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December 19, 2012 
merry christmas / feliz navidad 

Welcome to all 1,492 newsletter subscribers!

 

With all the preparations taking place for the holidays -- shopping, decorating, cooking, wrapping and having guests over to our house for pre-Christmas bebidas -- I am definitely getting into the spirit of Christmas! I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers, families and friends, a joyous holiday and a healthy and Happy New Year! 

 

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.

 

The Jaltemba Bay Life Team is taking next week off to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. So, be sure to watch for the next issue, which will arrive in your Inbox on January 2nd, just in time for your morning coffee.

 

Saludos!

Tosia Polomski-Archer 

Jaltemba Bay Life Team 

 

Photo of the Week 
Donuts Anyone?
by Tosia Archer
TPA Gudalupe Day Donuts
On December 12th, my husband and I parked by the bus depot in La Peņita while waiting for friends to arrive. Laughing out loud, I just had to take a picture of what we saw in the rear window of a taxi parked in front of us. We guessed they must have been going to a party by the amount of donuts on the tray!  Read More 

 

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

This Week's Recommendations:
Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar: 1

Click on the above links to see what people are saying! The reviews for each business are posted on the bottom of that business' webpage.

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.


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Mexican-Style)
Christmas Stockingby Jaltemba Bay Life Team

To get you in the holiday spirit, we would once again like to share this fun Mexican-inspired Christmas poem with our readers.

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through la casa, not a creature was stirring -- Caramba! Que pasa? Los niņos were tucked away in their camas, Some in vestidos and some in pajamas. While Mama worked late in her little cocina, el viejo was down at the corner cantina...  Read More

 

Hiking the Petroglyphs at Alta Vista
by Allyson Williams
AW Alta Vista Petro1
The petroglyphs at Alta Vista are well worth visiting. They are located about 35 minutes north of Rincón de Guayabitos and La Peņita. There, one can hike the ancient trails of the Huichol Indians at the archeological site of La Pila del Rey (The King's Fountain) along the Las Piletas Creek...  Read More 

 

Rob's Ramblings: A Few Things
to Watch Out For
by Rob Erickson
RE Pemex
Besides "don't drink the water" and "watch out for pink drinks," there are a few other things to watch out for while enjoying the country and hospitality of Mexico. Living day to day here in paradise, you see some things you would never expect to find up-north. Let's start the series with a few...  Read More

 

KinderAide Volunteer Teaches in a One-Room Schoolhouse in La Peņita
by Diane Simser
DS new pencil boxes
I am a returning volunteer English teacher for KinderAide. Last year I volunteered at a large, affluent school in the town of La Peņita. This year I have been assigned to a small, less advantaged rural school. Last year I taught all five-year-olds. This year we have four-year-olds. Yikes! They are active.  Read More 

Large Animal Rescue Group Forming for Jaltemba Bay Area
by Tosia Archer
TPA Observing the horses
Helping large animals that are in obvious distress has been a dream of George Leavitt's for quite some time. You may know George and his wife Loretta from Los Compadres Resort, Restaurant & Bar in La Peņita or seen their horses whose stalls are located at the far end of their parking lot.  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
FEATURED LISTING 
Casa Tequila  
Guayabitos
$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
FEATURED LISTING 
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 
Local News
Jaltemba Bay Mourns the Loss of
Jerry Flanders
by Jane Fellows
Jerry Obit

Jerry Flanders, 59, passed away suddenly from a heart attack in La Peņita, Mexico. Jerry lived life to the fullest. His easy going nature, willingness to help others, and his quick smile will always be remembered. He was a man of integrity, always busy, always happy. He enjoyed his work for 35 years...  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.

Toņita III Restaurant: Julio still has some tickets left for their Christmas Dinner & Dance on December 25. Dinner and live music by LA Connection.  More Info  Also click here to view the event poster.

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!

ADVERTISE HERE
Want More Exposure for YOUR Business?

Our newsletter reaches over 1,400 people every week. You can advertise your hotel, vacation rental, business or real estate listing along with a link to your Jaltemba Bay Life webpage for only $25 USD/week or $75 USD/month. Contact us to get started!


Los Compadres Resort
FEATURED RENTAL  
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 ** 
Soley Argentinean Steak House
NEW LISTING
Soley Argentinean Steak House
La Peņita

We serve a variety of roasted and grilled meats and veggies, and other Argentinean and specialty dishes.  More

Villa Bella Vista
NEW LISTING
Villa Bella Vista del Mar Suites & Bungalows
Guayabitos

Featuring the Orchid Suite, a newly renovated 2 bedroom suite with full kitchen perfect for long term stays.  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:
Soley Argentinean Steak House: 95 views
Los Compadres Restaurant: 75 views

Most Popular Real Estate:
 Villas Marena Condos: 27 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:

KinderAide:

Las Tres Amigas:

Women to Women Charity Fashion Show  

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
 
Sunday-Monday, December 16-24
Las Posadas de Navidad
(Pre-Christmas Week Festivities)  The Christmas holiday is one of the biggest fiestas of the year and is celebrated nationwide. During these 9 days, there are parties, processions and nacimientos (nativity scenes). The parties, known as posadas, re-enact Mary and Joseph's search for shelter in Bethlehem. The main Christmas celebration is a traditional family dinner on Christmas Eve, followed by Midnight Mass.
Wednesday, December 19
Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club
Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Piņa Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos.  More Info
Thursday, December 20
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   
Friday, December 21
Winter Solstice 2012
Today is the first day of the winter and the shortest day of the year. The winter solstice is the time when the sun reaches its southernmost point in the sky. In Jaltemba Bay, this will occur at 4:12am.
Monday, December 24
Noche Buena  (Christmas Eve)

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
Tuesday, December 25
Dia de Navidad  (Christmas Day)
Wednesday, December 26
Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club
Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Piņa Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos.  More Info
Thursday, December 27
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   
Friday, December 28
Día de los Santos Inocentes 
(Holy Innocent's Day)  This is the Mexican version of April Fool's Day, so don't believe everything you see or hear! 
Monday, December 31
Aņo Viejo  (New Year's Eve)

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 
Tuesday, January 1
Aņo Nuevo  (New Year's Day)
Happy New Year!

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:     

  • Escaped Dog... Please Keep an Eye Out for This Dog 
  • To Purchase a Vehicle in Guayabitos  
  • Where Do I Go for Fish and Chips 
  • Horse Rescue Meeting
  • Laundry Day!
  • If You Have a Full Basket of Plastics Read On as to What to Do
  • Aguinaldo (Employee Christmas Bonus) Reminder -- Due by December 20  

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!

 

Gracias!

 

David & Allyson (and Taco & Panchito the rescue dogs, too)

Owners, Jaltemba Bay Life