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Welcome to Jaltemba Bay and the towns of
Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita and Los Ayala

The Bahia de Jaltemba (Bay of Jaltemba) is located 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Nayarit on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The large bay stretches all the way from Punta Raza on the south to Boca de Naranjo on the north.

The area known as Jaltemba Bay is made up of three small and colorful towns: Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita de Jaltemba and Los Ayala. It is the perfect place for those who want to experience the "real" Mexico – little towns with friendly people, dusty narrow cobblestone streets, and cement block houses in various states of repair – unspoiled and unchanged.

The people who live here are kind, hard-working, generous and proud. The majority are fisherman, farmers, waiters, cooks, maids and construction workers. Their lives are filled with long-standing traditions and strong family values.

You can read all about our unique and charming towns by clicking the links below:

Rincón de Guayabitos  •  La Peñita and La Colonia  •  Los Ayala

To learn more about the Jaltemba Bay area, click on the grey tabs located near the top of the page. And for information about what's going on in the area, check out our community calendar, blog and Jaltemba Bay Folk (our commnity forum), and be sure to sign up to receive our weekly newsletter chock full of news, information, photos and events.

As we often say... come, before the rest of the world finds out!

About Jaltemba Bay Life

Jaltemba Bay Life is the most up-to-date and informative website for Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita and Los Ayala, Nayarit, Mexico. It was designed with both locals and visitors in mind.

Jaltemba Bay Life offers a complete list of hotel and vacation rentals, real estate by owner, restaurants and other businesses, maps, news, forum, community calendar and general information for anyone who lives and/or wants to visit the Jaltemba Bay area. This website has been created to help you find everything you need to know about the Jaltemba Bay area.

Activities and Events

One of the best things about visiting the Jaltemba Bay area is that there are so many activities and attractions like shopping at the well-known Tianguis (open-air market) held every Thursday in La Peñita, sport fishing and whale watching tours along the Pacific coast, and sea turtle releases just to name a few. And our close proximity to neighboring towns and beaches allows residents and vacationers to venture out and explore all that our area has to offer. To learn more, look under the "Tours & Activities" tab above including our favorite Top 10 Things To Do. For detailed information about upcoming holidays, festivals, events, music and classes, view our Community Calendar, and sign up to receive our weekly newsletter so you don't miss a thing.


Find public facilities like ATMs, banks, bus stations, taxi stands, gas stations, churches, schools, hospitals and clinics, as well as hotels, vacation rentals, real estate, restaurants and businesses, beaches and attractions. View our interactive Jaltemba Bay Area Maps now.

Restaurants and Businesses

Jaltemba Bay is home to many businesses including family-owned restaurants, street-side taco and torta stands; cafes, delis and bakeries; grocery and liquor stores; shops and galleries; photographers, painters and writers; builders, architects and property managers; furniture, hardware and appliance stores; and even a few small spas, salons and gyms.

The Jaltemba Bay Dining Guide and our complete Business Directory will help you find exactly what you're looking for.

Vacation Rentals and Real Estate

Over the past 5-10 years, the Jaltemba Bay area has gained popularity as a vacation and second home destination for Americans, Canadians and Europeans.

No matter whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive hotel, a beachfront vacation rental home, a quaint Bed & Breakfast or an RV park for your rig, our Hotel and Vacation Rental Directory can help you find the perfect place to stay and offers something for everyone and every budget.

Plus, our complete real estate section with "For Sale By Owner" Listings contains information about buying real estate in Mexico so you can find your dream house, villa, condo or lot. is proud to promote
Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita and Los Ayala,
which are located in the heart of the beautiful Riviera Nayarit.