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November 6, 2012 
welcome / bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,384 newsletter subscribers!


The excitement and camaraderie of event season has started and Dia de los Muertos celebrations helped kick it off! There are many upcoming events that benefit charitable causes -- and for example, by attending a fashion show you can contribute to the well-being of local women who have breast cancer -- it's a win-win situation for everyone involved. Check out our Community Calendar to see a list of all upcoming events so you can plan your stay, have some fun, spend time with friends, enjoy a great meal, dance the night away, learn something new, donate to a worthy cause and/or volunteer your time.

I reminded Allyson and David that it's been two years since they started Jaltemba Bay Life! This anniversary has come so quickly and there has been so much going on that it almost passed us by with nary a word said. So, congratulations to the two of you for giving Jaltemba Bay another voice, one that continues to grow and offer people yet more information than ever before about our lovely corner of Mexico.


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. 


Be sure to watch for the next issue, which will arrive in your InBox on November 13th just in time for your morning coffee.



Tosia Polomski-Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 


Photo of the Week 
Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria Opens with Two Dia de los Muertos Memorials
by Tosia Archer
TPA Eric Nice Memorial

Eddie and Roberto, owners of Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria, rolled up the doors of the Galeria section shortly after the sun went down. Inside, flickering candlelight drew one's eyes to a large wall covered in row upon row of tealight candles and pierced tin ornaments eerily depicting a portrait of Eric Nice, a well known and deeply missed musician, woodworker and friend to many.  Read More   


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
Enchanting Little House in La Peņita:
The Intro
by Allyson Williams
TPA House on Mazatlan The Intro
It turns out that the house at Calle Mazatlan #60 in La Peņita has quite an intriguing past. This charming little two-bedroom house has been rented by a number of interesting and influential local folks, many of whom have become longtime residents of the Jaltemba Bay area after staying there.  Read More 


The House on Fishermen Street
by Roberto Gil de Montes
Roberto - The house on Fisherman Street

I first heard of La Peņita de Jaltemba in 1980 while living in Mexico City through an artist friend and her husband, who was also a painter. Whenever we would get together, the conversation would somehow end up with stories of their friend Efrain who lived in this beach town...  Read More   


This is the first in a 5-part series. Be sure to start by reading the Intro above.

My Ever-Changing View of Jaltemba Bay: Part 1
by Tosia Archer
TPA Sunset View

My husband and I bought our property up near El Tonino specifically for the View. I capitalize the word "View" because to me it is a particular something that requires recognition, to be set aside from just any other view. I knew it was the property for us as soon as I stood amongst the guanabana fruit...  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). We will need volunteers!! Volunteers please plan to be at the clinic site on the first day...  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 Snyder and Mary Alice Ranta, La Peņita
by Christina Stobbs
CS Mary Alice - Ken

If you enjoy living or vacationing in Jaltemba Bay, it is very likely that you have already met Ken and Mary Alice and know that they are a very dynamic and special couple who are dedicated to making a huge difference in our community. Ken is co-president of Los Amigos de Jaltemba which he...  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. Be sure to read the previous weeks' happenings as well.

Las Brisas: Starting this Wednesday, November 7, Manuel & Friends will be jamming on the beach at Las Brisas Restaurant in La Peņita from 5-8pm... and grooving to the tunes is encouraged! Tiki will also be offering a different dinner special each week.  More Info and Map

Latitude 21:
The crew at Latitude 21 Bar & Restaurant in Guayabitos re-opened last Thursday, November 1. Currently, they are open from 11am-5pm for lunch. Watch for more information about their exciting music line-up in coming weeks.  More Info

Vista Guayabitos: Vista Guayabitos Restaurant opened their doors yesterday (Monday, November 5) so we can finally reveal their menu filled with delicious new dishes like Empanadas with cheese and corn, Gruyere Shrimp with mashed potatoes and gruyere cheese, Mahi-Mahi Fillet with teriyaki sauce, an Apple Salad with carmelized nuts and blue cheese, a Chocolate Brownie with vanilla ice cream and more.  Info, New Menu and Map 

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

Event News + Updates
Non-Profit Investours to Host Fair Trade Evening Market in Puerto Vallarta
by Corrina Jacobs
Investours - overhead view of Market
Investours, a local non-profit organization that supports artisans throughout the Bay of Banderas, will be hosting their semi-annual Fair Trade Evening Market at La Luna restaurant (466 Venustiano Carranza) on Thursday, November 8, from 6:30-9pm. This is a unique opportunity to sample authentic Mexican...  Read More 


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

Los Compadres Resort
Los Compadres Resort  
La Peņita

This quiet resort has 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 ** 
Las Cabanas del Capitan
Las Cabaņas del Capitán   

36 spacious hotel rooms, bungalows and suites; beautiful gardens; swimming and wading pools; parking, free WiFi and personal service.  More  
The Lofts
The Domes 

6 townhomes constructed of tall domes with open floorplans, comfortable living spaces, full kitchens, a garden courtyard and swimming pool.  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: 91 views
The Domes: 87 views
Condos Casa Rey: 74 views

Most Popular Businesses:
El Rincon del Arabe: 243 views
Beso del Sol Steak House: 55 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
Villas Marena Condos: 43 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:   

Community Cultural Center in La Peņita

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue:

  • If you would like to help JBAR but are unable to volunteer in person, you can help by printing and distributing posters for the upcoming JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic on November 14-17 in Guayabitos. Visit the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue community webpage to find out more about this hardworking group, or to go directly to the poster click here.


Las Tres Amigas:


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.   


Calendar + Events

Wednesday, November 7

Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club
Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Piņa Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos.  More Info
Thursday, November 8
Tianguis in La Peņita

The Tianguis (open-air market) is held every Thursday around the Plaza in La Peņita and features silver jewelry, Talavera pottery, Oaxacan rugs, Huichol Indian artwork, fresh produce and much more
More Info and Map

Thursday-Sunday, November 8-18
XVIII Festival Gourmet International
For ten memorable days, 30 guest master chefs will work side by side with local chefs at special gastronomy events at some of the best hotels and restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and throughout the Riviera Nayarit.  Read More
Monday, November 12
Tianguis in Guayabitos
The Tianguis (open-air market) in Guayabitos is held every Monday during high season from 8am-1pm in the Guayabitos Plaza. While slightly smaller than the Thursday market in La Peņita, the atmosphere is lively and the location is charming.  More Info and Map

Los Amigos Management Council Meeting
The Management Council meets the second Monday of each month and oversees operations of the Los Amigos de Jaltemba organization. Meetings start at 7pm at Palapa de Guty, Circuito Libertad #4, La Peņita. Everyone is welcome.  More Info

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:   

  • Important Information about Both Banks in La Peņita  
  • Transportation from Los Ayala and area to Barra de Navidad 
  • Day of the Dead altars in the plaza
  • Monarch Butterfly Migration
  • Bicycles - Renting?  

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