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October 9, 2012 
welcome / bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,327 newsletter subscribers!


There is already so much going on in the Jaltemba Bay area. We have lots of information to pass along to you this week, and there is more coming in daily. The keyboards of the Jaltemba Bay Life Team are being put through their paces, no doubt about it!  

If you have an event, charity information, any other public announcement or care to submit a story or photo to share with us, we always have a place for it here in the newsletter. Email us for details.  


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 16th just in time for your morning coffee.



Tosia Polomski-Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 


Photo of the Week 
Magical Monarchs in Mexico
by Tosia Archer
POTW TPA Monarch

While my journey south to Mexico every fall terminates at Jaltemba Bay, Monarch butterflies migrate further into the mountainous interior of Mexico. During this trip they make numerous refueling stops, of which our yard is apparently one. I took a photo of this Monarch last fall during a brief...  Read More 


Jaltemba Bay Life News
NEW: Recommend YOUR Favorite Businesses & Vacation Rentals on Jaltemba Bay Life
JBL Recommendations
We are excited to announce the new Rental & Business Recommendations function on Jaltemba Bay Life. Patrons, clients and guests can now write recommendations for their favorite restaurants, businesses and vacation rentals to help others make informed decisions about where to dine, what to do and where to stay.  Read More
Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
San Sebastián del Oeste and
Mascota: Part 1
by Christina Stobbs
CS San Seb Part 1 horse tied in square

One of many reasons for my lifelong love affair with Mexico is the sheer diversity of the country. I am continually amazed that one can be cavorting on sandy beaches in warm blue ocean waters or hiking through tropical rain forest, yet within a few hours' drive one is seemingly transported to...  Read More 


Wanted: Barbies for Santa
by Geri de Moss
Barbie Lady - dolls
Geri de Moss, aka "The Barbie Lady," will be arriving in Guayabitos on November 20th. Geri is in need of good gently used Barbie dolls, which will be reconditioned by Santa's elf volunteers. They will be given to the local children at various locations and events during the Christmas holiday.  Read More

A Bouquet of Jamaica
by Tosia Archer
TPA A Bouquet of Jamaica
One day last December around siesta time I saw one of our neighbours, Seņor Garcia, riding his burro up the mountain road towards me from his fields. I suppose what had caught my eye was the fact Bruno (the burro) was barely visible from under the armload of red coloured vegetation...  Read More


My KinderAide Experience: Part 6
by Annilee Guy
AG KA6 Annilee
"Do something good, something kind, but don't tell anyone about it." My Abuelito, Gentleman Bill Fellows, excelled at this. I believe everyone wants to help, in the best way they know how. I also believe more people would give back, if they had the means for doing so. Writing about my experience volunteering...   Read More

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

This article was recently updated 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 By Owner

To view other homes, condos and lots for sale in the Jaltemba Bay area, click here. Listing your Real Estate By-Owner on our site is easy, affordable and it runs until you sell. Click here to learn how.


Casa Tequila
Casa Tequila  
$1,000,000 USD

Casa Tequila's open design allows for an unparalleled 180-degree view of the entire bay from nearly every room. This fabulous home has a large master suite and 4 guest rooms; a spacious kitchen, living and dining areas perfect for entertaining; and an incredible oceanfront pool.  Info and Map
Villas Marena Condos
Villas Marena Condos 
Los Ayala
$219,000-$249,000 USD

Only 2 condos left in the Villas Marena beachfront complex. These 1BR and 1BR+Den units have newly remodeled kitchens and bathrooms with granite counters and Huanacaxtle wood cabinets, new ceramic flooring and moreInfo and Map 
Salina Cruz Penthouse Condo
Salina Cruz Penthouse  
La Peņita
$194,900 USD

This 2-story penthouse condo 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 longInfo and Map 
Local News
Congratulations to Egidio and Mary
by Allyson Williams
AW Pizza Baby
Egidio and Mary, owners of El Gigio Italian Pizzeria in La Peņita, just announced the birth of their precious baby girl, Citlali, born 2.4 kilos (5.29 lbs.) on October 4. Her name, "Citlali," means star in Nahuatl. Mary and the baby are doing well, but...  Read More


Meet Local Folks
Meet Los Ayala's Beloved Juez,
Romy Mora
by Christina Stobbs
CS Meet Romy Mora
When Romy Mora, was offered the opportunity to serve as "Juez of Los Ayala" (Judge) she decided within three minutes flat that her answer would be yes! She had no hesitation because she knew that she would be able to make a difference to the community of Los Ayala. She knew she could...  Read More


Restaurant + Business News
What's NEW & Happening Around Town

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. You can read last week's happenings here.

NEW: Banco Azteca: As most of you have probably heard, there is a new bank in La Peņita (next to Bancomer). After much anticipation, Banco Azteca opened their doors this past Thursday, October 4.  Read More

UPDATE: Bank Exchange Rules: Neither Bancomer nor Banco Azteca will exchange $100 bills from Canada or the US. They will, however, accept $50 and smaller denominations.  Read More

Salvador's Restaurant: Salvador's announced a few upcoming specials and events -- Tuesdays starting Oct. 16: All You Can Eat Shrimp Dinner; Oct. 26: Dinner & Dancing with the Perez Brothers; Dec. 24: Christmas Dinner & Dancing with the Perez Brothers and Salvador's Band.  Info and Map  Event Info

Teriyaki Time in Guayabitos re-opened their doors to a great crowd this past Saturday, October 6. Mike has added some tasty new items to their menu. They are currently open Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October (they will resume their regular hours in November).  Info, Hours, New Menu and Map

Also visit our Community Calendar for detailed information about upcoming and ongoing specials, classes and events.

Featured Businesses + Vacation Rentals

Casa Ayala Beach House
Casa Ayala Beach House
Los Ayala

This 3BR beachfront rental home has a fenced yard, grill, laundry, satellite TV and Wi-Fi, and is perfect for families and groups up to 12 people.  More
Casa Raymundo
Casa Raymundo 
Guayabitos, Residential Zone

Guests can rent any of the 3 guest rooms or the separate Casita, relax in the pool and jacuzzi, and use the BBQ grill and outdoor kitchen.  More
Condos Casa Rey
Condos Casa Rey
Los Ayala

8 spacious condos with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Guests can walk a few steps to the ocean or relax in the beachfront pool.   More 
El Rincon del Arabe
El Rincón del Arabe
La Peņita

Their new restaurant is bright and open, they offer an updated international menu and their  roof-top patio has a fabulous view of the ocean.  More
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received the most views since our last issue:

Most Popular Rentals:
The Domes: 58 views

Most Popular Businesses:
El Rincon del Arabe: 226 views
Guayabitos Yoga: 101 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
Villas Marena Condos: 60 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

Friday, October 12
Dia de la Raza (Columbus Day)
This is the day Mexico commemorates Columbus' discovery of the new world.
Every Wednesday
Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club, Guayabitos
Rotary Club meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30am at Piņa Colada Restaurant.  Read More 
Every Thursday
Tianguis, La Peņita 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: 

Rob's Ramblings: The Wonders of Electricity in Mexico

Los Ayala Soccer Program Needs Equipment 

My KinderAide Experience: Part 5

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

Update: New Requirements for Bringing Pets to Mexico

Update on Los Ayala's Infrastructure Project and New Malecon in La Peņita

Bucerias Immigration Office Relocates to Nuevo Vallarta

What's NEW This Season

Mark Your Calendars: Fun and Fundraising with Las Tres Amigas

Photo of the Week: Mexican Cowboys 

Featured Real Estate: Villas Marena Condos 

Featured Hotel: Paraiso del Pescador Bungalows & RV Park

Featured Villa: Villa Corona del Mar

Featured Townhome: The Domes

On Jaltemba Bay Folk:  

More Changes for La Peņita - Jaltemba Ferretería Closing

Frida Kahlo Museum Exhibits in Vallarta

New Film Follows Butterflies' Year-Long Journey   

Visit Jaltemba Bay Folk, our community forum, to read these articles 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