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Jaltemba Bay Hotels  

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welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,900 newsletter subscribers!


Well JBay Folks, we surpassed 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rain so far this year, thanks to some hefty downpours this past week. You can check the current weather conditions and archival data on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page.    


We would like to welcome our new advertisers:

  • Condos Casa Rey, Los Ayala (sponsor)
  • Casa Leon, Guayabitos
  • Casa Maria, La Penita
  • El Delfin Pizza & Coffee, Guayabitos
  • Stevens International, Tucson AZ
Their support, along with our renewing clients, helps 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.


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 16 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 
Kids' Stuff
by Ken & Bea Rauch
Ken & Bea Rauch Mexican Kids
"We are always the same age inside."

-- Gertrude Stein


Photographing children enjoying the beach is one of our favourite pastimes. There's nothing as delightful as watching the Mexican kids on the beach as they simply have fun. It always makes me wonder where we as adults have lost the magic of our milk-and-cookie days, when the world was there for us to explore and discover.  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 it was taken. We can't wait to see what you've been up to lately!

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  • Vista Guayabitos
  • Mateja's Bar & Grill
  • Hinde y Jaime's
Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Heavy Rains Cause Flooding and Road Closures in and around Jaltemba Bay
by David Thompson

So far this month, we have already received 386 mm (15.2 inches) of rainfall, which has surpassed the September total for both 2011 and 2012 combined... and we still have six more days to go. The Jaltemba Bay area received substantial amounts, however rainfall varied considerably from one location to another.  Read More


Jala-Puerto Vallarta Highway Construction Progresses
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Jala-Puerto Vallarta Highway

According to Nayaritenlínea.mx, data has been obtained from the Delegación Federal de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Ministry of Communications and Transport) in Nayarit and confirms that the highway from Jala to Puerto Vallarta is under construction and is currently in the first of three stages of the national...  Read More


Sarah's Survivors: Victor & Victoria's
"Tails" of Two Cities
by Sarah Walker
Sarah Walker Victor & Victoria
It was April 13, 2013, the final day of the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) Free Spay & Neuter Clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos, Mexico. Over 200 dogs and cats had already been cared for in 3 days. I had been feeding a street dog I named Corona, waiting for my chance to get him to the clinic and hopefully adopted...  Read More


Volunteers Needed for December 2013 JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser
by Allyson Williams

The next JBAR "Paws for the Cause" fundraiser will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2013, so mark your calendars and get ready to spend a fun-filled afternoon with some four-legged friends - and raise funds for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). Sarah Walker will once again be organizing and hosting the event...  Read More


Calling All Writers and Photographers (Amateur or Professional)
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Guayabitos Sunset
Each issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life newsletter contains photos, stories, articles and information that we gather throughout the year. Our newsletter has become so popular in part because of our fabulous and dedicated contributors and readers. However, we are always in need of fresh material. Please send us...  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
Bob Tripp Lot
La Peñita Hilltop Lot
La Peñita
$159,900 USD
This spacious lot offers incredible views of the town and ocean on one side, and the Sierra Madre mountains and agricultural valley on the other.  
Restaurant + Business News
Fall 2013 Restaurant Hours & 
Re-Opening Dates 
(This section is updated weekly)  Even though it's early in the season, our team 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.


Jaltemba Bay DISH:
Food and recipes from around the Bay
Impossible Coconut Pie
by Ellaine Spivak

What do we have in abundance in Mexico? Well... sunshine, great people, good food, the freshest and best veggies in the world and the fruit?? OMG... soooo good. Who doesn't love that? But we also have coconut... all kinds of coconut... and the shredded coconut can be found everywhere. And what makes a great...  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).

Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide
Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide


No matter what you're in the mood for -- casual 

or fine dining, mild or spicy, in town or on the 

beach -- you will find it here in Jaltemba Bay 

and the surrounding area.

to decide where you want to eat, drink or dance 
the night away.


What's Happening

News Around Town: 

Upcoming Holidays & Events: 

Seasonal Re-Openings:

Just Announced:

  • Dec. 8, 2012 - JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser
  • Jan. 6, 2014 - 1st Annual Juguetón in La Peñita (donations of toys and games are needed)
  • Mar. 15, 2014 - El Gran Bazaar in La Peñita



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 hilltop resort has 7 spacious suites, a swimming pool, bar and restaurant, and offers stunning views of the entire 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 service, laundry and pool.  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 guest rooms and a 1BR guest house both with sweeping panoramic views of the entire bay.  More
Casa Leon
Casa Leon

This immaculate rental home has 2 private suites, AC and internet, 
swimming pool, gardens, secure grounds and onsite parking. Located in quiet residential area.  More 
Casa Maria
Casa Maria
La Peñita

Brand new 4BR home located in a quiet neighborhood, just 3 blocks to restaurants and shopping. Fully enclosed with onsite parking. Perfect for large groups.  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 coffee beans.  More 
Las Cabanas del Capitan
Las Cabañas del Capitán

Beachfront hotel has 36 spacious rooms with fully equipped kitchens, terraces, AC, TV and free wifi, swimming and wading pool, palapa and parking.  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 
The Domes
The Domes

6 townhomes constructed with spectacular domes, tropical wood and talavera. Open and spacious floorplans, satellite TV, wireless internet, gardens and pool.  More 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views since our last issue: 

Most Popular Rentals
Condos Casa Rey: 186 views
Los Compadres Resort: 138 views
Casa Leon: 133 views

Most Popular Businesses

Most Popular Real Estate
Tropical Manor House: 57 views

Reservation Inquiries
909 inquiries (so far this year)

Business Inquiries
468 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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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.  


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David & Allyson (and Taco & Panchito the rescue dogs, too)

Owners, Jaltemba Bay Life