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 March 5, 2012 

Welcome / Bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,109 subscribers, and the many more who view it on Jaltemba Bay Life and the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum.


I am looking forward to hearing from you readers, your stories of what you experienced here in Jaltemba Bay while on vacation or during your winter stay. Was it unexpected or planned? Did it involve local wildlife or in town critters? Did you participate in one of the many local holiday parades or event? Was it a dining experience you wish never ended or could re-create yourself?


Showing the wondrous happenings around here to others will be one of the goals I am setting for myself, and would love to hear your stories! On that note please read this week's 'Why I Love Jaltemba Bay'. Our new Forum member named Savannah, who is 10 years old, has given us a view from her young eyes. We have reprinted it as she has written it.  


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 Weather Page.


The next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter will be in your Inbox just in time for coffee on March 12th. Pour a cup and enjoy!




Tosia Polomski-Archer

 Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter




   Photo of the Week

How Cute is This Smile?

by Tosia Polomski-Archer


Smiley Frog

A frog has taken up residence in one of my agave plants.


   Event News + Updates

Time for One More Big Party Before the Season Ends

by Dave Easby  


Fiesta 2012 Logo

As the calendar turns to March, many of the seasonal residents of Jaltemba Bay start to think about making plans to head back north. But before you do, Los Amigos de Jaltemba, the Citizens Action Committee of La Peņita and the Municipal Delegation would like to invite you to one last big bash: Fiesta 2012 -Taste of Jaltemba / Sabor a Jaltemba.  Read More


Comedy and Dinner - Peņita Players Return

Penita Players Take Two 

Dinner Theatre is coming to the Pina Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos on March 15, 16 and 18. For more information

click here.

PEACE Mexico brings Arte Vida to Vallarta

by Beth Brennan

 ArteVida Logo

PEACE Mexico will hold its Arte Vida Fundraising Gala in Puerto Vallarta on March 30th. Arte Vida features the work of international artists and will take place at Casa Corona in Centro from 6-10pm. The line-up includes silent and live auction, live entertainment, food and beverages. Read More 


   Restaurant + Business News

Congratulations to the Tonita Family



On Tuesday, Tonita, Samuel and their family celebrated the 26th Anniversary of Tonita's Restaurants with a traditional Mexican-style fiesta filled with music, dancing, horses, food, drink... and no party at Tonita's would be complete without singing. Congratulations!

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   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 savannah   February 25, 2012
r.c.de g. and la panita is heaven on earth.My papa has raised me alone since i was a baby.He has been bringing me here since i was 3 yrs old.I am now 10.I have made many local friends,children and adults.Everyone is extremely friendly.  Read More

   Community Corner:

    Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

La Casa de los Niņos Coco Project


La Casa de los Ninos Coco Video


La Casa de los Niņos just began their amazing new Coco Project in which they teach local children about planting and propagating, discuss different plant materials and explain the benefits of using natural products in the garden. Click here to view the video.


Kinderaide: Success in Compostela!

by Jane Fellows


KinderAide Compostela


KinderAide representatives Jane Fellows and Karen Decker went to Compostela on Mon Feb 27th, to the Audiencia Publica. They had the pleasure of meeting with the Presidente of Compostela and the Director of Development, Jose Alfaro. They discussed the lack of water, among other issues, at the Jardin de Niņos: Luis Pasteur kinder school in La Peņita.  Read More 


Last Workshop for Learning For Life Leadership Training
by Susana Connors

Eighty high school scholarship students from La Peņita's Los Amigos and Chacala's Cambiando Vidas will be coming together for their last of three, Learning For Life leadership training workshops, to be held at the Marina Chacala Beach Club on Sunday, March 4th.  Read More

La Casa de los Niņos - Success or the Ashes of Tragedy

by Susana Connors


David and Pat Martinez suffered the loss of their children and grandchildren in an auto accident. They turned their grief into a mission, focusing on the young children of the Lo de Marco area. They opened an after-school center, called Casa de los Niņos. They did not know how many children would want to take advantage of such a program.  Read More 


Highlights from the Last Los Amigos Meeting
by Dave Easby

The most recent Los Amigos meeting, which was held earlier this week, began in anything but the normal fashion. Arriving members and guests were greeted by an enthusiastic rendition of AC/DC's Highway to Hell, performed by members of the Telpochcalli Youth Group. The meeting also...  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, March 5
Tianguis, Guayabitos Plaza
Weekly open air market.  Read More
Tuesday, March 6
Writers Who Love Mexico Workshop
Program begins at 11am. Lunch at 1pm. $150 pesos per person. Xaltemba Restaurant and Galeria, La Penita.  Read More

Fitness Pad Fashion Show
11am to noon. Del Dilkie invites you to attend this event. To be held at the Paseo de Guayabitos Shopping Mall.  Read More
Thursday, March 8 
Tianguis, La Penita Plaza
Weekly Open Air Market.  Read More

Entreamigos 4th Annual Children's Art Festival and Auction

An evening full of whimsical fun, imagination, games, amazing food and great music!  Read More
Friday - Sunday, March 9 - 11
3rd Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic
Sayulita. Invited pros from Brazil, Hawaii, Mexico and the USA   Read More
Saturday, March 10
Los Amigos Recycling Basket Workshop
The Recycling Committee of Los Amigos will be having its last Basket Making Workshop of the season starting at 10 am and running until noon.  Read More

Fiesta 2012 -Taste of Jaltemba/Sabor a Jaltemba  
Non-stop entertainment from 3pm until midnight. Dance to the Perez Brothers, enjoy the stylings of Adan Lopez, Manuel and Friends, and many othersRead More
Saturday - Sunday, March 10 - 11
Guayafest 2012 - 13th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen
The Guayabitos Plaza will be jam-packed with VW Bugs, Things, and Buses in all shapes, sizes, and colorsRead More



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


   Recent Articles You May Have Missed

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

Orchid Farm Tour

WOW! Wonderful Fashion Show! 

Fitness Pad Fashion Show 

Italian Cooking Classes are a Delicious Success 

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

Why I Love Jaltemba Bay 

Help Build Tomorrow's Leaders 

Rotary Presentation Sows the Seeds of Education for Local Students 

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. Bi-lingual 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