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January 16, 2013
welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,540 newsletter subscribers!


Luckily, the rain and cooler temps have decided to appropriately pick their visiting days so they don't interfere with all the parties and events planned in Jaltemba Bay... at least so far. And hats off to Las Tres Amigas who hosted their 3Ps event which turned into a positively pleasurable party for a plethora of party-goers who enjoyed pizza and pasta in the plaza last week (you can read the update below). To find out what's happening this week, read through the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.


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 23rd just in time for your morning coffee.




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Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Photo of the Week 
Fun at the Beach
by Brian Betts
Fun at the Beach by Brian Betts
All kids love the water and they can play all day with endless energy. It's fun just to watch how much enjoyment they get doing the simple things children have done at beaches for thousands of years. This happy beach goer was seen running near the waters edge having a good time by himself...  Read More

This photo was submitted by one of our readers... and we would love to publish your photos as well. Please email your photos (at least 500 pixels wide) to Allyson@JaltembaBayLife.com along with a photo title, author's name and a description of what the photo is and/or where you took it. We can't wait to see what you've seen and done lately!

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

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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
Rob's Ramblings: The Innovative Nature of the Local Tradespeople
by Rob Erickson
Rob's Ramblings Innovative Nature
As can be expected with any vehicle, maintenance issues can pop up after the great trek south. My truck had a leaking transfer case output seal just before I left Canada, so I picked up a replacement seal on my way south, with the intention of changing it once I arrived in La Peņita. I took my truck...  Read More


In Memory of "Chance"
by Allyson Williams
Chance and George
"Chance" was rescued a week ago by George Leavitt and his new large animal rescue group called Hilltop Refugio / Jaltemba Equine Education Program (J.E.E.P.). Chance was a 4-year-old Appaloosa who was literally starving when Donna Brownsfield discovered him and the six others in their herd...  Read More


My Ever-Changing View of Jaltemba
Bay: Part 2
by Tosia Archer
TPA Las Varas Fog
My "View" is not just of Jaltemba Bay, although it is very captivating with its striking sunsets. My home in Mexico is near the small town of El Tonino, which is just north of La Peņita and a 4.9km drive up the mountainside from Highway 200. Casa Vista Pacifica provides me a birds-eye view...  Read More

Thank You to KinderAide Volunteers from Josepha Ortiz de Dominguez School in La Peņita
by KinderAide
KinderAide Renie Kusters
Canadian, Renie Kusters, volunteers with KinderAide as an English teacher at Josepha Ortiz de Dominguez School, located in Colonia Las Rosas in La Peņita. Here, she poses with the teacher and some of their students. The entire school staff wants to thank everyone who donated all the school supplies....  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
Jaltemba Bay Community Center Inaugurated in La Peņita
by Johan Nielson
CCC Inauguration
The Jaltemba Bay community center was inaugurated yesterday in La Peņita. Ken and Zobeida co presidents of Los Amigos de Jaltemba welcomed everyone and then gave a bit of history of the event saying that the CCC concept had its foundation in a meeting 3 years ago between Los Amigos, Ejido La Peņita...  Read More


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 -- including 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.

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria: Mark you calendars for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 18-20 because Egidio's mother, "Mama Dolores," is flying in from Italy and will be preparing special dinner items all weekend long. Advanced reservations are required.  More Info

Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.): Every Monday morning, starting January 14, J.E.E.P. will be holding "work days." Volunteers are needed to come up the hill in La Peņita and pitch in at the paddock. No experience necessary, just pull on your boots, grab your gloves, fill your water bottle, dress to get dirty, and dress for the weather. Meet in the Los Compadres Resort parking lot at 8am.  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
J.E.E.P. Announces the Pony Up! Fundraiser
by Tracy Holmes

JEEP Pony Up! Poster

'Pony Up!' is the kickstart fundraising event for the newly-established Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) in La Peņita. Please join us on Wednesday, January 23 to meet the horses, learn more about the J.E.E.P. vision, and show your support through donations and sponsorship. Join us for gourmet pizza and drinks, music, silent auction, 50/50 draw, friends, fun, and our 'Name the Filly' live auction finalé.  Read More 


The 10th Annual International Margarita Challenge is Almost Here
by Bazooka Bill

In a few weeks, the Margarita Challenge will be here (on February 6 to be exact) and do we have a doosier for you in the way of contestants. All of the contestants have been Champions in previous years. 1st up will be Jimmie Howell, although he himself has never participated as a contestant, he will be representing his papa and the Howell tradition of great Margarita makers. His papa the Great Roberto had won the first two Challenges...  Read More 


Los Amigos Announces Jaltemba Hold'em Poker Tournament
by Los Amigos de Jaltemba

Los Amigos Logo

Los Amigos de Jaltemba is hosting their first Annual Jaltemba Hold'em Poker Tournament on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. There will be only 250 players and two levels of play with a 70% pay out so get your tickets early. Advance tickets are available for purchase until February 15th only. Tickets are $450 and $250 pesos which includes your buy-in...  Read More 


4th Annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary
Dinner & Dance
by Jaltemba Bay Rotary

Rotary Dinner & Dance The Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay is holding its 4th Annual Dinner & Dance on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The event will be held at Salon Real de Peņa's in La Peņita and will include dinner, music, dancing, special show, silent auction, prizes and fun! Tickets are $300 pesos per person and are available from Rotary members.  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 
El Gigio
El Gigio Italian Pizzeria 
La Peņita

El Gigio serves up fabulous fresh salads, gourmet pizzas, and homemade pasta and calzones. Located on the south side of the plaza.  More 
El Panorama
El Panorama Villa Hotel B&B 
La Peņita

This restful 3BR villa sits above La Peņita and offers a calm and comfortable get-away retreat overlooking the bay.  More
Glassworks Studio
Glassworks Studio
La Colonia

Offers amazing and creative classes in stained glass mosaics, stepping stones, glass fusing, fused glass jewelry, pottery and more.  More
Rainbow Property Management
Rainbow Property Management 

Comprehensive property management services tailored to meet your needs so your stay away is stress free.  More 
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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.
Calendar + Events

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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

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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