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October 16, 2012 
welcome / bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,344 newsletter subscribers!


Tosia and her husband, David, are driving south to Jaltemba Bay this week, so I am back in the saddle for this issue.

Last week, we announced the new Rental & Business Recommendation function on Jaltemba Bay Life. If you haven't already done so, write a recommendation for your favorite restaurant, business, hotel or vacation rental to help others decide where to eat, what to do and where to stay this winter. 


We know many of you are also planning to head south in the next few weeks. Whether you are coming for the first time or staying for most of the winter, please read through our handy Travel Tips Guide, which includes information on What To Do Before You Go, What To Bring, Required Entry & Exit Documents, Customs Regulations, Medical & Travel Insurance and Bringing a Vehicle into Mexico. And if you are traveling with pets, be sure to read our Pet Travel Tips as the document requirements have recently changed. 


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 23rd just in time for your morning coffee.




Ally's Signature  

Jaltemba Bay Life Team


Photo of the Week 
Stunning Sunset over Jaltemba Bay
by Lyle Brown
Lyle's Jaltemba Bay Sunset
Lyle Brown has been living in Rincón de Guayabitos full-time since 1997. He is an avid fisherman and photographer. During the summer months, he posts some of his sunset photos on Jaltemba Bay Folk for everyone to see. The photos shown here were taken on September 29, 2012, and are just a few of...  Read More

Top Recommendations

Congratulations to Beso del Sol Steak House who received the very first review from a client using our NEW Vacation Rental & Business Recommendation function!

Take a minute to write a recommendation for your favorite places now! Simply click on the restaurants or businesses you've patronized, and/or the hotel or vacation rental you've stayed at, and write your review. The reviews for each business are posted on the bottom of that business' actual webpage.


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
San Sebastián del Oeste and
Mascota: Part 2
by Christina Stobbs
CS San Seb Part 2

The ancient interpretation of the word "Mascota" is the "place of deer and snakes." Thankfully the only snake we saw was a dead one, lying in the middle of the road! Mascota is not a touristic town. Its population is just over 13,000 and the economy is based on agriculture.  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: Returning to our Southern Lives
by Rob Erickson
Rob's Casa
I have to keep reminding friends and family up-north that we are not just vacationing in Mexico. Our winter-lives in La Peñita make up half of our year, and will likely involve even more of our lives in the future. This isn't just a week of sun and margaritas at a local all-inclusive. We manage to enjoy...  Read More


Plaga in My Garden
by Sarah Walker
Plaga in My Garden

If you have this in your garden, you have a problem. As far as I know, it is called Plaga. It came into my garden in La Peñita from a local nursery. Within 5 days of re-planting over 15 pots of a 40 pot project with salvia the little blue flower...  Read More 


My KinderAide Experience: Part 7
by Jane Fellows
JF KA7 Gracias fiesta

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jane Fellows. I live part time in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC, and the other part of the year, in La Peñita, Nayarit, Mexico. My father, Bill Fellows, discovered the small fishing village of La Peñita in 1979 and felt he had gone back in time to the 50s.  Read More


JBAR's Next Free Spay & Neuter Clinics
by Lin Chimes
JBAR Clinic
JBAR's next free spay and neuter clinic will take place November 14-17 at the home of Sue & Del Moss on Avenida del Sol Nuevo in the Zona Residencial in Rincón de Guayabitos (located just before the Bridge of Life).  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 Peñita
$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
Update: New Church in Los Ayala and Los Ayala Infrastructure Project
by Romy Mora, Regidora
Los Ayala Church
Does Mexico really need another church? The people of Los Ayala who attend mass every Friday and Sunday think so. Most families living in Los Ayala do not have vehicles, and being able to walk to church enhances the quality of life in their community. Some of you may remember that the Bishop...  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 see the previous weeks' happenings here.

La Bodega Wine & Spirits, located in the Equinoxio Mall in Guayabitos, reopened yesterday (Monday, October 15). Cliff has an extensive inventory of liquor, whiskey, tequila, an ever-changing selection of wine and the always popular Delaney's Irish Cream Liqueur.  Info, Hours and Map

Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar will reopen for the season on Monday, October 29, so head up the hill to enjoy some good eats (including a few new menu items) and their fabulous view.  Info, New Menu and Map

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

Featured Businesses + Vacation Rentals
We are proud to promote the following businesses and vacation rentals on the Jaltemba Bay Life site. Please support these and the other local businesses that make our website possible through their advertising. Thank you!  
Los Compadres Resort
Los Compadres Resort
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

** SPECIAL RATES for stays through December 2012 **
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 outdoor kitchen and BBQ grill.  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 Peñita

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:
Most Popular Businesses:
El Rincon del Arabe: 150 views
Teriyaki Time: 71 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
Villas Marena Condos: 51 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.
Barbie Angel Project:


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: 

On Jaltemba Bay Folk:  

  • Funeral for Father Jose Lopez Martinez, La Peñita
  • Important Information about Both Banks in La Peñita  

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