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

Copied from my main Blog - posted in February 

Saturday, June 06, 2015

La playa de Corrales

Translated from a tourism article so it's a little corny but some very nice pictures. I've only been as far as Tehuamixtle and would like to go to Corrales some day. This whole area may be new to some of you.

In the municipality of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, 58 kilometers from El Tuito, Corrales Beach is located.



Los Naranjitos, Mayto, Tehuamixtle and other beaches are located on the coast. Corrales is the last beach that can be reached by land.



Nearly an hour from El Tuito, this beach Corrales receiving visitors who make their way between the mountains to reach its spectacular bay. The sandy beach is ideal for camping in tents. Visitors are advised not to leave garbage at the site.


In the village, where President Porfirio Diaz early last century ordered the construction of a maritime lighthouse, fishermen will offer fresh live seafood.


Undoubtedly, in the gentle ocean waves walkers can enjoy a experience unparalleled wrapped by the natural beauty that surrounds the beach. Visit Corrales and its beach is a ecotourism experience that offers the tourist area of Costalegre.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Professional Papaya growing

Papayas in El Tule - Tomatlan

You don't often see papaya trees loaded like this. We had a huge papaya orchard a few blocks away a few years ago but there were never half as many fruits per tree. Ours has since been cut down and has grown peppers and tomatoes ever since. Kids would steal a few and sell them .... yum.

The papaya production of Jalisco has benefited from the export of this fruit, albeit indirectly, as sales abroad is carried out through a Monterrey marketer who also it distributes in domestic market. 

Mexico, as a country, is the world leader in exports of papaya, taking the United States as the main destination of sales. 

The Jalisco coast, especially in the Municipality of Tomatlan, the largest harvest of this fruit in great demand in the Mexican diet is registered, and has adapted well to the tropical climate of this region, especially the variety known as Maradol. In addition, it has been very favorable seed of high genetic quality that, on average, pays off 100 tons per hectare.

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The Costalegre

I have long thought that Costalegre was an agreed upon catch word for the Costa Alegre. Now I'm finding there is another long time standard, Coastecomates. This is about that area as well.


The stretch of coastline located between Costa Majahuas and Cihuatlán is the Costalegre or “happy coast.” Others describe the Costalegre as the area between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. Either way it is still "the happy coast". Pacific Coast of Mexico

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