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 March 19, 2012 

Welcome / Bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,119 newsletter subscribers!


Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue is holding their last free spay and neuter clinic of the season. It will be held this week from Wednesday to Saturday in Guayabitos. For more information, see the link below. 


No matter whether you're planning your trip or heading back home, you'll want to check the current weather conditions on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page.


The next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter will be in your Inbox just in time for coffee on March 26th. Pour a cup and enjoy!




Tosia Polomski-Archer

 Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter


 Photo of the Week

Butterfly at Anai Suites  

by Kuno Jensen

 Kuno Jensen butterfly

I took this picture one morning in early February after returning from downtown Guayabitos. As I entered the Anai Bungalows I watched the butterfly and had to hurry to our suite to get the camera thinking that it would probably be gone when I got back... it wasn't. The shot was at 1/500 sec. and F5.6.


  Featured Article
A Unique T-Shirt -- from Evelyne Boren
by Dave Easby

daylight saving forward springBeginning this Thursday, March 22nd, you can buy a t-shirt featuring a work by world renowned artist Evelyne Boren -- and support the many programs of Los Amigos, including plastics recycling, scholarships and educational projects and activities. Evelyne Boren (a native of Munich, Germany) enjoys worldwide recognition...   Read More

  Day Trips and Activites
Orchid Farm Tour: Beautiful and Educational

by Tosia Polomski-Archer


daylight saving forward spring


The itinerary for this private Orchid Farm tour had our group of 12 people from Guayabitos gather in San Pancho where we met up with Nicole, the tour organizer at Entreamigos, a local community education center. She gave us an informative overview of their facilities (recycling and more!), then we boarded a van and headed back up the highway to the village of Las Lomas.  Read More 


Hike from Los Ayala to Punta Raza

by Allyson Williams  



Earlier this week, David and I went on a group hike with 17 others. Lori, the hike organizer, had taken this trek several times. In an effort to make the hike more accessible to others, she arranged for a clean up crew to clear the trails and mark them with red and yellow plastic tree markers earlier in the season.  Read More


   Event News + Updates
Surf and Turf Scholarship Dinner
by Helma Stewart


daylight saving forward springLas Tres Amigas and El Rodeo Restaurant are hosting a Surf and Turf Scholarship Dinner on Wednesday, March 28. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Los Amigos de Jaltemba scholarship program. Tickets can be purchased at El Rodeo, Xaltemba and the Tianguis in both La Peņita and Guayabitos!  Read More 

Fiesta 2012 -- Taste of Jaltemba/Sabor a Jaltemba a Rousing Success
by Dave Easby

As I'm sure you have all heard by now, Fiesta 2012: Taste of Jaltemba/Sabor a Jaltemba was a rousing success -- both from a party and a financial point of view. The crowd peaked at more than 500 people and it certainly looked like they were all having a good time
Read More

   Gracias! to our New Advertiser
Albercas de Vallarta

Albercas de Vallarta outside shop

Albercas de Vallarta specialize in sales and service of tile, equipment, chemicals and everything else you need for your pool or jacuzzi. If they don't have what you need in stock, they will order it from their store in Puerto Vallarta. For more information, hours and directions, visit Albercas de Vallarta.

   Why We Love Jaltemba Bay 

    Tell us why YOU love living or vacationing here! 

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.  


(Please note that these posts are quoted exactly as our readers write them on our forum)


Why I Love Jaltemba Bay
posted by Mike on March 15, 2012

Hi folks. Right now I'm stuck up in the Pac NW, but this last year I wrote a book called Memories of a Musician in Mexico and I included this letter I wrote while vacationing in the Jaltemba Bay area:
On our last trip, I found a dusty little internet cafe and posted this off to friends and family...  Read More

   Community Corner:

    Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

KinderAide: New Refrigerator for Jardin de Ninos
by Jane Fellows

KinderAide Fridge

KinderAide gets a hole in one from Jaltemba Cup Tournament members! A new refrigerator was delivered today to Jardin de Niņos: Luis Pasteur school for their new kitchen. Thank you so so much! To learn more, visit the KinderAide community webpage.

Wish List for Cancer de Mama 2013
by Cancer de Mama 


The volunteers with the Cancer de Mama Clinic have a few requests for those of you collecting items for next year's clinic, which will be held February 1-3, 2013. We are grateful for all of the donations we receive and would like to encourage you to continue with your generosity.  Read More 


What Makes Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club So Unique?
by Susana Connors

Rotary is an international organization dedicated to service above self. So what makes this local Rotary Club so unique? Rotarians from around the world visit the Jaltemba Bay La Peņita Rotary Club. They participate in the meetings, events and service projects.  Read More


What's New in Rotary Nebraska?
by Susana Connors

Two Nebraska Rotary Clubs, Fremont and Omaha, visited the Jaltemba Bay La Peņita Rotary last Wednesday. One club is almost 100 years old with 125 members, while the other club is smaller and younger. Both clubs praised the even smaller and newer Jaltemba Bay 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, and there are numerous ways you can help. For more information, visit the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) community webpage.


   Calendar + 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 19
Tianguis, Guayabitos Plaza
Weekly open air market.  Read More
Wednesday, March 21
Natalicio de Benito Juarez (Birth of Benito Juarez)
Benito Juarez, Mexico's first President and national hero, was born on March 21. This public holiday is celebrated nationwide and is observed on the third Monday in March (March 19, 2012) instead of his actual birthdate.
Wednesday-Saturday, March 21-24
Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) Spay & Neuter Clinic
The clinic will be held at Avenida del Sol Nuevo #39 in Guayabitos (the last house before the Bridge of Life). Cats, dogs and volunteers are welcome. For more information, please visit the JBAR community webpage.
Thursday, March 22
Tianguis, La Peņita Plaza
Weekly open air market.  Read More
Sunday-Wednesday, March 25-28
Tianguis Turistico Mexico 2012
Mexico's largest annual trade show will be held in and around Puerto Vallarta and includes events like Restaurant Week, golf tournaments and the San Pancho Polo Cup.  Read More 



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


   Recent Articles You May Have Missed

Project Angelina 

More KinderAide Success    

Rotary is Working Hand in Hand with the Mexican Government in La Penita   

In Bloom: Arbol de las Orquideas (Orchid Tree)    

And much more...


You can read these and other articles featured in our newsletter on the "Current News, Event Info & Photos" page located on Jaltemba Bay Life under the Newsletter tab.


   Thank You / Gracias
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David & Allyson (and Taco & Panchito the Rescue Dogs, too)

Founders, Jaltemba Bay Life