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July 24, 2012 
welcome/ bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,260 newsletter subscribers!


Choices... I feel so fortunate to have the choice of living in the Jaltemba Bay area for six months of the year. One of the main reasons I chose to accept Allyson's offer to become part of the Jaltemba Bay Life Team is that I get the chance to share this incredible place through my eyes and the eyes of our readers, with many others who also love and want to see more of Mexico. Some of you may choose to spend your holiday time here in our gorgeous region this winter. Upon your arrival, you will find a plethora of restaurants, day tour and activity companies, spas and other businesses that offer terrific choices to both vacationers and locals alike. There are many more choices that I love about our area including the sunny weather, the variety of eateries serving freshly caught seafood and the beautiful beaches... but don't take my word for it, come and see for yourselves!   


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. 


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


During the summer, we publish the Jaltemba Bay Life newsletter every two weeks. Be sure to watch for the next issue, which will arrive in your InBox on August 7th just in time for your morning coffee.



Tosia Polomski-Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 


Photo of the Week 
Stone Fence South of Amatlan de Cañas
by Tom Plattenberger
Stone Fence TomP
This volcanic rock fence is very typical of the area. Clearing the pasture of these rocks makes the land more productive and also provides a handy material to build an enduring fence. I am always drawn to these stone fences. The toil represented and the forces that solidly hold them in place...  Read More

Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Rincón de Guayabitos
by Susan J. Cobb
SJC Rincon de Guaybitos
Rincón de Guayabitos is a small colorful beach resort tucked up in a corner (rincón) of Jaltemba Bay, a stretch of the Pacific Coast of Mexico known for it's wide sandy beach and waves that lap more often than they lunge. Everyone heads for the water in Guayabitos with no fear of being pummeled or...  Read More

Note: In the next several issues we will be featuring a collection of articles, stories and poems originally published on Magical Los Ayala. This is the third in this series.

Sarah's Survivors: Her Name is Adelita
by Sarah Walker
SW Adelita

It had been raining through the night and the creeks were all full and the water running rapidly. I was approaching a little bridge on a dirt road and something moved in front of my car. I slammed on the brakes and jumped out. There in the middle of the road was a tiny tiny kitten, the color of the road...  Read More


Where to Live
Hacienda La Peñita

Hacienda La Penita$2,190,000 USD
This stunning and picturesque estate encompasses an entire city block, and is the largest single-owned property along the beachfront in La Peñita. It has been featured in Decor, Traditional Home, Beautiful Homes and Weekend Homes. You must see this property to fully appreciate its incredible beauty!  Learn more

To view other homes and condos for sale in the Jaltemba Bay area, click here.


Meet Local Folks
Meet Debra & Glen Triplett and Gracie the Beach Dog, Rincón de Guayabitos
by Christina Stobbs
CS Meet the Tripletts
Twenty years ago, Debra and Glen Triplett met and fell in love. These two shared the dream of moving to a foreign country, a tropical locale with a picture-perfect beach where they would enjoy long leisurely walks, daily swims and inspirational sunsets. Glen intended to realize his dream...  Read More

The Jaltemba Bay DISH:
Food and recipes from around the Bay
Italian Bread Salad
by Ellaine Spivak

Italian Bread Salad ES

This is one of my most favourite ways to use up stale, good quality bread. We're blessed here in Jaltemba Bay with fine bakers who work from their kitchens and sell amazing bread at the markets or on the corners of any one of our villages. When we buy the bread I do my best to use it all while it's...  Read More
Where to Stay
Los Compadres Resort

Los Compadres Resort

Los Compadres Resort, Restaurant & Bar sits on one of the highest points around, and offers an incredible view of the entire Jaltemba Bay from every room. The Suites are newly constructed, beautifully furnished and incredibly spacious, each with 1,000 square feet of living space. They have separate bedroom(s), private bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room with plasma TV and more than 30 channels.  Learn more 



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

Most Popular Rentals:
Ocean Breeze Inn:  70 views 
Los Compadres Resort:  67 views 
Paraiso del Pescador Bungalows & RV Park:  66 views

Most Popular Businesses:
Albercas de Vallarta:  62 views
Beso del Sol Steak House:  44 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. 
Event News + Updates
Mexi-Go! Travel and Trade Expo

The Convention and Visitor's Bureau of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have announced their participation at the Mexi-Go! Travel and Trade Expo which is scheduled to take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on September 7-8, 2012. Tourism representatives will have the opportunity to interact with thousands of people attending this Mexico-only Expo.  Read More 

Mexi-Go! is a Canadian and Mexican partnership that offers comprehensive online marketing solutions to businesses looking to increase their Canadian market share through publications, direct marketing and events. For anyone who may have missed it, Rincon de Guayabitos and JaltembaBayLife.com were featured in the Fall 2011 issue of the Mexi-Go! Magazine.

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 information about a community group, organization or project, post it on the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum and we will include a link in the next issue of our newsletter. If you have information about an upcoming event, email us the details along with any photos, and we will gladly promote it as well.
Barbie Project:
Barbie Dolls are always needed during the holiday season. The Barbie Lady says it's time to start checking out your local garage sales and thrift shops.  Read More

Calendar + Events

Every Wednesday
Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club, Guayabitos
Rotary Club meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30am at Piña Colada RestaurantRead More
Every Thursday
Tianguis, La Peñita Plaza
Weekly open-air market featuring silver jewelry, Talavera pottery, Oaxacan rugs, Huichol Indian artwork, fresh produce and much moreRead More

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

Recent Articles You May Have Missed

"Before" Photos of the New Malecon in La Penita

Surviving the Summer Heat in Jaltemba Bay

Rob's Ramblings: A Change in Attitude

The Rainy Season Has Arrived

Watermelon, Feta & Basil Appetizer

Albercas de Vallarta Has Moved

2012 Summer Olympics: Mexico's Top 5 Athletes to Watch

Ziplining in Mexico Just Got a Little More Fun!  

And much more...


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


Our team works hard to provide 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