Friday, December 05, 2014

UNAM´s Biological Station "Open Doors"

The UNAM Biological Station´s annual "Open Doors" event is taking place tomorrow at the station from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For those not familiar with the location of the station, you´ll see a sign for it on your right just before you get to Chamela when travelling north on Highway 200 from La Manzanilla. 

Puertas abiertas annual evento para la Estacion de Biologica, Chamela, UNAM

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Primera Expo Feria del Plátano y Coco

Invitation to the first Expo Fair for Banana and Coconut

For the first time in the history of the municipality of Cihuatlán there will be the Fair and Expo for farmers of Coco Banana, the farm products that have sustained the local economy for decade. 

The events begin next May 2, at 9:00 pm (?PM?) with the opening ceremony at the Cultural Center Cihuatl, enclosure in which a collection of photographs entitled "La Jornada del Campo", which are reflected details will be discussed of tasks related to the cultivation and harvesting of bananas and coconut, the way hundreds of people work to produce the agricultural valley and get income for their families.

There will also be a lecture INIFAP experts, Dr. Mario Orozco Santos and Mr. Abraham García Berber, who speak on topics related to the field.

Specially for women and chefs, the chef of the Gris de la Torre, will offer a culinary shows and cooking classes with products banana and coconut for free.

Note that all events are free and the public in general.  

Monday, April 14, 2014

15th Annual Agua Alta Polo tournament

15th Annual Agua Alta Polo tournament. Play begins Saturday - April 12 with games scheduled for 230, 400 and 530 and Sunday play is the same times and on throughtout the week- Food and beverage available fieldside - dress is casual elegance and admission is free. Come and see the Sport of Kings, horses are beautiful and meet the players. 

Enjoy apres polo up at our restuarant located in the barn área with local Mexican fare and margaritas. 
Need more information call 315 351 0320. 

Careyes Polo Club is located on Road 200 between KM49 and KM50.

Agua Alta Polo

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Viveros de la Costa - Emiliano Zapata

We went up to the beach in Arroyo Seco which is not far from Emiliano Zapata.  We combined the two last Sunday along with a stop at the Asi Azul restaurant across the street. I've passed by a number of times but never really noticed it but have heard of it. It's about the last place on the north side of town

A great old guy that seems to run it and he'll talk to you about ideas you may have; size, speed of growth, fertilizer, soil, etc. They also have a great garden soil for sale that looks to be mostly shredded coco shells.

I came back with a Carambola (star fruit), a Chico Zapote (Sapote) and an avocado that is supposed to do well on the coast. Also two Sisus vines that are like Ivy. Prices aren't much cheaper than I find in the Melaque area but the place is so large you have a much better selection. There were two pickup trucks filling up with like 40-50 of the same plants making me think they supply the local hotels.

VIVEROS DE LA COSTA Tel: (315) 351 0711
Km 41, Carretera Federal 200, Emiliano Zapata, Jalisco

What you see from the highway

It goes on

... and on

... and on

Young Buganvilla

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Caretaker Wanted

SEEKING CARETAKER(S) FOR AN OFF-GRID RANCH, overlooking a spectacular, unspoiled beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. A rustic but comfortable house will be provided. Incredible views, swimming, fishing, etc. There is a welcoming, rural, Mexican community, plus travelers. Housing plus internet provided in exchange for four to five hours per day maintenance, animal care and yard work, from May to October. Candidate(s) must have intermediate or higher Spanish, be very comfortable in nature, and be interested in exploring a sustainable, off-grid lifestyle. Experience with goats, chickens, horses, solar electric, water systems, fencing, carpentry, and personnel management all a plus. References required. $250/month stipend plus income potential. Please email your resume and references to 

Saturday, February 01, 2014

New Coastal Ecology and Management College Campus

The Department of Education for Sustainable Development of Coastal Zones located in San Patricio Melaque,  has authorized the construction of the University Campus in Jaluco, municipality Cihuatlán, which will host the aforementioned Department.

The news was warmly received by the audience and especially the students of the School of Marine Biology, and it is they who will use these facilities as well as students of the Doctorate of Science in Biosystematics, Ecology and Management of Natural Resources and Agricultural (BEMARENA ), focusing on management of coastal and marine resources. Through this project, the current administration is doing and demonstrating a breakthrough for the University Center since the building consists of a two-storey building for nine classrooms, a full library, four laboratories for teaching and research and healthcare. Ortega Ojeda said that the investment required of $ 19, 204, 835. 71 peso.

Centro Universitario de la Costa Sur -- Campus Jaluco, Municipio de Cihuatlán

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Foolishness of having too much

Foolishness of too much money and not knowing what to do with it. Rich people that don't know they are poor. Costa Careyes

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