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October 7, 2015
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Welcome to all 2,966 newsletter subscribers!

In this issue: Learn about the recent flooding in La Peñita (and how you can help), antiquities discovered while remodeling the Guayabitos plaza, what's brewing at a local brewery, three exciting upcoming events and popular restaurant re-opening dates.

We also want take this opportunity to congratulate our neighbors to the south. The town of Sayulita was recently added to the list of Pueblos Magicos (Magical Towns) by the Mexico Tourism Board. Read more below.

Fall officially arrived two weeks ago and that means many of you will begin planning your winter escape. 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. 

Be sure to mark your calendars! Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, October 25 here in Mexico so remember to set your clocks back one hour. 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, and don't forget to check the current weather conditions on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather page.

With the high season quickly approaching, we will now return to our regular bi-weekly publishing schedule – so watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter to arrive in your Inbox on Wednesday, October 21 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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Featured Articles


Frigate Coming to the Feast

by Charles Boroughs

Taken on the beach in La Peñita.

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Heavy Rains Cause Flooding
and Damage in La Peñita

by Allyson Williams

The Jaltemba Bay area has experienced very heavy rains this week, which caused flooding as well as damage to homes and roads in several colonias in La Peñita. The flooding occurred without warning on Monday night.  Read More


Antiquities Uncovered while Remodeling Plaza in Guayabitos

by Josefina Espinoza Rodriguez

This past weekend, during a walkabout by the plaza reconstruction committee in Rincón de Guayabitos, Salvador Ambriz, Octaviano Figueroa and Rafaela Salazar, among others, discovered vases and domestic utensils partially buried in the dirt...  Read More


Sayulita Named “Pueblo Mágico”

by Riviera Nayarit CVB

The announcement came this past Friday, September 25, 2015 in Puebla during the 2nd Ferial Nacional Pueblos Mágicos, setting the stage for the tourism potential of this town to take off. The designation of Pueblo Mágico...  Read More


Two Upcoming International Gastronomy Events in Riviera Nayarit

by Riviera Nayarit CVB

Eating well is one of life’s greatest pleasures, that’s why we invite you to discover the textures, flavors, aromas and colors of our local gastronomy in two important culinary events to be celebrated in Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta.  Read More


Tianguis Lo de Marcos Looks Forward to the Season Ahead

by Armando Contreras

On Saturday, November 7, the Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for the season. imagine being able to buy such items as homemade cookies, custom made piñatas, handblown glass, clothing, unique artisan items, garden fresh...  Read More


There’s a Whole Lot Brewing in Guayabitos

by Allyson Williams

Craft beer fans get ready! Hornitas Brewing Company has already started brewing for the upcoming season. They have all six of their flagship styles perking away in fermenters – Los Ayala Amber, La Peñita...  Read More


Fall 2015 Restaurant Hours
& Re-Opening Dates

(Updated October 4, 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.


Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) – August / September 2015 News

by Valerie Bennett-Naquin

We are organizing the 1st J.E.E.P. Spay and Neuter Day on Sunday, October 11. The event will be held at the Hilltop Refugio and we will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Volunteers are needed. Come one, come all. Our two new local vets...  Read More


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

From the Past
Hala Hazzi, from Hamaca Maya in La Peñita, recently shared a link to an article we published back in 2012 on her Facebook page. It describes the intriguing story of one particular house that had been rented by several well-known locals. It got such a great response that we've decided to repost the 6-part series. We will share each part in an upcoming issue of our newsletter, so stay tuned.


Part 5: That Special Little House

by Christina & Robert Stobbs

Having traveled to Mexico for over 20 years and having talked about moving to Mexico for almost as many years, my husband Robert, likely because he was tiring of the same conversation, finally came up with a plan. Here is exactly what he said to me, “Alright, here is the deal, we will take one month off from work and rent a home...  Read More

This story is the fifth 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.
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. And don't forget to add your event... it's FREE!
Community Updates:
  • Check out a reader's new video for Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.)
In Other 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


Muro Suites

La Peñita

6 brand new rental suites with kitchen, tiled bathroom with shower, pillow top bed and private balcony overlooking the town. Monthly and long-term rentals only.  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

List YOUR Hotel or Rental Here

During the last 30 days, our hotel and rental advertisers have received over 300 reservation inquires. Add your hotel, home, condo or other vacation rental here to reach our entire community, plus hundreds of daily visitors.  Learn 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.

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.



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


Field of Dreams (Campo de Ensueño) Golf Club

El Monteón

The Campo de Ensueño course is approx. 1,700 yards long with 9 picturesque holes. There is a small Pro Shop with golf club and pull cart rentals. Daily, weekly or monthly rates, plus ladies' and mens' days. Full-service restaurant open daily.  Read More


Galván Real Estate and Services

Lo de Marcos

Their professional team has a solid 10-year track record and is experienced in real estate marketing, sales, rentals and property management. They have online portals in the US and Canada to provide their clients with the best exposure possible.  Read More


Landmark Security

Serving Jaltemba Bay

Land Mark Security offers 24/7 security monitoring to protect you and your family, home or business from invasion or theft. Your safety and home/ business security is their priority, and they want you to feel safe when at home or away.  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...
"Favorite Destination for my Pups!"
Read all reviews for Beach Dog Boarding & Salon, Lo de Marcos
"Always My First Stop"
Read all reviews for Materiales "Kiko", 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 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
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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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