A DAY IN THE LIFE OF CHACALA
7:30 TO 9:00 AM
Join Stephanie, Ben, Susana, Karina, Carmen and others on a daily hike in the mountains above Chacala. Hike around a crater, through orchards to a hidden beach all the while looking at the coast line and the Bay of Chacala. The problems of the world are solved and friendships are made.
7:30 TO 8:30 AM
Birding with Concha in the jungle around Chacala. One hundred and seventy species of birds can be found living in the canopy of the many trees around lakes and bays.
7:00 TO 10:00 AM
Take a whale watching cruise with Cundo or Hector’s team. Hold on to your seat when a mama Humpback and her baby breech from the blue waters below. In Puerto Vallara it is said that there are ten boats for every one whale, while in Chacala there is one boat for every ten whales!
8:00 To 11:00 AM
Breakfast at the Mauna Kea Café with Chabela preparing Mexican and American specialties like a loaded veggie omelet or pecan pancakes and waffles or French toast. Help yourself to fruit salad and fresh brewed coffee, homemade toast and country fried potatoes. Meet friends or make new ones while looking at Chacalilla Bay. Browse through the Galeria for gifts and treasures.
NOON AND BEYOND
Enjoy the quiet beach of Chacala. Set up your umbrella near new found friends. Play and swim in the gentle surf. While still in your swimming suit, eat sautéed shrimp, barbecued fish and lobster at palapa beachside restaurants. Watch the dramatic sunsets, different every night. Toast to the whole experience with icy cold Mexican beer or margaritas.
Return to for an afternoon siesta. Guests at Casa Pacifica fall asleep listening to the birds and waves.
Join Mary Jane and others at the Marina Chacala Beach Club for yoga at 4:00 on Wednesdays. Join Karina and others at the north end of Chacala Bay for Tai Chi at 4:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Join Karla and others at Casa Cabellitos at 6:00 for the Friday Night Socials.
Hail a taxi or a ride to Thursday’s Market Day in La Penita, find gifts and treasurers. Meet friends for breakfast or lunch at Eddie’s Xaltemba Restaurant. On Saturdays join Tandy, Joy and Margaret at their art show. Join Debbie and Betty for bingo – to be announced. Chacala church services are Tuesday late afternoon, listen for the bell. Come see Susana and Eduardo’s art gallery at Casa Pacifica. Join Joy and others at the Cultural Center for events of music, dance, poetry and beyond. Boats leave from the fisherman’s dock for surfing at Las Caletas, snorkeling at Islas Marias and Las Cuevas, whale watching and fishing.
Cambiando Vidas (Changing Lives) scholarship program is a great opportunity for volunteers who would like to share their careers and professions with students. Help out at the Dale Reinhardt Learning Center. Learn about Rotary in Chacala. Teach multiplication tables to primary kids. Susana will provide transport to the weekly Rotary meetings held in La Penita. Come meet local and visiting Rotarians from around the world. Meetings are in English and Spanish. Meet local speakers, leaders of their communities. Join the Chacala town meetings on the last Wednesday of the month held at the Cultural Center.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Poetry readings, Cuban band, dancing, Mexican holiday events, local parties, Paul Swan’s music nights, Bob and Betty’s barbecues, book club and more.
"SUMMING UP" CHACALA:
SPANISH SPEAKING BEACH TOWN
GOOD CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
LOCAL PRICES FOR EVERYONE
VISITORS FOLD INTO THE RHYTHM OF VILLAGE LIFE
A COMMUNITY THAT CARES FOR EACH OTHER
FAMILIES PLAYING TOGETHER
SLOW PACE OF LIFE
REJUNVENATE THE SPIRIT AND THE BODY
NO NEED TO DRESS-UP
TACOS AND MARGARITAS ON THE BEACH IN A BATHING SUIT
NO WORRY ABOUT WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE
CHILDREN ARE SAFE
WAVES ARE GENTLE FOR SMALL TO ELDERLY
EXPERIENCE LIFE IN A SMALL TOWN
LIFE SAYULITA 20 YEARS AGO
BEAUTY OF A PROTECTED TROPICAL BAY AND BEACH
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN THE WORLD
LOADS OF SMALL VILLAGE EVENTS
SAFE FOR ALL WATER SPORTS
OFF BEATEN TOURIST PATH
CLOSE TO: PV, SAYULITA, SAN PANCHO, SAN BLAS, GUADALAJARA, TONALA FOR DAY TRIPS
GREAT FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS, REUNIONS AND DESTINATION WEDDINGS
SURF TRANSPORT AND REPORTS