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March 19, 2014

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Spring officially arrives tomorrow and that means high season will soon come to an end. RV caravans will be pulling out and heading north, the Tianguis in Guayabitos will close after the March 31 market and Semana Santa (Easter break) is less than a month away.

daylight saving forward spring


Reminder: While Daylight Saving Time does not 

go into effect here in Mexico until Sunday, April 6 -- 

the US, Canada and the ten northern border municipalities in Mexico already sprung ahead 

on Sunday, March 9.

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


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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, April 2 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 
Guayabitos Double Header
by Gord Wall
Gord Wall Double Header

My wife Sherry and I were staying at the Decameron Los Cocos in Rincón de Guayabitos for 2 weeks in December. One evening at dinner, we met Rick and Allie, who coincidentally live only a few miles from our home in Canada. Rick talked about being an avid fisherman and his plans of chartering a boat while in Mexico. The next...  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
59 Locals Can Hear Better Thanks
to Hearing Aid Clinic in La Peņita
by David Thompson
Dr. Martin Hearing Aid Clinic
Nearly 60 adults and children were fitted with free hearing aids during a recent Hearing Aid Clinic in La Peņita. The clinic, the first of its kind in our area, was conducted under the watchful eyes of our own Dr. Martin Nuņez at his Central Medico La Peņita office. The purpose of the clinic was to furnish and fit hearing aids and provide technical assistance to some of the hearing impaired citizens of Nayarit.  Read More


A Cleaner Playa Los Ayala
by Myrna and Kevin Field
A Cleaner Playa Los Ayala
If you have visited or walked the playa in Los Ayala this year, you may have noticed that the beach is very clean. Twice a week, for the past six months, a group of 30 locals have been raking the sand and picking up litter. This was initiated and is spearheaded by a local fisherman, Rigo Hernandes. Three teams of ten people - children...  Read More


Nayarit EATS: My Quest for the Best Fish Tacos in and around Jaltemba Bay (Part 1)
by Allyson Williams
Fish Tacos
I am a fish taco junky. For me, they are the quintessential hand-held Mexican comfort food. I am especially fond of the traditional baja-style tacos... you know, those beer battered, deep fried morsels of goodness wrapped in warm corn tortillas, topped with crisp cabbage and served with a mayo-based sauce. With that said, I am certainly not opposed to thinking outside the baja-style taco box...  Read More


Travels with Charlie
by Rhonda Viau-Caron
Rhonda Viau-caron - Travels with Charlie

Some of you will know either me or Charlie, others won't, but that doesn't matter. What is important is the amazing, crazy journey that we had. Now if you do know Charlie, you will understand; otherwise, you may want to meet this crazy guy. Well it all started out as innocent dinner conversation. Friends of ours were discussing going...  Read More


The Secluded Marieta Islands
by Holly Trujillo
Holly Trujillo Las Islas Marietas
The half dozen fishermen, conversing and patiently waiting for customers, suddenly were out of their seats at our arrival at the Cooperativo de Pescadores (Fishermen's Cooperative) in Punta Mita. The closest one to me asked, "Quiere pescar o tour de Las Islas?" (Do you want to fish or a tour of The Islands). I noticed a look of disappointment...  Read More


In Bloom: Arbol de las Orquideas
(Orchid Tree)
by Allyson Williams
Orchid Tree
Orchid Trees have fragrant flowers that come in shades of magenta, lavender and white with five irregular and slightly overlapping petals that bloom abundantly from February-March. While the flowers resemble orchids, the Arbol de las Orquideas (genus Bauhinia) is not actually part of the orchid family, but rather from the pea/bean...  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

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 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 
Casa de Valeria
Casa de Valeria
La Peņita

Charming fully-furnished 2BR Casita with kitchen, dining room, living room with flatscreen TV and upper deck with hammock, BBQ grill and laundry. Long term rentals only.  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 
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 
Ferreteria Pina
Ferretería Piņa SA de C.V.
La Peņita

This local hardware store carries a large inventory of plumbing and electrical supplies, pipes, fittings, sinks, faucets, water heaters, tools, etc. and they speak English.  More 
Pina Apartments 2
Hotel y Suites Los Encantos

6 NEW fully-furnished suites with kitchen, bath, balconies with ocean and mountain views, swimming pool and parking. Located just 2 blocks from town and the beach.  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 
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 
Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views during the last 30 days: 

Most Popular Rentals
Los Compadres Resort, La Peņita (345 visits)
Casa Contenta, Los Ayala (3 reviews)

Most Popular Businesses
Wanda's Burgers & Ribs, Guayabitos (221 visits)
Mr. Ribs Restaurant, Guayabitos (2 reviews)

Most Popular Real Estate
La Vita Condos, Guayabitos (502 visits)

Reservation Inquiries
126 inquiries received

Business Inquiries
79 inquiries received
18 reviews posted
See who's received the most reviews so far for 2014!

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or real estate on our high-traffic website, you'll be seen by thousands 
of locals and visitors to our areaContact us to learn more.
What's Happening

Upcoming Holidays & Events: 


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Community + Events
Updates on groups, organizations and local events
Taste of Lo de Marcos was an Unbridled Success!
by Luis Armando Contreras Galván
Taste of Lo de Marcos Logo
Over 75 people attended the Taste of Lo de Marcos event this past Sunday, March 16 at the El Centro de Fiestas de Los Delfines in Lo de Marcos in the Riviera Nayarit. The event was organized to raise funds for the Amigos de Lo de Marcos organization which supports local causes including the recycle center, spay and neuter clinics, medical clinic, schools...  Read More


1st Annual Chacala Village Music Festival
by Kim Van Eeckhout
Chacala Music Festival 2014
Welcome to the 1st Annual Chacala Village Music Festival featuring six days of music, singing, art, dancing and creativity. We invite you to join us to celebrate a new beginning for Chacala, a place of beauty, culture and friendship. This is our inaugural festival. Our team includes many people that have already given time and energy...  Read More

Bienvenidos al primer Festival de Música del Puerto de Chacala. Participa durante 6 días de música, canto, arte, baile y creatividad. Te invitamos a que te unas a este nuevo comienzo para Chacala, lugar de belleza, cultura y amistad. Este es nuestro festival inaugural. El equipo de trabajo está formado por muchas personas... Leer Más


Guayafest 2014: The Volks are Coming
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
2014 Guayafest Poster 2
Each year, enthusiastic Volkswagen owners reunite in Rincón de Guayabitos to show off their beloved VW Beetles, Things, buses, pickups, sedans, fastbacks and other models, many of which are suped up, painted up, modified or restored. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are in pristine condition, while others...  Read More


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