Monday, October 3, 2016

view from the living room terrace at Chachalaka

This is life at Casa J Chachalaka on the Costalegre. A sailboat is heading into the little fishing village of Tehuamixtle - just down the beach from us. Our favorite place for fresh seafood. Fall is here and a new season is starting. The perfect winter getaway.

Chachalaka, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico

Influenced by our favorite places around the world, we have created Chachalaka as a refuge from the ordinary. Ocean, beach, design, and architecture... add some cool things, and it is our unique style of contemporary Mexican beach life.

Chachalaka is located about 52 miles south of Puerto Vallarta by car. Puerto Vallarta is a major city with extensive resources, supplies of hard and soft goods and a major transportation hub. Flights to and from the U.S. run almost hourly.

What is unique about the location of the property is the pristine virgin quality of the area. The beaches are expansive and some are defined by dramatic rock outcroppings. Most of this area and the nearby fishing village of Tehuamixtle has remained unspoiled by tourism.

Why this area is not developed is the first question one might ask, after catching your breath from the sheer beauty and initial impact of seeing the area for the first time. Much of the land along the Cabo Correntes corridor has been difficult to access until recently. Only a seasonal road served much of the area. The road is now vastly improved and much is surfaced. A project almost completed.

We have had the good fortune to secure an amazing parcel of land that has it's own cresent of beach bordered by rock outcroppings with enough rock bank to protect from any storms. The topography of the land is ideally suited to provide views as well as easy beach access. Additionally, the back portion of the land borders a road that has power and water. The land also is just a 10-minute drive to the fishing village of Tehuamixtle, which sits on a beautiful bay that is safe anchorage for boats. Tehuamixtle has supplies and an abundance of fresh fish, oysters and lobsters daily as well as three restaurants. Fresh produce, meat and poultry, and cheeses are supplied by vendors who bring it to your door. Kind of like a farmers market on wheels.

This area is unique. Perhaps one of those places that one wishes for and thought did not exist anymore. Pristine, beautiful, unspoiled by tourism - yet accessible. It is truly a special place that the seasoned traveler, the discriminating individual, the entrepreneur, or the adventurer would find appealing.