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Spencer Tunick's Nudes In The Seaweed

Famed New York nudes photographer, Spencer Tuncik, decided to take advantage of the huge quantities of sargassum seaweed that have been washing up on the Caribbean beaches of Quintana Roo. He got together a group of willing enthusiasts and proceeded to the beach for a spontaneous photo shoot. His work is geared toward informing the…
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New Mango Processing Plant in Nayarit

Nayarit plans to construct an industrial mango handling plant by 2021 and will process about 2 million tons per season. The intention of the project is that it will initially collect and market the fruit to be packaged and exported to countries in Europe and Asia, with the safety specifications that are required, thus improving the…
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AMLO Proposes Building 100 New Universities

One of the proposals announced by the winner of the presidential election Andrés Manuel López Obrador in educational matters is to create 100 public universities in the country during his term. Although the strategy has not been detailed, in no country in Latin America has something similar been achieved. During 14 years of Luiz…
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CAFÉ PEÑITA DE OCCIDENTE - Coffee Roasters in La Peñita

CAFÉ PEÑITA DE OCCIDENTE are our local coffee roasters. This not going to be a history of roasting nor a history of the family involved. This is a casual observation from this afternoon. Upon driving by a couple days ago, I noticed a lot of smoke coming from their rooftop coffee cup.(see photo without smoke.) Today, I got lucky,…
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Around Town, With No Particular Place To Go

Just in case you didn't get my innuendo, the title of this is the title of a song. In case you haven't been paying attention, there have been some disparaging remarks, on the forum, made about the prices of cerveza around here. In the past, we have enjoyed some rather inexpensive prices on our adult beverages provided by Corona and…
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Finally, My Ever Delayed Highway Progress Report.

Today being Sunday, and that is the best day to traverse the new highway because there are no workers, I ventured out to the highway project to see what progress had been made since Jim and I went snooping last year. Being overly optimistic, I started by driving up the Alta Vista road to see how the two roads were going to meet.(Overpass-Underpass?)…
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President Elect AMLO Proposes Historic Cuts to Government Spending

  Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented 12 priority law reforms for the fourth transformation of Mexico and he hoped that in the future they would not need more. After meeting yesterday with a group of lawmakers from the three parties that make up the coalition that swept him to a landslide victory on July 1, López Obrador…
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Biodegradable Plastic Made From Nopal Juice

Guadalajara (Mexico) .- With the juice of the cactus, a plant of the family of cacti and the basic ingredient in Mexican cuisine, a Mexican academic has created a biodegradable natural plastic that can reduce pollution. Sandra Pascoe, from the University of Valle de Atemajac (Univa) in Guadalajara, western Mexico, developed…

The Trio Will Now Compete for the Hult Prize Global Final

This article is courtesy of El Financiero Three Tecnológico de Monterrey students developed ' Harvest ', a wastewater purification system that also produces electricity, and now they are on their way to London to accelerate their project. Joel Garzafox and Rodrigo Chinchilla (22 years old) and Jaime García (23) won the national…
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Mexico's First Malting Company Supplying Craft Brewers

Altiplano is Mexico's new malting plant. First, I would like to offer some basics in beer making:  The three must have ingredients are water, yeast and malted barley. Others added to change flavors and characteristics are strictly a personal preference. Yeast and water, being very important to the flavors and profiles, barley is where…
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Casquito de Vallarta, Newly Discovered Species of Turtle

JALISCO .- "Casquito de Vallarta" is very vulnerable to disappear due to the urban growth of Puerto Vallarta, since its distribution is reduced. The body, which barely goes beyond the palm of a hand, abandons its inert state. It recognizes its habitat in a stream in Puerto Vallarta, where it begins to walk among the leaf litter,…
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All New 100% Mexican Owned Zacua

The all new Mexican owned and produced Zacua will be manufactured in Puebla. The firm intends to produce 80 zero polluting vehicles and with a price of 550 thousand pesos in its first year. Jorge Martínez Ramos, executive president of the firm and the governor Antonio Gali Fayad inaugurated this plant that is located in…
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Raining Tequila In Mexico

Will it be raining tequila in Mexico this rainy season? Mexico is stepping up their game to guarantee if a border wall is ever built, there is only one side you will want to be on, the side where it rains tequila! The Mexico Tourism Board rolled out a new machine that creates tasty tequila rain, one rainy season we can all get behind. The…
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New Solar Energy Installations Are Slowing Due to CFE

Investments in the installation of solar systems in homes and small businesses have been slowed by the shelter filed by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) a year ago, generating uncertainty in the sector, says the National Association of Solar Energy. "What could not be done is that small users can offer or sell…
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Granutec is Leading the Way to Cleaning up the Environment

According to Minenio.com, the Mexican company Granutec has found a way to grind used tired to powder to be used in producing acrylic-based ecological waterproofing paints and coatings. The family business has used old tires to make sandals and huarachas for the past 40 years. Now two sisters  have teamed up with their father exploring new…
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Fake Tequila Is Being Scrutinized by the CRT

Fake Tequila being produced, is fostering unfair competition and potentially dangerous situations. Real tequila producers have charged that lax regulation and corruption are fostering unfair competition from these rogue manufacturers. The Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) says low-cost spirits sold as agave beverages are backed by a…
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Watching Your Money by Jasmine Hohenstein

Watching  Your Money  So you’ve just bought a few things at the local supermarket or department store,  made your way to the  checkout and  hand the cashier a large bill and wait for your change. The cashier hands you a fistful of change and some paper money and you stick it into your pocket, your purse or your wallet without…
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Gary W. Wietgrefe - Ancient Culture

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (PR MediaRelease) February 6, 2018 South Dakota provides storyline of ancient norms to identify an evolving culture. Electronics Aid Memory Loss Can’t remember phone numbers like you used to? You are not alone. "Why are we losing our memory? Its impact on society” is one of several presentations…

Mexico and the EU Discussions Turn up the Heat on the Jalepeño

Trade talks heat up over jalapeño chiles Mexican chile growers want to prevent other countries from using the names jalapeño and chipotle, just as the tequila producers do. The term Mariachi music is another tradition that deserves its singularity with Mexico Mexican producers of chile peppers want protection for fresh jalapeño…

What Probably Killed the Aztecs?

In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally followed in three or four days. So what killed the Aztecs? Within five years as many as 15 million people – an estimated 80% of the population – were wiped…

Exotic Fruits of Mexico Part 3

Tuna (Prickly Pear) By sight, you would think the tuna is a vegetable, or if you only heard the name you would assume it was the fish. (Language note: the fruit is called tuna; tuna fish is called atun.) Tunas come in green or purple, both the skin and flesh, and they have different flavors — purple is a little stronger and sweeter,…
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Galapagos of North America

This area, that just earned the designation of a national park, and is already being referred to as the Galpagos of North America, and consists of over 57,000 square miles (148,000 square km). All fishing will be prohibited as well as construction of any hotels on any of the four islands included in the area. This protection will be…
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Puerto Vallarta Is Changing Their Cruise port

This article on the ever changing face of the Puerto Vallarta Cruise ship Port, has been copied in its entirety from TravelPulse.com. Puerto Vallarta's Changing the Cruiseport Game OCTOBER 20, 2017 PHOTO: Cruise ship docked in Puerto Vallarta. (photo via Flickr/Brian Holsclaw) Puerto Vallarta has long been known as the smiling…
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Please Do Not Destroy Our Livelihood

Among the poppies, a plea to the soldiers 'Heartbreaking' message asks soldiers to spare the crop. Fifteen kilometers from the municipality of Guachochi, in the heart of the mountain range known as the Sierra Tarahumara in Chihuahua, 30 soldiers pull opium poppy plants out of the ground with their bare hands. For the past month,…
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There Are Four Time Zones In Mexico

Baja California [North] (Zona Noroeste) The northeastern-most time zone begins in the northern reaches of Baja California (the northern area of the peninsula). This area adheres to Pacific Time (same as Los Angeles, CA) and is therefore one hour behind Mountain Time (e.g. Los Cabos, Mazatlan) and two hours behind Mexico City. The…

Traffic Detours In Puerto Vallarta Near the Malecon

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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Efforts To Restore the Vaquita Porpoise Population Continues

The ever-smiling Vaquita porpoises really have nothing to smile about. Their habitat, which is solely in the Gulf of California, has been over fished by local fishermen who catch the Vaquita by mistake in their nets. Their estimated population has declined to between 30 and 40 porpoises.  Now with the assistance from the U.S. Navy…
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Mexican Income Taxes For Foreigners - Made Simple

Sept. 16, 2017 Update Taxes and death are the two things most people want to avoid, but here at Yucalandia we suffer from a peculiar malady of grimacing and facing-off with distasteful-but-necessary issues.  We recently addressed Death** ,  so, now it’s time for taxes. Disclaimers: ~ As with all legal issues, it’s BEST to…
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6 Month Tourist Visas Are Just That - Please Read

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"…
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Was Your Credit Information Given Up by Experian / Equifax?

143 Million Credit Information Accounts Hacked at Experian – What to Do Sept. 9, 2017 Public Service Announcement: 143 Million Credit Card Accounts Information Stolen The folks at the Equifax credit reporting agency have again allowed hackers to steal our names, addresses, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, and…

Mexico Seizes Largest Ever Shipment of Fentanyl Drugs

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

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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This Makes More Sense Than Making Ethanol From Corn

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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6 Examples Why Mexico Is Not As Unsafe As the Media Would Have You Think

We want to thank Mexperience for this informative article... We occasionally receive questions from people asking about the current situation regarding safety and security in Mexico.  To provide some perspective, listed here are six reasons which demonstrate how Mexico’s drug-related issues, which remain a body of work to address,…

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Watch Full Movie Online One Piece Film: GOLD (2016)

One Piece Film: GOLD (2016) HDDirector:Hiroaki Miyamoto.Writer:Tsutomu Kuroiwa.Release:July 23, 2016Country:Japan.Production Company:Fuji Television Network, FUNimation Entertainment, Toei Animation, Toei Company.Language:日本語.Runtime:120 minGenre:Action, Animation, Adventure, Comedy.'One Piece Film: GOLD' is a movie…

Jaltemba Bay Holiday 2014 Dining Guide

(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

(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…

Jaltemba Bay Life is Helping their Clients Make a BIGGER Statement on the Web

We, at Jaltemba Bay Life, want to help our advertisers make a bigger and better statement on the web - and our new enlarged slideshow photos, smaller watermarked logo and other recent improvements will do just that! Last week, we introduced you to the NEW Long Term Rental category in our…

NEW Monthly and Long Term Rental Options on Jaltemba Bay Life

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…

Spring/Summer 2014 Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide

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…

Meet Jane Maroni, Lo de Marcos Artist & Sculptor, and her Medium in Motion

Spending an afternoon with Jane Maroni and Chris Nielsen at their Organic Design Studio in Lo de Marcos is an awe-inspiring experience. Their "eco-motion sculptures" are like nothing you've ever seen before. They are a combination of art, engineering and design, and they will either draw you in or you won't understand them at all.…

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

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…

La Vita Condominiums: Luxury Beachfront Condos For Sale in Guayabitos

Over the past 16 years, vacationers have enjoyed staying at the popular Villas Buena Vida resort with its lovely rental suites and large swimming pool surrounded by manicured lawns and tropical plants. The two 3-story complexes are being transformed into the new La Vita Condominiums project, the first condominium resort in Rincón…

Jaltemba Bay Life Announces Readers' Top Recommendations for 2013

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

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

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…

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…

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…

Calling All Writers and Photographers (Amateur or Professional)

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

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

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…

Los Compadres Restaurant Announces Specials and Music Schedule for 2013-14

It may still be the middle of summer, but Loretta Leavitt is already busy preparing for the upcoming winter season. She and George will once again be offering their famous Oyster Bar with grilled oysters, jalapeño oysters and peel 'n eat shrimp at Los Compadres Restaurant & Bar in La Peñita. And due to its immense popularity, they…

Majahua Hotel Selva offers comfort in the jungle at the south end of Chacala Beach

Majahua Hotel Selva in Chacala was featured in a recent article on MéxicoDesconocido.com. The article, entitled "Vive la Riviera Nayarita. Sus playas, sus escenarios... su paz," was written by Lorenzo and describes the 160 miles of amazing shoreline in Riviera Nayarit. Sr. Armendaris begins his journey at this lovely little hotel nestled…

Las Brisas Restaurant in La Peñita Undergoes Major Renovations in Preparation for New Malecón

Tiki’s Las Brisas Restaurant in La Peñita is undergoing a total makeover. The restaurant, which is located on the beach directly across the street from the new malecón, has been plagued by closures related to the recent malecón construction. This past winter, Las Brisas was forced to close for weeks at a time due to sidewalk and…

Bistro Organico at Hotel Cielo Rojo brings Restaurant Week 2013 to San Pancho

"Spectacular! The food, music and ambiance... to live for!" is what guests are saying at the Restaurant Week event at San Pancho's Bistro Organico inside Hotel Cielo Rojo. The ninth annual Vallarta Lifestyles’ Restaurant Week features 35 restaurants located in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, encouraging residents and visitors…

An Alliance for Responsible Journalism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

How to Adjust Email Spam Filters for JaltembaBayLife.com

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…
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Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria Opens with Two Dia de los Muertos Memorials

Eddie and Roberto, owners of Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria, rolled up the doors of the Galeria section shortly after the sun went down. Inside, flickering candlelight drew one's eyes to a large wall covered in row upon row of tealight candles and pierced tin ornaments eerily depicting a portrait of Eric Nice, a well known and deeply…

Xaltemba Restaurant Opens

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.…

NEW: Recommend YOUR Favorite Businesses & Vacation Rentals on Jaltemba Bay Life

We are excited to announce the new Rental & Business Recommendations function on Jaltemba Bay Life. Patrons, clients and guests can now write recommendations for their favorite restaurants, businesses, hotels and vacation rentals to help others decide where to dine, what to do and where to stay. To write a recommendation, click on…

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

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

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

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

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

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…

It's Official: Magical Los Ayala has merged with Jaltemba Bay Life!

Allyson and I are both delighted to say… Its official, Magical Los Ayala has merged with Jaltemba Bay Life! As part of the merge, Jaltemba Bay Life will be uploading all the special stories, photos, history, and important information from Magical Los Ayala onto their web site. Yes, Local Folks, Magical Moments, Past Event Photos,…

Download and Watch Full Movie 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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Restaurant Seasonal Closings and Summer Hours

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…

Local Restaurant Owners Attend the Tianguis Turistico in Puerto Vallarta

Roberto Gil de Montes from Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria in La Peñita and Nadia Cuevas from Vista Guayabitos in Rincón de Guayabitos both attended the Tianguis Turistico in Puerto Vallarta this past week. Roberto and Nadia pose with Patricia Quintana, Gastronomic Embassador for Mexico appointed by President Calderon. During…

La Peñita's Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria celebrates its 5th Anniversary!

La Peñita de Jaltemba, Nayarit – Xaltemba Restaurant & Galeria, founded in 2007 by former Telemundo (Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area) TV executive, Eddie Dominguez, and internationally acclaimed artist, Roberto Gil de Montes, is celebrating its 5th Anniversary by featuring a special Con Sabor a Mar (With A Taste…

Italian Cooking Classes are a Delicious Success

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;…

Toñita's 26th Anniversary Celebration and Mexican Fiesta

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…

Xaltemba's 5th Year Anniversary Dinner Celebration

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…

El Gigio Italian Pizzeria Offers Italian Cooking Classes

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.…

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

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!

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

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"

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

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,…