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January 30, 2013
welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,566 newsletter subscribers!


The winter season has certainly kicked into high gear. Locals Ponied Up! for J.E.E.P. last Wednesday, watched Charras ride side-saddle on Sunday and the majority of JBay women flocked to the 10th Annual Women to Women Fashion Show yesterday afternoon. This weekend will be busy as well with a benefit for the "Justo Sierra" Primary School in La Peņita, Dia de la Candelaria and of course, the 3-day Cancer de Mama Clinic. And since Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away, we've started to compile a list of where to celebrate this special day (see below).

To find out what else is 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 February 6th just in time for your morning coffee.




Ally's Signature  

Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Photo of the Week 
by Ken & Bea Rauch
Blue Heron (Ken & Bea Rauch)
The photo of the Great Blue Heron having his "lunch" was taken on the estuary just below our casita rooftop.  Read More

Editor's Note: Watch for Christina Stobbs' 2-part bird watching story with Ken & Bea Rauch in next week's issue.
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
La Peņita Malecón Construction is Proceeding in Earnest
by David Thompson
Malecon in La Penita

The work on the new malecón in La Peņita has been progressing, albeit not as quickly nor as timely as was originally promised.

Tearing up the two one-way streets leading down to the beach and back has taken a lot longer than at first thought. All of the fresh water lines as well as the sewer lines...  Read More 


Tiangus in La Peņita: An Extraordinary Shopping Experience!
by Christina Stobbs
Tianguis Market in La Penita
The Tianguis in La Peņita de Jaltemba is a large open air market, full of colour, culture, tempting aromas and shopping at prices that will make you grin from ear to ear! Definitely, a must see if you are on vacation in Jaltemba Bay, Nayarit! Year round, merchants in the market at La Peņita offer an abundance...  Read More


El Gigio Italian Pizzeria's Cooking Classes Return This Season
by Allyson Williams
Italian Cooking Classes

Ejidio, owner of El Gigio Italian Pizzeria in La Peņita, and his mother Comi Dolores, who is in town from Italy, are offering four special cooking classes in Italian cuisine during the month of February. Last season's classes were incredibly popular, so these upcoming classes should sell out quickly.  Read More 


J.E.E.P. Update... The Continuing Story
by Barbara Webber
JEEP The Continuing Story
More help came Friday, January 25 in the form of volunteers to assist Dr. Inda, the veterinarian from Las Varas. He was coming to treat another symptom of the horse's plight of starvation. The choice of food was limited, eating weeds with tough stalks and/or stickers caused a sore to form...  Read More

Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day
in Jaltemba Bay

Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away... yes gentlemen, consider this a friendly reminder! Many local restaurants are offering dinner specials, so why not impress your valentine by making reservations today. After all, a romantic dinner is the perfect way to say "I love you" (a nice bottle...  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.

"El Famoso" Horseshoe Tournament: The 15th Annual / 6th Memorial "El Famoso" Horseshoe Tournament scheduled for February 9 has been temporarily postponed. We will update you when we learn more.    


El Gigio Italian Pizzeria: El Gigio just announced their class schedule for this season's Italian Cooking Classes. Classes will be held every Tuesday during the month of February. Reserve one class or all four.  More Info   

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR): The January/February JBAR newsletter includes an update about the "Paws for the Cause" event, dogs and cats for adoptions, Breakfast at Tiffany's and the upcoming spay and neuter clinic in April 2013.  More Info 


La Bodega Wine & Spirits: It's sad, but true. La Bodega Wine & Spirits is going out of business. Stop by their store this Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 9am-6pm to get a deal on the last of their inventory. Everything must go.    


Las Brisas: Tiki will have live music by Manuel & Friends and three dinner specials this Wednesday, January 30th starting at 5pm. Dinner is a choice of barbecue ribs, fish fillet or a combo plate (arrachera, barbecue chicken and garlic shrimp). Please stop by and support him.  More Info   


Mateja's: Mateja just announced her Fat Tuesday Celebration on February 19th. $250 pesos per person (or $20 USD/CAD), all the beer and margaritas you can drink from 3-7pm. Live music by the Rhythm Roosters. Dinner special is Caribbean Chicken. Reservation are required.  More Info 


Salvador's: They've just announced upcoming special events for February: Super Bowl (Feb. 3), Mardi Gras (Feb. 12) and Valentine's Day (see above).  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
We Ponied Up! First Fundraiser
Gives J.E.E.P. a Strong Start
by Tracy Holmes
Pony Up! for J.E.E.P.
The first official fundraising event for the newly-established Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) on Wednesday, Jan. 23 was a galloping success! Coming together in less than two weeks, we weren't sure what to expect, but simply knew we had to do our best to give our rescued herd of horses...  Read More


Mexican Fiesta to Benefit "Justo Sierra" Primary School in La Peņita
Don't miss this Grand Event on Friday, February 1st! The Open Air Mexican Fiesta will benefit "Justo Sierra" Primary School in La Peņita. Featuring: "CONALEP" Ballet, "Justo Sierra" Dancers, Local Singing Stars, Mireya, Balta, etc., Famous Las Varas Folkloric Ballet, Junior Mariachi Band...  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 
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 
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 
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 
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From Our Readers
Letter to the Editor
by Jane Fellows (KinderAide)
Lori Goddard and Mark Adams have a friend in Rincon de Guayabitos, and visited the area last season. They keep up with the local news from Jaltemba Bay Life and saw that I was from Campbell River too, and were interested in KinderAide. With the JBL links, it was easy for them to dash off an email to me. Lori and some friends at her work, SHAW Cable, gathered up a few school supplies and a very generous monetary donation! We had difficulty connecting as they were busy, taking it all in, so they took a chance and just dropped by (after I had provided them with my address-of course). I was very glad I was home. We had a great chat and Lori offered to have me interviewed on the local cable TV channel to draw more attention to our needs at KinderAide.

THANK YOU Jaltemba Bay Life!

Editor's Note: The 2nd Annual KinderAide Street Dance is coming up on February 10th and tickets are still available. You can learn more via the calendar link below.


Calendar + Events


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


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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.  


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

Owners, Jaltemba Bay Life