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April 17, 2012 

Welcome / Bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,140 newsletter subscribers!


Jaltemba Bay has settled back into its quieter self now that the Easter holidays are finished. It was hectic and noisy and a lot of people had a lot of fun.

The Primavera trees are in bloom! Their yellow blossoms really stand out. Rob's Ramblings talks about building his casa in La Penita. He has many good points to take into consideration when building here in Mexico. Project Angelina is underway! Our readers Ken and Bea have sent in an update about building a house for this deserving young woman and her family. We have also gathered a few more Semana Santa photos for you to look at, see the link 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.

Watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter on Tuesday, April 24th, just in time for your morning coffee!

Tosia Polomski-Archer

Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter


Photo of the Week
In Bloom: Primavera and Amapa Trees

by Tosia Polomski-Archer 


Primavera Yellow


The Primavera tree of the genus Tabebuia is also called Ipe or Trumpet tree and blossoms shortly after the pink Amapa tree. Both are such gorgeous harbingers of spring it's hard to decide which I like more. This yellow specimen is in front of the Vivero Villanueva beside...  Read More


Feature Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Rob's Ramblings: Mi Casa
Construction Project
by Rob Erickson

Casa de Rob

Starting a building or renovation project in Mexico requires you to be well informed on local business practices. What you consider unacceptable up north might be considered normal locally, and what you see as normal up north might be unheard of here in Mexico. For starters, you have to decide...  Read More

Update: Nuevo Ixtlan Hot Springs
by Tosia Polomski-Archer

Nuevo Ixtlan hot pools

I took my friends to the hot springs on Easter weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see new pools and other changes that had been done since my last visit there only 2 weeks before. I have written a short update to my original story, which you will find attached to the bottom of the article.  Read More

Business News

Announcing the Jaltemba Bay Life Blog

We are always trying to improve our site and our services. Today, we are excited to announce the new Jaltemba Bay Life Blog. From here on out, this is where you'll find news, information, events, photos and stories for our area, all of which will be categorized and archived making it easy for you to find exactly what you are looking for... and you can leave your personal comments! As you'll see, we haven't quite perfected the layout and tabs yet, and we only have a few posts loaded so far, but we will be working on that in coming weeks. You will find the new blog under the grey "News/Blog" tab on the Jaltemba Bay Life site.


Happy Reading! 


Featured Vacation Rental
El Panorama B&B Villa Hotel

El Panorama sunsetDo you want something fun and different to do this summer? How about living in Mexico! This fabulous 3-bedroom B&B in La Penita is looking for a house-sitter from mid-May to mid-October. If you are interested, or want to book a room for next season, contact Tom or Paul at El Panorama.

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)


From Our Readers
Launching Project Angelina!
by Ken & Bea Rauch


puppet show

Early this morning, five of us gathered at the building site for Project Angelina. The new house will be more wheelchair-user friendly. Gloved, and armed with garbage bags, we cleared the building lot, and as a community outreach, we also cleaned the adjoining vacant lot.  Read More

A Testimonial from Ocean Breeze Inn That's Too Good Not to Share 


Jaltemba Bay Life Note: We are thrilled when people tell us how well our site is working. If you are contemplating advertising on our site, this testimonial might help you decide. A sincere thank you to Sasha & Edgar from Ocean Breeze Inn for sharing this... 


It's hard to believe that two months ago we knew nothing about the communities in Jaltemba Bay or what they had to offer. When we became interested in a property that was located in Rincon de Guayabitos, the first site we found online was Jaltemba Bay Life. We read everything...  Read more  


Community Corner

Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

Los Amigos Plans Some Good Times for Next Season  

by Los Amigos Public Relations 


As the current season quickly winds down, Los Amigos de Jaltemba is proud to announce its schedule of events designed to keep you entertained next year. And hopefully raise a little money in the process to support our wide range of programs and services.  Read More 


Hot Off The Press: Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue Newsletter 


Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) just published the latest issue of their newsletter. You can view the April/May issue, as well as past issues, on the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) community webpage. Just click on the JBAR Newsletter Archive link to read them. 


Expanding on the Success of the Los Amigos Recycling Program  

by Susana Connors


Los Amigos' recycling program, partly funded by the Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club grant, now collects over 3,500 kilos of plastic per month. Local volunteers are no longer able to manage the volume. The operations side of the program will now be sub-contracted to a third-party...  Read More

Conalep Students Carry Their Leadership Training Forward   

by Susana Connors


The momentum was started in the Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club's "Learning for Life" grant provided by Kalispell Montana Rotary Club. Forty CONALEP students learned key leadership concepts coming out of their three leading-edge leadership workshops. The local students have...  Read More 


Two Rotary Presidents Go to PET International  

by Susana Connors


Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club's president-elect, Abraham, and president elect, Octaviano, attended the Rotary International PET officer training in Tepic last week. Rotary's theme for this coming year will be "Peace Through Service". The two incoming presidents were able to...  Read More 


Thank You California Rotary District 5130 and Middletown Rotary 

by Susana Connors


California Middletown Rotary and California District Rotary 5130 have done it again! Following on the success of their Los Amigos Recycling grant and their Zacualpan high school grant (remodel including computer lab and commercial kitchen lab), CONALEP high school has received a much needed grant for computers. Eddie Dominguez made the announcement at...  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

Tuesday, April 17

Puerto Vallarta Malecon Sculpture Walking Tours
Last Tuesday tour this season. No reservations required. Show up at 9:30am by the Millennium Sculpture next to the Rosita Hotel, north end of the Malecon.
Thursday, April 19
Tianguis, La Peita Plaza
Weekly open air market.  Read More



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


Notes for Tosia
- April 30 Dia del Nino (Children's Day)
- May 1 Dia del Trabajo (Labor Day)
- May 5 Cinco de Mayo ( Batalia de Puebla (Battle of Puebla)
- May 10 Dia de las Madres (Mother's Day)
- May 11 - 15 International Vallarta Soccer Cup (Vallarta Lifestyles)
- May 15 Dia del Maestro (Teacher's Day)
- May 15 to 31 Restaurant Week in PV (Virtual Vallarta) 


Recent Articles You May Have Missed

Semana Santa in Jaltemba Bay -- Part 1, 2 and 3

More Photos from Semana Santa

Destination: Nuevo Ixtlan Hot Springs, the El Tonino Way  

Jaltemba Bay Weather Archives are Up 

New Advertiser -- Ocean Breeze Inn   

New Advertiser -- Materiales "Kiko"   

The Los Amigos Puppet Show   

Photo of the Week -- Season of Renewal -- an Easter Calf is Born

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.


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