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January 9, 2013
welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,521 newsletter subscribers!


If you strolled through town this weekend, you likely saw vendors selling the Three Kings Loaf (Rosca de los Reyes). That's because Sunday was Día de los Santos Reyes, also known as Three Kings' Day. On this day, Mexicans exchange gifts in honor of the arrival of the three gift-bearing wise men to baby Jesus and to celebrate, they serve the Three Kings Loaf, a round doughnut-shaped cake containing three little plastic dolls inside. By tradition, if you are served a slice that contains a doll, you must host a party on Día de la Candelaria on February 2. 

To find out what else is happening this week, read through the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.


And 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. 


Watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life newsletter, which should arrive in your Inbox on January 16th just in time for your morning coffee.




Ally's Signature  

Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Photo of the Week 
Good Night Jaltemba Bay
by Allyson Williams
Good Night Jaltemba Bay
The sunset this past Wednesday was truly spectacular even though it only lasted for a moment. The colors were like a painting in the sky with clearly defined brilliant stripes ranging from the most intense of oranges to the darkest of navy blues, which created shadows on the waves lapping....  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
The Signs at the Petroglyphs at Alta Vista
by Allyson Williams
AW Petroglyph signs
This is the second part to the petroglyph story we published a few weeks ago.

For anyone who has hiked the petroglyphs at Alta Vista, you'll remember the distinctive green signs posted along the self-guided trail. These signs provide hikers with interesting information about the archeological site, the petroglyphs (rock carvings), as well as a little history of the area and its people.  Read More

Celebrating New Year's Eve with a Bang
by Dave Edwards
Dave Edwards in Hospital
My wife and I celebrated the end of the year at a house party in Guayabitos. We were sitting out on the pool deck, when suddenly something hit me on the head. I swore, put my hands up to rub my head, and when I looked, my hands were covered with blood. Somebody went to get a towel...  Read More


Hilltop Refugio to the Rescue
by Barbara & John Webber
Hilltop Refugio to the Rescue
Due to generous donations from many people, George Leavitt was able to purchase the 7 starving horses reported on in our previous article. This is the first step towards establishing the Hilltop Refugio/Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.). This past Saturday, the animals were transported...  Read More


Arlene Pratt's KinderAide Experience at Jardin de Niņos: La Patria in Guayabitos
by Arlene Pratt
KinderAide Arlene Pratt
This is my second year in Guayabitos and after spending 4 months as a tourist last year, I made the decision to become more involved in the community. Being that I retired from the school system in Canada, it seemed like a logical step to join the KinderAide team and I am very excited!  Read More


In Season: Passionflower and Fruit
by Tosia Archer
Passionflowers are amazing to look at, and as the above photo shows, they are accompanied by a green immature fruit and a "it's ripe when wrinkled" fruit when in season. The loveliness of the flowers with their heady perfume is one reason to have these climbing plants in your yard, but when you open...  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 
Restaurant + Business News
What's NEW & Happening Around Town
There is so much going on in the Jaltemba Bay area. We update this section each week to include business openings and closings, new menu items and specials, updated class and music schedules, new hours and even changes in location. You can read the previous weeks' happenings as well.

Glassworks Studio: Experience the touch, feel and creative process of clay at Glassworks Studio new "Introduction to Pottery" class. The class is held Wednesdays in January (4 classes in all), beginning today.  More Info

Guayabitos Yoga: Agneta just updated her class schedule and is now offering several new classes throughout the week including Hatha, Hot Yoga and Pilates.  More Info   


Las Alejandras Restaurant: Every Tuesday beginning January 8, Las Alejandras will once again offer Happy Hour and live music by Manuel & Friends. Tuesday dinner specials include their Plato Mexicano, BBQ Ribs and Kahlua Shrimp.  More Info 


Latitude 21 Bar & Restaurant: Latitude 21 is now open for the season and they have live music almost every night. Thursdays is BBQ Rib night, and you can listen to the sounds of the waves while enjoying the Perez Brothers on the beach on Saturdays.  More Info 


Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar: Their Oyster Bar opened for the season last Friday, January 4. Head up the hill to enjoy Grilled Oysters, Jalapeņo Oysters, Peel n Eat Shrimp, Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl (which is new this season) or Pizza served under the palapa by the pool every Friday from 4-9pm.  More Info  


Mateja's Bar & Grill: Mateja has made a few changes to her music schedule: Deep River Duo is playing Thursdays and Geno is jamming on Saturdays. She's got live music from 2-5pm daily and cold beer all the time.  More Info  


Toņita III Restaurant: Starting this Thursday, January 10, Julio will be offering a special BBQ Rib Dinner every Monday and Thursday for only $250 pesos for 2 people. And on Tuesday, January 15, they will have a special Dinner & Dance with the Perez Brothers.  More Info 


NEW: WashanWear Car Wash: To serve their customers better, Martin & Monica have opened a new Car Wash in Guayabitos in addition to their mobile car wash service. They are now located 100 meters north of the water tower on the east side of Highway 200 and are open from 8am-5pm daily.  More Info 


Also visit our Community Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming and ongoing events and Jaltemba Bay Folk for detailed information about music and class schedules, dinner specials, meeting updates and more posted by business owners.

Event News + Updates
Peņita Players are Gearing Up for their
5th Hysterical Season
by Marion Rogers
Penita Players

If the astronauts' parrot was controlling their TV by remote and viewed Marie Antoinette kissing Ken while Barbie had dinner with a drunken old waiter... that would be a nightmare recollection of some of last year's Peņita Players skits' characters. The Peņita Players hope to keep Jaltemba Bay entertained...  Read More  


2nd Annual KinderAide Street Dance
by Jane Fellows
KinderAide Street Dance 2013

KinderAide's 2nd Annual Street Dance is shaping up! Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 10th. We will have live music by Manuel y Amigos, Adan, Enrique and Cole & Noble. Bring your dancing shoes... we're gonna have a blast! And 100% of the proceeds go to connecting the cistern...  Read More  


Zona Residencial Social Valentine's Dinner 2013
by Doug Miller

Zona Residencial Valentine's DinnerThe Guayabitos Homeowner's Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Zona Residencial Social Valentine's Dinner on Wednesday, February 13. The event will include a Cash Bar at 5pm, Dinner from 6-7pm, Dancing from 6:30-9:30pm, Door Prizes, Silent Auction and 50/50 Draw. Tickets are $300 pesos and proceeds will go towards area maintenance and upgrades of the Zona Residencial in Rincón de Guayabitos. Everyone is invited!  Read More 


Note to Fashion Show Models
& Volunteers
by Linda Gibbs
Fashion Show

Attention models and volunteers for the 10th Annual Fashion Show on January 29, 2013. Please be advised that there will be a meal available for all models and volunteers after the show for those that want to stay to unwind. Tickets are available at the Fashion Show table in front of Soley...  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.

From Our Readers
Letter to the Editor: Corkscrew
Exercise Program
by Bert Gebauer
Bert Gebauer's Daily Exercise

On occasion, we get emails from our readers that make us chuckle, and this one did just that. Thank you Bert for making our job just a little more fun! Readers, keep the letters coming. 


Hello Allyson & David! Funny, thought of you right away when this attachment arrived at our doorstep. With all the editing and hard work you're putting in to keep your newspaper interesting and entertaining you ought to do some easy exercise, one that allows you to "pull it off" right at your computer.  Read 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.


Rotary / Los Amigos Recycling
Program Update
Recycling Program
The Los Amigos de Jaltemba recycling committee has been meeting on Tuesdays at 10am at the Community Cultural Center (CCC). The focus is completing the work began last season in compliance with the Del Norte/D-5130/TRF Matching Grant. Heading up the committee this year is...  Read More  


Calendar + Events

Upcoming Holidays & Special Events:

Just Announced -- Mark Your Calendars:

  • Jan. 23 - Fundraiser for Hilltop Refugio / Jaltemba Equine Education Program (JEEP) 
  • Feb. 20 - Los Amigos Jaltemba Hold'em Poker Tournament 

Ongoing Events & Activities: 

For more upcoming and ongoing events, music, classes and more, visit our 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