Archive for July, 2005

raw beauty

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

It’s a good feeling to know there is still raw untouched land in the world and today I visited some. Pizota, located 10 minutes south by boat from Yelapa is like going back a 100 years in time. It is a great location for a day visit and also an overnight. My friend, Fidencio has […]

Mateo’s Baby

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

On my recent visit to Pizota, I am happy to announce great news… Mateo’s burro had a baby… just two days old. He will be a great addition to the rancho, which by the way is getting filled in with all of Mateo and Vanessa’s hard work. If you are ever in Pizota ask for […]


Friday, July 29th, 2005

“Carlos and Juan” our friends from Korea wrote this out for me as we planned to conquer the Korean tourism market… next on the list is Romania…stay tuned as we bring a palapa in yelapa to the entire world!

pier = muelle

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Three years ago a rare hurricane hit the Bahia de Banderas and destroyed the pier near the Hotel. From that day, beach arrivals and departures have been common place for visitors as well as locals. Trying to get on or off a boat isn’t the easiest thing to do especially without practice. THe good news […]

new project

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

After 15 plus years of visiting Yelapa, today began my first involvement, in a building project. I’ve always chosen to fix up my casa rather than build one. This project isn’t a casa, but is twice as exciting! I wish I could give you all the details, but I can’t. Soon. Experienced vistors can figure […]

change is good

Monday, July 18th, 2005

Life at Casa Iguana is always an adventure, tonight’s theme is multi-cultural exchanges.. Today, seven volunteers from a local nonprofit, Nuestra Tierra arrived from Korea, Romania, France and Canada. We are hosting most of the group for the next three weeks, while they work with our new cultural center and on various projects in Yelapa. […]

full of hot air?

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

For months, I’ve been studying, reading and planning about podcasting. Yelapa is one of those places on the planet that you cant get enough of, especially when your not here. Thats the crux of why I think a podcast, live from Yelapa, would be great! Imagine hearing the frogs in the lagoon, the booming of […]


Sunday, July 17th, 2005

Just when you thought it was safe, here he goes again, writing about bugs in Yelapa. I ‘m sorry, I thought I had it out of my system. The Canclo is an amazingly big spider-like insect. This is the big daddy of all spiders in México and causes the most reaction in visitors. The Canclo […]

apple of the tropics

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

I find it amazing that with Mangoes being dated back to the 4th and 5th Centuries B.C, they have only been in Mexico for 100 years. We are blessed to have five different trees here at Casa Iguana. By far the majority are consumed by my kids. I can’t count how many they eat in […]

First Hard Rain

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

A few days ago, we had a good rain. As I’ve said recently, any rain is good rain, but I mean a typical Yelapa Summer Rain! A strong constant sheet of water, that encompasses all. Rain, so hard that you can’t really hear anything else. It sat above for a few hours in the way […]

Nasty Beast

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

This is the mosquito that carries yellow fever, dengue and more bad shit… So far this has been a great year for mosquitos in Yelapa. After all these years here, I don’t have too many secrets to staying away from them, or them staying away from you. I can tell you that feeding times are […]

vivid vista

Monday, July 11th, 2005

The instant benefit of the recent rain, even if it’s just a tiny bit, is all the new color, here in Yelapa. Pictured is the Primavera and Bouganvila and a few others thrown in. Yelapa is a nature lovers paradise!


Monday, July 11th, 2005

This weekend, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Paco Ojeda of Vallarta Undiscovered. With very little pressure, I convinced Paco to visit in Yelapa, on my home court. What a joy, to talk tech, on a variety of subjects; Macs, Podcasting, Tourism, Living in Mexico and More! I’ve been reading and preparing to […]

the mouth

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Jari Poulin © 2005: All rights reserved We have finally received just enough water to fill the lagoon and to open the mouth of the Rio Tuito. It was a treat, to once again, watch the visitors trying to estimate the river’s power and when and how to cross it. Many a year ago, I […]

frogs and crabs galore…

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

I’m not trying to freak anyone out by writing about weird animals or bugs, but it wouldn’t be right to not tell you about the frogs and crabs, that are enjoying their freedom these past few weeks. Where do I start? The frogs, well… actually toads. Only seen at night , especially on the main […]