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January 23, 2013
welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,551 newsletter subscribers!


I had to fly back to the US unexpectedly this week, so if this issue seems a little lighter on content than usual, please forgive me. The good news is that we are featuring another photo from one of our readers, three interesting articles including one from a new contributor, an amazing ten business recommendations, a slew of new and renewing businesses and a new real estate listing all for your reading pleasure.

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 30th just in time for your morning coffee.




Ally's Signature  

Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Photo of the Week 
Butterfly in Our Garden
by Margaret Davidson
Margaret Davidson's Butterfly
I love to sit on our patio and enjoy my morning coffee as the sun peeks over the jungle-covered hills behind our home in Los Ayala. I enjoy watching the hummingbirds and butterflies flitting around our garden, alighting on the flowers and then zooming away. This beautiful orange butterfly lingered...  Read More

We love sharing photos from our readers. 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:

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
TOP 10 Things To Do in Jaltemba Bay
Top 10 Things To Do in Jaltemba Bay

There is so much to do here in Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peņita and Los Ayala. We, at Jaltemba Bay Life, have updated our list of fun and interesting things to do to ensure that you take advantage of everything our area has to offer! Here is a list of our TOP 10 favorite things...  Read More  


Golden Age Backpackers: Aguas Termales de Nuevo Ixtlan
by John & Doreen Berg
Berg: Aguas Termales de Nuevo Ixtlan
Escape the hustle and bustle of busy Rincón de Guayabitos to enjoy an amazing country-style hot pool soak with your friends at Aguas Termales de Nuevo Ixtlan. Pack a picnic lunch, swim suits and include folding chairs if you wish. Aquas Termales is a small inland oasis set among shade-providing trees...  Read More

We are thrilled to welcome John & Doreen Berg to our team of contributors. They spend three months each year in Los Ayala and will be writing about their travels and adventures here.


Barbies are not Just Toys; They are also a Community Service Project!
by Jacklyn Iannitti
Barbie - Stony Brook
My name is Jacklyn Iannitti and I am a 1st year occupational therapy masters student at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, Long Island. I was informed about Geri de Moss and the Barbie Angel Project from a 3rd year student, Samantha Heavner. I read about how Geri started...  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 
Ranchito Vista de Angel
Ranchito Vista de Angel  
El Tonino
$169,000 USD 

This 2BR home is situated on a mountain ridge in El Tonino on 2― acres of land overlooking Jaltemba Bay. Just 8 minutes from downtown Guayabitos and the beach.  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 -- 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.

Toņita III Restaurant: Join Julio on Monday, January 28 for a special dinner with the Perez Brothers. Dinner choice is Stuffed Steak with ham & cheese and mornay sauce or Poblano Peppers, Fish & Shrimp wrapped in foil and baked. Includes one drink. Tickets are $200 pesos each.  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
'Name the Filly' Live Auction Fundraiser Finale for J.E.E.P.
by Tracy Holmes
Name the Filly
She's the littlest one in the herd, and she needs a name. For the 'top dollar' finale of our first fundraising event held this afternoon (Wed. Jan. 23) we would like to invite individuals or groups to bid, in person or by proxy, in our 'Name the Filly' Live Auction, for the special honour of giving our seventh horse her name, and a new beginning...  Read More


Pony Up! Update on Silent Auction, Tickets and Event Parking
by Tracy Holmes
Our first fundraiser is TODAY! Auction items are piling up, with lots of great stuff from local restaurants, merchants, and services, donated and waiting for your generous bids. Loretta's kitchen is stocked with all the fixins for her handmade pizza. Your first slice is free with admission, as is your first cold beer...  Read More

Final Announcement for Fashion Show Volunteer Tickets
by Fashion Show Committee
Thursday, January 24, 2013 is your last chance to purchase a volunteer ticket for the Fashion Show "unwinding" after the Fashion Show is over. Includes a well deserved meal after the long day. Come to the Fashion Show t-shirt table in front of Soley's Restaurant between 8:30am-noon to buy your ticket. Due to time restraints with the restaurant, we need to turn in our final numbers Thursday afternoon. No tickets can be sold after this time. Thank you to all for volunteering and/or modeling.

P.S. We have less than 10 tickets left for the 10th Anniversary Fashion Show. Order yours now from Yvonne Trottier at trottieryvonne@gmail.com, or come to the Fashion Show t-shirt table this Thursday.


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 
Bungalows Las Iguanas
Bungalows Las Iguanas 
Los Ayala

8 newly renovated bungalows located one block from the beach with kitchen and private bath. Short and long-term rentals available.  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
Guayabitos Yoga
Guayabitos Yoga 

Outdoor multi-level Hatha yoga, hot yoga and pilates classes suitable for beginners and experienced yogis. Relax and enjoy life.  More
Jaltemba Transport
Jaltemba Transport 
La Peņita

Reliable and personal service; round-trip transportation to/from the airport in PV; and experienced, friendly and bilingual drivers.  More 
Rainbow Property Management
Rainbow Property Management 

Comprehensive property management services tailored to meet your needs so your stay away is stress free.  More 
Viking Construction
Viking Construction 
La Peņita

Norman Lutgen,master builder, contractor and realtor, has a well-earned reputation for building solid homes, perfect in every detail.  More 
Viking Real Estate
Viking Real Estate 
La Peņita

We have the best properties and and real estate investment opportunities around and we are the "most reliable choice" in Jaltemba Bay.  More 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received the most views since our last issue: 

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Most Popular Businesses

Most Popular Real Estate


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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

In Our Last Newsletter:      

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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