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August 5, 2015
Photo of the Week: Un Momento Tranquilo
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Welcome to all 2,894 newsletter subscribers!
Mother Nature finally brought us some much needed rain. However, we've received only 264 mm (10.4 inches) during June-July compared to 594 mm (21.5 inches) last year. You can view current weather conditions and historical data on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather page. 

Can't stand the heat? We've shared some tips to help you survive the summer here in Jaltemba Bay below... as well as a sneak peek into ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise" which was filmed in Sayulita and debuted this past weekend. 

Watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter to arrive in your Inbox on Wednesday, September 2 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


Un Momento Tranquilo

by Carl Hill

This photo captured a moment of calm during the first big storm this June. Taken from the rooftop of our house in the Zona Residencial in Rincón de Guayabitos.  Read More

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ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” was filmed in Sayulita

by Riviera Nayarit CVB

US TV network ABC announced the launch of the second season of the top reality show in the nation, Bachelor in Paradise, which kicked off in a two-night event on August 2-3. The new location, Playa Escondida (Hidden Beach), is described as “one of the secret gems of the Riviera Nayarit coast and the home...  Read More


Surviving the Summer in Jaltemba Bay – The Rewards & Challenges

by Christina Stobbs

For me, the rainy season brings both rewards and challenges, some of which I shall recount here. You be the judge and decide which is which. Let’s begin with the glorious greening of the surrounding countryside, the cooling off effect of the rains (as temporary as that is), and the re-emergence of a number of unusual critters.  Read More


7 Reasons to Visit San Blas

by Riviera Nayarit CVB

There are more than 7 reasons to visit San Blas, but it’s such a magical number that we dared pick just that many elements to describe the Historic Port of San Blas. A word of warning: we intentionally left out the Muelle de San Blas (San Blas Dock) and its famous madwoman, but there’s plenty more for you to enjoy below.  Read More


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

by Valerie Bennett-Naquin

We’re expecting a baby! Meet the proud new parents, Sedona and Pinto. Since school has been out, the Junior Trainers have been up to the Hilltop Refugio, without us asking, to help complete the daily chores. In addition to equine education, these Junior Trainers are also learning leadership skills and have elected a new Board...  Read More


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

by Valerie Bennett-Naquin

We will be offering multiple new volunteer activities for the upcoming season, something for everyone: Bingo night, bartenders, dog walking, dog/cat kennel cleaning, fundraisers, dog bathing, our new store and of course all the current activities for the equine therapy and horse/stable care. Get active in the Nayarit community. The rewards are amazing!  Read More


In Bloom: Lluvia de Oro
(Golden Shower Tree)

by Allyson Williams

Up until last week, I had only heard rumors about the infamous Lluvia de Oro tree. While driving from La Peñita to 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.  Read More

Don't miss these other plants in bloom:


Jaltemba Bay Mourns the Loss
of Brian Emmons, Guayabitos Resident

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Brian Emmons in Rincón de Guayabitos, Mexico. Born and raised in Calgary, he was employed with Precision Drilling Ltd. for many years. Brian and his wife Barbara (Bobi), (nee Barker), moved to Mexico 12 years ago...  Read More


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 July 11, 2015) – Summer is here and many of our local cafes and restaurants have adjusted their hours to accommodate the annual dwindling of expats during this time of year. We will continue to update this list as we receive new information about restaurant hours and seasonal closings, so check back often.  More

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

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 3: Hammock in the Sala

by Barbara Higgins

A hammock in the sala??? How can this be??? I am sure these were the words of our dueña Alcira when we first moved into #60 Calle Mazatlan. I had just arrived in Mexico and a (kinda like) family member took us right to this little doll house and we rented it…  
Read More

This story is the third 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:
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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 187 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


Landmark Security

Serving Jaltemba Bay

Land Mark Security offers 24/7 home security monitoring. We can protect you and your family from home invasion, theft and other critical situations. Your safety and home/business security is our priority, and it's our job to ensure that you feel safe when at home or away. We work in partnership with the local authorities...  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...
"Great place!"
Read all reviews for Don Porfirio Restaurant & Bar, Guayabitos
"Love this place!"
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  |  $885,000 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. Just reduced
from $1M.  More
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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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