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May 14, 2014

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Welcome to all 2,394 newsletter subscribers!


We have a huge issue for you today! Plus, there is so much happening this week -- the Patron Saint's festivities in La Peņita continue through May 20, the ever-popular Vallarta Lifestyle's Restaurant Week runs May 15-31 and the annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen will roll into Guayabitos on May 17-18. If you're in town, don't miss these fun events!


In case you missed our BIG announcements last week, we are re-sharing the awesome improvements we recently made to JaltembaBayLife.com. By the way, if you've been considering advertising your hotel or vacation rental, now is the time. Our clients received 177 reservation inquiries during the month of April and over 730 inquiries so far this year! Intrigued? Learn why you should list with Jaltemba Bay Life.


A shout out to all you writers and photographers out there -- our photo and article archives are empty. Please look through your photos of day trips, adventures and new places you discovered, and submit your stuff so we can share it with our readers (learn more below). If not, I will have no choice but to start sharing photos of Taco and Panchito.


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 28 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 
Glorious Punto Cocodrilo Sunrise
by Tosia Archer
Glorious Punto Cocodrilo Sunrise

Looking northwest over Punto Cocodrilo from a mountain elevation of 860 feet, from my casa located near El Tonino - what a glorious morning! A cool breeze and no haze with just a light smear of clouds. What had initially caught my eye though, was the intensely vivid orange coloured sky and the dark mountains below it as night...  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
Jaltemba Bay Life is Helping their Clients Make a BIGGER Statement on the Web
by Allyson Williams
JBL NEW Changes

We, at Jaltemba Bay Life, want to help our advertisers make a bigger and better statement on the web -- and we think our awesome new programming changes and improvements will do just that!


Here's what's new...

  • BIGGER Photos on Client Webpages
  • BETTER Client Contact Information
  • NEW Layout Changes to Client Webpages
  • and the NEW Long Term Rental Category

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


We will be manually updating all advertiser's webpages in the next few days, beginning with hotels and rentals. If we have not updated your webpage by Monday, May 12, please email us to let us know.


Read all about it!


Compostela: The Overlooked City
by John & Doreen Berg
Compostela John Berg

As our departure date approaches, this question presents itself... Where will the next day trip take us? Like a thunderbolt, the answer flashes from the road atlas page. There centered in bold print is the destination -- Compostela, a colonial city. We've driven past the Nayarit city on our way to the Mexican interior, but never paused to visit.  Read More


In Season: Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear)
by Allyson Williams
Nopal Cactus
Nopal cactus are members of the Opuntia genus from the Cactaceae family, and are commonly known as the Prickly Pear cactus. There are dozens of varieties and well over 200 species. They grow throughout Mexico and the southwestern United States and are known for their nutritional and medicinal properties. It is interesting to note that there are two fresh food crops - a vegetable and a fruit...  Read More


Personal Freedoms: Are We Losing Them? (Canada vs. Mexico)
by Karen Nagy
Personal Freedoms Karen Nagy

Having spent 6 months out of the year in Mexico and 6 months in Canada for the last few years, and I have to say, when we get back to Canada we suffer from a bit of culture shock when we first arrive. As most people know, Mexico is known for the friendliness of their people. It is their custom to greet each other, and us as well, upon...  Read More


Rob's Ramblings: Trip North for Chintz
by Rob Erickson
Trip North for Chintz Rob Erickson
After fostering numerous kittens this past winter at the J.E.E.P. Hilltop Refugio, I guess it was only natural that we were bound to become "foster failures." A Foster Failure is someone who offers to Temporarily take care of an animal in their home, to socialize the animal for a smooth transition into life at a new home. With time...  Read More


Spring/Summer 2014 Jaltemba Bay 
Dining Guide
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Dining Guide Logo
Updated May 1, 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


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.

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: Prices change to Canadian Dollars (approximately 10% discount). Email, call or stop by today to view our models!
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 
Letters to the Editor
Why We Jaltemba Bay Life

"Thank you for all the help. Jaltemba Bay Life is awesome. We have had a significant increase in sales -- and our webpage has only been activate for five days. All the locals are finding out via Jaltemba Bay Life. It's the boost our store needed. THANK YOU!" 
Eliseo Valenzuela & Jose Mojardin
Casa Imports, Rincón de Guayabitos 

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Hellmann's Mayonnaise -- Little Known Fact
by Arthur White Owl
Sinko de Mayo

This is a little known fact, I think, but we should never let the facts get in the way of a good story or a song...


Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment...  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 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 
Casa Schem
Casa Madre Perla
Los Ayala

3BR House and 1BR Casita with beautiful views of the town, beach and mountains. Fully-equipped and furnished, secure property and just blocks from 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 Valeria, La Peņita (349 visits)
Condos Casa Rey, Los Ayala (293 visits)

Most Popular Businesses
Casa Imports, Guayabitos (642 visits)
Most Popular Real Estate
La Vita Condos, Guayabitos (288 visits)

Reservation Inquiries
210 inquiries received

Business Inquiries
43 inquiries received
10 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: 

  • May 10-20 -- Nuestra Seņora del Rosario de Talpa (Patron Saint's Festivities of Our Lady of the Rosary), La Peņita
  • May 15 -- Dia del Maestro (Teacher's Day) 
  • May 15-31 -- Vallarta Lifestyle's Restaurant Week, Puerto Vallarta
  • May 17-18 -- Guayafest 2014, Guayabitos
  • May 23 -- PV Men's Chorus, Puerto Vallarta
  • June 1 -- Dia de la Marina (Navy Day)
  • June 20 -- Dia del Padre (Father's Day)

Visit our Community Calendar to view details on these and other 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
Schedule Announced for 2014 Patron Saint's Festivities in La Peņita
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Fiestas Patronales 2014 Poster

Each year from May 10-20, La Peņita de Jaltemba celebrates Nuestra Seņora del Rosario de Talpa (the Patron Saint's Festivities of Our Lady of the Rosary). During these 11 days, the different colonias (neighborhoods) in La Peņita organize themselves and show their devotion to Nuestra Seņora del Rosario de Talpa through several activities, mass, singing, pilgrimages and fireworks.  Read More


Bistro Organico in San Pancho
Announces Menu for Vallarta Lifestyles' Restaurant Week
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Bistro Organico 2014

Bistro Organico in San Pancho invites you to the 10th Annual Vallarta Lifestyles' Restaurant Week from May 15-31. For these two weeks in May, Bistro Organico will feature a spectacular three-course menu (with three options each) discounted by up to 50%. In keeping with our philosophy, it will be based on an organic, sustainable...  Read More


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 are well-traveled oldies but goodies.  Read More


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Thank You / Gracias
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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