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August 7, 2012 
welcome / bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,269 newsletter subscribers!


There seems to be a nature theme going on in this issue, which was quite unintentional on my part. Perhaps it's because I've been reminiscing lately of days gone by. It seems to me that when we stop to enjoy the little things like smelling the roses, watching the waves roll in or even just hanging out in the yard to watch the birds, it gives us time to pause and reflect on life. So sit down, relax, take some time to read this newsletter and as our Photo of the Week suggests, enjoy "How Awesome Life Is." 


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 21st just in time for your morning coffee.



Tosia Polomski-Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 


Photo of the Week 
How Awesome Life Is
by Allyson Williams
AW Awesome Life Is
While my husband, David, and I were in Sayulita recently, we decided to take a leisurely walk toward the south end of town. A few minutes into our walk, David noticed an old worn piece of wood attached to a handrail leading to the beach. On it, someone has written... "For one minute...  Read More

Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Loving Nature in Two Countries
by Tosia Polomski-Archer
TPA Nature Nut Catepillar
I am a self-professed nature nut in the two countries I call home, Canada and Mexico. The passion I have for flora and fauna that shows up in my many photographs and watercolours, must have begun during my early Canadian childhood as I can't remember a time that I didn't have this love...  Read More

Surviving the Summer in Jaltemba Bay -- The Rewards & Challenges
by Christina Stobbs
CS Rewards Challenges Iguana face

For me, the rainy season brings both rewards and challenges, some of which I shall recount here.... You be the Judge and decide which is which. Let's begin with the glorious greening of the surrounding countryside, the cooling off effect of the rains (as temporary as that is), and the re-emergence of...  Read More 


"Jaltemba" the Hawksbill is Released
in Guayabitos

by Allyson Williams
Jaltemba Turtle Release
Jaltemba, the juvenile Hawksbill turtle that divers rescued back in April, was successfully released this past Sunday, July 22 after surgery and months of rehabilitation. Before being released, she was fitted with a satellite transmitter. Jaltemba is the first turtle to receive a transmitter in the state...  Read More

My KinderAide Experience: Part 1
by Diane Simser
KinderAide Experience hitting the pinata

I greatly enjoyed my volunteer teaching experience with the KinderAide program in La Peñita this past winter. I had two classes of 5-year-olds once a week. Each class was about 20 minutes in length. During that time we reviewed numbers in English from 1-15, the alphabet, greetings...  Read More


Where to Live
Casa Maria Condo
Rincón de Guayabitos, Hotel Zone
$389,000 USD

Casa Maria Condo Casa Maria is one of only six oceanfront units in the popular Playa Linda Condo complex, making this a rare opportunity for buyers. This spacious 2-bedroom condo is located on the 2nd floor and has a fabulous view of the entire Bay of JaltembaLearn more

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

Event News + Updates
Upcoming Events for the 2012-2013 Season
by Allyson Williams

To help you plan for the upcoming winter season, we have compiled a list of major fundraising, charity and local events that will take place in La Peñita, Rincón de Guayabitos and Los Ayala during the 2012-13 season. Please keep in mind, it is still early so some events may not be finalized yet.  Read More


Local News
Jaltemba Bay Weather Comparisons
for July
by David Thompson
JBL Weather History graph

The official Jaltemba Bay Weather Station celebrated its one-year anniversary in June, which means you can now compare temperature, wind, rainfall and other weather data for 2011 and 2012. Here are a few weather comparisons for the month of July...  Read More 


Where to Stay
Los Ayala

Los Ayala is the smallest and southern-most town in Jaltemba Bay and is located just a stone's throw from Rincón de Guayabitos. It is a quiet beach community with an idyllic swimming beach that is popular on weekends and during Mexican holidays. There are several small hotels, numerous family-style bungalows and a couple of trailer parks. Tourist services include a few small mercados, gift shops specializing in beach paraphernalia, and the many taco stands and palapa restaurants where you can get a bite to eat and a cold drink.

Click here to learn more about the magical town of Los Ayala.

Casa Contenta
Los Ayala

Casa Contenta Casa Contenta offers four stunningly designed and authentic Mexican suites with beautiful hand-carved wood furniture, talavera tile, hand painted ceramic and original Mexican art. Each suite has its own private washroom, fully equipped kitchen and exclusive patio. Amenities include: Free WiFi, DVD and book library, kayaks, bocce set, snorkeling gear, tennis rackets, bicycles and a variety of water toys and beach chairs.  Learn more

You can view Casa Contenta's location on our interactive
Map of Los Ayala.

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

Most Popular Rentals:
Ocean Breeze Inn: 89 views

Most Popular Businesses:
Beso del Sol Steak House: 23 views
Casa Cooking: 20 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
Hacienda La Peñita: 117 views 

When you promote your home or business on our high-traffic website, you'll be seen by hundreds of locals and visitors to our area. Click here to learn more


Community Corner

Updates on groups, organizations and other good works 

If you have information about a community group, organization or project, post it on Jaltemba Bay Folk 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.
PEACE Mexico:
Calendar + Events

Wednesday, August 15

Dia de la Asuncion de la Virgen Guadalupe (Ascension Day)
This is one of Mexico's most important religious events. The Virgin of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico.  Read More
Every Wednesday
Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club, Guayabitos
Rotary Club meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30am at Piña Colada Restaurant.  Read 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

Rincon de Guayabitos

Sarah's Survivors: Her Name is Adelita

Meet Local Folks: Meet Debra & Glen Triplett and Gracie the Beach Dog, Rincon de Guayabitos

Photo of the Week: Stone Fence South of Amatlan de Canas 

Featured Recipe: Italian Bread Salad

Where to Stay: Los Compadres Resort

La Bodega Wine and Liquor New Summer Hours 

San Pancho Golf Course Gets Certification

Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon 2012 Announced

Riviera Nayarit invites you to enjoy the Sweet Corn Festival

Sierra Occidental Mountains offers Great Summer Getaways 

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Summer Camp Announces Performance 

International Mariachi & Charro Festival in Guadalajara 

Jalisco Approves New Animal Protection Law 

"Celebration of Life" in Guayabitos / Tonight's Sunset 


Thank You / Gracias
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