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May 29, 2013

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Mother Nature deserves a big round of applause. May has been absolutely gorgeous so far with a mean temp of 24.2°C (75.5°F). The daytime temps are slowly starting to warm up, but the evenings are still comfortable and cool. You can view the current weather conditions as well as historical data on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page.

This free newsletter relies on volunteer writers, photographers and our readers to submit and share personal stories, information about day trips, interviews with local folks and photos for our Photo of the Week. Your continued participation has made our newsletter one of the best and most popular around. Please submit your stories, photos and fabulous adventures so we can share them in upcoming issues.

We also rely on advertiser support to cover the time and costs associated with producing this newsletter. If you own a business, restaurant, hotel or vacation rental please consider advertising, and be sure to let your favorite local businesses know about our community website as well. As a little incentive, we're even offering a Summer Discount -- $50 USD off for new restaurants or businesses and $100 USD off for new hotels or vacation rentals. This offer is good until Friday, May 31 so jump on board or miss the boat. Contact us to sign up today!

To find out what else is happening, read through the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.


The next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter will arrive in your Inbox on Wednesday, June 12 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 and Deals & $pecials
for 2013-14
We have already received over 280 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 2,604 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 
Pocket Beach near Boca de Tomatlan
by Rob & Heather Erickson
Rob Boca Hike
This is a nice day trip just south of Puerta Vallarta. The trail goes from Boca de Tomatlan to Quimixto. It is a spectacular hike, but best done NOT on a Sunday as parking can be tight in Boca de Tomatlan. Midway is a lovely pocket beach, great for a swim. The hike takes about 60-90 minutes one way...  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!

Jaltemba Bay Recommendations

(since last issue)
Dr. Martín Nuņez Arciniega: 1

 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
What in the World Do You Do in Mexico?
by Wendy DeBoer
Wendy Sunset over Guayabitos
The other day I had a delightful visit with my niece Jenn. It was one of those "catching up" sessions. I had been gone for almost 3 months to my home in Mexico. The question came up, "Aunt Wendy, what do you DO with your time down there?" After rattling off a few items to justify my existence...  Read More


La Peņita Quad Squad Rides the
Copper Canyon
by Shirley Lewis
Quad Copper Canyon
Some people dream about their retirement and some people live their retirement. The quading group in the La Peņita RV Park live their retirement. What started out with just four or five quads in the RV park years ago and have expanded to over 20 quads plus UTVs. Our adventures have taken us on day trips...  Read More


Bistro Organico at Hotel Cielo Rojo brings Restaurant Week 2013 to San Pancho
by Bistro Organico
Bistro Organico

"Spectacular! The food, music and ambiance... to live for!" is what guests are saying at the Restaurant Week event at San Pancho's Bistro Organico inside Hotel Cielo Rojo. The event runs through Friday, May 31. Popular items on the menu? The Bahia-style Moqueca (Brazilian seafood stew) and...  Read More 


J.E.E.P. Rescue Horses and Junior Instructors are in Training Together
by Donna Brownfield
JEEP Rescue Horses and Junior Instructors
The Hilltop Refugio in La Peņita has been bustling with activity the past few months. In addition to the usual morning routine of cleaning stalls, feeding, watering and grooming, the Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) rescue horses and junior instructors have been doing a lot of riding and...  Read More


In Season: Ciruelas
by Allyson Williams
One of the best things about living in Mexico is that I continue to discover new things. Over the past few weeks, I have been noticing several bare trees with small egg-shaped fruit prolifically protruding from their branches. I started asking around and learned that they are ciruelas, or Mexican plums...  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 
Bob Tripp Lot
Hilltop Lot with View
La Peņita
$159,900 USD 

This private 1,250 mē L-shaped lot has incredible views of La Peņita, the ocean and the Sierra Madre mountains.  More 
What's Happening

Local News:

  • Las Brisas Restaurant temporarily closed its doors on Monday, May 27 so Tiki can begin remodeling his new second floor terrace!

Area News: 

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.  


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 


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great exposure, but you will also help cover
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Cabanas La Granja 2
Cabaņas La Granja

6 fully-furnished 1-2BR rental cabins nestled amongst gardens, palm trees and pool. See our special monthly rates for 2013-14More 
Casa de Linda
Casa de Linda 
Los Ayala

Two-story Colonial-style home with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms perfect for couples and families. Just steps from the beach in Los Ayala.  More
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 
Sunset Casa
Sunset Casa   
La Peņita

This delightful beachfront rental offers boutique-style accommodations and a large heated pool surrounded by manicured gardens.  More 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views since our last issue: 

Most Popular Rentals
Cabaņas La Granja: 199 views
Los Compadres Resort: 161 views
Casa Contenta: 138 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.

Recent Articles You May Have Missed

In Our Last Newsletter:   


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