Archive for the 'casa de la imaginacion' Category

Casa Imaginacion closes

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The Casa has closed it’s doors. As we prepared to pay our yearly rent, we found out that our landlord had other ideas for her property. Our Board of Directors met and decided it was just too great of a task to rebuild in another location quickly, so the decision was to close the Casa. […]

and the winners are….

Friday, October 31st, 2008

This years, Casa Imaginación’s “win a vacation” raffle was held today outside my palapalinyelapa office. Pictued here is Judith Roth and our board president, Vero Joya Rodriguez. Drumroll please…. The person that sold the most tickets….Jenn and Kevin Brunner staying in the lovely, Casa del Sol plus 500 dollars toward airfare > Sam “the yo […]


Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

The Casa de la Imaginacion is looking great these days. Check out the door filled with plastic bottles… I mean flowers.

new volunteers

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Last week, arrived two volunteers for the Casa de la Imaginacion. . Mathilde and Anna from Sebastopol, California. I am friends with both of their parents and we are so proud to have them live and work with us for the next few months. Both girls offer an amazing myriad of skills to share with […]


Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Meet Christin from Germany, who just completed over 150 volunteer hours with the Casa de la Imaginacion and lived here at Casa Iguana with our family. Over the month, she experienced so much and left impacting many of our local kids. Viva Christin!

golden ticket #3

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

golden ticket #2

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Meet Joel Summerhill, winner of the weeks stay at the Hotel Lagunita. Here’s a few questions we asked him… Where do you live? I live in Antioch, California, about 50 miles east of San Francisco. How did you hear about the raffle? An email from Isabel Jordon. Have you ever been to Yelapa? Yes, years […]

five golden tickets

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Esme Freedman is the first winner to check in. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and three children. They are excited about their first Yelapa and Mexico Vacation. Wait till they jump out of the boat and enter into Casa Isabel. I can see the smiles now.

armelle and asami

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Meet two of the Volunteers…Armelle from France and Asami from Japan. As an added bonus take a look at Asami’s photos from her first week here in Yelapa.

new volunteers

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

We have four new volunteers living with us at Casa Iguana. Three from France and one from Japan. They will be here for close to three months. Four hours per day they will be working with kids at our Casa de la Imagiinacion and the rest exploring Yelapa. If your planning an upcoming vacation to […]


Saturday, September 17th, 2005

After a three week stint of volunteering in Yelapa, Delphine left for Morelia and another project. Upon arrival, the project was cancelled, due to lack of participants. After traveling a bit, she returned to Yelapa for another week of work at our Cultural Center and a stay here at Casa Iguana. This bright and sharp […]

gemma garcia garcia

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Meet Gemma Garcia Garcia, our newly crowned, Queen of Yelapa. Last night’s Mexican Independence festivities lasted until the wee hours, with the entire community present. It began with a few dozen male and female basketball games and then moved into the contest. Thrown in for the half-time show was Tepo, doing a boogie and a […]

Emanuela y Christelle

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Of the latest group of Volunteers in Yelapa are these sweet women. Emanuela from Italy and Christelle from France. They were a joy to have around and were a strong positive force of the group and the kids.

iysela and josie

Friday, August 19th, 2005

The importance of Art is oh so clear here in Yelapa. Every day these two sweeties are on the steps waiting for our Casa de la Imaginacíon to open. Drawing, Painting, Paper Mache and most of all mentor / docents / volunteers to be with. I urge anyone that is planning a visit to Yelapa […]