Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Free trips to the Costalegre to promote tourism

22 / Dec / 2015 Costalegre, Jalisco. (LF)  The Tourism Ministry will implement the program Free Tours, an initiative that seeks to bring the tourist destinations outside the metropolitan area of Guadalajara Jalisco who wish to know the state. Therefore, from this Friday until December 29, 14 routes to 10 different destinations in the State will be made. Among the destinations is the Costalegre.

The Ministry of Tourism regarded as tourist destinations, areas  Costalegre , Ciudad Guzman, Talpa de Allende, among other things. In addition, it is anticipated that this program an economic impact in the places visited is generated and thus to support the tourism service providers and community visited.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Hurricane damages sugarcane

More than 5 thousand hectares of sugar cane in Casimiro damaged by Patricia

Carmen Aggi Cabrera

30 / October / 2015 Casimiro Castillo, Jalisco. (LF) 

In its passage by the municipality of Casimiro Castillo, Patricia left Hurricane damage to homes, roads and field. Crops most affected by the hurricane were the sugarcane losses recorded in about 5000 hectares and vegetables with damage to more than 200, they said in an interview, Mayor Nicholas Enrigue Crown:

"We evaluated 5457 hectares that were more or less affected"

With respect to housing 137 houses there with some degree of damage. The most affected areas were El Zapotillo, Tecomates, El Poblado and Lo Arado.

So far, communications has been restored to 100 percent, while still removing trees and branches on the roads:

"It is restored by land communities in all locations, the internet and telephone signal and signal are more consistent because we had many cuts, power was restored and almost one hundred percent and still have failures in the supply of drinking water in some locations because the rains continue even though there is no direct effects of Patricia, it is still raining and that continues to cause us problems in the water intakes. "

The mayor is confident that in the coming hours, 100 percent would restore the drinking water, as soon as Conagua supplies to homes through pipes. 

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

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.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rent-a-Goon guards are back at Tenacatita

Private goon police problems again at Tenacatita -- Armed and intimidating, guards surround Chitos construction of new restaurant . There are at least a dozen of them all in this small area

Tenactita ...... Rent-a-Goon policia otra ves molestando gente

Posted by Dobie User on May 16, 2015, 12:13 am, in reply to "Re: Tenacatita"

Today the goons told Chely she couldn't go to work in her restaurant because they own the sidewalk and she can't cross it. Politics are everywhere right now, before the elections on June 7. It didn't make me feel very good to see Emilio Marquez (ex-governador of Jalisco, best buddies with Villalobos) supporting Enrique Alfaro. And here I thought Movimiento Ciudadano was going to be different. How naive....

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Semana Santa Warnings from Civil Protection

With unusually large surf for the last few days and the festivities of Semana Santa -- Civil Protection recommends that people take their precautions before entering into any body of water, watch the children and not swimming after eating food or alcoholic beverages.

Warnings come after a drowning in Arroyo Seco and a rescue in Perula and a rescue in Melaque

Arroyo Seco beach

Civil Protection Lifeguard

Friday, February 20, 2015

Surfing Calechosa

Also known as Ranchito Beach, Costalegre Jalisco

Surf was large here in Melaque and I thought I'd take a chance on going to Ranchito beach to see what was up and check out the new development called Calechosa Bay.  The road has been improved a bit and three buildings on the property have been started but have a long way to go.  Roy's house is looking good beyond the development and I remember when he was just living in a trailer waiting for the Ejido to let him build.

The surf was pretty good but the wind was starting to come up from offshore around noon.  Probably better in the mornings.  This is the first time I've seen any surfers there.  The beach is rocky and difficult to exit and enter.  That's why the one guy shown is entering off the rocks on the point.   Took him quite awhile to decide when to jump.

Getting ready to jump

Cuastecomate in the background

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Costalegre Rotary Golf Tournament

Costalegre Rotary Golf Tournament - 2015

The Rotary Club is again holding a Texas scramble "Charity", fun tournament at Isla Navidad Golf Club on January 24th,2015 at 9:00 A.M. Details are on the attached poster.Everyone has always had a good time at the event and we look forward to providing the surrounding area with a chance to aid the community and have a fun at the same time.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Another try for Chalacapetec

The New Cancun on the Costalegre failed
Here comes another rape of the coast

Louis Vuitton seeks to build super luxury hotel in Jalisco

The French brand Louis Vuitton is eyeing to build a tourist development in Jalisco .

If approved its construction would be in the Costalegre region with an investment of $ 150 million in its first stage and have one requirement: Chalacapetec airport is completed.

"The company Louis Vuitton has within its consortium a section of hotels and will be signing in the coming weeks an agreement", said Enrique Ramos, Secretary of Tourism of Jalisco.


The Tourism Ministry recognizes that Chalacatepec Airport - is located between Punta Careyes and Pérula in Costalegre-, has become a priority to concluding in a timely manner and thereby increase tourism.


The hotel would be super luxury, including a golf course and villas. His previous hotels are built on a concept of elegance, comfort and refinement.

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The Costalegre

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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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