I was captivated upon arrival. The water taxi took us directly to Playa Isabel named by the town for the woman who originally established these accommodations called Palapas. Palapas are traditional Mexican shelters roofed with palm leaves or branches. A simple, thatched-roof dwelling, usually open on the sides. Now called Casitas. The casita, Yolocalli, meaning House of the Heart. Located above a canyon with a flowing stream not to be outdone by the bay views. I could go on forever.

The dear Isabel woman who started this adventure of faith, hope and charity for all the locals has passed. But not before leaving her indelible footprints to follow. The new Casa Isabel guardians continue offering a higher ground and many updated improvements to this incredible site leaving intact that which Isabel intended. A warm, inviting heartfelt welcome to the spirit of the 1st indigenous peoples and all who now venture in.

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