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February 20, 2013
welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,598 newsletter subscribers!


We have a great issue for you today. It is jam-packed with photos and articles from most of our regular contributors and a few from our readers as well.


The new Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) in La Peņita received some great exposure on Island Gals, a Vancouver Island, BC website, thanks to horse lovers and part-time Jaltemba Bay residents, Ron & Jauvana Simone Nicholls. In the article, Simone states that "When it comes to tragedy and caring, there are no borders. And when life presents you an opportunity, you take it."  


This week kicks off with a trifecta of local events -- the Rotary Dinner & Dance, the Academy Awards Party and the Jaltemba Walk Against Cancer. 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 March 6th just in time for your morning coffee.  




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Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Photo of the Week 
Tosia's View: Balanced View
of Jaltemba Bay
by Tosia Archer
Tosia Balanced View
I collect rocks. Big ones, small ones, sparkly ones, bizarre looking ones. Shapes and colours catch my eye, then something in my head says "one more, there's room for one more!" And they somehow find their way to my home. The gardens are bordered with them, the pool was built...  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
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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
US Consular Meeting Addresses the New Mexican Immigration and Vehicle Importation Laws
by David Thompson
US Consulate Logo There was a special meeting held in Nuevo Vallarta on Wednesday, February 13th to explain the new Mexican immigration laws and the new Mexican laws regarding the temporary importation of foreign plated vehicles. This meeting was organized and presented by the United States Consular for Puerto Vallarta, Kelly Trainor.  Read More


Malecon Construction in La Peņita Continues
by Allyson Williams
Malecon Construction in La Penita
Even on a Saturday morning, there were two cement trucks, at least five backhoes and a crew of a dozen or more people steadily working on the new malecon in La Peņita... not to mention a handful of curious spectators. The first section of the seawall currently stands about 5-feet above street level.  Read More


Bird Watching with Ken & Bea Rauch (Part 2)
by Christina Stobbs
Christina Bird Watching Part 2
I soon learn that this bird watching adventure includes climbing over, or through several barbed wire fences. Rather, Bea has perfected the art of rolling under barbed wire fences, with grace. Ken gets through any way possible, and I try vainly to follow Bea's lead. Soon we spot several Black-bellied...  Read More

This story is the second in an hysterical 2-part series about Christina Stobbs' adventures in bird watching.


Golden Age Backpackers: Los Toriles Archaeological Site
by John & Doreen Berg
John Los Toriles
With roosters crowing and dogs barking our morning coffee time began early giving us extra time to reflect and plan our day's activities. Our day's goal that emerged from our early morning conference of two was to leave our beach paradise behind for the day and travel inland to visit a prehistoric location...  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: One of Our Newer Charities (J.E.E.P.)
by Rob Erickson
Rob J.E.E.P.
On one of my first trips to Mexico in the early 1980s, I was quite shocked to see the condition of some of the street animals. This prompted me to get involved with our local spay and neuter clinics for dogs and cats, through Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). I guess it was only a matter of time for this concern...  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: Sharing Spaces
with Horses
by Rob Erickson
Rob Sharing Spaces with Horses
The past few weeks were a real change for us. We provided post-op care for two rescue horses, namely Canelo and Shadow. As Canelo was one of the first horses to under-go palette surgery, his care was fairly easy. He enjoyed kitchen scraps such as pineapple husks, carrot peels, cucumber and...  Read More


KinderAide has Far-Reaching Benefits throughout the Jaltemba Bay Community
by Kim McCloy
Kim McCloy KinderAide
I truly enjoyed meeting you and the morning I spent with you at the preschool. It has taken me these past few days to process my thoughts and feelings regarding my experience. I commend you and the KindeAide team for the wonderful work you have done to create and support the preschools. During my visit...  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 
Calendar + Events

What's NEW & Happening Around Town: 

Upcoming Events: 

Just Announced:

  • Apr. 13-14 - Guayafest 2013 


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! 


Also visit Jaltemba Bay Folk, our community forum, for detailed information about dinner specials, meeting updates and more posted by business owners and event organizers.  


KinderAide's 2nd Annual Street Dance was a HUGE Success!
by Jane Fellows
KinderAide Dance 2013

On Sunday, February 10th, Petra was kind enough to host another fundraiser for KinderAide. A whopping $29,000 pesos was raised and a great time was had by all. Some of the proceeds from this event will be spent at Jardin de Niņos: Luis Pasteur in La Peņita. KinderAide will be able to to complete a project...  Read More 


Los Amigos Jaltemba Hold'em Charity Poker Tournament CANCELLED
Due to a lack of interest and poor ticket sales, the Jaltemba Hold'em Poker Tournament scheduled for February 20th has been cancelled. If you bought a ticket, please email us or attend our Tianguis booth next Thursday to receive your refund. You will need to turn in your ticket.  Read More


Academy Awards Party Details Announced
Academy Awards Party See the Academy Awards live from Hollywood at the Oscar Party this Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Zapata 32, a large venue on the Avenida in La Peņita. It has seven large television screens, and is an ideal place to watch the Academy Awards. This is...  Read More


Jaltemba Walk Against Cancer

Jaltemba Walk Against Cancer Logo The Jaltemba Walk Against Cancer will be held on Monday, February 25. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and "walk together for early detection." The walk will start at 11am at Piņa Colada Restaurant in Rincón de Guayabitos. Participants will follow the lateral north to...  Read More 


Gran Noche Mexicana in La Peņita
Everyone is invited to attend the upcoming Gran Noche Mexicana on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in La Peņita. Tickets are only $100 pesos and all proceeds raised from this community event will help fund different needs in each colonia (neighborhood) like clean water, new water lines, drainage, street paving...  Read More


Celebrate International Women's Day with Las Tres Amigas
by Las Tres Amigas
International Women's Day "Make a difference, think globally and act locally!" That's what the International Women's Day website says to do, so we're going to do just that. Las Tres Amigas are gathering together as many women as we can fit into Latitude 21 on Friday, March 8 at 1 pm to celebrate...  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 
Beso del Sol Steak House
Beso del Sol Steak House 

Known for their Angus beef steaks, barbecue ribs, shrimp, fish and more. Quality food and great service.  More 
El Sueno de Los Ayala
El Sueņo 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 
Hinde y Jaime's Restaurant
Hinde y Jaime's Bar & Restaurant 
La Peņita

A favorite local hangout for live music and their famous Fish & Shrimp Tacos!  More 
International Insurance Group
International Insurance Group, Inc.  

Providing travelers, snowbirds and expats with the best Mexico home, auto and watercraft insurance coverage available since 1999.  More 
Sergio's Tours
Sergio's Tours 
La Peņita

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 
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Thank You / Gracias
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