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October 16, 2013

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Jaltemba Bay Hotels  

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welcome / bienvenidos  

Welcome to all 1,932 newsletter subscribers!


Many of you are starting to plan your winter escape. Whether you come for a short time or stay for the winter, read through our handy Travel Tips Guide which includes information on what to do before you go, what to bring, required entry and exit documents, customs regulations, medical and travel insurance, and bringing a vehicle into Mexico -- and if you are traveling with pets, check out our Pet Travel Tips to learn about current regulations and required documents.


Daylight Saving Time Clock
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, October 27 
in Nayarit and the surrounding states so don't forget 
to set your clocks back one hour. Keep in mind 
that the ten US/Mexico border municipalities do not 
"fall back" until Sunday, November 3 along with
Canada and the United States.  


To find out what else is happening, read through the 

information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.


As always, we would like to welcome our new advertisers:

  • Condos Casa Rey, Los Ayala (sponsor)
  • Casa Leon, Guayabitos
  • Casa Maria, La Peñita
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 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, October 30 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     


Reminder: New Forum Features
High season is just around the corner and we want to remind you about some great new features that we added to Jaltemba Bay Folk, our community forum, during the summer:

Private Home & Business Owner Forum
Based on an abundance of feedback, we created a private sub-forum where residents, homeowners and business owners can have open and productive discussions about the sewer, water, healthcare, press and other sensitive issues that affect those of us who have a vested interest in our community.  Read More and learn how to join!

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


Photo of the Week 
Isla Multicolor
by Frank Gómez
Isla Multicolor Frank Gomez

Atardecer desde el malecón de La Peñita de Jaltemba. Esta fotografia esta dedicada a todas aquellas personas que valoran las riquezas naturales con las que contamos en nuestra región. Los invito a seguir conservando limpio nuestra comunidad depositando la basura en el contenedor que corresponda.  Leer Más

Today I share this photograph of an August evening... 
Sunset from the malecón in La Peñita de Jaltemba. This photograph is dedicated to all those people who value natural resources with which we have in our region. I invite you to continue keeping our community clean by depositing trash in the appropriate containers.  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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for your favorite restaurant, business, hotel 
or vacation rental now! 
Read the Latest Reviews
You can also read the 5 most recent reviews submitted by you, our readers:
  • Vista La Penita
  • Vista Guayabitos Restaurant (2)
  • Mateja's Bar & Grill
  • Hinde y Jaime's Bar & Restaurant
Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Rob's Ramblings: Make Sure Your
Vacation Counts
by Rob Erickson
Rob Erickson Make Your Vacation Count
Many of us have taken our first trip to a new country under the great deal of an all-inclusive resort. Plenty of sun, a sandy beach, and lots to eat and drink for a week. For those that don't leave the gates of the resort, you really don't get a chance to see the new country or area, or knowledge of the people and culture of this...  Read More


Donations for Vicky's Dispensary are Desperately Needed
by Sarah Walker
SW Vickys Dispensary
Please clean out those closets and drawers! Then bring everything to the very, very poor here in our area of Mexico. It is needed. Did you know a comb... a comb... is a luxury in a small mountain village! How many old pairs of glasses, reading, vision, out of prescription, do you have? Don't know what to do with them? Please bring them here...  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
Condominios Paraiso Tropical
Condominios Paraiso Tropical
La Peñita
$65,000-150,000 USD
5 Studio and 1BR condos located 1 block from the beach and 4 blocks from center of town. This 9-unit complex was fully remodeled in 2009. Secure and gated.  More
Local News
Betty Vázquez Added to Mexico's State Department List of Top Chefs
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
Chef Betty Vazquez

Nayarit's culinary offerings were recognized by the Federal Government's State Department, which singled out this prestigious chef as one of the country's best. The many flavors of Riviera Nayarit are the destination's calling card to the world, especially now that Mexico's State Department named the renowned Betty Vásquez, Nayarit's...  Read More


Restaurant + Business News
Fall 2013 Restaurant Hours & 
Re-Opening Dates 
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
The Incredible Mexican Torta
by Allyson Williams
La Torta Movil

For anyone who hasn't tried a torta, you are missing out on one of Mexico's most popular dishes. This traditional sandwich is made with a cut telera roll that is packed with a variety of fillings and toasted to perfection on a flat-top grill. Like most Mexican street food, tortas are inexpensive, fast and filling.  Read More

Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide
Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide


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

or fine dining, mild or spicy, jazz or mariachi, 

in town or on the beach -- you'll 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

Upcoming Holidays & Events: 


Around the Bay:

  • Teriyaki Alex is now open daily from 11am-8pm. Starting November 2, celebrity chef Mike Kurtz will be preparing breakfast from 8am-noon on Saturday-Sunday.


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, month or longerMore 
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 medical, home, auto and watercraft insurance coverage since 1999. Click for an online quote.  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 just 3 blocks to restaurants and shopping. Property is fully enclosed with onsite parking. Perfect for large groups or long-term renters.  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 
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: 145 views
The Domes: 122 views

Most Popular Businesses

Most Popular Real Estate
Casa Tequila (Guayabitos): 46 views

Reservation Inquiries
978 inquiries (so far this year)

Business Inquiries
482 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