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feliz dia de los muertos

Welcome to all 1,952 newsletter subscribers!



Both Halloween and Day of the Dead are coming up this weekend, so watch for tricks, treats and goblins knocking at your door. Be sure to read through our special Dia de los Muertos section below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar to learn about specific event details.


We would like to welcome our new advertisers:

      • Luna Italian Restaurant, Lo de Marcos
      • Servicios de Albercas Mingo, La Penita
      • Suites Vista, Guayabitos
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, November 13 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.

  Hallowwen Cat



Ally's Signature  

Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter     


Reminder: Travel Tips
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.

If you are traveling, keep in mind that Daylight Savings Time ended last Sunday, October 27 in Nayarit and the surrounding states. The ten US/Mexico border municipalities do not "fall back" until next Sunday, November 3 along with Canada and the United States. 


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 
Guayabitos Hat Men
by Lilianne Fuller
Guayabitos Hat Man

I have great admiration for the vendors who ply their trade on the beaches of Mexico. But the ones I affectionately call the Hat Men are very special to me. Their stamina and determination seem to know no bounds as day after day they make their way up and down the beach selling their wares. The first hat man that I photographed (above)...  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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  • Servicios de Albercas Mingo (Mingo's Pool Service)
  • La Torta Movil (3)
  • Beso del Sol Steak House
Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos Glossary
by Allyson Williams
Dia de los Muertos Catrina
Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is a 2-day holiday in which relatives celebrate the lives of those who have passed. November 1st is All Saints' Day, when Mexicans pay homage to the souls of the children and November 2nd is All Souls' Day, when the souls of those who died in adulthood are honored. Relatives gather...  Read More


Dia de los Muertos Altars in Tepic, Nayarit 2013 / Tribute to Franciscan Fray Pascual Duran Rosales
by J. Jesus Carranza Diaz
Dia de los Muertos Altar

In Mexico, there is a holiday for the dead called "Dia de los Muertos" or Day of the Dead, which is held every year in the month of November. The first day of November is the day we celebrate those who died as children (Day of the Little Angels/All Saint's Day), and the second day of November is for the adults (All Souls' Day). Families...  Read More

Atole de Masa
by Allyson Williams
Atole de Masa
Atole (pronounced ah-TOH-lay) is a warm corn masa drink found throughout Mexico and Central America. Mexican atole is traditionally served during Dia de los Muertos celebrations, and its chocolate version, champurrado, is popular at Christmastime. The consistency of atole varies from almost porridge-like to a thin, pourable drink...  Read More

Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) needs Volunteers for upcoming Spay & Neuter Clinic
by Lin Chimes (JBAR)
JBAR Clinic Volunteers April 2013
Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) needs your help at our next free spay and neuter clinic which is soon approaching on November 13-16, 2013. To date, we have sterilized over 3,300 animals in our area! So many people have commented on the incredible difference these clinics have made to the overall health of our community...  Read More


3rd JBAR "Paws for the Cause" FUNdraiser Announces Hawaiian Theme
by Sarah Walker
JBAR Paws for the Cause 2013

Our upcoming JBAR "Paws for the Cause" FUNdraiser on December 8th is going to be a wonderful event, and we now have a theme. Think pineapple drinks, grass skirts and leis, because we're getting into the Aloha spirit! Start rounding up your HAWAIIAN shirts, dresses, sarongs and other attire... the same for the DOGGIES.  Read More

(The photo above is only to get your attention... we would never give alcohol to our pups!) 


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
Casa de los Pelicanos Ad
Casa de los Pelicanos
$525,000 USD
This classic 2-story Mexican Colonial Villa is now an operating B&B. Live in this tropical paradise and enjoy the income, or just relax and enjoy life. 
Restaurant + Business News
Guayabitos Yoga Announces 2013-14 Schedule in New Location
by Agneta Dyck
Guayabitos Yoga

Guayabitos Yoga is off to a great start this year at our beautiful, new yoga patio -- located at Avenida Flamingos #16 in Rincón de Guayabitos -- just four doors north of our previous location. The terrace is spacious and the surrounding gardens are breathtaking. Our teaching team keeps expanding as well. Agneta is back, and so is Ezra.  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: 

Seasonal Re-Openings:

  • Oct. 31 - El Gigio Italian Pizzeria re-opens for breakfast (during Tianguis), lunch and dinner
  • Nov. 1 - Hamaca Maya re-opens for the season
  • Nov. 16 - Latitude 21 is holding their "unofficial" season opener with the Amazing Rhythm Roosters and Scott Webb

Just Announced:

  • Nov. 4 - AA Meetings in English will begin in Guayabitos
  • Dec. 18 - San Pancho's art and culture scene starts off with a performance of "Judy... Here at Last" at La Bodega Teatro, San Pancho
  • Dec. 20 - Posada Navideña 2013, La Peñita
  • Feb. 8, 2014 - "El Famoso" Horseshoe Tournament
  • Feb. 21, 2014 - 1st Annual JBAR Pals & Paws Beach Walk  



Visit our Community Calendar to view event details for all upcoming and ongoing events, music, classes and more, 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 
Luna Restaurant
Luna Italian Restaurant
Lo de Marcos

Offering handcrafted pizza, pasta, fresh salads and amazing homemade Italian desserts since 2011. Watch for our music schedule with "Dos Bertos y Las Musas" in our garden.  More 
Salvador's Restaurant

This family-run beachside restaurant has been serving up Mexican food since 1980. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with formal tables. Live music and special events.  More 
Mingo's Pool Service
Servicios de Albercas Mingo
La Peñita

Complete and affordable swimming pool cleaning and maintenance services throughout the Jaltemba Bay area, including water analysis, chemicals and more.  More 
Suites Vista
Suites Vista

2 brand new luxury oceanview condos overlooking the spectacular Jaltemba Bay with granite counters, rock details, custom cabinets, stainless appliances, air conditioning and internet.  More 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views since our last issue: 

Most Popular Rentals
Suites Vista:  254 views
Condos Casa Rey: 180 views

Most Popular Businesses
La Torta Movil: 94 views
Guayabitos Yoga: 77 views

Most Popular Real Estate
Casa de Norma (La Colonia): 67 views

Reservation Inquiries
1,092 inquiries (so far this year)

Business Inquiries
499 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.

Community Corner
Updates on groups, organizations and other good works

If you have information about a community group, organization or project, post it on Jaltemba Bay Folk and we will include a link in the next issue of our newsletter. If you have information about an upcoming event, email us the details along with any photos, and we will gladly promote it as well.


Barbie Angel Project:

Cancer de Mama:

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR):


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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