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Welcome to all 1,870 newsletter subscribers!


Fall officially arrives this Sunday, September 22, but Mother Nature continues to taunt us with temps in the 30sC (90sF), the humidity has been sticking around 94-96% (no pun intended) and the heat indexes have been as high as 45C (113F). You can view the current weather conditions on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page.


We would like to welcome our new advertisers:

  • Condos Casa Rey, Los Ayala (sponsor)
  • El Delfin Pizza & Coffee, Guayabitos
  • Stevens International, Tucson AZ
Their support will help cover some of the time and costs associated with producing this FREE newsletter. If you own a business, restaurant, hotel or vacation rental please consider advertising to support our community website.
Last week, we interrupted our regularly scheduled newsletter to tell you about the NEW Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide. If you missed it, you can read all about it below! 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, October 2 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.




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Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Photo of the Week 
My Birthday Trip
by Dianna Belitski
Dianna Belitski Nova Scotia
We just got back from nine days in the Maritime provinces. We live in Grimsby, Ontario and were visiting our daughter who is volunteering with WWOOF on organic farms in the Maritimes. The trip was to celebrate my birthday with our family all together. The scenery is spectacular. The pictures are from...  Read More

Note: Our "Photo of the Week" is usually photographed within the Jaltemba Bay area, but these summer vacation photos submitted by one of our readers were too pretty not to share.
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!

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  • Hinde y Jaime's Bar & Restaurant
  • Las Brisas Restaurant
  • Mateja's Bar & Grill
Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Storm Sewer Project in Guayabitos
is Completed
by David Thompson
Guayabitos Storm Sewer Project
The storm sewer project that caused major detours in Rincón de Guayabitos last season has finally been completed. The huge holes have been filled in and the roads are now covered with street pavers. The new drains that were installed are covered with nice heavy-duty steel grates, and the andadores...  Read More


"Jaltemba" the Hawksbill Returns
to Guayabitos
by David Thompson
Jaltemba the Hawksbill Turtle
"Jaltemba," the juvenile Hawksbill turtle that divers rescued in April 2012, made her way back to the Bay of Jaltemba and Rincón de Guayabitos this past Thursday, September 12, 2013. A fisherman happened to catch Jaltemba in his net just off Isla Coral. He immediately noticed the tracking device and...  Read More


Announcing the NEW Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide
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For anyone who missed it, we interrupted our regular newsletter schedule to bring you some exciting news last week! We, at Jaltemba Bay Life, have totally revamped our restaurant and dining section. The NEW Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide includes the following categories so you can quickly decide...  Read More

Rob's Ramblings: 2nd Annual Mexi-Can Vet Project Dog Reunion in Victoria, BC
by Rob Erickson
Mexi-Can Vet Event 2013
Over 85 humans and 45 dogs enjoyed the great Mexi-Can Adopted Dog Reunion Fiesta in Victoria, BC on Sunday, September 8, 2013. This has turned into an annual event organized by Dr. Malcolm Macartney's crew from McKenzie Veterinary Service. This event was a chance to see some of the Jaltemba Bay...  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: Bug's Summer Part 2
by Rob Erickson
Rob Ramblings: Bug's Summer Part 2

It is still sunny on Vancouver Island, though I'm hearing a lot of talk about going south. The air is cooler, especially in the mornings, and the humidity is getting higher. However, I guess cats can't talk about bad-hair-days. I just don't get the concept of shoes for cold, wet grass yet...  Read More


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 3rd floor master suite and 4 guest rooms; a spacious kitchen, living and dining areas perfect for entertaining; and an incredible oceanfront pool.  More
Tropical Manor House
Tropical Manor House
Los Ayala
$399,999 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 
Jaltemba Bay DISH:
Food and recipes from around the Bay
Butter Tarts
by Ellaine Spivak
Butter Tart Ellaine Spivak

For your recipe this week, I was feeling a little bit Fall-ish... so I made Butter Tarts. Not the ones in the little shells, because we can't get the shells here... and think of the work in a hot kitchen. NO THANK YOU. So, I made them into squares... same goodness, only easier for me and YOU if you make them.  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
Fall 2013 Restaurant Hours & 
Re-Opening Dates
Fish Tacos  
Even though it's early in the season, our team (actually David) has managed to contact many of the local restaurant owners so we could compile this list of current and upcoming restaurant hours and re-opening dates.  Read More

If you own a restaurant and want to be added to the NEW Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide, please email us. Remember to add your opening dates and specials to our community calendar.


What's Happening

Upcoming Holidays & Events: 

Seasonal Re-Openings:

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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.  


Teatro Vallarta Presents Free Conference: Introduction to Opera
by Paco Ojeda (Virtual Vallarta)
Teatro Vallarta Paco Ojeda

The 2013-2014 live opera broadcast season by New York's Metropolitan Opera Company (The Met) in Teatro Vallarta will begin on October 5, with the screening of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. In light of that, and to encourage more locals to get excited about opera, Teatro Vallarta will offer a free lecture...  Read More


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 
Condos Casa Rey
Condos Casa Rey
Los Ayala

8 spacious oceanfront condos with granite countertops, stainless appliances, marble details in bathrooms, satellite TV, wifi, maid and laundry.  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 
Casa Ayala Beach House
Casa Ayala Beach House
Los Ayala

3BR rental rental home is perfect for families or groups up to 12 people. Fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor grill, maid, laundry, secured yard and parking.  More 
Casa de Los Amigos
Casa de los Amigos B&B and Guest House
La Peñita

This beautiful B&B has 3 guests rooms and a 1BR guest house both with sweeping panoramic views of the entire bay.  More
Condo Paraiso
Condos Paraiso
La Peñita

Two newly upgraded and comfortably furnished condos in the popular Condominios Paraiso Tropical complex. Located one block from the beach.  More
El Delfin Pizza & Coffee
El Delfin Pizza & Coffee

Serving thin crust pizza with fresh ingredients and homemade sauce -- and espressos, lattes and other coffee drinks made with locally grown beans.  More 
Stevens International
Stevens International

Providing full-service relocation and shipping services from the USA to/from Mexico. Canada service is also available. From household items and vehicles to entire corporate moves.  More 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
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the most views since our last issue: 

Most Popular Rentals
Los Compadres Resort: 196 views
Condos Paraiso: 130 views

Most Popular Businesses
Most Popular Real Estate
Salina Cruz Penthouse Condo (Los Ayala): 108 views

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Business Inquiries
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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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