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October 21, 2015
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Welcome to all 2,982 newsletter subscribers!

In this issue: This week's newsletter is little lighter than usual article-wise, but we have several upcoming events and restaurant re-openings for you to read about, as well as a few new business listings (including painting classes and the much anticipated new movie theater)... and stay tuned, because we have a BIG surprise in store!

Reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, October 25 here in Mexico, so remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. Keep in mind that the ten US/Mexico border municipalities do not "fall back" until Sunday, November 1 along with the United States and Canada.  

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

If you plan on driving, please note that you must purchase Mexican auto insurance before crossing the border (we have two of the most popular auto insurance companies listed on our website). If you are traveling with pets, be sure to check out our Pet Travel Tips to learn about current regulations and required documents. 

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.

Watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter to arrive in your Inbox on Wednesday, November 4 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.


Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter

Featured Articles


La Vida del Pescador

by Carl Hill

On this occasion, the fishermen’s nets produced little beyond a fiesta for Brown Pelicans and Magnificent Frigate Birds. Taken June 2015.

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Guayabitos Plaza Closed during Construction

by David Thompson

The current plaza remodeling project in Rincón de Guayabitos is a little behind schedule. All of the planters are now outlined with cement block borders and will be plastered and painted...  Read More


Fall 2015 Restaurant Hours
& Re-Opening Dates

(Updated October 19, 2015) – Fall is just around the corner, and local restaurants are starting to announce their hours and re-opening dates for the 2015-16 Season. We will continue to update this list as we receive additional information, so check back often.  More

Restaurant Owners: Please contact us if you want your information listed here.


Part 6: Our First Home on the
Bay of Jaltemba

by Linda Youcha

It was late March in the year 2006 and my husband Victor and I had finally made the big move to Mexico. One year earlier, having sold our business in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN and spent 3 months...  Read More

This story is the last in a 6-part series. Click here to read “Enchanting Little House in La Peñita: The Intro” to learn how this story came to fruition.


Pet Travel Tips & Regulations

by Allyson Williams

Regardless of whether you cross the border by land, air or sea, you are required to follow the same basic guidelines. Be sure to view our Pet Travel Tips to learn about the current regulations for Mexico, the US and Canada.  Read More
What's Happening
Upcoming Holidays & Events:
Visit our event calendar to view tours, classes, sporting events, music, restaurant specials and other events posted by business owners and event organizers. If you have an upcoming event, post it and we'll share it in the next issue.

Local News:

Featured Hotels & Vacation Rentals

No matter whether you’re looking for an upscale resort, all-inclusive hotel, beachfront vacation rental home, quaint Bed & Breakfast or RV park for your rig – here at Jaltemba Bay Life, there’s something for everyone and every budget.


Condos Casa Rey

Los Ayala

8 spacious oceanfront condos with granite countertops, stainless appliances, satellite TV, WiFi, daily maid service, laundry room, outdoor barbecue and swimming pool.  More


Playa Las Tortugas Resort Community

Playa Las Tortugas

12 luxury villas set on a spectacular 10-mile stretch of pristine beach. Unwind, recharge and enjoy a vacation experience (or weekend getaway) like no other.  More


Los Compadres Resort  

La Peñita

Hilltop resort with 1-2 bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens, private balconies and views of the entire bay. Pool, restaurant and bar. Stay for a week, month or longer.  More


Paradise Apartments

La Peñita

6 studio apartments with kitchen and private bath (sleeps 2-4), swimming pool and ocean view terrace. Located 3 blocks from beach. Monthly and long-term rentals.  More


Still looking for the perfect place? Our easy-to-use Hotel & Rental Directory 
allows you to search by property type, rate, amenities and location.
Shop. Dine. Play. Stay. Local.
Our A-Z Directory includes a list of LOCAL businesses, restaurants, services, activities, attractions, hotels, vacation rentals, real estate, community groups, maps and more.  

Every time you spend your pesos at local businesses or buy locally-produced goods and services, you're choosing to reinvest in our community, creating more jobs and a stronger economy.

Buy Local... and give back to our community!
Find a doctor, mechanic, coffee shop, groomer, laundry, garden center,
builder or grocery store fast using our A-Z Local Directory now.

Deals & Specials

For those of you still dreaming about basking in the sun, sipping margaritas and running your toes through the sand, you can find some of the great deals currently being offered by local hotels, rentals and businesses. Deals, discounts and specials are added daily, so check back often.


  • Transportación Turística Guayabitos, Guayabitos
    Now offering a 15% Discount on all airport pickups in October 2015.
  • Casa Ayala Beach House, Los Ayala
    Received a cancellation for January and February. Act quick to book this 3BR, 2BA beachfront home perfect for families and groups up to 20 people

Featured Restaurants, Shops & Businesses

Please support these and other local businesses that make our website possible through their advertising. Thank you!


Lewis & Lewis Insurance Agency, Inc.

Santa Monica, California

The best Mexican auto insurance since 1983. Offering annual, 6 month, 90 day and 30 day policies for your automobile, truck, SUV, van, motorhome, motorcycle, home, condominium, medical, yacht, boat and more.  More


Mexico Insurance Online /
International Insurance Group, Inc.

Flagstaff, Arizona

Providing travelers, snowbirds and expats with the best Mexico insurance coverage since 1999, including auto, RV, home, watercraft and international medical insurance. Click for an online quote today.  More


Cinema Guayabitos


Cinema Guayabitos is a brand new movie theater located in the heart of Rincón de Guayabitos. We have three screens, each with 110 seats, and a refreshment area with popcorn, candy, ice-cold soft drinks and more showtime snacks.  Read More


Donna's Studio


Donna Dickson is offering weekly classes in watercolors, oils or acrylics in her new studio in Guayabitos beginning in November. Donna is an experienced painter and has taught professionally for over 30 years. Her classes are designed for beginners and advanced painters, and both short or long-term options are offered.  Read More


Find a complete list of businesses in our A-Z Local Directory.
Reader's Reviews

Did you enjoy a great meal, find a great deal or get great service? Why not take a few minutes to write a recommendation for your favorite places to help other locals and visitors in their trip planning and research. Here's what people are saying...
"One of the highlights of my vacation"
Read all reviews for Casa Cooking Classes, La Peñita
See who's received the most reviews so far for 2015!

Real Estate Listings 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. Learn how to list your Real Estate.


La Vita Condos

Guayabitos  |  Starting at $350,000 USD

14 brand new luxury condos with granite counters, porcelain flooring, fine architecture and woodwork, glass elevator, swimming pool, off-street parking, security guard and more. Stop by and view our models today!  

Prices are now in Canadian Dollars (approximately 20% discount).


Vista Encantada Eco-Club

El Divisadero / Chacala  |  $69,000-$349,000 USD
This gated community offers oceanview lots, homes and condos at affordable pre-construction prices. Amenities include golf course, day spa, yoga retreat, swimming pools, restaurant and helipad.  More 

Ask about pre-construction specials now being offered!


Casa Tequila  

Guayabitos  |  $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 master suite, four private guest rooms, spacious kitchen, bar area, living room, indoor and outdoor dining areas and an incredible oceanfront pool.  More


Casa Paloma  

Guayabitos  |  $229,000 USD

Lovely 3BR home located in the quiet Residential Zone. It is is decorated with Mexican motif throughout, and most furniture is included so this property is ready to move in anytime. There is also a large separate studio Casita that can be used for friends, family or extra rental income.  More
Recent Articles

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Discover More of Jaltemba Bay

Whether you're visiting for the first time or live here full time, Jaltemba Bay Life has everything you need to know...

Finding the perfect place to stay is easy using our informative Hotel & Rental Directory.


Find a doctor, realtor, builder, mechanic, taxi, laundry, grocery store or retail shop fast using our 
A-Z Business Directory.

What's good? Read our Reader's Reviews.

From fishing and whale watching, tennis and yoga, to hiking and day trips. View all Tours and Activities.

Towns & Maps
Learn all about our towns and beaches and view our interactive maps

Need help planning your trip? Check out our Travel TipsGetting Here and Live Weather.


Search our Dining Guide to decide where to eat, drink 
or dance the night away.



View local events, holidays, festivals, fundraisers and more on our Event Calendar. Add your event... it's free!

Get even more information on our Forum and Blog.
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