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May 29, 2012 

welcome / bienvenidos


Welcome to all 1,199 newsletter subscribers!


The Jaltemba Bay Life team is excited to officially announce the merger with Magical Los Ayala. Also included in this issue is our new "Meet Local Folks" section highlighting local folks living in Los Ayala, an update about Project Angelina, more stories from our readers about their JBAR rescue pets and much more.

We always look forward to hearing from our readers. We want to thank Brian and Christopher for emailing us their first submissions for our "Photo of the Week" section, which we've included in this issue. Please share your stories and photos by emailing them to Tosia@JaltembaBayLife.com.  


To find out what is happening this week and next, please 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


Remember, we are now publishing the Jaltemba Bay Life newsletter every two weeks... so be sure to watch for the next issue on Tuesday, June 12th, just in time for your morning coffee.



Tosia Archer  

Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter  


Photo of the Week 
Nice Catch

by Blaine Meewes  



This "Toro" was caught by Blaine and Jeff from Blaine's Hobie 16 near the big island in Jaltemba Bay back in April while Jeff was visiting from Vancouver, WA. The Toro, also known as Pacific Jack Crevalle or Torito, is one of the most common species in Mexican waters...  Read More 


Sleeping Beauty

by Christopher Morse



This photo represents a "Magical Moment" in Los Ayala, Nayarit, Mexico. I took this photo of this beautiful horse, ten minutes south of Los Ayala while on a horseback riding excursion to a nearby waterfall for a swim.  Read More


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
It's Official: Magical Los Ayala has merged with Jaltemba Bay Life! 

by Christina Stobbs 


Allyson and I are both delighted to say... Its official, Magical Los Ayala has merged with Jaltemba Bay Life! As part of the merge, Jaltemba Bay Life will be uploading all the special stories, photos, history, and important information from Magical Los Ayala onto their web site...  Read More  


Project Angelina: Angelina's House  

Has Walls  

by Donna Steensma


Agneta's Book  

Hi Everyone. Just a short update. The project slowed down a little a week ago, as the Maestro of the project, Jose, hurt himself, and ended up in the hospital. He is recuperating now... and things are moving along nicely. Angelina and her family are still living in the rental home...  Read More


JBAR Adoption Stories: Week 3  

by Our Readers 


Agneta's Book  

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 issue features four more stories about well-loved...  Read More


In Bloom: Plumeria (Part 2) 

by Allyson Williams  


Agneta's Book

After I posted my story about Plumeria two weeks ago, one of our readers commented that many of the residents who live at Paraiso del Mar, also known as the Canadian Condos in La Penita, head north before mid-March and don't ever get a chance to see the Plumerias...  Read More

June in Jaltemba Bay  

by Christina Stobbs 


Pink Sunset CS 
June marks the beginning of the dizzyingly hot weather with temperatures often rising above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (30 C) in the shade. However, the heat of June is not that uncomfortable, as the humidity is nowhere near the levels experienced in August and September. The days are
...  Read More

Meet Local Folks

Meet Local Folks 

During the next few months, we will be transferring many of the stories, photos and history of Los Ayala from Magical Los Ayala to Jaltemba Bay Life in order to preserve this information. In this issue, we are proud to feature the people and stories about local folks who are fortunate enough to call the small Pacific Mexican beach town called Los Ayala, home sweet home...

Miguel Sillas

The stories featured here are written by Christina Stobbs. If you are interested in sharing your story, please email her at christina.stobbs@gmail.com

Welcome to our New Advertisers
Tony Tequila's Restaurant & Bar


Tony Tequila's

Antonio and Sandra offer traditional Mexican cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh shrimp, fish and other seafood dishes. As the name implies, the bar menu features a large variety of tequila and what some folks say are the best margaritas in Jaltemba Bay.  Learn more 

Viking Construction


Bungalows Las IguanasViking offers the best choice for construction projects in Jaltemba Bay. Norman, master builder, contractor and realtor, has a well earned reputation for building solid homes, perfect in every detail. View some of the homes built by Viking Construction.

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!

And it's always a good time to list your restaurant or business so people can read about you over the summer and know exactly where to find you when they return in the fall.

Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received the most views since our last issue:

Most Popular Rentals:

Most Popular Businesses:
 Viking Real Estate: 25 views
 PakMail Riviera Nayarita: 25 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
Villas Marena Condos: 50 views

List your rental, business or real estate on Jaltemba Bay Life
and be seen by hundreds of locals and visitors to our area.

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)


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!
Rotary Jaltemba Bay La Penita:

Escuela Primeria Justo Sierra Has a Dream 


Calendar + Events

Friday, June 1

Dia de la Marina (Navy Day)
Since 1942, an impressive military display takes place on Dia de la Marina to celebrate the nationalization of the Mexican Navy in 1917. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration in Chacala.  Read More
Friday-Sunday, June 1-3
MotoFiesta Guayabitos 2012
More than 500 riders will enjoy a weekend full of concerts, contests, adrenaline and a whole lot of funRead More
Thursday-Sunday, June 7-10
Standup Paddleboard Championship, Sayulita
This event is open to Mexican competitors in several categories, in hopes of attracting the finest athletes in this increasingly popular sport.  Read More
Every Thursday
Tianguis, La Peita Plaza
Weekly open-air market featuring silver jewelry, Talavera pottery, Oaxacan rugs, Huichol Indian artwork, fresh produce and much more.  Read More



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


Recent Articles You May Have Missed

In Bloom: Plumeria

Juvenile Hawksbill Turtle Rescued Off Shore in Rincon de Guayabitos   

Beetles are Killing the Palm Trees in Jaltemba Bay

JBAR Adoption Stories: Week 2

Project Angelina is Making Progress 

New Map of Platanitos 

Featured Rental: Bungalows Las Iguanas  

Featured Rental: Casa La Palapa

Featured Rental: El Sueno de Los Ayala  

Featured Rental: Panchito's Bungalows

Featured Rental: Posada Las Flores

Why I Love Jaltemba Bay

And much more...


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


Thank You / Gracias
We want to thank you for taking the time to read this issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter.


Our staff works hard to provide you with the most up-to-date and informative site for both locals and visitors to the area.  


If you own a business, hotel or vacation rental, and/or have real estate to sell, we hope you will consider advertising on our site. You'll be listed in our directories and be seen by hundreds of locals and visitors each and every day. We stand by our product and our commitment to the community -- that's why all fees are 100% money-back guaranteed!  


We value your opinions and feedback. Please let us know if you have comments or suggestions about how we can make our community website even better!




David & Allyson (and Taco & Panchito the Rescue Dogs, too)

Founders, Jaltemba Bay Life  

Owners, Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum