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October 2, 2012 
welcome / bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,315 newsletter subscribers!


The high season is fast approaching, and with so many people returning to the Jaltemba Bay area already, we feel its time to resume our weekly publication schedule. Look for your copy of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter every Tuesday from now on!


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


Be sure to watch for the next issue, which will arrive in your InBox on October 9th just in time for your morning coffee.



Tosia Polomski-Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 


Photo of the Week 
Mexican Cowboys
by Ken & Bea Rauch
KBR Mexican Cowboys
This photograph of local vaqueros (cowboys) was taken near La Piedra Bola. We personally know a few of the ranchers in the valley. The cowboys develop their skills in roping, branding and rounding up cattle working on the ranch. Charros, are the ones who compete in competitions known as...  Read More


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Rob's Ramblings: The Wonders of Electricity in Mexico
by Rob Erickson

Thomas Edison might wonder what happened with his wonderful invention of electricity if he was to be on the job today in Mexico. Some basic rules of wiring and electricity that we take for granted up-north seem to have been missed in Mexico. It's been my experience that the Jaltemba Bay area...  Read More


Los Ayala Soccer Program Needs Equipment
by Lori Schneider Wood
LSW Los Ayala Soccer
Years ago, three of us started up a soccer program here in Sicamous, British Columbia. I ended up running it for years after my kids grew up and graduated. Since I stopped, the equipment has been sitting here waiting for someone to use it. I got this idea to donate it to Los Ayala a few years ago and finally...  Read More


My KinderAide Experience: Part 5
by Heather Erickson
HE KinderAide Experience Part 5
I have known Jane for quite a few years so when she posted that there was a position available to help out at KinderAide for one hour a week I thought I was (or should be!) up to the challenge. Off I went to kinder with Kate - an experienced, qualified, exuberant teacher.  Read More


Chelsea's Mexican Musings: Social Life and Friendships in Mexico
by Chelsea Swanson

The social life in Mexico is a lot different then in Canada. In Mexico my friends and I chat "face-to-face" a lot more. In Canada, my friends and I chat mostly by text messaging or over the internet. I have to say that I like chatting "face-to-face" a lot more!  Read More 


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


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

This article was updated this past week to include a link to the new USDA Non-Official Bilingual Letterhead Health Certificate and information about traveling with pets of Mexican origin.


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 


Featured Real Estate

Villas Marena Condos PRICE REDUCTION   

Villas Marena Condos

Los Ayala  

$249,000-250,000 USD 


Only 2 condos left in the Villas Marena beachfront condo complex in Los Ayala. These 1BR and 1BR+Den units have newly remodeled kitchens and bathrooms with granite counters and Huanacaxtle wood cabinets, new ceramic flooring and moreLearn more  


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


Local News
Update on Los Ayala's Infrastructure Project and New Malecon in La Peñita
by Romy Mora, Regidor
The collections for Los Ayala's infrastructure project continue... Miguel Sillas, Los Ayala's Juez, brought the amount raised to date, to just over $150,000 pesos. Miguel has been going door-to-door to collect the infrastructure assessment from property owners in Los Ayala, and will continue...  Read More

Bucerias Immigration Office Relocates to Nuevo Vallarta
Banderas News

The National Institute of Immigration (INM) wishes to inform the general public in Bahía de Banderas and Nayarit that the local INM office on Avenida Las Palmas in Bucerias, closed its doors on Monday, September 17, 2012, for relocation. The Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit INM offices can now be found...  Read More 


Restaurant + Business News
What's NEW This Season

High season is rapidly approaching, and that means businesses are starting to announce their grand re-opening dates, new menu items and specials, new hours and/or changes in location. We will update this section as we receive information.

MOVED: Albercas de Vallarta moved into their newly constructed store in Guayabitos in June. In addition to selling pool supplies and equipment, they now stock hardware items, garden supplies and more.  Info and Map

Annie's Watercolor Classes: Painters of all levels of expertise are welcome to join together for some painting fellowship. Classes start December 11 and are free.  Info and Map

Casa Cooking Classes: Debra Triplett and Betty Nunez have just added three more dates to their popular authentic Mexican cooking classes. Classes begin November 22 and registration is now open!  Info and Map

MOVED: El Rincón del Arabe: Lucy and Haitham celebrated the grand opening of their newly remodeled restaurant in La Peñita on Saturday, September 29. Their new space is bright and open, and guests will enjoy dining on their roof-top patio with views of the ocean.  Info and Map

Hinde y Jaime's Restaurant: Patty and crew opened their doors for the season this past Friday, September 28. They will be open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm. Stop by to say hello and enjoy their famous Fish and Shrimp Tacos.  Info and Map

NEW: Real Nayar Hospital: The Real Nayar Hospital, located on the corner of Alfredo V. Bonfil and Bahia de Banderas in La Peñita, opened on June 17. They have 10 doctors, 15 patient rooms and a 24-hour clinical laboratory.  Read more

Vista Guayabitos Restaurant is scheduled to re-open on November 5 when they will reveal their new look and exciting new menu. They are in the process of converting part of their restaurant into condominiums (you can read more about it here).  Info and Map

Event News + Updates
Mark Your Calendars: Fun and Fundraising with Las Tres Amigas
by Las Tres Amigas

Helma, Maxine and Nora had such a great time last season working, laughing, eating and yes even drinking with so many of you to raise funds for worthwhile endeavours that we have decided to go ahead with further events this season. This year we are organizing five events that we hope provide something for everyoneRead More


Featured Hotels + Vacation Rentals
Rincón de Guayabitos


Rincón de Guayabitos is a small and colorful resort and fishing village nestled between the rugged Sierra Madre Occidental mountains and the gentle Bay of Jaltemba. It is widely known as a safe, friendly and family-oriented beach town, as well as a vacation spot for budget-conscious travelers. Over the past 5-10 years, Guayabitos has gained popularity as a vacation and second home destination for Americans, Canadians and Europeans.


Click here to learn more about Rincón de Guayabitos, including information about population, the beach, photos and more.


We want to help you find your perfect place to stay. No matter whether you're looking for an upscale resort, all-inclusive hotel, beachfront vacation rental home, quaint Bed & Breakfast or RV park for your rig -- here at Jaltemba Bay Life, there's something for everyone and every budget. Here are a few great options when staying in Rincón de Guayabitos...


Paraiso del Pescador

Paraiso del Pescador Bungalows & RV Park 



20 well-equipped hotel rooms and bungalows, 24 attractive RV sites, swimming and paddling pool, manicured green areas, gated on-site parking, wheel chair access, and a friendly and bilingual staff.  Learn more 

Villa Corona del MarFEATURED VILLA  

Villa Corona del Mar 



This luxurious private Villa has 7 guest rooms in the main house, 3 quaint bungalows with private entrances near the swimming pool and tennis court. Villa Corona del Mar is perfect for groups up to 23 people, family reunions and weddings.  Learn more 


The Domes



The Domes complex is comprised of 6 exclusive townhomes covered by spectacular tall domes. Each unit is fully furnished with phone, internet and satellite TV, and guests have access to the garden courtyard and pool.  Learn more 

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

Most Popular Rentals:
Condos Casa Rey: 182 views 
Paraiso del Pescador Bungalows & RV Park: 96 views

Most Popular Businesses:
Annie's Watercolor Classes: 64 views
Casa Cooking Classes: 55 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
Salina Cruz Condo Penthouse: 141 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.
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. And don't forget to add your event... it's FREE!


Recent Articles You May Have Missed

In Our Last Newsletter: 

Donations for Vicky's Dispensary are Desperately Needed

Jaltemba Bay Life Numbers are UP

Driving by the Dump, The Kapok Tree, Up El Monteon Creek, and Hiking a Ridge 

KinderAide Experience: Part 4

Chelsea's Mexican Musings: My First Trip to Rincon de Guayabitos on the Colectivo

Reminder: New Requirements for Bringing Pets to Mexico

Meet Elizabeth Gomez Nuñez, La Peñita

David's Deliciously Simple Shrimp Ceviche

Annie is Gearing Up for Winter Watercolor Classes in Guayabitos 

Why We Love Jaltemba Bay 

Photo of the Week: Dia de la Independencia in La Colonia

New Listing: Salina Cruz Penthouse

New Rental: Casa Ayala Beach House 

New Rental: Condos Casa Rey 

On Jaltemba Bay Folk:  

New INM regulations   

Our New Bank in La Peñita

September Serape 

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