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March 5, 2014

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Welcome to all 2,260 newsletter subscribers!


We want to begin this issue by congratulating Nicole Swedlow, executive director of Entreamigos in San Pancho, who was one of 51 individuals recently honored by the Dalai Lama. You can read more about the Unsung Heroes of Compassion 2014 on Virtual Vallarta. You'll also find the details for Entreamigos' fun-filled 2-day event below.


The Olympics are over, the Oscars have been announced and the excitement and mayhem of Carnaval ended around 5am this morning. What's next? Spring is coming and that means it's time to move our clocks ahead. 


daylight saving forward spring

Daylight Saving Time goes into effect at 2am this Sunday, March 9 in the US, Canada and the ten northern border municipalities in Mexico. The rest of Mexico will spring ahead on Sunday, April 6.

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. 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, March 19 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 
Magical Los Ayala
by Brett Chambers
Brett Chambers Los Ayala

This week's "Photo of the Week" is a series of beautiful wide angle shots by Brett Chambers. Brett writes: "These were taken from my trip to Los Ayala, which is in the Nayarit Riviera of Mexico. I visited my parents who had a nice little place right on the beach. I really enjoyed the area, and all of the wonderful people. The food was also amazing..."  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 detailed 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
In Season: Tomatillos / Salsa Verde
by Allyson Williams
In Season: Tomatillos

Tomatillos (pronouned toe-mah-tee-yos) are native to Mexico and are available year-round in Jaltemba Bay. The tomatillo is a member of the nightshade family along with tomatoes, potatoes and peppers. And while this small (1-2 inch) round fruit resembles a green tomato, it has an inedible papery husk and a sweet, yet tart flavor...  Read More


Nasty Neighbors... Going, Going, Gone
by Jeanette Johnstone
Jeanette Johnstone
When we arrived in October, a couple of new neighbours had moved in. Over the summer some squatters decided that the river next to us might be kind of a nice place to call home, so they put up these two lovely shacks. They also built this beautiful outhouse (yes, right in the river).

And at some point, while we were back home...  Read More


Nature's Changing Palette of Color
by John & Doreen Berg
John Berg Changing Palette of Color
Swimming in the sparkling waters of Bahia de Jaltemba interspersed with early morning jungle hikes comprise much of our group's weekly activities, with the weekends reserved for downtown dining. The challenge being to determine just what our dining experience might be. Will the evening's restaurant selection feature Italian, Mexican...  Read More


Meet Jane Maroni, Lo de Marcos Artist & Sculptor, and her Medium in Motion
by Allyson Williams
Organic Design Studio
Spending an afternoon with Jane Maroni and Chris Nielsen at their Organic Design Studio in Lo de Marcos is an awe-inspiring experience. Their "eco-motion sculptures" are like nothing you've ever seen before. They are a combination of art, engineering and design, and they will either draw you in or you won't understand them at all.  Read More


Local Toddler Begins Long Medical Road (and Update)
by Our Readers
Kaely Story
Kaely's mother contracted chicken pox during her 1st trimester of pregnancy so her baby was born with the Rubella virus, which causes severe birth defects such as blindness, deafness, mental retardation, heart problems and other learning disabilities. Approximately half of the children who are born with rubella-induced blindness...  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 
La Vita Condos (For Sale)
La Vita Condos
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!
Restaurant + Business News
Announcing Mr. Ribs Restaurant's
15th Anniversary and Party
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Mr. Ribs Restaurant

Next month, Mr. Ribs Restaurant in Rincón de Guayabitos will celebrate their 15-year anniversary. This family-owned business is well known for their unique wood-fired meats and flavorful mesquite-barbeque ribs and chicken. Delia y Jose Luis, the owners, would like to invite all of their American and Canadian friends to join them in their celebration on Friday, March 28. To say thank you to their clients...  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 
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

Come try our homemade smoked chorizo, Italian sausage, ginger sausage, garlic sausage, green jalapeņo sausage and our pork dinner sausage. Delivery service.  More 
La Peņita (2 locations)

Selling decorative, industrial and automotive paint for both home and professional use for 28 years. We offer knowledgable service, home delivery and we accept credit cards.  More 
Punta de Mita

Offering 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 
El Pollito Restaurant
El Pollito Restaurant
La Peņita

Known for our fajitas, chiles rellenos, plato Mexicano, huevos rancheros, breaded shrimp and our fabulous margaritas. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.  More 
El Quijote sin Manchas
El Quijote sin Macha Lavandería
Guayabitos / La Peņita

We offer full laundry service, as well as coin operated washers and dryers if you prefer to do your own laundry.
Our staff is friendly and we strive for quality, efficiency and honesty.  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 
Organic Design Studio
Jane Maroni, Artist
Lo de Marcos

Our one-of-a-kind "eco-motion sculptures" are a combination of art, engineering and design. Made from wood, bark, coconuts, shells and other items found in nature.  More 


Minisuper Rapid Inn
Mini Super Rapid-Inn

The BEST Micheladas and Bloody Cesars in all of Guayabitos. We also carry a wide assortment of groceries, beer and liquor, snacks, beach gear and an ATM.  More 

Muebleria La Unica
Muebleria La Unica
La Peņita

Furniture, appliances and electronics for every room in the house. We have a huge inventory, carry all the major brands and offer free delivery -- all at the best prices.  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
Wanda's Burgers & Ribs
Wanda's Burgers & Ribs

Specialize in flame-broiled burgers of all types (beef, chicken, shrimp and pulled pork), barbecue pork ribs and our homemade chili con carne. Stop by and give us a try!  More 
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Community + Events 
Updates about groups, organizations and local events
The 2014 La Peņita Tropical Charro Carnival is Ready to Go!
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
La Penita Carnaval

La Peņita de Jaltemba is ending the month of February on a high note and starting March off with a bang with its 2014 La Peņita Tropical Charro Carnival, which runs Friday, February 28 through Tuesday, March 4. This Carnival is quite special thanks to its unique combination of attractions -- this coastal village is known for its...  Read More


Circo de los Niņos returns to San Pancho
by Entreamigos
Circo de los Ninos San Pancho

Since their inaugural sold-out show in 2011, everyone in the Riviera Nayarit has been waiting for the return of "Circo de Los Niņos." Now, after two years of workshops and training, 50 kids will once again bring the circus to San Pancho in a 2-day event on March 21-22. The "Circo de los Niņos" is the result of a generous contribution...  Read More


Desde su exitoso show de inauguración del 2011, todos en la Riviera Nayarit esperan el regreso del Circo de los Niņos. Después de dos aņos de talleres y entrenamientos, ahora 50 niņos se han preparado y traerán a nosotros una vez más el circo a San Pancho en un evento de 2 días, Marzo 21 y 22 en San Francisco, Nayarit.  Leer Más


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