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January 22, 2014

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La Peņita was a buzz with children's art and cultural activities this week including a fabulous field trip for special needs school children up to JEEP's Hilltop Refugio, an awesome painting exposition along the malecon by some incredibly talented kids and a children's choir concert that warmed our hearts. 


To find out what else is happening, read through the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar. Also watch for our Valentine's Dining Guide coming soon!


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

  • Anahi's Restaurant, Guayabitos
  • Chasite Coffee House, La Peņita
  • Hotel Loma Linda, Guayabitos
  • Hotel Real Villas, Guayabitos
  • La Piņa Loca Restaurante & Bar, Guayabitos
  • Prefabricados Jaltemba, Guayabitos
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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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Photo of the Week 
by Jane Fellows
Daybreak Jane Fellows

Successful day fishing in Puerto Vallarta... better than working! Fishing for marlin, sailfish and dorado on a 40-foot boat called Dos Amigos. The captain took us out 45 miles to sea. Three dorado were caught -- largest 22 pounds -- fresh ceviche on board. Great day with great friends.  

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Bridge of Life: A Crucial Link Between
La Peņita and Rincón de Guayabitos
by David Thompson
Bridge of Life La Penita
Approximately 11 years ago, some of the Guayabitos Residential Zone dwellers decided that they had heard of and/or watched too many locals getting injured and/or killed along Highway 200. Vendors and workers who lived in the neighboring towns of La Peņita and La Colonia and worked at restaurants, hotels or on the beaches in Rincón de Guayabitos (or vice versa), had to walk the highway to get to their jobs.  Read More


La Peņita and Rincón de Guayabitos Showcase Cultural Tourism
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
2014 Cultural Arts Festival in Guayabitos

The magic of the Riviera Nayarit's coastal towns is one of region's many highlights. Part of that magic is generated by the cultural tourism that takes place in La Peņita de Jaltemba and Rincón de Guayabitos, namely the Art Walk and the 9th Annual Cultural Arts Festival, which draw locals as well as national and international tourists.  Read More


Nayarit EATS: What Makes a Fajita Sizzle?
by Allyson Williams
La Pina Loca Fajita
Fajitas are a popular Mexican dish and are served throughout Jaltemba Bay and Riviera Nayarit. Some of the most authentic fajitas can be found at La Piņa Loca Restaurante in Rincón de Guayabitos. They start by marinating and grilling your choice of shrimp, chicken or beef (or a combination of all three), and sautéing chunks of...  Read More


Three Regional Special Needs Schools Travel to La Peņita as part of Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P)
by Allyson Williams for JEEP
JEEP Field Trip

Over 100 children, parents, teachers and school directors from three special needs schools visited the Hilltop Refugio in La Peņita this past Thursday. George Leavitt, founder of Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.), and his team of volunteers are working hard to turn the Hilltop Refugio into a safe, fun and educational place for children, especially those with emotional and physical needs.  Read More

Mas de 100 personas entre niņos, padres de familia, maestros los directores de los Centros de Atencion Multiple, visitaron el Refugio de la Loma en la Peņita de Jaltemba este pasado jueves. George Leavitt, fundador del Proyecto de Educacion Equina de Jaltemba J.E.E.P. y su grupo de voluntarios han estado trabajando...  
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Rob's Rambling: Bug's Endless Summer #3
by Bug (for Rob Erickson)
Rob Erickson Bug's Summer
Hi. Bug here again. Rob and Heather are busy messing around with horses and other dogs and cats again, so I am getting more time alone to hang out with my friends. My old salvaje friend Taxi was still here when get got back to La Peņita. Adriana let him have some dog food and he kept up his regular circuit of other sources...  Read More

The Busy Feliz Navidad Season
by John & Doreen Berg
Busy Navidad 2014 John Berg
The numerous Christmas beach tourists in Los Ayala creates an ebb and flow of attention-grabbing human mass that is further enhanced by the numerous vendors hawking their wares. As one gazes upon the horizon, the hard working peddlers trudge the sandy playa vigorously working to sustain a living. I realize some tourists do not...  Read More


Featured Real Estate (For Sale By Owner)
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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 
Casa de Norma
Casa de Norma
La Colonia
$69,000 USD

Charming one-story home which is divided into two units each with private entrance. Second unit is perfect for visiting family or rental income.  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 
Anahi's Restaurant
Anahi's Restaurant

Serving delicious baked potatoes, grilled meats, steak, tacos, fajitas and chiles rellenos. Our street presence may be small, but our interior is large and so are our hearts.  More 
Chasite Coffee House
Chasite Coffee House
La Peņita

Our new location has indoor and outdoor seating -- and we're just steps from the malecon. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee drinks and smoothies.  More 
Hotel Loma Linda
Hotel Loma Linda

Beautiful hotel with 54 rooms, bungalows, duplexes and triplexes for short and longterm stays. Swimming pool, aqua bar, BBQ pits, internet, secure parking and more.  More 
Hotel Real Villas
Hotel Real Villas

This stunning beachfront hotel has 45 beautifully furnished Junior and Master Suites with fully-equipped kitchens, a large swimming pool, private beach area, restaurant and bar.  More 
La Pina Loca Restaurante
La Piņa Loca Restaurante & Bar

Famous for our fajitas, coconut shrimp, tortilla soup and other specialty dishes. We pride ourselves on our personal touch... at La Pi
iņa Loca, everyone is like family!  More 
Prefabricados Jaltemba 2
Prefabricados Jaltemba

We manufacture, sell and deliver construction materials including cement, mortar, steel beams, rebar, sand and gravel, blocks and bricks, roofing tile, piping and tinacos.  More 
Villas Marenas Condos Ad
Casa Theresa El Sueņo de 
Los Ayala
Los Ayala

1BR beachfront condo in the popular Villas Marena complex. This spacious first floor unit overlooks the pool and is just steps from town.  More 
El Gigio
El Gigio Italian Pizzeria
La Peņita

Serving authentic Italian pasta, lasagna, gourmet pizza, pasta, calzones and fresh salads. Open for breakfast and lunch every Thursday during the Tianguis.  More 

Glassworks Studio
Glassworks Studio
La Colonia

Offering classes in stained glass windows, mosaics and tables; glass fusing; Dichroic fused glass jewelry; stepping stones and clay. Private classes also available.  More 

Rainbow Property Management
Rainbow Property Management

Offering comprehensive property management services tailored to your needs. Our goal is to make your time away as stress-free as possible.  More 
Tonita 3
Toņita III Restaurant

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out our NEW Weekly Specials including daily dinner specials at great prices, and live music by the Perez Brothers.  More 
Villas El Dorado
Villas El Dorado

17 single and double villas, all with ocean view, kitchen, TV, air conditioner and private balcony. Swimming and wading pool, gardens, secure parking and 6 RV sites.  More 

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Community Corner
Updates on groups, organizations and other good works

Due to the increasing number of community groups, organizations, projects and special events in our area, we have created a NEW Community News page. It includes a list of popular annual events and organizations, links to the most current community news and updates, information about how to submit event information and links to several community webpages. You can find it under the "Community" tab on Jaltemba Bay Life.

Community Updates:   

Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay is Making 
a Difference
by Susana Conners
Jaltemba Bay Rotary

The Jaltemba Bay/La Peņita Rotary Club makes a difference in the lives of our coastal communities every day. It does so thanks to local community support and participation at the club's annual dinner dance fundraiser coming up this Saturday, January 25What does your donation do? The Jaltemba Bay/La Peņita Rotary...  Read More


Los Amigos Fiesta 2014: 50's-60's
Rock 'n Roll Rerun
by Gail Gafuik
Los Amigos Rock n Roll Dance 2014

We had so much fun last year we are doing it again - only bigger and better. Come and party to the music of the 50's and 60's with the great music of Adan at the beautiful Zapata 32 on the main avenue in La Peņita. Zapata 32 gives us oodles of room to Rock 'n Roll. You'll enjoy classic rock and oldies music...  Read More


6th Annual La Casa de los Niņos
Golf Tournament
by Dave Martinez
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La Casa de los Niņos is an after-school enrichment program for the children in and around Lo de Marcos and was established in December 2005. On any given day, 40-50 children from the age of 6-15 participate in the variety of activities offered. It is a US based nonprofit charity dependent on financial, material and volunteer support from a wide variety of sources.

On February 28th and March 1st, 2014 (Friday-Saturday), La Casa de los Niņos will be holding their 6th Annual Golf Tournament...  
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2nd Annual Oscar Night "Great Gatsby Gala"
by Deb Drew
Los Amigos Oscars 2014 The Academy is announcing their nominations for this year's Oscars and we are getting ready! This year's theme is Great Gatsby Gala, and it will be remembered as the greatest Gatsby Gala! The event is at 5:00 pm Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at Zapata 32 on the Avenida in La Peņita de Jaltemba. 
For each donation made you will receive a ballot packet to fill out before the gala. Bring your ballots to the event and drop them into the appropriate ballot boxes. If you select the correct winner as announced live in each category...  Read More


It's No Mystery Now -- 4 More Scholarships!
by Las Tres Amigas
Las Tres Amigas Under Wraps Logo

The Las Tres Amigas "Under Wraps" Dinner and Mystery Auction at Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria on Wednesday night provided a full evening, in many ways. The tables were full, our tummies were full, the auction table was full and even the moon was full


Everything on the menu was "under wraps:" samosas, shrimp crepes, beef Wellington, dorado in banana leaf, baked Alaska, and chocolate lava cakes.  

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