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January 2, 2013
happy new year / feliz aņo nuevo  
Happy New Year everyone! New Year's tends to have people make resolutions, and I am no different. Along with the the garden variety ones of "eat healthier and get more exercise" I find myself missing the smell of flowers -- both literally and figuratively. So, I have resolved to slow down on the frantic path I somehow managed to get myself onto and to smell the flowers along it instead. Lots of them. I plan to continue submitting stories and photos to Jaltemba Bay Life but from my own desk, not from behind the editorial one anymore. It has been interesting to say the least, and I have gained much knowledge into the busy and stressful world of digital publishing. Thank you Allyson for catching me so many times when I tripped and fell while running along that path!

Tosia Polomski-Archer  

Welcome to all 1,500 newsletter subscribers!


As we start the new year, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for reading, using and supporting our website, blog, forum and newsletter during the past year.... and a special thank you goes to each one of the local businesses that make our website possible through their advertising dollars. We also want to congratulate the hotels, rentals, restaurants, businesses and real estate listings that received the most views and recommendations in 2012. To read who topped our charts and to learn more about what happened this year, you can read our article entitled "2012 Was a Busy Year for Our Readers & Advertisers" below.

As Tosia mentioned above, the new year often brings change. And while I am sad about Tosia leaving our team, I totally understand and support her decision. I have thoroughly enjoyed her insight and creative point of view, and I know our readers have as well. During the last two years, writing, editing and producing the weekly Jaltemba Bay Life newsletter has grown from a part-time job into nearly a full-time job for two people with an incredibly demanding schedule due to the ever-growing stories, local news, events and community information we receive. With Tosia leaving, I have decided to make a few changes of my own. I am going to pare down the newsletter a little bit so that David and I can enjoy our lives here in sunny Mexico. You likely won't notice a big change, except that you might receive your copy a day earlier or later than usual. This is Mexico after all... and we, too, want to enjoy a little more of it, spend time with our friends and family, and maybe even play in the sand and surf once in a while!


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, read through the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.


Be sure to watch for the next issue, which should arrive in your Inbox on January 9th, just in time for your morning coffee.



Ally's Signature  

Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Photo of the Week 
Things You've Always Wanted to Do!
by Allyson Williams
AW POTW Things wanted to do
The other day, five of us drove to San Pancho for a late lunch. After lunch, we casually walked along main street to do a little window shopping. Along the way, we couldn't help but notice a street sign that read, "You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them."  Read More

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

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
2012 Was a Busy Year for Our Readers
& Advertisers
by Allyson Williams
2012 Jaltemba Bay LIfe Readers
The past year was a busy one, not only for us, but for our readers as well. We published 40 email newsletters during 2012 in which we shared a whopping 227 articles and photos via our new blog, and our newsletter subscribers grew from 1,015 to 1,500 during the year. The most popular articles were...  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: A Gringo's Look at a Mexican Christmas
by Rob Erickson
RE Gringo Christmas

"News flash for shoppers: Being stuck in Boxing Day traffic is not an Emergency." No. This is not a joke. This was actually part of a news clip on Global BC news December 27th about some drivers' perceptions on what constitutes an "Emergency" up-north. Emergency 911 dispatchers were swamped...  Read More   


Nurse Vicky Visits Huichol Village for Christmas
by Vicky Flores
VF visit to huichol village
Vicky Flores and her helpers, Joe & Mary and Gary & Jerri, delivered 400 notebooks (200 from Ken & Mariam), 800 pencils, 425 toys, 120 barbie dolls (from Geri de Moss), 200 sharpeners, 200 erasers, 25 carpets with rings for children in 7th, 8th and 9th grades, 425 rulers, 100 boxes of crayons...  Read More 

A Very Barbie Christmas
by Geri de Moss
Barbie Christmas
This year's "Barbie Angel Project" outperformed all expectations. At the beginning of the season I had set a goal of 1,000 Barbie dolls, and when the final count was made we had 1,150 Barbies donated. They came from individuals living in Canada and the United States, from East to West Coasts and...  Read More


KinderAide Thanks Santa & Friends
by Jane Fellows
KinderAide Christmas
KinderAide wants to thank Santa and friends... Val, Jane, Annilee, Sharon, Donna, Diane and Arlene. They visited Jardin de Niņos: La Patria, Luis Pasteur and Zaragoza Ignaccio schools in La Peņita. Chris did an OUTSTANDING JOB!!! Everyone received a small stuffy toy... some kids found it hard to wait...  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
$249,000 USD

Only one condo left in the Villas Marena beachfront complex. This 1BR+Den unit has a newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms with granite counters and Huanacaxtle wood cabinets, new ceramic flooring and moreInfo and Map 
Casa Tropical
Casa Tropical
Los Ayala
$434,000 USD

This modern Mexican-style home has 3 spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a plunge pool, 5 terraces, rooftop palapa, and breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Move in ready.  Info and Map 
Local News
Volunteers are Keeping the Beaches Clean in Jaltemba Bay
by Allyson Williams
Beach Clean Up Crew
Over the last few days, you may have noticed a group of volunteers cleaning our area beaches. This group of 40 locals call themselves "Grupo de Voluntarios de La Peņita" and their goal is to clean the beach in La Peņita, as well as the rivers, creeks and some of the streets in town. Each day....  Read More


Restaurant + Business News
What's NEW & Happening Around Town

Normally we update this section each week, but due to Tosia's resignation, we simply no longer have the time. Beginning January 1, 2013, we would like to ask all business and rental owners and community organizers to post information about your daily specials, music schedules, meeting updates, menu or rate changes, and any other news-related items on Jaltemba Bay Folk, our community forum, and/or on your Jaltemba Bay Life webpage. If you do not know how to do this, please let us know and we will gladly walk you through it.


If you have information about an annual fundraising or charity event, please post the details on our Community Calendar. We feature all special and/or community events in our newsletter each and every week.


If you have a story and photos you'd like to share, whether it be personal, community, event or business-related, please submit them to Allyson@JaltembaBayLife.com and we will feature them in our weekly newsletter. All stories and photos must be received no later than 8am each Monday to be published in the next issue.


Thank you!


You can still find the previous weeks' happenings here.  


Event News + Updates
Las Tres Amigas Next Event Involves
3 P's... Pizza and Pasta in the Plaza
by Las Tres Amigas
Telpochcalli Youth Group
The next event coordinated by Las Tres Amigas involves three P's: Pizza and Pasta in the Plaza. It is a fundraiser for the Telpochcalli Youth Group, part of Los Amigos de Jaltemba. It will be held on Wednesday, January 9 at 6 pm at El Gigio's Italian Pizzeria in La Peņita. For a minimum donation...  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 
Green Parrot RENEWED
Green Parrot S.A. de C.V.
La Peņita

We buy and sell property in La Peņita and Guayabitos. If you want property, we're your team. We'll even consider short-term financing.  More
Taxistas Unidas RENEWED
Taxistas Unidos
La Peņita & Guayabitos

Taxistas Unidos has 63 members and serves 6 towns from La Penita to Sayulita. Drivers are licensed, insured and certified.  More
Villa Bella Vista
Villa Bella Vista del Mar Suites & Bungalows 

Featuring the Orchid Suite, a newly renovated 2 bedroom suite with full kitchen perfect for long term stays.  More
Villas El Dorado
Villas El Dorado

We offer 17 Villas, each with two double beds, balcony with ocean view, kitchen, television, A/C, swimming and wading pools, parking and more.  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

Most Popular Real Estate


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, please post it on our Community Calendar and email us the details along with any photos, and we will gladly promote it here as well.
JBAR Pets for Adoption
by Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue
JBAR Pets for Adoption

The following animals are currently in foster care with Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) volunteers. They are all looking for loving forever homes. Canela (shown above) is a little shepherd with yellow eyes. She's under a year and fixed. She lived her short life on a meter chain in a dungeon, filthy backyard...  Read More


Los Amigos de Jaltemba Seeks Executive Director
by Los Amigos de Jaltemba
Los Amigos de Jaltemba, AC, located in Jaltemba Bay, Nayarit, is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. This is a salaried position. Five years of growth in this all volunteer civil association with 230 members requires the Executive Director to work directly with a Board of Directors...  Read More


Fashion Show Needs Committee Chairs for 2014
by Jaltemba Bay Fashion Show
Women to Women/Mujeres a Mujeres is currently looking for committee chair persons to chair and organize the fashion show for 2014. If you are outgoing and would like to give back to the community, in such a fun way, please email us. We are having meetings each week now...  Read More


Calendar + Events

Upcoming Holidays & Special Events:

Just Announced -- Mark Your Calendars: 

Ongoing Events & Activities: 

For more upcoming and ongoing events, music, classes and more, visit the Community Calendar. And don't forget to add your event... it's FREE!


Recent Articles You May Have Missed

In Our Last Newsletter:      

Visit the Jaltemba Bay Life blog to view more articles, photos, local news and information. Be sure to check back often, as we post several times a week.  


Also visit Jaltemba Bay Folk, our community forum, to read information, questions and classified ads posted daily by locals, visitors and business owners. Everyone is invited to post! 


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