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October 23, 2012 
welcome / bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,354 newsletter subscribers!


I've only been here in Jaltemba Bay for ten days, and already I am looking forward to the cooler temps and reduced humidity... it's just plain hot here! Yesterday, our truck's outside air temperature gauge read 37°C.


We know many of you are 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.  


Daylight Saving Time Clock

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday morning. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, October 28 at 2am in Nayarit and the surrounding states. If you are driving through Mexico, keep in mind that the ten US border municipalities do not "fall back" until Sunday, November 4 along with Canada and the United States. 


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 30th just in time for your morning coffee.



Tosia Polomski-Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 


Photo of the Week 
Jaltemba Bay Hummingbirds --
My Photo Journal
by Tosia Archer
TPA Violet-crowned hummingbird
I always look forward to seeing which of the numerous species of hummingbirds I will spot first once we return to Jaltemba Bay each fall. When we arrived last week it was already dark, but the very next morning I spotted a Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps) pecking at the red...  Read More


Top Recommendations
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received the most recommendations since our last issue:

Top Recommendations: 
Beso del Sol Steak House: 1
(scroll to bottom of webpages to view recommendations)

Take a minute to write a recommendation for your favorite restaurant, business, hotel or vacation rental now! Click on the restaurant or business you patronized, or the hotel or vacation rental you stayed at, and write your review. The reviews for each business are posted on the bottom of that business' webpage. 


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Over $30 Million Pesos to be Invested in Sewer & Water for Rincón de Guayabitos and Malecón in La Peñita
by David Thompson
DT Sewer Story
Last week, the Governor of Nayarit was in Rincón de Guayabitos to proclaim that a combination of federal, state and municipal funds, totaling $30 million pesos, has been earmarked for the upgrading of the municipal water and sewer systems in Guayabitos.  Read More


La Peñita de Jaltemba -- A Working Town
by Dave Easby
DE La Penita a working town
La Peñita de Jaltemba is the largest of the four towns that make up the community of Jaltemba Bay. A long, leisurely stroll up Guayabitos Beach, which lies just north of Los Ayala, will get you there. As will a short ride on the colectivo, a unique Mexican form of transportation.  Read More

Jaltemba Bay Weather Comparison for Rainy Seasons 2011 & 2012
by David Thompson
DT Weather Graph

Rainy season, as it is most often referred to, lasts from June through late October. Most of the cooling rain occurs during the late afternoons and continues into the nights. So far this month, we have only had 4 days of rain totaling 1.4 inches (29mm) compared to 11 days with 2.9 inches (74mm)...  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


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 
Meet Local Folks
Meet Ken & Bea Rauch,
Jaltemba Bay Photographers
by Christina Stobbs
CS Meet Ken BeaRauch
Ken and Bea's love affair with Mexico started in 1992 when they won an all-Inclusive vacation at the Holiday Inn in Puerto Vallarta. It was their first visit to Mexico. They liked the people, enjoyed the weather and went home thoroughly hooked. For the next few years their job and family commitments...  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 also read the previous weeks' happenings.

Glassworks Studio: Jo Lorimer just announced her class schedule for this season, which includes a Stained Glass Workshop, an Introduction to Glass Fusing, a Fused Glass Open Workshop and a new Pottery Workshop at her studio in La Colonia. Classes begin in November and registration is now open.  Info, Class Schedule and Map

Guayabitos Yoga: Outdoor yoga classes will begin on Monday, November 5. You'll still find the great multi-level classes, but Agneta has added a new Hot Yoga class to the mix taught by her son, Ezra. Classes are suitable for beginners to intermediates and are open to drop-ins.  Info, Class Schedule and Map

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

Featured Businesses + Vacation Rentals

Los Compadres Resort FEATURED RENTAL    

Los Compadres Resort

La Peñita    


Quiet resort with 7 spacious suites, swimming pool, bar and restaurant, and stunning views of the entire Jaltemba Bay. Stay for a week or month.  More  

**  SPECIAL RATES for stays through December 2012 ** 

Casa de Los Amigos
Casa de los Amigos 
La Peñita

This beautiful Moorish-style Villa has 3 guest rooms and a guest house and offers the ultimate in relaxation and sweeping views of the bay.  More  
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received the most views since our last issue:

Most Popular Rentals:
Los Compadres Resort: 89 views

Most Popular Businesses:
El Rincon del Arabe: 156 views
Beso del Sol Steak House: 86 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
Villas Marena Condos: 44 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: 

Cancer de Mama:

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue:



PEACE Mexico:
Calendar + Events

Wednesday, October 24
Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club, Guayabitos
Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Piña Colada Restaurant.  Read More 
Thursday, October 25
Tianguis, La Peñita Plaza
This open-air market is held every Thursday and features silver jewelry, Talavera pottery, Oaxacan rugs, Huichol Indian artwork, fresh produce and much moreRead More
Sunday, October 28
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour. Daylight Saving Time goes into effect today at 2am for most of Mexico. The US and Canada fall back on Sunday, November 4.
Monday, October 29
Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar Season Opener
Head up the hill in La Peñita to enjoy some good eats (including a few new menu items) and their fabulous view.  Read 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:  

  • Archaeologists Find Burials in Nayarit While Building the New Highway to Puerto Vallarta  
  • Mexico's New Immigration Law
  • Requesting Reviews on Water Pressure Systems

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