Friday, September 11, 2015


A cool article with fotos and a video. It's in Spanish but translates pretty well with Google.

Then what are we going? -a red truck loaded with surfboards, kiteboards, tents and photographic equipment should not leave much doubt, but either way was right answer. Mau is one of the national champions of kiteboarding, and also very good surfer. As we said we were headed to Arroyo Seco we were above the car, but never explained anything.

We just buy the housing and we are trying to photograph the sea strength from within, what we seek is a wave. It is not what is, but what can have- replied explaining the plan, or what we would do in the absence of this. A tide was coming and could bring big waves with her. Arroyo Seco is a secret gem of the surfer community of Jalisco and was a good place to try to find her.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hotelito Desconocido is Narco money laundry

The Attorney General's Office (PGR) said one hotel in the town of  La Cruz de Loreto , municipality of Tomatlan, Jalisco is listed in the Treasury of the United States as one of the companies the criminal organization  Los Cuinis uses to launder money and have their meetings.

The Hotelito is identified as a boutique hotel located in Tomatlan, Jalisco which is marketed to wealthy tourists seeking seclusion in a pristine environment. It also uses the front of being a turtle sanctuary which it may be. 

Los Cuinis: The Wealthiest Narcos You Never Heard Of

MEXICO CITY – A hotel in Jalisco, a state in western Mexico, used to launder money and as a meeting place for drug traffickers has been seized, the Attorney General’s Office said.

The Hotelito Desconocido was being used as a business enterprise to move funds through the financial system, the AG’s office said.

The hotel is in La Cruz de Loreto, a town outside the city of Tomatlan.

Hotelito Desconocido offered temporary housing, food and other services.

The property was seized in response to a request from the Finance and Public Credit Secretariat, and as part of an intelligence-sharing operation with the United States, the AG’s office said.

Monday, July 06, 2015

The future of the Costalegre

Is the Costalegre going to end up like Baja California?
More water here but not all that different

Baja All-Exclusive - English version
The rape of Mexican beaches

Monday, June 29, 2015

Costalegre to Become an Exciting Vacation Destination

Translated from Milenio Article
The construction of a tourism development that will include three hotels, a golf course and a marina in Costalegre, in the municipality of Tomatlan, Jalisco, already started and in two years will be providing service to the public, said the Minister of Tourism of the state government, Enrique Ramos Flores, in an interview with MILLENNIUM JALISCO.

The first development to start construction was that of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), the luxurious Cheval Blanc, who will be joined by a Four Seasons and One & Only, the official, "she said construction has already begun. It is Louis Vuitton, and began operations last January to be ready in two years. In the first half started the Four Seasons Tamarindo and in the second half the One & Only, the group Rasaland hotel near Chamela well. Are the three hotels that are guaranteed. "

Partial article from Banderas News
According to Alfonso Espinoza Estrada, delegate for the Secretary of Tourism for the State of Jalisco, "The fist step for the new airport will be to receive the permission from the Civil Aviation department to operate the airport. In the beginning we are looking for private airplanes to land for vacation travel because we already have various exclusive hotels in the area. Included in the Costalegre zone are Polo Tournaments in November and March. In order to participate in events like this you need to be able to bring in world class horses, have training spaces for them, and areas for the horses to rest so they can compete. This type of activity requires a large investment and for this we are working towards having the new airport open before this administration leaves office."

The governor has earmarked $21,000,000 USD to start the project of the new airport, highway expansion, utility services and infrastructure.

Milenio Article - in Spanish

Banderas News - Costalegre to Become an Exciting Vacation Destination

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Another luxury resort for the Costalegre

Just what the hell we need
They're planning another in Riviera Nayarit

One&Only Santa Maria de Xala will be part of a new 1200-hectare development located approximately 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Puerto Vallarta’s international airport. The authentic hacienda resort will command 8km (5mi) of impressive beach front, a connection to traditions past yet offering the latest in ultra-luxury. The resort will offer approximately 75 luxury villas and suites with private pools, providing the perfect accommodation for both couples and families. The development will also include a prestigious One&Only residential component.

The region’s heritage will be woven throughout the resort, utilizing natural elements, to inform the design of both the public and private spaces of the resort. True to the brand’s heritage, One&Only Santa Maria de Xala will offer a variety of world-class cuisines, showcasing regional specialties in restaurants overseen by internationally-acclaimed chefs. All culinary experiences will showcase the incredible local and seasonal offerings. The resort will also house an indulgent One&Only Spa, honouring the region’s heritage by utilising ancient Mexican traditions and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies, as well as a Fitness Centre offering the latest technology and innovation. In addition, event and meeting space will be available for bespoke gatherings, whether for business or personal pleasure. One&Only Xala is planned to  break ground in 2016.

The projects led by Kerzner International, in agreement with BK Parners, boasts about the announcement, “The locations truly showcase the best Mexico has to offer, each with a distinctive experience, and I am very confident that One&Only will continue to define ultra-luxury in the region.”

Two luxury resorts are planned near PV

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