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May 15, 2013

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Welcome to all 1,698 newsletter subscribers!


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Martin, longtime Guayabitos resident and friend to many. Peter passed peacefully on Saturday, May 11 at age 69. May you rest in peace my friend. More details 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 29th 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 and Deals & $pecials
for 2013-14
We have already received over 250 reservation inquiries for next season... and they just keep coming! The majority of them are for November 2013 through March 2014, and they range from a few days to up to 6 months.

Did you also know that when you list your hotel or vacation rental on Jaltemba Bay Life that you can promote a special rate anytime during the year for FREE? Our "Deals & $pecials" page has been viewed 2,452 times since January 1st.

Find out how to
list your hotel or rental today and start receiving even more reservations for next season!

Photo of the Week 
Pelican and Ray in Jaltemba Bay
by Tosia Archer
Tosia Pelican and Ray
While sitting under an umbrella at Playa Naranjo, I was checking back through photos I had just taken of several pelicans flying quite low over the waves and deleting any out-of-focus ones. When I got to the above photo, it took me a minute to comprehend what I was seeing. Incredibly, a small ray...  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
Casa Contenta Beachfront Suites: 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
Bistro Organico in San Pancho
will Participate in Vallarta Lifestyles' Restaurant Week
by Allyson Williams
Bistro Organico
The ninth annual Vallarta Lifestyles' Restaurant Week will be held May 15-31 and features 35 restaurants located in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Each of the participating restaurants offer a special three-course menu (with three choices per course) at a fixed price of $189 or $299 pesos per person...  Read More


An Alliance for Responsible Journalism
by Allyson Williams
Responsible Journalism
As Banderas Bay, Jaltemba Bay and the surrounding communities continue to expand, it becomes increasingly challenging to bring you all the news in a clear, concise manner. And while Jaltemba Bay Life might be considered a little fish in the big sea of news and reporting, we are excited to announce that...  Read More


Schedule Announced for 2013 Patron Saint's Festivities in La Peñita
by Jaltemba Bay Life
Each year from May 10-20, La Peñita de Jaltemba celebrates Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Talpa (the Patron Saint's Festivities of Our Lady of the Rosary). During these 11 days, the different colonias (neighborhoods) in La Peñita organize themselves and show their devotion to Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Talpa through several activities, mass, singing...  Read More


The Thrill of Being a "Charra for a Day"
by Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.)
J.E.E.P. Charra for a Day
Horses have been a passion of Donna Brownfield's since childhood, so it was only natural that she would want to explore the horse culture here in Mexico. On her first trip to the Jaltemba Bay area in 2008, she informed her housemates that she was "going to look for a horse to ride." The valley behind...  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
Casa Tropical
Tropical Manor House 
Los Ayala
$419,000 USD

Modern Mexican-style 3BR home captures the surrounding breathtaking ocean and mountain views.  More 
Casa Maria Condo
Casa Maria Condo 
$339,000 USD

2BR condo with spacious floorplan and large balcony. One of six oceanfront units in the Playa Linda Complex.  More 
Ixtapa Lot #231
Beachfront Lot #231
Ixtapa de la Concepción
$70,000 USD

Beautiful double-wide beachfront lot with concession in Ixtapa, just south of Platanitos and Playa Las TortugasMore
Local News
Peter Martin, Active Community Volunteer, Passes Away
by Ken Snyder
Peter Martin Peter Martin, born May 21, 1943, passed away on Saturday, May 11 at his Guayabitos home from the effects of lung cancer. At the end, Peter was surrounded and supported by his dear friends and longtime partner, Bob Tripp.

Peter was a popular figure in Jaltemba Bay and you could find him...  Read More
Work on the Malecón in La Peñita Continues
by David Thompson
Malecon in La Penita
Last week, the malecón construction superintendent informed Tiki, owner of Restaurant Las Brisas, that the entire malecón project in La Peñita, including the roads and sidewalks, would be completed before the end of July. Some of the items that still need to be finished are...  Read More


Calendar + Events

News Around Town: 

Upcoming Events: 



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.  


Día de la Santa Cruz (Day of the Holy Cross) and La Cruz del Calvarioque es Bendito in Rincón de Guayabitos
by Allyson Williams
Cruz del Calvarioque es Bendito
Día de la Santa Cruz, or Day of the Holy Cross, is celebrated throughout Mexico on May 3rd and dates back to colonial times. It is also known as the "Feast of Masons" or "Brickmason's Day." Construction workers decorate crosses with flowers and place them on buildings under construction. Some have...  Read More


Guayafest 2013: Photo Update
by Allyson Williams
Guayafest 2013
The plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos was literally jam-packed on Sunday, May 5 for the annual Guayafest 2013, the 14th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen. The northbound lane of Avenida del Sol Nuevo was closed so both participants and spectators could view the bumper-to-bumper...  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 
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
the costs associated with producing our newsletter.
Contact us to find out how.

Cabanas La Granja 2
Cabañas La Granja

6 fully-furnished 1-2BR rental cabins/homes nestled amongst gardens, palm trees and pool. See our special monthly rates for 2013-14More 
Servicio Renteria
Servicio Renteria 
La Colonia

We specialize in automatic transmission and engine service and repair. We offer computer electronic diagnosis for most makes and models.  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: 197 views
Cabañas La Granja: 105 views
Casa La Palapa: 83 views

Most Popular Businesses
Most Popular Real Estate
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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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