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February 19, 2014

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Welcome to all 2,226 newsletter subscribers!


We sincerely hope you are in the mood to read today, because the Jaltemba Bay Life Team has been really, really busy. Not only do we have 15 articles in this issue, but we also have 9 new advertisers to introduce to you.


Riviera Nayarit has received some great press lately and it certainly won't hurt that Frommer's just included us in its list of "Top Destinations" for 2014. And speaking of press, both The Huffington Post and The Weather Channel published articles this week about the Marieta Islands and Playa del Amor. Lucky for you, we've added Eco-Aventours of Punta de Mita to our list of advertisers. Contact them and scratch this spectacular hidden beach off your bucket list. You'll find all the details below. 

To find out what else is happening, read through the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.

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, March 5 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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Photo of the Week 
Oasis Trailer Park's Fish of the Week
by Francine Saint-Jean
Francine & Francios St-Jean Marlin POTW
The best fishermen in the Oasis Trailer Park in Rincón de Guayabitos, according to Francine, are Francois, his brother Just and a friend Sergio who caught this 175 pound Blue Marlin. They caught him 40 miles out at sea and it took 1 hour to bring him in the boat.  View Full Photo
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
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Meet Javier Carrillo: Artist and Teacher
to Nayarit Youth
by Allyson Williams
Javier Carrillo Impulsarte
Tepic artist, Francisco Javier Carrillo Núñez, is helping local students express themselves through art and is uncovering exceptional talent. He currently teaches children and adults via his Grupo IMPULSARTE program. Classes are held at public schools in Tepic, Las Varas and La Peñita. Some of the children have...  Read More


Crocodiles up Close at "Cocodrilos del Nayar" near La Peñita
by Karla A. Williams
Crocodile Farm
Crocodiles are not only native to Mexico, they are prolific along the Nayarit coast including the fishing villages of Rincon de Guayabitos, La Peñita and La Colonia. Here, crocodiles thrive in the warm and balmy climate eating the tropical plants and sea-life that inhabit the fresh or salt water marshes along the inland waterways. According to...  Read More


La Vita Condominiums: Luxury Beachfront Condos For Sale in Guayabitos
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
La Vita Condos
Over the past 16 years, vacationers have enjoyed staying at the popular Villas Buena Vida resort with its lovely rental suites and large swimming pool surrounded by manicured lawns and tropical plants. The two 3-story complexes are being transformed into the new La Vita Condominiums project, the first condominium resort in Rincón...  Read More


I Now Know Where the Smart Birds Go!
by Arthur White Owl
Arthur White Owl Smart Birds

Buenos Dias Amigos. Well we did come back... finally. Three weeks in Mexico. I am trying to recollect the "there" highlights. There are so many that I will have to consult the photo bank. Let's see now... oh yes. Let's start with the weather just to break the ice. Hmmm. Come to think of it, ice there you have for keeping fresh shrimp and fish...  Read More


Cancer de Mama... Three Emotion
Filled Days
by Jeff and Holly Trujillo
Cancer de Mama 2014
The yearly Cancer de Mama Clinic (Breast Cancer Clinic) took place over three days, January 31-February 2, at the La Peñita RV Park in La Peñita, Nayarit, Mexico. The women who attended received prostheses, prosthetic bras and if needed or desired a wig, head coverings and make-up. These products are difficult to acquire in Mexico...  Read More


2014 Guayabitos Tennis Tournament Update
by Gerry Soroka
Guayabitos Tennis 2014

The Guayabitos Tennis Club hosted its 2014 tennis tournament in three days of hot action under the searing February Mexico sun. A total of 48 players squared off, 16 players in the men's "A" division, 16 in the "B" division and 16 in the women's. The women's "A" final winners were Tracy Schlegel and Annie Scholton, defeating...  Read More


Side-Saddle Lessons at Hilltop Refugio and Calling All Gardeners!
by Rob Erickson
JEEP Side Saddle Lessons
Many of us enjoyed the Escaramuza, or Lady's Charra, event last year at the bullring, as well as recall their colourful costumes in the local parades. Many of you may also remember that local Charra, Bertha Cueva, offered side-saddle lessons as a silent auction item at last year's Jaltemba Equine Education Project's Pony UP!...  Read More


The Island of Mexcaltitán: Riviera Nayarit's Hidden Gem
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
Island of Mexcaltitan
The Island of Mexcaltitán is without a doubt one of the Riviera Nayarit's hidden gems. A tiny island in the municipality of Santiago Ixcuintla with only 1,800 inhabitants, its name comes from the Mexcalli Náhuatl words "mezcal" and "titlán," which mean "riches and abundance." According to legend, Mexcaltitán is the birthplace of Mexican heritage.  Read More


Frommer's Includes the Riviera Nayarit in its List of "Top Destinations" for 2014
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
Riviera Nayarit Mexico Frommers
The American tour publication Frommer's included the Riviera Nayarit in its list of "Top Destinations" for 2014. Taking second place right after Hawaii's Big Island, the Riviera Nayarit is clearly among the best of the 14 recommended worldwide destinations for travelers next year. 
During their participation in the East Coast Road Show...  
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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 
La Vita Condos (For Sale)
La Vita Condominiums
Starting at $350,000 USD

14 brand new luxury condos with granite counters, porcelain floors, AC, fine architecture and wood work, glass elevator, off-street parking, security guard and more.  More 
SPECIAL OFFER: February 15-March 15
Prices change to Canadian Dollars (approximately 10% discount). 
Email, call or stop by today to view our models!
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 
Bordados Manzano
Bordados Manzano

This embroidery shop has a huge selection of tees, polo shirts, sweatshirts, caps and uniforms. They can reproduce an existing logo or personalize your design.  More 
Bungalows San Miguel
Bungalows San Miguel

Offering 27 comfortable standard rooms or bungalows with kitchenettes, all overlooking our shaded courtyard and swimming pool. Located just steps from the beach.  More

Carniceria La Nayarita Gourmet
Carniceria La Nayarita Gourmet

Specialize in homemade smoked chorizo, Italian sausage, ginger sausage, garlic sausage, green jalapeño sausage and our pork dinner sausage. Delivery service.  More 
Clarita's Backyard
Clarita's Backyard
Lo de Marcos

Along this bustling little walkway, you can enjoy a bite to eat at Clarita's Cafe, shop for a new outfit at Hola La Thrift Store and buy custom-made jewelry at Tiempo Arte Joyeria.  More 
Punta de Mita

Offer ecological tours around the warm clear waters of Las Islas Marietas. Let our experienced captains and guides turn your afternoon into an incredible adventure!  More 
Estancia San Carlos Hotel
Estancia San Carlos Hotel

58 beachfront rooms, bungalows, suites and duplexes surrounded by manicured grounds, paved walkways and two swimming pools. Attached restaurant and bar.  More 
Estancia San Carlos Restaurant
Estancia San Carlos Restaurant & Bar

Diverse national and international menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner specials, and our Mexican Buffet on Sundays.  More 
George's Cafe & Gym
George's Cafe & Gym

George's Cafe & Gym (formerly Three Flags and Fitness Pad) has been around for 20 years. Now you can grab a cup of coffee, enjoy bite to eat and get a workout... all in one place!  More 
Villas Buena Vida
Villas Buena Vida

24 oceanfront villas and suites with private terraces, full kitchens, cable TV and air conditioning. Large swimming pool and manicured gardens. Long-term rentals available.  More
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views during the last 30 days: 

Most Popular Rentals
Condos Casa Rey: 367 views
Hotel Loma Linda: 364 views

Most Popular Businesses

Reservation Inquiries
142 inquiries received

Business Inquiries
176 inquiries received
12 reviews posted

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

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Jaltemba Bay Event Calendar
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Community Corner
Updates on groups, organizations and other good works
Date Change for 6th Annual La Casa de los Niños Golf Tournament
by Dave Martinez
La Casa de los Ninos Logo

The La Casa de los Niños Golf Tournament date has been changed!


It will now be held on Saturday, March 1st, 18-hole scramble format. Enter as an individual and the tournament committee will choose the teams! February 23rd is the entry deadline. Proceeds of the tournament will go to supporting ongoing activity programs for all age groups including Circulo de Chicas...  Read More


Women to Women Fashion Show 2014:
An Afternoon of Surprises
by Fashion Show Committee
Fashion Show 2014
Not only did the volunteer models look mysterious and dashing in Mardi Gras masks, but many of the 400 attendees joined in the fun by donning beautiful masks. The five designers wowed the crowd with gorgeous original outfits, hats and purses.  Read More


Cancer de Mama Clinic 2014
by Cancer de Mama
Cancer de Mama 2014
Dealing with cancer of any type is a horrible ordeal. Being a poor woman complicates the physical aspects due to lack of available options or assistance. For many women in Nayarit, just surviving the breast removal surgery is not enough, there is still a huge uphill battle for regaining self-esteem and feeling like a woman again.  Read More


A Squabbles Thank You
by Bob Richards
Squabbles 2014
After a very successful run of four performances, the Peñita Players would like to thank all of you who came out to support us at our recent production, Squabbles. As the director, it was a privilege for me to work with such a talented and enthusiastic troupe. To those of you who were unable to get tickets, we apologize, and urge you to...  Read More


Cement Pad at J.E.E.P.'s Hilltop Refugio
in La Peñita is Complete
by Rob Erickson
JEEP Hilltop Refugio
Some of you might recall an article I wrote before Christmas about a proposed cement pad at Jaltemba Equine Education Project's (J.E.E.P.) Hilltop Refugio in La Peñita. Funds from various donations and other sources allowed a crew to spend four days completing the horse-wash station and approximately 90 square meters...  Read More

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