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November 21, 2012 
welcome / bienvenidos

Welcome to all 1,425 newsletter subscribers!


What a busy Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue spay and neuter clinic we had! There were so many dogs and cats, so many people, so many smiles, so many friends both old and new. Several operations that were performed were incredibly intricate (how do you turn away a dog that has a machete wound to its muzzle), plus the usual spays and neuters. This issue features stories from volunteers at last week's clinic and gives our readers a chance to read about their experiences in their own words. Enjoy!


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.


In case you missed our last issue, we want to remind you that we have moved our publication date to Wednesdays in order to bring you the most timely information. So, be sure to watch for the next issue, which will arrive in your InBox on Wednesday, November 28th just in time for your morning coffee.



Tosia Polomski-Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 


Photo of the Week 
Kittens in a Cereal Box and More!
from Our Readers
DS Kitten in box

The Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue spay and neuter clinic held in Guayabitos this past week was again a coming together of volunteers both Mexican and expats, pets and strays, friends and food. We have compiled stories and photos submitted by Donna Steensma, Tosia Archer, Rob Erickson, Nancy Wilson and Nora Dixon...  Read More   


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

Top 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
Hammock in the Sala
by Barbara Higgins
BH Hammock in the Sala

A hammock in the sala??? How can this be??? I am sure these were the words of our dueña Alcira when we first moved into #60 Calle Mazatlan. I had just arrived in Mexico and a (kinda like) family member took us right to this little doll house and we rented it... I loved it from the get go...  Read More   


This story is the third in a 5-part series. Click here to read "Enchanting Little House in La Peñita: The Intro" to learn how this story came to fruition, along with other stories in this series.  


Body Boarding in Rincón de Guayabitos
by Darlene Jones
DJ Body Boarding

We're not baby boomers. We're baby zoomers. Like the Mazda ad says, "Zoom. Zoom. Zoom." We zoom on a moving highway also known as the great wave. I've been a life-long non-athlete, so what was I doing out in the ocean, body board in hand, with those huge waves pounding...  Read More   


Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue Needs YOUR Help!
by Lacy Brunetti
JBAR nov 2012 clinic Lacy
Our recent Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinics have been sponsored in part by McKenzie Veterinary Clinic of Victoria, British Columbia, thanks to Dr. Malcolm Macartney, who also brings a team of extra vets and vet techs to assist us due to the...  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
$194,000 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 

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.

Casa Cooking: Debra just announced the Casa Cooking Guest Chef Series with Diego Muñoz from Vista Guayabitos Restaurant. Classes are scheduled for December 10 and 17. These classes will likely fill quickly, so reserve your space now.  More Info

Deseo Galeria
: Deseo Galeria is gearing up to place its annual group order of handcrafted custom-made Equipale furniture. All orders must be received by Wednesday, November 28. Depending on the size of the order, it should take 3-4 weeks to manufacture and ship. Contact Allyson for details and/or to get a copy of her current catalog.  More Info

Fitness Pad: Del is now offering a special rate of $350 pesos/month or $50 pesos/day for November and December. And as a bonus, new clients get free personal training with Luis (by appointment only). Get connected, get moving and get in shape!  More Info

Sergio's Tours: Sergio has announced his tour schedule for this season. He offers 1-day trips to San Sebastian del Oeste, Compostela, San Blas/La Tovara, Puerto Vallarta and Chacala. He also offers 2- to 6-night tours to Mexico City, a Colonial Tour to Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, a Morelia Butterfly Tour and several tours to Guadalajara, Tonala and Tequila.  More Info

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

Event News + Updates
Día de la Revolución Parade in La Peñita
by Allyson Williams
AW Dia Rev Parade
Día de la Revolución (Mexican Revolution Day) takes place on November 20th and commemorates the Mexican revolution of 1910 led by Francisco Madero. To celebrate, there is always a mid-morning parade along the Avenida in La Peñita starting at 9am. Many of the local school children are...  Read More 

"Kick Off the Season" Dinner Party a Huge Sold-Out Success
by Las Tres Amigas
Las Tres Amigas
What a view, what a group, and what a night! It was a great opportunity to get together with our winter friends, and get to meet some new ones. The newly renovated Vista Guayabitos Restaurant provided the perfect setting and the food was superb. Congratulations to Nadia Cuevas...  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 Peñita

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 ** 
Backstreet Italian Restaurant
Backstreet Italian Restaurant 

Charming bistro-style restaurant offering authentic Italian dishes and service with a smile.  More
Casa Amado Nervo
Casa Amado Nervo
La Peñita

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
Hamaca Maya
Hamaca Maya
La Peñita

Hamaca Maya specializes in handmade hammocks, vanilla, mirrors, crosses, hearts, Talavera tiles and other unique and decorative items!  More 
Servicios de Automatización
Servicios de Automatización 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:
El Rincon del Arabe: 750 views
Vista Guayabitos: 60 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
Salina Cruz Condo Penthouse: 50 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.

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue:

Los Amigos de Jaltemba:

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 21

Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club
Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Piña Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos.  More Info
Wednesday-Saturday, November 21-24
JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic in Las Varas
Join the JBAR team at Casa Comunidad (Community Cultural Center) in Las Varas. If you need help finding the clinic site, call Lalo at (322) 141-1031 or Poly at (322) 102-3327. The clinic starts at 9am and is limited to 25 animals each day.
Thursday, November 22
Tianguis in La Peñita

The Tianguis (open-air market)
is held every Thursday around the Plaza in La Peñita
and features silver jewelry, Talavera pottery, Oaxacan rugs, Huichol Indian artwork, fresh produce and much more
More Info and Map
Sunday, November 25
Grey Cup

Canadian football final featuring the Toronto Argonauts vs. Calgary Stampeders. Check your listings for start time. Several restaurants including Hinde y Jaime's and Salvador's usually have the game on big screen TVs for your viewing pleasure.

Monday, November 26
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 Peñita, 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:  

  • Ride Pacifico and leave the driving to Telmex 
  • Nice to Be Back "Home" 
  • Unbelievable... JBay doctors re-attach dogs severed nose
  • Building in Guayabitos 
  • Learn to Fuse Glass

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