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Welcome to all 2,029 newsletter subscribers!


The JBAR "Paws for the Cause" event on Sunday was a tail-wagging success thanks to Sarah Walker, the event organizer, and her dedicated committee. Read all about it below.


It's hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner. Lucky for you, we are almost finished compiling our annual Holiday Dining Guide. Watch for it later this week.


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:

  • Carniceria La Nayarita, La Penita
  • Mr. Ribs Restaurant, 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, December 25 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 
Awesome Día de la Revoluciķn Parade
in La Peņita
by Dorothy Larsen
Dia de la Revolucion Parade La Penita
I love being in La Peņita again. Last year, after my first stay of six weeks, I was convinced that I would be back again. This year, my sister Carroyl and I stayed for four months. It was a wonderful experience attending the Día de la Revoluciķn (Mexican Revolution Day) parade on Wednesday, November 20th. The beautiful children...  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!

Recommendations + Reviews
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for your favorite restaurant, business, hotel 
or vacation rental now! 


Read the Latest Reviews
submitted by our readers, including this one...


Casa Cooking Classes -- Delightful chefs, delicious food and recipes, warm and welcoming atmosphere!

"Do not miss the opportunity to take one of Deb and Betty's Casa Cooking classes while visiting Guayabitos!! Not only will you be greeted with Glenn's signature Margaritas, but you will learn where to purchase the local food, witness ladies create delicious recipes, and truly enjoy an awesome meal! I highly recommend this one of a kind experience with sensational people!"


by Judy & Bill Smith (Bend, Oregon U.S.A)



Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
Our Adventure Continues
by Leane Goldsmith
Leane Goldsmith POTW

We had a two week break at the end of September and wanted a bit of a change of pace, so this year we decided we would visit Jaltemba Bay during the rainy season. One evening, after supper, as we sat at "La Avenida," hundreds of small birds raced in overhead and just up the street. When we walked up the street, we saw...  Read More

A BIG Thank You to J.E.E.P. Donors from BC and Alberta
by Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.)
JEEP Donations Jack Millie

This summer, Jack & Millie Andersen from Vernon, B.C. spent a lot of time organizing and transporting donations for the Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.). Jack commented, "All the people I contacted at riding stables, tack shops and individual horse owners here in the Vernon and Alberta area, even when...  Read More


JBAR "Paws for the Cause" Fundraiser was a Tail-Wagging Success
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
JBAR Paws for the Cause 2013

The JBAR "Paws for the Cause" fundraiser held on Sunday, December 8 in La Peņita was a tail-wagging success both in terms of attendance and financial support. Upon entering, attendees received a lei and glass of freshly made Agua de Piņa to get them into the Aloha spirit. Many dogs and their owners dressed in grass skirts, flowered shirts...  Read More


The Humpbacks are Back!
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
Whale Watching Riviera Nayarit CVB
Every year, the humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) choose the Riviera Nayarit for a little R&R. They generally arrive towards the end of October, led by the "explorer," a mature male that appears a few weeks before the rest of the pod to scope out the area, emitting a series of complex sounds that can be heard by...  Read More

San Blas is Latin America's Birdwatching Paradise
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
San Blas Riviera Nayarit CVB

The port of San Blas was founded in the year 1768 by decree of King Charles III, crowned head of Spain. This year, this small town located just 2 hours and a half from Nuevo Vallarta (and just 90 minutes from Rincķn de Guayabitos), will celebrate its 245th year. San Blas and its environs are well known for the amazing concentration...  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 
Ixtapa Lot #231
Lot #231
Ixtapa de la Concepciķn
$85,000 USD

Beautiful beachfront lot located 35km north of Jaltemba Bay. This double-wide lot has a procede certification and concession title.   More 

Letter to the Editor
An Honest Man Who Owns an Honest Store with Honest Staff
by Carroyl Taylor
Carroyl Taylor Letter to the Editor

Dear Allyson: How can I THANK this wonderful man. He saved my tablet after I lost it in his store -- Super Don Pedro's in La Peņita -- and when he gave it to me after many anxious searching for hours, he tells me everyone who may loose anything in my store will have it safely returned to them. I have told as many people as I can...  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.
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 Peņita

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 
Carniceria La Nayarita
Carniceria La Nayarita
La Peņita

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 Nuņez 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 
Clinica Dental Abraham's
Clinica Dental Abraham's
La Peņita

Professional and personalized service, state-of-the-art technology and ethical and efficient solutions for all your dental needs including root canals, implants and orthodontics.  More
Clinica Renteria
Clinica Renteria
La Peņita

Offers over 20 years of experience in the medical field and guarantees high quality health care services. General medicine, emergency room, pharmacy, x-ray, ultrasound and more.  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 
Mr. Ribs Restaurant
Mr. Ribs Restaurant

This family-owned and operated restaurant has been in business since 1864 and is well-known for its unique wood fired mesquite-barbecued ribs, chicken and sausage.  More 
Sergio's Tours
Sergio's Tours
La Peņita

Offering group and private tours throughout Mexico. From day trips to La Tovara, Altavista and Jamurca hot springs to overnight tours in Mexico City, Copper Canyon and more.  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: 139 views
Casa Margo Condo: 130 views

Most Popular Businesses

Most Popular Real Estate
Vista Encantada, El Divisadero/Chacala: 107 views

Reservation Inquiries
1,330 inquiries (so far this year)

Business Inquiries
606 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: 

  • Sergio's Tours has posted tour details for this season, including new tours to the Copper Canyon and Oaxaca.
  • Los Compadres Restaurant begins their popular Grilled Oyster Bar and music on December 13-14, so head up the hill this weekend. 
  • Check the "Live Music" section of the Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide to view updated music schedules.

Upcoming Holidays & Events: 

  • Dec. 11 -- Las Tres Amigas County Casual Pig Roast 
  • Dec. 13-14 -- Holiday Craft Sale, Guayabitos
  • Dec. 16 -- Fundraiser for Estevan & Family at Piņa Colada
  • Dec. 18 -- Evening of Theatre, La Bodega Teatro, San Pancho
  • Dec. 20 -- Posada Navideņa 2013, La Peņita
  • Dec. 25 -- Navidad (Christmas)
  • Dec. 28 -- Dia de los Santos Inocentes (Holy Innocent's Day)
  • Dec. 28-29 -- Festival Sinergiarte 2013, San Pancho
  • Jan. 6 -- Dia de los Santos Reyes (Three Kings' Day)
  • Jan. 6 -- Jugeton Bahia de Jaltemba

Just Announced:

  • Jan. 5 -- Mark your calendars for the J.E.E.P. Cabalgata (Trail Ride) in honor of the 1st Anniversary of their horse rescue. More information to come.
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.


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Community Corner
Updates on groups, organizations and other good works
Announcing NEW Community Event, News & Updates on Jaltemba Bay Life
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Community News Page
Due to the increasing number of community groups, organizations, projects and special events in our area, we have created a NEW Community News page. We have also changed the way event organizers and community group leaders need to submit information to us. You'll find this new page under the "Community" tab on JaltembaBayLife.com. Visit the new Community News page now.


Pets for Life Team was Well Equipped for the Spay & Neuter Clinic in San Pancho
by Rob Erickson
San Pancho SN Rob Erickson
Thanks to donations from Dr. Malcolm Macartney at McKenzie Veterinary Services in Victoria, BC, the Pets for Life Team now has full trays of surgical instruments as well as two new stainless steel surgery tables. This equipment was put to good use during the free spay and neuter clinic in San Pancho last week.  Read More


Fashion Show 2014 T-Shirts Now Available
by Jaltemba Bay Fashion Show
Fashion Show 2014 T-Shirts
Mujeres a Mujeres Fashion Show event tickets and t-shirts are being sold at the Thursday market in front of Café Dolores from 9am-noon. T-shirts are available in women's sizes Large through XX-Large, with a choice of two styles: scoop neck sleeveless or scoop neckline with a cap sleeve in this season's exciting new colors...  Read More


Seeking Student Applicants for Fashion Show Scholarship Funds
by Jaltemba Bay Fashion Show
Fashion Show 2014 The Mujeres a Mujeres Fashion Show Committee is seeking female university student applicants for immediate assistance. Due to scholarship recipients graduating, funds are now available. Please spread the word to your employees and neighbors. 
Apply directly to Women to Women Group. To obtain application for funding go online...  Read More


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