Environmentally focused community development in Costalegre, Mexico
A new development has been revealed for the west coast of Mexico at Xala. The project, which will see three boutique hotel brands, a hostel and more than 75 new homes, brings together a unique destination for socially conscious travelers, embedded in stunning raw nature and a thriving Mexican community, according to the developers. .
The developers of the project are Ricardo Santa Cruz, Jeronimo and Juan Bremer. Xala, which has been around for 15 years, is expected to welcome travelers in 2023 and create a thriving community dedicated to farming, farming, an array of cultural activities and innovative sustainable practices, they report.
With over 2,400 acres of hidden land on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, visitors and locals alike will enjoy the stunning Costalegre Wilderness, comprising nearly five miles of long sandy beaches and two Ramsar estuaries.
“When I first laid eyes on Xala, it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen,” said Santa Cruz. “Before that, I wasn’t ready to be involved in another project, but I knew Xala was going to be really special. Everyone involved in the project is part of a family committed to the same goals. We all have a social responsibility, not only to the environment, but also to the planet and the community that lives here. We want to create something that will positively contribute to future generations and stand the test of time.
He added: “Xala is not a resort, it is a vibrant community of people and when travelers come here it will be very different from anything they have experienced before.”
Xala is based on a deep respect for existing communities, the environment and the natural elements. It aims to restore and protect the flora and fauna of the region, by reforesting over 600 acres of land and creating a private protected natural area of over 1,200 acres, while generating programs to protect reptiles, ocelots and turtles. Xala is a leader in the recovery and restoration of the Chalacatepec and Xola-Paraman estuaries, which are wetlands protected by the Ramsar Agreement due to the important role they play for migratory birds.
The project was supported by American actor and producer Richard Gere, whose humanitarian work and beliefs fit perfectly with Xala’s mission and goals, making him one of the project’s many partners. Strategic partners also include former Element Skateboarding CEO and Founder of The Heart Supply, Johnny Schillereff, who will launch The Heart Supply’s first skatepark in Xala, placing skateboarding and its philosophy of social inclusion as an integral part of it. ‘a sustainable vision for the future.
“The opportunity to be a part of Xala was something I knew I couldn’t miss,” said Gere. “Xala will be a project that flourishes and sets a new benchmark from which sustainable, respectful and community-based developments should be based. I am delighted to be working with the team and the community to bring our shared vision to deliver the most exceptional levels of tourism and a truly sustainable neighborhood to this incredibly special part of the world.