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February 6, 2013
welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,581 newsletter subscribers!


The Jaltemba Bay area was a buzz with activity this weekend! The Cancer de Mama Clinic helped an amazing 567 women during the 3 day event, the 8th Annual Festival Artístico Cultural in Rincón de Guayabitos held it's first presentation on Saturday night, and locals flocked to area restaurants to partake in Superbowl festivities on Sunday afternoon.

Take a deep breathe JBay folks, because there's no break in sight! This
week starts out with shots of tequila and showmanship at the 10th Annual International Margarita Challenge which begins at 4:30pm today.

And since Valentine's Day is only two weeks away, why not impress your valentine by making reservations to surprise her (or him). After all, a romantic dinner is the perfect way to say "I love you!" Check out our updated list on Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Jaltemba Bay.

To find out what else is happening, 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


For the remainder of the season, we will publish our newsletter every other week. Keep an eye on our blog, as we will continue to publish information, stories and photos there on a regular basis. Watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter, which should arrive in your Inbox on February 20th just in time for your morning coffee.  




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Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Photo of the Week 
Siesta in the Sand
by Brian Betts
Siesta in the Sand
What a great day at the beach. You are having a wonderful time in the sand but lets face it, after you work really hard, you're going to want a siesta. This little guy had enough digging and just needed a short nap. When we walked by he was sound asleep with his family standing around smiling and watching.  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
Rob's Ramblings: Reality of Life
in Mexico
by Rob Erickson
Reality of Life in Mexico
We have all read the travel brochures for Mexico stating there is endless sunshine, sandy beaches with great swimming, and nice cold drinks. The number of frost-free days here encourages life for both plants and animals, and provides a bird and plant watchers paradise. Sure, this sounds like...  Read More


Bird Watching with Ken & Bea Rauch
(Part 1)
by Christina Stobbs
Birdwatching with Ken & Bea Rauch

The other day, I had a really interesting experience, and met two extremely interesting and kind souls... Resulting in this story and a suggestion for a day trip from Los Ayala to... The Gravel Pit in La Peñita - Why? - For Bird-Watching of Course! Ken and Bea Rauch, Jaltemba Bay's renowned bird...  Read More 


How The Filly Got Her Name
by Allyson Williams for J.E.E.P.
How The Filly Got Her Name
During the Pony UP! for J.E.E.P. Fundraiser two weeks ago, event-goers got a chance to bid in the "Name the Filly" Live Auction. The lucky winner would give this little rescue horse her name, and a new beginning. Here's the story of "how the filly got her name"...  Read More


Word of Mouth
by John Webber for J.E.E.P.
Word of Mouth
The old black jeep shutters and rattles down the pothole filled road. Even the potholes have potholes. As the jeep merrily bounces, I too am bouncing. Trying to stay in the seat but mostly airborne as I clench the roll bar with my right hand. I would use my left hand to grab onto anything, ANYTHING...  Read More


Volunteering for KinderAide
was a Highlight of Our Vacation
by Jan Peterson & Mark Hammarlund for KinderAide
Volunteering with KinderAide
Volunteering for a morning with Jane Fellows and KinderAide was a highlight of our week-long vacation in the Jaltemba Bay area. While researching our first-time trip to La Peñita, I had read about KinderAide on the wonderful Jaltemba Bay Life Blog and was able to contact Jane Fellows, who arranged for us...  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 
Event News + Updates
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: Due to the few number of people who registered, they have decided to cancel their first Italian cooking class scheduled for Tuesday, February 5th. If there is enough interest, they will reschedule this class in March after the other three classes.  More Info 


MOVING: Fitness Pad: Thursday, February 28 will be the last day in their present location. They will reopen under new ownership on Friday, March 1. Please visit their new location upstairs George & Gary's Tres Banderas Cafe, just a few blocks away. Del Dilkie wants to thank everyone in the community for their support over the last 3 years!  More Info 


Glassworks Studio: Jo just announced her class schedule for February and it is filled with fun stuff -- stepping stones, stained glass mosaics, dichroic fused glass jewelry, memorial stones and a fused glass workshop. Sign up now!  More Info 


Las Brisas Restaurant: Starting Friday, February 1, Tiki will temporarily change his hours at Las Brisas Restaurant in La Penita due to the malecon construction. He will continue to be open Thursday-Sunday until further notice.  More Info   


US Consular Meeting: On Wednesday, February 13, the US Consular Agency of Nuevo Vallarta will be holding a town meeting to educate the public about the new Mexican laws regarding visa renewal and temporary importation of foreign plated cars to Mexico.  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.


8th Annual Festival Artístico Cultural in Rincón de Guayabitos
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
The annual Festival Artístico Cultural will be held every Saturday in February (February 2, 9, 16 and 23) in the main plaza in Rincon de Guayabitos. Each night's festivities will include music and dance and will start at 8pm. Featured participants will include the Déjá vu, Nayar Dance Company...  Read More


Los Amigos to Host Jaltemba Hold'em Charity Poker Tournament in La Peñita
by Los Amigos de Jaltemba

Win Big Money -- $20,000 or $10,000 pesos depending on level of play! Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 4.30-10pm at the Futbol Rapido, La Peñita. There will be two levels of play: "High Roller" and "Regular." Cost is $500 pesos for the "High Roller" game or $300 pesos for the "Regular" game.  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 Peñita

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 Sueno de Los Ayala
El Sueño de Los Ayala 
Los Ayala

This 1 bedroom beachfront condo offers vacationers a quiet and romantic retreat with a Mexican flair. Weekly and monthly rates available.  More 
Sergio's Tours
Sergio's Tours 
La Peñita

Group and private tours throughout Mexico including Cuernavaca, Morelia, Mexico City, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende.  More 
Vista Guayabitos
Vista Guayabitos Restaurant & Bar 

Offering a fabulous menu and extraordinary view of the entire Bay of Jaltemba.  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
Jaltemba Transport: 109 views
Vista Guayabitos: 102 views
Latitude 21: 85 views

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.


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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!




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Owners, Jaltemba Bay Life