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July 10, 2013

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welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,757 newsletter subscribers!


We hope all of our North American neighbors enjoyed time with their families and friends during the Canada Day and Independence Day festivities and fireworks last week.

We would like to welcome our new advertisers:
  • Fiesta Guayabitos & Freddy Tours
  • Hotel Jacqueline 
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.


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, July 24 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     


Lots of Changes to Jaltemba Bay Life
and Jaltemba Bay Folk
During the next several weeks, we will be making our annual summer website changes and updates. Stay tuned for these and other fun improvements and additions:

NEW: Live Forum Chat
Forum members can now interact with one another instantly via the new real-time chatroom on Jaltemba Bay Folk. In addition to a public chatroom, members can also initiate a one-on-one private chat with other online members on our forum. Click on the "Chat" tab to get started.  Read More

NEW: Home and Business Owner Discussion Forum
Based on an abundance of feedback, we have gone ahead and created a private subforum on Jaltemba Bay Folk for residents, homeowners and business owners. This is a place where residents and owners can have open and productive discussions about the sewer, water, healthcare, press and other issues that affect those of us who have a vested interest in our community.  Read More

NEW: Translation Tool
Users are now able to translate the entire Jaltemba Bay Life website from English to Spanish or French. Yep, you asked and we listened!

UPDATE: Weather Station and Rental Buttons
You may have noticed that the rental and weather station buttons have disappeared from Jaltemba Bay Life. You can now find our Hotel & Vacation Rental Directory under the grey "Where To Stay" tab. The new weather button will move to it's new location in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can access our live local weather page via the "Weather" tab.

And watch for even more changes to come. If you can think of anything else you'd like to see implemented, please let us know!

Reservations for 2013-14 and Summer/Fall Deals
Our advertisers have already received 433 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 page has been viewed 3,138 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 
Profile of a White Egret
by Christina Stobbs
White Egret CS
This White Egret was photographed on Playa Los Ayala on a perfectly sunny day, with beautiful front lighting. I followed this egret along the beach and hung around for about an hour until it was comfortable with me and my camera in close proximity. 
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!

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

Top Recommendations
Beso del Sol Steak House: 1
PakMail: 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
An Adventure to Find the Charcoal Ovens
by Sarah Walker
Charcoal Huts SW
It was a bright and beautiful morning. I bounced out of bed with the excitement of the day that laid before me. I had been invited by Tom Plattenberger to go on an ADVENTURE, and knowing how he loves to drive up into the mountains and seek out new and different things here in this beloved country...  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: Don't Forget 
Property Taxes!
by Rob Erickson
RE Property Taxes
Many folks from up-north will be paying their property tax bills over the next few weeks. In one Canadian community, the city council is dealing with double-digit tax increases to recover from the loss of a major employer/tax cash-cow. However, the same city council found $4 million for an all-season artificial turf...   Read More


Why We Jaltemba Bay
Jaltemba Bay View
We have received some wonderful feedback about our recent article entitled "Jaltemba Bay: Venture off the beaten path of Mexico's Pacific Coast." Because of this response, we have decided to bring back "Why We Love Jaltemba Bay," a topic we started on Jaltemba Bay Folk...   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 
The Jaltemba Bay DISH:
Food and recipes from around the Bay
Watermelon, Arugula & Feta Salad
by Allyson Williams
This salad is wonderfully refreshing, light and unexpectedly delicious, just as a summer salad should be. After looking online for hours, and making two trial versions (one with mint and one with basil), I decided that both herbs are equally good... so you decide which is your favorite, or use them both.   Read More
Now it's your turn! Email your favorite Mexican-inspired summer  recipes to Allyson@JaltembaBayLife.com and we'll feature them in an upcoming issue of our newsletter and blog. Please include 1-2 photos (at least 500 pixels wide).

What's Happening

News Around Town:

  • Tom, David, Tiki and other residents chime in about the progress on the new Malecon in La Peņita in The Sidewalks Can't Be Far Behind and Today on the Malecon 
  • We love when people share our stories. Our recent article entitled "Jaltemba Bay: Venture off the beaten path of Mexico's Pacific Coast" was mentioned on Virtual Vallarta and our latest Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) article was featured in  Island Gals online magazine. Hip hip hooray!  

Upcoming Holidays & Events: 

  • Aug. 15 - Dia de la Asuncion de la Virgen Guadalupe (Ascension Day)
  • Sept. 1 - Dia del Informe Presidencial
    (Annual State of the Union) 



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 
Fiesta Guayabitos / Freddy Tour
Fiesta Guayabitos 

We offer the best party boat, glass bottom boats, whale and dolphin watching, sport fishing, banana boat rides, water skiing and other tours.  More 
Hotel Jacqueline
Hotel Jacqueline  

This oceanfront hotel has 43 suites and hotel rooms, most with kitchens and A/C, plus a swimming pool, restaurant and beach bar.  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
Quince del Sol Condo #402: 131 views
Agneta's Suites: 116 views
Los Compadres Resort: 105 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