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 February 27, 2012 

Welcome / Bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,103 subscribers, and many more who view it on Jaltemba Bay Life and the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum.


Even though we had another cloudy and cool week, the sun managed to sneak out when it mattered most. The weather certainly didn't seem to affect the activities... the Mujeres a Mujeres Fashion Show was absolutely fabulous, Carnaval came and went with a bang, the Italian Cooking Classes were deliciously successful, and the Glass Expo showcased some amazing talent!

Today, I am officially passing the newsletter torch to Tosia Polomski-Archer. Tosia plays an active role in our community... she paints with the Guayabitos Artists' Collective, she volunteers with Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue and she participates in the Writers Who Love Mexico. She is also an avid photographer and the author of "Active Acres Farming @ 40". We are so excited to have her on board, and we look forward to seeing her creative skills and eye for detail put to good use in upcoming issues. Welcome Tosia!

To find out what is going on this week, 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 March 5th just in time for your morning coffee.  




Past Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter


Intro Letter from Tosia Polomski-Archer


As a part time resident of the Jaltemba Bay area, with the idea of making my winter stays here even longer, it is with much anticipation & happiness that I have begun a new chapter in my life - being able to actively see, participate in and then write about what has been and is going on in the Jaltemba Bay region so that more people, both native and international, can be made aware of just how incredible this small corner of Nayarit truly is. 
My husband David, along with our dogs Agua Chili Bob & Momz and cat Blanca, call a casa we have built up in the hills of El Tonino our home for the 6 months we are away from Ontario's 'winter'.
Enjoying rural life has always been our way... it gives me plenty of opportunities to pursue my loves of nature, art, and photography... and now writing in a formal way again.
Thank you Ally for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to adding my words to your already excellent website.

Tosia Polomski-Archer
Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter
   Photo of the Week

Sweaty Horses & Fine Dining: What Do These Two Have in Common?

by Tosia Polomski-Archer


La Patrona Polo Club 

San Pancho offers an exciting dining venue... right beside their Polo Field! This past Saturday, amidst the lovely decor, wooden plank flooring, immense outdoor chandelier and elegantly dressed wait staff, a very tasty a la carte 3 course meal was served. The local club hosted a special match... Read more 


   Featured Articles
Orchid Farm Tour

by Kimberly King - San Pancho Life


Orchid Farm  

Hidden in Las Lomas, just a few miles north of San Pancho, lies an amazing jungle orchid and plant farm. The farm is not open to the public yet and not expected to open until next year. EntreAmigos has offered 2 private tours and plans other tours to come.  Read more

   Event News + Updates
Wow! Wonderful Fashion Show!

by Tara Spears  



On every level the 9th Annual Mujeres a Mujeres Fashion Show was a dazzling success: the tropical sun smiled on the crowd of 400 chatting women attending the fundraiser at the Thomas Bartlett estate in La Penita; the meal was exceptional; the volunteer models looked stunning in local designer outfits; and the new runway...  Read more

Fitness Pad Fashion Show


You are invited to the First Fitness Pad Fashion Show hosted by Del Dilkie, owner of Fitness Pad. This event will be held Tuesday, March 6 from 11am to noon at the Paseo de Guayabitos Shopping Mall (behind Oxxo). Stop by...  Read More


   Restaurant + Business News

Italian Cooking Classes are a Delicious Success

by David Thompson



This past week on Monday and Wednesday, El Gigio Italian Pizzeria held two Italian cooking classes at our casa in Guayabitos. Egidio's mother, "Mama Dolores" in fresh from Italy, conducted the classes with the able assistance of Favio, one of Egidio and Marie's long-time friends.  Read More 


La Penita's Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria celebrates its 5th Anniversary   

by Lisa Geduldig 


Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria, founded in 2007 by former Telemundo (Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area) TV executive, Eddie Dominguez, and internationally acclaimed artist, Roberto Gil de Montes, is celebrating its 5th Anniversary by featuring a special Con Sabor a Mar (With A Taste of the Sea) menu created by guest celebrity chef...  Read more 


Los Compadres Bar is Open


George and Loretta, the proprietors of Los Compadres Restaurant and Bar in La Penita, have officially opened their bar this season! The hours will be Mondays through Saturdays from 4pm until 10pm, with Happy Hour from 4 - 5pm. These hours of service will complement their restaurant hours which are 4 - 9pm. Closed Sundays.


   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) and to view what others are saying on the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum, click here.  


Why I Love Jaltemba Bay
by stanbnv on February 20, 2012

The smiles of the people keep us returning. When you return their smiles their faces light up, fire is in their eyes and their whole face welcomes you. You can find shops, bright colors, sand and surf in many places but...  Read more

   Community Corner:

    Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

Help Build Tomorrow's Leaders

by Dave Easby 


As part of its scholarship program, Los Amigos is not only providing financial support for these students, but is also providing leadership development training to these future leaders. They are involved in "Learning for Life", a nine month program provided under a Rotary Matching Grant from Kalispell, Montana, the Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club and the Rotary Foundation.  Read more

Los Amigos General Meeting

by Dave Easby 


The next meeting of Los Amigos de Jaltemba will be on Monday, February 27 at Restaurante La Palapa de Guty, Circuito Libertad #4. There will be a social gathering at 6:30pm with the formal meeting starting at 7pm. Key agenda items will be an update on the Teachers Resource Centre and a presentation and performance by Telpochcalli - a group that provides after-school cultural programs for youth - providing them an alternative to drugs. The group is asking to become a committee of Los Amigos. This will also be an opportunity for you to get an update on plans for Fiesta 2012 - Taste of Jaltemba and the upcoming session of Learning for Life - the program being provided to our scholarship students.


Rotary Presentation Sows the Seeds
of Education for Local Students

by Susana Connors  

Visitor Bill Sams took the members of Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club on an imagery tour into 21st century education. It is called Interactive Digital Learning or IDL
. Not stopping there, Bill went onto to meet with Chacala Cambiando Vidas members and staff. Here is Bill's observation of their last meeting.  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 27
Los Amigos General Meeting
The meeting will be at Restaurante La Palapa de Guty, Circuito Libertad #4. There will be a social gathering at 6:30pm with the formal meeting starting at 7pm. See above for agenda.
Tianguis, Rincon de Guayabitos Plaza
Weekly open air market
Monday-Tuesday, February 27-28
Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria's 5th Anniversary
Celebrating its 5th Anniversary by featuring a special Con Sabor a Mar (With A Taste of the Sea) menu created by guest celebrity chef, Betty Vazquez...  Read More
Tuesday, February 28
Tonita's 26th Anniversary Party and Mexican Fiesta

Sam, Toņita and their family and staff invite you to celebrate the 26th Anniversary of Toņita's Restaurant. The celebration will be from 6-10pm at Toņita III in La Peņita.  Read More 

Wednesday, February 29
Gilligan's Island Party Cruise
We're cruising Jaltemba Bay round trip on the SS Minnow (aka Los Ayala's Gran Fiesta)!  Read More
Thursday, March 1
Tianguis, La Penita Plaza
Weekly open air market.  Read More
Friday, March 2
Make it special in your own way!
Saturday, March 3
Los Amigos Recycle Basket Workshop
The Recycling Committee of Los Amigos will be having a Basket Making Workshop starting at 10:00 AM and running until noon.  Read More



For more upcoming and ongoing events, music, classes and more, visit the Jaltemba Bay Community Calendar


   Recent Articles You May Have Missed

Photo of the Week: Stunning Double Rainbow 

Equipale Furniture: What It Is and How It's Made 

Fiesta 2012: A Taste of Jaltemba -- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 

There Will Be Bingo at La Casa de Los Ninos Golf Tournament 

KinderAide Street Dance was a Huge Success 

Cruising Jaltemba Bay -- Sunshine and Good Times 

3rd Annual Glass Expo  

Third Italian Cooking Class Added 

Guide to Mexican Cheese: Part 1 

Gilligan's Island Party Cruise  

The Volkswagens are Coming! 

Need a Car Wash? WashanWear Will Come to You!  

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. 


   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

Estudio de Danza


Estudio de Danza  

(Dance Studio)  

La Peņita


Offers Classical Ballet, Flamenco, Belly Dance, Quinceaņera Dance and Wedding Waltz.  more 

Los Tulipanes


Los Tulipanes  



Offering the best flavors in Guayabitos with specialty dishes like Coconut Shrimp, Fajitas, Surf & Turf Filet and their famous omelets.  more 




La Peņita 


One-stop service center for your packing and shipping needs, whether local, national or international. Bilingual and friendly staff.  more 

Tequila Villanueva


Tequila Villanueva 



Their newly remodeled restaurant is on the south end of the beach (where Tequila Willy's used to be). Come in, you're family!  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.


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