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April 15, 2015
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Welcome to all 2,816 newsletter subscribers!

In this issue: We know, we know... we said we weren't going to publish a newsletter this week, but we have several time sensitive events and news articles to share. Our next issue will be out in three weeks, and then we'll go to a monthly publication schedule after that (the first Wednesday of the month) for the summer. 

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, May 6 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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Photo of the Week

Punting on the Estuary in La Peñita

by Bea Rauch

I captured this brother/sister duo on their Sunday afternoon outing. The little girl looked like a princess, minus the royal wave. Taken near the “Bridge of Life” from our rooftop casita in La Peñita.

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Now it's your turn! Submit your photos along with a photo title, the photographer’s name, a detailed description of what the photo is (the longer, the better) and where you took it. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to lately. Learn how to submit your photos here.

Featured Articles


Las Varas-Puerto Vallarta Highway to be Built by Carlos Slim Partnership

by David Thompson

A dream long cherished by thousands of residents and visitors to the region started becoming a reality back on January 29th, when the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) gave its approval for the construction of the Las Varas-Puerto Vallarta Highway.  Read More


"Operación Salvavidas (Operation Lifesaver) Semana Santa 2015" in Action in Rincón de Guayabitos

by Jaltemba Bay Life Team

The Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR) has initiated "Operación Salvavidas Semana Santa 2015" (Operation Lifesaver) on beaches and in tourist destinations along the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Naval officers will be posted to provide first aid and medical attention during Semana Santa (Easter break), from March 28 through April 12.  Read More


Almost the End of Quadding Season in Mexico for us "Norteños"

by Karen Nagy

As we approach the end of our winter here in Mexico, with most of our quadding buddies having already headed to locations north, we realize we don't have many more quad rides left this side of summer. Yesterday Carole Thacker lead us on a jaunt over the mountains through the coffee fields where we've been many times...  Read More


Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) – March 2015 News

by Valerie Bennett-Naquin

What’s next, Doggie Day Care? Just kidding, but our dog and cat rescue operation has greatly expanded, so we are looking for visiting vets to volunteer their time to help spay and neuter our rescue dogs and cats. Come enjoy Mexico, while volunteering your time for a great cause!  Read More


16th Annual Guayafest Rolls into Guayabitos this Weekend

by Riviera Nayarit CVB

Guayafest is one of the most traditional anchor events in Rincón de Guayabitos. Now in its 6th year, the activities will run from April 18-19, extending the high occupancy rates begun by Easter and Holy Week to over 85%.

This is reason enough for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Groups and Events Department to lend their full support towards the organization of this family-friendly event, which is expecting well over 1,000 attendees this year, many of them Volkswagen enthusiasts looking to exhibit their vehicles in what has traditionally been a very colorful competition.  Read More


Motofiesta Guayabitos 2015
Dates Announced

by Jaltemba Bay Life Team

Event organizers just announced that the 10th Annual Motofiesta Guayabitos 2015 is scheduled for June 12-14, 2015. Each year, hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of visitors ride in from around the country. Motofiesta was born from the desire to give motorcycle enthusiasts...  Read More


Rob’s Ramblings: Semana
Santa 2015

by Rob Erickson

By Sunday morning, many families and bus loads of tourists were packing and heading north on Hwy. 200 after a very busy weekend in Jaltemba Bay. Many local business owners felt this was one of the busiest Semana Santa weekends they have seen in a few years.  
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Pet Travel Tips & Regulations

by Allyson Williams

Reminder: If you are traveling back to the US or Canada, make sure you understand what paperwork is needed to take your pet out of the country. 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


Spring / Summer 2015 Restaurant Hours

(Updated April 5, 2015) – Spring is here, and many of our local cafes and restaurants will begin adjusting their hours to accommodate the annual dwindling of expats during this time of year. We will continue to update this list as we receive additional information about restaurant hours and seasonal closings, so check back often.  More

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

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

List YOUR Hotel or Rental Here

During the last 30 days, our hotel and rental advertisers have received 251 reservation inquires. Add your hotel, home, condo or other vacation rental here to reach our entire community, plus hundreds of daily visitors.  
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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.

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


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...

"Highly Recommended"
Read all reviews for Jaltemba Transport, La Peñita

Read all reviews for Rancho Grande Restaurant Bar, La Cuata (Las Varas)

"Casa de Valeria"
Read all reviews for Casa de Valeria, La Peñita

"Excellent Dining in Los Ayala"
Read all reviews for Santo Remedio Restaurant, Los Ayala
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 a golf course, day spa, yoga retreat, swimming pools, restaurant, event center, helipad, botanical gardens, seasonal waterfall and jungle walking paths.  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 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


Casa del Tesoro 

Los Ayala  |  $719,000 CDN

Stunning home overlooking Los Ayala with gourmet kitchen, salt water pool and three separate living quarters: Main House with 1BR, Casita and extra 1BR Suite for family or rental space. Furnished with high-end fixtures and custom cabinets and furniture. Price just reduced to $719,000 CDN (approx. $575,000 USD)  More


Casa Paloma 

Guayabitos  |  $269,000 USD

This lovely 3BR home has 3 full baths and is located in the quiet residential zone. There is a lush backyard garden with room for a swimming pool, plus a large separate Casita for family and friends, or extra rental income. Property is furnished and move in ready. Close to park, tennis court, bridge to La Penita and 5 minutes from the beach. Price just reduced from $310,000 USD.  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 Event Calendar. Add your event... it's free!

Get even more information on our Forum and Blog.
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