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5 Ways you can support Local Businesses and Local Community Economy during this Crisis

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In these difficult times, COVID-19 is not only affecting public health but economies too, especially in regions like ours where tourism is the main industry that sustains hundreds of thousands of families.

We know social distancing and staying at home is the best way to stay safe, but we also know that many people will be struggling financially to survive this health pandemic that has also become a global economic crisis.

In an effort to support local businesses that employ many people, and that have been forced to close or reduce operations due to the health protocols and measures implemented by the government, we would like to share with you 5 ways to help our community businesses and their employees. We are convinced that this situation, no matter how hard it is right now, will pass, and if we work together following the protocols and supporting our local economy, we will successfully overcome the crisis as the united community that we are.

Below a list of 5 ways you can support our community during this crisis:


1 – BUY LOCAL – Local businesses employ local people, and by buying local you are contributing to the local economy. Every time you buy at any of the local stores or locally produced items you are helping that business to remain open and provide a source of jobs during such difficult times.

Groceries and Super Market
Operation hours: 8:00am – 8:00pm (Monday through Saturday ) Sundays 10:00am – 5:00pm
Delivery Service available – Cost per delivery of $200MXN or Free in purchases of $500MXN or more.
Place your order: 329 291 5365 / orders@mercadoollin.com / https://mercadoollin.com/

Curated list of their best selling items as fresh juices, organic coffee and homemade granola among other.
Click here to view their full list of products available.
Place your order: 322 141 7031 / cafecitodemita@gmail.com

We all miss the Sunday Market at La Cruz, but while everything gets back to normal you can order your fav products online!
Click here to view their full list of products available.
Place your order: lacruzmarketonline@gmail.com / 329 295 5988 / 322 2893101 / https://lacruzmarketonline.com/en/


2 – GIFT CERTIFICATES – We are confident this will pass, and hopefully, soon we will be back to enjoying the regular activities that we love so much. So even if you can’t book a massage, take that surf lesson, or go out for dinner to your favorite restaurant, soon you’ll be able to, so why not buying a Gift Certificate now and enjoy it later? This will help enormously to provide cash flow for your favorite businesses, allowing them to remain in business and support their employees.

In the purchase of a certificate(s) of $400 pesos, you will obtain $500 pesos of credit and $800 you will obtain $1,000 pesos of credit to use either in Café des Artistes or in Tuna Blanca Restaurants.
*The certificates will be valid for 18 months from the moment of our restaurants reopening.
Click here for more info.

Nothing like a good massage, a facial treatment, or a mani-pedi to relax once this contingency is over. Buy now a Gift Certificate from Spa in House Experience and support their hard-working women during these difficult times.
Contact: 322 274 1761 / 329 295 5941 / info@spainhouse.com.mx

Margaritas is one of the most popular local restaurants for its delicious dishes, fun ambiance, and familiar service. Support them by purchasing a $1,000 pesos Gift Certificate and get $1,300 pesos credit to use once they reopen.
Contact: 322 149 7776
Margaritas Facebook page


3 – ORDER “TO GO“ OR WITH DELIVERY SERVICE – Some of our favorite local restaurants are still open and while they can’t offer a seated service at their places, their kitchens are operating, while following all health protocols and precautions to prepare delicious meals, whether with a daily special or a reduced menu to-go, or for pick up. Below is the list of local restaurants that remain open and their contact information. If you are staying within Punta Mita, take a look at their just-launched “Pick Up Punta de Mita” a project aimed at supporting local restaurants that have remained open offering PICK UP dishes, on this link you can check the featured daily specials for the next few days, menus and contact information to place your order.

BABELA’S
Open with limited seating, reservations are needed to secure a table.
Operation hours: 12:00pm – 9:00pm.
Contact: 329 688 1535 or WhatsApp 677 188 6457

HECTOR’S KITCHEN
Only to-go service featuring weekly specials. Order at least 24 hours in advance, pick-up is 5:00pm at Hector’s.
Click here to view current weekly specials.
Contact: 322 888 3388

PACIFICO BEACH CLUB
Restaurant, beach club facilities and food and beverage service at the beach will remain closed until further notice. Pacifico will continue to offer it’s Delivery & To Go Service + groceries items as well.
Operation hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm.
Contact: 329 291 6781

BOCA-DELI
Only to-go and delivery services from their Breakfast menu.
Operation hours: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Contact: 329 2915012

LOBSTER PARADISE
To-go service with 20% discount.
Operation hours: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Contact: 329 291 6296

MARGARITAS ON THE HILL
To-go service.
Operation hours: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Contact: 322.149.7776


4 – PUNTA DE MITA HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FUND APPEAL – In order to bring immediate relief and support to the community, PEACE Punta de Mita and Punta Mita Resort (DINE), have joined forces to proactively devise both short and long term plans to address this crisis with the program that has as an immediate response plan the distribution of weekly filled grocery bags to the families that PEACE staff has identified for this first block of aid. Without a doubt, the number of families needing assistance will likely grow, and PEACE is in the process of creating a full list by name and family size, assuring that food supplies are to be directed to only townspeople. To learn more about this project and the different ways to support it, please go to this article where we share more information about it.


5 – STAY HOME, STAY SAFE & STAY CALM – We know these are stressful times and it’s so easy to panic, but catastrophism or paranoia are our enemies. Try to stay calm, explore different ways to spend your time without staring at your screen all day long, and if you want to be informed we suggest checking reliable news and official sources to avoid worrying and sharing information that might not be real. It’s time to be creative, to relax, to discover new hobbies or dust off that book in the corner, seize this opportunity to dedicate time to yourself and enjoy the company of your loved ones. So far the best we can do to take care of us, our friends and family, and the entire community is to Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Calm.


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