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Welcome to all 2,408 newsletter subscribers!


Hurricane season hasn't officially begun yet, but the first named storm is already drifting by to our west. Hurricane Amanda caused some light cloud cover the past few days, and we even received a few drops of rain from her last night. For current weather conditions, stay tuned to the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page.


We have several upcoming events, some local news and three new vacation rental listings to share with you in this issue. By the way, if you've been considering advertising your hotel or rental, now is the time. Our advertisers have received 207 reservation inquiries during the past month and over 800 inquiries so far this year! Intrigued? Learn why you should list with Jaltemba Bay Life.


Once again, we are sending a plea to all the 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).


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, June 11 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 
Black Vulture
by Tosia Archer
Black Vulture Tosia Archer

While Black Vultures are not the most attractive birds in the Jaltemba Bay area, they do serve a necessary function -- that of disposing of dead and rotting flesh (yuck!) and are basically the garbage guts of the earth. Appropriately, I took this photo at the landfill in Rincón de Guayabitos. The landfill and surrounding area is a place...  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
Day Trip to Chacala
by Brian Betts
Brian Betts Chacala

For a change of scenery, consider a day trip to some of the other towns and villages around this part of Jaltemba Bay. Our group of 6 friends makes a trip to Chacala every year we are here. It's about 30 minutes north of La Peñita on the road to San Blas. Turn left on the road to Chalaca just before you get to Las Varas. It's marked...  Read More


J.E.E.P. Rescue Horses Hoping to Get Shelter from Sun and Rain
by David Thompson
JEEP New Roof

Earlier this week, I drove up to the Hilltop Refugio in La Peñita to see what was happening. While I was there, I decided to help muck-out the stalls and share some love with the horses. Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) founders, George and Loretta Leavitt, continue to provide the rescue horses with necessary...  Read More


In Bloom: Plumeria (Part 1 & 2)
by Allyson Williams
Plumeria May 15 2012
Updated May 6, 2014 -- Plumeria, also known as Frangipani and Flor de Mayo, is native to Mexico. In the Jaltemba Bay area, they bloom in the spring and their beautiful fragrant flowers range from white and yellow to pink. They are deciduous plants so they drop their leaves in the fall and winter months. If you see a Plumeria...  Read More


Spring/Summer 2014 Jaltemba Bay 
Dining Guide
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
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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 
Local News
Bomberos Fight Grass Fire near Tennis Courts in Rincón de Guayabitos
by David Thompson
Tennis Court Fire
At approximately 1:45pm on Sunday, May 18, the bomberos received an anonymous phone call stating that an area near the tennis courts in Rincón de Guayabitos was on fire, specifically the intersection of Avenida del Sol Nuevo and Avenida Los Flamingos. They responded immediately, and had the flames totally under control...  Read More


Letters to the Editor
Why We Jaltemba Bay Life

"Once again, you have made my day. I always love to wake up and see your newspaper. I miss Mexico so much... but always look forward to coming back in January thru April. Your newsletter not only keeps me informed about what's going on in this beautiful part of the world, but you also give me insight into the various holidays and how they evolved. Thank you!"
-- Eddy Lang 


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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 Encantada
Casa Encantada

New beachfront B&B with three private guest suites, stunning ocean views, chlorine-free pool with waterfall garden and lounge chairs, shared kitchen, open-air bar and game room.  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 
Casa Mariposa
Casa Mariposa
La Peñita

This 2BR hillside home is a haven for fun, adventure and outdoor living with its courtyard garden, terrazas on both floors and views of the entire bay. Long-term rentals.  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 (382 visits)
Casa Delfin, La Peñita (282 visits)

Most Popular Businesses
Casa Imports, Guayabitos (905 visits)
Most Popular Real Estate
La Vita Condos, Guayabitos (271 visits)

Reservation Inquiries
207 inquiries received

Business Inquiries
42 inquiries received
6 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: 


Visit our Community Calendar to view details for 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
Community Teamwork Equals Success
for 2014 Cancer Walk Initiatives
by Cancer Walk Committee
Cancer Walk Update 2014
Numbers don't lie. Since the beginning of March, 28 local low-income women have received free diagnostic mammograms and more than 40 women have been taught how to do breast self exams. These numbers illustrate how seriously the Cancer Walk Committee is working to promote early cancer detection in order to positively impact the lives.  Read More


Guayafest 2014: Bugs and More Bugs
by David Thompson
Guayafest 2014
Rincón de Guayabitos was inundated with Volkswagens, music and lots of good energy during this year's Guayafest. This, the 15th Annual Reunion de Amigos del Volkswagen, appeared to attract about the same number of vehicles, but far fewer people. The exhibit began to wind down late afternoon, but the streets were still filled...  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


Announcing the 54th International San Blas/ Riviera Nayarit Fishing Tournament
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
San Blas Fishing Tournament 2014

The 54th Annual San Blas/Riviera Nayarit Fishing Tournament will take place on May 28th through June 1st at the Marina Fonatur in the historic Port of San Blas, according to a press conference held by the Organizing Committee together with Nayarit's Secretary of Tourism, Raúl Rodrigo Pérez. The bounty for the winners totals...  Read More


Motofiesta 2014 and Kickboxing Championship Coming to Rincón de Guayabitos
by Jaltemba Bay Life Team
Motofiesta Poster 2014
Hundreds of bikers from all over Mexico and abroad will flock to Rincón de Guayabitos for the 8th Annual Motofiesta. This year, the event will take place on June 5-8 and it promises to be a fun-filled weekend. Approximately 500 bikers and thousands of fans participated in last year's motorcycle parade, contests and concerts.  Read More


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Owners, Jaltemba Bay Life  


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