Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Melaque Skim 2010

2010 skimboard contest in Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico Video

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Old fotos of Cihuatlan

Similar fotos are sometimes shown at the Cihuatlan cultural center at the main intersection but the last time I saw them they were covered with "Saran Wrap" which gave them an uneven glare making fotos impossible. Not sure where the majority are stored but there are a few more in the municiple building. Below is a web site with a few more.

Cihuatlan Web Site with Old Fotos  (No more Fotos there)
Cihuatlan - on the southern border of the Costalegre

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Privatization of Jalisco beaches

Despite federal regulations against privatization of beaches in Mexico more and more are being closed for private resort developments. This is not only happening in Jalisco but all up and down the west coast.

Here is one persons response to a private property sign posted in El Tecuan

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cajon de Peña

Cajon de Peña is a large fresh water lake near Tomatlan and is great for bass fishing, mountain biking and bird watching. The reservoir was constructed 1976 and is located 18 kilometers off Highway 200 at the "El Tule" exit just north of Tomatlan.

There are two small stores and three restaurants around the lake and a few places to stay as well as a few hotels about half hour away in Tomatlan.

Stocked with Florida wide mouth bass (lobina) that run from 1 to 6 kilos the lake is great for bass fishing. Members of the local fishermen’s Cooperative offer bass fishing trips by the hour that include boat, guide and gear. Bass fishing tournaments are held at the lake each year but the dates vary depending on the water level.

Cajon de Peña

Cajon de Peña

Cajon de Peña

Cajon de Peña Dam
Near Tomatlan on the Costalegre

Hotel Rincón de la Ceiba

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Arroyo Seco first Surf Contest

CROWN Surf Cup Tournament 2010



For the surfers of all ages and nationalities, board and body board (skim), to participate in the SURF CUP TOURNAMENT FIRST CORONA 2010 to be held on the beach ARROYO SECO, Township LA HUERTA, days 10 and April 11 2010.

A few Blog posts from a local that was there

Friday, April 02, 2010

Sea turtle comes ashore

Sea turtle comes ashore to lay eggs in Arroyo Seco, Jalisco Mexico - Costalegre

A sea turtle crawled up the beach into the middle of a large group of Easter Week vacationers in Arroyo Seco

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Carnaval Costalegre - 2010

Carnaval Costalegre Schedule
Febuary 12th - Febuary 16th

Barra de Navidad, Melaque, Villa Obregon
Click for larger copy


Saturday, January 02, 2010

Casa Sol de Oriente

We met the reservations coordinator for Careyes at a party and he invited us up to take a look around. He was not there when we arrived so we took a walking tour of the resort by ourselves. Above my budget but a gorgeous place and setting. There's a link to fotos at the bottom of the page.

On out way out we checked the office and he was there. That's when we got the offer to check out one of the "castles". I had seen the castles from Careyitos beach but didn't imagine I'd ever get up there. There are two of these places on opposing cliffs at the entrance to the bay. Without going into a Sunset Magazine description ... it is amazing to see what people can build with no financial limits.

In 1968 a young Italian named Gian Franco Brignione saw these bays and lagoons from a small plane. Though there were few towns in the vicinity and no electricity, paved roads, or even an airport at Manzanillo (where most of the hotel’s guests now arrive), Brignione knew that it was love at first sight.

Casa Sol de Oriente

Casa Sol de Oriente

Casa Sol de Oriente

Casa Sol de Oriente

Casa Sol de Oriente

Careyes Resort Page

Careyes Resort on the Costalegre
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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

Sparks Costalegre
Sparks Mexico Web