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Special Events
Here is a list of upcoming fundraising, charity and special events for this season, as well as information on how you can help (also see Community Groups & Organizations below):

Fundraising, Charity & Special Events for 2011-12



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 October 3, 2011 

welcome / bienvenidos


Welcome to all 900 subscribers of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter, and many more who view it on our website, Jaltemba Bay Life, and the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum.


We made an oops in last week's newsletter, and we would like to thank the reader who brought it to our attention (you know who you are). We wrote that "we've had one of the hottest and wettest summers in recent history." What we intended to write, was that we've just had one of the hottest and driest months this summer. We're not sure how we overlooked that, but we did and we sincerely apologize. To find out just how hot and wet (or in this case dry) it's been, check out our updated weather history graph shown below.


Do you want to read about what's happening? Look no further. We've compiled a complete list of scheduled events and activities and have outlined them under "Ongoing" calender events. You can find information about all the upcoming fundraising, charity and special events as well. If we have missed something, please let us know. 


To find out what else is going on, read the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.     


And be sure to watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter, which will arrive in your InBox on October 10th just in time for your morning coffee.  




Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter


   Jaltemba Bay DISH: 

    Ally's inside scoop on where to find seriously good food 

Fish Tacos

While perusing one of the many e-newsletters I get each and every day, I came across a great little article about fish tacos.


If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share, email it to us


   Featured Articles

Historical Weather Update for September    


Jaltemba Bay Weather Chart 

At the end of each month, we document the historical weather data that was uploaded to the Jaltemba Bay weather station and saved in our archives. You can view the updated statistics on the Jaltemba Bay Weather Page.   


Quick Links to Recent Articles  


The following information was featured in recent issues of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter. We have included the links just in case you missed them... 


> NEW: Emergency Phone List: Printable Version -- Click to  

   print this handy directory. Everyone should have a copy  

   sitting next to their phone... just in case. 

> Travel Tips Guide to Jaltemba Bay -- Everything you need  

   for hassle-free travel: entry and exit documents, customs   

   regulations, medical and travel insurance, and information   

   about bringing a vehicle into Mexico. 

> Traveling with Pets to Mexico -- Updated guidelines for  

   bringing your pets to Mexico by land, air or sea.


You can also find (and bookmark) this information on JaltembaBayLife.com under the "Jaltemba Bay Info" tab.  


   What's NEW This Season

High season is rapidly approaching, and that means businesses are starting to announce their grand re-opening dates, new menu items and specials, new hours and/or changes in location. We will update this section as we receive information.  


NEW: Clinica Veterinaria Barba: There is a new vet clinic in town run by MVZ Aldo J. Barra Hernandez. Aldo has recently graduated, is certified, has assisted at the clinics in Bucerias and Compostela, and he speaks English. He also does some grooming. The clinic is located up the hill from Ferreteria Piņa on Calle Vasco de Gama. (Info from Jeffrey at Latitude 21) 


Los Compadres Restaurant: George and Loretta will re-open their hilltop restaurant on November 1st. They will be open Monday-Saturday from 4-9pm. Every Wednesday they will offer a House Special that changes weekly, and on Fridays stop by for their NEW Grilled Oyster Bar by the pool.  Info & Map >


Crazy Nelly's Sports Bar & Grill: Crazy Nelly's is taking the winter off. Paradise Bar & Grill will occupy the space and fill the sports bar need. They will be hosting the Mens Dart Tournament every Wednesday at 1pm as usual, and they now have 3 TVs for sports viewing. They will be serving the same great food in addition to some new Asian items as well.    


NEW: Dra. Daniela Z. Sahegun Flores just opened her new clinic last week. Dra. Flores recently graduated from medical school and is the daughter of another well-known local doctor, Dra. Lidiana Flores. Her clinic is located on the lateral next to Muro Materiales in La Penita. (Info from Rick Helberg) 


Fitness Pad: Del Dilkie, the owner of the Fitness Pad in Guayabitos, will resume her high season hours starting November 3rd. She is also looking for an experienced trainer to work 5 days a week from 6am-2pm.  Info & Map >


NEW: El Forno: Miriam and Daniel, owners of Soley Italian Restaurant in La Peņita, opened El Forno over the summer.   

It is located in the walk-through mall, at street level, under the Equinoxio Disco in Guayabitos. The menu includes pizza, spaghetti, lasagna, burgers and sandwiches. 


El Panorama Hotel & Breakfast at Tiffany's: Tom and Paul will be serving up a few new dishes at their famous "Breakfast at Tiffany's" starting October 15-16. Breakfast is served Saturday-Sunday from 8:30am-1pm, and part of the proceeds will once again be donated to JBAR. This season, El Panorama is also renting their venue for business meetings, group events and special occasions.  Info & Map


Salvador's just announced their daily specials for the upcoming season, as well as event details for Christmas, Valentine's Day and Super Bowl.  Info & Map >


Terriyaki Time re-opened their doors this past Saturday, October 1. They have expanded their breakfast menu, and added Pad Thai with Rice Noodles, New York Steak Teppanyaki and "Lite" portions to the lunch and dinner menu. Mike, Wendy and their crew are open daily from 7am-9pm so stop by for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.  Info & Map >

Xaltemba Galeria: Celebrate their season re-opening on November 2nd with the 5th Annual Day of the Dead Opening featuring the Roberto Gil de Montes art exhibit.  Info & Map >  


For classes and workshop schedules, see the "Ongoing" events calendar section below.


   Why We Love Jaltemba Bay

   Tell us why YOU love living or vacationing here!

We recently added a topic called "Why We Love Jaltemba Bay" on the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum. This is your chance to let the world know why YOU love living or vacationing in Jaltemba Bay. We will feature some of your posts in upcoming issues of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter.


We want to thank Jeffrey and Lilianne for starting us off on the right foot. Now let's see what the rest of you have to say... get ready, get set, get writing!


To submit your story (long or short) or to view what others are saying, click here


Why I Love Jaltemba Bay 

   Community Corner:

    Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

Los Amigos de Jaltemba "Buy Local Campaign" Poll
by Dave Easby

Last year, the Jaltemba Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) Committee of Los Amigos initiated a "Buy Local" Campaign to encourage both full-time and seasonal residents to do as much of their shopping as possible in the Jaltemba Bay area. Buying locally helps keep money in the community and generate employment for local residents. With the price of gas these days, it also makes sense for consumers. more >

JBAR: Animals for Adoption


Rescue and adopted animals make the best pets! There are always dogs and cats available for adoption in the Jaltemba Bay area that are looking for good loving homes.


> View ALL Animals for Adoption 


Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) advocates humane and healthy practices for animals in the Jaltemba Bay area by promoting health, education, spay and neutering, adoptions, foster care and positive relationships with animals and their owners. JBAR also works to find homes for street dogs and cats. For more information, visit the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) community webpage.


   Calender + Events

Events are a wonderful way to immerse yourself in, and learn about, the Mexican culture. Here is a list of upcoming holidays, festivals, events, and activities worth planning around. Also check out our Community Calendar for a complete list of what's going on in the Jaltemba Bay area. If you have information about an event, please email us so we can include it in our next issue. And don't forget to add your event... it's FREE! 


This Week


September 26 to October 4

Patron Saint's Festivities of San Francisco 

This year's 9-day celebration focuses on values and family. Each colonia has a special day of festivities. There will be  

maņanitas, church services, parades with horses, music and food, as well as a rodeo with beautiful dancing horses.




October 12

Dia de La Raza (Columbus Day)*

This day commemorates Columbus' discovery of the new world.


October 14-31    

XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara 

For more information, visit the official Guadalajara Pan American Games 2011 website.


October 25-30

Butterfly Festival at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

During the end of October, there is an abundance and diversity of butterflies in the area. The Vallarta Botanical Gardens is taking advantage of this and will be offering daily tours at 1pm. They will walk you through their favorite viewing spots of these fluttering friends, and help you identify certain species.    


October 31  


Although Halloween is not a Mexican holiday, you will still find costumes, parties, tricks and treats. Don't be surprised if some goblins come knocking at your door. 


November 1-2  

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

During this 2-day holiday, relatives celebrate the lives of those who have passed on. November 1st is All Saints' Day, when Mexicans pay homage to the souls of the children who have passed. November 2nd is All Souls' Day, when the souls of those who died in adulthood are honored. Relatives of those who died, gather at cemeteries throughout Mexico, bringing bread, fruit and decorated sugar skulls, along with candles and the favorite food of the people they are remembering, to celebrate the lives of those passed on. The mood is far from morbid; it is lively, upbeat and is a celebration of life!



Special Events for 2011-12

Click here (or on the left sidebar) to view a list of upcoming Fundraising, Charity and Special Events, as well as information on how you can participate and/or help.  



* Indicates possible non-working holidays.

** Indicates Nationwide holidays -- Schools, banks, post offices, and other public government offices are closed during these Mexican National Holidays. Often times these and other major holidays include the nearest Monday to create a 3-day weekend.




Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:

Guayabitos Yoga

Oct. 31, 2011 - March 30, 2012

Work on strength, flexibility, core power and balance during these outdoor yoga classes. Certified Teacher, Agneta Dyck, offers classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30am (and 9am in January) in Guayabitos. Students of all levels are welcome, including beginners.  Info & Map >



Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay


Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Piņa Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos. Members enjoy social time over breakfast with the official meeting beginning promptly at 8am. Guest speakers are invited to give members a better understanding of the region they serve.  More Info >



Tianguis in La Peņita


The Tianguis (open-air market) is held every Thursday from 8am-1pm or so around the La Peņita Plaza (map). It is "the" place to shop for silver and handmade jewelry, tablecloths and linens, glassware, Talavera plates, Huichol Indian artwork and Oaxacan rugs. You will also find fresh fruits and veggies, homemade breads and locally-produced honey and coffee beans. This is one of the largest and most well-known markets in the area. While this Tianguis continues year-round, many of the artisans do not participate during the summer months. 



Casa Cooking Classes

Nov. 18, 2011 - March 23, 2012

Debra and Betty invite you to attend their authentic Mexican cooking classes. Each class focuses on a traditional Mexican meal using the freshest local foods with information on ingredients, utensils and techniques. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of food, friends and learning. Classes are held on Fridays at 2pm. Registration starts now!  Info & Map >



Breakfast at Tiffany's 

Oct. 15-16, 2011 - April 21-22, 2012 

Join Tom and Paul every weekend from 8:30am-1pm as they serve breakfast on the back terrace at El Panorama Hotel in La Peņita. They offer a wonderful selection of menu items, and 10% of the proceeds go to Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). Reservations are required.  Info & Map >


You can view a full list of events and activities on the Community Calendar


   Featured Businesses + Vacation Rentals

We are proud to promote the following businesses, vacation rentals, and real estate listings on the Jaltemba Bay Life site. Please support these and the other local businesses that make our website possible through their advertising. Thank You!


Los Compadres Resort


Los Compadres Resort 

La Peņita


Beautiful resort with 7 spacious and private suites and stunning views of the entire Jaltemba Bay. Stay for a week or month.  more >

Casa Cooking Classes


Casa Cooking Classes 



Everyone is invited to participate in these authentic Mexican cooking classes. Registration starts NOW.  more >

   Featured Real Estate

Listing your Real Estate By-Owner on our site is easy, affordable and it runs until you sell. Click here to find out how.  


Casa Tequila


Casa Tequila  

Guayabitos, Residential


Spectacular beachfront home with oceanfront pool, five bedrooms and immaculately maintained property.  more >

   Thank You / Gracias
We want to THANK YOU for taking the time to read this issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter.


We at Jaltemba Bay Life work hard to provide you with the most up-to-date and informative site (and newsletter) for both locals and visitors to the area.  


If you own a business, hotel or vacation rental, and/or have real estate to sell, we hope you will consider advertising on our site. You'll be listed in our directories and be seen by hundreds of locals and visitors each and every day. We stand by our product and our commitment to the community -- that's why all fees are 100% money-back guaranteed!  


We value your opinions and feedback. Please email us or post on the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum if you've enjoyed this issue of our newsletter or if you have comments or suggestions about how we can make our community website even better!




David & Allyson (and Taco the Rescue Dog, too)

Owners, Jaltemba Bay Life