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April 16, 2014

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Welcome to all 2,354 newsletter subscribers!


The towns and beaches may be quiet for the moment, but traffic is picking up and the number of buses and Semana Santa vacationers are increasing by the hour. Embrace this time of celebration. Happy Easter!


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


The next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter will arrive in your Inbox on Wednesday, April 30 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 
Little Friends
by Robert Koch
Little Friends Robert Koch

This photo was taken either in Los Ayala or Lo de Marcos (I can't remember which). I like the action of the beautiful little girl and the dedicated look the dog is giving her... is it love or food?  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!  


Letter to the Editor
Why We Jaltemba Bay Life

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Featured Articles
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Rob's Ramblings: Run-Up to Semana Santa
by Rob Erickson
Semana Santa Rob Erickson

As of 8:30am Tuesday morning, April 15, the crowds were already arriving in mass and many people were up early to stakeout beach space, reserving their spot in paradise for Semana Santa. Footnote for those setting their canopies at water's edge: later this week, the tide will rise until mid-afternoon, so it might be hard to keep...  Read More


El Molote Hot Springs
by John & Doreen Berg
El Molote Hot Springs John Berg
As our Mexican holiday season slowly draws to a close, the desire to be on the road again beckons. Our destination was to visit the source of El Molote hot springs, a rustic spot to enjoy an amazing soak in a natural setting without the hustle and bustle of commercial enterprises. The hot springs are located in a picturesque fertile valley...  Read More


Brody's Unexpected Meeting with
a Crocodile in El Monteón
by Ellaine & Doug Spivak
Brody and the Croc
It would be silly to say it was a beautiful day... all days in Mexico are beautiful. What it was however, was our housekeeper's day at our home and we prefer, as does she, to clean without us under her feet. So we packed up our chairs, some cold beverages and snacks (I had made sauerkraut buns. Yummy!) and loaded the truck...  Read More


Iguanas, Come on Down!
by Bea Rauch
Iguana Bea Rauch

I was motivated to write this follow-up article after reading "The Almost Invisible Iguana" by Conrad Stenton from Midland Ontario in last week's Jaltemba Bay Life newsletter. Having observed the iguanas close up for a few years, we have learned a few interesting facts about them. Yes, they are almost invisible to the untrained eye, but knowing...  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: How Your Mexican Vacation Can Actually Pay for Itself
by Rob Erickson
Mexico Vacation Rob Erickson
I was just checking a few of my regular websites, and a quick look provided some interesting ideas. I think everyone from up north has seen what can happen to northern industries that are no longer compatible with competitors around the globe, whether it be forest products, auto manufacturing and many other money sources.  Read More


In Bloom: Primavera
by Allyson Williams
Ally Primavera

Updated April 10, 2014 -- Primavera (pronounced pree-muh-VEHR-uh) means spring in Spanish, and you know primavera has finally arrived when the vibrant yellow flowering trees by the same name start to bloom. These large showy trees have impressive clusters of flowers that mask their bare branches and create a sea of brilliant...  Read More


Spring/Summer 2014 Jaltemba Bay 
Dining Guide
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Dining Guide Logo
Updated April 9, 2014 -- 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


Explore Mexico via Esri's Online
"Story Maps"
by Allyson Williams
Esri Mexico Geography Map

Have you ever wondered how many time zones there are in Mexico? Where Mexico's historical sites are located? When the Mayan civilization collapsed? Or how long it takes a Monarch butterfly to migrate to Canada and back? We just discovered a wonderful online tool that answers some of these questions, and we are excited to share it...  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
Local News
California Gallery Features Artwork by Roberto Gil de Montes, La Peņita Resident
by Allyson Williams
Roberto Gil de Montes Hecho en Mexico

Local artist, Roberto Gil de Montes, unveiled his new series of paintings and chalk pastels at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica, California yesterday. The show, entitled "Hecho en México," runs through May 17. The Los Angeles Times writes, "The 62-year-old artist -- whose first solo show in nearly 10 years opens...  Read More


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 Delfin
Casa Delfin
La Peņita

Brand new fully-furnished Casitas with kitchen, dining area, living room, satellite TV, WiFi and AC. Rooftop deck, entertainment room and laundry. One block from the beach.  More 
Clinica Veterinaria Barba
Clinica Veterinaria "Barba"
La Peņita

Providing veterinary care since 2011. Offer consultations, spay/neuter, medication, flea and tick, vaccinations, health certificates, pet food, grooming and accessories.  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, Los Ayala (358 visits)
Casa de Valeria, La Peņita (327 visits)

Most Popular Businesses
Wanda's Burgers & Ribs, Guayabitos (190 visits)
Most Popular Real Estate
La Vita Condos, Guayabitos (453 visits)

Reservation Inquiries
187 inquiries received

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

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What's Happening

Upcoming Holidays & Events: 

Visit our Community Calendar to view all upcoming and ongoing events, classes, music, dinner specials and more posted by business owners and event organizers. Don't forget to add your event... it's FREE!

Community + Events
Updates on groups, organizations and local events
Cancer de Mama Clinic 2014 Annual Report
by Carole Thacker / Cancer de Mama
Cancer de Mama 2014
Mexican, Canadian and American women working together - oh what we accomplished! Our 2014 La Peņita Cancer de Mama Clinic fitted 425 breast cancer survivors of all ages from all over the state of Nayarit with custom-made bras and prostheses. Many visited the wig and hat/scarf shop and the "look good-feel good" tent.  Read More


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