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April 3, 2013

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Welcome to all 1,657 newsletter subscribers!


Semana Santa vacationers have packed up and headed home after a relaxing and enjoyable Easter vacation here in the sun, sand and surf. We have dedicated a special section below featuring photos and updates from this past week.

What's next you ask? Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) is holding the last spay and neuter clinic of the season along with another "Paws for the Cause" FUNdraiser. If you are in town next week, please make an effort to stop by and support this worthwhile cause. Read more below.

Daylight Savings Clock
Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour this Sunday, April 7 at 2am when Daylight Saving Time finally goes into affect in Mexico. The US, Canada and the ten northern border municipalities in Mexico already sprung ahead on Sunday, March 10.

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


The next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter will arrive in your Inbox on Wednesday, April 17th, just in time for your morning coffee. In the meantime, keep an eye on our blog as we post information, stories and photos there on a regular basis.   




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Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Reservations, Reservations for 2013-14
We have already received over 100 reservation inquiries for next season... and they just keep on coming! The majority are for November 2013 through March 2014 and they range from a few days to up to 6 months. If you own a hotel or vacation rental in our area, there is no better the time to advertise on Jaltemba Bay Life. Find out how to list your hotel or rental today and start receiving even more reservations for next season!

Need a photo shoot? No problem. We can arrange one if you advertise before May 15, 2013.

Reminder: Spring and Summer Hours
for Local Businesses
It's that time of year when local businesses start to slow down, reduce their hours, and some even close for the summer. We will continue to update this list as we receive more information from business owners.  Read More

Photo of the Week 
Siesta-ing Mariachi
by Allyson Williams
Allyson Siestaing Mariachi
As I was walking along the beach in La Peņita last week, I spotted this cowboy hat and string bass gingerly set upon a pile of rocks. There was a man dressed in a casual charro uniform standing nearby, and at the time I thought these items belonged to him. I pulled out my camera and after taking a few shots...  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, the photographer'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 been up to lately!

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

Top Recommendations
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 or 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
Malecón Project in La Peņita to Resume after Semana Santa
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Malecon Contruction La Penita
There have been rumors going around town that the malecón construction project in La Peņita has come to a halt due to funding issues. We have been trying to contact officials for several days to confirm or refute these rumors. We just heard back from both Romy Mora and Guillermina Dueņas, Regidoras...  Read More


Free WiFi in the La Peņita Plaza
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Internet in La Penita

Regidora Guillermina Dueņas spent part of the afternoon overseeing the installation of the new wireless internet service in the plaza in La Peņita today. Regidora Romy Mora stated that "The internet project was started by Baltazar Urzua who made a deal with Telmex. The project is being funded by...  Read More 


Oh to be in Jaltemba Bay... now that spring is here!
by Ken & Bea Rauch
Ken Bea Spring in Jaltemba Bay
With the arrival of spring, nature is coming to life. Birds are starting to mate, and we have noted changes in the usual song patterns of some species. They are also vying for "squatters' rights," and we are hearing some pretty lively "discussions." We see rivals laying claim to their territory -- but not without a fight.  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: The First Ride for J.E.E.P. Rescue Horses
by Rob Erickson
Rob Erickson JEEP First Ride
Saturday was a big day for the Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) rescue horses. Kathy bought a new saddle on Friday, so Billy Biscuit, Shadow and Hermosa were saddled and rode by George, Kathy and her nephew Keenan, Donna, Rob and Heather. Christian brought Flash along so...  Read More


Volunteering with KinderAide is a Rewarding Experience
by Cath Goodwin
KinderAide Cath Goodwin
Today is my last day as a volunteer teacher of 23 children ages 4-5 at Jardin de Niņos: Luis Pasteur kinder school in La Peņita. I am sad to leave. I had finally learned all of the children's names, and when I return in December half of the class will be new. It has been a wonderful experience working with Jane Fellows...  Read More


Primavera Parade in La Peņita
by Allyson Williams
Desfile de Primavera
To celebrate spring, which arrived March 21, the children of La Peņita dressed up for the annual Desfile de Primavera (spring parade). There were lions and tigers and bears, oh my... and even some butterflies, bumblebees and princesses, too. 
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Semana Santa
Photos and updates from this past week in Jaltemba Bay
Rob's Ramblings: Semana Santa 2013 Update
by Rob Erickson
Rob Erickson Semana Santa 2013
Talking to a few locals over the past few days, the overall opinion is that the crowds are the heaviest in anywhere from 3-10 years. What a wonderful holiday to be at the beach with a few thousand of your best friends. The mid and south end of Rincón de Guayabitos had a great combination of car...  Read More


Semana Santa 2013 in Rincón
de Guayabitos (Day 2)
by Allyson Williams
Allyson Semana Santa 2013 Guayabitos
It's Day 2 of Semana Santa. The beach in Rincón de Guayabitos was fairly busy this afternoon and the side streets are starting to fill up with buses. And while the entire town seems quieter than in years past, that will likely change over the next few days. As usual, there were numerous vendors selling...  Read More


Semana Santa 2013 in La Peņita (Day 5)
by Allyson Williams
Allyson Semana Santa La Penita
Today is Good Friday and Day 5 of the Semana Santa holiday. It was a beautiful day and as expected, Jaltemba Bay was bustling with people. Families flocked to the beach in La Peņita with their coolers, umbrellas, floaty toys and other beach gear. It was wonderful to see people taking advantage...  Read More


Semana Santa 2013 in Jaltemba Bay (Last Day)
by Allyson Williams
Ally Semana Santa Easter
Today is Easter Sunday. Vacationers are enjoying the last few hours of beach time; vendors are literally lining the beach trying to sell the last of their oysters, ceviche, nuts, fruit drinks and ice cream; and all the restauranteurs I spoke with in Rincón de Guayabitos are happy, but exhausted and...  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
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! 


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.  


JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser April 2013
by Renya, Sarah Walker's Dog
All you doggies are invited to come to the upcoming JBAR "Paws for the Cause" fundraiser on April 7, 2013. Bring your masters on leads and take this opportunity to poop and pee in this lovely garden... of course your masters will have to pick it up (tee hee)! We will have a wonderful time sniffing...  Read More


Details for Upcoming JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic in Guayabitos
by Lin Chimes
JBAR Clinic Guayabitos
The next Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic will be held on April 10-13 at the home of Sue & Del Moss in the Zona Residencial in Guayabitos. There will be a volunteer training session at 8am on Wednesday, April 10th for all volunteers. JBAR has been offered lunch by Bobi...  Read More

Las Tres Amigas End of Season
Fundraising Report
by Las Tres Amigas
Las Tres Amigas Season End Report 2013

Thanks Jaltemba Bay from Las Tres Amigas! It's been quite a season of fundraising for us, sometimes very hectic, but always rewarding. We've met a lot of people, had a lot of fun and even learned a few new Spanish phrases. In total we raised over $100,000 pesos for local charitable organizations.  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 
International Insurance Group 2
International Insurance Group, Inc.  

Providing travelers, snowbirds and expats with the best Mexico home, auto and watercraft insurance coverage since 1999. Click for an online quote.  More 
Casa Dos Marias
Casa Dos Marias

Beachfront complex with villa, casita, guest room, heated pool, palapa bar, manicured grounds, private beach and more. Long-term rentals only.  More 
Hospital Real Nayar
Hospital Real Nayar  
La Peņita

Open 24 hours. Emergency and general surgery, x-rays, shock unit, ultrasound, mammograms, plastic and reconstructive surgery. Bilingual staffMore
Albercas de Vallarta
Albercas de Vallarta 

Everything for your pool: tile, equipment, chemicals, pumps, heaters, water purification systems, plus installation and repairs. Bilingual staff.  More 
Latitude 21
Latitude 21 Bar & Restaurant 

This beachfront restaurant offers great food and excellent service, and is the best live music venue in the area.  More 
Villa Corona del Mar
Villa Corona del Mar 

The largest, most luxurious private villa in Guayabitos with 7 guest rooms and 3 bungalows, a swimming pool, tennis court and more.  More 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received the most views since our last issue: 

Most Popular Rentals
Los Compadres Resort: 222 views
Paraiso del Pescador Bungalows & RV Park: 130 views
Condos Paraiso: 121 views

Most Popular Businesses
Most Popular Real Estate
Casa Tequila: 47 views

When you promote your hotel or vacation rental, restaurant or business or real estate on our high-traffic website, you'll be seen by hundreds of locals and visitors to our area. Click the links to learn more.

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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