Boca de Iguanas is an eco-community on Mexico’s Pacific coast between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. In addition to the communities’ residences (available for full or fractional-ownership), the resort has a beach-front boutique hotel and free-standing beach cabanas.
The car-free resort uses solar power for electricity and water heating. Trash is recycled, and the resort’s compost generates fertilizer for the gardens. Rain water is collected, grey water is recycled, and sewage is treated on-site through a natural biological plant. The resort uses natural cleaning products to keep its water supply toxin-free.
Boca de Iguanas has set aside a mangrove conservation area, overseen by a staff biologist, and considers the entire resort an animal sanctuary. Something squeamish future residents should take note of on the resort’s website:
“Each house includes ‘cave’ areas to sustain bat populations, which aid in reduction of insects as mosquitoes, flies and gnats.”
It’s not only the bats who get love here; the resort also sets up seasonal turtle camps to protect the species while their young are hatching.
The best news for you Green Postcard readers: If you can stand a little construction, you can visit Boca de Iguanas on the cheap. The resort is offering 40 percent off room rates while the resort is still being built. Standard rooms, with flat-screen TVs and huge bathrooms, are currently $144 (normally $160-$240). Beach cabanas, with thatched huts and walk-in showers (no television or A/C), are now $144 (normally $200-$280). And deluxe suites, with Jacuzzis and terraces, are $160 (normally $200-$280).
Photos from www.bocadeiguanas.com