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August 7, 2013

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welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,797 newsletter subscribers!


The new malecón in La Peņita is a buzz with activity these days, and so is the Community Cultural Center. You can read all about it below.

If you ask anyone, they will tell how steamy the month of July was. Is it because we had a little less rain than usual or could it be the effects of global warming? View the archival data and
current weather conditions on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page and make your own conclusion.


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, August 21 just in time for your morning coffee. In the meantime, keep an eye on our blog and forum, as we post information, stories and photos there on a regular basis. 




Ally's Signature  

Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Rental Reservations for 2013-14
and Summer/Fall Deals
Our advertisers have already received 528 reservation inquiries via our website for next season... and they just keep coming!

When you list your hotel or vacation rental on Jaltemba Bay Life you can promote special rates during the year for FREE. Our new and improved Deals & $pecials page has been viewed 3,520 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 
The Art of Hair Braiding
by Ken & Bea Rauch
KBR The Art of Hair Braiding
You will not sit on the beach in Jaltemba Bay for long before you'll be approached by a vendor with a book illustrating the type of hair braids you can have done very inexpensively. You can have your whole head done in tight braids and beads or braids done around the crown of the head. If you buy into...  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:

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
Build It and They Will Come: La Peņita's New Malecón is "Unofficially" Open
by Allyson Williams
Malecon in La Penita

The phrase "build it and they will come" is exactly what is happening in La Peņita these days. It has been quite a journey the last several months, as we've all watched with great anticipation while the new malecón in La Peņita was being constructed. Even though the official inauguration has not...  Read More 


A Reflection by Picasso
by Jo Lorimer
Jo Lorimer CCC
The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.
- Pablo Picasso

Thankfully, I found my "gift" many years ago. At first, I reveled in the discovery of how amazing it is to express your emotions through artwork. Then there was the multitude of mediums to explore. That kept me busy for years. However, the best part of finding your "gift" is truly giving it away!  Read More


Surviving the Summer in Jaltemba Bay -- The Rewards & Challenges
by Christina Stobbs
CS Rewards Challenges Iguana face

For me, the rainy season brings both rewards and challenges, some of which I shall recount here... You be the Judge and decide which is which. Let's begin with the glorious greening of the surrounding countryside, the cooling off effect of the rains (as temporary as that is), and the re-emergence...  Read More 


San Pancho Surfing
by Ellaine Spivak
Surfing San Pancho
We heard there was a surfing competition happening in San Francisco, or San Pancho, on August 3-4. We waited until Sunday morning to go with our pack of dogs... three to be exact. It was a beautiful day, there was sun but also a breeze, and we knew that the surfing would be fun to watch...  Read More

Changes + Updates 
Lots of Changes to Jaltemba Bay Life
and Jaltemba Bay Folk
We are working feverishly on our annual summer website changes and updates, and there are even more fun improvements to come! Check out what we've done so far: 


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!

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.

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.  More 
The Jaltemba Bay DISH:
Food and recipes from around the Bay
Avocado Brownies
by Ellaine Spivak
Avocado Brownies
Can't have flour? Want something sweet and yet healthy? Looking for a treat that you can feel good about eating it, but your taste buds can't tell? Then try these Avocado Brownies. You can use flour, but if you have an intolerance to wheat, use coconut flour instead. Either way, these are a must...  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).

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. Valid until November.  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: 



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 
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 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views since our last issue: 

Most Popular Rentals
Bungalows Costa Mexicana: 147 views
Los Compadres Resort: 144 views
Hotel Jacqueline: 110 views

Most Popular Businesses
Most Popular Real Estate
Casa del Tesoro: 87 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

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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