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June 12, 2013

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Welcome to all 1,722 newsletter subscribers!


The first rains of the season arrived last week and brought 6.6 mm of sweet smelling rain, cool breezes and a much needed cleansing to the Jaltemba Bay area. You can view the current weather conditions, as well as historical data on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page.

We want to thank the following new advertisers who took advantage of our Summer Special:
  • Agneta's Suites, Guayabitos
  • Cabañas La Granja, Guayabitos
  • Casa de Linda, Los Ayala
  • *Casa de Norma, For Sale in La Colonia
  • *Fiesta Guayabitos & Freddy Tours, Guayabitos 
  • La Casa de los Abuelos, Los Ayala
  • Majahua Hotel Selva, Chacala
  • PV Sleep Well, Puerto Vallarta
  • Servicio Renteria, La Colonia  
  • Sunset Casa, La Peñita
Their support will help cover some of the time and costs associated with producing this FREE newsletter during the summer. 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. (*Note: Businesses with asterisks will be featured in the next issue.)

And a shout out to Alisa Jordan who published an article entitled Jaltemba Bay, Mexico: Puerto Vallarta's Little Secret to the North on ChicagoNow.com, which included a nice mention about Jaltemba Bay Life. Thanks Alisa! Coincidentally, we will be publishing another Jaltemba Bay article in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.


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 26 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 333 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 2,807 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 
Going Home
by Lilianne Fuller
Going Home
This photo was taken from the trail that goes behind Mateja's Bar & Grill and up into Rincón de Guayabitos. We used it as a shortcut to get to our hotel at the end of our afternoon walk. For some reason, I stopped and turned around and there it was... the perfect photograph.  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: 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
Rob's Ramblings: Hike to Boca de Tomatlan and Las Animas
by Rob Erickson
Rob Boca de Tomatlan
Do you want to get some more exercise and get to know the surrounding area a bit better? This article is about a few area hikes, one south and one north of Jaltemba Bay. One is fairly easy and the other fairly strenuous, but both will take you into some fantastic scenery and through some other views...  Read More


June in Jaltemba Bay
by Christina Stobbs
June in Jaltemba Bay CS
June marks the beginning of the dizzyingly hot weather with temperatures often rising above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (30°C) in the shade. However, the heat of June is not that uncomfortable, as the humidity is nowhere near the levels experienced in August and September. The days are for the most part hot and...  Read More


In Bloom: Plumeria (Part 1 & 2)
by Allyson Williams
Plumeria May 15 2012
Plumeria, also known as Frangipani and Flor de Mayo, is native to Mexico. In the Jaltemba Bay area, they bloom in the spring and their beautiful fragrant flowers range from white and yellow to pink. Plumeria are deciduous plants so they drop their leaves in the fall and winter months. If you see one during...  Read More


Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P) Unites Special Horses with Special Needs Children
by Allyson Williams
J.E.E.P. Special Needs Children
When George Leavitt, founder of Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.), says "mis caballos especiales están aquí para sus niños muy especiales, de mi corazon," he really means it. For those of you who don't speak Spanish, his short but meaningful introduction translates to "my special horses are here for your very special children, from my heart."  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
Bob Tripp Lot
Hilltop Lot with View
La Peñita
$159,900 USD 

This private 1,250 m² L-shaped lot has incredible views of La Peñita, the ocean and the Sierra Madre mountains.  More 
Local News
The Plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos Gets a Beautiful Makeover
by Allyson Williams
Guayabitos Plaza
On Thurdsay, June 6, the plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos was a buzz with activity. The crew from Vivero Villanueva in La Colonia planted hundreds of heliconia, ginger, bougainvillea, hibiscus, palm trees, agave and other tropical plants throughout the plaza grounds. According to Rossanna Araujo Silver...  Read More


What's Happening

Local News:   

Area News:

Upcoming Events: 

  • June 20 - Dia del Padre (Father's Day)
  • August 15 - Dia de la Asuncion de la Virgen Guadalupe (Ascension Day)



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.  


Dia de la Marina in Jaltemba Bay
by Allyson Williams
Dia de la Marina 2013
Every year on June 1st, an impressive military display takes place to celebrate the nationalization of the Mexican Navy in 1917. Locally, Dia de la Marina reaches its peak at the Port of San Blas with parades on sea and land; and at the morning parade in Puerto Vallarta with navy ships followed by tour...  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 


Did you know you can advertise in our newsletter
Not only will your business, restaurant, hotel, rental or
real estate get
great exposure, but you will also help cover
the costs associated with producing our newsletter.
Contact us to find out how.

Agneta's Apartments
Agneta's Suites   

Two brand new fully-furnished apartments just steps from the beach. Rooftop patio has views of ocean and eco-park. Yoga classes are included.  More 
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
Casa Iguana
Casa Iguana 

Its unique two-story bedroom palapa is perfect for two couples or a small family. Enjoy the ocean views, private pool and beautiful gardens.  More 
Solange Casa
La Casa de los Abuelos  
Los Ayala

This beautiful vacation rental has 4 bedrooms, living room, dining room, indoor and outdoor kitchens, swimming pool and private courtyard.  More 
Majahua Hotel Selva
Majahua Hotel Selva 

Our five guest suites, spa and restaurant are surrounded by jungle, and offer an intimate setting and magnificent views of Chacala Bay.  More 
PV Sleep Well
PV Sleep Well 
Puerto Vallarta

Offering in-home sleep studies. We sell, rent, service and repair CPAP equipment and oxygen concentrators. Take a step to a better night's sleep.  More 
Sunset Casa
Sunset Casa   
La Peñita

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
Cabañas La Granja: 158 views
Sunset Casa: 133 views
 Los Compadres Resort: 132 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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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