Located 30 minutes north of San Pancho, along Carr. 200, the communities of Jaltemba Bay (Rincón de Guayabitos and La Peñita de Jaltemba remain an attractive option for Banderas Bay visitors. To showcase their offerings, Los Amigos de Jaltemba, a community service organization of Mexican and foreign residents of the region, has announced their annual fundraising event, to take place March 10 from 3 pm until midnight.

The event, called Fiesta 2012 - A Taste of Jaltemba / Sabor a Jaltemba, will take place at the Salon de Eventos – Real de Peña  in La Peñita de Jaltemba. Fiesta 2012 is an initiative of Los Amigos de Jaltemba, the Citizens Action Committee of La Peñita and the Municipal Delegation.  Proceeds will go to support the many initiatives of Los Amigos – our plastics recycling program, scholarships for needy students, construction and maintenance projects at local schools and, our newest initiative, the creation of a resource centre for teachers to help improve the quality of education in our community. 

Tickets are only 100 pesos per person in advance – 120 pesos at the door.  The event will feature a range of local musicians and other entertainers and some great food and drink.  Food and drink are extra, of course.  If you have ever been to a  ”Taste” event up north, you know how much fun they can be – sampling food from different establishments.  If you haven't, this is a great opportunity to try one – Mexican style.  Food vendors will offer everything from ribs to arrachera , tostadas to tortas.

And, on the entertainment side, the event will feature a little bit of everything - non-stop entertainment from afternoon until night, including the Perez Brothers, Manuel and Friends, folkloric dancers from our local school and a few surprises.  

Tickets are available at El Panorama, Hamaca Maya, Hidden Paradise, Los Compadres and Xaltemba Restaurant in La Peñita and at Latitude 21 and Matejas in Guayabitos.   They will also be available at the Los Amigos booth at the tianguis every Thursday and from many members of Los Amigos and the La Peñita Citizens Actions Committee.
For more information, please visit their website.

If you have never visited the communities of Jaltemba Bay, this is a great opportunity to see what they have to offer.

Source: David Easby