Amenities & Nature Areas
To return to the Site Map:
Community Center:  We have set aside about
1200 square meters on the central mesa to be
developed for community enjoyment and
recreational use.  We have decided to leave the
decision about what to build on the community
center site to the future community.  We will set
aside a fund which can be allocated as the
community sees fit for community recreation and
social facilities.

Landscaping: We have begun installing desert-
tolerant landscaping in many areas to provide more
shade, color and interest.  We recently created a
palm-shaded beachfront oasis, and are working on
several "stream-side" groves of the local arroyo
trees, with "ramadas" covered with flowering
vines.
Click to see our landscape designs and
progress.

Boat Ramp:  We'll provide road access to the
beach, so that residents can put in and take out
their boats.
Buffer Zones: Wherever possible, we've set aside 5-meter-wide (16 feet) areas as buffers along
most of the community borders. We've also created a 10 meter buffer zone along the beach to
maintain natural beach vegetation and reduce the impact of beach activities on our community.  
(All beaches and coasts in Mexico are public.)

Natural Areas, Arroyos and Paths:  The arroyos that cross the property and converge just
before the beachfront are beautiful natural features of the landscape.  We intend to leave them
just as they are, with the possible exception of some erosion control and the creation of safe,
gentle paths to the beach.  They may come in handy some day when a cloudburst on the bluff sends
some water our way.
Costa Cardonal
..a desert sanctuary beside a tropical sea.
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