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June 26, 2013

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Welcome to all 1,740 newsletter subscribers!


Summer officially arrived this past Friday and brought rainy season with it. We have enjoyed light to moderate showers almost everyday since then. 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.    

There have been several articles written about Riviera Nayarit lately, but the majority of them don't even mention Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita or Los Ayala. This made me wonder -- do travelers not want to venture that far from the "big city" of Puerto Vallarta -- or are people not interested in exploring off the beaten path? The only reason I could come up with is that people simply haven't discovered our area yet. This inspired me to write the article below. Please share it with everyone you know. And for those of you who have never been here... come, before the rest of the world finds out! 

Once again, we want to thank our new advertisers. 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.


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, July 10 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
Our advertisers have already received 380 reservation inquiries via our website 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 2,982 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 
Net Fishing -- Evening and Weekend Ritual
by Ken & Bea Rauch
Net Fishing
Although we have seen local fishermen net fishing for bait fish occasionally, it seems the art of net fishing is a favoured form of relaxation at the end of a busy day or on weekends. Many times we have watched as a family arrives at the mouth of the estuary on the north beach of Guayabitos on either side...  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:

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
Jaltemba Bay: Venture off the beaten path of Mexico's Pacific Coast
by Allyson Williams
Jaltemba Bay View
Jaltemba Bay is made up of three small and colorful towns -- Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita and Los Ayala. It is located 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta in the heart of the beautiful Riviera Nayarit, which stretches nearly 200 miles along Mexico's spectacular Pacific coast and includes Nuevo...  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: Hike to El Cora Cascades
by Rob Erickson
El Cora Cascades Hike
The next trip is to the El Cora Cascadas or waterfalls near San Blas. From Jaltemba Bay, head north to Las Varas and take the highway marked San Blas. Just before Santa Cruz you will see a new Pemex on the right, at the intersection of Hwy. 76 to Tepic. Turn right toward Tepic and at roughly km 10...  Read More

This is the second in a two-part series.


Surviving the Summer Heat in
Jaltemba Bay
by Christina Stobbs
Surviving Summer CS palm reflection in pool
It's hot and dusty in Los Ayala. Just how dusty you ask? Well, I dust our home every single morning and by mid-afternoon it looks like I have not dusted for at least a week. What's the point? During the few weeks before the torrential downpours of the rainy season arrive, my husband, Robert, has to vacuum...  Read More


Volunteers Needed for Bird Identification Workshops at Community Cultural Centre in Jaltemba Bay
by Luis Morales (Birding San Pancho)
San Pancho Birding
To promote the bird conservation in the Jaltemba Bay region, it is necessary to educate people in rural communities and cities so that they know the richness bird diversity holds. The bird diversity in our area is unique and has multiple values that can be used in sustainable ways through ecotourism...  Read More


In Bloom: Tabachin
by Allyson Williams
Tabachin Flower
It's nearly impossible not to notice the absolutely gorgeous brilliant reddish-orange flowers of the Tabachín trees dotted throughout the Jaltemba Bay area. The flowers start to bloom near the end of May and have five petals, one of which has distinctive white and yellow markings. The Tabachín is also known as Royal...  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 de Norma
Casa de Norma 
La Colonia
$870,000 MXN

This charming one-story Mexican house is divided into two units, each with its own private entrance. The second unit is perfect for visiting family and friends or it can be leased to generate rental income.  More 
Local News
Las Brisas Restaurant in La Peñita Undergoes Major Renovations in Preparation for New Malecón
by David Thompson
Las Brisad Remodel
Tiki's Las Brisas Restaurant in La Peñita is undergoing a total makeover. The restaurant, which is located on the beach directly across the street from the new malecón, has been plagued by closures related to the recent malecón construction. This past winter, Las Brisas was forced to close for weeks...  Read More


What's Happening

Area News: 

Upcoming Events: 

Just Announced:

  • March 2, 2014 - 2nd Annual Oscar Night "Great Gatsby Gala" 



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 
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 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 
Quince del Sol 402
Quince del Sol Condo 402 

Pristine 2BR oceanfront condo located in the Quince del Sol complex with infinity pool, incredible views, parking and gated property.  More 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views since our last issue: 

Most Popular Rentals
Agneta's Suites: 246 views
Sunset Casa: 141 views
Majahua: 105 views

Most Popular Businesses
Viking Real Estate: 41 views
PakMail: 38 views

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!




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