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April 3, 2012 

Welcome / Bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,127 newsletter subscribers!


Spring is here and with that brings change. The weather is starting to warm up, the Tianguis in Guayabitos has ended for the season and Daylight Savings Time in Mexico finally went into effect this past Sunday, so all three countries (US, Canada and Mexico) have now "sprung" ahead.
Semana Santa (Holy Week) began this weekend and the influx of Mexican vacationers can be seen both on the roads and along the beaches. Many of the tourists will be here through Sunday in celebration of the Easter holiday. And speaking of which, we want to wish you all a safe and Happy Easter!

In today's issue we are excited to include "Rob's Ramblings", a new series by Rob Erickson that gives his perspective on everyday happenings in Mexico. You can read his first installment below.
To help plan your upcoming trip or your day in the Bay, be sure to check the current weather conditions on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page.

You may have noticed that our newsletter didn't show up in your InBox yesterday morning as usual. No, it wasn't an April Fool's joke, but rather because we changed our publishing date to Tuesdays instead of Mondays. Watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter on Tuesday, April 10th, just in time for your morning coffee!

Tosia Polomski-Archer

 Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter


Photo of the Week 

Local Restaurant Owners Attend the Tianguis Turistico in Puerto Vallarta

by Roberto Gil de Montes


Roberto Gil de Montes from Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria in La Penita and Nadia Cuevas from Vista Guayabitos in Rincon de Guayabitos both attended the Tianguis Turistico in Puerto Vallarta this past week.  Read More

Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Rob's Ramblings: JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic in Las Varas

by Rob Erickson    


Dr. Tony with students watching


We only worked two days at the Las Varas Spay and Neuter Clinic, though overall I must say the town really came out in support of their first clinic. On Wednesday morning, the Registrado or Mayor came and introduced himself in perfect English and shook everyone's hand...  Read More 


Events News + Updates

Surf and Turf Scholarship Dinner Update  

by Las Tres Amigas


daylight saving forward spring

The Surf and Turf Scholarship Dinner hosted by Las Tres Amigas and El Rodeo Restaurant in Guayabitos was quite a party! Thanks to the 80 + enthusiastic guests, Las Tres Amigas raised enough pesos to fund 5 more scholarship students. This ensures Los Amigos de Jaltemba...
  Read More


10th Anniversary Fashion Show Announced! 

by Fashion Show PR 


daylight saving forward spring


Money from this year's show is dedicated to the community!

Plan for it -- the 10th Anniversary Mujeres a Mujeres Fashion Show is already scheduled for January 29th, 2013. And once again it will be held at the fabulous estate of Thomas Bartlett. It promises to be the biggest and best ever...  Read More 


Restaurant + Business News
Tonita III Restaurant Opens in Guayabitos


Tonita III moved to the beach in Guayabitos and they are now open for business! You will find their spacious new restaurant located south of Los Cocos and north of the boat launch. They have seating for over 100 people and lots of parking. Go check it out. View their menu, hours and exact location here.

Fitness Pad Summer Membership Special


Sign up for a Fitness Pad membership between now and October and the price is only $230 pesos, plus you'll get free training with David or Luis.  Read More

Featured Real Estate
Casa Tequila


Casa Tequila Price reduced to $1,000,000 USD. This spectacular oceanfront home is located in Rincón de Guayabitos and is situated on the most pristine part of the beach overlooking the calm and safe waters of the Bay of Jaltemba.  


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 31, 2012

Traveling south along the coast of Nayarit, the highway brings you to two towns planted on the sandy arc of the Bay of Jaltemba. The first of these is La Peñita, the business end, and the second is Rincón de Guayabitos, the pleasure end. They work together well, giving the traveler...  Read More

From Our Readers
Easter in Jaltemba Bay, Mexico: Semana Santa is a Family Affair

by Christina Stobbs


daylight saving forward spring

Semana Santa is a significant Christian holiday in Mexico, celebrating the last week of Christ's life before his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. However, here in Jaltemba Bay, the celebration of the holiday is akin to a family-friendly Mardi Gras.  Read More


Community Corner

Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

Thank You KinderAide Fiesta!
by Jane Kelly   


KinderAide Fridge


On Thursday, I went to school to teach English at Luis Pasteur kinder school as I always do and the mothers and teacher invited me back at 3:00pm, and to "bring my friends". I have a miserable case of bronchitis, so I put an invitation on the net and went to bed. Jerry and I went to the school...  Read More 


Los Amigos -- A Year End Report
to the Community
by Dave Easby 


As the winter season winds down, this is an opportune time for Los Amigos to provide a report to the community that we serve on what has been accomplished in the past year -- and what our plans are for the next one. The year began with a change in name. After operating as Los Amigos de La Peñita...  Read More


Lots of Generosity to Report
from Rotary to You
by Susana Connors 


Jaltemba Bay La Peñita Rotary Club's last meeting was full of energy, as different Rotary members and visitors reported on their latest activities. Ken Synder proudly stated that Los Amigos now has distributed 350 recycle baskets on the streets of Jaltemba Bay with more to come...  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

Now-Sunday, April 8

Semana Santa (Holy Week)
Semana Santa is Mexico's second most important holiday season of the year next to Christmas, and runs from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.  Read More
Tuesday, April 3
Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter New Release Date!
Today, we switch our publication date to Tuesdays instead of Mondays.

Writers Who Love Mexico Workshop, La Penita
Aysha Griffin will be the guest at this month's meeting at the Xaltemba Restaurant. The program begins at 11am, followed by lunch at 1pm. $150 pesos.  Read More
Thursday, April 5
Tianguis, La Peñita Plaza
Weekly open air market.  Read More
Sunday-Saturday, April 8-14
Semana Pascua



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


Recent Articles You May Have Missed

A Successful Whale Rescue in Banderas Bay

Big Thank You to Chris & Val (and Tiki, too)

Photos of Proposed Malecon in La Penita

Sweet Kids!  

Health Care in Mexico    

JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic was a Huge Success     

Health Care Insurance Options for Residents and Long-Term Visitors

Indoctrination of New Rotarians

Rotary Search was Rewarded

Gambling into Fundraising

Spring Lilies  

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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