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June 11, 2014

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Is anyone else wondering how much HOTTER May 2014 was compared to years past? You can find out in our weather update below. 


Once again, we are sending a plea 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). 


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, June 25 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 
by Christina Stobbs
Smiles Christina Stobbs

Little Martin enjoying a special moment with one of his pet goats. Indeed the little goat looks like he his smiling, too! Photographed June 2012 in Los Ayala.  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 May 2014 Weather Update
by David Thompson
2014 May Weather Chart


The official Jaltemba Bay Weather page was just updated to include all weather data collected through the month of May, and as you can see, summer temperatures are already upon us. I am amazed at the detailed information our weather instrument records for all of us to ponder. Here are a few observations...  Read More


June in Jaltemba Bay
by Christina Stobbs
Pink Sunset CS
June marks the beginning of the dizzyingly hot weather with temperatures often rising above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32°C) in the shade. However, the heat of June is not that uncomfortable, as the humidity is nowhere near the levels experienced in August and September. The days are for the most part hot and dry, and because the...  Read More


In Bloom: Lluvia de Oro (Golden
Shower Tree)
by Allyson Williams
Lluvia de Oro
Up until last week, I had only heard rumors about the infamous Lluvia de Oro tree. While driving from La Peñita to Rincón de Guayabitos, I noticed three bright yellow trees on the west side of the highway. Knowing that the Primavera trees were finished blooming, I suspected I might be in luck. Lluvia de Oro, also known as the Golden Shower...  Read More


In Season: Ciruelas (Mexican Plums)
by Allyson Williams
Updated June 1, 2014 -- Ciruelas, or Mexican plums, are abundant during the month of June. If you drive through any of the towns in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, you will likely notice small bare trees with smooth and shiny egg-shaped fruit prolifically protruding from their branches. You can typically find green, yellow, red and purple varieties...  Read More


Living in Mexico: A Survival Guide
by Crystal Blue
Living in Mexico Crystal Blue

I have been living in Mexico for a year and a half. In two short weeks we leave to make our way to the Marshall Islands to set up our next base camp. I have valuable insight. Life in Mexico can be amazing. If you approach it the right way. Here is a survival guide on how to make the most of living in Mexico, or at least... HOW TO SURVIVE.  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 
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 Familia Gonzalez
Casa de la Familia Gonzalez

Quiet and peaceful 4BR rental home located just 5 blocks from the beach. Sleeps up to 8 people, including children, and offers wonderful indoor and outdoor living spaces.  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 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 (345 visits)
Casa Encantada, Guayabitos (278 visits)
Casa Madre Perla, Los Ayala (269 visits)

Most Popular Businesses
Casa Imports, Guayabitos (377 visits)
Most Popular Real Estate
La Vita Condos, Guayabitos (249 visits)

Reservation Requests
183 requests received

Business Inquiries
33 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 area
Learn why you should list with Jaltemba Bay Life.
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
18 Young Local Women Off to University
with Jaltemba Bay Fashion Show Educational Grants
by Fashion Show Grant Committee
Fashion Show 2014
The 2014 Women to Women Fashion Show event in January is making a difference for the young women of Jaltemba Bay. Thanks to the generosity of all the supporters and guests, the Fashion Show (FS) had lots of funds to give away this year (see financial statement at end of article). The FS Grant Committee voted to use 70% of event proceeds to sponsor university level scholarships...  Read More


Rincón de Guayabitos Once Again Dishes Up its Hospitality for Motofiesta 2014
by David Thompson
Motofiesta Guayabitos 2014

Not to be outdone by previous years, this year's promoters chose the site directly across from the police station in Rincón de Guayabitos as their location for Motofiesta 2014. It proved to be an excellent venue for the thousands of bikers and fans that arrived from all across Mexico and beyond. The site had multiple entrances...  Read More


The "Limpiemos Nuestro México" (Let's Clean Up Our Mexico) Arrives in La Peñita, Riviera Nayarit
by Riviera Nayarit CVB
Clean the Beach Campaign, La Colonia
TV Azteca's domestic campaign, "Limpiemos Nuestro México" (Let's Clean Up Our Mexico), celebrated its sixth year on Sunday, May 25th. The Nayarit Ecologists Group requested to be part of this project, and thus participate with the cleanup of Nayarit. This civic association is dedicated exclusively to the operation of the El Naranjo Turtle Camp, which is located on the beach just north of La Peñita...  Read More


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