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April 24, 2012 

welcome / bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,151 newsletter subscribers!


Tosia is traveling this week, so I am filling in for her. You can read about her journey on our forum.  


It's pretty quiet around Jaltemba Bay these days. The main topic of conversation seems to be about the rapidly decreasing choice of restaurants and the increasingly warming temps (you won't find me complaining as our pool is hovering at a very comfortable 92 degrees right now).

In case you missed last week's issue of our newsletter, we announced our new blog where you will find exclusive stories and photos from our team as well as our readers. If you'd like to share your experiences about Mexico, please contact us -- we are always looking for writers and photographers!


To find out what is happening 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 Tuesday, May 1st just in time for your morning coffee.   




Co-Founder, Jaltemba Bay Life 


Photo of the Week 
Fisherman's Memorial

by Allyson Williams


Fisherman's Memorial


I took this series of photos of the Fisherman's Memorial on Easter Sunday. This particular photo captures La Penita in the background. Getting a good shot of the front is a bit challenging because there isn't much ground to stand on between the cross and the crashing waves below.  See more  


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
The "Bridge of Life" is a Work
in Progress

by David Thompson  


Bridge of Life

The Bridge of Life, as most of us call it, is the suspended walking bridge that connects Avenida del Sol Nuevo in Rincon de Guayabitos with Calle Bahia de Banderas in La Penita. It was originally constructed by the residents of the Zona Residencial in Guayabitos back in 2003 as a means....   Read more

Project Angelina: Demolition
by Donna Steensma   



This was a successful day on the project. The backhoe spent the afternoon excavating, preparing the site for the foundation. Angelina's father, has set himself up in a little shelter, to guard the site day and night. Still more funds are coming in, including someone who gave us cash for a new...  Read more 


In Honor of JBAR, We Are Celebrating National Pet Month 

by Tosia Polomski-Archer


Agua Chili Bob


The Jaltemba Bay Life Team would like to celebrate National Pet Month by asking our readers to send us a photo and short story of the pet(s) you have adopted from Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). By portraying these animals, we can celebrate the benefits that pets bring to people...  Read More

Restaurant + Business News

El Gigio is Closing for the Summer


El GigioLike many restaurants in our area, El Gigio Italian Pizzera in La Penita has closed its doors for the summer after dinner service this past Sunday. This popular Italian eaterie is becoming well known for making some of the best pizza and pasta around. Lucky for us, they plan to reopen in November.

Gracias! to our New Advertisers
Playa Las Tortugas


Just 80 minutes north of Rincon de Guayabitos lies the hidden world of Playa Las Tortugas (Turtle Beach). This quiet pristine 5-mile-long stretch of beach is shared with a sea turtle camp and is a renowned birding area. This environmentally friendly community offers resort-style services without the resort crowds. Here are a few of the beachfront villas at Playa Las Tortugas that are currently listed on our site.

Casa Luna


Casa LunaThis spacious 2-bedroom home offers panoramic views of the ocean, palm grove and garden areas and is just steps from the beach. The rooftop palapa deck has a wet bar and barbecue and is perfect for sunning or an afternoon siesta.  Learn more

Casa Maria


Casa MariaCasa Maria is one of the most beautiful villas at Playa Las Tortugas, characterized by unusual and luxurious finish materials. This 2-bedroom home has an open floor plan and a well-equipped luxury kitchen along with a dining area that opens onto the terrace so you can relax after a day at the beach.  Learn more

Villa Las Mananitas


Villa Las MananitasVilla Las Mananitas is a luxurious, private, beachfront oasis with three spacious bedrooms and its own pool and jacuzzi. The wet bar and rooftop palapa make entertaining easy. The living area adjoins the main terrace with built-in grill and outdoor dining area that seats six or more guests.  Learn more

If you've been thinking about listing your hotel or vacation rental on our site, now is the time to do so. Why? Because the majority of bookings for next season will be received between now and October. Promote your property on our high-traffic website and get more bookings than ever before. Contact us today!


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)


Featured Vacation Rental
Condos Paraiso


Condos ParaisoCondos Paraiso just added a 2-bedroom mountain view unit with private patio and will be ready for guests in December. They also have a 2-bedroom poolside unit available. The complex is located one block from the beach and four blocks from the center of town.  Learn more

Community Corner

Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

Three-in-One Center -- Possible  

Rotary Project 

by Susana Connors


The Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club voted to investigate a joint partnership with Los Amigos de Jaltemba for the creation of a center that would combine: a community center, a cultural center and a teacher's resource center. The Rotary participation would require an international grant...  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

Thursday, April 26

Tianguis, La Peņita Plaza
Weekly open air market.  Read More
Monday, April 30
Dia del Niņo (Children's Day)
This is not an official holiday, but it is traditional to give children small presents that day. Usually, elementary schools are closed on this day to honor the children.



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


Recent Articles You May Have Missed

Now That's a BIG Tuna!

Semana Santa and La Penita Beach Videos

Rob's Ramblings: Mi Casa Construction Project

Update: Nuevo Ixtlan Hot Springs

Announcing the New Jaltemba Bay Life Blog

Featured Vacation Rental: El Panorama

Launching Project Angelina

Los Amigos Plans Some Good Times for Next Season

Hot Off the Press: Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue Newsletter  

Conalep Students Carry Their Leadership Training Forward  

Two Rotary Presidents Go to PET International

Thank you California Rotary District 5130 and Middletown Rotary

Photo of the Week: Primavera and Amapa Trees

And much more...


You can read these and other articles featured in our newsletter on the new Jaltemba Bay Life BLOG


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

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