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July 24, 2013

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welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,781 newsletter subscribers!


The new malecon in La Peñita is almost finished. For those of you who aren't in town to watch the progress, be sure to read our update below.

Once again, we want to thank our new advertisers:
  • Bungalows Costa Mexicana, Los Ayala
  • Casa del Tesoro (For Sale), Los Ayala 
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, August 7 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:

UPDATE: Improved Deal & $pecials 
We have totally overhauled our Deals & $pecials options. Users can now sort current deals and specials by price (low to high), expiration date, location, recommendations and name of rental. Hotel and rental owners can now add up to two deals at once and they can be offered for a longer period of time. If you haven't already booked a place to stay next season, our Deals & $pecials page is a great place to start.  View Current Deals! 

We announced the following changes in the last issue:

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
In the last issue, we mentioned that users can now translate the entire Jaltemba Bay Life website from English to Spanish or French -- and now, you can do it on our blog too! 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.

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

Rental Reservations for 2013-14
and Summer/Fall Deals
Our advertisers have already received 492 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 3,279 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 
Chacala Boats
by Tosia Archer
Tosia Archer Chacala Boats
The gentle thumping and knocking of boats tied up at the Chacala Marina's wharf was to me a soothing and tranquil sound. I also loved how the water undulated around and under the boats creating ever changing patterns and reflections. Small, colourful fish darted back and forth underneath the boats...  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
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
Majahua Hotel Selva offers comfort in the jungle at the south end of Chacala Beach
by Lorenzo Armendaris at México Desconocido
Majahua Hotel Selva

Majahua Hotel Selva in Chacala was featured in a recent article on MexicoDesconocido.com. The article, entitled "Vive la Riviera Nayarita. Sus playas, sus escenarios... su paz," was written by Lorenzo Armendaris and describes the 160 miles of amazing shoreline in Riviera Nayarit. Sr. Armendaris begins his journey at this lovely little hotel nestled into the jungle on the sound end of Chacala...


Carmen and Jose welcomed us to their home. Majahua is more than a hotel, it is a life project. We left Guadalajara very early, and three hours later we found ourselves in Chacala, the closest beach to the city. We decided to stay in the town of Chacala because it is in the middle of the Riviera Nayarit and Majahua.  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: Bug's Summer /
Life Up-North
by Bug for Rob Erickson
Bug (or Mayo)
Hi, Bug here. Rob is too busy messing around with kayaks and trucks to produce a summer article, so he left it up to me to help. I live with Rob and Heather Erickson. I was adopted two and a half years ago in Rincón de Guayabitos after I showed up at Rose and Charlie's place mooching food.  Read More


Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) Team Goes on a Trail Ride
by Loretta Leavitt & Bertha Cueva
J.E.E.P. La Penita to La Lima
The small towns in the state of Nayarit organize public horse riding on designated trails to celebrate different types of events. Among the events are church festivities, political support, honoring a dead person, beginning or ending of Mardi Gras and parades. The riding can go from one town to another or within...  Read More

En el estado de Nayarit, los pueblos organizan cabalgatas por senderos establecidos, para celebrar diferentes tipos de eventos tales como son las fiestas eclesiásticas, apoyo político, honrar a una persona que ha muerto, desfiles para anunciar el inicio o fin de Carnaval o aniversarios de fechas históricas...  Leer Más

Featured Real Estate (For Sale By Owner)
To view other homes, condos and lots for sale in the Jaltemba Bay area, click here. Listing your home or property 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 del Tesoro
Casa del Tesoro  
Los Ayala
$748,000 USD

Stunning home overlooking Los Ayala with gourmet kitchen, high-end fixtures, custom cabinets, salt water pool, detached Casita for friends and family and a spacious 1BR rental suite. Titled and fully furnished.  Info & Map  
Local News
The Malecón in La Peñita is
Almost Finished
by David Thompson
La Penita Malecon TP
The long awaited and much anticipated malecón in La Peñita is almost a reality. The deep, below-sea-level retaining wall footings were dug despite the ongoing tides and constant wave action of the sea. Many truckloads of fresh dirt, sand and rock were hauled in and compacted to provide a steadfast base...  Read More


Bird Conservation Efforts are Being
Made in Nayarit Coast Region
by Luis Morales (Birding San Pancho)
san pancho birding
With over 300 species of migratory and resident bird species, the Nayarit coast is perhaps one of the world's most bird-diverse areas; such diversity of bird life represents an invaluable heritage that has captivated the eye of birdwatchers for decades. Unfortunately there are several threats...  Read More

Con más de 300 especies de aves migratorias y residentes, la costa de Nayarit es quizás una de las zonas más diversas de aves en el mundo, tal diversidad de aves representa un patrimonio invaluable que ha cautivado la atención de los observadores de aves desde hace décadas. Por desgracia...  Leer Más


Restaurant + Business News
Summer Restaurant & Business Deals
Vista Guayabitos: Visit Vista Guayabitos Restaurant & Bar in Guayabitos and take advantage of their Summer Discount. Just show them a local ID (indicating that you live here) and you'll get 10% off your check.  More Info

If you own a restaurant or business and are currently offering a Summer Special, please email us. Be sure to add it to our community calendar as well.

What's Happening

News Around Town:  

Upcoming Holidays & Events: 

Just Announced:



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 
Bungalows Costa Mexicana
Bungalows Costa Mexicana
Los Ayala

16 bungalows with kitchenettes and terraces overlooking the pool. Located one block from the beach. Perfect for the budget-conscious traveler.  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
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views since our last issue: 

Most Popular Rentals
Hotel Jacqueline: 156 views
Los Compadres Resort: 112 views
Quince del Sol Condo #402: 106 views

Most Popular Businesses
Most Popular Real Estate
Casa del Tesoro: 116 views

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:   

Published Since Then:


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