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September 18, 2012 
welcome / bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,302 newsletter subscribers!


Jaltemba Bay was bustling with activity this past weekend as Mexico celebrated Dia de la Independencia. "Viva Mexico!"


I was looking back through our newsletter archives to when I joined the team in late February. I was rather wowed to discover the increase in subscribers since then -- 1,103 on February 27th compared to 1,302 subscribers today. It's great to have so many new people interested in Jaltemba Bay Life! It's a wonderful incentive for me to keep our readers (both old and new) informed and intrigued about recent events around the bay.   


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 October 2nd just in time for your morning coffee.



Tosia Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 


Photo of the Week 
Dia de la Independencia Parade
in La Colonia
by Jeanie Mintzmyer
JM Indenpendence Day in La Colonia
Viva Mexico! The townspeople of La Colonia celebrated Dia de la Independencia (Mexican Independence Day) with a parade. The primaria students, dressed in their uniforms and waving Mexican flags, marched several blocks as families and vendors lined the streets and watched the parade... Read More

Jaltemba Bay Life News
Jaltemba Bay Life Numbers are UP
by Allyson Williams 

JBay Life Inquiries Chart

Between January and August 2012, Jaltemba Bay Life received more visits and pageviews than all of 2011 combined. So far this year, the number of visits are up a whopping 96% and pageviews are up 73% over last year, and the average number of new visitors is 43%.  Read More 


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Donations for Vicky's Dispensary are Desperately Needed
by Sarah Walker
SW Vickys Dispensary
CLEAN OUT THOSE CLOSETS AND DRAWERS!!! Then bring everything to the very, very poor here in our area of Mexico! It is needed. Did you know a comb... A COMB... is a luxury in a small mountain village! How many old pairs of glasses, reading, vision, out of subscription, do you have?  Read More


Driving by the Dump, The Kapok
Tree, Up El Monteón Creek, and
Hiking a Ridge
by Tom Plattenberger
Tom P Driving up creek potw
Last hot, hot summer, Bruce and I took up on an invite from Lenor and Terry Coomber to join with Dawn and Brian Blevings for a trip to the swimming holes up El Monteón Creek. We had a nice day bobbing around in one of the many pools that people have scooped out of the gravel creek-bed.  Read More


KinderAide Experience: Part 4
by Renie Kusters
KinderAide Part 4 Renie
Hi my name is Renie. My husband and I are from BC and have been coming to La Peñita for about 5 years and love it. Since the first year we came, we have always brought clothes and school supplies with us. We take them up to small villages and we can see the smiles on everyone.  Read More

Chelsea's Mexican Musings: My First Trip to Rincón de Guayabitos on the Colectivo
by Chelsea Swanson

My first trip to Guaybitos was a little scary because I had to take a colectivo to get there. The colectivo is the local shuttle-like bus that transports people between the towns in Jaltemba Bay. It is also called a combi, and sometimes they serve as taxis. I was nervous because I had never...  Read More  


In Chelsea's Mexican Musings, a Canadian teen reflects on her life experiences in Los Ayala, Nayarit, Mexico.


Reminder: New Requirements for Bringing Pets to Mexico
by Allyson Williams
New Pet Travel Info

Summer is quickly coming to an end and that means many of you are likely getting ready to head south to spend the winter in Jaltemba Bay or other parts of Mexico. If you are traveling with pets, we want you to be aware that the document requirements have recently changed.  Read More 


Where to Live
Salina Cruz Penthouse
La Peñita
$194,900 USD

Salina Cruz Penthouse

This two-story penthouse boasts a 360-degree view of the mountains and the ocean. There are granite countertops and stainless appliances in the kitchen, marble finishes in the bathrooms, a large master suite, spacious living and dining rooms, and an upper level game room and balcony... and at this price, it won't be on the market long.  Learn more 

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

Meet Local Folks
Meet Elizabeth Gómez Nuñez, La Peñita
by Christina Stobbs
CS Meet Bety Nunez
Elizabeth, or Betty as she prefers to be called, is from Guadalajara. Being a single mother with four daughters, she moved to La Peñita de Jaltemba in September of 2002 in part to fulfill her father's wishes. Her father Heliodoro Nuñez Casilla, who was separated from his wife...  Read More


The Jaltemba Bay DISH:
Food and recipes from around the Bay
David's Deliciously Simple
Shrimp Ceviche
by David Thompson
DT Shrimp Ceviche
While surfing the net the other day for a recipe to bring to a party, I decided to make something with a little Mexican flair that would be reminiscent of the ceviche we often order in La Peñita and Guayabitos. After checking out many websites, I combined a few different recipes to come up with this...  Read More


Restaurant + Business News
Annie is Gearing Up for Winter Watercolor Classes in Guayabitos
Annie Boldt is once again looking for watercolor painters of any level to join in some painting fellowship. These free classes are held Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-noon and will begin December 11. To learn more, visit Annie's Watercolor Class.


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 Ayala Beach House
Los Ayala

Casa Ayala This 3 bedroom home has a secure fenced yard, outdoor grill, laundry facilities, satellite TV and Wi-Fi, and the close proximity to the beach makes this the perfect vacation rental for families and groups up to 12 people.  Learn more

View their location on our interactive Map of Los Ayala.

Condos Casa Rey
Los Ayala

Condos Casa Rey Condos Casa Rey has 8 spacious condominiums, 6 ocean view and 2 mountain view, all with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Guests can walk a few steps to the ocean or relax in the beautiful beachfront pool.  Learn more

View their 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:
Casa Raymundo: 137 views 
Ocean Breeze Inn: 115 views

Most Popular Businesses:
Vista Guayabitos Restaurant: 60 views
Sergio's Tours: 39 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
Tropical Manor House: 47 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.


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 and to view what others are saying on Jaltemba Bay Folk (our community forum), click here.  


(Please note that these posts are quoted exactly as our readers write them on our forum)


Why We Love Jaltemba Bay

by Beach Lover


Our first visit to the area was 5 years ago when we went to see a couple in Los Ayala. We have been back there ever since and are now joined by about 10 others. They came to visit us once we started staying in LA and saw this little paradise. We feel so safe there and love the people.  Read 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.
Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue:
JBAR September-October Newsletter
Calendar + Events

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

In Our Last Newsletter: 

Jaltemba Bay Mourns the Loss of Three Locals  

New Requirements for Bringing Pets to Mexico

Wildlife Encounters in Jaltemba Bay

My KinderAide Experience: Part 3  

My Lime Trees Give Me More Than Fruit

Chelsea's Mexican Musings: My First Vacations in Mexico

Mexican Gazpacho with Corn & Cilantro Salsa   

Photo of the Week: A Well Deserved Break in El Monteon 

Featured Real Estate: Tropical Manor House 

New Rental: Casa Raymundo

Featured Rental: Casa Luna

Featured Rental: Casa Maria

Featured Rental: Villa Las Mananitas 

On Jaltemba Bay Folk: 

Dia de la Independencia Celebration in Jaltemba Bay (Mexican Independence Day) -- Sept. 14-16 

Timeline Released for New Malecon in La Peñita

Our New Bank in La Peñita

Documentary TV Series about Mexico Safety in the Works

Visit Jaltemba Bay Folk, our community forum, to read these stories and more. Most often, this kind of information is posted under the General Information sub-forum.   


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.  


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)

Owners, Jaltemba Bay Life