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January 21, 2015
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Welcome to all 2,651 newsletter subscribers!

In this issue: The results are finally in for the Best of Jaltemba Bay 2014; we are excited to unveil another new town webpage and a stunning hidden luxury resort by the same name; new cooking classes are back by popular demand; we have a friendly new doctor on board; and Barbies and vintage beer/brewery signs are up for auction for a very good cause.

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

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

Photo of the Week

Bait Fishing on the Estuary

by Ken Rauch

Photo of the local fishermen bait fishing in the estuary. Timing was perfect. Taken near the “Bridge for Life” from our rooftop casita in La Peñita.  

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Best of Jaltemba Bay 2014 "Results"
During the last month, hundreds of our readers, home/business owners, locals and visitors clicked to vote for their favorite area restaurants, businesses, hotels, vacation rentals, community groups, beaches and activities in the Jaltemba Bay Life 1st Annual Best of Jaltemba Bay 2014 poll. The competition was neck and neck, and we'd like to thank everyone who participated and made this a fun and friendly competition.

Our team has painstakingly sorted and tallied all your votes and without further adieu...

(drum roll please...)

Announcing the Best of Jaltemba Bay 2014!


Discover Playa Las Tortugas

We are thrilled to unveil the new Discover Playa Las Tortugas webpage to help promote what is undeniably one of the most beautiful beaches around. This spectacular unspoiled 10-mile stretch of beach is located near the small town of Platanitos, and a lovely 70-minute drive from Rincón de Guayabitos. 

At the north end, you'll find the Playa Las Tortugas Resort, a small beachfront community with just over a dozen individually-owned luxury villas set along a former coconut plantation. The quiet pristine beach is shared with a sea turtle conservation camp where guests can participate in the preservation of endangered sea turtles, as well as a protected mangrove estuary for resident and wintering water birds, turtles and crocodiles. 

If you haven't been here recently, pack a lunch, some beach chairs, a frisbee and beach toys or a good book, and enjoy this magical place.  

Featured Articles


Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) December 2014 News and Pony Up! for J.E.E.P. Invitation

by Valerie Bennett-Naquin

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Pony Up! for J.E.E.P. Fundraiser and please consider a donation to the silent auction. We will be hosting a BBQ complete with music, entertainment and a silent auction with some vintage beer/brewery signage and other goodies.  Read More / View Auction Items


KinderAide Needs Donations to Relocate Kinder School in La Colonia, Nayarit

by Allyson Williams

While overseeing KinderAide's three recent shade structure projects, Jane Fellows (Miller) stumbled across a teeny tiny make-shift school set up at the very back of a driveway in La Colonia, Nayarit, Mexico. After making their way down the long narrow drive and ducking under zip-zagging laundry lines, she could see a young woman and a handful of children.  Read More


Fashion Show Attendees Can Bid on Barbies!

by Geri de Moss

All attendees of the 12th Annual Mujeres a Mujeres Fashion Show on January 27th in La Peñita will have a chance to bid on one or both of the Barbie Bride and Groom sets pictured here. Don’t miss this marvelous opportunity to become the proud owner, while making a donation to this worthy cause.  
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What's Happening
Upcoming Holidays & Events:
Visit our online calendar to view more events, tours, classes, music and restaurant specials posted by business owners and event organizers. And don't forget to add your event... it's FREE!

Local News:
  • In case you missed it, there is great photo story about Bazooka Bill and Nurse Vicky's Adventure to Mesillas Part 1 on Jaltemba Bay Folk (forum)
Community Updates:
  • A new Los Amigos project called ‘Café Ingles’ will allow students to practice English and Spanish
  • Las Tres Amigas welcomed the lords, ladies and the rest of the kingdom to their Mediaeval Feast

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


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


Playa Las Tortugas Resort

Playa Las Tortugas

Beachfront resort community with 12 luxury villas set on a spectacular 10-mile stretch of pristine beach. Unwind, recharge and enjoy a vacation experience like no other!  More

List YOUR Hotel or Rental Here

During the last 30 days, our advertisers have received 323 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.

Hotel & Rental Deals

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 and vacation rentals. Deals, discounts and specials are added daily, so check back often.
View all Deals & Specials now!

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


Casa Cooking Classes

La Peñita

Betty Nuñez and Debra Triplett invite you to join them for their 5th Season of Casa Cooking Classes... with exciting new menu options, new private/group cooking classes and a new location. Betty is also offering catering for parties and special events.  More


Dra. Lidia Ana Flores
(Consultorio Médico)

La Peñita

Dra. Flores has been practicing medicine locally for 27 years and speaks English. She is available for medical consultations, vaccinations and office visits every day except Sundays. Her pharmacy is located in the same building and is open to the public during business hours.  More



La Peñita, Lo de Marcos and Las Varas

CIENI Language Schools provide both personalized education and conversation-based classes in Spanish, English and French, as well as Spanish immersion programs. They have three convenient locations in Nayarit, Mexico.  More


Find a complete list of businesses in our A-Z 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...
"Wow A Great Afternoon For Beer Tasting"  
Read all reviews for Hornitas Brewing CompanyGuayabitos
"Great food and view"  
Read all reviews for Vista Guayabitos Restaurant & Bar, Guayabitos
"You can get anything you want..."  
Read all reviews for Tianguis Market in La Peñita

"Delicious Food and Great Entertainment"  
Read all reviews for Latitude 21 Bar & RestaurantGuayabitos

"Great Night!"  
Read all reviews for Mr. Ribs RestaurantGuayabitos

"They treat you like family!"  
Read all reviews for Transportación Turística GuayabitosGuayabitos
"Love the Lava Bowl Fajita"  
Read all reviews for Don Porfirio Restaurant & BarGuayabitos
See who received the most reviews for 2014!

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 wood work, glass elevator, swimming pool, off-street parking, security guard and more. Stop by and view our models today!  


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 a golf course, day spa, yoga retreat, swimming pools, restaurant, event center, helipad, botanical gardens, seasonal waterfall and jungle walking paths.  More 


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 third floor master suite, four private guest rooms, spacious kitchen, bar area, living room, indoor and outdoor dining areas perfect for entertaining and an incredible oceanfront pool.  More

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 Community Calendar. Add your event... it's free!

Get even more information on our Forum and Blog.
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