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High season is indeed picking up! Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) has already held their first two Free Spay & Neuter Clinics of the season and they broke their all-time record, hundreds of people came out to watch the annual Día de la Revolución parade in La Peñita last week, the Cultural Market in Chacala began on Saturday, the Tianguis Market in Guayabitos opened this Monday and we'd like to wish our readers a very Happy Thanksgiving... tomorrow! 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
  • Carniceria La Nayarita, La Penita
  • Casa Margo Condo, Los Ayala
  • Vista Encantada Eco-Club Development, El Divisadero/Chacala (homes, condos and lots for sale) 

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, December 11 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     


Jaltemba Bay Life Celebrates
3rd Anniversary
Happy 3rd Birthday Jaltemba Bay Life
It's hard to believe that we announced Jaltemba Bay Life back on November 22, 2010. Three years have past and our original goal remains the same -- to share the wealth of information we've learned while living here, and more importantly, to share our incredible love for the Jaltemba Bay area.
We would like to thank everyone who uses our websites, subscribes to our newsletter and trusts us to promote their home, rental, business, restaurant and/or real estate. We will continue to work hard to keep you informed, entertained and to spread the word about local businesses and our community as a whole!  Read More
If you enjoy the articles, photos and recipes that we share, please let our contributors know (click the Read More link above).

Photo of the Week 
Nature's Brilliance
by Dianna Belitski
Dianna Belitski Guayabitos Sunset 9875
These photos were taken on the beach in Rincón de Guayabitos on one of the days we slowed down enough to share Mother Nature's paintings. I have taken dozens of images of beautiful sunsets and they consistently remind me of my need to slow down and wonder at the miracle that we can sometimes take for granted.  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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A worry free vacation for you

"Our Mexican rescue dog Kenja has been boarding at Beachdog boarding kennels for the last 3 years and is booked in again for this Christmas. Kenja loves and enjoys the time she spends there, especially as she has so many other friends she can play with or have time alone, if she is so inclined. Melanie is a truly special person, who loves her work and it reflects on the happy guests that stay with her!"


Review for Beach Dog Boarding & Salon in Lo de Marcos by Kenjas' Mom from Beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Rob's Ramblings: Sailing to Las Islas Marietas
by Rob Erickson
JBAR Islas Marietas

After a busy 3½ day Spay & Neuter Clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos, with 243 animals sterilized and consultations performed, the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) Team took the day off to unwind on Islas Marietas (Marieta Islands) in Banderas Bay on Monday, November 18. Thirty-five team members sprung for a day on the "Ally Cat," a 56-foot catamaran based out of La Cruz, for a day of snorkeling...  Read More


The Newly Remodeled Las Brisas Restaurant in La Peñita Re-Opens its Doors
by David Thompson
Las Brisas Restaurant Remodel

Tiki and his wife Sonia re-opened the doors to Las Brisas Restaurant on Saturday afternoon for the first time since May 20th. They decided to do a complete remodel almost exactly 6 months ago in part due to the work being done on the new malecón in La Peñita. Tiki knew he needed to do something radical since he lost the use of...  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: Bang for your Buck -- 
JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic
by Rob & Heather Erickson
JBAR Clinic November 2013
I recently read an article in my northern home's local newspaper about an animal welfare charity offering $157,920 CDN to sterilize and ear-tattoo 1,500 cats (just over $100 per cat) over the next two years. This service will be provided to low income families wanting to sterilize their pets. These figures make our statistics for sterilizing pets...  Read More


Ants Be-Gone!
by Lori Schneider Wood
Ants Be-Gone Recipe
Have you ever posted a homemade recipe to get rid of ants? I have a great one and as you can see from the pic - it works to attract them. This pic was taken about 20 minutes after I put out the trap. They take the food home to the mother and nest, and it kills them. I was good for days and days and then another colony found their way...  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
This gated community offers ocean view lots, homes and condos at affordable pre-construction prices. Amenities include a golf course, day spa, yoga retreat, swimming pools, restaurant, event center, helipad, botanical gardens, seasonal waterfall and jungle walking paths.  More 
Ranchito Vista de Angel
Ranchito Vista de Angel 
El Tonino
$169,000 USD


2-story home on 2½ acres of land overlooking Jaltemba Bay. Just 8 minutes from downtown Rincón de Guayabitos and the beach.  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 
Carniceria La Nayarita
Carniceria La Nayarita
La Peñita

This family-owned and operated meat market has been in business since 1976. They sell beef, pork and boneless-skinless chicken breasts. 
Special orders are welcome.  More 
Casa Cooking Classes
Casa Cooking Classes

Debra Triplett and Betty Nuñez invite you to join them for their 4th Season of authentic Mexican cooking classes. We have new menus, more tips and our Market Classes are back!  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 
Mateja's Bar & Grill

Now in our 10th Year! Stop by to enjoy our homemade soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, spicy chicken wings, loaded nachos, cold frig'in beer, live music and a darn good time!  More 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views since our last issue: 

Most Popular Rentals
Suites Vista: 285 views
Casa Margo: 185 views

Most Popular Businesses

Most Popular Real Estate
Tropical Manor House, Los Ayala: 167 views

Reservation Inquiries
1,262 inquiries (so far this year)

Business Inquiries
561 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: 

  • The Tianguis Market in Guayabitos is now open and runs every Monday through April 7, 2014.
  • Fashion Show tickets will be on sale every Thursday beginning November 21st on the north side of the La Peñita plaza.
  • The Grilled Oyster Bar at Los Compadres Restaurant is back beginning Friday, December 6 with DJ Joe and Saturdays with Manuel & Friends.

Upcoming Holidays & Events: 

Just Announced: 


Jaltemba Bay Event Calendar
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Visit our Community Calendar to view event details for all upcoming and ongoing events, classes, music, dinner specials and more posted by business owners and event organizers.


Don't forget to add your event... it's FREE!

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):

Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.):
Las Tres Amigas:
Vicky's Dispensary:
JBAR Las Varas 2013 Spay & Neuter Clinic Update
by Rob Erickson
JBAR Las Varas

A few JBAR team members made the trip to Las Varas this week to help with the second JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic of the season. While this particular clinic was organized by JBAR, it was sponsored and financially funded by Dr. Carla Bell from Saseenos Veterinary Services of Sooke, BC. It was an interesting change...  Read 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.  


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