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February 4, 2015
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Welcome to all 2,687 newsletter subscribers!

In this issue: Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we've got the scoop on where to wine and dine your sweetheart; we are sharing a stunning Photo of the Week submitted during the Best of Jaltemba Bay 2014 poll; and we have several local news stories, event updates and great business reviews as well.

To find out what else is happening, read through the information below and take a peek at our Event 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 18 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

Sunrise Splendor

by Jasmine Hohenstein

I am an early bird... hiking 15 km on the beach before breakfast and sunrise in the early morning! I never leave without my camera...  

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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


Progress Report on New Toll Road from Jala to Bucerias

by David Thompson

We decided to take a leisurely Sunday drive to view the progress of the new highway, which will eventually connect the Carretera #15D toll road, just south and west of Jala, with Carretera #200 near Bucerias. We departed Rincón de Guayabitos at 9am sharp and ventured north...  Read More


Jaltemba Bay Mourns the Loss of Lyle Brown, Guayabitos Resident

It is with great sadness, that we share the news of George Lyle Brown’s passing. Lyle, as he was known, parked his bus and his boat in a Rincón de Guayabitos trailer park for 30+ years. As soon as he discovered this area, he began offering tours to encourage other Canadians to come visit. Lyle was an avid fisherman, purveyor of tequila and a faithful sunset photographer.  Read More


La Colonia Soccer Team Receives Equipment Donation from Canada

by Dennis Parfitt

A group of 11 and 12 year old soccer (fútbol) players from La Colonia and their coach, Luis Tiki, were in for a treat. Gaetano Mauro, a technical coach for the Prince George Youth Soccer Association in Prince George, B.C., gave the boys jerseys, socks, cleats and balls all supplied by...  Read More


Tobogganning in La Peñita?

by Rob Erickson

There has to be some advantage to rain-slicked cobble-stone streets in La Peñita. An afternoon of rain provided a few young guys an opportunity to turn an old surfboard into a toboggan. Needless to say, the surfboard didn’t fair too well after a half hour of fun!  
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Jaltemba Bay Sunrise (and UFO Sighting?)

by Allyson Williams

It is a good morning indeed. After 4 straight days of rain, which brought us 4.6 inches (117.6 mm), the sun is peeking out and gardens around the bay are smiling. Heavy rains are very unusual during the winter months. After uploading these sunrise photos to my computer, I noticed some turquoise dots near the horizon.  Read More


The Jaltemba Bay Hiking Season “Blasts Off”

by John Berg

At the crack of dawn every Tuesday and Friday mornings, drowsy hikers throw aside blankets to emerge from their comfortable warm cocoons. They grab a small breakfast and hot cup of coffee before they make their way to the meeting point at the entrance to El Delfin Bungalows in Los Ayala to partake in the morning hike.  Read More


10th Annual Rincón de Guayabitos Cultural Arts Festival Begins This Weekend

by Riviera Nayarit CVB

The Guayabitos Hotel and Motel Association, together with the Nayarit Cultural Arts Center (CECAN, by its acronym in Spanish), invite one and all to the 10th Annual Rincón de Guayabitos Cultural Arts Festival. Following tradition, this series of events will take place every Saturday during the month of February 2015.  

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Special Needs Children Attend J.E.E.P.’s First Therapeutic Horseback Ride of 2015

by Valerie Bennett-Naquin

Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) kicked-off their first therapeutic horseback ride of the season on Wednesday, January 28, with 95 special needs children, parents and teachers in attendance. The children are part of the USAER program and were transported to the Hilltop Refugio from San Pancho, Lo de Marcos...  Read More


Another Successful Cancer de Mama Clinic 2015

by Susan Sloan

The annual 3-day Cancer de Mama Clinic was held this past weekend, January 30-February 1, 2015, at the La Peñita RV Park. At finally count, 488 ladies attended, of all ages with all kinds of needs, and hundreds of prosthetics, bras, hats and wigs went out the door with them.  Read More


Announcing the 2nd Annual Taste of Lo de Marcos

by Alonso Diaz

On Sunday, February 22, 2015, the Centro de Fiestas will be transformed into the 2nd Annual Taste of Lo de Marcos. In addition to live music, the event will feature foods from many restaurants ranging from casual to five-star dining and several artisanal booths with...  Read More


Valentine’s Day 2015 Dining Guide

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day around the corner. Here in Mexico, it is often referred to as “El Día del Amor y la Amistad,” because both love and friendship are celebrated on this day. Several restaurants are offering special menus and live music, so why not impress your valentine or dear friend by making reservations to surprise him or her. We will update this list as we learn more.  
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How to Use the Interactive Maps on Jaltemba Bay Life

It has come to our attention that many of our readers are unaware that Jaltemba Bay Life has detailed area maps available, and that some of you have never used an interactive online map before. This article is a step-by-step guide on how to use our town maps.
  1. What the Maps Look Like and What Information is Shown
  2. Where to Find our Interactive Maps
  3. How to Use the Map Legend
  4. How to Hover or Click to Find a Hotel, Business or Real Estate Listing
Read our step-by-step instructions
What's Happening
Upcoming Holidays & Events:
Visit our Event 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!

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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


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 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

List YOUR Hotel or Rental Here

During the last 30 days, our hotel and rental advertisers have received 390 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.

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. Her pharmacy is open to the public...  More


CIENI Language Schools

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...
"Nice People"  
Read all reviews for Jaltemba Transport, La Peñita

"Wonderful Evening of Great Food and Fun"  
Read all reviews for Don Porfirio Restaurant & BarGuayabitos

"Courteous, polite, helpful!"  
Read all reviews for Bodegon del PistoLa Peñita

"best car wash experience"  
Read all reviews for WashanWear, Guayabitos
"Installation of Internet equipment"  
Read all reviews for TCP Tecnología de Punta, La Peñita

"Cervesa at its best"  
Read all reviews for Hornitas Brewing CompanyGuayabitos
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 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


Tropical Manor House

Los Ayala  |  $299,990 USD

This 3BR modern Mexican-style home captures the ocean and mountain views perfectly. Beautiful hillside location, with a short walk to town and beach. Can be operated as a B&B, providing extra income for those inclined. Fully furnished and priced to sell quickly.  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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