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May 15, 2012 

welcome / bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,179 newsletter subscribers!


This is a busy week around Jaltemba Bay -- the Patron Saint's festivities of Our Lady of the Rosary in La Penita goes through Sunday and the ever-popular Restaurant Week begins in Puerto Vallarta. See the calendar below for more information and event schedules.


The weather is great, friends are happily reporting that their pools are like bath water and that cool mornings are very pleasant for strolling on the beaches. The lovely weather makes this a great time to plan a day trip; you will find suggestions and details on our Tours and Activities page. And 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.  


To find out what is happening this week and next, read the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.     


Remember, we are now publishing the Jaltemba Bay Life newsletter every two weeks... so be sure to watch for the next issue on Tuesday, May 29, just in time for your morning coffee.  



Tosia Archer  

Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter  


Photo of the Week 

In Bloom: Plumeria

by Allyson Williams   


Plumeria May 15 2012


Plumeria, also known as Frangipani and Flor de Mayo, is native to Mexico. It blooms in the spring and their beautiful fragrant flowers range from white and yellow to pink. Plumeria are deciduous plants so they drop their leaves in the fall and winter months.  Read More 


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life

Juvenile Hawksbill Turtle Rescued off Shore in Rincon de Guayabitos

by Allyson Williams



On Monday, April 30 divers rescued a juvenile Hawksbill turtle off the Bay of Jaltemba. Because "Jaltemba" has a hook embedded deep in her throat, Vicente Peņa from Los Grupos Ecologistas de Nayarit and M. en C. Catherine Hart from Red Tortuguera A.C. had to get permission...  Read More


Beetles are Killing the Palm Trees in Jaltemba Bay

by Allyson Williams

 Palm weevils May 15 2012


For anyone who has palm trees on your property, you need to know that they are all in danger of infestation from the Picudo Prieto or Mayate Prieto (Black Palm Weevil). For the past few weeks, Sarah Walker and I have been been researching information about this destructive beetle...  Read More 


JBAR Adoption Stories: Week 2  

by JBL Readers



May is National Pet Month. To celebrate, we have asked our readers to submit photos and short stories about the pets they have adopted from Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). We are sharing these stories during the month of May. This week, we are featuring two of Sarah Walker's dogs.  Read More


Project Angelina is Making Progress
by Donna Steensma

Project Angelina Fdtn

We are on our way home to Langley BC. When we left, Jose and his crew had the foundation completed and were starting the walls. No cement walls poured in Mexico. They used 5,000 bricks and blocks for this small house. Since the house is on a hill, all the bricks were carried up the hill...  Read More

Jaltemba Bay Life News

New Map of Platanitos


Map of Platanitos


In the last two issues of our newsletter, we featured five beautiful vacation rental homes in the resort communities of Playa Las Tortugas and Punta el Custodio, both of which are located near the town of Platanitos about an hour north of Rincon de Guayabitos. Unfortunately, our newly designed map didn't make the deadline because of a small programming glitch. The map is now up and it looks great (if we do say so ourselves).

View our new interactive Map of Platanitos now.
You can hover over the icons to read about each of these rental homes.

Featured Vacation Rentals
Come Discover Los Ayala


Los Ayala is an authentic Mexican fishing village that remains an undiscovered gem. Only recently emerging as a tropical vacation and retirement destination; Los Ayala is popular for its beautiful, tranquil kilometer-long beach with clear blue-green ocean waters and lush surroundings, affordable accommodations and dining; enticing visitors to return time and time again.  

Los Ayala offers a wide array of accommodations including beachfront hotels and homes, boutique hotels, bungalows, RV and camping parks, as well as private homes and condos. We have featured the rentals from Magical Los Ayala below. You can view other hotels, rentals and businesses on our interactive Map of Los Ayala.

Come stay a while and experience the true spirit of Mexico as lived daily by the friendly Mexican people!

Bungalows Las Iguanas


Bungalows Las IguanasBungalows Las Iguanas has newly renovated rooms, each with full kitchen, private bath and cable television. Located just one block from beautiful Los Ayala beach.  Learn more

Casa La Palapa


Casa La Palapa This delightful 3-bedroom vacation rental home is located in the center of town and just two blocks from the beach in Los Ayala. It is spacious, clean and comfortably furnished.  Learn more

El Sueno de Los Ayala


El Sueno de Los AyalaThis 1-Bedroom suite offers a quiet and romantic retreat with a Mexican flair. It is located in the popular Villas Marena condo complex and is just steps from the beach in Los Ayala.  Learn more

Panchito's Bungalows


Panchito's BungalowsPanchito's Bungalows are, and continue to be, the perfect long-term rental choice for couples seeking affordable accommodations in the Jaltemba Bay area.  Come stay a while and experience the good life, "La Buena Vida".  Learn more

Posada Las Flores


Posada Las FloresThis charming hotel offers Los Ayala's best coffee shop, lounge/bar, internet cafe and book exchange along with family friendly accommodations, rustic and colorful Mexican design and so much more.  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!

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Rental Reservation Requests: 79 per month average

Most Popular Rentals (since last issue):

Business Inquiries:
43 per month average

Most Popular Businesses (since last issue):

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 

by Jeff T 


My wife and I recently returned from a 10 day visit exploring, from Sayulita to La Penita. Without a doubt it was the best vacation we have had. One of our experiences stands out--
We were staying in Los Ayala (at the wonderful Casa Contenta) and went into R de G for some groceries.  Read More


Community Corner

Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

If you have news or information about a community group, organization or project, we invite you to post it on the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum and we will include a link to your story in the next issue of our newsletter. If you have information about an upcoming special event, please email us the story and photos and we will promote it here and on our blog!
Los Amigos de Jaltemba:

Los Amigos is Now Accepting Applications for Scholarships

Rotary Jaltemba Bay La Penita:

Education is the Key to the Future of the La Penita Area

New CONALEP Principal Presents Challenges for Campus

PEACE Mexico:

Intern with PEACE Mexico this Summer 

About Los Ayala:

Los Ayala Infrastructure Project Update from Romy Mora 

Calendar + Events

Thursday-Sunday, May 10-20

Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Talpa (Patron Saint's Festivities of Our Lady of the Rosary), La Penita
For 11 days, the different colonias (neighborhoods) in La Penita organize themselves and show their devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary through several activities, mass, singing, pilgrimages and fireworks. Click here to see the cultural and activity schedule.
Tuesday-Thursday, May 15-31
Restaurant Week, Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
During this 17 day festival hosted by Vallarta Lifestyles, restaurants offer innovative three-course menus discounted by up to 50%. For a list of participating restaurants and their menus, click here. 
Thursday, May 17
Orchid Tour, San Pancho
This guided orchid farm tour is organized by Entreamigos. Reservations are required.
Read More
Thursday, May 17
Tianguis, La Peņita Plaza
Weekly open air market.  Read More



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


Recent Articles You May Have Missed

All Palms are in Danger

JBAR Adoption Stories: Week 1 

Project Angelina: Construction Begins     

Featured Rental: Casa Iguana at Punta el Custodio 

Featured Rental: Villa Sunrisa at Punta el Custodio

San Pancho Bird Observatory Initiative  

Photo of the Week: Iridescent Bug in My Garden 

Mexico Launches Tsunami Warning System  

Diamond Pet Food Recall Expanded to Include Costco's Kirkland Signature Dog/Cat Food  

Are Americans Safer in Mexico Than at Home?

Trip Advisors 2012 Travelers' Choice Awards Rank Puerto Vallarta as Top Mexico Destination 

And much more...


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


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

Founders, Jaltemba Bay Life  

Owners, Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum