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 January 23, 2012 

welcome / bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,061 subscribers of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter, and many more who view it on Jaltemba Bay Life and the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum.


There is so much going on the next few weeks. To keep up with what's happening, read through the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.     


To help plan your upcoming trip or your day in the Bay, don't forget to check the current weather conditions on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page


And be sure to watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter, which will arrive in your InBox on January 30th just in time for your morning coffee.  




Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter


   Featured Articles

Where to Find Great Food in San Blas  

by Cinda Chavich - The Globe and Mail    



SAN BLAS, MEXICO -- Sitting under a shady thatched roof in an open-air restaurant on a wide beach, I'm enjoying a study in ceviche. A Mexican specialty of raw fish "cooked" in lime juice and served with green chilies and tender...  Read more

Quick Links to Recent Articles  

In Bloom: Llamarada Tree 

Announcing La Bodega Wine & Spirits  

Jaltemba Bay Folks Featured in Oregonian Newspaper 

Street Dance for KinderAide 

Zona Residencial Social Fund-Raising Dinner 

Vector Tennis Tournament Invitational held in Guayabitos 

Reiki Workshop in Guayabitos 

Potential Teacher's Resource Centre for Jaltemba Bay 

Jaltemba Bay La Penta Rotary Honors Margarita Challenge 

Dental Hygiene Presented at Upcoming Rotary Meeting 

Chacala Cambiando Vidas Students are Coming! 

An Incredible Whale of a Rescue Story   

And much more...


You can read these and other articles featured in our newsletter on the "Archived Articles & Photos" page, which is located on Jaltemba Bay Life under the Newsletter tab.


Important Links   

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. 


   Event News + Updates

Los Ayala's Mexican Fiesta --  

We Need Your Support    

by Christina Stobbs

Please join us for Los Ayala's Authentic Mexican Fiesta on Friday, January 27th at Los Delfines Bungalows & RV Park (just across from Los Ayala's Town Plaza) from 6 - 9 p.m. The Show will feature Mariachi, Folkloric Dancers and a Charro Exhibition.  Read more 


14th Annual "El Famoso" Horseshoe Tournament Update

by Jimmy Howell


Last year we had a great tournament and expect nothing less this year. Mil gracias to all those that donated raffle prizes to the cause... we can always use more. If you have something to donate this year please bring your item... Read more


4th Annual La Casa de los Niņos
Golf Tournament

by Dave Martinez

The 4th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit La Casa de los Niņos in Lo de Marcos will be held on Friday-Saturday, February 24-25 at 8am (Nayarit time) at the Campo de Ensueņo Golf Course. There will be a blind draw format, 9-hole scramble each day and the event is limited to 105 players!  Read more 


Rotary Dinner Dance In The Spirit Of Service Above Self
by Susana Connors

The theme to the Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club's sold-out third annual fundraiser dinner dance was the Rotary motto, Service Above Self. Money raised from the dinner dance will help fund our club's commitment to the building of kindergartens; to the remodeling of school classrooms... Read more

A Taste of La Cruz Delivers
A Grand Slam Home Run

by Amigos de La Cruz

It's safe to now declare Saturday's hugely successful event as the FIRST ANNUAL Taste of La Cruz, a partnered event of the Marina Riviera Nayarit and Amigos de La Cruz. This incredible expo-fair saw crowds no one could have expected, and everyone associated with Taste... Read more

   Restaurant + Business News

Free Wine Tasting at La Bodega  

Wine & Spirits


La Bodega Wine & Spirits


La Bodega Wine & Spirits invites you all to an afternoon of complimentary wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres to celebrate our store opening in Guayabitos! Please come and join us on Wednesday, January 25 from 2-7pm. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit La Bodega Wine & Spirits.


Salvador's 32nd Anniversary Party


Come be part of the anniversary celebration of Salvador's Restaurant on Tuesday, January 24. The party begins at 6pm with dinner, a bottle of wine for every 4 people and more. Tickets are $200 pesos. For more information and reservations, visit Salvador's Restaurant.


Upcoming Events at Tonita's Restaurant


Julio and the crew at Tonita III in La Penita invite you to these fun upcoming events:


Mexican Fiesta -- Tuesday, January 31 

Smoked Pork Chop or Chicken Fajitas and 1 Drink
Live Mariachi, DJ and Ballet Folkloric

6-10pm / $250 pesos per person


Valentine's Dinner & Dance -- Tuesday, February 14 

Fish Fillet with Strawberry Sauce or Camaron Angel
Live Music and DJ

6-11pm / $325 pesos per person


Tonita's Anniversary Party -- Tuesday, February 28 

Chicken Breast with Mole or Chiles en Nogada and 1 Drink
Live Mariachi, Ballet Folkloric and Rooster Fighting Demonstration

6-10pm / $250 pesos per person


For more information, visit Tonita III. You can make your reservation at any of the Tonita Restaurant locations. 


   Why We Love Jaltemba Bay 

    Tell us why YOU love living or vacationing here! 

Tell Us Why YOU Love Jaltemba Bay

This is your chance to let the world know why YOU love living or vacationing in Jaltemba Bay. We want to thank Jeffrey, Lilianne, Barenda and Bea 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 Recycling Program
Gets a New Look

by Dave Easby 


Los Amigos Recycling Logo

The plastics recycling baskets that the dedicated volunteers of Los Amigos de Jaltemba make each Saturday are getting a new look. The group has adopted a mascot that will adorn each new basket. Adopting a mascot is a key component of our public awareness campaign that focuses on keeping... Read more

Next Los Amigos Meeting

by Dave Easby 


The next meeting of Los Amigos de Jaltemba will be on Monday, January 23 at Restaurante La Palapa de Guty, Circuito Libertad #4. There will be a social gathering at 6:30 with the formal meeting starting at 7:00. The focus of the meeting will be a presentation and discussion on the proposed Teachers Resource Centre. A typical teacher receives 0.08 pesos per student day to pay for materials and supplies. (That is not a misprint.) So, there is clearly a need for this type of centre. Come out and learn about this important initiative. All are welcome.

Jaltemba Bay Rotary Honors
Carlos Flores

by Susana Connors


The Third Annual Rotary Dinner Dance was held on Saturday, January 21st at restaurant Tonita III, and will honor Los Amigos' volunteer, Carlos Flores. Carlos has been directing the work of the Los Amigos Education Committee... Read more

Local Carlos Rendon Becomes
A Rotary Paul Harris Fellow

by Susana Connors


Today, at the Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club meeting, local Rotarian Carlos Rendon, was honored as he became a Paul Harris Fellow. The honor is named for Rotarian Paul Harris who founded Rotary in 1905.  Read more

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. You can view the new JBAR Adoptee Photo Album here. 


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


Monday, January 23

Los Amigos de Jaltemba Meeting

See details above.  


Wednesday, January 25

La Bodega Wine & Spirits Open House

Complimentary wine tasting from 2-7pm with hors d'oeuvres to celebrate their store opening in Guayabitos.  More info 


Monday-Friday, January 23-27 

Ride Like The Wind -- Catamaran Fundraising Ride

Experience the thrill of riding a catamaran out to the Island in Jaltemba Bay everyday on Los Ayala beach from January 23-27 from 10am-2pm. Proceeds will go towards Los Ayala's infrastructure.  Read more 


Friday, January 27
Mexican Fiesta in Los Ayala

A "Mexican Fiesta" will be held on Friday, January 27 and it's promised to be a lively "Traditional Mexican Fiesta," Los Ayala Style! Featuring a Mariachi Band, Folkloric Dancing and Charro. 

Guests will enjoy a Mexican Dinner and being part of enhancing the quality of life in Los Ayala.  Read more  

Saturday, January 28
Los Amigos Basket-Making Workshop
The Recycling Committee of Los Amigos will be holding Basket Making Workshops on the following Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21 and 28 and February 4, 11, 18. The workshops will be held from 10am-noon at 162 Calle Allende, La Peņita.  Read more


"Suite Mexico" Exhibit at Xaltemba 

Xaltemba Gallery is honored to present "Suite Mexico" the work of Abraham Lopez and Miguel Castellanos, two artists from Guadalajara. The exhibit, "Suite Mexico" is the vision of these two artists with a different approach on the theme of Mexico as a place of beautiful images, color, music and in particular, it's proud and happy people.  Read more   




For more upcoming and ongoing events, visit the Jaltemba Bay 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

Condominios Paraiso Tropical


Condominios Paraiso Tropical

La Peņita


These three comfortable condos are located one block from the ocean.  more 

La Bodega


La Bodega Wine & Spirits 



Selling wine, liquor and liqueurs at wholesale prices. Buy your favorite brands by the bottle or the case.  more 

Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria


Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria

La Peņita


Great food, nice wine list, affordable prices and friendly service in a beautiful colonial style courtyardmore 

   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.  


View more Homes & Condos here. Or let one of the local Realtors & Real-Estate Companies help find your perfect place. 


Casa Tequila


Casa Tequila  

Guayabitos, Residential
$1,350,000 USD


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.


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 & Panchito the Rescue Dogs, too)

Founders, Jaltemba Bay Life