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April 2, 2014

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Welcome to all 2,335 newsletter subscribers!


High season is winding down and several restaurants are adjusting their hours accordingly (see our Spring/Summer Dining Guide for details) -- at the same time, area hotels and other businesses are just gearing up for Semana Santa (April 13-20) and the thousands of vacationers that will soon flock to Jaltemba Bay. Let the festivities and hoopla begin!


And speaking of vacationers, our advertisers have already received 460+ reservation inquiries so far this year. If you own a hotel or vacation rental in Guayabitos, La Peņita, Los Ayala, Lo de Marcos, Chacala, Platanitos or other nearby towns, and if you've been considering advertising on Jaltemba Bay Life, now is the time! Contact us to learn more.


daylight saving forward spring

Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour this Sunday, April 6 when Daylight Saving Time finally goes into affect in Mexico. 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.


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, April 16 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 
The Almost Invisible Iguana
by Conrad Stenton
Conrad Stenton Iguana

While looking for the crocodile in the marshy area near the entrance to Rincón de Guayabitos, I was fascinated to find some very camouflaged iguanas. It was my first time seeing iguanas in the wild and I was amazed at how difficult they are to see with their camouflage outfits. Someone told me they are often on the top of palm trees...  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
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Spring/Summer 2014 Jaltemba Bay 
Dining Guide
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
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Spring has arrived, and many of our local cafes and restaurants will begin adjusting their hours to accommodate the influx of vacationers during Semana Santa followed by the annual dwindling of expats throughout the summer months. We will update this list as we receive additional information about restaurant hours and seasonal closings, so check 
back often.  View Guide


In Season: Guamuchil
by Allyson Williams
Jaltemba Bay Life Guamuchil
The warmer spring weather brings unique and exciting new produce to our local Mexican markets. If you've walked through La Peņita lately, you may have noticed vendors pushing wheelbarrows filled to the brim with Guamúchil (gwa-MU-cheel). These green and pink twisted-looking pods contain a pulpy white fruit and grow on trees...  Read More


Hike from Los Ayala to Punta Raza
(North Beach) #2
by Lori Schneider-Wood 
Los Ayala Hike 2014
This Los Ayala/Punta Raza trail update was submitted by Lori Schneider-Wood from Sicamous, British Columbia. Lori leads this hike nearly every Tuesday between January to mid-April. The group meets promptly at 8:30am at the south end of Los Ayala Beach, before the trail begins, and everyone is invited to join her. The last hike of the season is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8Read More


Quadding Over the River and Through
the Woods, to an El Capomo Coffee Plantation We Go
by Allyson Williams
Williams Quad Ride March 2014
Some friends invited my dad and I to join them on a quad ride a few weeks ago. Their plan was to visit a coffee plantation near the town of El Capomo, Nayarit, Mexico. We packed a small cooler, lubed up with suntan lotion, grabbed our sunglasses and cameras and we were ready for our afternoon adventure.  Read More


Day Trip to El Cora Cascades
by John and Doreen Berg
John Berg El Cora Cascades
When first arriving in the Riviera Nayarit, contentment is achieved by enjoying the sun's warm rays and splashing in the sparkling Jaltemba Bay waters... while listening to the Zac Brown Band sing "I got my toes in the water, a_ _ in the sand. Not a worry... life is good." After two or three months of sun and surf, it's time to venture further...  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: Helping "Pets for Life"
at the San Blas Spay/Neuter Clinic

by Rob Erickson
Rob Erickson San Blas Clinic

Heather and I made a pact, as well as a promise to our friends at "Pets for Life," that we would help out with their other local spay/neuter clinics as time allowed. Following this promise, we made the trip to San Blas, Nayarit last week to help with their second clinic this season held on March 19-22. San Blas is a historic, seaside town...  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
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. Monthly rentals only.  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


Jaltemba Bay Life Statistics
Congratulations to the following advertisers who received
the most views during the last 30 days: 

Most Popular Rentals
Casa de Linda, Los Ayala (465 visits)
Casa Contenta, Los Ayala (3 reviews)

Most Popular Businesses
Wanda's Burgers & Ribs, Guayabitos (285 visits)
Most Popular Real Estate
La Vita Condos, Guayabitos (480 visits)

Reservation Inquiries
193 inquiries received

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

When you promote your hotel, vacation rental, restaurant, business 
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: 

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 + Events
Updates on groups, organizations and local events
Announcing New Music Appreciation Lecture in San Pancho
by Paco Ojeda
10 Great Songs Paco Ojeda

Puerto Vallarta-based music enthusiast Paco Ojeda has accepted an invitation to present his very successful music appreciation lecture, "Ten Great Songs and Their Stories," at EntreAmigos on Thursday, April 10, 6-8pm. The one-time event will be offered in English. "This will be a different kind of journey," commented Ojeda, who is known as Managing Editor for the Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group.  Read More


Next JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic:
April 23-26 in Guayabitos
by Lin Chimes / Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue
JBAR Clinic

The last Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic of the season will be held on April 23-26 in Rincón de Guayabitos. The two vets and vet tech from Mexico will be joined by a team of 10 medical volunteers from Canada to help spay and neuter animals from our area. We expect to have at least 5 operating tables...  Read More


Las Tres Amigas say "Thanks!"
by Las Tres Amigas
Las Tres Amigas Thanks

With your help, the Jaltemba Bay community has benefited in many ways: we will have playground equipment, a kiddy corner, nifty and needed school supplies, alternative prostheses for breast cancer survivors, and Community Cultural Center (CCC) programs for women and children. The November Tapas and Sangria Party...  Read More


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Owners, Jaltemba Bay Life