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November 13, 2012 
welcome / bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,407 newsletter subscribers!


This week is going to be a busy one for me. The first Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue spay and neuter clinic of the season takes place this Wednesday-Saturday, November 14-17 in Guayabitos, and it is the one event in which I thoroughly enjoy spending my days volunteering for. Click here for more information about this community event that benefits the cats, dogs and the people throughout the Jaltemba Bay area. Volunteers and donations are always needed. 


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.


Please note that in an effort to bring you the most timely information, including the entire weekend's events, we will be moving our publication date to Wednesdays starting next week. For those of you submitting articles and photos, that means your deadline is now Monday morning. Be sure to watch your InBox for the next issue on Wednesday, November 21st... as always, it will arrive just in time for your morning coffee!



Tosia Polomski-Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 


Photo of the Week 
Now That's a Lime!
by Tosia Archer
TPA Now Thats a Lime
After the rainy season ends, our yard always looks like someone had gone crazy with weed seeds and fertilizer, and this year was no exception. We had to use a machete to find our lime tree amongst the 10-foot tall, orange-flowered weeds that had taken over the yard, again. No surprise there.  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
Casita on Calle Mazatlan
by Tom Plattenberger
TP Casita on Mazatlan
Living in Alaska, my partner Bruce and I always looked forward to yearly, extended vacations in Mexico. Each year we selected a new, small section of the coast between Mazatlan and Barra de Navidad for our roaming explorations. We would also spend a month or more setting up housekeeping...  Read More

This story is the second in a 5-part series. Click here  to read the intro to learn how this story came to fruition, along with other stories in this series.

Rob's Ramblings: The Sounds of Life
by Rob Erickson
RE Sounds of Mexico
A local news clip here in British Columbia reminded me of the daily sounds one gets used to while living in Mexico. One Okanagan community has just banned the ice cream truck from playing it's jingle over the loud speaker due to noise bylaws. These same local politicians and residents...  Read More  


Viva Nayarit: La Catrina
by J. Jesus Carranza Diaz
JD catrina

"La Catrina" was created by Mexican artists to make a metaphorical representation of high social class in Mexico, which prevailed before the Mexican Revolution. La Catrina is considered the symbol of death, since Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 1 and 2...  Read More  


Whale Watching Season Starts December 3rd
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
RN Whale Watching Season
Riviera Nayarit attracts hundreds of Humpback Whales along the entire coast of Mexico's Pacific Treasure every year, including Jaltemba Bay. The annual whale migration from the cold waters of Alaska brings them as far down as the coasts of Riviera Nayarit where they procreate and raise their young...  Read More


Pet Travel Update
by Allyson Williams
New Pet Travel Info
Last week, I flew from the US to Puerto Vallarta with my pups for the first time since the new regulations were implemented. Anyone traveling with pets is now required to stop at the SAGARPA/SENASICA Office at your port of entry (the office in PV is located before the baggage claim area).  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
$194,000 USD

This two-story penthouse 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 long.  Info and Map

The Jaltemba Bay DISH:
Food and recipes from around the Bay
Watermelon-Jalapeņo Paletas
by Allyson Williams
AW Watermelon-Jalapeno Paletas
I love the sun, but not so much the heat... especially the dripping-wet-too-hot-to-do-anything kind of heat one experiences in Jaltemba Bay from July to mid-October. I arrived almost 3 weeks later than normal this year and thought surely I would escape some of that heat and humidity.  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.

NEW: Backstreet Italian Restaurant: Daniel will begin serving dinner at the new Backstreet Italian Restaurant this Friday,
November 16. They are located in the Equinoxio Mall in Guayabitos. Hours: 6-10pm; closed Thursdays. For reservations, call (322) 289-6493. Watch for their new webpage next week.

SPECIAL RATES: San Lucas Apartments: Stay at these new deluxe apartments in La Peņita between now and December 20, 2012 and receive $200 USD OFF the regular weekly rate. Book by November 23.  More Info and Map 

Teriyaki Time: Teriyaki Time, located behind Oxxo in Guayabitos, is now open Monday-Saturday from 11am-8pm. On Sundays, you'll find Mike, Wendy and their crew serving up their popular breakfast menu starting at 8am, followed by their regular menu at 1pm. Stop by to say hello and get a bite to eat.

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 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 ** 
Casa Amado Nervo
Casa Amado Nervo
La Peņita

This 4BR home has granite counters, marble baths, a rooftop balcony, secure parking and is 3 blocks from the beach. Great long-term rental.  More  
Casa Colibri
Casa Colibri  
Guayabitos, Zona Residencial

This 3BR home can sleep up to 18 people, perfect for families and friends. Granite counters, spacious living and dining area and swimming pool.  More
Servicios de Automatizaciķn
Servicios de Automatizaciķn y Control para el Ahorro de Energía Eléctrica 

Specializing in video cameras, recording devices for security and monitoring, and energy-saving electronic devices for both homes and businesses.  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:
Vista Guayabitos Restaurant: 241 views
El Rincon del Arabe, Las Brisas &
Sergio's Tours: 63 views (3-way tie)

Most Popular Real Estate:
Villas Marena Condos: 52 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:

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

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
Wednesday, November 14
Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club
Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Piņa Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos.  More Info

Las Tres Amiga's "Kick Off The Season" Dinner Party
Here's your chance to socialize with your winter friends and support a good cause. Proceeds from this dinner will go towards the new Community Culture Centre in La Penita. Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Read More

Wednesday-Saturday, November 14-17
JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue will be holding their next free spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats in Guayabitos. Volunteers are always welcome. You can also help by printing and distributing posters for the upcoming clinic.
Thursday, November 15
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
Monday, November 19
Dia de la Revoluciķn (Revolution Day)
This holiday commemorates the Mexican revolution in 1910, led by Francisco Madero, and while it falls on November 20 it is observed on the third Monday in November. To celebrate, there will be a mid-morning parade along the Avenida in La Peņita. Many of the local school children will be dressed in costumes, plus there will be horses, bands and much more. Bring a chair and water as it can be a long hot morning but well worth it!  More Info
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    

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:   

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