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April 30, 2014

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Welcome to all 2,375 newsletter subscribers!


Semana Santa was a little less crowded and a lot more organized than in past years. Kudos to everyone involved with bus parking, garbage pickup and beach cleanup. That said, the festivities aren't over yet. There are a total of eight national, religious and local holidays and festivals taking place in the next 20 days, beginning today with Día del Niño (Children's Day). Learn more below.


If this issue seems a little light on content, we apologize. We've been focusing our time on some exciting new programming changes (see details below) -- and we continue to update our Spring/Summer Dining Guide to keep our readers in-the-know.


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, May 14 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 
Flying Manta Rays
by Lori Schneider-Wood
Flying Manta Ray Lori Schneider Wood

Earlier this season, a group of us set out on a day trip to the secret beach at the Marieta Islands. We hired Salvador in Rincón de Guayabitos to take us. While en route to the islands, we did some whale watching until the captain spotted some splashing going on. We headed that way to explore and got a chance to see these manta rays...  Read More


We love sharing photos from our readers. Please email your photos 
(at least 500 pixels wide) to Allyson@JaltembaBayLife.com. Include a photo title, a detailed description of what the photo is and/or where it was taken (the more information, the better), the photographer's name, as well as the city and state/province where the photographer lives if not from the Jaltemba Bay area. We can't wait to see what you've been up to lately!


Featured Articles
You'll only find these on Jaltemba Bay Life
NEW Monthly and Long Term Rental Options on Jaltemba Bay Life
by Allyson Williams
NEW Long Term Rentals

During the past 6 months, we have received a number of requests from our clients asking us for a way to advertise monthly and long term rentals... and when you ask, we listen.


We have not only added a NEW Long Term Rental category to our Hotel & Rental Directory, but we've also added monthly rates, a room description field and a new sort feature to all rental category pages (see details below) to make it easier and faster for potential renters to find what they are looking for. These changes went into effect on April 22.


Advertisers: Please note that these updates WILL affect your webpage!


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Rob's Ramblings: Run-Up to Semana
Santa -- Wednesday
by Rob Erickson
Semana Santa Rob Erickson 2

10am Wednesday, April 16 -- The tents are arriving as vacationers stake out their space on the playa, and the banana boats are already giving rides. There are a lot of out-of-town vendors setting up their wears along the street and in the intersections in front of other businesses on the main Avenida del Sol Nuevo in Rincón de Guayabitos.  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: Semana Santa --
Good Friday
by Rob Erickson
Semana Santa Rob Erickson 3
11am, Good Friday, April 18 -- The weather is great and the crowds have arrived for Semana Santa. In discussions with a few vendors and restaurant owners, they expect Friday night and Saturday to be the busiest days. It is quite a contrast to the quiet beach in Rincón de Guayabitos a few weeks ago.  See More


In Bloom: Amapa
by Allyson Williams
In Bloom: Amapa Tree
Updated April 26, 2014 -- Amapa trees are only in full bloom for a few weeks in mid-April. If you are in the Jaltemba Bay area during this time, one of the best places to view these trees is near the tennis courts on Avenida del Sol Nuevo in Rincón de Guayabitos. There are approximately a dozen trees lining the street and tennis courts...  Read More


Día de la Santa Cruz (Day of the Holy Cross) and La Cruz del Calvarioque es Bendito in Rincón de Guayabitos
by Allyson Williams
Cruz del Calvarioque es Bendito
Día de la Santa Cruz, or Day of the Holy Cross, is celebrated throughout Mexico on May 3 and dates back to colonial times. It is also known as the "Feast of Masons" or "Brickmason's Day." Construction workers decorate crosses with flowers and place them on buildings under construction. Some have picnics at the site followed by...  Read More


Spring/Summer 2014 Jaltemba Bay 
Dining Guide
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Dining Guide Logo
Updated April 28, 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


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


Letter to the Editor
Why We Jaltemba Bay Life

"Los Compadres Resort would like to thank Jaltemba Bay Life again. Thanks to our listings with them, we have had another great year. We are very happy to say we were full all season and continue to receive requests every day. Los Compadres Restaurant also had a good season, so again THANK YOU, you are always there to help and it is very much appreciated."

-- George & Loretta Leavitt, Los Compadres Resort and 
 Los Compadres Restaurant, La Peñita

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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 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
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 
Casa Delfin
Casa Delfin
La Peñita

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 
Casa Imports
Casa Imports

This NEW specialty grocery and convenience store imports hard to find north of the border items, popular brands, as well as organic and gluten-free products.  More 
Clinica Veterinaria Barba
Clinica Veterinaria "Barba"
La Peñita

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
Casa de Valeria, La Peñita / Villas Bella Vista del Mar, Guayabitos 
(301 visits each)

Most Popular Businesses
Casa Imports, Guayabitos (265 visits)
Most Popular Real Estate
La Vita Condos, Guayabitos (359 visits)

Reservation Inquiries
183 inquiries received

Business Inquiries
62 inquiries received
5 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: 

  • Apr. 30 -- Dia del Niño (Children's Day)
  • May 1 -- Dia del Trabajo (Labor Day)
  • May 3 -- Dia de la Santa Cruz (Day of the Holy Cross)
  • May 5 -- Cinco de Mayo / Batalia de Puebla (Battle of Puebla)
  • May 10 -- Dia de las Madres (Mother's Day)
  • May 10-20 -- Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Talpa (Patron Saint's Festivities of Our Lady of the Rosary), La Peñita
  • May 15 -- Dia del Maestro (Teacher's Day)
  • May 15-31 -- Vallarta Lifestyle's Restaurant Week, Puerto Vallarta
  • May 17-18 -- Guayafest 2014, Guayabitos

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
Another Successful JBAR Clinic!
by Lin Chimes / Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue
JBAR April 2014

We had yet another hugely, successful Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) spay and neuter clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos. We had up to 7 vets and over 50 volunteers helping. Many, many thanks to all those who participated in any way -- volunteering, transporting, donating, feeding, adopting, fostering and just encouraging!  Read More


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We want to thank you for taking the time to read this issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life newsletter. Our team works hard to provide the most up-to-date and informative site for both locals and visitors to the area.  


We value your opinions and feedback. Please let us know if you have comments or suggestions about how we can make our community website even better!




David & Allyson (and Taco & Panchito the rescue dogs, too)

Owners, Jaltemba Bay Life  


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