San Blas is Latin America’s Birdwatching Paradise

The port of San Blas was founded in the year 1768 by decree of King Charles III, crowned head of Spain. This year, this small town located just 2 hours and a half from Nuevo Vallarta (and just 90 minutes from Rincón de Guayabitos), will celebrate its 245th year. San Blas and its environs are well known for the amazing concentration…

The Humpbacks are Back!

Every year, the humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) choose the Riviera Nayarit for a little R&R. They generally arrive towards the end of October, led by the “explorer,” a mature male that appears a few weeks before the rest of the pod to scope out the area, emitting a series of complex sounds that can be heard by the other…

Jaltemba Bay Life Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

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…

Rob's Ramblings: Sailing to Las Islas Marietas

After a busy 3½ day Spay & Neuter Clinic in Rincón de Guayabitos, with 243 animals sterilized and consultations performed, the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) Team took the day off to unwind on Islas Marietas (Marieta Islands) in Banderas Bay on Monday, November 18. Thirty-five team members sprung for a day on the "Ally Cat,"…

The Newly Remodeled Las Brisas Restaurant in La Peñita Re-Opens its Doors

Tiki and his wife Sonia re-opened the doors to Las Brisas Restaurant on Saturday afternoon for the first time since May 20th. They decided to do a complete remodel almost exactly 6 months ago in part due to the work being done on the new malecón in La Peñita. Tiki knew he needed to do something radical since he lost the use of his…

Ants Be-Gone!

Have you ever posted a homemade recipe to get rid of ants? I have a great one and as you can see from the pic – it works to attract them. This pic was taken about 20 minutes after I put out the trap. They take the food home to the mother and nest, and it kills them. I was good for days and days and then another colony found their way…
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JBAR Las Varas 2013 Spay & Neuter Clinic Update

A few JBAR team members made the trip to Las Varas this week to help with the second JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic of the season. While this particular clinic was organized by JBAR, it was sponsored and financially funded by Dr. Carla Bell from Saseenos Veterinary Services of Sooke, BC. It was an interesting change for the northern team…

Nature's Brilliance

These photos were taken on the beach in Rincón de Guayabitos on one of the days we slowed down enough to share Mother Nature's paintings. I have taken dozens of images of beautiful sunsets and they consistently remind me of my need to slow down and wonder at the miracle that we can sometimes take for granted. Hopefully this season will…

Rob's Ramblings: Bang for your Buck - JBAR Spay & Neuter Clinic

I recently read an article in my northern home's local newspaper about an animal welfare charity offering $157,920 CDN to sterilize and ear-tattoo 1,500 cats (just over $100 per cat) over the next two years. This service will be provided to low income families wanting to sterilize their pets. These figures make our statistics for sterilizing…

What is International Medical Insurance and Why Purchase from International Insurance Group (IIG)?

Did you know that most US and Canadian healthcare plans do not provide coverage for overseas travelers? Did you also know that any medical treatment you receive while on vacation or living in Mexico including doctor visits, hospital stays, medication and emergency transportation are the responsibility of the traveler, and in most cases…

Our Car Importation Adventure

Last year, on renewal of our immigration status and with changes in the Mexican immigration law, we were required to give up our temporary residency status (old FM3 / new Residente Temporal) and switch to permanent residency (old FM2 / new Residente Permanente). We accepted that change, knowing one of the consequences was that, as permanent…

Suites Vista's New Luxury Condos Offer a Spectacular View of Jaltemba Bay

Fourteen years ago, Beto Cuevas purchased a large plot of land on the very south end of Rincón de Guayabitos. Beto's dream was to build a restaurant there that took advantage of the property's spectacular view. He immediately began planting trees and flowering tropical plants to enhance the property. Ten years later, in March 1993, his…

J.E.E.P. Rescued Horses Get Branded

The Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.) rescue horses in La Peñita had a special visitor on Friday afternoon. Dr. David El Fego Flores Alcalde, a veterinarian from Zacatecas, came to brand the horses using a “new to the area” method. Instead of marking the animals with a red-hot branding iron like we are used to seeing in…
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Las Tres Amigas "Kick off the Season with Tapas and Sangria"

Las Tres Amigas invite you to "Kick off the Season with Tapas and Sangria" on Monday, November 18 between 4:30-6:30pm at El Panorama Villa Hotel B&B in La Peñita. Celebrate Revolution Day, visit with old friends and make new ones as you sip sangria and try some tasty tapas. We might even throw in a beautiful sunset! (Not a wine…
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Donations Needed for Posada Navideña 2013 in La Peñita

Posada Navideña 2013 is a celebration for all the children of La Peñita de Jaltemba and the surrounding area. We are looking for donations of sweets, piñatas, toys and any financial support to prepare a snack and bring SANTA CLAUS. We hope you can help us. We look forward to your prompt response and we invite you to enjoy the smiles…
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Announcing the 1st Annual JBAR "Pals & Paws Beach Walk"

This will be a fun beach walk to raise funds for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR)'s tireless efforts to improve our animal community. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs (and baggies) along for the walk. Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 Start Time: 8:30 am Location: The walk will begin at the north end of Rincón de Guayabitos…

New Mural in Rincón de Guayabitos

This beautiful new mural in Rincón de Guayabitos was completed during the summer months. It is located along Avenida del Sol Nuevo near the intersection of Calle Huanacaxtle. The mural is painted on the wall of the pumping station where the road opens up (no median), almost across the street from Posada Real Hotel. by Lyle Brown Click…

Veteran's & Remembrance Day 2013 at Field of Dreams Golf Course

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary…