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TABLE OF CONTENTS

VALLARTA NAUTICA AROUND THE BAY

An introduction to the wonders of Banderas Bay featuring photos, charts, maps and detailed information on its many anchorages and destinations.

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ON THE WATER

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Extreme Water Sports in Banderas Bay

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Sailing, fishing, surfing, diving, kayaking, snorkeling, whale watching and a comprehensive nautical activities calendar, so much to choose from, so many decisions!

Fasten your seatbelts!

WAVE MAKERS

Profiling those who make significant contributions to the Vallarta boating community and people of Banderas Bay.

PASSAGES

How to get here with information on routes, anchorages and facilities, permits and documentation, charts and publications, weather and communications, invaluable tips from seasoned mariners.

DOCKSIDE

Once you arrive and get settled in, it is time to visit favorite local destinations and inland trips north, east and south.

RESOURCE GUIDE

The guide to finding nearly everything around the bay with over 600 listings for business, services, and much more.

SPANISH NAUTICAL DICTIONARY & TERMS

From Acido (acid) to Soladura (welding), all the ‘ayuda’ you’ll need to get your Spanish point across.

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EDITORIAL Publisher John G. Youden

It is amazing to appreciate that, in less than a month, stellar athletes from 42 countries will convene in the city of Guadalajara—along with other regional destinations, Puerto Vallarta included—to participate in the 16th Pan American Games. Locally, open water swimming, triathlon and volleyball competitions will take place in Puerto Vallarta, while sailing events will be headquartered at the Paradise Village Marina, where the air is abuzz with anticipation. Indeed, a considerable number of individuals have been overcoming substantial logistical challenges for months in order for us to witness and be part of a unique opportunity to show our very best, as Banderas Bay becomes the focus of international athletes and members of the press. The good news is they will realize what we’ve known all along: Banderas Bay is an awesome destination for nautical activities, which are constantly increasing, not only in participants but also in diversity. In the previous edition of this publication, we acknowledged the increasing popularity of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) in the region by featuring the sport on our cover. Twelve months later, it’s not surprising to look out at the bay and spot a handful of people SUPing, regardless of your location. Along with longboard surfing, kite and windsurfing, these activities are wonderful vehicles for younger generations to catch the nautical “bug.” In this edition, we are pleased to highlight three individuals who, in addition to being outstanding ambassadors of all things nautical right here in our destination or through their international travels, have been extremely instrumental in nurturing the sense of community that seems to go hand in hand with those individuals who participate in these activities. As in past editions, you will find our updated Events Calendar, which, along with our Resource Guide, will provide you with all the elements necessary to make the most of your water-related activities in the region. Also, keep in mind that this edition of Vallarta nautica, along with past editions, can be found online in digital format at www.virtualvallarta.com. Enjoy!

Managing Editor Paco Ojeda

Production Director Paul H. J. McBroome

Senior Writer Cynthia Beare

Contributing Writers Juan Pablo Hernández

Contributing Photographers Jay Ailworth, Jeri Grant, Eduardo Solórzano, John Youden

Senior Designer

Maricruz Montes de Oca

Copy Editor Joy Eckel

Editorial Associate Juan Pablo Hernández

Administration

Administrative Assistants: Ma. Dolores Cortés, Patricia Peña, Adriana Rosas, Claudia Torres

Distribution

Misael Díaz, Jaime Peña

Printing & Pre-Press Coloristas y Asociados

Production & Advertising Information Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group Timón #1, Marina Vallarta Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México 48335 Tel (322) 221-0106 • Fax (322) 221-2255 revistas@mexmags.com

Customer Service Manager & Sales Jeri Grant (322) 224-8987 • jeri@mexmags.com

Certificados de licitud de título en trámite Certificados de licitud de contenido en trámite Vallarta nautica 2012. 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.

Paco Ojeda Managing Editor paco@mexmags.com

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BANDERAS BAY (20°36.00 N/105°23.00 W) Marina Vallarta

ARRIVING

• Banderas Bay’s two prominent headlands are Punta de Mita to the north and Cabo Corrientes to the south. Las Tres Marietas Islands at the western end of the bay welcome visitors arriving by water. • Tides range up to six feet. Exercise extreme care when entering or departing Nuevo Vallarta, during low or minus tides, or when a strong swell is running. Call the harbor master on Channel 16 for vessels with a draft over six feet. • The entrance to Marina Vallarta is well marked, with deep waters and a few obstacles. Watch out for cruise ships, tour boats, jets skis and party boats. • The Cruising Fleet welcomes you and monitors VHF Channel 22. • The Banderas Bay Morning Net operates Monday to Saturday at 8:30 am, also on Channel 22. It broadcasts vital info such as emergencies, HAM traffic, check-ins from around the bay, weather and tides, mail call, crew positions offered and needed, lost and found, general announcements and more. Experienced local volunteers provide this service.

ANCHORAGES/HARBORS

• Marina Vallarta is on the north side of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, between the Cruise Ship Terminal and the airport. • Paradise Village Marina and the older Nuevo Vallarta Marina are five miles to the northwest of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Nayarit. • Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz is north of Nuevo Vallarta in the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. • The South Shore is characterized by deep anchorages formed by coastal mountains that plunge into the bay. Anchor close to shore with both bow and stern anchors for sufficient holding. Favorite anchorages include Las Animas and Yelapa. • The North Shore, conversely, features low hills, dry weather, gentle sandy slopes and shallow anchorages in 15 - 30 feet of water with good holding. Favorite anchorages include El Anclote at Punta de Mita and outside the La Cruz Harbor. 4 | VALLARTA nautica 2012

AMENITIES

• Almost anything you could desire is available – fabulous restaurants, incredible shopping, state-of-the-art medical and dental facilities, excellent public transportation, modern international airport, four marinas, everything from cosmopolitan to traditional Mexico, big city to fishing village, and cruise ship to panga. • There’s always something fun going on. Check the Upcoming Events page at www.virtualvallarta.com for a constantly updated list of special events and fiestas throughout Banderas Bay and north along Riviera Nayarit as far as La Peñita.

DISCOVER BANDERAS BAY!

• Meaning “Bay of Flags,” legend has it that the name “Banderas Bay” originated when Francisco Cortez arrived here in 1524 and was greeted by natives carrying banners. • This is the largest bay on the west coast of mainland Mexico, nearly 20 miles across and with 60 miles of coastline. • With depths of up to two miles, it is one of the deepest bays in the world. • Prevailing winds during cruising season from November to May are usually from the northwest. Breezes are typically light in morning and evening, becoming brisk in the afternoon and facilitating fabulous sailing conditions. Diurnal wind changes on the South Shore during afternoons and nights, created by convection changes in heating and cooling, can suddenly shift to the south or east. • Banderas Bay is a beautiful bay fringed with sandy beaches, impressive mountains and lush tropic plants, including a plethora of palm trees. • The waters teem with wildlife, including fish, sea turtles, giant manta rays and dolphins, as well as humpback whales between November and March.

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

ARRIVING

• Channel entrance at 20°39.17 N/105°14.83 W. • Clearly marked and well maintained, this busy harbor is large enough to accommodate cruise ships and a wide array of other craft. • New outside sea buoy at 20°39.00 N/105°15.42 W. • The magnetic heading from this buoy of 060 degrees lines you up with the channel entrance, framing Wal-Mart in the distance. • With the lighted green buoys to port in the turn basin, bear left and proceed north to the marina, passing Opequimar boatyard and fuel dock on the left.

ANCHORAGES/HARBORS

Marina Vallarta (20°39.82 N/105°15.06 W) • Mexico’s largest marina, it’s five minutes south of Puerto Vallarta’s international airport. • 350 boats moor here at various times throughout the year.

OFFICES

Marina Vallarta Harbor Master • The office is located at the top of “E” dock. • You can also make contact on VHF Channel 16 or by phone at (322) 221-0275. Puerto Vallarta Port Captain • The office is adjacent to the Cruise Ship Terminal across from Wal-Mart. • You can also make contact on VHF Channel 13 or by phone at (322) 224-0427 or (322) 224-2419. 6 | VALLARTA nautica 2012

“Paperman” Juan Arias or Vilma’s Yacht Services • You can contact them on VHF Channel 16 for assistance with check-in documentation, visas and FM3 resident documents.

AMENITIES ASHORE IN MARINA AREA

• The Marina malecón (boardwalk) is brimming with fine restaurants and shops. A spectacular waterfront view is available from numerous open-air restaurants and bars and atop the lighthouse bar, El Faro. • Taxis and local buses are readily available on the main road. • Opequimar boatyard has haul-out facilities,

skilled craftsmen, fuel dock, dry boat storage and yacht club with Internet. • Nearby services include Zaragoza Marine, canvas shops, marine supply stores, hospitals, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, Internet services and storage facilities. • Plaza Marina, just north of the marina, is home to ATMs, banks, McDonald’s, Commercial Mexicana supermarket and a variety of shops and services. Home Deport is north of the airport, with Sam’s and Wal-Mart five minutes south by bus or taxi. Galerias Vallarta next to Wal-Mart is an upscale mall. • Golf courses and sandy beaches are nearby. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


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• The population of Puerto Vallarta is approximately 350,000. • The Hotel Zone, stretching from the Marina to downtown, is home to a large concentration of resorts, restaurants, nightclubs, malls and shops, including Plaza Caracol, Plaza Genovesa and Office Depot, as well as a variety of auto part, hardware and paint shops. • El Centro (downtown), south of the Hotel Zone, is high energy and full of action, offering dining, shopping, dancing, clubs and bars. Walk the famous Malecón to enjoy a memorable sunset and view the numerous original bronze sculptures. People-watching at its finest! Points of interest include free nightly shows at Los Arcos Amphitheater, Main Plaza, Naval Museum, Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and traditional markets. Enjoy a diverse variety of art galleries, restaurants and unique shops. • The south side of El Centro, also known as Old Town or the Romantic Zone, is divided from El Centro by the Cuale River and the Isla Rio Cuale. This laid-back river island has a cultural center, museum, restaurants, shops and street vendors. The south side of El Centro is brimming with trendy restaurants and sidewalk cafes along cobblestone streets, giving it a romantic air. Olas Altas street is a hub of activity both day and night. At the south end of the Malecón, Playa Los Muertos, the city’s most popular beach, offers parasailing, jet skiing and banana boat rides.

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

Nuevo Vallarta

ARRIVING

• Channel entrance at 105°17.9N 20°41.2N. • Frequently dredged to maintain minimum twelve-foot mean depth. • Skippers are advised to call ahead to Paradise Village harbor master for prevailing conditions. • Sail through the entrance channel into the estuary as you clear the breakwater. Marina Nuevo Vallarta is on right side of the estuary and Paradise Village Marina is straight ahead on the north.

ANCHORAGES/HARBORS Marina Nuevo Vallarta • This older marina has an eclectic mix of visiting cruisers and live-aboard boaters. • With economical slip fees, as some facilities are in disrepair, it is almost always full. • Call the Marina Nuevo Vallarta harbor master for slip availability.

Paradise Village Marina

Voted “Best Marina in Mexico” and in the “Top 100” in the world. • This five-star resort marina offers nearly 200 slips accommodating vessels from under 26 to over 225 feet with electrical service 110/30amps, 220/50amps, 3phase 100amps and 3phase 480v. There are 23 mega yacht slips, including a 240-ft end tie; 14 of these slips feature 480v 100 power and one has 200amp 480v power. • It offers amenities such as crystal clear potable water, cable TV, garbage collection, portable pump-out, fire-fighting boat protection, 24-hr. security and computerized gate access. Free access to a five-star resort, restaurants, spa, yacht club, 12 | VALLARTA nautica 2012

golf course, swimming pools, beach, Wi-Fi, shopping, sports center, dry storage for small trailerable boats, boat ramp and more. • It’s the only certified clean marina in Mexico!

OFFICES

Nuevo Vallarta Port Captain’s Office • Next to Marina Nuevo Vallarta and Villa Varaderos • VHF Channel 16 or (329) 297-0214 Marina Nuevo Vallarta Harbor Master • VHF Channel 16 Paradise Village Marina Harbor Master • Dick Markie • VHF Channel 4 Vallarta Yacht Club • Next to Paradise Village Marina and Paradise Village Plaza • VHF Channel 63 or (322) 297-2222/21

AMENITIES ASHORE IN MARINA AREA

• Taxis and buses are readily available for travel to Vallarta or north to towns in Riviera Nayarit. • The Vallarta Yacht Club offers boaters and members a full-service restaurant, bar, outdoor dining terrace, Internet, showers, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and numerous social activities. They have an active sailing and junior sailing program, hosting events such as the WesMex Optimist and Laser Regatta, San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race, MEXORC, Governors Cup and Banderas Bay Regatta. Their events calendar and other info is available online at www. vallartayachtclub.com. • Paradise Village Plaza, located next to the yacht club, offers mail and banking services, ATM, market with many Canadian and American products, shops and restaurants. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


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EXPERIENCE NUEVO VALLARTA!

• Swim with the dolphins at Vallarta Adventures’ lagoon facility or Sea Life Park. • Kayak the lagoons and canals to view wildlife. • Charter a sport fishing boat. • Enter a regatta. • Or relax by the pool.

• Located only five miles north of Vallarta, it is close to all the amenities available in the Marina Vallarta area. • Enjoy four miles of beaches and two championship golf courses.

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• Browse a traditional open-air market on Tuesday mornings for fresh local produce, arts and crafts, clothing, household items and great bargain hunting. • Local restaurants include El Farol’s, Titi’s and Marisco Café. Great street tacos are available at the town plaza in the evening.

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BUCERIAS ARRIVING

Located 10 miles north of Puerto Vallarta between Nuevo Vallarta and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Bucerias is easily accessible by bus or taxi.

AMENITIES

• This coastal town offers many services, such as tours, medical and dental services, shopping for basic supplies and souvenirs and miles of beaches. • South on the highway toward Vallarta, the Mega Commercial superstore is a combination grocery store and department store. • Casa Tranquila offers economical onebedroom apartments in a garden setting around the pool. • The North Shore immigration office is located on Las Palmas street.

EXPERIENCE BUCERIAS!

• Social activities abound both day and night. • Enjoy a cooking class, the Bucerias Art Walk, a diverse array of live evening entertainment at local restaurants and bars, and much more. • Mezzogiorno’s is a local favorite for fine Italian cuisine in an upscale, picturesque beach setting. • Enjoy great people watching and food carts at the main plaza during the evening. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

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

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

ARRIVING

• Channel entrance at 20°45 N/105°24 W. • Visiting boaters can check in on the cruisers’ hailing channel, VHF 22, to consult with other boaters on conditions and where to land dinghies.

ANCHORAGES/HARBORS Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz • Opened in 2008, it offers 351 slips ranging from 31 to 400 feet. • Its impressive yacht club features satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a restaurant, showers and a convenience store.

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Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz Port Captain’s Facility • Make contact on Channel 16, although it is preferred for skippers to physically check-in at the port captain’s office. • Slip reservations can be made at (329) 295-5526 or info@ marinarivieranayarit.com. • Contact Harbor Master Rafael Alcantara Luarte at (329) 295-5526 ext. 102, cell 044 (322) 205-7467 or harbormaster@marinarivieranayarit.com.

AMENITIES ASHORE IN MARINA AREA

• Available onsite are a fuel dock, a shipyard with a 150-ton lift, 440V electricity and a pump-out. • The Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz Yacht Club offers concierge service; satellite TV; Wi-Fi; a business center; showers; sailing, surfing and other classes of interest; an amphitheater by the ocean; and social events such as weekly movie nights and potluck dinners. • Dining and beverage options in the yacht club include the open-air Ikuai Restaurant, main-level VIP Lounge, Sky Bar Taikai and the takeout deli in the convenience store. 18 | VALLARTA nautica 2012

La Cruz Shipwreck Although marked, sometimes it is easy to miss the shipwreck near La Cruz, which has been designated as a no anchorage area. The coordinates are 20º 44.786N/105º 22.406W. Inquiries should be directed to the port captain and La Cruz harbormaster.

EXPERIENCE LA CRUZ!

• This traditional fishing village about 15 miles north of Puerto Vallarta is home to a variety of restaurants featuring local and international cuisine, laundry facilities, hardware stores, a medical doctor, a veterinarian, banking facilities and ATM, bus and taxi service and a gas station with diesel. • Walk the cobblestone streets for a slice of authentic Mexico. Enjoy an open-air street market on Wednesday mornings. • There’s plenty of live music in the evenings at local restaurants and bars. Philo’s is a hub for the cruising community. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


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ANCHORAGE

• A sandy bottom anchorage in front of the village of El Anclote provides protection from the prevailing northwest winds and swells. • Good holding in 20 to 40 feet of water. • A dinghy landing area, also popular for use by fishing pangas, is located in front of the thatchedroof restaurants.

OFFICES

Margarita’s Restaurant serves as headquarters for the casual Punta Mita Yacht and Surf Club from November to May. Located at Playa El Anclote 140, Punta Mita, Hector at (329) 291-5107 will provide further info.

AMENITIES ASHORE

• Located at the northern tip of Banderas Bay, the peninsula named Punta de Mita is home to the traditional towns of Emiliano Zapata and Corral del Risco, which offer a range of restaurants from tacos to sushi to world-class gourmet and everything in between. • Services include grocery stores and new upscale shops, as well as boat, kayak and surfboard rentals. • Deluxe accommodations are available at the Four Seasons Punta Mita and the St. Regis resort hotels. • Two local 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf courses in the area are set along the shores of the Pacific.

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EXPERIENCE PUNTA DE MITA!

• This developing region comprises several developments with multi-million-dollar residences, commercial shops and other facilities. Plans are in place for resort hotel developments. • The Marietas Islands, located just off shore in clear aquamarine waters, have been designated a UNESCO site and are teeming with wildlife including rare birds, dolphins and whales. • Numerous surf spots can be reached by land or panga, and the area is also great for snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports. • Fabulous fishing grounds in the area include Las Islas Marietas, El Morro and Corbetena, which yield tuna, dorado, wahoo, sailfish and marlin. Travel 25 miles out to El Banco for a chance at catching 200-pound tuna and marlin weighing over a thousand pounds.

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South Shore Anchorages

Boca de Tomatlán

Los Arcos

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• Flanked by the jungle-clad Sierra Madre Mountains that continue down into the bay, the shoreline provides numerous protected coves and anchorages. • This shoreline is dramatic and picturesque, its combination of lush jungle, emerald waters, occasional thatched huts and sparse habitation resembling the exotic South Pacific or coastal Africa. • The drop-off can put a vessel into water hundreds of feet deep very close to shore, so both a bow and stern anchor is a wise choice. Breezes can change direction overnight, with southerly winds appearing. • Beach anchors are a common practice.

LOS ARCOS (20°32.72 N/105°17.45 W)

Meaning “the arches,” this National Marine Park is a rock formation offering great snorkeling and diving, with deep drop-offs on the north. Explore underwater caves and tunnels but take care not to damage underwater habitat or remove anything, as this is a protected area.

BOCA DE TOMATLAN (20°30.76 N/105°18.93 W)

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• This fishing village is just down the coast from Los Arcos National Marine Park. A mountain river empties into the bay, providing a protected harbor for the local panga fishermen. • Cruising vessels rarely anchor here, due to the steep beach gradient; however, this is a great lunch stop during the calm weather from November to June and a place to practice bow and stern anchoring techniques with a stern anchor on the beach. • Boca, the last village on the south easily accessible by car or bus, is a water-taxi station between villages and beaches on the South Shore. • Traditional grocery stores and shops offer basic supplies.

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LAS ANIMAS (20°30.45 N/105°20.70 W)

• Located two miles west of Boca, it offers very accessible anchorages. • Featuring a white sandy beach, there’s a small pier for loading and unloading passengers and thatched-roof restaurants. • Anchor close to shore in 10 to 20 feet of water over sand. Hire a water taxi to take you to and from shore for a small fee, or simply swim. • Anchorage for one boat is available a half mile east of Las Animas at 20°30.61 N/105°20.35 W. Watch for submerged rocks in the area.

QUIMIXTO (20°30.28 N/105°22.18 W)

• This oceanfront village with beach restaurants has a small river that leads up the valley to a waterfall. Rent a horse to ride up to enjoy the sights. • The small anchorage can handle many boats, but watch for rocks close to the beach. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


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

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MAJAHUITAS (20°30.49 N/105°23.45 W)

• This little white-sand beach and cove is home to a private all-inclusive resort. • Not an overnight anchorage, it’s a great stop to enjoy the view and snorkel on the west side of the cove in underground tunnel formations just to the left.

PUNTA BOCA (20°30.43 N/105°24.14 W)

• This tiny cove has anchorage for one vessel close in over sand. • It’s perfect for a beach picnic and snorkeling.

YELAPA (20°29.47 N/105°26.60 W)

• This is the most well-known village on the South Shore. • Good anchorages are available on the southeast side in 20 feet of water over sand. Water taxi service is available to the beach. • Enjoy seafood restaurants, a traditional village and a hike or horseback ride upriver to a mountain waterfall. The Yelapa Yacht Club Restaurant has dancing on Saturday evenings, and the Verana Day Spa offers indulgent body treatments and organic food. • The following remote anchorages west of Yelapa offer picturesque seclusion: • Manzanillas (20°29.44 N/105°29.39 W) • La Cueva (20°29.01 N/105°34.30 W) • Chimo (20°28.96 N/105°34.67 W)

LOS CORRALES (20°24.56 N/105°26.60 W)

Islas Marietas

ARRIVING

• Passages north and south of the Marietas Islands are used for vessels to enter Banderas Bay. Avoid sailing between islands; there are shallow reefs and seamounts just below the surface. • Take great care if passing on the north side using the Punta de Mita approach (20°47.16 N/105°37.01 W), as there is a huge underwater rock hazard off Punta de Mita reported at 20°32.72 N/105°17.45 W, which is called “Mama Grande.” • The safest approach to Las Marietas is to the south side of the largest island, below the cliffs at 20°41.44 N/ 105°34.46 W, in 20 feet of water over sandy spots.

EXPERIENCE LAS ISLAS MARIETAS!

• This federally protected UNESCO nature reserve is teeming with sea birds, including blue-footed boobies (endangered and found only here, the Sea of Cortez and the Galapagos Islands), yellow-footed boobies, pelicans, frigates and Heermann’s Gulls, just to name a few. • This is a favorite snorkeling and diving location with a nice variety of reefs, tunnels, caves and walls. • The area is frequented by manta rays, dolphins and whales (December to March). • Take one of many tours that depart from Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Punta de Mita.

• This small, hidden bay lies a half mile east of the lighthouse (El Faro) at Cabo Corrientes. • It provides protection from northwest winds and swells, and weather changes from the south. • There’s a nice anchorage for one or two vessels on the west side of the bay at 20°24.56 N/105°40.70 W, situated behind a rock outcropping in front of two concrete shacks in 20 feet of water over sand. • A small anchorage in front of beach homes to the northeast at 20°24.60 N/105°40.34 W provides a nice resting spot.

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ON the WATER

Snorkeling

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Los Arcos and The 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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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.

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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 the experienced and beginner 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.

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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Diving

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anderas Bay is a rich and 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. 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. 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 Banderas Bay and is home to most of Los Arcos’ underwater life, including lobster, octopus and sea turtles. Night diving here is wonderful, as 60 percent of sea life species don’t come out during the day.

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 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 to 120 feet.

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. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

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ON the WATER

Sailing

Banderas 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 also has become popular, with many exciting regattas scheduled throughout the year, from the tiny Optimist-class sailboats for juniors to mega-sleds with professional crews.

equipment and sail inventory. The warm calm waters of Banderas Bay provide the perfect setting for the race, with steady afternoon winds often around 15 knots providing a relaxed and fun five-day event where everyone can enjoy the best sailing venue on the Pacific coast of Mexico, along with live music and celebrations ashore. Check it out at www.banderasbayregatta.com. Besides 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 Dine and Dashes where participants race their boats from Paradise Village to La Cruz, run in for lunch at Philo’s, then race back to the Vallarta Yacht Club to claim bragging rights over a beer or two.

The season kicks off December 3 - 5 with a fun race series appropriately named the Banderas Bay Blast. This three-day regatta pits the laid-back Punta Mita Yacht and Surf Club against the Vallarta Yacht Club to raise monies for local youth charities. The first leg is from Paradise Village to La Cruz for a party, libations, great food and entertainment at Philo’s Friday night. (Did we say this was going to be fun?) The second leg on Saturday is on to Punta Mita for another night of mayhem at the PMYSC with none other than Latitude 38’s own Richard Spindler. And Sunday is a spectacular spinnaker run back to Nuevo Vallarta in the annual Pirates For Pupils race, with awards and more celebration at the Vallarta Yacht Club. Anyone can join in as crew in this great season opener simply by providing a small donation for the charities involved.

The Vallarta Yacht Club also has a wonderful Junior Sailing Program for local youth. 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 and 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; and encourage competitive sailing skills in regattas and races at the VYC and other regional, national and international events. For more information on the Vallarta Yacht Club and Junior Sailing Program, stop in at the club next to the Paradise Village Plaza, telephone (322) 297-2222 or visit their website at www.vallartayachtclub.com.

December through March continues with lots of regattas and racing activities, including a WesMex Optimist Regatta, Marina del Rey to Puerto Vallarta Race, Vallarta Race Week and the granddaddy of all cruiser races, the Banderas Bay Regatta March 16 - 20.

Banderas Bay is a wonderful place to be on the water, whether you are learning to sail with one of the ASA-certified schools here, experiencing the adrenalin rush of sailing on an America’s Cup yacht, chartering a boat for a sunset cruise, 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.

Now in its 18th year and the signature event of the Vallarta Yacht Club, the Banderas Bay Regatta is especially tailored for cruising sailors and their boats of every make and rig. Race boats and multi-hulls join the fun, too. Each participating boat is custom-handicapped to account for sailing characteristics,

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ON the WATER

Fishing

Banderas 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 twindiesel-powered sport fishers for six people or more. The fishing is so good here that three major international fishing tournaments are usually scheduled every year, bringing fishermen from all over the world to compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes! 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 Punta Corrientes, where the water is deeper, offers tuna, dorado and bonita year round.   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.   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.  28 | VALLARTA nautica 2012

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 barnaclecovered 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. 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.  The rock itself is always exposed and rises 25 feet above the surface, and is 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. 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. 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.

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ON the WATER

Whale Watching

From 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.

Summarized Mexican Regulations for Humpback Whale Watching (NOM 131 ECOL 1988) • Choose authorized boats with experienced personnel. • Boats without permits can stay looking at the same whale(s) for a maximum of 10 minutes at a distance of 80 meters. • Maximum speed is 4 knots/minute. • Move at a speed slower than slowest whale. • Do not approach whales if they change their behaviors, blow rate or direction. • Do not disturb mothers with calves, split a group of whales or obstruct their path. • Do not harass or hurt whales. • Do not separate mothers and calves, or approach birthing whales. • No sport or commercial fishing during whale watching. • No scuba diving or swimming with whales. Waterskis, parasails, gliders, helicopters, jet skis, kayak, canoes and inflatable rafts with oars are not permitted. • Do not throw trash or other water contaminants overboard. • Approach whales diagonally from the lateral posterior. • Move parallel to the course of a whale or group of whales. • Avoid unexpected changes in velocity or direction within 300 meters of the nearest whale. • Infractions are punishable by law! For further information including authorized and restricted zones visit www. puertovallartawhalewatching.com.

Paddleboarding Whether you’re paddling along the shoreline, inhaling the exotic views, or a thrill-seeker ready to catch the big waves, Vallarta’s newest water sport, paddleboarding (or SUP: stand-up paddleboarding), is definitely worth considering. All that is needed is a paddleboard, a paddle and the ability to stand on your own two feet. Children as young as 6 and adults well into their 80s can learn the basics in less than 15 minutes and be on their way, a variety of boards available to suit everyone’s skill level. Advanced paddleboarders and surfers can paddle into the lineup, enjoying a bird’s eye view and the opportunity to handpick the best waves. And besides providing the chance to be up close and personal with sea turtles, dolphins and colorful fish, paddleboarding is an excellent workout, building core strength while burning calories at an accelerated rate. After last year’s successful Punta Sayulita Longboard and SUP Classic, a follow-up tournament has already been announced for March 11-13, 2011. Learn more about the tournament by visiting www. puntasayulitasurfclassic.com. And if you’d like to try paddleboarding, Pacific Paddle Surf offers group classes and one-on-one instruction for all skill levels. Visit their website at www.pacificpaddle.net. Image courtesy of www.pacificpaddle.net

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San Blas

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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 features consistent, clean swells that wrap around the point and right into the beach, 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. There are good surfing spots at several point and reef breaks from Punta de Mita to La Cruz on the bay’s North Shore. Punta Burro is a right reef break with occasional barrels. Good rights can also be had nearby at Pools, Veneros and Destiladeras.

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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.

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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.

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There are surf schools at Punta de Mita and Sayulita. Surfboard rentals are available right on the beach at Puerto 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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wakeboarding

Extreme Water Sports in Banderas Bay by Paco Ojeda

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t was during the early part of the 20th century that 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson first attempted waterskiing on Lake Pepin, in Lake City, Minnesota. The sport quickly took off, making its first appearance in the Olympics in 1972. Not exclusive to lakes or other freshwater environments where the sport is primarily practiced, waterskiing and its many variations are making a splash in Banderas Bay. “It’s best early in the mornings, when the ocean is very still,” comments ski instructor Farid Saade, who began wakeboarding in 1989 while working for several resorts throughout Mexico. Now in his late 40s, he works with beginners, taking them on his Paradise Village Marina-based boat and showing them the ropes. “Depending on their fitness level, most people can be up and on their feet in less than half a day.” Saade also coaches seasoned athletes in several modalities—waterskiing, slalom, wakeboarding, wakeskating—fine tuning their competitive edge. “Keeping a competitive edge outside the water doesn’t hurt, either,” comments Juan Cibrian, a “frequent flyer” aboard Saade’s speedboat. Cibrian is the owner of Hotelito Rincon de la Ceiba (www.rincondelaceiba.com), a small, rustic hotel located lakeside at the Cajon de Peña reservoir, two hours south of Puerto Vallarta. “I’ve been training for some time now, hoping to make the sport an additional amenity for guests staying with us at the hotel. Plus, Cajon de Peña is also ideal for paddle surfing.” Definitely not for the fainthearted, the many water sport variations available today offer varying levels of adrenaline for thrill-seeking Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors. Traditional waterskiing, inspired by its snow counterpart, involves two skis. The single-ski modality is known as slalom. Emerging from a combination of waterskiing and snowboarding, wakeboarding involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of the water and jumping by hitting the motorboat wake. And while wakeboarding involves ski boots, water skating is an adaptation in which a double board is covered with grip tape and is practiced barefoot. For the ultimate rush, barefoot waterskiing requires faster speeds than regular skiing and involves holding on to a pole positioned on the side of the motorboat, holding on for dear life, while riding the water. Finally, kite surfing or kiteboarding is a curious amalgam of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing and paragliding that relies on a kite—and a windy day—to propel surfers, who seem to jump from wave to wave, flying momentarily in between, an increasingly common sight in nearby Bucerias, Riviera Nayarit. Experienced water sport enthusiasts will likely find motorboats throughout the bay that are able to pull them as they enjoy Banderas Bay and its surrounding vistas. Beginners will feel much more at ease with instructors such as Farid Saade, who can be found online at www.pvwakeboard.com or via email at farid.saade99@gmail.com.

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WAVE MAKERS

Rodolfo Trejo by Paco Ojeda

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ittle did Rodolfo Trejo know how much his life would change when he accepted a managing position at the Vallarta Yacht Club some three years ago. “My job consists of making things happen,” he comments. But beyond the administrative tasks usually associated with many management jobs (payments, collections, hiring staff and so forth), Rudy, as he’s commonly known, thrives on making things happen for the active membership of the club, year round, according to the guidelines and expectations established by the board of directors. “I actually serve double duty as concierge, enjoying each opportunity I can to help members find ways to meet their needs, even if they do not relate to the club,” he adds, recalling a particular incident in which he assisted a member in finding a few Hobie Cats to rent, ultimately finding a source thanks to a couple of private owners and a nearby resort. There are approximately 225 active family members in the Vallarta Yacht Club, out of which 70 or so live in the region all year. On any given day, a varying number of members walk in the door to enjoy the facilities, which include a swimming pool, a very affordable restaurant and a number of Optimist and Laser boats to enjoy, or simply to check email or use the shortwave and VHF radio equipment on site. In fact, it is not unusual to see up to 150 people at the club on any given day during the winter months, a time for many to catch up with friends or exchange tips on finding crew members for upcoming sailing trips. Given the fact that many own their own vessel, not to mention their devotion to all things nautical, an impressive 90 percent of the membership volunteers for the many projects the yacht club undertakes under Rudy’s supervision, such as the annual Banderas Bay Regatta and, this season, the Pan American Games. Beyond the active membership, Rudy warmly greets guest cruisers with reciprocal privileges from participating yacht clubs around the world, and serves as a liaison between members and the local community at large. “Most large sailboats require up to 10 crew members. During Banderas Bay Regatta, we greet many locals who wish to volunteer, even without prior experience. The sailboat captains provide them with the necessary training to get their feet wet, pun intended, in nautical activities.” Responsibilities aside, Rudy takes pride in having become an avid fisherman since he joined the club. And when not offshore, he enjoys dining out with his wife and daughter, and it’s not unusual to find him unwinding while playing three-cushion billiards at a local club.

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WAVE MAKERS

Doug Danielson by Paco Ojeda

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onsidering their less-than-favorable maiden voyage, it must be fate that Doug Danielson and his wife, Karen, took to sailing so passionately. The Southern California newlyweds had accepted an invitation to sail to Catalina Island, but the boat owner and the rest of the crew drank so heavily—not the Danielsons’ cup of tea—that the inexperienced couple had to sail the boat back on their own. Once on dry land, Doug and Karen said to one another, “We really liked this, but we need to do it on our own.” So they began taking lessons on a 27-foot sailboat, thus beginning the story of one of Banderas Bay’s most exemplary boating families, their three sons having inherited their passion for all things nautical. A former architect, Doug’s love affair with Banderas Bay began in the ’70s when they first visited the region. It was Puerto Vallarta’s proximity to the ocean, along with the locals’ friendliness, that convinced them they would retire here. During the late ’80s, the US economy began a downward shift that forced Doug to close his firm. When Karen insisted he take advantage of his captain’s license and marina-design background, they began running charter sailing trips. One of their first jobs involved sailing a boat from Costa Rica to Puerto Vallarta. Upon arrival, the sailboat owners flew home, and the Danielsons quickly became involved with the local boating community, living on the boat and staying at downtown Vallarta’s former Molino de Agua hotel from time to time “just for kicks.” Their fondness for the neighborhood remains to this day. Doug, who had previously written articles for trade magazines, began writing short stories while convalescing from surgery in 2000. He now has two published novels, two manuscripts under consideration and two nonfiction books about cruising. This success has led to an ambassadorial duty, frequently fielding questions through his website, www.doug-danielson. com, from folks considering sailing to Puerto Vallarta or retiring here. “Not only is Puerto Vallarta the best place to get boat repair done,” he comments, “Puerto Vallarta has an international community like no other. There are arts, music and plenty of opportunities to participate in community projects. There are other great places in Mexico near the water, but they do not match Puerto Vallarta’s amenities.” At 71 and having just celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary, Doug continues to enjoy “a good life,” sailing around the world and gathering ideas for books he’s yet to write. “Boating is something you never get tired of. And if you start your children in it as an activity while they’re young, it will teach them lessons about life that they could not learn anywhere else. There’s always a safe harbor at the end of the storm.”

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WAVE MAKERS

Karla Moreno by Paco Ojeda

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true pata salada—the moniker used to identify those who were born locally—­Karla Moreno has always considered the ocean her second home. “I remember our mother constantly struggling to get us out of the water after long hours of weekend enjoyment snorkeling or collecting seashells,” she muses. A very accomplished and competitive sailor, Karla couldn’t have asked for a better upbringing. From her mother, an artist, she inherited a deeply rooted love for all things creative, artistic and, most importantly, Mexican. And from her father, a successful businessman who founded Puerto Vallarta’s first diving school back in the late ’60s, she inherited her love for the sea and its many recreational activities. “I learned how to scuba dive with a fire extinguisher that my father had adapted for me,” she recalls. Interestingly enough, her first encounters with sails were not on a sailboat. Like many teenagers visiting or living in the area at the time, she was caught in the windsurfing boom that arrived in Banderas Bay in the mid- to late ’80s. A few years later, several sailing enthusiasts from Guadalajara, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta decided to invest in a fleet of Catalina Capri 37s and promote one-design sailing races around the bay. She joined a team in 1996 and was hooked on the spot, subsequently becoming captain of the Dreadnought Women Sailing Team, the firstever all-women sailing team in the country. Last year, the high-profile team travelled to Palma Mallorca to participate in the Regata Copa del Rey, arguably one of the most important regattas in the Mediterranean and worldwide. The team didn’t go unnoticed, becoming ambassadors not only of the sport but also of our destination, frequently fielding questions about Mexico in general and Puerto Vallarta in particular. Nowadays, they strive to maintain their competitive edge with constant training and participating in important sailing events throughout the world. Thrilled to see how kitesurfing has increasingly attracted young generations to Banderas Bay in the last five years, she is also pleased to see windsurfing making a comeback, enriching the diversity of nautical activities available throughout the area. A tireless promoter of nautical and cultural activities, Karla firmly believes that cities throughout the world become famous thanks to their cultural events. Beyond her active participation in the local and international nautical community, she has produced a number of successful concerts, fashion shows and dance performance in Puerto Vallarta, with a few surprises to look forward to in 2012. “Banderas Bay is a natural destination for nautical tourism,” she affirms. “Sailors inherently love nature and its many wonders, and our destination provides a natural backdrop like no other place in all of Mexico. And when you consider that important competitions that take place locally attract large vessels with substantial crew, the economic benefits to the region are substantial.”

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2011/2012 Calendar of Nautical Activities

OCTOBER 2011

JANUARY 2012

13 – 23 • Pan American Games (Vallarta Venue) – Sailing, beach volleyball, triathlon, open water aquatics 30 • Opening Day Celebration at the Vallarta Yacht Club – New boating season

7, 14, 21, 28 • Vallarta Cup Race Series – Every Saturday 16 • Jazz Dinner Concert – Vallarta Yacht Club 28 • Casino Night Fundraiser – Jr. Sailing Program fundraiser at Vallarta Yacht Club

NOVEMBER 2011

FEBRUARY 2012

TBD • Jr. Sailing Program Fundraiser – Vallarta Yacht Club 5 • Dine & Dash – Sailing race to/from Nuevo Vallarta, Marina La Cruz, Philo’s Bar & Restaurant 14 • Jazz Dinner Concert – Vallarta Yacht Club 19 – 20 • Regata de Revolución – Optimist, Laser boats at Vallarta Yacht Club 26 • Meet & Greet BBQ – at PVSailing, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 30 • Banderas Bay Blast Sailing Regatta – Nuevo Vallarta, La Cruz, Punta de Mita, Latitude 38, Vallarta Yacht Club, Marina La Cruz, Punta de Mita Surf/Sailing Club

1 • Pacific Puddle Jump Kick-Off Meeting – Sailors preparing for the voyage to the South Pacific 8 • Pacific Puddle Jump Series: Rigging and Sails Seminar – Marina La Cruz 8 • Fashion Show – Vallarta Yacht Club 11 – 12 • Shake it Out! Distance Sailing Race and Party – Marina La Cruz 14 • Valentine’s Day Jazz Dinner Concert – Vallarta Yacht Club 15 • Pacific Puddle Jump Series: Boat Systems, Refrigeration, Watermakers Seminar – Vallarta Yacht Club 18 • Annual Art & Wine Festival – Vallarta Yacht Club 20 • Pacific Puddle Jump Series: First Aid, Dental Care, Dermatology Seminar – Vallarta Yacht Club 22 • Pacific Puddle Jump Series: Provisioning Panel – Marina La Cruz 23 – 28 • Cruise-Out to La Manzanilla – Power and sailboats at Tenacatita (Costa Alegre) 25 • La Manzanilla Sailing Regatta – Tenacatita (Costa Alegre) 29 • Pacific Puddle Jump Series: Safety at Sea Seminar – Vallarta Yacht Club

DECEMBER 2011 1 – 2 • Banderas Bay Blast Sailing Regatta (continues) 3 • Annual Great Chili Cook-off (Charity Event) – Vallarta Yacht Club 12 • Jazz Dinner Concert – Vallarta Yacht Club 17 • Dine & Dash – Sailing race to/from Nuevo Vallarta, Marina La Cruz, Philo’s Bar & Restaurant 25 • Navidad en la Playa – Informal cruise-out to Las Animas, power and sailboats

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MARCH 2012 1 – 3 • Pacific Puddle Jumpers Reunion – Sailors who cruised to the South Pacific reunite, Vallarta Yacht Club 2 • Pacific Puddle Jump Series: Panel with 2002 Veterans – Marina La Cruz 2 – 18 • Copa Mexico – International multiclass sailing event sponsored by federal and Nayarit state governments and Mexican Sailing Federation, at Marina La Cruz 2 – 10 • J24 Regatta – One-design sailing regatta during Copa Mexico, Marina La Cruz 3 • Dine & Dash – Sailing race to/from Nuevo Vallarta, Marina La Cruz, Philo’s Bar & Restaurant 5 • Pacific Puddle Jump Series: Weather Forecasting, Radio Communications – Vallarta Yacht Club 7 – 10 • San Diego to Vallarta Sailing Race 2012 Marina La Cruz 9 – 11 • WesMex International Regatta I – Jr. Sailing Regatta for Optimist, Laser during Copa Mexico, Vallarta Yacht Club 10 – 18 • MEXORC – Mexico Ocean Racing Class regatta, during Copa Mexico, Marina La Cruz 12 • Yacht Transport Options – CYLC 16 – 18 • WesMex International Regatta II – Jr. Sailing Regatta for Optimist, Laser during Copa Mexico, Vallarta Yacht Club 20 – 24 • 20th Annual Banderas Bay Regatta – Sailing race and events, Vallarta Yacht Club

APRIL 2012 7 – 8 • Spring Fling Fun Series I – Sailing race, all classes of boats 14 – 15 • Spring Fling Fun Series II – Sailing race, all classes of boats 28 – 29 • Spring Fling Fun Series III – Sailing race, all classes of boats

MAY 2012 TBD • Built for Speed Regatta/Festival Viento – Kite surfing, windsurfing, catamarans, Lasers 12 • Dine & Dash – Sailing race to/from Nuevo Vallarta, Marina La Cruz, Philo’s Bar & Restaurant

JUNE 2012 16 • Fathers’ Day Regatta – Sailing race, Vallarta Yacht Club

JULY 2012 20 • Jr. Sailing Camp Regatta & Graduation – Vallarta Yacht Club

THROUGHOUT 2011 – 2012 (Dates to be Determined) Moonlight Madness – Full moon fun events, Vallarta Yacht Club Beer Can Races – Informal sailing races, bi-weekly, Vallarta Yacht Club Jr. Sailing Clinics – Vallarta Yacht Club Fish Fry with Music – Every second Friday, Vallarta Yacht Club Yachtsmans’ Luncheons – Mondays, November – April, Vallarta Yacht Club Game Days/Bingo – Monday poker night, Tuesday/Thursday cards, Tuesday bingo, November – April, Vallarta Yacht Club Ham Exams – Testing to qualify for ham radio certification, dates TBD, Vallarta Yacht Club

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PASSAGES

Getting Here by Lew Jennings and Capt. Doug Danielson DOCUMENTATION

• All vessels must formally clear in and out of Mexico at their first and last port of entry with the port captain, immigration and customs, and also to pay the nominal fee. • Foreign recreational vessels under 500 tons must go to immigration again just prior to sailing out of Mexico. • Notify the port captain when sailing from port to port within Mexican waters. In some ports this may be done over the radio or at an authorized marina office; however, some ports still require written notification filed at the port captain’s office. • There is no fee to clear in to a domestic port, and you do not need the services of a ship’s agent. • Formally clear out of Mexico before sailing out of the country and obtain an international “zarpe” to present upon entry to the next country. This has not been strictly enforced for US-registered vessels sailing back to the USA from Mexico. • Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas have streamlined the process, with the port captain, immigration, customs and Banjercito (Armed Forces Bank) representatives all in one venue. • International entry/exit clearances are available at the following ports: 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. • Required international documents include vessel title, proof of insurance on the vessel, passport for each passenger and crew list (depacho). • A zarpe (stamped international clearance for Mexico) will be issued by the port captain and must be kept on board. Present the zarpe at the last port of entry before leaving Mexico.

Temporary Import Permit (TIP)

• A Temporary Import Permit (TIP) is not required if you plan to leave Mexico with the vessel within the authorized timeframe on your tourist visa (up to 180 days), but it is required by marinas and haul-out facilities, and for importing repair parts. • The TIP will be issued for the vessel by customs and is good for 10 or 20 years. This is a guarantee that you will not sell the boat in Mexico. • A TIP is obtained with a small deposit and bond with Banjercito to be paid by credit card. • Puerto Vallarta does not have a Banjercito facility and, therefore, no longer issues temporary import permits, so stop at one of the previously listed ports to obtain your TIP, if needed. Captain Doug Danielson’s Advice As an experienced local delivery skipper, Doug Danielson offers the following advice and information to make your sailing experience in Mexico hassle-free. 1) Once you have done your international check-in, navigating between Mexican ports will be relatively easy if you stay in authorized marinas. 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. 2) Unfortunately, in ports where there is no authorized marina or if you anchor out, you are required to notify the port captain in writing, and you must give the following information: name of vessel, flag, registration number, gross and net tonnage, last port or destination and trip itinerary, list of crew and any changes, and time of arrival and departure. 3) If you speak Spanish well, some port captains will take the information over the radio. However, it is the boat captain’s responsibility to properly report his vessel’s movements while in Mexico, and someone – port captain, vessel owner or marina – has to do the paperwork. To be safe, do it in writing.

Help in the Vallarta Area

• “Paperman” Juan Arias and Vilma Habelloecker of Vilma’s Yacht Services can handle all documentation services for a fee, including fishing licenses, immigration and driver’s licenses. Check page 47 in the Banderas Bay Cruiser Resource Guide for contact information.

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Publications

Local boating enthusiasts have found the following listing of charts, publications and websites useful:

• 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.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, check in at Ensenada or Cabo San Lucas and obtain a Temporary Import Permit (TIP). • Down the outside of the Baja, go nonstop to Vallarta once you’ve cleared, or work your way down in 50- to 100-mile intervals, with stop-offs at locations such as San Quintin, Isla Cedros, Turtle Bay, San Juanico, Santa Maria, Mag Bay and Cabo. • Via the Sea of Cortez, proceed via Los Frailes to La Paz, then enjoy the sea via Puerto Escondido, Bahia Concepcion, Santa Rosalia, San Carlos, Guayamas and Los Mochis. Or cut down to Mazatlan and to Banderas Bay via Isla Isabela, San Blas, Chacala and Jaltembra. • Via the Panama Canal and Central America, check in at Puerto Chiapas (formerly known as Puerto Madero), Salina Cruz or Huatulco.

Weather

• Make the best-informed decisions possible. • Check forecast winds, barometric pressure, sunset, sunrise, illumination, sea conditions and satellite imagery, if available. • Listen to local forecasters for their opinions. • Study historical data for the cruising area. • Gather current weather info via the Internet, SSB radio, HAM radio and subscribed weather services. • Check reliable weather websites such as the following:

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www.eebmike.com Experienced Baja forecaster Mike Guerin pulls together the best weather sites to provide a comprehensive weather picture for Mexican waters. 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/baja-weather108.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.

Keep in Mind! Channel 22 is a hailing channel and all marinas monitor Channel 16.

Radio

Radio is the primary means of gathering weather info while at sea. • When coastal sailing in the USA, use VHF (very high frequency), which provides line-of-sight reception up to about 20 miles. Most VHF radios are already programmed to receive NOAA weather on Channels WX-1 or WX-2. • When out of VHF range or outside US waters, use SSB (single sideband). SSB enables vessels to get weather faxes and voice weather broadcasts, send and receive email, listen to news when out of FM range and talk with cruisers who may be hundreds of miles away. FYI: Weather faxes require either a dedicated fax machine or a computer with adequate software to decode the fax via microphone input to the sound card or a high frequency modem. • Marine bands and weather transmissions include USB (upper sideband), LSB (some HAM bands are lower sidebands) and AM radio stations. • Some SSB transceivers will transmit on HAM in an emergency, but in other cases operators need a general class or HAM license to do it legally. • WWV Fort Collins, CO, broadcasts Pacific high-seas weather warning at 10 minutes past the hour. • Many SSB and HAM networks provide weather for Mexico and the eastern Pacific. • Don Anderson of Summer Passage provides extensive weather briefings on numerous SSB and HAM networks.

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 Harbor Master 22 - Cruisers’ Hailing 63 - Vallarta Yacht Club 68 - Opequimar, Canvas Connection and North Sails

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PASSAGES

“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.

0000 

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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Sonrisa

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Calif./Hawaii

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USB

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Mañana /Weather

14.340 a

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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

Tequila

Boca de Tomatlán

FAVORITE LOCAL PLACES TO VISIT INLAND TRIPS

Is it time for an adventure on land? Simply rent a car and hit the highway to discover some of the inland treasures. Or let someone else do the driving and travel by local bus or taxi. Most taxi drivers are happy to negotiate a flat rate, which may be surprisingly less than you expect, and many are able to speak some English. Talk to more than one taxi driver to negotiate the best price, then relax and enjoy the view.

NORTH TO TEQUILA San Francisco

Highway 200 north from Vallarta passes many picturesque seaside towns and villages en route to colonial Compostela, where you can take the Guadalajara toll highway (cuota) to the town of Tequila. • The surfers’ mecca of Sayulita is 13 miles north of the bay off Highway 200. Take surf lessons or enjoy watching others from beach restaurants and bars. A variety of restaurants offer cuisine from gourmet to budget, and there are many shops and services. • San Francisco (known locally as San Pancho) is a few miles north of Sayulita. This laid-back, traditional town has an expansive beach that’s never crowded. • Continue north to other beach towns, including Lo de Marcos, Los Ayala, Rincon de Guayabitos, La Peñita de Jaltemba and Chacala, each with its own flavor. Carry cash if traveling to these smaller centers, as not all have an ATM and most businesses don’t accept credit cards. • To visit Tequila, take the scenic toll highway from Compostela through hilly countryside filled with rows of blue agave. Enjoy one of many distillery tours that include a tequila-tasting session and familiarize yourself with the products produced in house. A fun place to visit anytime, this little city truly comes alive during the annual Tequila Festival from November 30 to December 12, which includes parades, fireworks, charreadas (rodeos) and the world’s finest tequila available at open-air venues around the plaza each evening. Plan to stay overnight!

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Sayulita

EAST TO TALPA DE ALLENDE

Take the Las Juntas turn-off from Highway 200 just north of the airport. Just past the town of Las Palmas, a newly constructed mountain highway makes this scenic drive to Talpa faster than ever, but take your time and spend a few hours or even the night in one of the towns along the way. • Las Palmas is a small cowboy town with leather goods and working ranches. Horseback riding tours are available in the countryside. • San Sebastian del Oeste originated in the 1600s and became a significant silver mining center. The last mine closed in 1921, and the former city is now a peaceful village with European-style architecture and stately haciendas, many renovated. Unique restaurants, shops and sights make this sleepy town a romantic overnight or weekend getaway. • Mascota is a traditional town with a beautiful plaza and a majestic church honoring the Virgin of Dolores (Sorrows). Cobblestone streets, museums, restaurants, hacienda-style accommodations and traditional shops show an authentic Mexico. A bank and ATM are at the plaza. • Talpa de Allende is the destination for pilgrims from all over Mexico who come to pay homage to the Virgin Rosario de Talpa. Don’t be surprised to see people walking on their knees from the town gates to the church, especially during important religious festivals. Talpa is also known for its coffee, guava candy and intricate chicle sculptures. (Chicle is the resin used to make chewing gum and Chiclets.)

Mascota

Talpa

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Chico’s Paradise

SOUTH TO EL TUITO

Highway 200 follows a scenic coastal route south for about 12 miles before heading inland toward the town of El Tuito. • Look for villas on the hillside above and below the highway as you travel south from Puerto Vallarta through the neighborhood of Conchas Chinas, known as the Beverly Hills of Banderas Bay. Gaze southwest toward the ocean to spot the rock formation Los Arcos National Marine Park. This protected area is a popular spot for snorkeling and diving, as well as night roosting for numerous pelicans and other birds. • Mismaloya is a small bay and resort area with beach restaurants open to the public. John Huston’s 1960s film Night of the Iguana, starring Richard Burton, was filmed here and spurred the influx of American tourism. • Boca de Tomatlan is a fishing village on a deep, protected bay just past Mismaloya. This town is a hub of activity, as it is a water-taxi stop for pangas taking passengers and supplies to small coastal centers not easily accessible by land. Board a water taxi here to visit Las Animas, Quimixto, Majahuitas, Yelapa and even Puerto Vallarta. • Chico’s Paradise restaurant just past Boca sits on boulders along the Tuito River. Enjoy a dip in one of the river pools if the water is not moving too quickly, or experience horseback riding in the Sierra Madre Mountains. • Vallarta Botanical Gardens are located at Km 24 on Highway 200 south of Boca. This world-class facility on 25 acres includes over 3,000 species of plants, groomed hiking trails, the Plantation House Restaurant and Visitors’ Center, a rose garden, the Orchid House, a gift shop and a carnivorous plant collection. The gardens have recently been designated a “must see” by Lonely Planet. www.vallartabotanicalgardensac.org • El Tuito, farther south along Highway 200, is known for its weavers, who produce colorful tapestries, and also for the amazing bird-watching in the area. In the heart of cattle country, this is also a great place to buy fresh cheese. • Hotelito Jardín del Tuito is a small and serene bed & breakfast with three romantic suites, swimming pool and a small boutique where you can purchase beautiful reproductions of preColumbian ceramic artifacts and other gifts. www.jardindeltuito.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 $6.50 pesos, from Nuevo Vallarta Marina and Paradise Village $13 pesos, and from Punta Mita and La Cruz $23 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 $6.50 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 ($6.50 pesos), and board a “Nuevo Vallarta” bus ($13 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.

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The Pan American Games torch will begin its local journey in Paradise Village on Friday, October 7, carried through the premises by important representatives of the local nautical community, including Paradise Village owner Graziano Sovernigo, Paradise Village Harbor Master Dick Markie and Junior Olympics champion Paul Moreno, one of the first students to participate in the Vallarta Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Program. The torch will continue its journey through Puerto Vallarta, ending at the Malecón. The awards ceremony will take place on Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón on October 23. The Vallarta Yacht Club is the official host and hospitality center for all the sailing athletes. As such, access to the general public will be restricted during the competition dates. Sailing competition results and additional information will be available at the Paradise Village Convention Center. Look for last-minute changes and updates on the official website: www.guadalajara2011.org.mx.

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RESOURCE GUIDE

Banderas Bay Cruisers’Resource Guide for Boaters, Visitors and Residents of Banderas Bay by Lew and Anneke Jennings “The Guide to Help You Find Anything Around the Bay” • Version 2011/12 The listings of businesses in this guide are for information only. Appearance in the guide is not an endorsement of the quality and accuracy of the product or service. We recommend that you ask around for personal recommendations as well. Listings are in alphabetical order by type of service (Ambulance, Carpentry, Doctor, etc.) and alphabetical by business name within the type of service.

The number in parentheses (_) after each listing corresponds to numbered locations on the Banderas Bay maps to help orient readers: (1) = Punta Mita (pg.21), (2) = La Cruz (pg.19), (3) = Bucerias (pg.16), (4) = Nuevo Vallarta (pg.13), (4E) = Jarretaderas (pg.14), (5) = Las Juntas (pg.15), (6) = Marina Vallarta (pg.8), (7) = Hotel Zone (pg.8), (8) = El Pitillal (pg.11), (9) = Centro Puerto Vallarta (pg.10), (10) = South Side (pg.10). Cruisers and resident volunteers around Banderas Bay provide input to the guide each year. On behalf of them and the charities we serve, thank you for your support!

INDEX Admin/Check-In/Out...........................50 air conditioning.................................51 Airlines and Air Charters................51 Ambulance...........................................48 AutoMOTIVE..........................................51 Banking ...............................................51 Batteries ............................................51 Bicycles, Parts & Supplies ..............51 Boat Delivery . ...................................51 Boat Services ....................................51 Boat Survey .......................................52 Books ...................................................52 Bus Terminals . .................................52 Camera/Binocular Repair & Cleaning. 52 Canvas & Upholstery........................53 Car Rentals.........................................53 Carpentry............................................53 Charities & Social Organizations..53 Computer Sales & Services..............53 Copies....................................................53 Dentists...............................................48 Dinghy Maintenance & Repairs . ....53

Ambulance

Dive Shops............................................53 Doctors................................................49 Electrical/Electronics.....................53 Emergencies........................................50 Engines, Generators, Transmissions & Outboards............54 Fabrics..................................................55 Fire Extinguishers..............................55 Fishing Equipment/Supplies/Repairs...55 Fishing/Sportfishing ........................55 Food/Provisions/Catering . .............55 Fuel, Oil.................................................56 Golf ......................................................56 Government Offices..........................56 Hardware/ Ferreterias.....................56 Haulouts/Boatyard...........................56 Health Foods.......................................57 Hoses.....................................................57 Hospitals . ...........................................50 InsuranceS..........................................57 Internet Cafes ...................................57

AeroTron Air (6) • PV Airport [Airport Hangar 1]. • Executive flights, charters, tours and air ambulance services, 24-hr. • Tel. (322) 221-1921, Fax (322) 221-1793, aerotroninfo@aerotron.com. mx, www.aerotron.com.mx Amerimed Emergency Medical Clinic (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta Area, Fco. Medina Ascencio [Across from Plaza Marina]. 24-hr. service. • Tel. (322) 2262080 Clinica Santa Rosa (3) • Bucerias • 24-hour emergency service. • Tel. (329) 298-0157, (329) 298-0107 Cornerstone Hospital (7) • PV, Hotel Zone [Next to Plaza Caracol]. • Tel. (322) 226-3700 Global Life Flight, Air Ambulance • Dr. Luis Arias R. Open all hours, located in Guadalajara. • Toll-free: 01 (800) 305-9400, Tel. (33) 36152471, Emergency Tel. 01 (800) 361-1600, Fax (33) 3615-9542, globallife@infosel.net.mx, www.globallifeflight.com 48 | VALLARTA nautica 2012

Laundry/Dry CleaNing......................57 Lighting/Lightbulbs...........................57 Locks/Locksmiths..............................57 Lodging.................................................57 Machine Shops, Props, Shafts, Etc.....57 Mail/Shipping Services......................57 Marinas - Local..................................58 Marinas - Other Mexico....................58 Massage and Fitness .......................58 Optical/Opticians/Opthamology ...50 Orthopedic Supplies...........................50 Paint, Fiberglass & Varnish.............58 Pharmacies..........................................50 Picture Frames...................................59 Plumbing..............................................59 Propane................................................59 Refrigeration......................................59 Religious Services..............................59 Restaurants - Cruiser Favorites....59 Sailing..................................................60 Sailing Schools .................................60

Medasist Hospital (10) • PV. • Tel. (322) 223-0747 Red Cross • PV. • Tel. (322) 222-1533 San Javier Marina Hospital (7) • PV, Hotel Zone • Tel. (322) 226-1010, 226-1015

Dentists

Dental Spa (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Plaza. • Tel. (322) 297-7791, dentistpv@gmail.com Dr. Adan Noel Michel (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Aldanaca 170 & Lisboa [In the Advance Medical Center]. • Tel. (322) 224-9761, 224-4761, 044-322109-2313, pv_drmichel@yahoo.com Dr. Adrian Malja (3) • Bucerias, Mexico. • Tel. (329) 298-1249, Cel. 044-322-228-8886 Dr. Fernando Peñalva (6) • PV, Plaza Marina, Isla G-26A. • Implants, root canals, crowns and bridges, laminated veneers, whitening treatment, ultrasonic cleaning, digital X-rays and surgery. • Tel. (322) 221-0165, 209-1082, dentist@pvnet.com.mx

Sails, Rigging & Repair......................60 Salons..................................................61 Schools................................................61 SCUBA Diving & Snorkeling..............61 Sewing & Embroidery........................61 Sewing Machine Parts & Service..........61 Signs (Rotulos) & Printing...............61 Silk Screening.....................................61 Solar Panels.......................................61 Spanish Instruction..........................61 Stainless Steel & Welding...............61 Storage................................................61 Surfing & Kite Surfing .....................62 Theaters/Theatrical Groups............62 Tours/Travel/Chauffer Service......62 TV/VCR Service & Repair.....................62 Veterinary...........................................50 Whale Watching.................................62 Yacht Brokers.....................................62 Yacht Clubs.........................................62 Yacht Transport................................62

Dr. María Vivas (3) • PV, Hotel Zone, Los Tules 136, Hospital Cornerstone. • Full service including cleaning, whitening, esthetics, crowns, bridges, implants and inlays. • Cel. 044 (322) 135-9648, mariav669@yahoo.com Dr. Mario Davalos Villanueva (9) • PV, Juarez 820. • Tel. (322) 222-1304 Dr. Martin Calderon (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 311. • Crowns, bridges & reconstruction. • Tel. (322) 223-0505 Dr. Miyagi & Dr. Alarcon (7) • PV, Merida 161, Versalles. • Comprehensive dentistry. • Tel. (322) 225-2056, Cel. 044-322-133-6037 (Emergency) Just Smiles (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 311. • Tel. (322) 223-0505, Tel. USA (213) 291-2369, www.justsmiles.com.mx Unident, Dr. Benjamin Valle Vargas (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta, Timon s/n, Local D, Condos Royal Pacific [Near the lighthouse]. • Endodontist. • Tel. (322) 209-0999, 209-0009, Cel. 044-322429-8484 (Emergency), blvalle@hotmail.com Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


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Doctors

Dr. Alejandro Ríos (7) • PV, Marina Vallarta, Hospital San Javier • Internal medicine, pulmonology, intensive care • Tel. (322) 226-1010, arios@sanjaviermarina. com, dr.alejandrorios@gmail.com Dr. Aldo Curiel (7) • PV, Lucerna 148, Versalles [Intermedica building]. • Internal medicine and cardiology. • Tel. (322) 293-1991, Cel. 044-322-2941797 Dr. Alfonso Garcia Garcia (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 365, Hospital CMQ, Emiliano Zapata. • Ear, nose & throat. • Tel. (322) 223-0011, 222-5119 Dr. Armando M. Joya Munguia (6/7) • PV, Cruise Ship Terminal Area [San Javier Marina Hospital]. • Surgeon, gastroenterology, laparoscopic, endoscopy, colonoscopy. • Tel. (322) 226-1010 Dr. Basil B. Abuid (6) • PV, Plaza Marina Local A-38 [Across from McDonalds]. • 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) • PV, Basilio Badillo 365, Hospital CMQ, Emiliano Zapata. • Dermatology. Speaks English. • Tel. (322) 223-0011 Dr. Essau Gutierrez (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, City-Medica Clinic. Av. Tepic Sur 1508 Local 18 [New plaza behind the Pemex at north entrance to Nuevo Vallarta] • Tel. (322) 297-2041 Dr. Dennis Brittain (4) • Bucerías, Mega Shopping Center, [Next to the pharmacy] • Chiropractic physician. Cel. 044 (322) 180-7393 Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Dr. Hector Pimiento Alcala (2) • La Cruz, Coral 41 [Around corner from Philo’s]. • General practitioner. • Tel. (329) 295-5557, Cel. 044-322-294-0304 Dr. J. Mauro (3) • Bucerias [Corner of Hidalgo & Mexico.] Highly recommended general practitioner.

Fluent English. Boat or house calls. • Tel. (329) 298-0149, 298-1110 (Home) Dr. Jaime Gonzalez Prado (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Cornerstone Hospital, Los Tules 136. Medical Tower 204 [Hospital is next to Plaza Caracol]. • MD, gynocology and obstetrics. • Tel. (322) 225-9334, 224-0674, Cel. 044-322-121-4331, jaimeprado@hotmail.com Dr. Jorge Martinez Garza (10) • PV Cruise Ship Terminal area. • San Javier Hospital orthopedics. • Tel. (322) 226-1010 Dr. Jose Luis Romo Razo (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Medina Ascencio 500 [Servicio

Medico de la Bahia Building, across from Sheraton hotel]. • Specializes in biocelular medicine,

homeopathic healing. • Tel. (322) 222-2627 Dr. Luis Cedillo Ponce (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Los Tules 373, Jardines Vallarta [Two blocks east of Cornerstone Hospital]. • Orthopedic, rehabilitation, back and neck, carpal tunnel. Fluent in 6 languages. • Tel. (322) 225-9034, Cel. 044-322-132-1985 Dr. Luis Villanueva (7) • Orthopedic surgeon board-certified USA and Mexico. • Tel. (322) 223-4738/0878, drluisvi@prodigy.net.mx Dr. Max Greig (9) • PV, Cuba 418 & Ecuador, Lazaro Cardenas [Centro Ortopedico de Vallarta - clinic backs up to the sports stadium]. • Orthopedic surgeon,

knee and hip replacement specialist. • Tel. (322) 222-8823, Cel. 044-322-205-7117, maxgreig@yahoo. com, www.servimedin.com/dr-maxgreig Dr. Miguel Garcia Flores (9) • PV, Brasilia 400. • Opthalmology, laser, ultrasound surgery, cataract treatment/surgery. • Tel. (322) 223-5467, 224-8856 (Home), 226-1010 (San Javier Hospital) Dr. Peter Gordon Fletcher (6/7) • PV Cruise Ship Terminal area, 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. Guadalupe (“Lupita”) Lewgot (10) • PV, Medasist Hospital. • Internal medicine & cardiologist. • Tel. (322) 223-0444 Dra. Leslie Swindle C. (6/7) • PV, Hospital CMQ Premiere (322) 221-1088 & Amerimed (322) 226-2080 • Cardiologist, general practitioner. • swindleleslie@hotmail.com Dra. María Elena Michel (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Los Tules 146, Diaz Ordaz [Near Cornerstone Hospital]. • Internal medicine. • Tel. (322) 2936090, Cel. 044-322-117-7204 Dra. Patricia Villanueva Morales (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 365, Hospital CMQ, Emiliano Zapata. • Podiatrist. • Tel. (322) 223-0878, 222-3775 John Stuart Baker (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta, Timon 1-A [Near the lighthouse]. • Traditional Chinese medical doctor. Acupunture. By appointment. • Cel. 044-322-135-3865, acustu99@hotmail.com

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Emergencies

Civil Defense (Proteccion Civil) • Jalisco • Like a rural 911 service. Bee swarms, fire rescues, emergencies. Disaster preparedness for the municipality of Puerto Vallarta. • Tel. (322) 224-7701 Civil Defense (Proteccion Civil) • Nayarit • Like a rural 911 service. Bee swarms, Fire rescues, emergencies. • Tel. (322) 297-6571, 297-7001 Dr. Hector Pimiento Alcala (2) • La Cruz, Coral 41 [Around corner from Philo’s]. • General practitioner. • Tel. (329) 295-5557, Cel. 044-322-294-0304 Emergency Medical Clinic 24 hr. Santa Rosa (3) • Bucerias, Heroes de Nacozari 127 [East side of Carr. 200 Norte at south end of town]. • 24hour emergency medical services and on-site ambulance service. • Tel. (329) 298-0157 Fire (PV) • Jalisco • Tel. (322) 223-9476, 2239478 Police • Bucerias (3) • Tel. (329) 291-0049 Police • Local & federal Jalisco • VHF 06 • Tel. 060 (English-speaking representatives available.) Police & Fire • Nayarit • Tel. 066 Servicios de Salud La Cruz (2) • La Cruz, Atun 1 [Near elementary school]. • Government medical clinic for minor illness & emergencies. • Tel. (329) 295-5316 Servicios de Salud Punta de Mita (1) • Punta de Mita, Miguel Hidalgo 23, Emiliano Zapata. • Government medical clinic for minor illness and emergencies. • Tel. (329) 291-6514 Social Services (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 329, Emiliano Zapata. • AA, NA, OA, AlAnon, ARTS, CODA. Daily 9 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 11am. • Tel. (322) 222-3906, 209-0746 (Evenings)

Hospitals

Amerimed Emergency Medical Clinic (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta Area, Fco. Medina Ascencio 3970 [Across from Plaza Marina]. • 24-hour emergency services. • Tel. (322) 226-2080 City-Medica Clinic (4) • Dr. Essau Gutierrez, Nuevo Vallarta, Ave. Tepic Sur 1508 Local 18 [New plaza behind the Pemex at north entrance to Nuevo Vallarta].

• Open 24 hrs. providing a full range of medical services including consultations, diagnostics and laboratory. • Tel. (322) 297-2041, Fax (322) 297-6031 CMQ Hospital (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 365, Emiliano Zapata [One block east of Insurgentes]. • Hospital plus all types of doctors’ offices • Tel. (322) 223-1919 CMQ Premiere Hospital (8) • PV, Fco. Villa 1749, Vallarta Villas [Near Soriana and Walmart in El Pitillal]. • Hospital plus all types of doctors’ offices. • Tel. (322) 226-6500 Cornerstone Hospital (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Los Tules 136 [Across street from Plaza Caracol]. • Fullservice hospital. • Tel. (322) 226-3700, 293-5111 (Emergency), 209-1123 (Ambulance) Healthcare Resource Center Puerto Vallarta (7) Pamela Thompson • PV, Hotel Zone, Fluvial. • Great source for physician referrals, international patient assistance, in-hospital assistance. Insurance resources. • Tel. (322) 222-9638, Cel. 044-322-1077007, pmt15@hotmail.com

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Medasist Vallarta Hospital (10) • PV, Manuel M. Dieguez 360, Emiliano Zapata [Corner of Insurgentes]. • Full-service hospital, all doctors. Most world-wide insurance accepted. • Tel. (322) 2230747, 223-0618, 223-0444 (Appointments) Mezcales Medic-Air Hospital, Urgent Care (3/4) • Mezcales [Just south of the CMQ Pharmacy on the main highway and intersection at Mezcales]. • Tel. (329) 296-5444, 296-5417 San Javier Marina Hospital (7) • PV, Cruise Ship Terminal Area, Fco. Medina Ascencio 2760 [Across highway from cruise ship terminal]. • ER, MRI, Englishspeaking doctors. • Tel. (322) 226-1010, 226-1014, 209-1123 (Emergency)

Optical/Opticians/Opthamology

Dr. Jorge Vallejo (Guadalajara) • Av. Niño Obrero 1002, Guadalajara. • Wonderful eye doctor and surgeon. Opthalmology, laser, cataract treatment and surgery. • Tel. (33) 3647-3461, 3121-1562 Dr. Miguel Garcia Flores (9) • PV, Mexico 1269 [Clinica de Ojos, across from Pemex]. • Opthalmology, laser, ultrasound surgery, cataract treatment/surgery. • Tel. (322) 223-5467, Tel. (322) 224-8856 (Home), Tel. (322) 226-1010 (San Javier Hospital) Opticas Alvarez #1 (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Plaza Caracol Local 8B [Hotel Zone, near Soriana]. • Eye exams and full line of eye glasses, sunglasses, frames and lenses. • Tel. (322) 224-5599 Opticas Alvarez #2 (8) • Pitillal, Emiliano Zapata 189 [In front of the plaza]. • Eye exams and full line of eye glasses, sunglasses, frames and lenses. • Tel. (322) 293-5717

Orthopedic Supplies

Orthopedic Ortiz (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Colombia 1108, 5 de Diciembre [Next to CFE (electrical) building]. • Tel. (322) 222-0854

Pharmacies

CMQ Farmacia (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 365, Emiliano Zapata. • 24 hours. • Tel. (322) 222-1330 CMQs (2/3/4) • Punta de Mita, Bucerias, Mezcales

[Punta de Mita, La Cruz at the PEMEX, Bucerias on the south lateral and Mezcales at the main highway intersection next to the police station]. • Tel. (329) 298-1302

(Bucerias), (329) 296-5256 (Mezcales) Comercial Mexicana Farmacia (6) • PV Plaza Marina [Inside the supermarket]. Farmacia Guadalajara (4/10) • PV, Insurgentes 261 & Nuevo Vallarta, Emiliano Zapata [Downtown and

new location on main highway across from north entrance to Nuevo Vallarta]. • Good prices. Several other locations

including Pitillal, 24-hr. • Tel. (322) 222-0101 Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club Farmacias (6/7) • PV Cruise Ship Terminal area [Across highway from cruise

ship terminal on the way into town].

Veterinary

Bucerias (3) • [Two on the south side and one on the north side of the main highway.]

Consultorio del Doctor Jorge Lopez Paino (9) • PV, Naranjo 200, Emiliano Zapata. • Tel. (322) 222-5393 Sabuesos (9) • Vet. Francisco. J. Aguillar del Portillo, PV, Colombia 1198, 5 de Diciembre. • Tel. (322) 222-5775 (Emergency), Cel. 044322-292-7510

Veterinaria Caracol (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Plaza Caracol, Local F27. • Good source for IAMS and Science Diet pet foods. • Tel. (322) 225-0412 Veterinarios Tlacaelel (6) • PV, Las Palmas 223, Parque Las Palmas [Near Bus Station]. • 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) 290-3640 Wolf Veterinary Clinic (7) • Dra. Lucila Bernal Sobarzo, PV, Milan 301-A, Versalles [Two blocks down from Ernesto’s past the movie theater]. • English spoken. Extremely clean and

has the latest equipment. • Tel. (322) 293-4474 (Emergency), Cel. 044-322-779-4413

Admin/Check-In/Out

Immigration - Bucerias (3) • Las Palmas near DeCameron Resort. • Mon-Fri 10 am-2 pm. • Tel. (329) 298-1442, (322) 224-7653, (322) 2247970 Banderas Bay Cruisers’ Net • VHF 22 Mon-Sat 8:30 am. Customs Aduana (6) • PV Airport [At the airport terminal, aduana window]. • Tel. (322) 221-1659 Immigration - Airport (6) • PV Airport. • Tel. (322) 221-1380 Immigration - Main Office (6-7) • PV Cruise Ship Terminal Area [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 • Nuevo Vallarta. • Tel. & Fax (322) 297-7000 Marina Vallarta Harbormaster (6) • VHF 16 • PV, Marina Vallarta, Condominios Puesta del Sol Local 3B [Office located across from “D” dock]. • Tel. (322) 221-0275, Fax (322) 221-0722 Paperman (7) • VHF 16 • Juan Arias, PV Cruise Ship Terminal Area, Plaza Marsol Local LL [Next to cruise ship terminal, across from port captain’s office, second floor]. • 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. 044-322-2052458, Fax (322) 224-3585, arias@pvnet.com.mx Paradise Village Marina Harbormaster (4) • VHF 16 • Nuevo Vallarta. • Tel. (322) 226-6728, Fax (322) 226-6728, marina@paradisevillagegroup. com, www.paradisevillage.com Port Captain, La Cruz (2) • VHF 16 • La Cruz, Marlin [Near the church]. • Tel. (329) 295-5036 Port Captain, Nuevo Vallarta (4) • VHF 16 • Marina Nuevo Vallarta [Next to Hotel Villa Varadero]. • Tel. (322) 297-0214 Port Captain, Puerto Vallarta (6-7) • VHF 13 • PV Cruise Ship Terminal area [Across from Sam’s Club, next to the cruise ship terminal]. • Tel. (322) 224-0427, (322) 224-2419 Vilma’s Yacht Services (4/6) • VHF 16 or 22 • Vilma Habelloecker, PV, Marina Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Plaza and Bucerías [Three locations: Marina Vallarta between “I” & “J” Docks, Local 31B, upstairs in the Paradise Village Plaza Marina del Rey L-1/NV Bookstore, and Las Palmas L-37 in Bucerias]. • Check-in/out, import permits, FM3s, USCG

documentation renewals, radio licenses, fishing

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Air CONDITIONING

Paradise Yacht Services (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Fine yacht carpentry, marine air conditioning and refrigeration (factory trained and certified), systems installation and repair and yacht management. Seafrost dealer. Ron and Valerie Hoskin. • Tel. (322) 779-6391, paradiseyachtservices@hotmail.com Climas (6) • Roberto Ramirez Lopez, PV, Marina Vallarta area [Across from Plaza Neptuno and Iguana]. • Air-conditioning systems and refrigeration parts and supplies for autos and boats. Mon-Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-2020, 209-1591

Airlines and Air Charters

Aeromexico (6/9) • PV Aiport and downtown

[Offices at Plaza Genovesa Locals 2 & 3 near Office Depot]. • Toll-free 01 (800) 021-4000, Tel. (322)

224-2777, 224-1204, 221-1897 (Airport location), www.aeromexico.com Aerotron Air (6) • PV Airport [Airport hangar 1]. • Executive flights, charters, tours and air ambulance services, 24 hours. • Tel. (322) 226-8440, Fax (322) 226-8450, aerotroninfo@ aerotron.com.mx, www.aerotron.com.mx Air Canada • Toll-free 01 (800) 719-2827, www. aircanada.com Alaska Airlines (6) • PV Airport. • Toll-free 001 (800) 426-0333, Tel. (322) 221-1350, www. alaskaair.com America West Airlines (6) • PV Airport. • Tollfree 001 (800) 428-4322, Tel. (322) 221-1333, www. americawest.com American Airlines (6) • PV Airport. • Toll-free 01 (800) 904-6000, Tel. (322) 221-1799, www.aa.com American Trans Air (ATA) • Toll-free 001 (800) 435-9282, www.ata.com Continental (6) • PV Airport. • Toll-free 01 (800) 9005000, Tel. (322) 221-1025, www.continental.com Delta (6) • PV Airport. • Toll-free 01 (800) 9022100, Tel. (322) 221-2380, www.delta.com Frontier Airlines • Toll-free 001 (800) 432-1359, www.frontierairlines.com Mexicana Airlines • Toll-free 01 (800) 801-2010, Tel. (322) 224-8900, www.mexicana.com SunTrips • www.suntrips.com Ted Airlines 8 • www.flyted.com

Automotive

Editor’s Note: Numerous autoparts stores vicinity of Fco. Villa-Libramiento Area (7), Las Juntas (5), Mezcales (between 3 / 4), and one just south of Bucerias (3) on the main highway. Climas (6) • Roberto Ramirez Lopez, PV, Marina Vallarta area. • Air conditioning systems and refrigeration parts and supplies for cars and boats. Mon-Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-2020, 209-1591 Monroy Goodyear (7) • PV, downtown at Fco. Medina Ascencio & Niza [Across from Plaza Genovesa]. • Great service, minor auto repairs and complete Goodyear and Michelin tire service. Mon-Fri 8 am - 2 pm, 4 pm - 7 pm & Sat 8 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-2018 Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

PORKY’s (9) • PV [Next to PEMEX, 1/4 mile before first tunnel on Rio Danubio street]. • General mechanic. ACDELCO for auto-electric both auto and marine. Servicio Electrico (9) • Juan Antonio Rosas, PV, Costa Rica 1359 [Corner of San Salvador]. • Auto electric trouble shooter. Mon-Sat 9 am-7 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-1046 Servicio Ponce (6) • Jesus (Chuy), PV [Across from the airport]. • English spoken. • Tel. (322) 221-1737 Taller Colosa (3) • Fernando, Bucerias, Heroes de Nacozari 33 [Yellow Bardhal building on east side of main highway next to Telmex]. • General mechanic specializing in alignment, balancing and oil changes. Mon - Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (329) 298-1769

Banking

Editor’s Note: Banamex, ScotiaBank and HSBC Bank ATMs accept most debit cards. Enter fourdigit code after inserting card, press “Continuar,” and follow step-by-step directions. HSBC, Banamex & Scotia Banks • Credit card, ATM card withdrawals and travelers checks at the counter. Must have picture ID/passport. O’Rourke y Asociados, S.A. de C.V. (6) • PV, Plaza Marina Local A51C. • Banking, investments, insurance, real estate. Tel. (322) 221-1034

Batteries

Autoparts Store (7) • PV, Fco. Villa & Merida. • Good batteries at reasonable prices. Centro De Acumuladores Perez (9) • PV, Guatemala 599 [Near the sports stadium. Turn right on Rio Danubio near PEMEX on Libramiento before tunnel].

• Tel. (322) 222-0801 • (8) Pitillal, Emiliano Zapata 401. • Tel. (322) 299-4095 • (7) PV, Hotel Zone, Av. Tules 241, Fluvial • Tel. (322) 293-6529 • Fluent English. Delco and exide batteries, alternator and starter rebuild, large inventory of parts and spares. Golf cart batteries. Mon - Sat 8 am - 8 pm. Motores Johnson de Vallarta (6) • Marina del Rey L23, Marina Vallarta [Near the boat ramp]. • Golf cart batteries, marine batteries, chargers, regulators, solar panels. Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-2611 Rolcar (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Villa 378. • AC Delco marine batteries, auto parts and sealants. Mon - Fri 8:30 am -7 pm, Sat 8:30 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-4106 Vallarta Yachts Sales & Service (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Dealers for Back Cove & Sabre Yachts, pre-owned boat brokerage. Full services for power & sail boats. Chandelery. Yacht sales: Tel. (322) 297-2249, Toll-free US/CAN (866) 578-2636; Service & Chandlery Tel. (332) 134-7982, 134-7397, www. vallartayachts.net

Bicycles, Parts & Supplies

Carlos Lizardi (7) • PV, Sierra Rocallosas 218 [One

block from the Sheraton and a half block above Franciso Villa on the right across from the Seapal water plant]. •

Part-time mechanic. Some English spoken. • Cel. 044-322-151-1074 Bici Flavio (8) • Pitillal, 16 de Septiembre & E. Corona. • Full-service bike shop. Wide assortment of parts, clothing, helmets, etc. Trek and other specialized brands. • 20-39.54N 105-13.12W

Augustina Hernandez (8) • Pitillal, 3 Libertad [Just before crossing the bridge from Pitillal to Fco. Villa]. • Small

bike shop with a good assortment of parts and supplies and some new bikes. Tel. (322) 293-5085 Outdoor Vallarta (7) • PV, Fco. Villa 1442. • Main business is tours; however, has large inventory of mountain bikes and also sales and repairs as a sideline. • Tel. (322) 293-1142 Ciclo Boutique Albatros (8) • Av. de los Maestros 507 [Col.Magisterio above and behind Pitillal]. • Large assortment of parts and accessories and new bikes.

Boat Delivery

AB Marine (3/4) • Ch 22 • Teapot Tony & Tealady. Agents for Dockwise Yacht Transport. Call Ronnie for quotes. • Tel. (329) 298-0053, abmarine@hotmail.com Azimuth Marine Services (4) • Ch 22 • Capt. Kim McDonald, Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Certified delivery skipper and marine surveyor. Yacht management. Marine systems sales, service and repair. • Cel. 044-322-116-9798, Fax (866) 840-7390, azimuthmarineservicesinc@hotmail.com Capt. Doug Danielson • Ch 68 • Experienced delivery skipper. Accredited marine surveyor. Specialist in Mexico yacht deliveries, the “Baja Bash,” Central America & Panama. Power and sail. • Tel. 044 (322) 139-4843, 225-3186 (Home), dougdanielson@ yahoo.com, www.doug-danielson.com Capt. E.A. (Tony) Camacho • Nasty Habit • Ch 22 • USCG Master & STCW compliant. Trans-Pacific, trans-Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean experience. Bilingual Spanish, specialize in Panama Canal transits, Pacific to Alaska and Mexico yacht deliveries up to 200 gross tons. • Tel. (322) 221-2535, (386) 873-1875, toncamacho@ prodigy.net.mx Capt Elizabeth Shanahan – Ch 22 • Experienced delivery skipper – Pacific Coast USA, Mexico and Caribbean. Yacht management services. • Cel 044 (322) 134-7397, Store 322-297-4065, from USA 949-287-4747, Elizabeth@Seagnome.com Miguel (Terramar) (2) • La Cruz, Pulpo 7. • Experienced delivery captain. • Tel. (329) 295-5064

Boat Services

AB Marine (3/4) • Ch 22 • Teapot Tony & Tealady. • Repairs and rebuilds all engines, i n c l u d i n g o u t b o a r d s . Tr a n s m i s s i o n s , 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. Guaranteed work. Serving Banderas Bay since 2000. • Tel. (329) 298-0053, abmarine@hotmail.com Azimuth Marine Services (4) • Ch 22 • Capt. Kim McDonald, Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Certified delivery skipper and marine surveyor. Yacht management. Marine systems sales, service and repair. • Cel. 044-322-116-9798, Fax (866) 840-7390, azimuthmarineservicesinc@hotmail.com Climas (6) • Roberto Ramirez Lopez, PV Marina Area [Across from Plaza Neptuno and Iguana]. • Airconditioning systems and refrigeration parts and supplies for cars and boats. Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-2020, 209-1591 VALLARTA nautica 2012 | 51

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licenses, all documentation needs. • Tel. (322) 297-2274, (322) 221-2757, (329) 298-3125, Fax (322) 297-2289, vilmayachagency@yahoo.com


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David Barba • Outstanding paint & fiberglass work. • Cel. 044-322-234-3190, 044-322-151-0166, Tel. (322) 209-1500 (Home) Fresco (Don) (4-east) • Ch 22 • Jarretaderas. • Refrigeration. Mobile service. • Tel. (322) 297-1684 Fuera de Bordo (5) • Nacho, Las Juntas, Venustiano Carranza 269. • Outboard motor repairs. • Tel. (322) 290-0394 Gabriel (Cien) Cienfuegos (2) • La Cruz, Huachinango 27. • Fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, construction and repairs. English spoken. • Tel. (329) 295-5205 Geisha (Scott) • Refrigeration and air-conditioning specialist. Local Domita dealer. Mon - Fri. • Cel. 044-322-156-3514, wbf4976@gmail.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 Evinrude (9) • Moises Espinoza Magallon, PV, Colombia 1115. • Parts and service. Ferretería Zaragoza (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta area, Fco. Medina Ascencio 2926 [Across the highway from the whale sculpture and Plaza Neptuno].

• Largest marine supply store in PV. Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 226-3232, info@zaragoza.com.mx, www.zaragoza.com.mx Honda Marine (7) • PV, Fco. Villa 570. • Sales and service. Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 225-9121 Hules Automotrices “Vallarta” Soportes y Mangueras (7/9) • PV, Las Americas 696 [Off the Libramiento]. • Large selection of rubber products and hoses. Daily 9 am - 7 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-8083 Marine Works (6) • Juan Gonzalez, PV, Marina Vallarta Area, Opequimar Boat Yard. •Custom fiberglass work, repairs and paint. Shaft, rudder and steering systems. Engine alignment and support. • Cel. 044-322-100-1705 Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (4/6) • Ch 22 • Greg Emery, Scott Power, PV, Opequimar. Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Paint. Northern Lights distributor • Cel. 044-322-306-0031 (Greg Emery), Cel. 044-322-156-3514 (Scott Power), rivierayachts@hotmail.com, http:// mx.geocities.com/rivierayachtsales Motores Johnson de Vallarta (6) • PV, 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. Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-0378 Opequimar (6) • Ch 68 • PV, Marina Vallarta Area. • 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. Fuel. • Tel. (322) 221-1800, Fax (322) 221-1978, www. opequimar.com Pancho the Diver (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta, “G” Dock. • Bottom cleaning services, zinc changes, etc. • Contact by visiting “G” Dock, Marina Vallarta, or ask the marineros.

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Paradise Yacht Services (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Fine yacht carpentry, marine air conditioning and refrigeration (factory trained and certified), systems installation and repair and yacht management. Seafrost dealer. Ron and Valerie Hoskin. • Tel. (322) 779-6391, paradiseyachtservices@hotmail.com Performance Boats (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta, Marina del Rey Locals 8A & B. •General boat supplies. Accessories and replacement parts. Mon - Fri 8 am - 2 pm & 4 pm -6 pm, Sat 8 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 209-0969, 2212442, ventas@performance.com.mx, www. performance.com.mx Perkins Pacific • Vancouver, WA. • Master distributor of Perkins engines, Hatz Diesel, and GM Powertrain. FOB Vancouver, WA. • Tollfree (877) 877-3311, Tel. (360) 906-8298, Fax (360) 906-8297, jwilson@perksinspacific.com, www. perkinspacific.com Porfirio Bucio Gonzalez Services (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta. • Interior and exterior detailing, varnish, LP paint, bottom cleaning, day work, deckhand, etc. • Cel. 044 322 206-6350, porfiriobucio@hotmail.com Porja Paleros y Bandas (9) • PV, Americas 247 [Around the corner from Zaragozas, next to sports stadium]. • Extensive inventory of seals, bearings and lubricants. Very knowledgeable. Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm • Tel. (322) 222-3948 Puritronic (9) • PV, Fco. M. Ascencio 2028 [One block from Blockbuster]. • Manufacturers and distributors of water filters and filtration systems, including ozone, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet and demineralizers. Replacement filters for all systems. • Toll-free 01 (800) 640-0329, Tel. (322) 222-9280, puritron@puritronic.com.mx PV Yacht Services (6) • Ch 16 • Gabriel Garcia, PV, Marina Vallarta. • Yacht maintenance and refinishing. Quality service since 1993. • Cel. 044-322-134-2167, www.marineservicevallarta. blogspot.com, alvarado43@yahoo.com Southport Marine (USA) • 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, (619) 571-0700, Fax (619) 425-7330 Sparkle Boat Services (6) • Ch 16 • Daniel Barragan, PV, Marina Vallarta. • Complete yacht detailing services. Bottoms and interiors, wash, wax, paint and varnish. • Tel. (322) 135-9173, 299-1128 Sucursal Nuevo Vallarta (4) • Carr. 200 Norte [Past Farmacia Guadalajara]. • Water filters, equipment and supplies. Ing. Humberto Villegas. • Tel. 322297-1328, grupoferconi@prodigy.net.mx SYS – Servin Yacht Services and Marine Parts (4/6) • Ch 22 • Paseo de los Cocoteros 001 L-10B [Near Paradise Village harbor master’s office] • Electrical, electronics, plumbing, rigging, systems checks, installation, repairs and full yacht commissioning. 20 years’ US experience. • Cel. 044-322 134-7982, Tel. (322) 297-5960

Total Yacht Works • Ch 22 • Bob Buchanan & Rafael Serrano, Mazatlan, Sinaloa. • Mexico’s #1 Yanmar dealer for all your engine, genset, parts and service requirements. Yanmar-trained technicians and professional yard personnel provide total diagnostic service and repair for all major engine makes and yacht systems. Injectors, alternators, starters, water pumps, certified electrical, rigging, props, shafts, alignment, transmissions, sail drives, reefers, air conditioners, blisters, painting and more. Internationally accredited master marine surveyor. Full-service workshop facility at Singlar’s new haul-out yard in Marina Mazatlan harbor. • Tel. (669) 913-4272 Vallarta Yachts, Sales, Service and Chandlery • CH 22 • Full-service marine store and services located in Paradise Village. We stock your maintenance needs. Elizabeth Shanahan, Jorge Servin • Store 322-297-4065, from the USA 949-287-4747, Info@Sgboatworks.com

Boat Survey

Azimuth Marine Services (4) • Ch 22 • Capt. Kim McDonald, Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Certified delivery skipper and marine surveyor. Yacht management. Marine systems sales, service and repair. • Cel. 044-322-116-9798, Fax (866) 840-7390, azimuthmarineservicesinc@hotmail.com Capt. Doug Danielson • Ch 68 • Specializing in insurance, pre-purchase and damage surveying for yachts and recreational vessels in Mexico since 1992. • Tel. 044 (322) 139-4843, (322) 293-0072, Fax (322) 225-3186 (Home), dougdanielson@yahoo.com, www.doug-danielson.com Capt. E.A. (Tony) Camacho • Ch 22 • Nasty Habit • Accredited marine surveyor (USSA #70099/C). Experienced with MCA requirements and certifications for yachts. Bilingual Spanish. • Tel. (322) 221-2535, (386) 873-1875, toncamacho@prodigy.net.mx

Books

Gringo’s Books & Coffee (3) • Bucerias, Morelos 7-A. • Tel. (329) 298-1767, casatranquila@gmail. com, www.casatranquila-bucerias.com NV Bookstore (4) • Vilma Habelloecker, Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Plaza L-1, 2nd Fl. & Bucerías, Las Palmas L-37. • Regional books and more. • Tel. (322) 297-2289, (329) 298-3125 Shore Loser & Wet Dreams • Books by Capt. Doug Danielson. Available in local bookstores.

Bus Terminals

City Bus Terminal (9) • PV Centro [Near Calle Ecuador and Brasilia just east of the sports arena and stadium complex]. Long-Distance Bus Terminal - Central Camionera • PV Airport Area [Half mile northeast of the airport,

turn at the stop light/intersection (Corona Building)].

Camera/Binocular Repair & Cleaning

Laboratorio Las Peñas (9) • Carlos Salas, PV, Honduras 173. Servicio Fotomecanico “Botello” (8) • Arboledas, Arboledas 400. • Mechanical and digital camera repairs. Mon - Fri 10 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm, Sat 10 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 225-9287, Cel. 044322-138-1954 Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


A Stich in Time • Ch 22 • CH 71 • Custom canvas and upholstery service, dodgers, biminis, shade awnings, enclosures, dinghy covers, cushions. Cel. 044 322 292 0721, Tel. (322) 297 1860 Full Sail Marine • Ch 22 • Paradise Village Marina Local 17 [Next to Pescatore restaurant] • Calle Langosta, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle [Across from Frascati]. • Specializing in custom made canvas dodgers, biminis, sun awnings, boat covers, upholstery and canvas repair. Sales/special orders of marine, home and special purpose fabrics and accessories. Tel (322) 297-2465, Cel. 044-322-120-6055, FullSailMarine@gmail.com (See our ad in this section) Jose Luis & Maria Sanchez (4) • Jarretaderas, Lopez Mateos & Cuahtemoc. • Sewing and upholstery. • Tel. (322) 297-0961 Tapizados d’ Angel (8) • Pitillal, Revolucion 177. • Canvas sewing and fabrication. Sail covers, dodgers, biminis. Mon-Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm • Tel. (322) 225-3824 Terramar (2) • Berna, La Cruz, Pulpo 7. • Canvas and sewing. Call for appointment. • Tel. (329) 295-5064

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, geckorentcar@ hotmail.com, www.geckorentcar.com

Carpentry

Carpinteria Barcenas (6) • Ernesto Barcenas Escudero, PV [Av. Politecnico Nacional 509]. • Cel. 044-322-118-8943 David Goodstein • Sayulita. “Good with the wood.” Complete marine carpentry service. • Cel. 044-322-152-2181, dgoodstein2007@ hotmail.com Paradise Yacht Services (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Fine yacht carpentry, marine air conditioning and refrigeration (factory trained and certified), systems installation and repair and yacht management. Seafrost dealer. Ron and Valerie Hoskin • Tel. (322) 779-6391, paradiseyachtservices@hotmail.com Windsong (6) • Ch 22 • Don. PV, Marina Vallarta Area [Opequimar boatyard]. Boat and home woodwork.

Charities & Social Organizations

Casa Hogar • Elisa Cornejo or Luz Aurora Arrendondo, PV Airport Area [One kilometer

north of the airport on east side of the highway]. •

Childrens’ orphanage. • Tel. (322) 221-1908, casahogar_maximocornejo@hotmail.com Friendship Club of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (2) La Cruz, Delfin 15 [Philo’s]. • 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, 295-5141, philo@ philohayward.com

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Navy League (10) • PV, Emiliano Zapata. • Cosponsors 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, 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 Madre Mari, Tel. (322) 224-4946 Soledad Martinez, Tel. (322) 224-4407 Sudy Coy, www.childrens-shelter-of-hope-foundation.org Social Services (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 329, Emiliano Zapata. • AA, NA, OA, Al-Anon, ARTS, CODA. Daily 9 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 11am. • Tel. (322) 222-3906, 209-0746 (Evenings)

Computer Sales & Services

Adamra (9) • PV, Colombia 1334. • University professor in computer science. Microsoft and Cisco certified. • Tel. (322) 222-0944 Computer Doctor (4) • Ch 22 • Jerry Cook, Nuevo Vallarta, Marina Nuevo Vallarta, S/V Velera Liz. • Sales, service, repair of computers and ship’s systems, charts and programs, marine electrical. Mobile service to your home or boat. The Computer Store (7) • Tom Barrington, PV, Guayana 153, Col. Lazaro Cardenas [Corner of Guayana and Cuba one block west of Red Cross]. • Sales and service of computers and laptops. Great source for computer supplies and service. Open Mon Fri, 9 am - 6 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-2939, 223-2744, tcs.tom@gmail.com, www.tcsvallarta.com

Copies

Imprecopy (6) • PV Plaza Marina, Local G-28&29. • Copies, lamination, business cards. National and international postal services via Estafeta. • Tel. (322) 221-0057, 221-0013, pvallarta@imprecopy.com.mx Papeleria Coral (2) • La Cruz, Coral 21. • Tel. (329) 295-5574, 295-5575

Dinghy Maintenance & Repairs

Tony Camacho • Ch 22 • Nasty Habit. Inflatable boat repairs using quality imported materials and products. • Tel. (322) 221-2535, (386) 8731875, toncamacho@prodigy.net.mx

Dive Shops

Chicos Dive Shops (6/4) • PV, Marina Vallarta & NV Paradise Village Plaza. • Refills only. Twin Dolphins (Delfines Gemelos) Dive Center (6) • PV, Av. Politecnico Nacional 84, Educacion [Across from La Paloma bullring]. • Repairs, air fill station, hydrotest and visual inspection service. Mon - Sat 8 am - 7 pm, Sun. 8 am - 3 pm. • Tel. (322) 293-1905, Cel. 044-322-7281640, tdscuba@twindolphinspv.com, www. twindolphinspv.com

Electrical/Electronics

Auto-electrico TINO (9) • Jorge Rios, PV, Colosio 709 [Near Lopez Mateos]. • Starters and electrical service. Will come to your boat. • Cel. 044-322152-3597

Centro De Acumuladores Perez (9) • Alfredo Perez, PV, Los Tules 245, Hotel Zone. • Fluent English. Delco and exide batteries, alternator and starter rebuild, large inventory of parts and spares. Golf cart batteries. Mon - Sat 8 am - 8 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-0801 Centro De Acumuladores Perez #2 (8) • Pitillal, Emiliano Zapata 401 [Second store in Pitillal]. • Mon - Sat 8 am - 8 pm. • Tel. (322) 299-4095 Centro De Acumuladores Perez #3 (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, El Fluvial, Av. Tules 241. • Mon - Sat 8 am - 8 pm. • Tel. (322) 293-6529 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. Chrisly de Puerto Vallarta (6/7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Plaza Caracol Local 1, [Soriana] • Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-4299 Competidor Electrico (7) • PV, Fco. Villa 336, Lazaro Cardenas. • Lighting fixtures and bulbs including hard-to-find 12V fluorescent. Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm • Tel. (322) 222-0723 Edison (3) • Tony • Bucerias, Cuauhtemoc 2 [Near taxi stand & church]. • Electrical parts and supplies (lugs, switches, 12V, etc.). English, French and Italian spoken. • Tel. (329) 298-0248, 298-1040, tony.fernandez@hotmail.com Electrica Badeba (3) • Bucerias, Heroes de Nacozari 114-A [On main lateral near car wash]. • Electrical supplies and lighting. • Tel. (329) 298-1426 Electronica Solo Televisores (4) • Hueso Alvalos, Jarretaderas, Av. de Ingreso 28 [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, Cel. 044-322-779-9316, xe1gk@ hotmail.com Embobinados Mariscal (9) • PV, Puerto Rico 1581 [Across from city fire station]. • Rebuilds electric motors, any size, any voltage, and rebuilds electric a/c water pumps. Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm & 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Sat 9 am-2 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-3191 Embobinados Ocampo (9) • Miguel Ocampo Torres, PV, Jamaica 1409. • Rewinds electric motors, generators, alternators. Parts & service. Mon - Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-0594 lluminacion de Vallarta (10) • PV, Aquiles Serdan 279, Emiliano Zapata [Behind Gutierrez Rizo]. • Great selection of light bulbs, 12V and long-lasting types. Luz Maria Rodriguez Camacho. Mon - Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 7:30 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-4521 Limac Electronics (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Plaza Caracol Local 6 C [Inside to the right and around the corner from Soriana entrance]. • Audio, video, telephone, parts & accesories. English spoken. Very knowledgable. Also handles Star Choice satellite TV parts and installation. Mon - Sat 10 am - 8:30 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-6040, Fax (322) 225-8059, pvlimac@ hotmail.com, www.electronicalimac.com Ling Electronica (8) • Pitillal, 5 de Mayo 144. • Good stock of diodes, transistors and other electronic parts. Mon - Sat 10 am - 3 pm & 4 pm - 8 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-8924

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Telephone

Information: Dial 040 Telephone Dialing Instructions: Mexico 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 three-digit area code and seven-digit number (a notable exception occurs in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, where two-digit area codes and eight-digit telephone numbers are implemented). 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: 33 MEXICO CITY: 55 MONTERREY: 81 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. • To dial a Mexican cellular phone from the USA or Canada, you must insert a “1” after the country code. Example: 011-52-1-+10 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 “001-881” • For 1-877 numbers, dial “001-882” For 1-866 numbers, dial “001-883.”

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Marine Vallarta • PV, Pinos 111, Col. Los Sauces. • Services and sales and installation of marine electronics. Dealer of Raymarine, Simrad, Northstar, Furuno, Lowrance, Garmin and more. Also AC and DC electrical system including 12V lighting. • www. marinevallarta.com, Cel. (044) 322 18 27 524 Motores Johnson de Vallarta (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [Near the boat ramp]. • Golf cart batteries, marine batteries, chargers, regulators, solar panels. Mon-Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-0378 Radio Shack (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Plaza Caracol Local F-1 & F-2 [Near Soriana]. • Mon - Sun. 10 am - 9 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-4824 Servicio & Refacciones Rubio (3) • Bucerias, Verano Sur 459. • TV, VCR, air conditioner, refrigerator, washer, dryer, microwave and small appliance service and repair. Mobile service will come to your home or boat. • Tel. (329) 298-1721, 298-1323 SG Boat Works • Ch 22 Richard Johnston. • Install and repair of marine electrical, water-makers, fuel polishing and battery installations. • Cel. 044-322172-8625 or 322-297-4065, from USA 949-287-4747, Richard@seagnome.com Steren Electronica (7) • PV, Fco. Villa 434A [Corner Lazaro Cardenas]. • Good supply of radio supplies, including connectors and cables. Mon - Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 4 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-0870, (322) 223-0808, ptovallarta@steren.com.mx Sweet Thing Rob (4) • Ch 22 Rob Ladner, 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

AB Marine (3/4) • Ch 22 • Teapot Tony & Tealady, Bucerias & Nuevo Vallarta. • 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. Guaranteed work. Serving Banderas Bay since 2000. • Tel. (329) 298-0053, abmarine@ hotmail.com Carburopartes Chino (9) • PV, San Salvador 282. • Carburetor parts, kits, etc. Detroit Diesel (Guadalajara) • Sergio Mendoza, Guadalajara,Jal. Lazaro Cardenas 1460-76, Fracc. Industrial El Alamo. • Toll-free 01 (800) 902-7100 (Emergency) Tel. (333) 666-1499 ext 1486, Fax (333) 666-1486, SMendoza@dda-mexico.detroitdiesel. com, www.ddam-extranet.com.mx Diesel del Pacifico (7) • Gilberto Arreola Villareal, PV, Hotel Zone, Liverpool 142 [One block behind HSBC bank across the street from Coppel].

• All types of diesel repairs, injector testing and adjustment, and injection pump repairs. • Tel. (322) 293-6946, Cel. 044-322-294-4155

Embobinados Mariscal (9) • PV, Puerto Rico 1581 [Across from fire station]. • Rebuilds electric motors, any size, any voltage and rebuilds electric a/c water pumps. Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm & 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-3191 Embobinados Ocampo (9) • Jose M. Ocampo, PV, Jamaica 1409 [Near 5 de Diciembre]. • Starter and generator repair and rewinding services. Mon - Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-0594 Evinrude (9) Moises Espinoza Magallon, PV, Colombia 1115. • Parts and service. Ferretería Zaragoza (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta Area, Fco. Medina Ascencio 2926 [Across the highway from the whale sculpture and Plaza Neptuno]. • Largest marine supply store in PV. Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 226-3232, info@ zaragoza.com.mx, www.zaragoza.com.mx Honda Marine (7) • PV, Fco. Villa 570. • Sales and service. Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 225-9121 Inyec Motores/Services • Diesel Del Pacifico (near 7) • Gilberto, PV, Fco. 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. JonCo Marine Repair (4) • Ch 22 • John Jones, Barra de Navidad, 687 Nueva España. • 34 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. GEL and AGM batteries. Shell Oil products. 24-hour service. • Tel. (314) 334-8156, Cel. 044-322-105-0406, Tel. USA (866) 343-5171, joncomarinerepair@yahoo.com La Cruz (2) • [Tiburon across the street from Dos Felipes, next to Ana Banana’s]. • Outboard motor service, repairs. Mangueras y Conexiones (9) • Jose L. Cabrera, PV, Jamaica 1379, 5 de Diciembre. • Hydraulic hoses and connections, Parker products. Mon Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-2720, Cel. 044-322-229-9805 Marine Works (6) • Juan Gonzalez, PV, Marina Vallarta, Opequimar Boat Yard. • Shaft, propeller and rudder maintenance and repairs. Engine alignment and supports. • Cel. 044-322-100-1705, info@marineworkspv.com, www.marineworks.com Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (4/6) • Ch 22 • Greg Emery, Scott Power, PV, Marina Vallarta, Opequimar Boat Yard. • Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Northern Lights distributor. • Cel. 044-322-3060031 Greg Emery, Cel. 044-322-156-3514 Scott Power, rivierayachts@hotmail.com, http:// mx.geocities.com/rivierayachtsales Motores Johnson de Vallarta (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [Near the boat ramp]. • Johnson outboard sales and service. Good selection of boat parts and supplies. Golf cart batteries, marine batteries, chargers, regulators, solar panels. Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-0378 Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


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Nacho in Las Juntas (5) • Las Juntas, V. Carranza 269. • Outboard motor repairs. • Tel. (322) 290-0394 Porja Paleros y Bandas (9) • PV, Ave. De las Americas 247 [Next to sports stadium]. • Extensive inventory of seals, bearings and lubricants. Very knowledgeable. Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-3948 Taller de Torno Gonzalez (7) • Hilario Gonzalez, PV, Berlin 129, La Vena. • Excellent engine and machining services. Mon-Fri 8 am - 6:30 pm, Sat 8 am - 1 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-0784

Fabrics

Cassiz (9) • PV, Mérida 25, D. Accessories, curtains, blinds, fabrics and interior design. • Tel. (322) 223-0670, 223-3883, Fax (322) 223-0670, ventas@cassiz.com.mx, www.cassiz.com.mx Centro de Plastico (9) • PV, Guatemala [Behind VW dealer]. • Large selection of fabrics and foam rubber. Mallas Tenax (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Medina Ascencio 1734. • Fabulous fabric store with sunshade cloth, line bag-type mesh material and Sunbrella. Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-2336, 222-3232, tenaxvallarta@hotmail.com Telas Parisina (9) • PV, Juarez 410. • Largest fabric store in PV. Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 8:30 pm, Sun. 10 am - 7 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-2022

Fire Extinguishers

Andalon y Cia. (7) • PV, Emiliano Zapata 307A [Just off Fco. Villa near Libramiento]. • Sales, service, refills. Mon - Fri, 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-4429

Fishing Equipment/Supplies/Repairs

Deportes Marinos Zaragoza (10) • PV, Lazaro Cardenas 169, Emiliano Zapata. Fishing tackle, supplies, rod and reel repair. • Tel. (322) 222-1293 Ferretería Zaragoza (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta Area, Fco. Medina Ascencio 2926 [Across the highway from the whale sculpture and Plaza Neptuno]. • Largest marine supply store in PV.

Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 226-3232, info@zaragoza. com.mx, www.zaragoza.com.mx Gabriel (Cien) Cienfuegos (2) • La Cruz, Huachinango 40. • Hooks, leaders, line, lures. English spoken • Tel. (329) 295-5205

Fishing/Sportfishing

Calypso • Capt. Ariel Rosen • Sport fishing, snorkeling, surfing tours & whale watching. • Tel. (322) 222-5049, ariel_rosen89@hotmail.com Fishing With Carolina (6) • PV, Los Peines Dock. • Sport and deep-sea fishing charters, snorkeling, and whale watching. • Tel. (322) 224-7250, www. fishingwithcarolina.com Islas Charters – Ch 22 • 27’ panga for fishing, snorkeling and whale watching located in Nuevo Vallarta. • info@SGboatworks.com, Tel. (322) 134-7397 or 297-4065 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, 295-5025, gaviota@pvnet.com.mx Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Mr. Marlin (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta. • Tel. (322) 224-0410 Pcositas (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [El Faro lighthouse. Hector and Mony’s fleet]. • Sport fishing, special tours, snorkeling and deep sea fishing trips. • Cel. 044-322-728-2776 Rancho Andrea Bass Fishing • [Lake Cajon de Penas, two hours south of Puerto Vallarta]. • Lakefront lodge on 7,000-acre fresh-water reservoir. Tour includes transportation, guide, boat, tackle, bait, breakfast enroute and lunch at the lake. • Tel. (322) 225-8294, 044-322-141-8260, ranchoandrea@hotmail.com, www.bassfishingpuertovallarta.com

Food/Provisions/Catering

Carnes del Mundo (3) • Kyle & Irma (Desperado), Bucerias, Heroes de Nacozari 31 [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 provisioning. • Tel. (329) 298-2115, Fax (329) 298-2116, meat@carnesdelmundo.com Casa Lori Catering (2) • Ch 22 • Russel & Lori Cresto, La Cruz, Delfín 13 [Next to Philo’s]. • Featuring Russell’s famous barbecued ribs, Italian specialties and Mexican food. Wedding and party catering. • Tel. (329) 295-5206, rlcresto@yahoo.com Coffee-Café Oro Verde (9) • PV, Juárez 728. “Wen” Aguirre 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 Supermercado (6) • PV Plaza Marina. • Tel. (322) 221-0490 Costco (7) • PV, Hotel Zone [In Fluvial, entrance across from the Grand Venetian].

El Chabacano (3) • Joel Anzaldo Garcia, Bucerias, Hidalgo 15 [Across street and down from red and white tienda on highway]. • Fresh fruit and vegetables, large coolers, nice selection. • Tel. (329) 298-0692 Gutierrez Rizo Supermercado (8/10) • PV, Aquiles Serdan, Emiliano Zapata [Near Insurgentes]. • Large market with many hard-to-find American and Asian items. • Tel. (322) 226-7601 La Abejita (3) • Bucerias, Carr. 200 Norte Km 141 [Same block as Ferre D’ Todo]. • Grains, herbs, cereals, nuts, herbal teas and wide variety of natural foods. English spoken, very knowledgeable.

Ley Supermercado (9) • PV Centro, Mexico 1150 [Past the PEMEX on the way into town]. • Large supermarket with some bargain prices. • Tel. (322) 223-2021 Los Chatos (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [Condominios Marina Del Rey near La Paz Restaurant]. • Gourmet bakery. • Tel. (322) 221-2540 Mega Comercial Mexicana Supermercado (7) • PV, Hotel Zone [On main highway into town near the Sheraton].

Mega Comercial Mexicana Supermercado (4/3) [On the main highway at Flamingos between Mezcales and Bucerias]. Minisuper Beto (3) • Alberto Flore, Bucerias, Heroes de Nacozari 450 [On west side of highway near De Cameron exit and Billy’s Gym]. • Great selection of American imported foods, extensive selection of wines and liquors. • Tel. (329) 298-0578 Organic Select Mexico • Organic market, deli and bakery. Online store featuring local greens, berries, wheat grass, non-gluten and organic grain breads and pastas. Artisan cheeses, gourmet coffees and more. Order online before your arrival for prompt dockside delivery. • www.organic-select.com Peyote People (9) • PV, Juarez 222. • Coffees from Chiapas region. • Tel. (322) 222-2302 Pie In The Sky (3 / 10) • Gourmet bakery. Besos – beyond brownies with a rich chocolate center. 2007 Readers Choice Awards for Best Bakery, Best Dessert, and Best Ice Cream. • Bucerias, Heroes de Nacozari 202, Tel. (329) 298-0838 or 01 (800) 849-2339; • PV South Side, Aquiles Serdán 242 L-3, Tel. (322) 223-8183 Sam’s Club (6/7) • PV cruise ship terminal area [Across street from cruise ship terminal next to Wal-Mart].

Soriana # 1 (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Plaza Caracol [the old Gigante].

Soriana # 2 (8) • Pitillal, Fco. Villa 1600 [Next to Cinepolis]. • Very well stocked supermarket.

Soriana #3 (6/7) • PV Cruise Ship Terminal Area

[Supermarket one block south of the cruise ship terminal on west side of highway].

Sunset Market (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Plaza [Paradise Village mall]. • Upscale grocery store with good selection of Mexican, American and Canadian products. The Coffee Cup (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [Near Las Palomas Doradas restaurant].• Espresso coffee VALLARTA nautica 2012 | 55


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drinks and coffee supplies. Internet and longdistance telephone service. Daily 5 am - 10 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-2517 Vinos and Wine (7) • PV, Paseo del Salmon 275, Jardines Vallarta. • Best selection of Mexican and premium international wines at wholesale prices. Free delivery. • Tel. (322) 225-4377, 293-7435, 225-2285, vinosandwine@vinosandwine.com. mx, www.vinosandwine.com.mx Wal-Mart (6/7) • PV Cruise Ship Terminal Area [Next to Sam’s Club, across street from cruise ship terminal].

Xocodiva (10) • PV, Olas Altas, Rodolfo Gomez 111 [Next to the San Marino Hotel]. • Hand-crafted artisan chocolates and confectionaries. Open 7 days, 10 am 10pm. Tel. (322) 113-0352, www.xocodiva.com

Fuel, Oil

Ixtapa Propane Farm (5) • Ixtapa [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 • PV, Marina Vallarta [Boatyard

and fuel dock on the main channel into Marina Vallarta across the street from the Westin Regina hotel]. • Complete marine

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

Golf

El Tigre (4) • NV. • 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, golf@paradisevillagegroup. com, www.paradisevillage.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, 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 196yard 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) • PV, Marina Vallarta Area [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) 226-4000, www.mayanpalace.com.mx 56 | VALLARTA nautica 2012

Vista Vallarta (6 East 3 miles) • PV, Airport Area [Go

east from the Corona distribution center three miles into the hills]. • Two gorgeous courses nestled in the foothills

of the Sierra Madre mountains just three 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

Government Offices

American Consulate - US Consular Agency Vallarta (4) • Consular Agent Kelly Trainor, Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Plaza, Paseo de los Cocoteros 85-Sur, Local L7 [Paradise Village Plaza upstairs]. • After-hours emergencies contact American Consulate General in Guadalajara at 01 (33) 3268-2145. Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. Closed every third Weds. and all Mexican & US holidays. • Tel. (322) 222-0069, 223-3301, Fax (322) 223-0074, consularagentpvr@prodigy.net.mx, www. usembassy-mexico.gov British Embassy • Mexico City. • Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. • Tel. (55) 5242-8529 Canadian Consulate (7) • Honorary Consul Lynne Benoit, PV, Plaza Peninsula Local SubF [Next to Banco del Bajio]. • Mon - Fri 9 am 3:30 pm. • Toll-free 01 (800) 706-2900 (24-hr. Emergency), Tel. (322) 293-0098, 293-0099, Fax (322) 293-2894, vallarta@canada.org.mx Customs Aduana (6) • PV Airport [At the airport terminal, aduana window]. • Import permits. • Tel. (322) 221-1659 Immigration - Main Office (6-7) • PV, Cruise Ship Terminal Area [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, (322) 224-7970 Immigration - Airport (6) • PV Airport. • Tel. (322) 221-1380 Port Captain - La Cruz (2) • VHF 16 • La Cruz [Near the church]. • Tel. (329) 295-5036 Port Captain - Nuevo Vallarta (4) • VHF 16 • Nuevo Vallarta [Next to Hotel Villa Varadero]. • Tel. (322) 297-0214 Port Captain - Puerto Vallarta (6/7) • VHF 13 • PV Cruise Ship Terminal Area [Across from Sams’ Club next to the cruise ship terminal]. • Tel. (322) 2240427, Tel. (322) 224-2419 Profeco • Guadalajara. • Consumer protection agency. • Tel. 01 (800) 468-8722 Tourism Office (9) • PV, Morelos. [Ground floor of City Hall].

Hardware/ Ferreterias

Aldo (5) • Las Juntas, Venustiano Carranza 200. Great source for tools, materials, plumbing, electrical and misc. supplies. Sundays. • Tel. (322) 290-0528 Amutio #1 (7) • PV, Liverpool 151, Diaz Ordaz [Across from Office Depot]. • Good source for plumbing supplies and hard to find fresh water filters. • Tel. (322) 224-3188

Amutio #2 (3/4) • Mezcales, 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, 296-5734 Ferre D’ Todo (3) • Bucerias [At main stop light, corner of Alfredo Bonfil across from taxi stand].

Ferreteria (2) • La Cruz, Langosta 17. Ferretería Zaragoza (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta Area, Fco. Medina Ascencio 2926 [Across the highway from the whale sculpture and Plaza Neptuno]. • Largest marine supply store in PV.

Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 226-3232, info@zaragoza. com.mx, www.zaragoza.com.mx Home Depot (5) • Las Juntas [East side of the main highway north of the airport].

La Casa del Tornillo (7/9) • PV, Fco. Villa 1784 [Just a few blocks from El Progreso]. • Stainless nuts and bolts. Lobo (9) • PV, San Salvador 217. • D-rings, hoses, motor mounts. Mirro (9) • PV, 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. Mon - Sat 9 am 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-3575 Tornillos y Complementos (7) • PV, Sierra Pirineos 182 [One block south of Libramiento just off Fco. Villa and directly across from Mega Comercial supermarket]. •

Stainless nuts and bolts. Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-1959 Truper Tools (3) • Las Juntas, Revolución 397 [Next to public security office]. • Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 4 pm. • Tel. (329) 298-0950 Truper Tools Outlet (5) • Moni, Las Juntas, Pascual Ortiz Rubio [On main street one block from Aldos hardware]. • English spoken. Mon - Fri 8:30 am 7:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 290-1243 Vallarta Yachts Sales & Service (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Dealers for Back Cove & Sabre Yachts, pre-owned boat brokerage. Full services for power & sail boats. Chandlery Yacht sales Tel. (322) 297-2249 Toll-free US/CAN (866) 578-2636. Service & Chandlery Tel. (332) 1347982, 134-7397. www.vallartayachts.net

Haulouts/Boatyard

Opequimar (6) • Ch 68 • PV, Marina Vallarta Area [Boatyard and fuel dock on the main channel into

Marina Vallarta across street from the Westin Regina hotel]. • Complete marine services, repairs and

maintenance. 88-ton travelift. Daily 6:30 am - 7 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-1800, Fax (322) 221-1978, www.opequimar.com Marina Riviera Nayarit (2) • Ch 16 • La Cruz. • New marina now open. Nearly 400 slips, yacht club, restaurant, bar, fuel dock and haul-out facilities. • Tel. (329) 295-5526 x102 or 104. info@marinarivieranayarit. com, www.marinarivieranayarit.com

Health Foods

100% Natural Restaurant (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Plaza, Local L-D6. • Tel. (322) 297-2764 Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


lateral down the hill from Ferre d’Todo and near the post office]. • Herbs, grains, cereals, tea, and wide

selection of natural foods. VSN (10) • PV, Constitucion 204, Emiliano Zapata. • Vitamins, supplements & beauty needs. • Tel. (322) 223-0090

Hoses

Aeroquip Rodriguez (9) • PV, Colombia 1320 [One block south of San Salvador]. • Stock & custom made pressure hoses. Automotriz y Ferreteria de Puerto Vallarta (9) Alejandro Grijalva Campa, PV, Colombia 1338 [Corner of San Salvador]. • Gaskets, hose by the meter, automotive parts. Ferretería Zaragoza (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta Area, Fco. Medina Ascencio 2926 [Across the highway from the whale sculpture and Plaza Neptuno]. • Largest marine supply store in PV. Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 226-3232, info@ zaragoza.com.mx, www.zaragoza.com.mx Hules Automotrices “Vallarta” Soportes y Mangueras (9-east) • PV, Las Americas 696 [Off the Libramiento]. • Large selection of rubber products and hoses. Daily 9 am - 7 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-8083 Mangueras y Conexiones (9) • Jose L. Cabrera, PV, San Salvador 217 [Near 5 de Diciembre]. • Hydraulic hoses and fittings, Parker products. Limited English spoken. Todo Para el Plomero (7) • PV, Colosio 218 [Just south of Fco. Villa and Libramiento]. • Great selection of plumbing parts and supplies. • Tel. (322) 223-0211

InsuranceS

Mariners Insurance (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta, Fco. Medina Ascencio 2902 [Across from Collage]. • Quality insurance available in Mexico, providing insurance coverage for autos, homes and boats. • Tel. 322-297-6440 (Mex) 1-949-274-4111 (USA). 206 Riverside Ave. Suite A, Newport Beach, CA. 92663 • Tel. 1-800-992-4443, 949-642-5174

Internet Cafes

Margaritas (1) • Hector Lopez, Punta de Mita, El Anclote. • Restaurant and bar on the beach and home to Lattitude 38’s Punta Mita Yacht and Surf Club. 1 - 9 pm. • Tel. (329) 291-5107 Paradise Village Plaza (4) • Nuevo Vallarta [Several establishments].

Philo’s Bar and Restaurant (2) • La Cruz, Delfin 15. • Tel. (329) 295-5068 The Coffee Cup (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [Near Las Palomas Doradas restaurant]. • Espresso coffee drinks and coffee supplies. Internet and longdistance telephone service. Daily 5 am - 10 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-2517

Laundry/Dry Clearing/

La Cruz (2) • La Cruz [Jorge’s up at the La Puntilla Tiendas on highway].

Marina Vallarta (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [Several

locations].

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

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RESOURCE GUIDE

La Abejita de Bucerias (3) • Bucerias [On south

Paradise Village (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Plaza. Wal-Mart (7) • PV Cruise Ship Terminal Area [Inside Wal-Mart left entrance].

Lighting/Lightbulbs

Competidor Electrico (7) • PV, Fco. 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) 2980248, 298-1040 Electrica Badeba (3) • Bucerias, Heroes de Nacozari 114-A [On main lateral near car wash]. • Electrical supplies and lighting. • Tel. (329) 298-1426 Iluminacion de Vallarta (10) • Luz Maria Rodriguez Camacho, PV, Aquiles Serdan 279, Emiliano Zapata [Behind Rizo’s]. • Great selection of light bulbs, 12V and long-lasting types. • Tel. (322) 222-4521 Marine Vallarta • PV, Pinos 111, Los Sauces. • Specialized in AC and DC electrical systems. Switches and 12V fluoresent lighting fixtures and bulbs. • www.marinevallarta.com, Cel. 044322-1827-524

Locks/Locksmiths

Cerrajeria Brandons (3) • Bucerias [On highway at second light across from Famar’s restaurant]. • Keys, locks, locksmith. Chapas y Cerraduras de Vallarta (7) • PV, Fco. Villa 653. • Tel. (322) 224-1144 La Cruz (2) • Alejandro (Alex), La Cruz, Huachinango 37. • Master locksmith. Mobile service. • Tel. (329) 295-5041

Lodging

Casa Tranquila (3) • Bucerias, Morelos 7-A. • Economical one-bedroom apartments in a garden setting around a pool in Bucerias. • Tel. (329) 298-1767, casatranquila@gmail.com, www. casatranquila-bucerias.com La Cruz Inn Bungalows (2) • La Cruz, Marlin 36. • A cool and comfortable garden paradise. • Tel. (329) 295-5849, USA (707) 202-4693, www.lacruzinn.com Los Arroyos Verdes • Estaciones 1099 Ote. • Spa services, temascal, restaurants and short- and long-term rentals. Enjoy Sunday pool day and lunch. • Tel. (329) 298-6312, rentas@losarroyosverdes.com • www. losarroyosverdes.com

Machine Shops, Props, Shafts, Etc.

Rectificaciones y Refacciones Oscar (7) • Oscar Gutierrez, PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Medina Ascencio 1738, Olimpica [Across from the Sheraton]. • Engine rebuilds. • Tel. (322) 222-1423 Soldadura Especial y Fabricaciones de Piezas de Acero Inoxidable (6-south) • Ruben Palomera, PV Bull Ring Area, Politecnico 84 [Across the street from the bullring – look for the gigantic stainless steel door]. • Design, fabrication, welding, machine shop. Rated 5-star. Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-3256

Taller de Torno Gonzalez (7) • Hilario Gonzalez, PV, Berlin 129, La Vena. • Excellent engine and machining services. Mon - Fri 8 am - 6:30 pm, Sat 8 am - 1 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-0784

Mail/Shipping Services

Boat Parts EDITOR’S NOTE: To avoid 38 percent 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 harbor masters, Paperman or Vilma for forms and customs clearance process (see Documentation category). Also see Southport Marine listing in this section. Commercial Delivery Services • DHL, Federal Express, Airborne Express and other commercial mail services need to be addressed directly to the habor master’s office with your name, vessel name, C/O harbor master (appropriate to location) or your local address or direct the shipment be held at the local office for your personal pickup. DHL #1 (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Medina Ascencio 1046, Olimpica [Across from Mega Comercial near Sheraton]. • Next-day air, reliable. Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 1 pm. • Toll-free 01 (800) 765-6345, Tel. (322) 222-4620, www.dhl.com.mx VALLARTA nautica 2012 | 57


RESOURCE GUIDE

DHL #2 (6) • PV Plaza Marina. • Tel. (322) 221-0838 Federal Express (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, 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 Jimmy Dixon Shipping (USA) • Jimmy Dixon, 2907 Shelter Island Drive, Suite 105-265, San Diego, CA 92106. • Excellent service. Fast and reliable. • Tel. (619) 851-8260 Jorge’s Gallery (3) • Bucerias, Lazaro Cardenas 39. • UPS service. Items left for shipping before noon will arrive in the USA or Canada within two days. Mail Boxes, Etc. (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Medina Ascencio 2180 [Building in front of Plaza Caracol / Soriana]. • UPS, DHL, Estafeta, priority mail. Packaging and shipping. • Tel. (322) 2249432, 224-9434, Fax (322) 224-9433 Office Depot (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Medina Ascencio [Across from HSBC Bank]. • DHL agent. Allaround business center and office supply store. Paperman (7) • VHF 16 • Juan Arias, PV Cruise Ship Terminal Area, Plaza Marsol L-D [Next to cruise ship terminal across street from port captain’s office west end upstairs].

• 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, arias@pvnet.com.mx Redpack (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Medina Ascencio 1680 [On main road into town past Plaza Caracol]. • UPS international only. Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-2795 Servicio Postal Mexicano (MexPost) (9) • PV, Colombia [Between Venezuela & Argentina on north side]. • 9 am - 4 pm. Southport Marine (USA) • Carlos Castro, 1480 Frontage Rd. Chula Vista, CA 91911. • Marine accessories, parts and supplies, specializing in exporting to Mexico. • Tel. (619) 425-7330, (619) 571-0700, Fax (619) 425-7330, carlos.castro@ southportmarine.net Todo de Carton (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 326, Emiliano Zapata. • Everything cardboard. Packing materials & services (no shipping). Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-0397 US & Canada Mail • Flat mail pick-up points include Marina Vallarta harbor master office, Paradise Village harbor master office, Vallarta Yacht Club and Casa Lori’s next to Philo’s in La Cruz. Please make sure mail for pick-up has appropriate US & Can. postage.

Marinas - Local - Banderas Bay

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 Marina Riviera Nayarit (2) • Ch 16 • La Cruz. • New marina now open. Nearly 400 slips, yacht club, restaurant, bar, fuel dock and haul-out facilities. • Tel. (329) 295-5526 x102 or 104, info@marinarivieranayarit.com, www. marinarivieranayarit.com 58 | VALLARTA nautica 2012

Marina Vallarta (6) • Ch 16 • PV, Marina Vallarta, Condominios Puesta del Sol, Local 3B [Across from “D” Dock]. • 352 slips from 31 feet to over 100 feet. • Tel. (322) 221-0275, Fax (322) 2210722, marvta@prodigy.net.mx, Latitude: Puerto Vallarta Channel Entrance: 20°39N 105°15W Paradise Village Marina (4) • Ch 16 • Nuevo Vallarta. • Harbormaster Dick Markie. 5-star resort marina with nearly 200 slips accommodating vessels from 26 up to 225 feet. Electricity, potable water, TV, fire protection, 24-hr security. Resort, restaurants, swimming pools, spa, golf course, yacht club, shopping center and more. Depth at the entrance maintained at 12 ft. and 15 ft. throughout the marina. • Tel. & Fax (322) 226-6728, marina@paradisevillagegroup.com, www.paradisevillage.com, GPS coordinates: 105°17.9W 20°41.2N

Marinas - Other Mexico

Acapulco, Club de Yates • Ch 16 • Jose Marquez • Tel. (744) 482-3859, Fax (744) 482-3836, cyates@ acapulco.com, 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 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 Ensenada, Marina Baja Naval • Ch 16 • Diego Fernandez. • Tel. (617) 774-0020, Fax (617) 774-0028, Latitude: Ensenada Breakwater Entrance: 31°50N 116°38W Ensenada, Marina Coral Ensenada • Ch 16 • Darnulfo Espinoza. • Tel. (617) 775-0000, Fax (617) 775-0058, Latitude: Ensenada Breakwater Entrance: 31°50N 116°38W Huatulco, Marina Darsena Santa Cruz • Ch 16 • Luis Alberto Alpecar. • Tel. (958) 5870856, Fax (958) 587-0598, Latitude: Huatulco Approach: 15°45N 096°07W Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Marina Ixtapa • Elsa Zuñiga. • Tel. (755) 553-2180, ezuniga@ marinaixtapa.com, Latitude: Ixtapa Marina Breakwater Entrance: 17°40N 101°37W; Zihuantanejo Anchorage: 17°38N 101°33W La Paz, Marina Costa Baja • Gabriel Ley. • Tel. (612) 121-6225, gley@BellPortGroup.com La Paz, Marina de La Paz • Ch 16 • Mary Shroyer. • Tel. (612) 122-1646, Fax (612) 1255900, 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, (612) 121-6338, Fax (612) 121-6142, 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, santacruz1@prodigy.net.mx, Latitude: La Paz Channel Entrance: 24°13N 110°18W Manzanillo, Marina Las Hadas • Ch 16 • Tel. (314) 331-0114, 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, 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, marinaz@ sin1.telmex.net.mx, Latitude: Mazatlan Marinas Channel Entrance: 23°16N 106°28W Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point, Marina Peñasco • Janet Lucero. • Tel. (638) 383-5777, Fax (638) 383-5781, freyes@infotech.net.mx San Carlos, Marina San Carlos • Heidi & Ed Grossman. • Tel. (622) 226-1230, (622) 226-1202, Fax (622) 226-0565, heidi@marinasancarlos. com, www.marinasancarlos.com, Latitude: Bahia San Carlos Entrance: 27°56N 111°03W San Carlos, Marina Seca (Dry Storage) • Heidi & Ed Grossman. • Tel. (622) 2261061, Tel. (622) 226-1062, Fax (622) 226-1046, marinaseca@marinasancarlos.com, www. marinasancarlos.com, Latitude: Bahia San Carlos Entrance: 27°56N 111°03W Zihuatanejo, Marina Puerto Mio • Tel. (755) 5542748, Fax (755) 554-3745, Latitude: Zihuantanejo Anchorage: 17°38N 101°33W

Massage and Fitness

Joanne at Casa Tranquila (3) • Bucerias, Morelos 7-A. • Massage service in your home, condo or boat. • Tel. (329) 298-1767, casatranquila@gmail. com, www.casatranquila-bucerias.com Los Arroyos Verdes • Estaciones 1099 Ote. • Spa services, temascal, restaurants, and short- and long-term rentals. Enjoy Sunday pool day and lunch. • Tel. (329) 298-6312, rentas@losarroyosverdes.com • www. losarroyosverdes.com Marcelo Mico (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta, Marina del Rey Locals 32A & 32B [Between “I” and “J” Docks]. • Pilates. Excellent instructor and good prices. • Cel. 044-322-127-9102

Paint, Fiberglass & Varnish

David Barba (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta area. • Outstanding paint & fiberglass work. • Cel. 044-322-234-3190, 044-322-151-0166, Tel. (322) 209-1500 (Home after 6 pm) Gabriel (Cien) Cienfuegos (2) • La Cruz, Huachinango 40. • Fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, construction and repairs. English spoken. • Tel. (329) 295-5205 Mexican Riviera Yacht Sales & Services (4/6) • Ch 22 • Greg Emery, Scott Power, PV, Marina Vallarta. • Yacht sales, maintenance, management and repairs. Fiberglass. Northern Lights distributor. • Cel. 044-322-306-0031 Greg Emery, Cel. 044-322-156-3514 Scott Power, rivierayachts@hotmail.com, http:// mx.geocities.com/rivierayachtsales Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


Picture Frames

GMC Frame Shop (7) • Memo Macedo, PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Villa 305. • English spoken. Great prices and service. • Tel. (322) 223-2046

Plumbing

Aldo (5) • Las Juntas, Venustiano Carranza 200. • Great source for tools, materials, plumbing, electrical and misc. supplies. Open Sundays. Mon - Sat 8 am - 7:30 pm, Sun. 9 am - 1 pm. • Tel. (322) 290-0528 Amutio #1 (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Liverpool 151, Diaz Ordaz [Across the highway from Office Depot]. • Good source for plumbing supplies and hard-tofind fresh-water filters. • Tel. (322) 224-3188 Amutio #2 (5) • Las Juntas, 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 freshwater filters. • Tel. (329) 296-5733, 296-5734 Jose Luis Temores (3) • Bucerias. • Mobile service plumber and electrician. • Tel. (329) 2981977, Cel. 044-322-889-9161 Manuel Cisneros Godinez (6) •PV. • Repairs and installs boilers, stoves and water pumps. General plumbing. • Cel. 044-322-107-7457 Puritronic (9) • PV, Brasilia 272, 5 de Diciembre [Faces south end of sports stadium running track]. • Fabricators and distributors of water filters and filtration systems including ozone, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet, and demineralizers. Replacement filters for all systems. • Tollfree 01 (800) 640-0329, Tel. (322) 222-9280, puritron@puritronic.com.mx Todo Para El Plomero (7) • PV [Corner of Libramiento and Fco. Villa]. • Large plumbing supply store including hard-to-find fittings for propane systems.

Propane

Asadores de Vallarta (6) • PV Plaza Marina, Local G-22 [Across from American School]. • Weber barbecue dealer. Barbecue bottled gas of all sizes • Tel. (322) 221-2900, pvbbq@prodigy.net.mx Casa Lori (2) • Ch 22 • La Cruz [Next to Philo`s]. • Weekly propane runs for boats anchored in La Cruz. Ixtapa Propane Farm (5) • Las Juntas road to Ixtapa [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) • PV, Peru 1333, 5 de Diciembre [Around the corner from PEMEX]. • Propane equipment, regulators, repairs, extensive inventory of stainless and brass fittings and hoses. Mon - Sat 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-3575 Paradise Village Harbormaster (4) • Ch 16 • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Marina guests - deliver tanks to be filled to the office by 10 am Wednesdays. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club (6/7) •PV Cruise Ship Terminal Area [Across from cruise ship terminal and PV port captain’s office]. • Small bottled propane for grills and lanterns.

Refrigeration

Climas (6) • Roberto Ramirez Lopez, PV, Marina Vallarta Area, Fco. Medina Ascencio 3566 [South and across the road from Plaza Neptuno and Isla Iguana]. •

Air conditioning systems and refrigeration parts and supplies for cars and boats. Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-2020, 209-1591 Fresco (Don) (4) • Ch 22 • Jarretaderas. • Refrigeration. Mobile service. • Tel. (322) 2971684 Geisha (Scott) (4) • Nuevo Vallarta. • Refrigeration specialist. Local Domita dealer. Mon - Fri. • Cel. 044-322-156-3514 IMCOSA (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Villa 880, Gaviotas [Near Conalep]. • Refrigeration parts and supplies. • Tel. (322) 293 6823 REACSA (9-east) • PV, Prolongacion Bolivia 1833 [South of Fco. Villa off Libramiento]. • Bulk sale of refrigerants. • Tel. (322) 222-1324 Servicio de refrigeracion y aire acondicionado (9) • Feliciano Diaz Santana, PV, Belice 1414, 5 de Diciembre. • Refrigeration and air conditioning service. • Tel. (322) 222-0337, Cel. 044-322-294-0327, Fax (322) 222-0337, felicianodiaz@yahoo.com

Religious Services

First Baptist Church (9) • PV, Av. Mexico [Next to Plaza Hidalgo]. • Sunday non-denominational

service in English at 9:45 am. Paradise Village Plaza (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Plaza [Convention Center]. • Sunday nondenominational service in English at 10:30 am.

Restaurants - Cruiser Favorites

Barcelona Tapas (9) • PV, Matamoros & 31 de Octubre. • Fabulous Spanish cuisine with expansive views overlooking downtown and the bay. Daily 12 pm - 11:30 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-0510, www.barcelonatapas.net Black Forest (2) • La Cruz, Marlin 16. • Delicious German delicacies in an intimate courtyard atmosphere. Mon - Fri 11 am - 10 pm, Sun 5 - 10 pm. • Tel. (329) 295-5203, reservations@ blackforestpv.com, www.blackforestpv.com Britannia (2) • La Cruz, Coral 65. • British pubstyle atmosphere. Wonderful fish and chips. • Tel. (329) 295-5740 Café de Olla (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 168, Emiliano Zapata. • Great Mexican cuisine and “tamales to die for.” • Tel. (322) 223-1626 Canton Es (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Plaza Parabien [In the plaza at north entrance to Nuevo Vallarta]. • Chinese cuisine and home delivery! • Tel. (322) 297-7565 Columba’s (2) • La Cruz, Marlin 14. • 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) • PV, 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. • Tel. (322) 2220566, daiquiridicks@mail.com, www.ddpv.com

Dugarel Restaurant Bar (3) • Bucerias [Pacifico at north end of restaurant row]. • Great seafood. •

Tel. (329) 298-1757 El Coleguita (5-East) • Ixtapa [Ixtapa on left about a mile past the propane area]. • Great seafood feasts. Very reasonable, Daytime service only, get there before 2 pm. El Coral - Las Animas • Las Animas Beach. • A boater’s favorite. Palapa restaurant and bar on the beach, accesible by boat only. • Tel. (322) 2224261, Cel. 044-322-306-0866, 044-322-289-4485 El Dorado Restaurant & Bar (1) • Punta de Mita, El Anclote. • Longtime favorite beachfront seafood. Also offers ocean tours. Daily 9:30 am 9:30 pm. • Tel. (329) 291-6296, 291-6297 El Faro’s (4-east) • Ch 22 • Jarretaderas. • Inexpensive, delicious Mexican cuisine. Great chili rellenos on Tuesday nights. Energy Cafe & Juice Bar (2) • La Cruz, La Puntilla Tiendas [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 longtime 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) • Nuevo Vallarta [One mile northwest of Paradise Village]. • Mexican dishes and margaritas at great prices in a tropical atmosphere on the canal. Famar’s (3) • Bucerias [On the highway]. • American and Mexican cuisine. Fabulous giant hamburgers, wonderful omelettes (with hashbrowns!), great food, English spoken. Closed Sundays. Federico’s Estudio Cafe (4) • Nuevo Vallarta Marina [At the top of “E” Dock, Marina Nuevo Vallarta]. • Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 8:30 am - 8:30 pm, Sundays 8:30 am - 11 am. • Tel. (322) 297-0820 Frascati Ristorante (2) • La Cruz, Langosta 10 [corner of Coral]. Gourmet Italian selection. Pizza, pasta and grill. • Tel. (329) 295-6185, info@ frascativallarta.com, www.frascativallarta.com Hacienda Alemana (10) • PV, Basilio Badillo 378, Emiliano Zapata. • Authentic Bavarian dishes prepared in a garden atmosphere. • Tel. (322) 2222071 Hikuri-Salsa Mora Cafe Arte (2) • La Cruz, Coral 66 [Across the street from Britannia in Wayland and Aruna’s Huichol Indian workshop courtyard]. • Tel. (329) 295-5071

Kaiser Maximilian (10) • PV, Olas Altas 380-B, Emiliano Zapata. • Elegant cuisine, coffees and desserts in a romantic sidewalk café atmosphere. Restaurant noon - 11 pm. Closed Sunday. Espresso Bar 8 am - midnight. • Tel. (322) 223-0760 (Espresso Bar), 222-5058, www.kaisermaximilian.com La Glorieta Cafe (2) • La Cruz, Coral & Langostino [At the glorieta]. • Fresh seafood specialties. VALLARTA nautica 2012 | 59

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Numerous Paint Stores (7) • PV, Vicinity of Fco. Villa & Libramiento. 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. Mon - Sat 9 am - 8 pm. • Tel. (329) 298-1260


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La Laguna Tino’s (4) • Nuevo Vallarta [South entrance to Nuevo Vallarta on the south side past the golf course]. • Wonderful platters of seafood

overlooking a lily-covered lagoon. • Tel. (322) 297-0221 La Palapa (10) • PV, Pulpito 103, Emiliano Zapata [On the beach at Playa Los Muertos]. • Great food, ambiance and music. Daily 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-5225, info@ lapalapapv.com, www.lapalapapv.com Las Carmelitas • Camino a la Aguacatera Km. 1.2 [Above the big tunnel in PV on the Libramiento]. • Ranchstyle restaurant. • www.lascarmelitas.com Le Bistro (10-east) • PV, 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 Le Fort Ecole de Cuisine (3) • Bucerias, Lazaro Cardenas 71. • A memorable evening of French dining. Fine wines, gourmet food, wonderful desserts and entertainment by chef Gilles. Reservations required. • Tel. (329) 298-1532 Le Kliff (10-South) • PV South, Carr. 200 Sur Km 17.5 [On the cliff just before Boca de Tomatlan]. • Spectacular scenic location to view the bay and sunsets. Noon - 11 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-0975, (322) 228-0666, reserva@lekliff.com, www.lekliff.com Los Arroyos Verdes • Estaciones 1099 Ote. • Spa services, temascal, restaurants, and short- and long-term rentals. Enjoy Sunday pool day and lunch. • Tel. (329) 298-6312, rentas@losarroyosverdes.com • www. losarroyosverdes.com Margaritas (1) • Hector Lopez, Punta de Mita, El Anclote 14. • Restaurant and bar on the beach and home to Lattitude 38’s Punta Mita Yacht and Surf Club. Open 12 - 10 pm. • Tel. (329) 291-5107 Maria’s Taco Stand (4-east) • Jarrretaderas [Northeast corner at town square]. • Tasty pork and beef barbecue tacos with all the fixin’s. Inexpensive and delicious. Open nightly 5 to 10 pm. Mariscos Tino’s (1) • Punta de Mita, 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. Mark’s (3) • Bucerias, Lazaro Cardenas 56 [One block off the beach]. • Contemporary fine dining from Italy, Asia and India. 5-11 pm. • Tel. (329) 298-0303 Mauricio’s (5) • Las Juntas [Turnoff north of the airport, half mile on the right]. • Open-air restaurant with great seafood and barbecue. Mezzogiorno (3) • Bucerias, Av. del Pacifico 33. • The best Italian in a beautiful waterfront setting. Voted Best North Shore and Best New Restaurant in Readers’ Choice 2007 and Best Riviera Nayarit in 2009. Daily 6 pm-11 pm. • Tel. (329) 298-0350, mezzogiornopv@aol.com, www.mezzogiorno.com Naturalmente (9) • PV, Colombia 1245 [Just east of PEMEX]. • Nice restaurant with wide selection of vegetarian dishes. Extremely reasonable prices. Ocho Tostadas (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [Next to Collage]. • Locals’ favorite, serving sumptuous seafood and shrimp cocktails and ceviche. Daytime only. 60 | VALLARTA nautica 2012

Outback Steakhouse (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Medina Ascencio 4690 [In front of Hyde]. • Great food and atmosphere at this well-known restaurant chain. • Tel. (322) 225-4906, 2254908, 225-4911 Paraiso Escondido (2-South) • La Cruz next to Vallarta Gardens [A little hidden paradise between El Tizate and La Cruz on the beach down the little dirt road next to La Puntilla and Vallarta Gardens]. • Wonderful

seafood entrees overlooking the bay. Open daily. Philo’s Bar & Restaurant (2) • Ch 22 • La Cruz, Delfin 15. • Music studio, bar and grill, featuring great music by Philo Hayward and guest musicians. Great pizza and Mexican dishes. Live music entertainment starting at 8 pm. Open 9 am. • Tel. (329) 295-5068 Pipis (9) • PV, Guadalupe Sanchez 804 [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! 11 am - 11 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-2767 Red Cabbage (10-east) • PV South, Rivera del Rio 204-A [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 Rincón de Buenos Aires (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Boulevard Nayarit 250 [At the entrance to El Tigre Golf Course]. • Nice Argentinian steak house. Fine cuts of beef, poultry, pastas and seafood. Closed Mondays. • Tel. (322) 297-4950 Sandrina’s Restaurante (3) • Bucerias, Lazaro Cardenas 33. • Mediterranean and Greek specialties served in a magical garden courtyard. 3 pm - 10:30 pm. Closed Tuesdays. • Tel. (329) 298-0273, sandrina@sandrinas.com Tacos In The Street (2) • La Cruz, Huachinango 9. • Jorge’s fabulous carne asada tacos and quesadillas in the street. Weekends only. Sat & Sun 6 pm. - midnight. Tapas del Mundo (3) • Bucerias, Mexico & Hidalgo. • Intimate, stylish dining with unusal fare from around the world. • Tel. (329) 298-1194 The Deli (10) • PV, Olas Altas 314. • Delicious bagels, sandwiches and cookies. Take-home dinners and gift baskets. • Tel. (322) 222-0566, www.thedelipv.com The River Cafe (10) • PV, Isla Rio Cuale Local 4. • Upscale international cuisine accompanied by live jazz. 9 am - 11:30 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-0788, rivercare@rivercafe. com.mx, www.rivercafe.com.mx Trio Cafe (9) • PV, Guerrero 264. Gourmet Meditterranean cuisine. Dinner only, 6 -11:30 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-2196 Tsunami (7/10) • PV, Hotel Zone, Plaza Las Glorias Local 32-A (322) 224-0105 & South Side, Olas Altas 414, Emiliano Zapata (322) 224-0686 • Japanese specialties and fresh sushi. Daily 2 pm - 11 pm. Vallarta Yacht Club (4) • Ch 63 • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village [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

Victor’s Place, Cafe Tacuba (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [At the head of “A” and “B” Docks]. • Great seafood and drinks at reasonable prices. Breakfast all day. A cruisers’ favorite! • Tel. (322) 221-2808 Vista Grill (9) • PV, Pulpito 377. • Mountainside terrace dining with stunning vistas of Puerto Vallarta, the bay and mountains. Daily 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-3570, www.vistagrill.com

Sailing

Charter Dreams (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta. • Tel. (322) 221-0690 Vallarta Adventures (4) • Nuevo Vallarta. • Tel. (322) 297-1212, info@vallarta-adventures.com, www.vallarta-adventures.com Vallarta Explorer (4) • Capt. Robert Krupps, Nuevo Vallarta. • Full-day, half-day and sunset sail charters. Learn-to-sail ASA certification courses. • Cel. 044322-779-7526, captainrobert@vallartaexplorer. com, www.vallartaexplorer.com Vallarta Sailing Charters (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta. • Tel. (322) 221-2244 Vallarta Yacht Club (4) • Ch 63 • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village next to the mall]. • Tel. (322) 297-2222

Sailing Schools

J/World (4) • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina]. • Learn to sail. Beginner, intermediate,

advanced and bareboat programs. • Toll-free 01 (800) 910-1101, Tel. (322) 226-6767, info@sailingjworld.com, www.sailing-jworld.com Junior Sailing Program at Vallarta Yacht Club (4) • Nuevo Vallarta [Paradise Village Marina]. • Children’s sailing lessons. • Tel. (322) 297-2222, www.vallartayachtclub.com Learn to Sail (2) • La Cruz, Marina Riviera Nayarit. • Crusing, racing, family sailing, performance sailing and windsurfing. • Cel. 044 322-135-9791, joaquin@ideacero.com.mx Vallarta Explorer (4) • Capt. Robert Krupps, Nuevo Vallarta, Marina Vallarta. • Full-day, half-day and sunset sail charters. Learn-tosail ASA certification courses. • Cel. 044-322779-7526, captainrobert@vallartaexplorer. com, www.vallartaexplorer.com

Sails, Rigging & Repair

PV Sailing (2) • Ch 68 • La Cruz, Pampano 17. 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 Paradise Village. Contact the loft for instructions. • Tel. (329) 295-6004, Skype-PVSAILING, pvsailing@yahoo.com SYS – Servin Yacht Services and Marine Parts (4/6) • Ch 22 • Paseo de los Cocoteros 001 Local 10B [Near Paradise Village harbor master’s office]. • Electrical, electronics, plumbing, rigging, systems checks, installation, repairs and full yacht commissioning. 20 years’ US experience. • Cel. 044 (322) 134-7982, Tel. (322) 297-5960

Salons

Claudia Peluqueria Unisex (10) • PV, Fco. Madero 323, Emiliano Zapata [Just a few blocks from Rizo’s]. • Great haircuts and great prices. Visit: www.vallartanautica.com


Schools

Colegio Americano, American High School (6) PV, Plaza Marina, Carr. 200 Norte Km. 7.6 [Behind Plaza Marina]. • Tel. (322) 221-1525 Colegio Americano, Primary School (6) • PV, Plaza Marina, Carr. 200 Norte Km. 7.6 [Behind Plaza Marina]. • American primary grades • Tel. (322) 221-1525 Colegio Britanico Americano; British/American School (7) • PV, Pavo Real 171, Las Aralias [Near Pitillal]. • Tel. (322) 224-5614 Philo’s Community School (2) • Ch 22 • La Cruz, Delfin 15. • 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, PV, Centro. • A partnership of Americans and Canadians to support this school for higher education with emphasis on values and leadership. • mach1@prodigy.net.mx, DavidBender, dbender@prodigy.net.mx

SCUBA Diving & Snorkeling

Chico’s Dive Shops (4/6) • PV, Marina Vallarta & Nuevo Vallarta Paradise Village. • Tel. (322) 225-6089 Pacific Scuba Dive Center (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Medina A. 2486 [Across from the Krystal hotel. Choice of PADI certifications]. • Tel. (322) 209-0364, scuba@pvnet.com.mx, www.pacificscuba. com.mx Twin Dolphins (Delfines Gemelos) Dive Center (6/7) • Giovanni B. Macedo, PV, 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, tdscuba@twindolphinspv.com, www. twindolphinspv.com Vallarta Adventures (4) • Tel. (322) 297-1212, www.vallarta-adventures.com Visit: www.vallartanautica.com

Sewing & Embroidery

Casa Lori (2) • Ch 22 • La Cruz, Delfin 13 [Next to Philo’s]. • Computerized logo embroidery: hats, polo shirts, t-shirts. • Tel. (329) 295-5206 Fresco (4) • Ch 22 • Pat May, Jarretaderas. • Professional machine embroidery and logo design. Polo and t-shirts available. • Tel. (322) 297-1684 Jarretaderas (4) • Ch 22 • Pat May, Jarretaderas. • Many home seamstresses available in Jarretaderas for clothing design and repair. Replicate a favorite garment. • Tel. (322) 297-1684 Martinizing (6) • PV Plaza Marina, Local G-1 [Exterior, across from American School]. • Alterations, laundry and dry cleaning facilities. • Tel. (322) 221-0970

Sewing Machine Parts and Service

Amigos (9) • Francisco Octavio Davalos Villanueva, PV, Mexico 1284 [Half block north of downtown]. • Reliable repair of all machines. Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-1652 Fernando Davalos (9) • PV, Juarez 820. • Singer repair center. Mon - Fri 10 am - 2 pm & 5 pm - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. • Tel. (322) 222-1062

Signs (Rotulos) & Printing

Cesar Perez Perez (9) • PV, Ecuador 874. • Nice work. Efficient, prompt, reasonable prices. • Tel. (322) 222-6329, Cel. 044-322-2277638, cesaribarr@hotmail.com

Silk Screening

Hikuri (2) • Aruna & Wayland, La Cruz, Coral 66. • Beautiful silk screening work, up to 10 colors. Also Huichol Indian workshops, gallery and cafe. • Tel. (329) 295-5071, 295-5367, camisetar@prodigy.net.mx, www.hikuri.com

Solar Panels

Motores Johnson de Vallarta (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [Near the boat ramp]. • Golf cart batteries, marine batteries, chargers, regulators, solar panels. Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 221-0378 Vallarta Yachts Sales & Service (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Nick Rau, Jorge Servin, Elizabeth Shanahan. Dealers for Back Cove & Sabre Yachts, pre-owned boat brokerage. Full services for power & sail boats. • Chandelery Yacht sales Tel. (322) 297-2249, Toll-free US/CAN (866) 578-2636, Service & Chandlery Tel. (332) 134-7982, 134-7397, nick@vallartayachts.net, www.vallartayachts.net

Spanish Instruction

Philo’s Bar and Restaurant (2) • Ch 22 • La Cruz. • Free Spanish classes Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check schedule. • Tel. (329) 295-5068 Spanish Experience Center (9) • PV, Republica de Chile 182, 5 de Diciembre [Near Ley supermarket]. • Offering six levels of instruction, half-or fullday sessions, five per class, four wks per session, private tutoring available. 8 am - 6 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-5864, info@spanishexperiencecenter.com, www.spanishexperiencecenter.com

Stainless Steel & Welding

Equinox Industrial (7) • Rodolfo Maldonado, PV, Americus 108 [Just east of Fco. Villa]. • Fabrication welding.

Ferretería Zaragoza (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta Area, Fco. Medina Ascencio 2926 [Across

the highway from the whale sculpture and Plaza Neptuno]. • Largest marine supply store in PV.

Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 226-3232, info@zaragoza. com.mx, www.zaragoza.com.mx Gabriel (Cien) Cienfuegos (2) •La Cruz, Huachinango 40. • Fiberglass, stainless steel, welding, construction and repairs. English spoken. • Tel. (329) 295-5205 J. Carlos Avila (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta, Condominio Puesta del Sol Local 9-A [In front of “D” Dock]. • Tel. (322) 221-0352 La Casa del Tornillo (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Fco. Villa 1784 [3 blocks off Libramiento]. • Stainless nuts and bolts. Maquinox Industrial (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Peru 1121, 5 de Diciembre [Behind Ley supermarket]. • Stainless steel products, tubing, pipe, plate, etc. • Tel. (322) 223-3087, 223-3756 Ricardo Madrigal (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta area, Opequimar Boat Yard. • Mobile service to your business, home or boat. Soldadura Especial y Fabricantes de Piezas de Acero Inoxidable (6-South) • Ruben Palomera, PV Bullring Area, Politecnico 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) • Cristian Gonzalez, PV, Berlin 129, La Vena. • Excellent engine and machining services. Mon-Fri 8 am - 6:30 pm, Sat 8 am - 1 pm. • Tel. (322) 224-0784 Tornillos y Complementos (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Sierrra Pirineos 182 [One block south of Libramiento just off Fco. Villa]. • Stainless nuts and bolts. Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm. • Tel. (322) 223-1959 Tornillos y tornillos (7) • PV, Fco. Villa 354-A. • More stainless nuts and bolts.

Storage

Vallarta Self-Storage (5) • Mezcales, Plaza del Faro [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

Surfing, Kite Surfing & PADDLESUrfng

Accion Tropical Surf Shops (1/2) • Punta de Mita & La Cruz [Av. El Anclote Local 1, Punta de Mita and Longosta 3 in 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, 291-6633 (Punta de Mita), acciontropical@hotmail.com, www. acciontropical.com Captain Pablo • Paul & Patty Southworth, Sayulita [On the beach]. • Sur fing, sur f lessons, fishing, and snorkeling. Beachfront restaurant and bungalow rentals, too. • pandpsouthworth@hotmail.com Coral Reef Surf Shop (3) • Bucerias, Heroes de Nacozari No.114-F [Across the highway from Famar’s and next to the car wash]. • Complete surf shop. Board and equipment rentals, sales and VALLARTA nautica 2012 | 61

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Daniel Rangle Hair Salon (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta [Inside Plaza Marina at entrance to Comercial Mexicana]. • Tel. (322) 221-0696 Elba (10) • PV, Marina Vallarta, Condo Palma Local 3. • Great cuts, facials, pedicures & manicures. Full-service salon. • Tel. (322) 209-0067 Elle Salon (10) • Raquel, PV, Rodolfo Gomez 138, Emiliano Zapata. • Tel. (322) 223-2760 Elle Salon Marriott (6) • Manuel, PV, Marina Vallarta area, Marriott Casa Magna Hotel. • Tel. (322) 226-0000 (Ask for the salon.) Estetica Carlos Coiffures (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Plaza Las Glorias, Villas Vallarta Local A8 [Just past Plaza Genovesa across from Tsunami Sushi]. • Tel. (322) 224-8044 Salon Diva (6) • Ch 22 • Gina Gambrossi, PV Plaza Marina, Local G17 [North side across from the American School]. • American cuts, custom coloring, nail art, permanent make-up. Tanning beds. • Tel. (322) 209-1249


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repair, surf wear, supplies and accessories. Beginner to advanced surf lessons. Mon-Sat 9 am-7 pm • Tel. (329) 298-0261 Duende Surf Sayulita • David M. Almeida, Sayulita [On beach at the break]. • Surf instruction, equipment rental, beach shade. Great customer care and service. www.duendesurfsayulita.com Pacific Paddle Surf • Banderas Bay’s premier stand-up paddle surf center, instruction and paddle surf safaris. • Tel. (322) 123-3034, afiner@mac.com, www.pacificpaddle.net

Theaters

Cinemark Plaza Caracol (7) • PV, Hotel Zone, Plaza Caracol [Behind Soriana supermarket]. • Tel. (322) 224-8927, 224-8995, www.cinemark.com.mx Cinepolis Multitheaters (8) • Pitillal, Fco. Villa 1642A [Next to Soriana supermarket]. • Tel. (322) 293-6763, www.cinepolis.com.mx MM Cinemas (6) • PV, Hotel Zone, Galerias Vallarta • Tel.(322) 221-0095, www.mmcinemas.com

Tours/Travel/Chauffer Service

Bora Bora Cruises (7) • Tel. (322) 222-4116 Calypso • Capt. Ariel Rosen. Sport fishing, snorkeling, surfing tours & whale watching. • Tel. (322) 222-5049, ariel_rosen89@hotmail.com Charter Dreams (6) • Ed & Kim Moore, PV, 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) 221-0690, 221-2522, USA (210) 587-7952, www.charterdreams.com Cruceros Princesa (7) • Tel. (322) 224-4777 Cruceros Santa Maria (7) • Tel. (322) 221-2511 Filemon “Fee Lee” (2) • La Cruz, taxi stand. • Nice Dodge van. Excellent English spoken. • Cel. 044-322-131-6102 Francisco (Pancho) Martinez (2) • La Cruz, taxi stand. • Tel. (329) 295-0162, (322) 728-1302 Geronimo (7) • Tel. (322) 224-0402 Marigalante (7) • Tel. (322) 223-0875 Pacific Paddle Surf • Banderas Bay’s premier stand up paddle surf center, instruction and paddle surf safaris. • Tel. (322) 123-3034, afiner@mac.com, www.pacificpaddle.net Vallarta Adventures (4) • Tel. (322) 297-1212, www.vallartaadventures.com Vallarta Explorer (4) • Capt. Robert Krupps, Nuevo Vallarta. • Full, half-day and sunset charters aboard 46-foot sailing yacht. • Cel. 044322-779-7526, captainrobert@vallartaexplorer. com, www.vallartaexplorer.com

TV/VCR Service & Repair

Laboratorio Electronico Digital (9) • PV, San Salvador 462, 5 de Diciembre • TV/VCR service & repair. • Tel. (322) 222-2989 Marine Vallarta • PV, Pinos 111, Los Sauces. • Services and sales and installation of marine electronics. Dealer of Raymarine, Simrad, Northstar, Furuno, Lowrance, Garmin and more. Also AC and DC electrical system including 12V lighting. • www.marinevallarta.com, Cel. 044-322-1827-524 Quijo Tree (9) • Ricardo, PV, Jamaica 1376 [Half block north of San Salvador]. • Good at stereo/VCR repairs.

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Servicio & Refacciones Rubio (3) • Bucerias, Verano Sur 459. • TV, VCR, small appliance service and repair. Mobile service will come to your home or boat. • Tel. (329) 298-1721, 298-1323 Servicio Audio & Video (9) • Samuel Rico, PV, San Salvador & Colombia. • Specializes in TV/VCR service and repair. Servicio Electronico Romeros (9) • PV, Cuba 532 [Behind the sports stadium]. • TV repairs. Very reasonable.

Whale Watching

AD INDEX Dr. Dennis Brittain

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Full Sail Canvas

49

Los Arroyos Verdes

17

Margaritas

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Jesus Chavez Gonzalez (2) • La Cruz [Captain of the 27-foot panga “Ivette”]. • Sport fishing, snorkeling, whale-watching. Full or half days. Reasonable. • Tel. (329) 295-5133, 295-5025, gaviota@pvnet.com.mx Open Air Expeditions • Professional whale watching with oceanologists on Zodiac boats from December through March. Dolphin expeditions with snorkel from April through mid-November. • openair@vallartawhales.com, www.vallartawhales.com Vallarta Adventures (4) • Nuevo Vallarta. • Tel. (322) 297-1212, www.vallarta-adventures.com

Pacific Boutique Properties

15

Yacht Brokers

Performance Boats

27

Regata Internacional

37

Tatehuari

17

Nautica Boats (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Plaza Local C6. • Dealers for Four Winns, Marquis, Wellcraft, Carver, Everglades and Mercury. • Tel. (322) 297-1103, Fax (322) 297-1098 Performance Boats (6) • PV, Marina Vallarta, Marina del Rey Locals 8 A & B. • New boat sales and brokerage. Dealers for Azimut, Cabo, Benetti, Whaler, Malibu and Sea Ray. Charters, accessories and replacement parts. • Toll-free 01 (800) 002-6287, Tel. (322) 2090969, 221-2442, ventas@performance.com. mx, www.performance.com.mx Vallarta Yachts Sales & Service (4) • Nuevo Vallarta, Paradise Village Marina. • Dealers for Back Cove & Sabre Yachts, pre-owned boat brokerage. Full services for power & sail boats. Chandelery Yacht sales Tel. (322) 297-2249, Toll-free US/CAN (866) 578-2636, Service & Chandlery Tel. (332) 134-7982, 134-7397, www. vallartayachts.net PV Yachts • Yacht broker for previously owned sailing and motor vessels. Located inside Paradise Village next to harbormaster office. • Tel.(322) 297-4639 Cel. (322) 135-5906, Toll-Free (866) 573-1303

Marina Riviera Nayarit

3

Marine Vallarta

57

Mariners Insurance

43

Nautica Boats

33

NV BookStore

55

Opequimar

9

Paradise Village Marina Back Cover

Vallarta Chandlery

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Vallarta Yacht Club

13

Vallarta Yachts Sales & Service Vilma’s Yacht Services Zaragoza Marine

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Yacht Clubs

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

Yacht Transport

A B Marine (4) • Ch 22 • Tea Lady. Agents for Dockwise Yacht Transport. Call Ronnie for quotes. • Tel. (329) 298-0053, abmarine@hotmail.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 Awl Axe Axle Backstay Bait Battery Beam Belt Binoculars Blacksmith Block Block & Tackle Blower Boat Boat, Ketch Boat, Motor Boat, Sail Boat, Schooner Boat, Sloop Boat, Yacht Boat, Yawl Bolt Bolt Cutter Boom Bow Bowsprit Bronze Brush Bucket Bulkhead Bunk Bushing Cabin Cable Can you tow us? Capstan Caulking Centerboard Chain Chain Plate Chromium Cleat Close-hauled Companionway

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 Lesna 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 Cucharón Mamparo Litera Bujes Camarote Cable ¿Puede remolcarnos? Cabrastante Calafa Orza Cadena Endenote Cromo Abrazadera Barloventeado Escotilla

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Compass Computer Computer Keyboard Computer Monitor Computer Mouse Computer Printer Computer Program Computer Screen Copper Cord Cotter Pin Crab Deck Deep 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 Hacksaw Blade Halyard Hammer Hand Pump Hand Rail Hardware Store High Tide Hook Hose Hose Clamp Hose Nozzle Hull Heavyweight Oil Hydraulic Ignition Impeller Jack Jib

Brújula Computador Teclado Monitor Mouse Impresora Programa Pantalla Cobre Cordel Pasador de chaveta Cangrejo Cubierta Hondo Sondador mecánico Panga Compases de puntas Muelle Calado Matafuegos Botiquín 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 Segueta para arco Driza Martillo Bomba manual Barandilla Ferretería Marea alta Anzuelo, Gancho Manguera Abrazadera de manguera Lanza de manguera Brusca Aceite lubricante pesado Hidráulico Encendidor Impulsor Gato Foque

Jibe Jig Keel Key Knife Knot (Rope) Leader Lead Line Leeward Lifelines Life Preservers Lightweight Oil 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 Nickel Nut Oak Oars Oar Locks Obstruction Obstruction Light Octopus Offshore Ohmmeter Oil Oil Pressure Gauge Onshore On the Bow On the Quarter Outboard Motor Outside Paint Paint Brush Paint Roller Paint Scraper Paint Sprayer Pallet Parallels Pattern Pedal

Translucar Plantilla Quilla Chaveta Cuchillo Nudo Empate Escandallo A sotavento Guardamancebos Salvavidas Aceite lubricante ligero Línea Langosta Cerradura Aceite lubricante Imán Dorado Caoba Mayor Marlin Palo Maestro Medir Micrométrico Inglete Caja de inglete Mezcladora Mesana Motor Aceite de motor Clavo Boquilla Niquel Tuerca Roble Remos Chumaceras Obstáculo Farol Indicador de obstáculo Pulpo Alta mar Ohmiometro Aceite Manómetro de presion de aceite Tierra firme Por la amura Por la aleta Motor fuera de borda Exterior Pintura Brocha de pintar Rodillo de pintar Sacapintura Rociador de pintura Paleta Paralelas Modelo Pedal VALLARTA nautica 2012 | 63


SPANISH NAUTICAL DICTIONARY & TERMS 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 Quarantine Quick 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 Sea Sea Anchor Sealant Seam Sextant Shaft Shackle Shark Sheet 64 | VALLARTA nautica 2012

Pedestal Lápiz Piloto Tubería Llave de tubería Émbolo Alicates, Pinzas Plomero Amigo de plomero Víbora de plomero Platos Pulir Pulidora Tonina Copa Motocabrestante Precalentar Hélice Polea Bomba Cuarentena Rápido Lluvia Descuartar Huachinango Rizar Puntos de tomar rizos Carrete Regulador Refacción Remaches Piedra Cabrilla Caña Caucho, goma, hule Cemento de goma Guantes de goma Timón Regla Viento en popa Seguridad Vela Pez vela Lijadora Papel de lija Serrucho, Sierra Raspador Tornillo Desarmador Mar Ancla flotante Sellador Rebordes Sextante Tubo Grillete Tiburón Motón

Shovel Shrimp Silicon Lubricant Silver Solder Skipjack Sledgehammer Sloop 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) Welding Whale Wind Winch/Windlass Windward Wire Wood Wrench Yellowtail

Pala Camarón Lubricante de silicón Soldadura de plata Bonito Martillo macho Balandro Cubo Juego de cubos Llave de cubo Bujía Cubo para bujías Llave para bujías Velocímetro Balón Tangón del balón Unión Soldar por puntos Pistola de rociar Tobera raciadora Abeto de Canada Acero inoxidable Poste Grapa Engrapadora Estrella Dar marcha Estar Acero Volante Popa Derecho Destorcedor Virar Tachuela Teca Plantilla Prueba Probador Caña del timón Estaño Llave de torsión Remolque Soga de remolque Tubo Doblador de tubos Cortatubos Barniz Guardia Soldadura Ballena Viento Torno Barlovento Alambre Madera Llave Jurel

WEIGHTS & MEASURES 1 gram = 0.03527 ounce 1 ounce = 28.35 grams 1 kilogram = 2.2046 pounds 1 pound = 0.4536 kilogram 1 gallon water = 7 pounds 1 gallon fuel = 6.5 pounds 1 metric ton = 0.98421 English ton 1 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

Equator = Equator = Equator =

21,600 NM 24,857 miles 40,003 kilometers

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