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May 1, 2013

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Welcome to all 1,682 newsletter subscribers!


There are a total of seven national, religious and local holidays and festivals taking place in the next two weeks, and as my friend Ana Laura from Michoacan would say, "hijole!" Hijole (pronounced Ee-holay) is an expression of surprise like Wow! or Holy cow!, and is a great word to enhance your Spanish vocabulary.


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 15th 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.   




Ally's Signature  

Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Reservations, Reservations for 2013-14
We have already received over 190 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 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!

Photo of the Week 
Tianguis in La Peñita
by Dave Boroughs
Dave Boroughs Tianguis
Today's "Photo of the Week" is actually a compilation of nine crazy beautiful photos taken recently at the Tianguis in La Peñita by Dave Boroughs. As he wrote, there are "good vibes and lots of vibrance" to be captured on market day.  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!

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

Top Recommendations
Dr. Martín Nuñez Arciniega: 1

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.

Write a Recommendation
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
Golden Age Backpackers:
Petroglyphs near La Luz del Mundo Church in Los Ayala
by John & Doreen Berg
John Berg Luz del Mundo
Visitors and snowbirds wintering in the Jaltemba Bay area have probably visited or certainly heard of Alta Vista, a fabulous Tecoxquin ("Throat Cutters") archeological site. What most visitors do not realize is that there are numerous, but smaller ancient sites displaying petroglyphs located right in our own...  Read More


The Fine Art of Broom Usage in Mexico
by Darlene Jones
Darlene Jones Brooms

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, in a land far away, a little girl watched her mother sweep the house every day. Her father had a broom just like her mother's, but his was special, used only for something called curling. Once upon a time, a shorter time ago, in a land far away, the little girl and her family...  Read More 


Mothers Day in Mexico:
An Extraordinarily Special Day
by Christina Stobbs
Mother's Day in Mexico CS
What a special and grand celebration Mother's Day is in this beautiful country called Mexico! The beach, restaurants and streets are overflowing with families celebrating Mother's Day. The local stores are packed with colorful flowers, especially roses. I wonder where they get all the roses from and...  Read More


In Bloom: Amapa Trees
by Allyson Williams
In Bloom: Amapa Tree
Amapa trees are only in full bloom for a few weeks in mid-April. If you are in the Jaltemba Bay area during this time, one of the best places to view these trees is near the tennis courts on Avenida del Sol Nuevo in Rincón de Guayabitos. There are approximately a dozen trees lining the street and tennis courts...  Read More


Jaltemba Bay Flora and Fauna
Thanks to one of our readers suggestions, we have compiled all of our photos and articles about local flowering plants and trees; tropical fruits and vegetables that grow in our area; and Ken & Bea Rauch's wonderful nature photos so our readers have easy access to this information. You will find our new "Flora and Fauna" page under the Activities tab on Jaltemba Bay Life. View the new Flora and Fauna page now.

Jaltemba Equine Education Project
is Helping Local Cowboys and Word
is Traveling Quickly
by Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.)
A few weeks ago, an elderly cowboy rode his horse up to Los Compadres Resort in La Peñita. He explained that he was out of work because of the drought and didn't have enough money to feed his horse. George Leavitt, founder of Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.), is hearing this a lot...  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 2
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
Salina Cruz Penthouse Condo
Salina Cruz Penthouse
La Peñita
$269,900 USD

2-story penthouse condo just a block from the beach with 360-degree view of ocean and mountains. Priced to sell.  More
Ixtapa Lot #231
Beachfront Lot #231 
Ixtapa de la Concepción
$800,000 MXN

Beautiful double-wide beachfront lot with concession in Ixtapa, just south of Platanitos and Playa Las Tortugas.  More
Calendar + Events

News Around Town: 

  • Last week, Mexico's congress voted to loosen restrictions on foreigners buying property along the coast and border. Here are links to two articles on the topic.  
  • Need another JBAR fix? View Neil Fatin's photos taken at the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic a few weeks ago
  • Here are six tips for a memorable dining experience during Vallarta Lifestyles' Restaurant Week (see below for dates and more info) 
Upcoming Events: 
  • May 1 - Dia del Trabajo (Labor Day)  
  • May 3 - Dia de la Santa Cruz (Day of the Holy Cross)
  • May 4-5 - Guayafest 2013    
  • May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
  • May 10 - Dia de las Madres (Mother's Day) 
  • May 10-20 - Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Talpa (Patron Saint's Festivities of Our Lady of the Rosary in La Peñita)   
  • May 15 - Dia del Maestro (Teacher's Day) 
  • May 15-31 Vallarta Lifestyle's Restaurant Week 2013 
  • May 29-June 2 - 53rd Torneo Internacional de Pesca Deportiva in San Blas   



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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real estate get
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 
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 

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 
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 Businesses
Most Popular Real Estate
Casa Tequila: 62 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:   

Published Since Then:

  • Screeding - Photo updates about the malecon and road construction progress in La Penita
  • Any Suggestions? POLL - A poll to see if we should add a private sub-forum for home and business owners to discuss local issues 
  • Who Are Our Readers POLL - A poll to find out who reads Jaltemba Bay Folk 


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