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August 21, 2013

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Welcome to all 1,825 newsletter subscribers!


Summer break has come to an end as children throughout Jaltemba Bay headed back to school this past Monday morning.


August is typically the rainiest month of the year, and we seem to be slightly behind with only 224 mm (8.8 inches) of rain so far. 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.    


We would like to welcome our new advertiser:

  • Posada Las Flores, 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.


The next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter will arrive in your Inbox on Wednesday, September 4 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     


Photo of the Week 
A Spread of Colors
by Hélène Fortier
Tianguis in Rincon de Guayabitos
I took this photo at the Tianguis in Rincón de Guayabitos in 2012.
I was surprised to see so many beautiful colors that decorate these handmade objects. Mexicans create many beautiful things, and above all they are very talented. I purchased some of these gift items for my friends and family. Mexico has...  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!

Recommendations + Reviews
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: Drive or Fly to Mexico?
by Rob Erickson
Rob Erickson Drive or Fly

I recently had a conversation with a few people debating their first road-trip to Mexico this coming snow-bird season. It was a great discussion, with much debate on the pros and cons. Here are a few thoughts from this discussion. There is obviously a lot more to this topic than can be covered in one short article.  Read More 


The Exotic Tejon (Coatimundi)
by Sarah Walker
Tejon (Coatimundi)

It was a Sunday morning of beauty. I picked up my good friend and headed to the Flamingos Resort in Bucerias. We were joining more friends for a lovely Champagne Brunch at El Tigre. I drove around the corner, and there standing by the side of the road was a Tejon. We call them Coatimundis...  Read More 


Little Beans: Another JBAR Foster Failure
by Juavana Simone Nicholls
Beans and Simone
Beans was 4-months-old when he came into the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos last April. He was riddled with ticks and fleas, and if we didn't find a home for him, he would be left to his own devices on the street. We decided to foster him...  Read More


Changes + Upgrades 
Lots of Changes to Jaltemba Bay Life
and Jaltemba Bay Folk
Our programmers took a short break this week, so watch for more fun improvements in the next issue!

In case you missed it, we have already implemented these great new features during our annual summer website update:

UPDATE: Improved Deals & $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.

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

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 Tropical
Tropical Manor House 
Los Ayala
$419,000 USD

This modern 3BR Mexican-style home captures the breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Spacious kitchen, plunge pool with decorative fountain, five terraces, rooftop palapa, fully furnished and move in ready.  More 
Local News
Introducing Baby Mateo Santiago
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Tiki's Baby Mateo
We are excited to introduce Mateo Santiago, born on August 17th. Tiki and Sonia's brand new bouncing bundle of joy weighed in at 3,580 grams and measured 52 centimeters. We want to wish a sincere congratulations to Tiki, Sonia, Oliver and Aislynn on the new addition to their family.  Read More


Restaurant + Business News
Guayabitos Yoga offering Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat in November 2013
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Guayabitos Yoga
Can you imagine seven glorious days of relaxation, rejuvenation, yoga, massage, healthy food, warm sunshine, beach walks and more? Guayabitos Yoga is holding their first ever yoga retreat this coming November, and teachers Agneta Dyck and Ezra Kliewer's goals are to help you feel younger and healthier...  Read More


Los Compadres Restaurant Announces Specials and Music for 2013-14
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Los Compadres Resort
It may still be the middle of summer, but Loretta Leavitt is already busy preparing for the upcoming winter season. She and George will once again be offering their famous Oyster Bar with grilled oysters, jalapeño oysters and peel 'n eat shrimp at Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar in La Peñita. And due to...  Read More


Summer Restaurant & Business Deals
Vista Guayabitos Restaurant & Bar: Head to Vista Guayabitos 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

 Upcoming Holidays & Events: 

Seasonal Re-Openings:

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 
Posada Las Flores
Posada Las Flores
Los Ayala

Spacious bungalows with full kitchens, private patios, internet cafe, library and pool. Located close to the beach, restaurants and shopping.  More 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views since our last issue: 

Most Popular Rentals
Los Compadres Resort: 149 views

Most Popular Businesses
Most Popular Real Estate
Casa del Tesoro: 48 views

Reservation Inquiries
764 inquiries (so far this year)


Business Inquiries 
414 inquiries (so far this year) 

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