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 November 7, 2011 

welcome / bienvenidos   


Welcome to all 951 subscribers of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter, and many more who view it on Jaltemba Bay Life and the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum.


This week's newsletter is a bit shorter than normal due to a minor glitch on our website. We apologize for not including the usual number of stories and photos in this edition, bu don't fret, next week's issue will be chock full!


As a reminder, Daylight Saving Time ended yesterday (Sunday, November 6) for the US and Canada, and Mexico fell back on Sunday, October 30. This means all three countries are now back in sync.


The Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) held their first spay and neuter clinic of the season in Lo de Marcos this past week. Thank you to all the volunteers and to those who donated food, drinks and supplies. The next clinic will be in La Penita on November 16-19. The JBAR Team would greatly appreciate if you could post and distribute fliers in your neighborhood. You can find a link to the posters on the JBAR community webpage.


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


Be sure to watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter, which will arrive in your InBox on November 14th just in time for your morning coffee.  




Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter


   Featured Articles
As we mentioned above, we were not able to add new stories and/or photos to our site due to a programming error. We are hopeful that it will be fixed in time for next week's issue. The glitch also made it impossible for us to share the link to last week's newsletter. This is one more reason why you should sign up to join our mailing list. Don't miss an issue... sign up today!

In addition, we are currently testing the new changes to the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum. If all goes as planned, we should have everything finalized by next week. We will keep you posted.

Quick Links to Recent Articles  


Jaltemba Bay Life's "Giving is Good" Project -- From October 24-November 30, Jaltemba Bay Life will donate 20% of all revenue generated through new and renewing rental, business and real estate listings to local charitable causes.

Emergency Phone List: Printable Version -- Everyone should have a copy of this directory 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.  

Historical Weather Data -- View the daily high and low temps and accumulated rainfall since June.   

Riviera Nayarit's Rincon de Guayabitos -- An article about Guayabitos recently published in Mexi-Go magazine. 


You can read these and other articles featured in the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter on the "Archived Articles & Photos" page under the Newsletter tab on Jaltemab Bay Life. 


   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


   Community Corner:

    Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

Los Amigos: First Meeting of the Season 

by Dave Easby


Los Amigos de Jaltemba will be holding its first general meeting of the season on Monday, November 28. The meeting will be held at Restaurante La Palapa de Guty, Circuito Libertad #4. There will be a Meet and Greet beginning at 6:30, with the formal meeting beginning at 7:00. Everyone is welcome. This will be a great opportunity to find out about our plans for the winter season. An Agenda will be available shortly.


The Management Council of Los Amigos will be meeting on Monday, November 21 - also at Guty's. That meeting will also begin with a meet and greet at 6:30, with the formal meeting beginning at 7:00. The Management Council is composed of the Executive of Los Amigos plus the Chairs of all our Committees. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting.


For more information, visit the Los Amigos de Jaltemba community webpage.


Jaltemba Bay Rotary delivers soccer balls 

to Justo Sierra School 

by Susana Connors


Continuing in the spirit of California's Middletown Rotary District 5130 ONE WORLD FUTBOL project, Rotarians from the Jaltemba Bay Club delivered soccer balls to Justo Sierra Primary School. The school also has some small but much needed projects, including water to the cafeteria. The projects would be ideal for visiting Rotarians who come in the winter months, bringing donations and helpful hands. Please contact Jaltemba Bay Rotary club if you are interested.


For more information, please email Susana via the Rotary Jaltemba Bay La Penita community webpage.

Jaltemba Bay Rotary participated in the 

RI Festival of Brotherhood held in Puerto Vallarta 

by Susana Connors


It was only one year ago (October 2010) that California District 5130 and Jaltemba Bay District 4150 won a Rotary International matching fund grant for Zacualpan High School's remodel of their: computer lab, their home economics lab and several classrooms. The project received total funding of over one million pesos. This year Jaltemba Bay Rotary has presented two projects for RI matching grant consideration: a computer lab and library text book project for Conalep and funding for Guayabitos storm drains repairt. After the festival, representatives of CA District 5130 returned to La Penita to partner with Jaltemba Bay Rotary in the ONE WORLD FUTBOL project, distributing soccer balls to Zalcualpan high school and other schools in the area.


Jaltemba Bay Rotary welcomes new Members 

by Susana Connors


Sergio Gracia has returned to Jaltemba Bay Rotary club. The club missed his enthusiasm and contributions. Welcome back Sergio! New member, architect Octaviano Figueroa, has been active in the Festival of Brotherhood and the One World Futbol, earning admiration from club members for his hard work. Welcome Octaviano! Karina Shecter has returned from Canada to begin her role as a Rotarian. Welcome Karina!


Guayabitos Hotel Association presented 

to the Jaltemba Bay Rotary 

by Susana Connors


Representatives, Rossanna Araujo Silver and Octaviano Figueroa, helped Jaltemba Bay Rotarians understand the function of the Hotel Association, its projects and how it receives its funding. Per projects, the association is actively involved in the Guayabitos storm drain repair. They estimate that the repair will cost around $400,000.00 pesos. The money could come from many sources: residents, restaurants, hotels, visitors and government agencies. The benefits are many. Help is needed. For more information, email Rossana.

JBAR: Animals for Adoption


Rescued 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 >


For more information, visit the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) community webpage.


Quick Links to Recent Community Corner Articles


Local Projects Presented to the Rotary International Brotherhood in Puerto Vallarta  by Susana Connors -- October 31 

New "Mexi-Can Vet Project 2011" Video -- October 24

Preparations for the Riviera Casino Night in La Penita are Underway -- October 24 

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming JBAR Clinics -- October 7  

Supplies and Donations Wanted for La Penita Schools  by Jane Fellows -- October 10 

Casino Night in La Penita to Benefit Banderas Bay Women's Shelter  by Kathy Olivas -- October 10 

Cancer de Mama: How You Can Help  by Wendy DeBoer -- September 12 

Barbies Needed for Children's Christmas Party  by Geri de Moss -- August 22 


Additional articles about community groups and events are available on the "Archived Articles & Photos" page under the Newsletter tab on Jaltemba Bay Life. 


   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


November 10-20

XVII Festival Gourmet 

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit 

During this 10-day festival, 29 restaurants from Puerto Vallarta to San Blas and Tepic will participate in the prestigious International Gourmet Festival. For more information, visit the Festival Gourmet website.


November 13 

5th Annual PEACE Race for Change

El Tigre Golf Course, Nuevo Vallarta 

Peddle for PEACE in a variety of runs, walks and bike events, plus contests, games, food and drink. From silly to serious, there's a heat for everyone who's committed to healthy bodies and healthy communities. Registration is only $200 pesos and all proceeds benefit community programming. To register, cal Gaby Roman at (322) 135-0469. For more information, visit the Carrera Blog.  


Next Week 


November 10-20

XVII Festival Gourmet 

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit 

During this 10-day festival, 29 restaurants from Puerto Vallarta to San Blas and Tepic will participate in the prestigious International Gourmet Festival. For more information, visit the Festival Gourmet website.


November 15

Grand Opening of The PEACE Boutique

Old Town Vallarta 

The new PEACE Boutique will feature recycled hand-made items by artisans throughout Mexico. The shop will also sell PEACE Home Tour tickets and PEACE Discount Cards. The new shop is located at Lazaro Cardenas #231 in Plaza Romy, Old Town Vallarta. Sales will directly benefit local artisans and provide essential funding for PEACE to continue other community programs. For more information, visit The PEACE Boutique


November 16-19 

JBAR Free Spay & Neuter Clinic

Circuito Libertad #7, La Penita   

If you would like to volunteer your time, make a donation, bring an animal in to be sterilized or learn more about JBAR and these clinics, visit the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) community webpage.




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.





Los Amigos de Jaltemba

(Starting Nov. 28)  Los Amigos meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Restaurante La Palapa de Guty (Circuito Libertad #4) in La Peņita. There is a social gathering at 6:30pm followed by the formal meeting at 7pm.  More Info >  


Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:

Guayabitos Yoga

(Oct. 31 - March 30)  Work on strength, flexibility, core power and balance during these outdoor yoga classes. Classes start at 7:30am (9am class will be added in January).  More Info >



Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay

(Year-Round)  Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Piņa Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos.  More Info >



Tianguis in La Peņita

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



Casa Cooking Classes

(Nov. 18 - March 23)  Each class focuses on a traditional Mexican meal using the freshest local foods with information on ingredients, utensils and techniques. Classes are Fridays at 2pm in Guayabitos. Registration starts now!  More Info >



Breakfast at Tiffany's 

(Now - April 21-22)  Enjoy brunch on the back terrace at El Panorama Hotel in La Peņita every weekend from 8am-noon. 10% of the proceeds go to Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). Reservations are required.  More Info > 


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 >

   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 >

Casa Vista Tranquilo


Casa Vista Tranquilo 

Guayabitos, Residential  

$373,000 USD 


The construction and work- manship of this home, built by Mariano Sanches, are beyond compare. Must see!  more >

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


The team at Jaltemba Bay Life works hard to provide you with the most up-to-date and informative site 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)

Founders, Jaltemba Bay Life