Chacala is a picturesque beach-town set in small cove on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the State of Nayarit. It is located about 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Puerto Vallarta. The name means “where there are shrimp” in Náhuatl, and is part of the coastline known as the Riviera Nayarita. The population consists of approximately 300 full time residents, but can swell to over 1000 during Mexico’s most popular vacation periods such as Semana Santa, (Easter Week) and Christmas. Chacala is known for its physical beauty, unhurried lifestyle, and for the efforts of a small group of “socially conscious” and “proactive” Americans to change the lifestyle of the residents. The Stunning beaches of the Mexican pacific create a unique scenario ideal for rest and recreation. Malinali Nature Villas, located on a gorgeous bay presents arquitectural designs inspired by regional art, the purest expresion of a culture’s historic roots.