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Changes to vehicular traffic in the Central area of the city, will be undertaken from Thursday October 5 and until Saturday October 21. Reconstruction of the roadways, the repair of potholes and speed bumps, as well as the rehabilitation of nine pedestrian crossings where the pavement will be replaced by stamped concrete. Also, the…
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6 Month Tourist Visas Are Just That - Please Read

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INM Continues to Increase Enforcement of Restrictions on 6 Month “Tourist” Visas For people who do not track multiple expat forums from around Mexico, there are some real-world updates from around Mexico that are worth noting. Since their 2012 rule changes, INM has been gradually cracking down on foreigners' abuses of "tourist"…

Mexico Seizes Largest Ever Shipment of Fentanyl Drugs

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The pure Fentanyl by itself would have a street value of $1.2 billion, according to Drug Enforcement Agency numbers reported by El Financiero. A kilo of Fentanyl costs about $2,000 to produce and can reach a street value of up to $20 million. The pure fentanyl by itself would have a street value of $1.2 billion, according…
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New Highway Progress

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – According to the North Coast Regional Director of Tourism, José Ludwig Estrada Virgen, the Secretary of Communication and Transport (SCT) has announced that the first stretch of the Jala-Compostela highway, in the state of Nayarit, will open in time for the Semana Santa holidays.streaming Despicable Me…
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Mexico tequila maker has a good shot at turning agave waste into fuel. Instead of trying to make ethanol out of a food source, Herradura is attempting to create energy from their waste. One of Mexico’s most famous tequila companies, Herradura, hopes to turn into fuel the thousands of tonnes of waste it generates each year from the…

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Jaltemba Bay Holiday 2014 Dining Guide

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(Updated Dec. 24, 2014) – The holidays are almost upon us. To help you decide where to eat, drink and celebrate this season, we have begun compiling our annual Holiday Dining Guide. We will continue to update this list as we receive additional information, so check back often. Restaurant Owners: If you are holding a special…

Fall 2014 Restaurant Hours & Re-Opening Dates

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(Updated Nov. 24, 2014) – Fall is just around the corner, and local restauranteurs are starting to announce their hours and re-opening dates for the 2014-15 Season. We will continue to update this list as we receive additional information, so check back often. Casual Dining  |  Fine Dining  |  Cafes, Delis, Bakeries & Street…

NEW Monthly and Long Term Rental Options on Jaltemba Bay Life

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During the past 6 months, we have received a number of requests from our clients asking us for a way to advertise monthly and long term rentals... and when you ask, we listen. We have not only added a NEW Long Term Rental category to our Hotel & Rental Directory, but we've also added monthly rates, a room description field…

Spring/Summer 2014 Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide

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Updated July 30, 2014 – Summer has arrived, and many of our local cafes and restaurants adjust their hours to accommodate the annual dwindling of expats throughout the summer months. We will continue to update this list as we receive additional information about restaurant hours and seasonal closings, so check back often. *Restaurant…

Announcing Mr. Ribs Restaurant's 15th Anniversary and Party

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Next month, Mr. Ribs Restaurant in Rincón de Guayabitos will celebrate their 15-year anniversary. This family-owned business is well known for their unique wood-fired meats and flavorful mesquite-barbeque ribs and chicken. Delia y Jose Luis, the owners, would like to invite all of their American and Canadian friends to join them…

Jaltemba Bay Life Announces Readers' Top Recommendations for 2013

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Last year, our readers submitted 135 fabulous reviews for local restaurants, businesses, hotels and vacation rentals. If you haven't participated yet, please take a minute to write a review for your favorite places. It's fun, it's fast and you will not only help promote our local businesses, but you will also help other locals and visitors decide…

Jaltemba Bay Holiday 2013 Dining Guide

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The holidays are almost upon us and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers, families and friends a joyous holiday and a healthy and Happy New Year! To help you decide where to eat, drink and celebrate this season, we have once again compiled our annual Holiday Dining Guide. Happy Holidays from all…

Jaltemba Bay Life Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

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It's hard to believe that we announced Jaltemba Bay Life back on November 22, 2010. Three years have past and our original goal remains the same - to share the wealth of information we've learned while living here, and more importantly, to share our incredible love for the Jaltemba Bay area. We would like to thank everyone who uses…

Calling All Writers and Photographers (Amateur or Professional)

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Each issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life newsletter contains photos, stories, articles and information that we gather throughout the year. Our newsletter has become so popular in part because of our fabulous and dedicated contributors and readers. However, we are always in need of fresh material. Please send us your photos, personal stories,…

Announcing the NEW Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide

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For anyone who missed it, we interrupted our regular newsletter schedule to bring you some exciting news last week! We, at Jaltemba Bay Life, have totally revamped our restaurant and dining section. The NEW Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide includes the following categories so you can quickly decide where you want to eat, drink, celebrate that…

Fall 2013 Restaurant Hours & Re-Opening Dates

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Even though it's early in the season, our team (actually David) has managed to contact many of the local restaurant owners so we could compile this list of current and upcoming restaurant hours and re-opening dates: Currently Open: Beso del Sol Steak House, Guayabitos Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Dinner menu served Friday-Sunday. View…

An Alliance for Responsible Journalism

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As Banderas Bay, Jaltemba Bay and the surrounding communities continue to expand, it becomes increasingly challenging to bring you all the news in a clear, concise manner. And while Jaltemba Bay Life might be considered a little fish in the big sea of news and reporting, we are excited to announce that we have recently joined forces…

Spring and Summer Hours for Local Businesses

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It's that time of year when local businesses start to slow down, reduce their hours, and some even close for the summer. We will continue to update this list as we receive more information from business owners. Be sure to check Jaltemba Bay Folk for future updates. Backstreet Italian Restaurant: NOW CLOSED. Daniel will be open through…

Hamaca Maya in La Peñita is So Much More Than Just Hammocks

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Hamaca Maya may be known for their incredible selection of genuine Mayan hammocks, air chairs and accessories, but they also carry so much more. Hala, the owner, features a large variety of wonderfully creative and decorative items, whimsical Mexican Folk Art, Talavera tiles, tin mirrors, Mexican vanilla and other specialty gifts from…

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria's Cooking Classes Return This Season

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Ejidio, owner of El Gigio Italian Pizzeria in La Peñita, and his mother Comi Dolores, who is in town from Italy, are offering four special cooking classes in Italian cuisine during the month of February. Last season's classes were incredibly popular, so these upcoming classes should sell out quickly. Here is the Class Schedule: Class…

Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Jaltemba Bay

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Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away! Many local restaurants are offering dinner specials, so why not impress your valentine by making reservations to surprise her (or him). After all, a romantic dinner is the perfect way to say "I love you" (a nice bottle of wine or flowers, and a little chocolate for dessert wouldn't be a bad idea…

2012 Was a Busy Year for Our Readers & Advertisers

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The past year was a busy one, not only for us, but for our readers as well. We published 40 email newsletters during 2012 in which we shared a whopping 227 articles and photos via our new blog, and our newsletter subscribers grew from 1,015 to 1,500 during the year. The most popular articles were our two pet travel related stories, New…

Glassworks Studio Open House Update & New Class Schedule

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Glassworks Studio had a wonderful turnout for their Open House held this past Sunday, December 2 in La Colonia. In addition to several stained glass windows on display, attendees could also view samples of the beautiful handmade stepping stones, fused glass jewelry and pottery pieces that have been designed by Jo and her very creative…

Artist Mara Diaz is Adding a Little Color to Vista Guayabitos

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Nadia Cuevas, the manager at Vista Guayabitos Restaurant in Rincón de Guayabitos, has good reason to be excited. She decided she wanted to create a fresh and more colorful atmosphere, so she went to Puerto Vallarta to interview several artists. She decided to hire Mara Diaz, a young painter and PV native. Nadia says, "Her work is the…

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It has come to our attention that some email servers may be filtering emails from JaltembaBayLife.com to your "Spam," "Junk Mail" or "Bulk Mail" folder; or they could possibly be blocking them completely. Increasingly, email companies use filtering systems to keep unwanted spam out of your email Inbox. But sometimes, they accidentally…

Xaltemba Restaurant Opens

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This Tuesday, October 30th Xaltemba starts their 6th year serving dinner from 5pm to 10pm, with the official Day of the Dead Kick-Off on Friday, November 2nd. The community at large is invited to the annual Día de Los Muertos / Day of Dead Party with refreshments and appetizers in the Off Street Gallery across the street from the restaurant.…

What's NEW & Happening Around Town (updated weekly)

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There is so much going on in the Jaltemba Bay area. We update this section each week to include business openings and closings, new menu items and specials, updated class and music schedules, new hours and even changes in location. Also visit our Community Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming and ongoing events and Jaltemba Bay…

Jaltemba Bay Life Numbers are UP

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Between January and August 2012, Jaltemba Bay Life received more visits and pageviews than all of 2011 combined. So far this year, the number of visits are up a whopping 96% and pageviews are up 73% over last year, and the average number of new visitors is 43%. The majority of our visitors come from Mexico, Canada and the United States,…

Casa Cooking Announces Class Schedule for 2012-2013

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Debra Triplett and Betty Nuñez are excited to announce this season's schedule for their Casa Cooking Classes. In addition to their regular Thursday classes which include exciting new menus, they are offering Monday classes featuring traditional favorites. They have also added three Monday Market Overview Classes to the mix. The classes…

Albercas de Vallarta Has Moved

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On June 20, Albercas de Vallarta moved into their newly constructed store in Rincón de Guayabitos. This larger space has allowed them to increase their inventory. In addition to pool supplies and equipment, they now carry hardware items, including tools, nails, brushes, garden supplies and more. They are currently running a special…

Vista Guayabitos Has a New Look

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Vista Guayabitos Restaurant reopened last Wednesday after being closed for two weeks. During this break, they completely remodeled their restaurant. The lower balcony is now the main dining area and has seating for up to 40 people. They will be offering a smaller menu filled with chef's specialties, which we will unveil in a few weeks. The…

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Restaurant Seasonal Closings and Summer Hours

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Here is a list of restaurant hours and seasonal closings for the upcoming summer months... Open All Summer  Beso del Sol Steak House Open year round from 7:30am-9:30pm.  More Info El Rodeo Open daily from 6pm-midnight until April 14. After that, they are open Thursday through Saturday from 6-10pm. Las Brisas Closing from May 20-June…

Italian Cooking Classes are a Delicious Success

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This week on Monday and Wednesday, El Gigio Italian Pizzeria held two Italian cooking classes at our casa in Guayabitos. Egidio’s mother, “Mama Dolores” in fresh from Italy, conducted the classes with the able assistance of Fabio, one of Egidio and Marie’s long-time friends. On Monday, there were 15 participants; a nice…

Toñita's 26th Anniversary Celebration and Mexican Fiesta

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Sam, Toñita and their family and staff invite you to celebrate the 26th Anniversary of Toñita’s Restaurant. Tuesday, February 28, 2012 6-10pm Toñita III in La Peñita There will be live Mariachi, Ballet Folkloric and dancing horses. Dinner is either Chicken Breast with Mole or Chiles en Nogada. The party runs from 6-10pm and…

Xaltemba's 5th Year Anniversary Dinner Celebration

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Xaltemba Restaurant Cordially invites you to the 5th Year Anniversary Dinner Celebration Date: Tuesday, February 28 Time: 5-10pm Guest Chef: Betty Vásquez, Hotel Garza Canela, El Delfin Restaurant, San Blas, Nayarit Music: Los Frixoleros An Alumni of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, where She learned from great masters, Chef Betty Vázquez has…

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria Offers Italian Cooking Classes

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Ejidio, owner of El Gigio Italian Pizzeria in La Peñita, and his mother, Dolores who is in town for a few weeks from Italy, are offering two days of cooking classes in Italian cuisine. Comi Dolores was born in the province of Brindisi, Italy on October 28, 1952. From an early age, she had a passion for fine cuisine and culture. She attended…

Grilled Oysters, Seafood Chowder, Pizza and More at Los Compadres

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In case you just arrived or are looking for something fun to do, we want to remind you about the Oyster Bar at Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar. Every Friday from 4-9pm, you can head up the hill for Grilled Oysters and Peel & Eat Shrimp under the palapa by the pool. Or go another night to enjoy their regular menu and their incredible…

Need a Car Wash? WashanWear Will Come To You!

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WashanWear provides a mobile car washing service in the Jaltemba Bay area. They clean taxis, cars, vans, pickup trucks and all kinds of RV units including trailers and motor homes. They provide a reliable, courteous and economical service to our customers and Martin speaks English. For hours, location and more information, visit the WashanWear…

Where to Celebrate the Holidays in Jaltemba Bay

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If you haven’t already made plans for the upcoming holidays, here’s a list of what’s going on. Be sure to make your reservations soon! Christmas Eve (Dec. 24): Beso del Sol Steakhouse Dinner (choice of Filet Mignon, Roasted Pork Loin or Roasted Turkey) served with mashed potatoes, fresh veggies with basil, entree salad…

Casa Cooking Classes Really "Cook"

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I played hookey on Friday afternoon to attend my first Casa Cooking Class. The class focused on different types of tacos and the many salsas that accompany them. As Betty said, “Some people eat at a taco stand just because of the salsas they serve.” I happen to be one of “those” people. Since I do not eat beef…

Arnie's Silver Shop Reopens

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We are happy to report that Arnie’s Silver Shop, located on Avenida del Sol Nuevo in Guayabitos, reopened its doors on October 1st. If you follow the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum, you may remember us reporting that Arnie’s store was robbed on the evening of June 3rd. Three burglars broke in through a window in the rear of the store,…

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Vista Guayabitos

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Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. Vista Guayabitos will be offering their regular menu and karaoke music by Adan. A $100 pesos deposit is required. To make your reservation, call or email them via the Vista Guayabitos webpage. is ciprofloxacin a penicillin lexapro side effects men cheap cialis azithromycin 500 erfahrungen…