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 February 6, 2012 

welcome / bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,083 subscribers of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter, and many more who view it on Jaltemba Bay Life and the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum.


This past week was certainly fun-filled with the Margarita Challenge, El Famoso Horseshoe Tournament, Cancer de Mama Clinic and the kick-off of the Rincon de Guayabitos Artistic and Cultural Festival. If you missed any of them, we have included photos and updates... and don't fret, there's a whole lot more in store for this week.

To find out 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 February 13th just in time for your morning coffee.  




Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter


   Featured Articles

Celebrate Valentine's Day  


Valentine's Day is one week away. If you haven't already made plans to take your sweetie out to say "I love you", here are a few suggestions... 


Beso del Sol Steak House
Booked  More Info

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria 
Regular and special menu (to be announced closer to the date), plus live Andes music from 6-9pm.  Reservations

El Rodeo 
Cuban music by "Sabor a Cuba" from 6:30-9:30pm. Surf & Turf Special: New York and 2 Shrimp Skewers, Salad and Mashed Potatoes for $145 pesos and 2 Mojitos for $50 pesos.

El Panorama B&B Villa Hotel 
Valentine's at El Panorama: Cupid pull back your bow, and let your arrow go, straight to my lover's heart for me. Set menu: Roasted Red Pepper & Chicken Penne Pasta served in a rich Parmesan Cream Sauce, Salad & Dressing, Chocolate Mouse and Silver White Cake. Also included is 1 bottle of red or white wine, coffee or tea. Starts at 6pm with dinner served at 7pm. $600 pesos per couple. Seating is limited so please RSVP by February 11.  Reservations


Latitude 21
Closed on Tuesdays  More Info

Los Compadres Restaurant
Regular Menu  Reservations

Paradise Sports Bar & Grill
Regular Menu  Reservations

Beach: All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp for $220 pesos. Highway: Buffet Dinner with Shrimp, Chicken, Ribs, Rice, Green Salad and Vegetables. Open Bar (beer, margarita, piņa colada, gin & tonic, etc.). Mariachi, tequila show, music mix and rock & roll. $340 pesos with advance purchase ($380 pesos day of event).  Reservations

Teriyaki Time
Regular Menu  Reservations

Toņita III
Valentine's Dinner Dance. Your choice of Fish Fillet with Strawberry Sauce or Camaron Angel. Live Music and DJ. 6-11pm. $325 pesos.  Reservations

Vista Guayabitos
Regular menu and karaoke music by Adan. Reservations and deposit are requiredReservations

Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria
Special Menu: Roasted Beet Root Soup, Spinach & Hazelnut Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette, House Made Bread Rolls, Stuffed Pork Loin with Dauphinoise Potatoes & Green Beans or Chicken Provenįale with Star Anise, plus Chocolate Cake with Black Sesame & Wasabi Served with Rose Petal Sorbet. $225 pesos. Limited SeatingReservations


Recent Articles You May Have Missed

Christina Stobbs Photography Exhibit 

7th Annual Rincon de Guayabitos Festival 

How to Live to be 100 Presentation 

Tickets Still Available for the Zona Residencial Social Fund-Raising Dinner 

Rivera Nayarit to Host a Variety of Nautical Events 

Need a Car Wash? WashanWear Will Come to You! 

Introducing KinderAide 

Where to Find Great Food in San Blas  

Los Amigos Recycling Program Gets a New Look  

In Bloom: Llamarada Tree 

An Incredible Whale of a Rescue Story   

And much more...


You can read these and other articles featured in our newsletter on the "Current News, Event Info & Photos" page located on JaltembaBayLife.com 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
461 Survivors Attend This Year's
Cancer de Mama Clinic


Cancer de Mama 2012 

This year's Cancer de Mama Clinic has officially come to a close. During the 3-day clinic, each of the 461 breast cancer survivors received a prosthesis, a mastectomy bra, 2 regular bras, a "Tab" bra, a titbit and a comfort arm pillow if needed. Some women also received wigs, hats...  Read more

A Good Time Was Had by All at This Year's Margarita Challenge


Margarita Challenge 2012


This year's Margarita Challenge, held on February 1st, was a truly memorable one. The Piņa Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos was jam-packed with 230 spectators and margarita-lovers alike. Three contestants -- Mario from Mario's Tortas...  Read more

"El Famoso" Horseshoe Tournament Gives Back


El Famoso Donation to JBAR


Before the 14th Annual "El Famoso" Horseshoe Tournament started this past Saturday, Dave Howell presented Lin Chimes, Founder of Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR), with a $5,000 peso donation for the JBAR organization.  Read more 


"El Famoso" Horseshoe Tournament was in Full Swing


El Famoso Horseshoe Tourney


This past Saturday, February 4, the 14th Annual "El Famoso" Horseshoe Tournament was held.  Read more

Fiesta 2012: A Taste of Jaltemba

by Dave Easby


Mark Saturday, March 10, 2012 on your calendar. That's the date when Los Amigos de Jaltemba and the La Peņita Citizens Action Committee and Delegation will be jointly holding a day of food, music and fun at the Cancha de Futbal in La Peņita.  Read more 


Guayabitos Artists' Collective Show Announced

by Bobbi Attwood 


Guayabitos Artists' Collective


The Guayabitos Artists' Collective invites you to their upcoming show on February 12-19 at Latitude 21. Please also join them on Sunday, February 12 for an Artists' Reception.  Read more 


Where's Dessert?

by Christina Stobbs   


Los Ayala Dessert Buffet


Where's dessert? At Los Ayala's Elementary School! Please join us this Friday, February 10 at 7pm for the Sweetest Event in Town - Los Ayala's Annual Dessert Buffet & Dance. $100 pesos per person, pay at the door. If you can bring a dessert to donate it's truly appreciated!

Gilligan's Island Party Cruise

by Christina Stobbs 



We're cruising Jaltemba Bay round trip on the SS Minnow (aka Los Ayala's Gran Fiesta) on Wednesday, February 29th. This is a "3 for 1" fundraiser for the community of Los Ayala... add to the fun by coming dressed as your favorite character from the show!  Read more 

Fashion Show T-Shirts Now On Sale

by Agneta Dyck & Tara Spears  


Fashion Show Tees 

For the first time, the Fashion Show organization is offering high quality t-shirts for sale. Two women's styles are available: scooped neck with a flattering cap sleeve or a sleeveless version. The solid black or white shirts are 100% cotton. These stylish t-shirts make a great gift... Read more 


The Volkswagens are Coming!
VW Show

The 13th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen will be roaring into Guayabitos on March 10-11. The Guayabitos Plaza will be jam-packed with VW Bugs, Things, and Buses in all shapes, sizes, and colors.  Read more 


   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 

Need a Recycling Basket for your Business or Neighborhood?

by Dave Easby 


Los Amigos Recycling Logos 

Now, you can order one on-line. We want to ensure that every basket has an owner who will be responsible for it, so we need to know your name and where you are located (address and community). This will ensure the baskets get delivered and also they are on the pickup list for you area. Read more

A New Park in Chacala

by Susana Connors


Jose Enrique DeValle, the former mayor of Chacala, gave an informative presentation to the Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club's guests and members at their Wednesday morning meeting. Jose Enrique explained that, thanks to a generous Canadian family, the Chacala Park... Read more

Literacy Program in the Making

by Susana Connors


The Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club was presented by Chacala resident and fellow Rotarian, Janell Tessari. Janell is working with her Nebraska Rotary district governor, to sponsor a literacy grant, partnering with Cambiando Vidas of Chacala and our local Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club.  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, February 6 

How to Live to be 100 Presentation 

What do we need to do to assure good health and longevity? Will
a healthy diet and exercise ward off disease? Or is everything based on your genes? Find out the answers to these and many more questions.  Read more  


Thursday, February 9

Christina Stobbs Artist's Reception
Please join Christina Stobbs for a glass of wine at the Artist's Reception from 11am-2pm at Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria. Her photography exhibit runs from February 5-18.  Read more

Friday, February 10  

The Most Delicious Fund-Raiser in Jaltemba Bay:
Dessert Buffet & Dance in Los Ayala
Enjoy a HUGE selection of Canadian, Mexican & American Treats. All proceeds go to Los Ayala's Elementary School. Featuring the L.A. Connection Dance Band! Roots, Rhythm, & Blues! Tickets are just $100 pesos per person and can be purchased at the door. If you can bring a dessert to contribute, it is very much appreciated.  Read more

Saturday, February 11

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

7th Annual Rincon de Guayabitos Festival
The 7th Annual Rincón de Guayabitos Festival will be held every Saturday in February, courtesy of the Asociación de Hoteles del Municipio de Compostela AC. The arts and cultural activities will begin each night at 8pm in the Guayabitos Plaza and admission is free. Click here to view the schedule of events.

Sunday, February 12
Guayabitos Artists' Collective Show
and Artists' Reception

The Guayabitos Artists' Collective Show will be held February 12-19 at Latitude 21. Join the artists for an Artists' Reception from 3-5pm on February 12.  Read more 


Street Dance for KinderAide
Proceeds from the Street Dance will help build a much-needed kitchen at the Jardin de Ninos: Luis Pasteur Kinder School in La Penita.  Read more


Now-February 18

Christina Stobbs Photography Exhibit

Christina's nature photos will be on display at Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria in La Peņita.  Read more 




For more upcoming and ongoing events, restaurant specials, music, classes and more, 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

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 



WashanWear Car Wash 

La Colonia


This mobile car washing service cleans taxis, cars, vans, pickup trucks and all kinds of RV units.  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.  


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. Our team 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