Saturday, December 22, 2012

An Unexpected and Delightful Day at El Divisadero

After spending our second night in the antique town of Las Varas, Thursday morning we had our coffee and bid farewell to the town.  Heading south, we passed the road that we had taken the previous day to Chacala, and didn't get too much further before we spotted a sign that said "El Divisadero".  We were curious, because it wasn't on our map, and we decided to take the road.  Now that the weather is decidedly tropical, we've started seeing fruit trees along the way, like banana,
and papaya.
We saw a sign for Vista Encantada Eco-Club, and decided to see what it was.  What we discovered was a beautifully landscaped community under construction.
And as luck would have it, the owners and developers of the project, Carlos and Sandra, happened to arrive on the property shortly after we did.  Carlos offered to take us on a hike down a special path they created leading into the jungle,
to share several places for quiet reflection.  I felt like I was at Disneyland, only it was real.  It was a very special treat to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the jungle.
On the way back out, they pointed out one of the very special trees on the property.
And here's a picture of Carlos surveying some condos that are under construction, offering ocean views.
After our hike, they encouraged us to take a walk down the road leading to the beach, which was about a 20 minute walk downhill.  We were rewarded with a pristine beach with calm, warm water, and we had the beach all to ourselves.  Divine!
After a nice swim, we took the walk back out (slightly more challenging uphill) and made it back to the car with just enough daylight left to drive to the next beach town of La Penita, where we would spend the night.  Our afternoon at El Divisadero was totally unexpected and a real delight. 

xo Linda


  1. Thank you Linda for keeping us posted on your adventures in Mexico. It looks like a trip of a life time! Almost makes me want to venture down there to paint. Take Care......Laura

  2. You would love it here, Laura. So inspiring! Thanks so much for following us.