Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue In Mexico

If you have not yet heard of Lin Chimes (seen here below busy at work!) and the Non Profit Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue program,  well..she is one amazing woman who pulls us and the Mexico dog and cat population together in the Jaltemba Bay area, (Las Varas, La Penita and Guayabitos) on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico.
From coordinating and working the free spay and neuter clinics, fundraisers, adoptions and coordinating travel plans to get these animals connected with their new owners, Lin Chimes is one dear angel!
Lin has a lot caring folks on her animal rescue team, and we applaud all of you! Thank YOU!
Some folks already have several animals, or aren’t the position where they can have animals. There are many ways to help support the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue program, via donations of supplies, time or monies. Check below to find out how you can help!
Below is the Jaltemba Bay Animals Rescue summer news letter. Check out the events and the loving pets that are ready to be adopted. These animals need our love and kindness. They give us unconditional love, and are ready to open your hearts and become part of your family!

Jaltemeba Bay Animal Rescue
Advocating humane and healthy practices for animals in the Jaltemba area (Las Varas, La Penita and Guayabitos)  by promoting health, education, sterilization, adoptions, foster care and positive relationships with animals and their owners.
December 2003 to May 2013: During this time, there were 16 clinics and 3,298 animals spayed or neutered in the Jaltemba Bay Area!

Statistics for April                                       Year to Date:
Sterilized: 218 animals                                   282 animals
Vaccinated: 50 animals                                    81 animals
Medical Treatments: 34 animals                       71 animals
Medical Emergencies: 12 animals                    16 animals
Adopted Out: 27 animals 54 animals
Health Certificates: 16 animals                         30 Canada/1 USA
Statistics for May                                          Year to Date:
Sterilized: 13 animals                                       295 animals
Vaccinated: 32 animals                                    113 animals
Medical Treatments: 4 animals                           75 animals
Medical Emergencies: 0 animals                        16 animals
Adopted Out: 6 animals                                      60 animals
Health Certificates: 1 animal                              31 Canada/1 USA

Our Next Clinic is planned for: November 13th to 16th, 2013 at at the beautiful hacienda of Del and Sue Moss. Thank you so much, Del and Sue!

JBAR is on the Web!! (Please click on the live links below to view the videos)
JBAR is honored that Don Chaput, Angel Communications made two great videos about JBAR. The first
“You May Not Save the World But” is about JBAR: its beginnings, its clinics and its work.
The 2nd video Don made is about our first “ Greet and Sniff Party “in Victoria where we had a reunion with
50 of JBAR’s adopted dogs and their families.
Don has an extensive background as a freelance videographer, cinematographer, director, producer, and editor. He has completed over 150 film and video projects for Canadian and international clients, including governments, school boards, research foundations, television stations, and private-sector companies and has held long term
contract positions as a videographer and cinematographer with the CBC. He has freelanced for Australian Film commission, British Government, Saudi Arabia, Home and Garden TV, Discovery Channel, Fuji, Toshiba, Sony of
Japan, Volkswagen of Germany, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Communications BC, BC Premier Glen Clarke and Steven Spielberg. Don also received an award as a videographer for Steven Spielberg’s
project, “Survivors of the Shoah,” recording the personal testimony of individuals who lived through the Nazi regime in Europe.

Fundraising Events in Victoria this Summer:

Please join us at the Mexi-Can Vet Project booth to help to raise money for Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue at the following events:
The Gorge Canada Day Picnic July 1 st at the Park
The 2nd Annual “Meet and Sniff” Party September 8th. All JBAR adopteddogs and the families are welcome.
Thank you to Mary Koyl for hosting a fundraising tea for us in Victoria in June.

Jim Stewart and Margie Macartney representing Mexi-Can Pet Project at the Vancouver Island Pet Expo in Victoria in May.












Sue and Mick Chapman $ 100.00 CAD Virginia Grant
$ 40.00 USD Jennifer Barton
$1,000.00 pesos George and Sandy Nicholson
$ 40.00 CAD Dinah Cyr $ 50.00 CAD
Virginia Grant $ 40.00 USD
Susan Denike $ 300.00 CAD
Dr. C. Buxton $ 500.00 CAD (South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital Ltd)
David Simm $ 200.00 CAD Mex-Can Vet Project $2,500.00 CAD
Julie Lamson $ 52.50 CAD
Thank you, Julie, for flying little Negra (Winnie) to Canada.
Thanks also to Dr. Carolyn Buxton at the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital for finding a loving home for her.
Hailey MacLean who donated an Oster animal clipper, 8 blades,and 4 cans of blade wash from the Oster corporation.
Brian Harnett from Wahl Canada who donated 6 Oster Animal Clippers and to Ron Nicholls for facilitating these donations.
Melanie Blair (Beach Dog Boarding and Salon) thank you for the photograph at both ‘Paws for a Cause’ events which raised a total of $2700 pesos www.BeachDogInMexico.com
Thank to Joy and Lionel for rescuing another little abandoned dog from La Penita beach . They have rescued Pico two years ago from La Penita Centro . Actually , the dog adopted Joy. She followed her all the way to the RV Parkand would not leave . This little one , Miss Lucy , was covered with ticks , flees and matted all over . She had been abandoned by her owner and was fending for herself for a month . A special thank you to Joy for her volunteer days at the November Spay and Neuter Clinic .


Chocolate lab puppy “Lila” Female, Sterilized and Vaccinated, 6 months old. Very friendly.
Sandy, 4 months, female, sterilized.
Well socialized with other dogs and cats. Very sweet!
For Adoption:
Skipper, 4 months old, Male and sterilized. Well socialized with other dogs and cats
Honey, 4 months old, Female and sterilized. Loves to be held. Well socialized with other dogs and cats
Sandy, Skipper and Honey are litter mates.
Capulina for Adoption.  Her adoptive parents never showed up so she is back for adoption Vaccinated and sterilized She will be a loving companion. Very well socialized with other cats and dogs.
Also for adoption many great kittens and cats! All sterilized.

Our recent ADOPTEES!
Estrella Adopted Negra (Winnie) Adopted
Pia Adopted
Tigre Adopted
Star Adopted
http://www.mexpup.com Please let us know if you are willing to be a Guardian Angel to accompany a pup back to Canada.

Email to: linchimes@hotmail.com
Donations may be made through mail, direct deposit, email money transfer or in person.
Check us out on Facebook: Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue
More information about JBAR may be found at these websites:
Jaltemba Jalapeno
Adopt a Dog from Mexico Program
Mexi-Can Vet Project 2011.

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful support! It all because of you!

Support the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico today!


Artisitco Cultural In Rincon de Guayabitos

Every year the Convention and the Visitors Bureau of Rincon de Guayabitos and the Association of /Hotels and Motels of Compostela organize the Festival Artisitico Cultural Rincon de Guayabitos every Saturday in the month of February on the beautiful Riviera Nayarit in Mexico.
This is the seventh year for the Art and Culture festival and its all happening in the town square in Guayabitos.

The dancing and music begins at 8:00 pm and will feature many different musical artists as well as dancers like the Mexaltitan Ballet and the music of the  String Ensemble from Esculea Superior de Musica, and singing with the Choir of the State of Nayarit.


Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 4th

8:00        Ad  Libtum String Ensemble

8:30        String Ensemble from Esculea Superior de Musica

9:00        Zenka Mahuistik Art Company

Saturday, February 11th

8:00        Naticongo String Ensemble

8:30        Choir of the State of Nayarit

9:00        Trumpet and Piano Duo
Saturday  February 18th

8:00         Equestrian display/Women’s Mariachi: Estrella de América

Saturday February 25th

8:30         Vania Guzmán

9:00       Ballet Mexcaltitán


Come and enjoy the culture of Rincon de Guayabitos this February on the amazing and beautiful Riviera Nayarit on your Mexico Vacation!


Riviera Nayarit Community Fun

Its the middle of January already and the Riviera Nayarit in beautiful Mexico is in full swing for the winter season. There have been many community functions and business attractions, and we want to share some of them with you! There is always a lot happening on the Riviera Nayarit, and you can check out the happenings on AllSayulita.com, AllSanPancho.com, AllLodeMarcos.com, AllGuayabitos.com, AllLaPentia.com and AllChacala.com.

The Third Annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary Fundraiser

The third annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary fundraiser was held this last Saturday on the 21st of January, 2012 at Tonita III in La Penita. The festivities included the beautiful Mexican Tepozcalli dancers from Las Varas and live music for some dancing with Manuel and Son. A lovely chicken dinner was served that included any beverage of your choice.
There was also three different auction fundraisers, the Chinese Auction, the Silent Auction and a Live Auction, which made for a really fun time! Every year the Rotary Club members give out awards to the outstanding citizens in Jaltemba Bay.
This year there were four volunteer groups that were recognized and honored for their services to the community.
If you are interested in becoming a Rotary Member, the Rotary meetings are held every Wednesday at Pina Coladas at 8:00am in Guayabitos. I am very proud to be a Rotary member here in Mexico and help bring in changes that help the peoples and the community without changing their wonderful culture.

Whats up on the Guayabitos Strip Mall

The Guayabitos Strip Mall is located behind the Oxxo in Rincon de Guayabitos, and has a lot to offer!
Starting out with Beauty by Aurora. She has a full staff and offers hair shampoo, cut and style, hair coloring, highlights and hair attachments. Manicure the hands and pedicure the feet, change your polish or add gel nails. Waxing for legs, bikini lines, lips, eyebrows, underarms and back. Aurora offers a complete line of hair and skin care services. Come and visit Aurora….you deserve it!

Next in line is the Espresso Internet Cafe, where you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or a tasty latte’ while you check your e-mail.

And, what is a day without a great workout? Come and work off ail of those extra holiday pounds at the Fitness Pad.  The Fitness Pad has 20 fitness machines including treadmill, stationary bikes, a full kickboxing bag, adjustable 6-setting ab/crunch bench and a pull-up tower! There is also a entire free weight system with a professional trainer on staff.  Dell also has some fun workout clothes as well as other fun things to wear out and about. She has some great specials as well.

Then its time to eat! One of the best places in Guayabitos to eat at is TeriYaki Time Restaurant. Yakisoba, chicken, beef or shrimp teriyaki, fried rice and a variety of pasta dishes are served daily made fresh to order. Try a large fresh salads for lunch or check out their daily breakfast specials. They also make a great Thai Iced Tea, and have a good selection of wine and beer.

Annual Amigos de Lo de Marcos Fundraiser

It s that time of year again, and the Amigos de Lo de Marcos is having their amazing annual fundraising event on the beautiful Riviera Nayarit in Lo de Marcos Mexico. It all starts on Friday, February 3rd, at 8:30am, with a town “Walkabout” with a guided tour of Lo de Marcos. The tour will visit sites where the Amigos of Lo de Marcos works with the town, and will also cover the water issues of Lo de Marcos. There is also the new town compost project which is a great success!

When the tour of Lo de Marcos is finished there will be breakfast served at the Lo de Marcos town square.
The following day on Saturday, Feb 4th the Silent Auction begins at 4:00pm, along with the huge  rummage sale that you will not want to miss as well as freshly baked goodies for purchase. And what would a celebration and fundraiser be without ice cold beer and tasty margaritas? They will be served later in the evening form 7:00 to 10:00 pm. along with dancing to the Latin reggae sounds of two local bands, Mal Bichos, as well as some fun Salsa music with Rhythm Eleison.    Come and support the town and peoples of Lo de Marcos!

The 2012 Pro Surfing Tournament

On January 12,13 and 14 the 2012 Pro Surfing Tournament in Arroyo Seco was amazing.  Felipe Hernandez (left), age 21 from Sayulita, Nayarit took the first place for the Men’s Pro Category, as well Adan Hernandez, age 24 from Sayulita, taking 5th.
Edgar Rodrigues, age 14 from San Pancho took 4th place in the Sub 18 Category and Adan Hernandez (right) from Sayulita was presented a trophy by Artemio Rosas for “Arroyo Seco Pro 2012 Surfer of the Year”, recognizing his involvement in a large number of important international tournaments and his support for the surfing industry. It was really an amazing time and I loved covering the event, as all of the people I met were really cool and well as the fact tht surfing is a big thing in Mexico and all over the planet! The entertainment with DJ PIN, Christian Reggae by Majhave, and Christian Rap by 12 Clan was awesome and they all rocked the house.
I posted about 450 pics on the RivieraNayaritFun Picture Gallery as well! Enjoy!
You can read more about it on our town sites AllSayulita.com and AllSanPancho.com.
Here is a list of all of the winners below:

Sub 18 Catagory:                                                                                                             

1st  Place     Mario Farias, age 17 from Play Azul, Michoacan
2nd Place    Marcos Hootman, age 16 from Tecoman, Colima
3rd Place     Victor Alarcon, age 11 from Manzanillo, Colima
4th Place     Edgar Rodrizues, age 14 from San Pancho, Nayarit
5th Place     Edgar Juan Camarena, age 15 from Manzanillo, Colima                              

Mens Pro Catagory:

1st  Place    Felipe Hernandez, age 21 from Sayulita, Nayarit
2nd Place   Martin Olea, age 23 from Barra de Navidad
3rd Place    Adrian Rodriquez, age 25 from Sayulita, Nayarit
4th Place    Raul Medina, age 30 from Playa Azul, Michoacan
5th Place    Adan Hernandez, age 24 from Sayulia, Nayarit

It was a terrific time, and I can’t wait for the next tournament. Congratulations to all of the contestants and winners.
There are so many different things to do here on the Riviera Nayarit. I really love living here all year long! Come enjoy the amazing flavors of the Riviera Nayarit in beautiful Mexico!

Come to the Riviera Nayarit for your Mexico Vacation and enjoy all of the diversity this region has to offer! 


Its TeriYaki Time in Rincon de Guayabitos

Rincon de Guayabitos is a small town on the Riviera Nayarit about fifteen minutes north of Lo de Marcos, or a half hour north of Sayulita on Hwy 200 in Mexico. Its a fun town with shopping, restaurants, and has an abundance of rentals for long term or for your Mexico vacation.

Behind the Oxxo and right next to the Fitness Pad, just down the walk from the main street is a fun restaurant called TeriYaki Time.  One of the nice things that I liked about this restaurant is that it has indoor and outdoor seating.
When I arrived the sun had just gone down, and the TeriYaki Time Restaurant offered  a lovely sunset view. TeriYaki Time offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has just reopened their doors as of last Sunday for the Winter season.

What’s for Dinner?

I was meeting friends for dinner, and was a few minutes early. This is a family owned and operated restaurant, like most businesses in Mexico, and it was fun to meet them. Mike and Wendy Kurtz, whom I had met earlier in the week, and Alex Cuevas with his son Jorge are the owners of TeriYaki Time, and Alex was the chef for this evening, with Jorge doing prep chef work and waiting tables.

My friends showed up and we all sat down and ordered something to drink. They have beer and wine, and a variety of juices and Thai iced tea, sodas and bottled water. We choose white wine and beer.


A Delicious Meal

We decided to order three different dinners off of the menu so we could all share and get to taste everything. It is always so much fun to share food! And, what a culinary delight it was! Everything was so delicious, and it had been quite a while since I had eaten any Asian food, living here in Mexico all summer, and I was hungry and ready for some soba pan fried noodles.  We ordered their signature entree Teriyaki with chicken, Yakisoba  with shrimp, which was my favorite, and the T.T. fried rice with tofu. which was firm and cooked to perfection.

Good Energy in the Kitchen

It was fun to watch Alex in the kitchen preparing the food and cooking at the stove. He is a very happy sort of fellow, with a big smile. I knew that a lot of good energy was being put into our food, which is important to me. Every meal created here is made fresh to order.  When Jorge brought out the food, it really looked great, and the aroma made my mouth water with anticipation. We ordered another round of drinks, and toasted to good friends and good food. All three dishes were exceptional, and the portions were large. You can see more photos in picture gallery to check out their menus, which are in English and Spanish. I like that, as I am still learning my Spanish!

With our appetites fully sated and our stomachs very full, we gave thanks for the great meal and wonderful hosts. TeriYaki Time is in the perfect location because it’s not right on the main street, so you do not have all of the noise or the car exhaust while eating, yet the walkway leads to the main street  where the fun shopping is, and that is what we decided to do after dinner. It was a very fun evening, and I will be dining at the TeriYaki restaurnat again soon.


So, if you are ready for something Asian and wonderful to eat, try this delightful restaurant in Rincon de Guayabitos on the Riviera Nayarit on your next Mexico vacation.



A La Penita Vacation with Ghosts

- By Susan J. Cobb

La Penita Hilltop Ocean View

La Penita de Jaltemba is a charming beach town but not in the touristy sense. Its Pacific Ocean edge is marked by moss covered, wave-battered remains of large houses, victims of Hurricane Kenna, which in 2002, swept away a way of life, along with bricks and mortar. What remains are ghosts: a pair of seahorses atop two pedestals mark the entrance to what was once the malecon, a seaside walkway that residents are assured will be rebuilt “someday.” There is one, and only one, restaurant directly on the beach. The bright parasols of Las Brisas draw locals and tourists on Thursday morning market days. The food is good and they stay.

To walk south along this beach requires climbing up and over the ruins of spacious patios, skirting the footings of what were once walled gardens. Sand-smoothed fragments of tile, stone, and glass provide materials for local mixed media artists. Photographs are best taken at sunset, when light and shadow lend charm and intrigue to what may look harsh and shabby at midday. This is “the real Mexico,” travelers say. The boats drawn up on shore are not for excursions but for local fishermen.

La Penita Hilltop View North

To walk north on the beach is to end up in a place of more ghosts. El panteon viejo, the old graveyard, melts down to the shallow beach at the north end of town. Crypts and stones tilt at odd angles. What secrets are hidden in the sand? The graveyard sits at the foot of a cuesta, an outcropping of black lava rock, a solid base to four or five elegant vacation homes entrenched high above, escaping the waves but not escaping the ghosts. The inn at Casa de los Amigos welcomes paying corporeal guests. Could there be a better place to read a mystery novel or begin writing one?

On the north side there stretches at least 7 kilometers (4 miles) of unobstructed palm-fringed, golden sand beach. At the end, hard up against the base of el cocodrilo, the snout-nosed landmass that crouches at the northern end of Bahia Jaltemba Bay, is Boca de Naranjo. Here there are more ghosts. The frayed and sun-bleached remains of a dozen or so beach palapa restaurants scatter this remote section of beach.  Once a nice place to sit for hours, drinking Pacifico beer and watching whales pirouette and play off shore, a development company evicted the restaurants with plans to build a resort there – someday.

Rincon de Guayabitos Ocean View

If you go by foot, take water, a hat, and sunscreen, since you can easily lose time when ghosts are involved. My teenaged nephew found that out several years ago.  His Sunday morning excursion from our home in Rincon de Guayabitos (I’ll-be-back-in-an-hour-or-so-Aunt-Susan) turned into a rite of passage. Was it ghosts that drew him on and on, enticing him to hike all the way to the base of el cocodrilo? He returned late in the afternoon, sunburned and dehydrated, but as he confided later, with a new perspective on life. Going and coming he had contemplated the ghosts of La Penita.

Things here today can vanish with a breaking wave. Nothing lasts forever except the memories.  Instead of returning to college the next semester, my nephew joined a carnival and traveled through the States for two years, living “full out,” gathering memories that would last a lifetime. Back into his studies now, he still counts that day on Bahia Jaltemba Bay as a pivotal time. Walking with ghosts can sometimes bring the living to life.

For a unique experience, take a La Penita Vacation on the reminiscent shores of Bahia Jaltemba Bay in the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.


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