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April 17, 2013

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Welcome to all 1,670 newsletter subscribers and our 101st issue!


It was a very busy week for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue volunteers and supporters with both the JBAR "Paws for the Cause" fundraiser and the last JBAR spay and neuter clinic of the season taking place. You can read more below.
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, May 1st, 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     


A BIG Thank You to Our Writers
and Photographers
We want to take a minute to thank our dedicated volunteer writers and photographers. Because of their continued participation, our newsletter has become one of the best around.

To recognize these folks, we have added a new tab on our blog called "Our Contributors," where you can read more about the people who regularly submit fabulous, fun and interesting stories and photos for us to share.

To learn more, go to the Meet Our Contributors page.  


Reservations, Reservations for 2013-14
We have already received over 150 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.

Photo of the Week 
JBAR April 2013 Spay and Neuter
Clinic Photos
by Allyson Williams
Ally JBAR April 2013
Today's "Photo of the Week" is actually a series of 18 photos taken during Day 1 of the JBAR Spay and Neuter Clinic held last week. It features some of the hard-working volunteers in action, as well as a few of the four-legged clients that came through the clinic doors. 
View More Photos
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:

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
The Importance of Homeowner and Condo Insurance in Mexico
by James Willis
Guayabitos Zona Residencial
We all know that homes in Mexico are built to last. Concrete blocks, steel beams, miles of rebar, tile roofs and flooring, and double strength windows make homes nearly indestructible. So why consider homeowners insurance if nothing can go wrong? Well, insurance is for the unexpected things in life, not the expected.  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: A Few Comparisons
of Life North and South
by Rob Erickson
Rob Erickson Comparisons
My first trip to Mexico was in the early 1980s and I admit there were a few things I noticed back then that still bring a smile today. Why would someone do that? How did that ever slip by? Life would be so much easier if they just did...  Read More


A Mexican Huarache Adventure
by Wendy DeBoer
Huarache Wendy DeBoer
Last week I decided to take a visiting friend to my favorite little huarache shop in La Peñita. It is something that I love to share with those visiting our casa. When you arrive to "Huaracheria Colotlan," you are usually greeted by the warm smile of Rosaria Salas. She is the lovely wife of Señor José Salas...  Read More

¡Viva la Semana Pascua en la Bahia
de Jaltemba!
by Mike Curtis
Mike Curtis Semana Pascua
Just about every spring break, my family and I are strongly drawn out of the chilly rains of Oregon by the warm lure of the Guayabitos coast. Sometimes the vagaries of the Easter holiday gives us free rein of a wide open beach with quiet streets and tranquil sunsets. This year, however, our two weeks gave us...  Read More

La Peñita Egret Rookery in Mating Season
by Ken & Bea Rauch
Ken & Bea Great Egrets
In early spring, we look forward to being entertained by the Great Egret during mating season. No need to reserve tickets -- we just show up and wait. The rookery is located at the edge of the mangrove swamp beyond the La Peñita RV Park. At sunrise, we walked to the egret colony, about...  Read More


In Bloom: Primavera
by Allyson Williams
Ally Primavera
Primavera (pronounced pree-muh-VEHR-uh) means spring in Spanish -- and you know primavera has finally arrived when the vibrant yellow flowering trees by the same name start to bloom. The two Primavera trees in front of Vivero Villanueva on the highway just north of La Peñita are now in full...  Read More

Nurse Vicky's Community Donations
and New Futbol Project were a Big Hit
by Dave Boroughs, Vicky Flores and Sandra Bell
Dave Boroughs Futbol
My longtime friend and retired nurse, Vicky Flores, has for many years collected and redistributed donations and contributions to the poor of the region. Cash donations are converted to food and medical supplies. She is able to provide through her dispensary food, clothing, medical supplies and school...  Read More


Documentary Film Crew Visits
Jaltemba Equine Education Project
by Rob Erickson
Rob Erickson JEEP Documentary
A documentary film crew from Victoria, BC spent yesterday morning with the Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) rescue horses and volunteers. After a short interview with Rob Erickson, the team moved on to a joint interview with George Leavitt and Donna Brownfield to get the history...  Read More


JBAR April 2013 Spay and Neuter Clinic was a Great Success!
by Rob Erickson
Rob Erickson JBAR April Clinic
Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) just wrapped up another great Spay and Neuter Clinic, held April 10-13 at Sue and Del Moss' Hacienda del Mar in Rincón de Guayabitos. A total of 226 animals were registered, with 208 being sterilized. The total number of adopted animals hit 10...  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
Local News
The "Bridge of Life" Gets a Colorful
New Facelift
by David Thompson
Bridge of Life Facelift

The phrase is correct... "it is not a piano!" Ken & Bea Rauch used this phrase in their recent post on Jaltemba Bay Folk, and it basically means that the bridge was never expected to be fine-tuned like a piano, but simply kept in useable condition.

This past Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bridge...  Read More


Calendar + Events

News Around Town: 

Upcoming Events: 

Just Announced:

  • June 7-9 - MotoFiesta Guayabitos 2013 
  • Nov. 13-16 - JBAR Fall Spay & Neuter Clinic 
  • Jan. 31-Feb. 2 - Cancer de Mama Clinic 2014 



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.  


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 
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 


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great exposure, but you will also help cover
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Contact us to find out how.

Bistro Organico
Bistro Organico  
San Pancho

Healthy, delicious food that pays tribute to the area's abundance of fresh seafood and indigenous produce. Located at Hotel Cielo Rojo in San Pancho.  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 
Dr. Martín Nuñez Arciniega
Dr. Martín Nuñez Arciniega 
La Peñita

If you need a doctor for any reason including general and family medicine, consultation or surgery, please call or visit. We speak English fluently.  More 

Hospital Real Nayar
Hospital Real Nayar  
La Peñita

Open 24 hours. Emergency and general surgery, x-rays, shock unit, ultrasound, mammograms, plastic and reconstructive surgery. Bilingual staffMore
Teriyaki Time
Teriyaki Alex

Alex has taken over the Teriyaki Time space and is serving the same fresh, healthy Asian menu. Now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  More 
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 
Casa La Palapa
Casa La Palapa 
Los Ayala 

This 3BR home accommodates up to 6 people and provides everything you need for your vacation. It is perfect for families and friends!  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: 192 views
Casa Dos Marias: 127 views
Condos Casa Rey: 116 views

Most Popular Businesses
Most Popular Real Estate
Casa Tequila: 63 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.

Recent Articles You May Have Missed

In Our Last Newsletter:   

Special Semana Santa Section:


Visit the Jaltemba Bay Life Blog to view more articles, photos, local news and information. Be sure to check back often, as we post several times a week.  


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