hilario Gonzalez • Berlin 129, La Vena. Excellent engine and machining services. • Tel. (322) 2240784 Fire Extinguishers

Andalon y Cia. (7) Emiliano Zapata 307A [Just off Francisco Villa

Paradise Village Car Washers (4) them filled for a nominal fee. Hardware/ Ferreterias

Aldo (5) Venustiano Carranza 200 Great source for tools, materials, plumbing, electrical and misc. supplies, Sundays • Tel. (322) 290-0528 Amutio #1 (7) Liverpool 151, Diaz Ordaz [Across from Office Depot] Good source for plumbing supplies and hard to find fresh water filters. • Tel. (322) 2243188

Amutio #2 (3&4) Plaza del Faro, Locals 10-12 [Carr. 200 Norte Km

473, between Bucerias and Mezcales on west side of highway at the lighthouse] Good source of plumbing

supplies and hard-to-find fresh-water filters. • Tel. (329) 296-5733, Tel. (329) 296-5734 COCOCOSA (7) Francisco Villa 384 [Just south of Libramiento] Ferrreteria & Construction Materials • Tel. (322) 222-6363 Ferre D’ Todo (3) Bucerias [At main stop light, corner of Alfredo Bonfil

across from taxi stand]

Ferretería (2) Langosta 17, La Cruz Ferretería Zaragoza (7&9) Fco. Medina Ascencio 1600, Hotel Zone [Across from the Sheraton] Largest marine supply store in PV. • Tel. (322) 222-1436, Fax: (322) 222-3736, Email: zaragoza@pvnet.com.mx • www.zaragoza. com.mx Ferretería Zaragoza #2 (6) Marina Vallarta [New second store in Marina Vallarta between “H” and “I” docks next to Sea Fare restaurant]

• Tel. (322) 221-3027

La Casa del Tornillo (7&9) Francisco Villa 1784 [Just a few blocks from El Progreso] Stainless nuts and bolts. Lobo (9) San Salvador 217 D-rings, hoses, motor mounts. Mirro (9) Peru 1333, 5 de Diciembre [Around corner from PEMEX] Large inventory of stainless and brass fittings, braided hoses, anything related to propane and gas installations, barbecues, ovens, gas regulators. switches, etc. Martin Covarrubias Guiterrez. • Tel. (322) 222-3575 Puerto Vallarta Todo para el plomero (7) Colosio 218 [Just south of Francisco Villa and Libramiento] Great selection of plumbing parts and supplies. • Tel. (322) 223-0211 Tornillos y Complementos (7) Sierra Pirineos 182, Hotel Zone [One block south

of Libramiento just off Francisco Villa and directly across from Mega Comercial supermarket] Stainless nuts and

bolts. • Tel. (322) 223-1959

Truper Tools (3) Heroes de Nacozari 217, Bucerias [East lateral across from the PEMEX]Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 4 pm • Tel. (329) 298-0950 Truper Tools Outlet (5) Moni • Pascual Ortiz Rubio [New, on main street one block from Aldos hardware] English spoken. • Tel. (322) 290-1243 Haulouts/Boatyard

Opequimar (6) Ch 68 - Omar Corona Santos[Boatyard on the main channel into Marina Vallarta across from the Westin

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Regina hotel] Complete marine services, repairs

and maintenance. 88-ton travelift. Brokerage., Daily 6:30 am - 7 pm • Tel. (322) 221-1800, Fax: (322) 221-1978, Email: omarcorona@opequimar. com marcorona@opequimar.com • www. opequimar.com

Hoses

Aeroquip Rodriguez (9) Colombia 1320, Centro [One block south of San Salvador] Stock & custom made pressure hoses. Automotriz y Ferretería de Puerto Vallarta (9) Alejandro Grijalva Campa • Colombia 1338, Centro [Corner of San Salvador] Gaskets, hose by the meter, automotive parts. Ferretería Zaragoza (7&9) Fco. Medina Ascencio 1600, Hotel Zone [Across from the Sheraton] Largest marine supply store in PV. • Tel. (322) 222-1436, Fax: (322) 222-3736, Email: zaragoza@pvnet.com.mx • www.zaragoza. com.mx Ferretería Zaragoza #2 (6) Marina Vallarta [New second store in Marina Vallarta between “H” and “I” docks next to Sea Fare restaurant]

• Tel. (322) 221-3027

Hules Automotrices “Vallarta” Soportes y Mangueras (9-east) Las Americas 696, Centro [Off the Libramiento] Large selection of rubber products and hoses. • Tel. (322) 222-8083 Mangueras y Conexiones (9) Jose L. Cabrera • San Salvador 217 [Near 5 de Diciembre] Hydraulic hoses and fittings, Parker products, limited English spoken. Todo para el plomero (7) Colosio 218 [Just south of Francisco Villa and Libramiento] Great selection of plumbing parts and supplies. • Tel. (322) 223-0211 Machine Shops, Props, Shafts, Etc.

John Gerber Marine (6) Marina Vallarta [Opequimar boatyard on the main

channel into Marina Vallarta and across from the Westin Regina hotel] Big boat diesel specialist, extensive

machine shop. • Tel. (322) 221-0696

Rectificaciones y Refacciones Oscar (7) Oscar Gutierrez • Fco. Medina Ascencio 1738, Olimpica [Across from the Sheraton] Engine rebuilds. • Tel. (322) 222-1423 Soldadura Especial y Fabricacines de Piezas de Acero Inoxidable (6-south) Ruben Palomera • Politecnica 84 [Across the street from the Bullring – look for the gigantic stainless steel door] Design, fabrication, welding, machine shop.

Rated 5-star. • Tel. (322) 224-3256

Taller de Torno Gonzalez (7) Hilario Gonzalez • Berlin 129, La Vena Excellent engine and machining services. • Tel. (322) 2240784 Paint, Fiberglass & Varnish

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Industrial Alfredo V. Bonfil] Proline bottom paint distributor. Paint can be sent by bus to PV. • Tel. (669) 892-3610, Tel. (619) 270-9502, Fax: (669) 982-4055, Email: dante2001@hotmail.com

David Barba (6) Outstanding paint & fiberglass work. Daytime. • Cel. 044-322-234-3190, Tel. (322) 209-1500 (home after 6 pm) Gabriel (Cien) Cienfuegos (2) Huachinango 40, La Cruz Fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, construction and repairs. English spoken. • Tel. (329) 295-5205 Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (6) Ch 22 - Greg Emory Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Paint, fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, electronic installation. Air conditioning installation and service. Engine, generator and outboard motor service and rebuild. Northern Lights distributor. • Cel. 044-322-306-0031 Numerous Paint Stores (7) Francisco Villa & Libramiento Pinturas Uribarri SA de CV (7) Melchor Ocampo 119, Diaz Ordaz [Around the

corner from the old Corona distributor building near Gigante] Nervion distributor. Impressive wet-look

polyurethane, flexible and resistant to cracks. Paint and art supplies at discount. • Tel. (322) 224-8866

Primi (3) Bucerias [On the east lateral between HSBC bank and Famar’s restaurant] Great paint and body work at very reasonable prices. Primi speaks English. • Tel. (329) 298-1260 Plumbing

Aldo (5) Venustiano Carranza 200, Las Juntas Great source for tools, materials, plumbing, electrical and misc. supplies. Open Sundays. • Tel. (322) 290-0528 Amutio #1 (7) Liverpool 151, Diaz Ordaz [Across the highway from Office Depot] Good source for plumbing supplies and hard-to-find fresh-water filters. • Tel. (322) 224-3188 Amutio #2 (5) Carr. 200 Norte km 473 Locals 10-12 [Between

Bucerias and Mezcales on west side of highway at the El Faro (lighthouse) shopping center] Good source for

plumbing supplies and hard-to-find fresh-water filters. • Tel. (329) 296-5733, Tel. (329) 296-5734

Jose Luis Temores (3) Bucerias. Mobile service plumber and electrician. • Tel. (329) 298-1977, Cel. 044-322-889-9161 Manuel Cisneros Godinez (6) Repairs and installs boilers, stoves and water pumps. General plumbing. • Cel. 044-322-1077457 Prentice Marine (4) Ch 22 - Scarlet O’Hara • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina Slip D-16] Electrical, plumbing, general repairs and installation. Year-round

yacht management. Certified marine surveyor. John Prentice. • Tel. (322) 133-6368, Email: prenticemarine@hotmail.com Todo para el plomero (7) Colosio 218 [Just south of Francisco Villa and Libramiento] Great selection of plumbing parts and supplies • Tel. (322) 223-0211 Propane

Asadores de Vallarta (6) Plaza Marina Local G-22 [Across from American School] Weber barbecue dealer. Barbecue bottled gas of all sizes. • Tel. (322) 221-2900, Email: pvbbq@ prodigy.net.mx Casa Lori (2) Ch 22 • La Cruz [Next to Philo`s] Weekly propane runs for boats anchored in La Cruz. Dos Felipe’s (2) La Cruz. Propane, fuel, and diesel fill services. Ixtapa Propane Farm (5) [North past the airport, right at Ixtapa turn-off about a mile on the right]

La Paz Propane Farm (4-east) Mezcales [One mile east from Carr. 200 Norte on

right]

Mirro (9) Peru 1333, 5 de Diciembre [Around the corner from PEMEX] Propane equipment, regulators, repairs, extensive inventory of stainless and brass fittings and hoses. • Tel. (322) 222-3575 Paradise Village Harbormaster (4) Ch 16 Paradise Village marina guests - deliver tanks to fill to the office by 10 am, Wednesdays. Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club (6&7) [Across from cruise ship terminal and PV port captain’s office] Small bottled propane for grills

and lanterns.

Radio Repair & Technical Assistance

Corporativo Digital Systems (9-east) Paz • Colosio 670-A [Off Libramiento before the tunnel near the PEMEX] Certified Motorola, Kenwwod, ICOM radio techs (latest information from S/V Windstar is that they do VHF & UHF only – no HF/SSB). Will come to home or boat. English spoken • Tel. (322) 222-4122, Tel. (322) 227-5870, Email: cdspvr@yahoo.com • www. digitalsystems.com.mx Electronica Solo Televisores (4) Hueso Alvalos • Ingreso 30 , Jarretaderas [In the row of stores just north of the main entrance] Radio repairs including VHF, UHF, and HF/SSB. English spoken. • Tel. (322) 297-0965, Tel. (322) 297-0483 (Home), Email: nac5831@hotmail.com Fox Marine (6) Ch 22 - Dustin Electrical, electronics and telecommunications installation and repair. Furuno service engineer. Raymarine-certified. • Tel. (322) 224-5660, Tel. (619) 819-6762 (USA), Email: Sales@FoxMarineServices.com Sweet Thing (4) Ch 22 - Rob • Nuevo Vallarta SSB/HAM radio VALLARTA nautica 2007 | 55


technical assistance, setup, testing, tuning, and repair for all HF radios and tuners and VHF radios. SSB electronic email and navigation integration. Sailmail, Winlink, Pactor III modem setup and repair. • Tel. (322) 297-1557 Refrigeration

Climas Automotores de Vallarta (6) Roberto Ramirez Lopez • Fco. Medina Ascencio 3566 [South and across the road from Plaza Neptuno and Isla Iguana] Specialists in automotive air conditioners and refrigeration components. • Tel. (322) 221-2020 Fresco (4) Ch 22 - Don • Jarretaderas. Refrigeration. Mobile service. • Tel. (322) 297-1684 Geisha (4) Ch 22 - Scott Refrigeration specialist. Local Domita dealer, Mon. - Fri. • Cel. 044-322-889-9971 IMCOSA (7) Francisco Villa 880, Gaviotas [Near Conalep] Refrigeration parts and supplies. • Tel. (322) 293 6823 Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (6) Ch 22 - Greg Emory Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Paint, fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, electronic installation. Air conditioning installation and service. engine, generator and outboard motor service and rebuild. Northern Lights distributor. • Cel. 044-322-306-0031 REACSA (9-east) Prolongacion Bolivia 1833 [South of Francisco Villa off Libramiento] Bulk sale of refrigerants. • Tel. (322) 222-1324 Servicio de Refrigeracion y aire acondicionado Felicino Diaz Santana • Belice 1414, 5 de Diciembre Refrigeration and air conditioning service. • Tel. (322) 222-0337, Cel. 044-322-2940327, Fax: (322) 222-0337, Email: felicianodiaz@ yahoo.com Sailing Schools

Coming About (6) Pat Henry • Marina Vallarta. Offering 9-day bareboat courses based on 80,000 miles of personal sailing experience. • Tel. (322) 222-4119, Cel. 044-322-111-8329, Email: pat@coming-about. com • www.coming-about.com J/World (4) Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina] Learn to sail. Beginner, intermediate, advanced and bareboat programs. • Toll-free: 1-800-910-1101, Tel. (322) 226-6767, Email: info@sailing-jworld.com • www.sailing-jworld.com Sails & Rigging

Marina Vallarta (6) Ch 16 • Puerto Vallarta 352 slips from 31 feet to over 100 feet. • Tel. (322) 221-0275, Fax: (322) 221-0722, Email: marvta@prodigy.net.mx, Latitude: Puerto Vallarta Channel Entrance: 20°39N 105°15W 56 | VALLARTA nautica 2007

North Sails (6) Ch 68 • Timon Local F, Marina Vallarta [Behind lighthouse] New sails, re-cuts, all types of repair, & upgrades, pick-up & delivery. Standing and running rigging, main & genoa furling systems, mast pulling, rig inspection, mast tuning, sailing system consulting. Pick-up and delivery service to Paradise Village. Contact the loft for instructions. • Tel. (322) 221-2955, Email: northsails@puertovallarta.com SYS – Servin Yacht Service (4/6) Ch 22 - Jorge Servin Electrical, electronics, plumbing, rigging, systems checks, installation, repairs and full yacht commissioning. 20 years’ US experience. • Cel. 044-322-134-7982 Solar Panels

Motores Johnson de Vallarta (6) Marina Vallarta [Near the boat ramp] Golf cart batteries, marine batteries, chargers, regulators, solar panels. • Tel. (322) 221-0378 Stainless Steel

Equinox Industrial (7) Rodolfo Maldonado • Americus 108 [Just east of Francisco Villa] Fabrication Welding. Ferretería Zaragoza (7&9) Fco. Medina Ascencio 1600, Hotel Zone [Across from the Sheraton] Largest marine supply store in PV. • Tel. (322) 222-1436, Fax: (322) 222-3736, Email: zaragoza@pvnet.com.mx • www.zaragoza. com.mx Ferretería Zaragoza #2 (6) [New second store in Marina Vallarta between “H” and “I” docks next to Sea Fare restaurant ] • Tel. (322)

221-3027

Gabriel (Cien) Cienfuegos (2) Huachinango 40, La Cruz. Fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, construction and repairs. English spoken. • Tel. (329) 295-5205 J. Carlos Avila (6) Condominio Puesta del Sol Local 9-A, Marina Vallarta [In front of “D” Dock] • Tel. (322) 2210352 JonCo Marine Repair (4) Ch 22 - John Jones • “E” Dock, Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village] 30 years’ mechanical and welding experience. Engine tuneups, overhauls, transmissions and cooling systems. Outboard motor service and repair. Electrical. Hydraulics. Aluminum and stainless steel fabrication. MIG, TIG, STICK and portable welding. Portable steam cleaning. • Tel. (322) 297-4089 (24-hr.), Cel. 044-322-105-0406, Email: joncomarinerepair@ yahoo.com La Casa del Tornillo (7) Francisco Villa 1784 [3 blocks off Libramiento] Stainless nuts and bolts. Maquinox Industrial (7) Peru 1121, 5 de Diciembre [Behind Ley supermarket] Stainless steel products, tubing, pipe, plate, etc. • Tel. (322) 223-3087, Tel. (322) 223-3756

Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (6) Ch 22 - Greg Emory Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Paint, fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, electronic installation. Air conditioning installation and service. Engine, generator and outboard motor service and rebuild. Northern Lights distributor. • Cel. 044-322-306-0031 Soldadura Especial y Fabricantes de Piezas de Acero Inoxidable (6-south) Ruben Palomera • Politecnica 84 [Across from

the bullring – look for the gigantic stainless steel door ] Design, fabrication, welding, machine shop.

Rated 5-star • Tel. (322) 224-3256

Taller de Torno Gonzalez (7) Hilario Gonzalez • Berlin 129, La Vena. Excellent engine and machining services. • Tel. (322) 2240784 Tornillos y Complementos (7) Sierrra Pirineos 182 [One block south of Libramiento just off Francisco Villa] Stainless nuts and bolts. • Tel. (322) 223-1959 Tornillos y tornillos (7) Francisco Villa 354-A. More stainless nuts and bolts. Storage Vallarta Self-Storage (5) Plaza del Faro, Mezcales [On south side of highway.] Mini-bodgas and outside covered auto, boat and RV storage. Secure, gated and guarded facility. English spoken. • Tel. (329) 296-5619, Fax: (329) 296-5620 Welding

Equinox Industrial (7) Rodolfo Maldonado • Americus 108 [Just east of Francisco Villa] Fabrication welding. • Tel. (322) 229-0329 Gabriel (Cien) Cienfuegos (2) Huachinango 40, La Cruz. Fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, construction and repairs. English spoken. • Tel. (329) 295-5205 JonCo Marine Repair (4) Ch 22 • ‘E” Dock, Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta 30 years’ mechanical and welding experience. Engine tuneups, overhauls, transmissions and cooling systems. Outboard motor service and repair. Electrical. Hydraulics. Aluminum and stainless steel fabrication. MIG, TIG, STICK and portable welding. Portable steam cleaning. John Jones. • Tel. (322) 297-4089 (24-hr.), Cel. 044-322105-0406, Email: joncomarinerepair@yahoo.com Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (6) Ch 22 - Greg Emory Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Paint, fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, electronic installation. Air conditioning installation and service. Engine, generator and outboard motor service and rebuild. Northern Lights distributor. • Cel. 044-322-306-0031

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Ricardo Madrigal (6) Marina Vallarta [Opequimar boatyard] Mobile service to your business, home or boat. Soldadura Especial y Fabricantes de Piezas de Acero Inoxidable (6-south) Ruben Palomera • Politecnica 84 [Across from bullring – look for the gigantic stainless steel door]

Design, fabrication, welding, machine shop. Rated 5-star. • Tel. (322) 224-3256

Taller de Torno Gonzalez (7) Hilario Gonzalez • Berlin 129, La Vena. Excellent engine and machining services. • Tel. (322) 224-0784 Tony Camacho (6) Ch 22 - NASTY HABIT Marine repair and consultant for marine components. Professional welding. Experienced in light salvage and underwater repair. USN Retired Chief Damage Controlman, accredited marine surveyor, project manager and captain. Bilingual, Spanish. • Tel. (322) 221-2535, Email: toncamacho@prodigy.net.mx Yacht Brokers

Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (6) Ch 22 - Greg Emory Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Paint, fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, electronic installation. Air conditioning installation and service. Engine, Generator and outboard motor service and rebuild. Northern Lights distributor. • Cel. 044-322-306-0031 Vallarta Yachts (4) Ch 22 - Nick & Carol Rau • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina] Extensive listings. Affiliate offices in Mazatlan and San Carlos. • Tel. (322) 297-2249, Tel. (314) 667-4111 (USA rings in MEX), Cel. 044-322-227-2944, Fax: (322) 297-2249, Email: nick@vallartayachts.net • www.vallartayachts.net Yacht Clubs

Vallarta Yacht Club (4) Ch 63 • Nuevo Vallarta [Next to Paradise Village Mall] Great food, drinks, cameraderie and atmosphere at discount member pricing. ADSL Internet services. Reciprocal privileges. Guests welcome. • Tel. (322) 297-2222, Email: office@vallartayachtclub. com • www.vallartayachtclub.com Yacht Transport

A B Marine (4) Ch 22 - Tea Lady Agents for Dockwise Yacht Transport. Call Ronnie for quotes. • Tel. (329) 298-0053, Email: abmarine@hotmail.com Computer Services

Adamra (9) Colombia 1334, Centro University professor in computer science. Microsoft and Cisco certified. • Tel. (322) 222-0944 Azteca (9) Jesus Langarica 230, Centro Sales, service, repairs, accessories. Good Englsih spoken. Israel. • Tel. (322) 223-4630, Tel. (322) 223-4629 Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Computer Doctor (4) Ch 22 - Jerry Cook • ‘A’ Dock, Marina Nuevo Vallarta, Velera Liz Sales, service, repair, software installation, mobile service to your home or boat. The Computer Store (9) Columbia 1037, Centro Sales and Service. Tom Barrington. Pick-up and delivery. • Tel. (322) 223-2939, Email: tcs.tom@gmail.com Computer Works (4) Gray Capo Service, repair, software installation, networks, website design and development, US satellite television systems and installation. Mobile service to your home or boat. • Cel. 044322-117-4659, Email: graycapo@hotmail.com Encounter (4) Ch 22 - Ron • Nuevo Vallarta MP3 Music and audio books, (music CD’s: 250,000 MP3 song library and 750 audio book CDs). Navigation chart CDs of the entire world, CD copies. Asístence with iPods and MP3 players. Letters & Packaging (4) Vilma[Upstairs in the Paradise Village mall] Phone messages and faxes plus personal key-locked mail boxes, packaging and mailing services, DHL, UPS, FEDEX. Import/export services. All with a secure private California address. • Tel. (322) 297-2289, Fax: (322) 297-2289, Email: lettersandp@ hotmail.com Internet Service

Marina Coffee & Book Shop (6) Marina Vallarta [At the head of “B” Dock near Victor’s Place] High-speed Internet terminals and wireless service. Gourmet coffee, homemade cinnamon rolls, panninis and salads. Buy, sell and trade used books. Paradise Village Mall (4) [Several establishments]

Philo’s Bar (2) Delfin 15, La Cruz • Tel. (329) 295-5068 The Coffee Cup (6) Marina Vallarta [Behind Las Palomas Doradas restaurant and at Plaza Marina] Espresso coffee drinks and coffee supplies. Internet and long distance telephone service too. • Tel. (322) 2212517, Tel. (322) 221-3672 Vallarta Yacht Club (4) Ch 63 • Nuevo Vallarta [Next to Paradise Village Mall] Great food, drinks, cameraderie and atmosphere at discount member pricing. ADSL Internet and wireless services. Reciprocal privileges. Guests welcome. • Tel. (322) 297-2222, Email: office@vallartayachtclub.com • www. vallartayachtclub.com Spanish Instruction TV/VCR Service & Repair

Laboratorio Electronico Digital (9) San Salvador 462, 5 de Diciembre. TV/VCR service & repair. • Tel. (322) 222-2989

Ling Electronica (8) 5 de Mayo 144, Pitillal. Good stock of diodes, transistors, and other electronic parts. • Tel. (322) 224-8924 Quijo Tree (9) Ricardo • Jamaica 1376, Centro [Half block north of San Salvador] Good at stereo/VCR repairs Servicio & Refacciones Rubio (3) Bucerias. TV, VCR, small appliance service and repair. Mobile service, will come to your home or boat. • Tel. (329) 298-1721, Tel. (329) 298-1323 Servicio Audio & Video (9) Samuel Rico • San Salvador & Colombia, Centro. Specializes in TV/VCR service and repair. Servicio Electrónico Romeros (9) Cuba 532 [Behind the sports stadium] TV repairs. Very reasonable. Marinas Marinas

Banderas Bay Marina La Cruz (2) La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit Up to 400 vessel capacity, fuel station, dry dock, yacht club, hotel site, condominiums, restaurants and bars, first-class services and much more. • Tel. (322) 293-4064, Email: info@marinalacruz.net • www. marinalacruz.net Marina Nuevo Vallarta (4) Ch 16 • Nuevo Vallarta Slip availability varies at this eclectic cruiser’s community. Check with the local marina residents on Ch. 22 for insider info and with Paradise Village Marina for channel conditions., Latitude: Nuevo Vallarta Channel Entrance: 20°41N 105°18W. Paradise Village Marina (4) Ch 16 - Harbormaster Dick Markie • Nuevo Vallarta 5-star resort marina with nealy 200 slips accomodating vessels from under 20 to over 100 feet. Resort, restaurants, spa, yacht club, swimming pool, cable TV, phone, and more. • Tel. (322) 226-6728, Tel. (322) 226-6773, Email: marina@paradisevillage.com • www. paradisevillage.com/marina.htm, Latitude: Nuevo Vallarta Channel Entrance: 20°41N 105°18W Other Mexico Marinas

Acapulco, Club de Yates Acapulco Ch 16 - Jose Marquez • Tel. (744) 482-3859, Fax: (744) 482-3836, Email: cyates@acapulco. com, Latitude: Acapulco Harbor Entrance: 16°49N 099°53W Acapulco, Marina Acapulco Ch 16 - Gisela Catalan • Tel. (744) 483-7436, Fax: (744) 483-7498, Latitude: Acapulco Harbor Entrance: 16°49N 099°53W Barra de Navidad, Marina Puerto de La Navidad Ch 16 - Federico Cortina • Tel. (335) 355-5832, Fax: (335) 355-5974, Latitude: Barra de Navidad Channel Entrance: Melaque Anchorage: 19°13N 104°43W

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Cabo San Lucas, Marina Cabo San Lucas Ch 16 - Tim Schaaf • Tel. (114) 143-1251, Fax: (114) 143-1253, Latitude: Cabo San Lucas Harbor Entrance: 22°53N 109°54W Cabo San Lucas, Marina de Baja Ch 16 - Maria Lopez • Tel. (114) 143-6523, Fax: (114) 143-6522, Latitude: Cabo San Lucas Harbor Entrance: 22°53N 109°54W

San Carlos, Marina San Carlos Heidi & Ed Grossman • Tel. (622) 226-1230, Tel. (622) 226-1202, Fax: (622) 226-0565, Email: heidi@ marinasancarlos.com • www.marinasancarlos. com., Latitude: Bahia San Carlos Entrance: 27°56N 111°03W

Ensenada, Marina Baja Naval Ch 16 - Diego Fernandez • Tel. (617) 774-0020, Fax: (617) 774-0028, Latitude: Ensenada Breakwater Entrance: 31°50N 116°38W

San Carlos, Marina Seca (Dry Storage) Heidi & Ed Grossman • Tel. (622) 226-1061, Tel. (622) 226-1062, Fax: (622) 226-1046, Email: marinaseca@marinasancarlos.com • www. marinasancarlos.com, Latitude: Bahia San Carlos Entrance: 27°56N 111°03W

Ensenada, Marina Coral Ensenada Ch 16 - Darnulfo Espinoza • Tel. (617) 775-0000, Fax: (617) 775-0058, Latitude: Ensenada Breakwater Entrance: 31°50N 116°38W

Zihuatanejo, Marina Puerto Mio • Tel. (755) 554-2748, Fax: (755) 554-3745, Latitude: Zihuantanejo Anchorage: 17°38N 101°33W Medical

Huatulco, Marina Darsena Santa Cruz Ch 16 - Luis Alberto Alpecar • Tel. (958) 587-0856, Fax: (958) 587-0598, Latitude: Huatulco Approach: 15°45N 096°07W

Ambulance/Emergencies/Hospitals

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Marina Ixtapa Elsa Zuniga • Tel. (755) 553-2180, Email: marinax@ travel.com.mx, Latitude: Ixtapa Marina Breakwater Entrance: 17°40N 101°37W Zihuantanejo Anchorage: 17°38N 101°33W La Paz, Marina de La Paz Ch 16 - Mary Shroyer • Tel. (612) 122-1646, Fax: (612) 125-5900, Email: marinalapaz@prodigy.net. mx • www.marinadelapaz.com, Latitude: La Paz Channel Entrance: 24°13N 110°18W La Paz, Marina Palmira (Club de Yates Palmira) Ch 16 - Guadalupe Morales • Tel. (612) 1216159, Tel. (612) 121-6338, Fax: (612) 121-6142, Email: lupita@marinapalmira.com eduardo@ marinapalmira.com. • www.marinapalmira. com, Latitude: La Paz Channel Entrance: 24°13N 110°18W La Paz, Marina Santa Cruz Bay Ch 16 - Ed Vergara • Tel. (612) 125-4240, Fax: (612) 123-2767, Email: santacruz1@prodigy.net. mx, Latitude: La Paz Channel Entrance: 24°13N 110°18W Manzanillo, Marina Las Hadas Ch 16 • Tel. (314) 331-0114, Email: lashadas@ brisas.com.mx, Latitude: Las Hadas Anchorage: 19°06N 104°21W Mazatlan, Marina El Cid Jeronimo Cevallos • Tel. (669) 916-3468, Fax: (669) 916-6294, Email: marina@elcid.com.mx,, Latitude: Mazatlan Marinas’ Channel Entrance: 23°16N 106°28W Mazatlan, Marina Mazatlan Mario Velazquez • Tel. (669) 916-7799, Fax: (669) 916-3614, Email: marinaz@sin1.telmex.net. mx, Latitude: Mazatlan Marinas’ Channel Entrance: 23°16N 106°28W Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point, Marina Penasco Janet Lucero • Tel. (638) 383-5777, Fax: (638) 3835781, Email: freyes@infotech.net.mx 58 | VALLARTA nautica 2007

AeroTron Air (6) [Airport Hangar 1]Executive flights, charters, tours and air ambulance services, 24-hr. • Tel. (322) 221-1921, Fax: (322) 221-1793, Email: aerotroninfo@ aerotron.com.mx • www.aerotron.com.mx

Dr. J. Mauro (3) Hidalgo & Mexico, Bucerias. General practitioner, fluent english. Boat and home calls. • Tel. (329) 298-0149 Emergency Medical Clinic 24 hr. Clinica Santa Rosa (3) Heroes de Nacozari 127 [East side of Carr. 200 Norte at south end of town] • Tel. (329) 298-0157 Fire (Puerto Vallarta) Jalisco • Tel. (322) 223-9476, Tel. (322) 223-9478 Global Life Flight, Air Ambulance, Dr. Luis Arias R.[Open all hours, located in Guadalajara] • Toll-free: (800) 305-9400, Tel. (333) 615-2471 (emergencies), Tel. (333) 618-8569 (administrative), Fax: (333) 615-9542, Email: globalife@infosel.net. mx • www.globalifeflight.com Information • Tel. 040 La Cruz (2)

[Clinica Santa Rosa] • Tel. (329) 298-0157

Medasist Vallarta Hospita (10) Manuel M. Dieguez 360, Emiliano Zapata. [Corner of Insurgentes] Full-service hospital, all doctors. Most world-wide insurance accepted. • Tel. (322) 223-0444, Tel. (322) 223-0618

Ambulance - Red Cross • Tel. (322) 222-1533

Mezcales Medic-Air Hospital, Urgent Care (3/4)

Ambulance: (Like US 411) or for English-speaking assistance dial 060) • Tel. 040

Tel. (329) 296-5417

Ameri-med Emergency Medical Clinic (6) Marina Vallarta [Plaza Neptuno] 24-hr. service. • Tel. (322) 226-2080

Nayarit/North Bay (Nuevo Vallarta, Mezcales, Bucerias, La Cruz, Punta de Mita)

Ambulance (3)

Bucerias (3) Civil Defense (Proteccion Civil) Jalisco [Like a rural 911 service - Bee Swarms, Fire, Rescues, Emergencies] • Tel. (322) 224-7701, Tel. (322) 293-

1594

Civil Defense (Proteccion Civil)Nayarit • Tel. (322) 297-6571 CMQ Hospital (10) Basilio Badillo 365, Emiliano Zapata Hospital plus all types of doctors’ offices • Tel. (322) 223-1919 Cornerstone Hospital (7) Los Tules 136 [Across street from Gigante/Plaza Caracol] New full-service hospital. Cornerstone Hospital and Medical Tower offers full range of specialist doctors (fluent English speaking) for all types of care, plus laboratory, testing, and emergency and hospital services. Their insurance department processes claims for many insurance carriers in the USA. Pamela Thompson is the patient services coordinator and will advise you and schedule any appts you need • Tel. (322) 224-8122, Tel. (322) 224-9400, Email: pmt15@hotmal.com Dr. Hector Pimiento Alcala (2) Coral 41, La Cruz [Around corner from Philo’s] General practitioner. • Tel. (329) 295-5557, Tel. (322) 294-0304

[Just south of the CMQ Pharmacy on the main highway and intersection at Mezcales] • Tel. (329) 296-5444,

Mezcales/Nuevo Vallarta (4)

Orthopedic Ortiz (7) Colombia 1108, 5 de Diciembre [Next to CFE (electrical) building] • Tel. (322) 222-0854 Police (3) • Tel. (329) 291-0049 Police (local & federal) Jalisco VHF 06 • Tel. 060 (English-speaking representatives available) Police & Fire Nayarit • Tel. 066 Puerto Vallarta Punta de Mita (1) San Javier Marina Hospital (7) ER, MRI, English-speaking doctors, across from cruise ship terminal, one block past Sam’s Club • Tel. (322) 226-1010 Servicios de Salud La Cruz (2) Atun 1 [Near elementary school] Governmenet medical clinic for minor illness and emergencies. • Tel. (329) 295-5316 Servicios de Salud Punta de Mita (1) Miguel Hidalgo 23, Emiliano Zapata Government medical clinic for minor illness and emergencies. • Tel. (329) 291-6514 Social Services: AA, NA, OA, Al-Anon, ARTSA (10) Insurgentes 181, Upstairs Room 206, Emiliano Zapata [Cine Bahia Theaters]Daily 9 am - 6:30 pm, Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


Sunday 11am • Tel. (322) 281-0276 Website: http://www.globalifeflight.com Dentists

Dentistas Renovados (10) Basilio Badillo 311, Emiliano Zapata [Near corner of Constitucion] Group of 4 dentists, including prosthodontist (Dr. Martín) for root canals, implants etc., endodontist (Dr. Jorge) orthodontist, (Dr. Guillermina) and a general surgeon who performs excellent cleaning and checkups (Dr. Rosana). English spoken. • Tel. (322) 223-0505 Dr. Adán Noel Michel (7) Aldanaca 170 & Lisboa, Versalles [In the Advance Medical Center] University of Guadalajara Professor in Dentistry and personal dentist for many area cruisers – great work at reasonable prices. • Tel. (322) 224-9761, Cel. 044-322-109-2313, Tel. (322) 224-4761 and 322-224-8673 , Email: pv_drmichel@ yahoo.com Dr. Adrian Malja (3) Mexico 23, Bucerias • Tel. (329) 298-1249, Cel. 044-322-228-8886 Dr. Cecilia Gamboa (3) Morelos 2, Bucerias • Tel. (329) 298-1866 Dr. Fernando Peñalva (6) Plaza Marina • Tel. (322) 221-0165 Dr. Mario Davalos Villanueva (9) Juárez 820, Centro • Tel. (322) 222-1304 Dr. Martin Calderón (10) Basilio Badillo 311, Emiliano Zapata Crowns, bridges & reconstruction. • Tel. (322) 223-0505 Unident, Dr Benjamin Valle Vargas (6) Timon s/n, Local D, Condos Royal Pacific, Marina Vallarta [Near the lighthouse] Endodontist • Tel. (322) 209-0999, Tel. (322) 209-0009, Cel. 044-322-429-8484 (emergencies), Email: blvalle@ hotmail.com Doctors

Dr. Aldo Curiel (7) Lucerna 148, Versalles [Intermedica building] Internal medicine and cardiology. • Tel. (322) 293-1991, Cel. 044-322-294-1797 Dr. Alfonso García García (10) Basilio Badillo 365, Emiliano Zapata [CMQ Hospital] Ear, nose & throat. • Tel. (322) 223-0011, Tel. (322) 222-5119 Dr. Alfredo Vásquez (7) [Cornerstone Hospital]Plastic surgeon, board certified. • Tel. (322) 224-9400 Ext. 107, Tel. (555) 451-3180, Tel. (817) 522-4661, Email: pvplasticsurgeons@ prodigy.net.mx • www.pvplasticsurgeons.com Dr. Armondo M. Joya Munguia (6&7) [ Sa n Ja v i e r Ma r i n a Ho s p i t a l ] Su r g e o n , gastroenterology, laparoscopic, endoscopy, colonoscopy. Trained at Baptist Hospital, Miami. • Tel. (322) 226-1010 Dr. Basil B. Abuid (6) Plaza Marina Local A-38 [Across from McDonalds] Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Chiropractor DC, BSc, graduate Parker College, TX, Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 8 pm • Tel. (322) 221-3190, Cel. 044-322-888-5321, www. pvchiropractic.com Dr. Eduardo Cervantes (10) Basilio Badillo 365, Emiliano Zapata Dermatology. Speaks English. • Tel. (322) 223-0011 Dr. Guadalupe (“Lupita”) Lewgot (7, 10) [Two locations; Med-Assist Hospital]Internal Medicine & Cardiologist. • Tel. (322) 223-0444, Tel. (322) 224-9400 Dr. Héctor Pimiento Alcalá (2) Coral 41, La Cruz [Around corner from Philo’s] General practitioner. • Tel. (329) 295-5557, Tel. (322) 294-0304 Dr. J. Mauro (3) Hidalgo & Mexico, Bucerias Highly recommended general practitioner. Fluent English. Boat or House calls. • Tel. (329) 298-0149, Tel. (322) 121-7194 Dr. Jaime Gonzalez Prado (7) Los Tules 136. Medical Tower 204, Hoel Zone [Cornerstone Hospital] MD, Gynocology and Obstetrics • Tel. (322) 225-9339, Cel. 044-322-2054998, Email: jaimeprado@hotmail.com Dr. Jorge Martínez Garza (10) Emiliano Zapata [San Javier Hospital] Orthopedics. • Tel. (322) 226-1010 Dr. Jose Luis Romo Razo (7) Francisco Medina Ascencio 500 [Servicio Medico de la Bahia Building, across from Sheraton hotel and 1/2 block south of Zaragoza] Specializes in biocelular

medicine, homeopathic healing, acupuncture, nutrition, neurotherapy. German trained. Amazing treatments and results. • Tel. (322) 222-2627 Dr. Luis Cedillo Ponce (7) De Los Tules 373 [Two blocks east of Cornerstone Hospital] Orthopedic, rehabilitation, back and neck, carpal tunnel, Parkinsons, strokes. PhD’s in neuroscience and clinical therapy. Johns Hopkins University. Fluent in 6 languages. • Tel. (322) 293-1736 Dr. María Elena Michel (7) De los Tules 146, Diaz Ordaz [Near Cornerstone Hospital] Internal medicine. • Tel. (322) 293-6090, Cel. 044-322-117-7204 Dr. Max Greieg (7) Los Tules 136, Medical Tower 101 [Hotel Zone,

Cornerstone Hospital, next to Plaza Caracol and Gigante supermarket] Orthopedic surgeon, knee and hip

replacement specialist, 5-years study in Germany. • Tel. (322) 224-9400 Ext. 137 or 107, Tel. (322) 2255944, Cel. 044-322-205-7117, Email: maxgreig@ yahoo.com • www.servimedin.com/dr-maxgreig Dr. Miguel García Flores (9) Mexico 1269, Centro [Clinica de Ojos, across from PEMEX and next to the cinemas] Opthalmology, laser, ultrasound surgery, cataract treatment/ surgery. • Tel. (322) 223-5467, Tel. (322) 224-8856 (emergencies), Tel. (322) 226-1010 (San Javier Hospital)

Dr. Oscar

[Two offices, one at Marina Vallarta]Chiropractor. •

Cel. 044-322-134-2144

Dr. Patricia Villanueva Morales (10) Basilio Badillo 365, Emiliano Zapata [Hospital C.M.Q.] Podiatrist. • Tel. (322) 223-0878, Tel. (322) 222-3775 Dr. Peter Gordon Fletcher (6&7) Plaza Marsol, first floor, Office “N” [Next to cruise ship terminal and port captain’s office, across from Sam’s Club and behind Immigration] General practitioner.

• Tel. (322) 293-1553

Dra. Leslie Swindle C. (6) [Ameri-Med, Plaza Neptuno]Cardiologist, general

practitioner. • Tel. (322) 226-2080, Cel. 044-322294-0524 (emergency)

John Stuart Baker (6) Timon 1-A, Marina Vallarta [Near the lighthouse] Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor. Acupunture, weight loss, pain management. By appointment. • Cel. 044-322-135-3865, Email: acustu99@hotmail.com Laboratories

Diagnostico Integral Vallarta (8) Francisco Villa 1456 [Near the new theaters] X-rays, ultrasound, mamography, cardiography, general analysis. • Tel. (322) 224-8622, Tel. (322) 224-8049 Optical/Opticians/Opthamology

Dr. Miguel Garcia Flores (9) Mexico 1269, Centro [Clinica de Ojos, across from Pemex and next to the Cinemas] Opthalmology, laser, utrasound surgery, cataract treatment/ surgery. • Tel. (322) 223-5467, Tel. (322) 2248856 (emergencies), Tel. (322) 226-1010 (San Javier Hospital) Opticas Alvarez #1 (9) Juarez 320 , Centro [Near the cathedral] Eye exams and full line of eye glasses, sunglasses, frames and lenses. • Tel. (322) 223-1520 Opticas Alvarez #2 (7) Plaza Caracol Local 8B [Hotel Zone, near Gigante] Eye exams and full line of eye glasses, sunglasses, frames and lenses. • Tel. (322) 224-5599 Opticas Alvarez #3 (8) Emiliano Zapata 189, Pitillal [In front of the plaza] Eye exams and full line of eye glasses, sunglasses, frames and lenses. • Tel. (322) 293-5717 Pharmacies

CMQ Farmacia (10) Basilio Badillo 365, Emiliano Zapata. Great service, prices, selection, English spoken, brand names & generic cross-reference and advice., 24 hours • Tel. (322) 222-1330 CMQs (2,3 & 4) [Also in La Cruz at the PEMEX, Bucerias on the south laterial and Mezcales at the main highway intersection next to the police station] • Tel. (329) 298-1301

(Bucerias) , Tel. (329) 296-5256 (Mezcales) Comercial Mexicana Farmacia (6) Plaza Marina [Inside the supermarket]

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Farmacia Guadalajara (10) Insurgentes 261, Emiliano Zapata Good prices. Six other locations including Pitillal, 24-hr. • Tel. (322) 222-0101 Farmacia y Droguería del Puerto (9) Peru 1326 Carry often hard to find boric acid powder (useful for controlling cockroach infestations). • Tel. (322) 222-6030 Wal-mart & Sam’s Club Farmacias (6&7) [Across highway from cruise ship terminal on the way into town] Veterinary

Bucerias (3) Bucerias [Two on the southside and one on the northside

• Tel. (322) 223-0875 Oscar’s Surf Rentals (1) Oscar Casillas • El Anclote, Punta Mita [On the beach] Surfboard and kayak rentals, panga charters to surf spots, snorkeling and whale-watching. • Tel. (329) 298-6298, Tel. (322) 120-8394, Tel. (329) 291-6554 (home) Sea Mi Amor Cruises (7) • Tel. (322) 222-4116 Vallarta Adventures (4) • Tel. (322) 297-1212 Xplora Adventours (9) • Tel. (322) 221-1401

of the main highway]

Fishing/Sportfishing

Consultorio del Doctor Jorge Lopez Paino (9) Francisco Madero 498, Emiliano Zapata • Tel. (322) 222-5393

Jesus Chavez Gonzalez (2) La Cruz [Captain of the 27-foot panga “Ivette”] Sportfishing, snorkeling, whale-watching. Full or half-days. Reasonable. • Tel. (329) 295-5133, Tel. (329) 295-5025, Email: gaviota@pvnet.com.mx

Hospital Veterinario del Sol (10) Vet. Dr. Julian Gomez • Ignacio Vallarta 316, Emiliano Zapata. Vet & boarding services. • Tel. (322) 222-5540 Sabuesos (9) Vet Francisco. J. Aguillar del Portillo. • Colombia 1198, 5 de Diciembre • Tel. (322) 2225775 (emergency), Cel. 044-322-292-7510 Veterinaria Caracol (7) Plaza Caracol, Local F27 Good source for IAMS and Science Diet pet foods. • Tel. (322) 225-0412 Veterinarios Tlacaelel (6) Plaza Marina Local A33 [At McDonalds entrance] Dr. Tlacuilo. Specialty: clinical analysis and orthopedics. Carries Science Diet pet foods. English spoken., Mon. Fri. 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-0466 Wolf Veterinary Clinic (7) Dra. Lucila Bernal Sobarzo • Milan 301-A, Versalles. [Two blocks down from Ernesto’s past the movie theater] English spoken, extremely clean and has the latest equipment., Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 8 pm, Saturday 9 am - 6 pm. • Tel. (322) 293-4474 (emergency), Cel. 044-322-779-4413 Sports, Charters & Tours Bay Tours

Accion Tropical Surf Shop (1) Langosta 3, El Anclote, Punta de Mita • Tel. (329) 295-5087, Tel. (329) 291-6633, Email: acciontropical@hotmail.com • www.acciontropical. com Carnaval Night & Day (7) • Tel. (322) 293-1203 Cruceros Princessa (7) • Tel. (322) 224-4777 Cruceros Santa Maria (7) • Tel. (322) 221-2511 Geronimo (7) • Tel. (322) 224-0402 Marigalante (7) 60 | VALLARTA nautica 2007

Master Baiters Sportfishing & Tackle (6) Stan Gabruk • Marina Vallarta [Near Fajita Banana] Sport fishing fleet and tackle store. • Tel. (322) 209-0498, Tel. (322) 209-0499, Email: letsfish@ mbsportfishing.com • www.mbsportfishing.com Mr.Marlin (6) Marina Vallarta • Tel. (322) 224-0410 Pcositas Fleet (6) Marina Vallarta [El Faro Lighthouse. Hector and Mony’s fleet] Sport fishing, special tours, snorkeling and deep sea fishing trips. • Tel. (322) 297-4329, Tel. (322) 728-2776 Rancho Ancrea Bass Fishing [Lake Cajon de Penas, two hours south of Puerto Vallarta]Lakefront lodge on 7,000-acre fresh-water

reservoir. Great bass fishing - record is 13 pounds. Tour includes transportation, guide, boat, tackle, bait, breakfast enroute and lunch at the lake. • Tel. (322) 225-8294, Email: ranchoandrea@hotmail. com • www.bassfishingpuertovallarta.com

Golf

El Tigre (4) Nuevo Vallarta Beautiful Paradise Village course designed by Robert von Haage. Fantastic Sunday brunch at the clubhouse restaurant. 18 holes, carts, driving range, restaurant, pro shop, Daily 7 am - 7 pm. • Tel. (322) 297-0773, Email: golf@ paradisevillagegroup.com • www.eltigregolf.com Flamingos Golf Club (3) Bucerias [Just south of the PEMEX on main highway (look for the pink watertower with the golf ball on top)]

Spectacular Percy Clifford-designed course that meanders through the jungle and bayous. 18 holes, carts, driving range, restaurant, pro shop, putting green, Daily 7 am - 7 pm. • Tel. (329) 296-5006, Email: reservations@flamingosgolf.com. mx • www.flamingosgolf.com.mx Four Seasons Punta Mita (1) Punta de Mita Rated Number One in the World by “Conde Nast” readers, this Jack Nicklaus Signature course features the only true “island

green” – a breathtaking 196-yard par 3 to a green nestled on a rocky island in the Pacific. Truly a magical golf experience. 18 holes, carts, driving range, restaurant, pro shop, Daily 7 am - 7 pm. • Tel. (329) 291-6000, www.fourseasons. com/puntamita/golf.html Marina Golf Course (6) Marina Vallarta [Adjacent to the marina and hotels just south of the airport] The oldest course in Puerto Vallarta and both beautiful and challenging for players at all levels. 18 holes, carts, driving range, restaurant, pro shop, Daily 7 am - 7 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-0073 Mayan Palace (4) Nuevo Vallarta [At the Mayan Palace resort] This Jim Lipe designed course offers beautiful greens and fairways in a tropical setting. The signature hole is a par 3 over a lagoon with the ocean and palm trees in the background. Caddie required. 18 holes, carts, driving range, restaurant, pro shop, Daily 7 am - 7 pm. • Tel. (322) 297-1827,, www. mayanpalace.com.mx Vista Vallarta (6 East 3 miles) Two gorgeous courses nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains just 3 miles east of the airport and Marina Vallarta. 7,057-yard, par 72 Jack Nicklaus signature course features gently sloping hillsides, dense forests of palms and giant ficus trees, and natural creeks and arroyos. The adjacent 6,976 yard, par 72 Tom Weiskopf Signature Course is built on extreme terrain with dense jungles, deep ravines and swift creeks. 36 holes, carts, driving range, restaurant, pro shop, Daily 7 am - 7 pm. • Tel. (322) 280-0030., www. vistavallartagolf.com Kayaking

Ecotours de México Ignacio L. Vallarta 243, Emiliano Zapata Great Ecological Adventures. Whale-watching, sea kayaking, dolphin in the wild, hiking and snorkeling, bird watching, crocodiles, sea turtle camp, scuba diving and snorkeling. • Tel. (322) 222-6606, Tel. (322) 223-3130, Email: info@ ecotoursvallarta.com • www.ecotoursvallarta.com Sr. Kayak (3) Bucerias • Tel. (329) 298-0293 Sailing

Bloodhound • Tel. (322) 225-8657 Charter Dreams • Tel. (322) 221-0690 Coming About - Sailig School • Tel. (322) 222-4119 Sail Vallarta • Tel. (322) 222-0096 Vallarta Adventures • Tel. (322) 297-1212 Vallarta Sailing Charters • Tel. (322) 221-2244 Vallarta Yacht Club (4) Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


Ch 63 • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village next to the mall] • Tel. (322) 297-2222 SCUBA Diving & Snorkeling

Accion Tropical Surf Shop (1/2) El Anclote, Punta de Mita [And La Cruz] Surf rentals, lessons, repairs, used surfboards for sale, snorkeling trips to Las Marietas and whale watching Dec. 15 - April 15. • Tel. (329) 295-5087 (La Cruz), Tel. (329) 291-6633 (Punta de Mita), Email: acciontropical@hotmail.com • www.acciontropical. com Chico’s Dive Shop • Tel. (322) 225-6089 Oscar’s Surf Rentals (1) Oscar Casillas • El Anclote, Punta Mita [On the beach] Surfboard and kayak rentals, panga charters to surf spots, snorkeling and whale-watching. • Tel. (329) 298-6298, Tel. (322) 120-8394, Tel. (329) 291-6554 (home) Pacific Scuba Dive Center Francisco Medina Ascencio 2486 [Across from the Krystal hotel. Choice of PADI certifications] • Tel. (322) 209-0364, Email: scuba@pvnet.com.mx • www. pacificscuba.com.mx Twin Dolphins (Delfines Gemelos) Dive Center (6/7) Giovanni B. Macedo • Instituto Politecnico Nacional 84, Educación [Across from La Paloma bullring] The only place in town to get scuba tanks hydrostatically tested and certified. Repairs, airfill station, hydrotest and visual inspections. • Tel. (322) 293-1905, Cel. 044-322728-1640, Email: tdscuba@twindolphinspv.com • www.twindolphinspv.com Vallarta Adventures • Tel. (322) 297-1212 Surfing & Kite Surfing

Accion Tropical Surf Shop (1/2) Langosta 3, El Anclote, Punta de Mita [And La Cruz] Surf rentals, lessons, repairs, used surfboards for sale, snorkeling trips to Las Marietas and whalewatching Dec. 15 - April 15 • Tel. (329) 295-5087, Tel. (329) 291-6633 (Punta de Mita), Email: acciontropical@ hotmail.com • www.acciontropical.com Coral Reef Surf Shop (3) Héroes de Nacozari No.114-F, Bucerias [Across the highway from Famar’s and next to the car wash.]

Complete surf shop. Board and equipment rentals, sales and repair, surf wear, supplies and accessories. Beginner-to-advanced-level surf lessons and a complete range of accessories. • Tel. (329) 298-0261 Mictlan Surf School Robalo 112, Punta de Mita Surfing, fishing, snorkeling, whale-watching. • Tel. (329) 298-1468, Tel. (322) 134-3383, Email: tzahui_poo@hotmail.com

Oscar’s Surf Rentals (1) Oscar Casillas • El Anclote, Punta de Mita [On the beach] Surfboard and kayak rentals, panga charters to surf spots, snorkeling and whale watching. • Tel. (329) 298-6298, Tel. (322) 120-8394, Tel. (329) 291-6554 (home) Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Sunset SurfShop Marlin 10 Local 2, Sayulita New and used surfboards, accessories and clothing. • Tel. (329) 291-3295, Tel. (329) 291-3296 Swim With Dolphins

Sea Life Park Vallarta (4) • Tel. (322) 297-0708 Vallarta Adventures (4) • Tel. (322) 297-1212 Tour Reservations/Coordinators

Annie Camacho (6) Ch 22 - NASTY HABIT All tours, free transportation. Will make reservations and deliver vouchers to your boat. • Tel. (322) 2212535, Cel. 044-322-111-3674, Email: toncamacho@ prodigy.net.mx Charter Dreams (6) Ed & Kim Moore • Marina Vallarta [At the head of “B” Dock] Books all tours and charters offered in greater Banderas Bay. Private, customized fishing, whale-watching and bay cruises. • Tel. (322) 2212522., www.charterdreams.com Tours/Travel/Chauffer Service

Annie Camacho (6) Ch 22 - NASTY HABIT All Tours. Free transportation. Will make reservations and deliver vouchers to your boat. • Tel. (322) 2212535, Cel. 044-322-111-3674, Email: toncamacho@ prodigy.net.mx Charter Dreams (6) Ed & Kim Moore • Marina Vallarta [At the head of “B” Dock] Books all tours and charters offered in greater Banderas Bay. Private, customized fishing, whale-watching and bay cruises. • Tel. (322) 2212522, www.charterdreams.com Filemon “Fee Lee” (2) La Cruz Nice Dodge van. Excellent English spoken. • Cel. 044-322-131-6102 Francisco (Pancho) Martinez (2) La Cruz • Tel. (329) 295-0162, Tel. (322) 728-1302 Whale Watching

Accion Tropical Surf Shop (1/2) El Anclote, Punta de Mita and Langosta #3, La Cruz Surf rentals, lessons, repairs, used surfboards for sale, snorkeling trips to Las Marietas and whale-watching Dec. 15 - April 15 • Tel. (329) 295-5087 (La Cruz), Tel. (329) 291-6633 (Punta de Mita), Email: acciontropical@hotmail.com • www. acciontropical.com Jesus Chavez Gonzalez (2) La Cruz [Captain of the 27-foot panga “Ivette”] Sport fishing, snorkeling, whale-watching. Full or halfdays. Reasonable. • Tel. (329) 295-5133, Tel. (329) 295-5025, Email: gaviota@pvnet.com.mx

Open Air Expeditions Professional Whale Watching with Oceanologists on Zodiac boats from December through MarchDolphin Expeditions with snorkel from April through Mid November. • Tel. (322) 222-3310, Tel. (322) 223-2407, Email: openair@ vallartawhales.com • www.vallartawhales.com Oscar’s Surf Rentals (1) Oscar Casillas • El Anclote, Punta Mita [On the beach] Surfboard and kayak rentals, panga charters to surf spots, snorkeling and whale watching. • Tel. (329) 298-6298, Tel. (322) 120-8394, Tel. (329) 291-6554 (Home) Vallarta Adventures • Tel. (322) 297-1212 Transportation Airlines and Air Charters

AeroMexico (6&9) [Offices at Plaza Genovesa Locals 2 & 3 near Office Depot]

• Toll-free: (800) 021-4000, Tel. (322) 224-2777 , Tel. (322) 224-1204, Tel. (322) 221-1897 (airport location)., www.aeromexico.com Aerotron Air (6) [Airport Hangar 1]Executive flights, charters, tours

and air ambulance services, 24 hours • Tel. (322) 221-1921, Fax: (322) 221-1793, Email: aerotroninfo@ aerotron.com.mx • www.aerotron.com.mx Air Canada • Toll-free: (800) 719-2827,, www.aircanada.com VALLARTA nautica 2007 | 61


Alaska Airlines • Toll-free: (800) 426-0333, Tel. (322) 221-1350,, www.alaskaair.com America West Airlines • Toll-free: (800) 235-9292, Tel. (322) 221-1333,, www.americawest.com American Airlines • Toll-free: (800) 904-6000, Tel. (322) 221-1799,, www.aa.com American Trans Air (ATA) • Toll-free: (800) 435-9282,, www.ata.com Continental • Toll-free: (800) 900-5000, Tel. (322) 221-1025,, www.continental.com Delta • Toll-free: (800) 902-2100, Tel. (322) 221-1032,, www.delta.com Frontier Airlines • Toll-free: (800) 432-1359,, www.frontierairlines. com Global Life Flight, Air Ambulance • Toll-free: (800) 305-9400, Tel. (333) 615-2471 (Emergencies),, www.globalifeflight.com Mexicana Airlines • Toll-free: (800) 366-5400, Tel. (322) 221-1266,, www.mexicana.com SunTrips , www.suntrips.com Ted Airlines , www.flyted.com Servicio & Refacciones Rubio (3) Verano Sur 459, Bucerias TV, VCR, small applicance service and repair. Mobile service, will come to your home or boat. • Tel. (329) 298-1721, Tel. (329) 298-1323 Auto Parts Stores

1 Editor’s Note Numerous autoparts stores vicinity of Francisco Villa-Libramiento Area (7) Las Juntas (5) Mezcales (between 3 & 4) and one just south of Bucerias (3) on the main highway. Carburopartes Chino (9) San Salvador 282 Carburetor parts, kits, etc. Detroit Diesel (Guadalajara) Sergio Mendoza • Calz. Lazaro Cardenas 146076, Fracc. Industrial El Alamo, Guadalajara, Jal. • Toll-free: (800) 902-7100 (Emergency nr), Tel. (333) 666-1499 ext 1486, Fax: (333) 666-1486, Email: SMendoza@dda-mexico.detroitdiesel.com • www. ddam-extranet.com.mx Embobinados Mariscal (9) Puerto Rico 1581, Centro [Across from fire station] Rebuilds electric motors, any size, any voltage and rebuilds electric a/c water pumps. • Tel. (322) 222-3191 Evinrude (9) Moises Espinoza Magallon • Columbia 1115, Centro Parts and service.

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Ferretería Zaragoza (7&9) Fco. Medina Ascencio 1600, Hotel Zone [Across from the Sheraton] Largest marine supply store in PV. • Tel. (322) 222-1436, Tel. (322) 222-1436, Fax: (322) 222-3736, Email: zaragoza@pvnet.com.mx • www.zaragoza.com.mx Ferreteria Zaragoza #2 (6) [New second store in Marina Vallarta between “H” and “I” Docks next to Sea Fare restaurant] • Tel. (322)

221-3027

Honda Marine (7) Francisco Villa 570 Sales and service. • Tel. (322) 225-9121 Inyec Motores/Services Diesel Del Pacifico (near 7) Gilberto • Francisco Medina 1968 [Across from HSBC Bank same side of street and across from Plaza Genovesa. Enter on Liverpool 142 at back] Diesel

mechanic with fuel flow metering equipment, etc. English spoken.

John Gerber Marine (6) Marina Vallarta [Opequimar boat yard on the channel into Marina Vallarta across from the Westin Regina hotel]

Big boat diesel specialist, extensive machine shop. • Tel. (322) 221-0696

JonCo Marine Repair (4) Ch 22 - John Jones • “E” Dock, Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta 30 years mechanical and welding experience. Engine tuneups, overhauls, transmissions and cooling systems. Outboard motor service and repair. Electrical. Hydraulics. Aluminum and stainless steel fabrication. MIG, TIG, STICK and portable welding. Portable steam cleaning. • Tel. (322) 297-4089 (24hr), Cel. 044-322-105-0406, Email: joncomarinerepair@ yahoo.com La Cruz (2) [Tiburon across the street from Dos Felipe’s, next to Ana Banana’s]Outboard motor service, repairs.

Megamak SA de CV (5) Plaza del Faro, Mezcales [On west side of highway] Cummins dealer. Engines, oil, filters, parts, supplies, service. Also carries Trojan 6V and 8V golf cart batteries. Mobile service and delivery. • Tel. (329) 296-5970, Email: jgonzalez@megamak. com.mx • www.megamak.com.mx Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (6) Ch 22 - Greg Emory Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Paint, fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, electronic installation. Air conditioning installation and service. Engine, generator and outboard motor service and rebuild. Northern Lights distributor. • Cel. 044-322-306-0031 Motores Johnson de Vallarta (6) Proa, Marina Vallarta [The boat ramp] Johnson outboard sales and service. Good selection of boat parts and supplies. Golf cart batteries, marine batteries, chargers, regulators, solar panels. • Tel. (322) 221-0378

Nacho in Las Juntas (5) Venustiano Carranza 269 Outboard motor repairs. • Tel. (322) 290-0394 Taller de Torno Gonzalez (7) Hilario Gonzalez • Berlin 129, La Vena. Excellent engine and machining services. • Tel. (322) 224-0784 Bicycles, Parts & Supplies

Bicicletas Benotto (7) Berlin 165 [Near Libramiento & Francisco Villa] GT, Trek, etc. Bus Terminals

City Bus Terminal (9) [Near Calle Ecuador and Brasilia.]Just east of the

sports arena and stadium complex. Long-Distance Bus Terminal #1

[Half mile northeast of the airport, turn at the stop light/ intersection (Corona Building)] Car Rentals

Gecko Car Rental (3) Bucerias [North side of highway near HSBC Bank] Nice fleet of compact, midsize, and SUVs. Prices include all taxes and insurance. Discounted weekly rates, Daily 9 am - 6 pm or later by arrangement • Tel. (329) 298-0339, Email: geckorentcar@hotmail. com • www.geckorentcar.com

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SPANISH NAUTICAL DICTIONARY & TERMS Acid Adhesive Ahead Alignment Aluminum Amidships Ammeter Anchor Anchor Chain Anchor Line Anchor, Sea Angle Anti-fouling Paint Armature Astern

Acido Adhesivo Por delante Alineacion Aluminio Medio del barco Amperimetro Ancla Cadena de la ancla Cuerda de la ancla Ancla flotante Angulo Pintura anti-incrustante Inducidos Por atras

Close-hauled Companionway Compass Computer Computer Keyboard Computer Monitor Computer Mouse Computer Printer Computer Program Computer Screen Copper Cord Cotter Pin Crab Deck

Barloventeado Escotilla Brujula Computador Teclado Monitor Mouse Impresora Programa Pantalla Cobre Cordel Pasador de chaveta Cangrejo Cubierta

Ignition Impeller Jack Jib Jibe Jig Keel Key Knife Knot (Rope) Leader Lead Line Leeward Lifelines Life Preservers

Awl

Lesna

Deep

Hondo

Lightweight Oil

Axe Axle Backstay Bait Battery Beam Belt Binoculars Blacksmith Block Block & Tackle Blower Boat Boat, Motor Boat, Sail Boat, Ketch Boat, Schooner Boat, Sloop Boat, Yawl Boat, Yacht Bolt Bolt Cutter Boom Bow Bowsprit Bronze Brush

Hacha Ejes Burda Carnada Acumulador bateria Pantoque Banda, Correa Binoculares Herrero Moton Moton y aparejo Soplador Barco Barco de motor Velero Queche Goleta Balandro Yole Yate Perno Cortador de pernos Botavara Proa Baupres Bronce Brocha

Depth Sounder Dinghy Dividers Dock Draft Fire Extinguisher First-aid Kit Fish Flashlight Flashlight Bulb Forecastle Forestay Gaff Galvanized Garbage Gasket Gasoline Gear Genoa Jib Generator Gloves Glue Grease Grease Gun Grommet Grouper Hacksaw

Sondador mecanico Panga Compases de puntas Muelle Calado Matafuegos Botoquin de emergencia Pescado Linterna, Torcha Lampara para torche Castillo Estay de proa Gancho Galvanizado Basura Empaquetaduras Gasolina Engranaje Genoves Generador Guantes Goma, Pegamento Grasa Pistola de engrase Arandela de cabo Garropa Segueta

Line Lobster Lock Lubricating Oil Magnet Mahi-mahi Mahogany Mainsail Marlin Mast Master Measure Micrometer Miter Miter Box Mixer Mizzen Motor Motor Oil Nail Nozzle Nut Nickel Oak Oars Oar Locks Obstruction

Bucket

Cucharon

Hacksaw Blade

Segueta para arco

Obstruction Light

Bulkhead Bunk Bushing Cabin

Mamparo Litera Bujes Camarote

Halyard Hammer Hand Pump Hand Rail

Driza Marrtillo Bomba manual Barandilla

Octopus Offshore Ohmmeter Oil

Cable

Cable

Hardware Store

Ferreteria

Oil Pressure Gauge

Can you tow us? Capstan Caulking Centerboard

Puede remolcarnos? Cabrastante Calafa Orza

High Tide Hook Hose Hull

Onshore On the Bow On the Quarter Chain Plate

Chain

Cadena

Heavyweight Oil

Chromium

Cromo

Cleat

Abrazadera

Hydraulic

Marea alto Anzuelo, Gancho Manguera Brusca Aceite lubricante pesado Hidraulico

Incendidor Impulsor Gato Foque Translucar Plantilla Quilla Chaveta Cuchillo Nudo Empate Escandallo A sotavento Guardamancebos Salvavidas Aceite lubricante ligero Linea Langosta Cerradura Aceite lubricante Iman Dorado Caoba Mayor Marlin Palo Maestro Medir Micrometrico Inglete Caja de inglete Mezcladora Mesana Motor Aceite de motor Clavo Boquilla Tuerca Niquel Roble Remos Chumaceras Obstaculo Farol Indicador de obstaculo Pulpo Alta mar Ohmiometro Aceite Manometro de presion de aceite La costa Por la amura Por la aleta Endenote

Paint

Pintura

Paint Brush

Brocha de pintar

Sea Anchor

Ancla flotante

Whale

Ballena

Paint Roller

Rodillo de pintar

Sealant

Sellador

Wind

Viento

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Paint Scraper Paint Sprayer Pallet Parallels Pattern Pedal Pedestal Pencil Pilot Pipe Pipe Wrench Piston Pliers Plumber Plumber’s Friend Plumber’s Snake Points Polish Polisher Porpoise Pot Power Winch Preheat Propeller Pulley Pump Quick Quarantine Rain Reaching Red Snapper Reef (To Reef) Reef Points Reel Regulator Repair Rivet Rock Rock Cod/Bass Rod Rubber Rubber Cement Rubber Gloves Rudder Rule Running (Sailing) Safety Sail Sailfish Sander Sandpaper Saw Scraper Screw Screwdriver Hose Clamp Hose Nozzle Sea

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Sacapintura Rociador de pintura Paleta Paralelas Modela Pedal Pedestal Lapiz Piloto Tuberia Llave de tuberia Embolo Alicates, Pinzas Plomero Amigo de plomero Vibora de plomero Platos Pulimenta Pulimentadora Tonina Copa Motocabrestante Precalentar Helice Polea Bomba Rapido Cuarentena Lluvia Descuartar Huachinango Rizar Puntos de tomar prizos Carrete Regulador Refaccion Remaches Piedra Cabrilla La Cana Caucho, goma, hule Cemente de goma Guantes de goma Timon Regla Viento en popa Seguridad Vela Pez vela Lijadora Papel de lija Serrucho, Sierra Raspador Tornillo Desarmador Abrazadera de manguera Lanza de manguera Mar

Seam Sextant Shaft Shackle Shark Sheet Shovel Shrimp Silicon Lubricant Silver Solder Sledgehammer Sloop Skipjack Socket Socket Set Socket Wench Sparkplug Sparkplug Socket Sparkplug Wrench Speedometer Spinnaker Spinnaker Pole Splice Spot Weld Spray Gun Spray Nozzle Spruce (Wood) Stainless Steel Stanchion Staple Staple Gun Star Starter Stay Steel Steering Wheel Stern Straight Ahead Swivel (Fishing) Tack (Sailing) Tack (Fastener) Teak Template Test Tester Tiller Tin Torque Wrench Tow Tow Rope Tube Tube Bender Tube Cutter Varnish Watch (Sailing)

Rebordes Sextante Tubo Grillete Tiburon Moton Pala Camaron Lubricante siliconoco Soldadura de plata Martillo macho Balandro Bonito Cubo Juego de cubos Llave de cubo Bujia Cubo para bujias Llave para bujias Velocimetro Balon Tangon del balon Union Soldar por puntos Pistola de rociar Tobera raciadora Abeto de Canada Acero inoxidable Cadelero Grapa Grapadora Estrella Arranquedor Estay Acero El volante La popa Derecho Destorcedor Virar Tachuela Teca Platilla Prueba Probador La cana Estano Llave de torsion Remolque Soga de remolque Tubo Doblador de tubos Cortatubos Barniz Guardia

Winch/Windlass Windward Wire Wood Wrench Yellowtail

Outboard Motor Outside Welding

Torno Barloveto Alambre Madera Llave Jurel

WEIGHTS & MEASURES 1 gram = 1 ounce = 1 kilogram = 1 pound = 1 gallon water = 1 gallon fuel = 1 metric ton = 1 English ton =

0.03527 ounce 28.35 grams 2.2046 pounds 0.4536 kilogram 7 pounds 6.5 pounds 0.98421 English ton 1.016 metric tons

1 centimeter = 1 inch = 1 foot = 1 meter = 1 meter = 1 yard = 1 rod = 1 rod = 40 rods = 8 furlongs = 1 fathom = 120 fathoms = 1 mile = 1 mile = 1 nautical mile = 1 nautical mile= 1 nautical mile = 1 nautical mile = 1 kilometer = 1 league =

0.3937 inch 2.54 centimeters 0.3048 meter 39.37 inches 1.0936 yards 0.9144 meter 5.5 yards 5.029 meters 1 furlong 1 mile 6 feet 1 cable length 5,280 feet 1.608 kilometers 1 minute of arc 1,852 meters 1.852 kilometers 1.1508 miles 0.621 mile 3 miles

1 acre = 1 acre = 1 acre = 1 hectare =

43,560 sq. ft. 4,047 sq. m. 0.4047 hectare 2.47 acres

1 quart = 1 quart = 1 liter = 1 gallon = 1 gallon = 31.5 gallons =

2 pints 0.9463 liter 1.0567 quarts 4 quarts 3.785 liters 1 barrel

Motor fuera de bordo

Equator =

21,600 NM

Exterior Soldadura

Equator = Equator =

24,857 miles 40,003 kilometers

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