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Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue's first Free Spay & Neuter Clinic of the season begins today. For anyone interested in volunteering, please attend the mandatory volunteer meeting this morning at 8:30am. The clinic is located at Avenida del Sol Nuevo #39 in Guayabitos (the last house before the suspension bridge).


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:

  • Beach Dog Boarding & Salon, Lo de Marcos
  • Casa Margo Condo, Los Ayala
  • Luna Italian Restaurant, Lo de Marcos
  • Servicios de Albercas Mingo, La Penita
  • Suites Vista, Guayabitos
  • Vista Encantada Eco-Club Development, El Divisadero/Chacala (homes, condos and lots for sale)
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 27 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 
New Mural in Rincón de Guayabitos
by Lyle Brown
New Guayabitos Mural
This beautiful new mural in Rincón de Guayabitos was completed during the summer months. It is located along Avenida del Sol Nuevo near the intersection of Calle Huanacaxtle. The mural is painted on the wall of the pumping station where the road opens up (no median), almost across the street from Posada Real Hotel.  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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Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
What is International Medical Insurance and Why Purchase from International Insurance Group (IIG)?
by Rachael Galiano
Travel Medical Insurance

You have enough to worry about when you're traveling to Mexico. Don't let your medical coverage be an uncertainty. Did you know that most US and Canadian healthcare plans do not provide coverage for overseas travelers? And any medical treatment you receive while on vacation or living in Mexico including doctor visits, hospital stays...  Read More


Our Car Importation Adventure
by Bruce Johnstone
Car Importation Adventure
Last year, on renewal of our immigration status and with changes in the Mexican immigration law, we were required to give up our temporary residency status (old FM3 / new Residente Temporal) and switch to permanent residency (old FM2 / new Residente Permanente). We accepted that change, knowing one of the consequences...  Read More


Suites Vista's New Luxury Condos Offer a Spectacular View of Jaltemba Bay
by Allyson Williams
Suites Vista
Fourteen years ago, Beto Cuevas purchased a plot of land on the very south end of Rincón de Guayabitos. Beto's dream was to build a restaurant there that took advantage of the property's spectacular view. He immediately began planting beautiful trees and flowering tropical plants to enhance the property. Ten years later...  Read More


J.E.E.P. Rescued Horses Get Branded
by David Thompson
J.E.E.P. Branding
The Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) rescue horses in La Peñita had a special visitor on Friday afternoon. Dr. David El Fego Flores Alcalde, a veterinarian from Zacatecas, came to brand the horses using a "new to the area" method. Instead of marking the animals with a red-hot branding iron like we are used to seeing...  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
Vista Encantada Eco-Club
Vista Encantada Eco-Club
El Divisadero/Chacala
$69,000-349,000 USD
Eco-club and gated community offering ocean view lots, homes and condos at affordable pre-construction prices. This 16-hectare development includes a golf course, day spa, yoga retreat, swimming pools, restaurant, event center, helipad, botanical gardens, seasonal waterfall and beautiful jungle walking paths.  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.
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 
Beach Dog Boarding & Salon
Beach Dog Boarding & Salon
Lo de Marcos

Offering a safe, clean and comfortable boarding facility for your dog or cat, as well as a first-class, professional bath and grooming service to keep your dog looking and feeling great.  More 
Villas Marena Condos
Casa Margo (Villas Marena)
Los Ayala

Lovely 2BR oceanview condo in the popular Villas Marena complex. Fully furnished first floor unit with walk-out to pool. Cable TV, CD player, internet and house-keeping included.  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: 217 views
Condos Casa Rey: 174 views

Most Popular Businesses
Guayabitos Yoga: 79 views

Most Popular Real Estate
Vista Encantada Eco-Club (El Divisadero/Chacala): 153 views

Reservation Inquiries
1,286 inquiries (so far this year)

Business Inquiries
525 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.

What's Happening

News Around Town: 

  • Backstreet Italian Restaurant re-opened on November 4 and is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Glass classes begin this week at Glasswork Studio, so reserve your space and get creative!
  • Hospital Real Nayar in La Peñita added two new pieces of diagnostic equipment to their already impressive repertoire, including an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scanner and a Low-Energy Mammography X-Ray.
  • Need building supplies? Stop by Materiales "Kiko"'s new larger space in La Peñita.
  • Congratulations to local artist Roberto Gil de Montes, whose work is now on display at El Arrayán Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. 

Upcoming Holidays & Events: 

Just Announced:

  • Dec. 11 -- Las Tres Amiga's Country Casual Pig Roast
  • Jan. 15 -- Las Tres Amiga's Mystery Event
  • Feb. 19 -- Las Tres Amiga's Handbags & Hankies Tea Party
  • Mar. 8 -- Las Tres Amiga's Intl. Women's Day Luncheon


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.  


Las Tres Amigas "Kick off the Season
with Tapas and Sangria"
by Las Tres Amigas
Tapas & Sangria Kickoff Las Tres Amigas invite you to "Kick off the Season with Tapas and Sangria" on Monday, November 18 between 4:30-6:30pm at El Panorama Villa Hotel B&B in La Peñita. Celebrate Revolution Day, visit with old friends and make new ones as you sip sangria and try some tasty tapas. We might even throw in a beautiful sunset!  Read More


Donations Needed for Posada Navideña 2013 in La Peñita
by Jorge de Jesus Ortega Espinoza
Posada Navidena 2013

Posada Navideña 2013 is a celebration for all the children of La Peñita de Jaltemba and the surrounding area. We are looking for donations of sweets, piñatas, toys and any financial support to prepare a snack and bring SANTA CLAUS. We hope you can help us. We look forward to your prompt response and we invite you to enjoy...  Read More


Announcing the 1st Annual JBAR
"Pals & Paws Beach Walk"

by Natalie West & Sam Livingston
JBAR Pals & Paws Logog This will be a fun beach walk to raise funds for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR)'s tireless efforts to improve our animal community. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs (and baggies) along for the walk. The walk will begin at the north end of Rincón de Guayabitos beach (near the jetty) and will end at the south end of the beach near Alicia's and Latitude 21.  Read 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:

Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR):

Vicky's Dispensary:

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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