Our home base is on one of the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia. Our activities there include boating, fishing, gardening, yoga (for Margaret) and lots of walking with our beloved dog Jake. We can enjoy our outdoor activities for about six months of the year but in the winter months, grey skies, rain and chilly weather prevail. For many years we escaped winter for a few weeks, traveling and vacationing in Hawaii, Mexico, and other tropical destinations. We often dreamed of owning a vacation home somewhere warm. Unfortunately, most places that were attractive to us were rather expensive and given the relatively small amount of time that we planned to holiday, we resolved to rent rather than to own.
That all changed three years ago when our travels took us to Los Ayala for a two week holiday! A year earlier friends of ours had bought a lot and were building a vacation home. We had tracked their progress, listened to their stories and decided to see for ourselves this charming fishing village, where they planned to spend a good part of the year. We got off the plane vowing to each other that, even though we were very curious about their project, we were only there for a holiday and would not even look at property!
Within a week, we found ourselves signing papers at the notary’s office and becoming the owners of a ‘fixer upper’ a block away from our friends. The magic of Mexico and Los Ayala had caught us in its spell! Thus began a nine month building odyssey, during which our tiny casita was transformed into a casa, complete with perimeter walls, a pool, palapa, carport and lots of tropical plantings. The contractor behind all of this was Norman Lutgen of Viking Construction. His reliability, due diligence, guidance and ideas, along with the excellent work from his capable craftsmen, quickly transformed our little ‘ugly duckling’ into a beautiful swan we call ‘Casa Margarita‘. Last winter was our first here and we look forward to many more!
While we find the climate and the natural beauty of the area entrancing, it is also the strong sense of community here in Los Ayala which appeals to us. At the many cultural events celebrated in the region and often centered in our village square, we have been welcomed as friends and asked to join in the festivities. The warmth and smiles from the locals and the many foreigners, mostly also Canadian, are rarely found elsewhere. We are pleased that many of the foreigners here respect the rich Mexican culture and have found ways to improve the lives of the locals, with projects to help the environment, schools and animals, to name but a few.
We love Los Ayala’s beautiful beach and surrounding tropical jungle. We are charmed by the flocks of tiny green parrots which zoom by in tight formation. In the evenings, the air is filled with that sweet jungle scent and the sounds of cicadas (plus barking dogs and confused roosters!). Often we hear singing, brass bands and music played in the surrounding homes and streets. We are delighted that music plays such an important role in the local culture.
The nearby towns of Rincon de Guayabitos and La Penita offer a great selection of interesting things to see and do, including visiting the colourful weekly markets where we buy fresh produce, prawns, or some handcrafted work of art to adorn our casa. There are many affordable restaurants offering good food and many shops for the must-have items on our list. Every couple of weeks we make a trip to the big box stores outside Puerta Vallarta to round out our provisions.
We enjoy day trips and hiking to other nearby towns such as El Monteon, Sayulita, Lo de Marcos, Chacala and many others. There are lots of interesting things to see and experience, as well as wonderful photo opportunities. The many sandy beaches nearby stretch for miles in all directions, offering lots of scenic walking and swimming. We have traveled further north from our village to San Blas, to experience the wonderful mangrove swamps that house some of the most beautiful birds and wildlife that one could imagine, where crocodiles prowl the waters and jaguars periodically emerge from the jungle forest.
We plan to spend three or four months of the year in this enchanted village. We feel that this is a unique place and we hope it will not become overly developed or over exposed to tourism, for with that there is the distinct possibility that the warmth and charm that now exists may disappear. In the meantime, we will work on our Spanish, savour our new home away from home and enjoy the company of our many new friends and neighbours.
Margaret Davidson and Boswell (Bos) Malcolm
Bos is a super photographer!
The gallery below features Bos’s photos from the Christmas Posadas in Los Ayala’s Town Plaza – December 2010. Note how perfectly he captures the light; and the soulful eyes of the children.
This story was originally published in “Local Folks” on Magical Los Ayala.
cialis reviews cialis tadalafil ciprofloxacin dose acyclovir dosage what is cipro usually prescribed for vardenafil vs viagra cialis for sale order viagra cialis coupons tamoxifen lawsuits viagra alternative finasteride 5mg side effects mayo clinic what is finasteride what bacteria does ciprofloxacin kill cialis 30 day trial coupon nolvadex ciprofloxacin dosage ciprofloxacin spc buy generic levitra discount viagra azithromycin pediatric dosing cialis pricing discount cialis finasteride permanent side effects viagra pills viagra generic how to get off lexapro what is azithromycin for azithromycin without a doctor’s prescription ciprofloxacin 250 mg escitalopram 10mg ciprofloxacin 500 mg for urinary tract infection online cialis cialis 5mg viagra generico azithromycin drug class ciprofloxacin coverage acyclovir 200mg cheap cialis viagra cialis levitra 20 mg von bayer zovirax for cold sores side effects of lexapro propecia revatio vs viagra azithromycin 250 mg treatment side effects of ciprofloxacin viagra tablet cialis for daily use viagra ohne rezept aus deutschland cialis vs viagra tamoxifen bijwerkingen lowest cialis prices viagra dosage side effects of lexapro in women azithromycin coverage cilias levitra coupon cialis side effects equipe argentine viagra ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets viagra pillen kruidvat buy generic viagra viagra 50mg cialis dosage utilisation viagra viagra nebenwirkungen finasteride efectos secundarios lexapro manufacturer website viagra vs cialis is ciprofloxacin a penicillin cialis dosage strengths lexapro vs wellbutrin acyclovir vs valacyclovir what is viagra ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg tab viagra coupons what is acyclovir used for cialis medication lexapro bula azithromycin 250mg tablets 6 pack 200 cialis coupon finasteride 5mg tab azithromycin vs erythromycin lexapro and weight gain lexapro side effects in women withdrawal from lexapro viagra kaufen finasteride long term effects pfizer viagra coupons from pfizer generic cialis what is azithromycin used for azithromycin uses viagra tesco cialis samples overnight levitra bayer 20mg meilleur prix buy viagra viagra sans ordonnance buy cialis acyclovir 800 mg 5 times a day cialis generic tadalafil tamoxifen and bone pain escitalopram effets secondaires free viagra ciprofloxacin 500mg antibiotics azithromycin medscape canada cialis 9 levitra at walmart cialis effects cost of cialis cialis 5mg daily female viagra azithromycin 250 ciprofloxacin side effects of azithromycin ciprofloxacin uses cialis alternative ciprofloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic cipro what is cipro used for cialis pharmacy prices ciprofloxacin bnf how to use viagra side effects of acyclovir cialis trial cialis acyclovir dose lexapro medication generic viagra levitra 20mg how long for azithromycin to take effect cialis price how does viagra work canada viagra levitra vs viagra erectile dysfunction cialis tamoxifen side effects in women over 55 side effects of azithromycin 250 mg cialis patent expiration date extended best price viagra cheap levitra finasteride effets secondaires acyclovir 400 mg cialis pills escitalopram 10 mg para que sirve azithromycin 5 day dose pack lexapro side effects men escitalopram side effects ciprofloxacin drug class finasteride tablets ciprofloxacin 500 mg azithromycin for strep throat what does finasteride do levitra vs viagra for hardness cialis from canada sophia viagra finasteride 1mg what infections does ciprofloxacin treat azithromycin side effects azithromycin three times a week zithromax cialis 20mg directions what is escitalopram lexapro 10 mg common side effects of ciprofloxacin 500 mg levitra vs viagra lexapro withdrawal finasteride reviews cialis without a doctor’s prescription cialis website cialis for bph viagra soft lexapro dosing generic for cialis viagra on line escitalopram finasteride for hair loss what is ciprofloxacin used for acyclovir 800mg cialis daily viagra side effects lexapro side effects in men cealis side effects of lexapro 10 mg side effects of cialis viagra vs cialis vs levitra stopping lexapro azithromycin cost cialis dosage recommendations effects of stopping lexapro suddenly how to wean off lexapro without withdrawals tamoxifen langzeitfolgen azithromycine levitra rezeptfrei deutschland cialis canadian pharmacy liquid cialis azithromycin liquid generic viagra 100mg cialis professional cialis samples price cialis ciprofloxacin side effects after age 60 cialis patent expiration 2017 cipro antibiotic escitalopram nebenwirkungen azithromycin 250mg acyclovir viagra 100 mg is tamoxifen chemotherapy finasteride vs dutasteride ciprofloxacin drops viagra sex what is lexapro for viagra vs cialis vs levitra escitalopram 20 mg cialis generic availability zithromax antibiotic tamoxifen side effects in women lexapro para que sirve tamoxifen and foods to avoid viagra natural acyclovir for cold sores what does ciprofloxacin 500mg treat acyclovir 800 mg azithromycin tablets acyclovir side effects ciprofloxacin for dogs wholesale cialis cialis for women levitra 10 mg prezzo ciprofloxacin 500 mg tabletten azithromycin tablet how much does cialis cost lexapro withdrawal symptoms viagra 100 viagra wikipedia tamoxifen vardenafil 20mg levitra without a doctor prescription cialis on line cipro for uti how to take cialis cialis sample zithromax 500 mg where to buy viagra escitalopram 10 mg levitra 20 mg levitra 20mg cost per pill levitra prezzo in farmacia viagra activate azithromycin viagra samples ciprofloxacin side effects in women finasteride hair loss finasteride 5 mg tab side effects of tamoxifen azithromycin pregnancy category ciprofloxacin hcl viagra effects first few days on lexapro cialis free trial viagra what is azithromycin cipro dangers cialis patent expiration viagra online side effects of viagra viamedic cialis cipro dosage celexa vs lexapro side effects of ciprofloxacin 500 mg cialis coupon cheap viagra viagra pill lexapro generic name what is acyclovir cipro antibiotics acyclovir dosage for cold sores how long does viagra last generic cialis at walmart viagra on line no prec viagra uk finasteride results cialas cipro side effects cyalis what is lexapro used for azithromycin dosage generic cialis tadalafil what is ciprofloxacin viagra without a doctor prescription ciprofloxacin hydrochloride lexapro weight gain ciprofloxacin used for what does azithromycin treat how does acyclovir work viagra without a doctor prescription usa finasteride 5 mg ciprofloxacin side effects sex viagra for women is lexapro a controlled substance viagra for sale uk viagra for men cipro uses viagra canada cialis coupons printable buy cialis online cialis coupons 2017 cialis 20 mg viagra tablets cialis 30 day sample acyclovir cream azithromycin class what works better than viagra cialis cheap cialis voucher azithromycine eg 500 mg bijsluiter what is lexapro levitra online tamoxifen citrate cialis canada tamoxifen interaction what is tamoxifen used for acyclovir 800 mg for shingles levitra generic viagra en ligne livraison 24h what is acyclovir for escitalopram oxalate tamoxifen and weight gain lexapro dosages ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg zithromax z-pak lexapro dosage lexapro side effects wellbutrin and lexapro levitra ciprofloxacin 500mg antibiotics side effects cipro drug class cialis otc levitra erfahrungen how does lexapro work lexapro reviews viagra wiki levitra prices lexapro 10mg lexapro 20mg propecia side effects azithromycin 500 what does ciprofloxacin treat daily cialis side effects of finasteride 5mg zovirax cream viagra alternatives how does cialis work does lexapro cause weight gain ciprofloxacin dosierung finasteride lexapro overdose cialis generic viagra coupon buy levitra herbal viagra tamoxifen cost cialis coupon 20 mg cialis 5 mg azithromycin 500 mg azithromycin 250 mg generic levitra azithromycin pregnancy post finasteride syndrome zovirax dosage is azithromycin penicillin buying viagra lexapro and wellbutrin combination therapy viagra vs cialis cialis testimonials viagra medicine zithromax dosage lexapro thuoc azithromycin what is cipro cialis 20mg cialis vs viagra natural viagra what is ciprofloxacin prescribed for buy viagra online lexapro and weight gain in women cipro side effects in elderly over the counter viagra cialis savings card viagra 100mg viagra from canada lexapro benefits for women weaning off lexapro finasteride 5mg cialis pills for sale levitra dosage ciprofloxacin 500 how long for lexapro to work levitra 20 mg cost walmart when will cialis go generic acyclovir medication women viagra lexapro and weight loss azithromycin z pak ciprofloxacin 500mg azithromycin for pneumonia canadian viagra what does viagra do acyclovir ointment azithromycin eye drops zovirax pills levitra 20 mg precio farmacia finasteride medication cipro and tendonitis finasteride 5mg side effects finasteride side effects cipro 500 lexapro generic viagra single packs online viagra cialis 10 mg generic for lexapro viagra for women zoloft vs lexapro acyclovir ointment 5 finasteride dosage lexapro for anxiety tamoxifen side effects free cialis cialis prices viagra 100mg tablets retail price ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg side effects acyclovir for shingles finasteride side effects in men ciprofloxacin nebenwirkungen antibiotic ciprofloxacin pfizer viagra effects of stopping finasteride generic lexapro viagra for sale acyclovir dosing viagra cost levitra coupons side effects of finasteride viagra prices finasteride and enlarged prostate acyclovir 400mg generic levitra vardenafil 20mg azithromycin 500 erfahrungen cialis coupon print cialis cost cialis coupons from manufacturer viagra ohne rezept auf rechnung ciprofloxacin class ciprofloxacin eye drops azithromycin for uti what is cialis ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution tamoxifen nebenwirkungen cialis discount lexapro vs zoloft how to wean off lexapro is azithromycin buy levitra online viagra bestellen azithromycin 500mg ciprofloxacin 250mg zovirax ointment zovirax lexapro vs celexa viagra receptfritt viagra substitute azithromycine 250 mg what is finasteride used for cialis or viagra cialis for men finasteride for women canadian cialis tamoxifen therapy side effects lexapro lexapro coupons viagra price what is tamoxifen cialis online cialis copay card viagra costs azithromycin and alcohol cost of viagra lexapro 5mg
lexapro dosage buy generic viagra free viagra canadian cialis side effects of acyclovir how long does viagra last tamoxifen and weight gain buy cialis online what is azithromycin used for lexapro medication erectile dysfunction cialis azithromycin without a doctor’s prescription azithromycin tablet what is acyclovir finasteride for women is azithromycin order viagra cialis on line cialis 5mg celexa vs lexapro finasteride reviews natural viagra ciprofloxacin 500mg tamoxifen and bone pain side effects of finasteride 5mg acyclovir 400 mg effects of stopping lexapro suddenly viagra bestellen levitra vs viagra for hardness side effects of cialis levitra online side effects of azithromycin viagra effects pfizer viagra coupons from pfizer cheap levitra escitalopram side effects viagra substitute generic for cialis best price viagra ciprofloxacin side effects finasteride 1mg escitalopram 10 mg ciprofloxacin dosierung escitalopram 10mg effects of stopping finasteride cialis pricing generic levitra vardenafil 20mg cialis generic availability what is cipro used for levitra 10 mg prezzo viagra 100mg tablets retail price levitra coupons tamoxifen nebenwirkungen what is ciprofloxacin prescribed for ciprofloxacin used for azithromycin pregnancy category side effects of tamoxifen how does acyclovir work weaning off lexapro azithromycin and alcohol nolvadex withdrawal from lexapro viagra wiki female viagra cialis sample cialis for bph viagra single packs azithromycin z pak cialis 20mg directions side effects of azithromycin 250 mg acyclovir dosage cheap cialis lexapro side effects men online cialis cialis generic tadalafil cialis medication free cialis cialis 5 mg lexapro coupons cialis vs viagra cialis tadalafil levitra 20 mg von bayer what is acyclovir for viagra ohne rezept aus deutschland side effects of ciprofloxacin 500 mg finasteride medication finasteride hair loss cialis without a doctor’s prescription cialis 30 day trial coupon ciprofloxacin hydrochloride tamoxifen citrate zithromax antibiotic azithromycine tamoxifen langzeitfolgen viagra canada cialis prices cialis patent expiration date extended what is ciprofloxacin used for finasteride results viagra for men viagra side effects viagra ohne rezept auf rechnung cost of cialis canadian viagra tamoxifen and foods to avoid discount viagra cialis canadian pharmacy viagra tablet azithromycine eg 500 mg bijsluiter ciprofloxacin dosage cialis generic finasteride vs dutasteride what is azithromycin for azithromycin dosage ciprofloxacin 500mg antibiotics side effects viagra soft azithromycin vs erythromycin what is cipro usually prescribed for how to wean off lexapro levitra 20mg cost per pill cialis trial how to take cialis lexapro dosing herbal viagra discount cialis cipro dosage viagra activate acyclovir 800 mg viagra pills lexapro bula ciprofloxacin spc how to use viagra viagra vs cialis azithromycin 250mg viagra vs cialis azithromycin pregnancy levitra generic what does viagra do cialis acyclovir 200mg cilias acyclovir cream wellbutrin and lexapro finasteride 5mg ciprofloxacin nebenwirkungen over the counter viagra zovirax dosage women viagra viagra kaufen escitalopram viagra samples cialis pills for sale finasteride effets secondaires viagra tesco lexapro withdrawal symptoms canada cialis first few days on lexapro viagra vs cialis vs levitra what is cialis acyclovir 800 mg for shingles cialis for daily use cialis for sale post finasteride syndrome what is tamoxifen used for cialis coupons acyclovir ointment levitra vs viagra daily cialis viagra generico lexapro side effects ciprofloxacin for dogs propecia side effects viagra tablets levitra 20 mg precio farmacia cheap viagra escitalopram oxalate what is lexapro for cipro side effects ciprofloxacin drops escitalopram effets secondaires levitra antibiotic ciprofloxacin cialis otc how to get off lexapro ciprofloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic buy levitra how does cialis work cipro for uti azithromycin 250mg tablets 6 pack lexapro reviews ciprofloxacin 500 mg for urinary tract infection acyclovir side effects what bacteria does ciprofloxacin kill azithromycin medscape finasteride for hair loss zoloft vs lexapro viagra on line no prec cyalis levitra 20mg viagra from canada viagra prices ciprofloxacin bnf cialis 10 mg viagra uk generic viagra 100mg azithromycine 250 mg where to buy viagra zithromax cialis 5mg daily lexapro and weight loss cialis coupons from manufacturer cialis cheap generic lexapro levitra prezzo in farmacia 9 levitra at walmart side effects of lexapro in women what is finasteride used for finasteride generic levitra azithromycin 5 day dose pack ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg azithromycin 250 mg viagra receptfritt azithromycin liquid ciprofloxacin dose is azithromycin penicillin how to wean off lexapro without withdrawals cipro uses finasteride 5mg side effects mayo clinic viagra en ligne livraison 24h common side effects of ciprofloxacin 500 mg viagra cialis azithromycin cost viagra for sale finasteride 5mg tab viagra cost zovirax cream tamoxifen lawsuits lexapro dosages vardenafil 20mg lexapro para que sirve what infections does ciprofloxacin treat cialis professional finasteride tablets what is ciprofloxacin azithromycin cialis pharmacy prices lexapro side effects in women zithromax 500 mg viagra alternatives levitra 20 mg ciprofloxacin viagra sex viagra 100 side effects of lexapro cost of viagra viamedic cialis how long for lexapro to work side effects of finasteride cialis cost azithromycin eye drops side effects of ciprofloxacin ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg tab thuoc azithromycin lexapro side effects in men finasteride long term effects viagra dosage ciprofloxacin hcl cialis or viagra levitra erfahrungen lexapro 5mg utilisation viagra acyclovir for cold sores ciprofloxacin 250 mg tamoxifen stopping lexapro cipro lexapro vs zoloft cipro antibiotic generic cialis finasteride permanent side effects ciprofloxacin uses lexapro vs celexa what is viagra cialis dosage strengths azithromycin 250 mg treatment azithromycin 500 what works better than viagra levitra without a doctor prescription generic viagra finasteride dosage acyclovir for shingles lexapro generic levitra bayer 20mg meilleur prix price cialis acyclovir lexapro withdrawal viagra price zovirax ointment cialis patent expiration cialis vs viagra what does ciprofloxacin treat what is lexapro side effects lexapro viagra medicine cialis free trial viagra for women azithromycin 500 erfahrungen escitalopram 20 mg finasteride 5mg side effects what is escitalopram cialis dosage recommendations cialis voucher ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg side effects ciprofloxacin side effects in women cipro side effects in elderly viagra generic lexapro overdose is tamoxifen chemotherapy pfizer viagra azithromycin side effects cialis coupons 2017 azithromycin for strep throat 200 cialis coupon viagra 100 mg cipro drug class cialis coupon viagra 50mg zithromax dosage cialis coupon 20 mg cialas lexapro 20mg cialis savings card tamoxifen side effects in women cialis dosage cialis discount finasteride side effects in men ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution viagra on line side effects of lexapro 10 mg what is cipro ciprofloxacin 500 mg acyclovir 800mg what is azithromycin canada viagra azithromycin 500 mg cialis side effects cialis coupons printable viagra sans ordonnance escitalopram 10 mg para que sirve wholesale cialis buy viagra ciprofloxacin 250mg ciprofloxacin eye drops cealis cialis daily viagra pillen kruidvat what is lexapro used for sophia viagra buy generic levitra cialis coupon print what is acyclovir used for equipe argentine viagra azithromycin drug class cipro 500 azithromycin uses viagra wikipedia tamoxifen side effects azithromycin class online viagra acyclovir medication is ciprofloxacin a penicillin cialis from canada viagra for sale uk finasteride and enlarged prostate buy viagra online how much does cialis cost cialis price zovirax pills lexapro vs wellbutrin acyclovir 400mg cialis reviews azithromycin for pneumonia levitra vs viagra lexapro and wellbutrin combination therapy viagra 100mg how does lexapro work ciprofloxacin drug class azithromycin pediatric dosing levitra dosage lexapro 10 mg azithromycin for uti cialis website lexapro 10mg viagra zithromax z-pak lexapro and weight gain in women finasteride 5 mg tab cialis samples overnight is lexapro a controlled substance cialis testimonials tamoxifen therapy lexapro benefits for women levitra rezeptfrei deutschland acyclovir 800 mg 5 times a day cialis 20 mg ciprofloxacin 500 viagra coupons what does finasteride do cipro and tendonitis levitra prices liquid cialis cialis for women lexapro and weight gain viagra nebenwirkungen cialis 30 day sample cialis online ciprofloxacin 500 mg tabletten azithromycin 500mg viagra without a doctor prescription zovirax for cold sores cipro antibiotics revatio vs viagra cialis pills tamoxifen bijwerkingen vardenafil vs viagra finasteride efectos secundarios viagra natural cialis for men generic cialis at walmart acyclovir dose buy levitra online acyclovir vs valacyclovir cialis 20mg cipro dangers lexapro generic name escitalopram nebenwirkungen finasteride 5 mg cialis copay card sex viagra for women lexapro cialis effects acyclovir ointment 5 lexapro weight gain cialis canada buying viagra tamoxifen side effects in women over 55 finasteride side effects azithromycin coverage how does viagra work lexapro for anxiety zovirax cialis patent expiration 2017 lexapro manufacturer website ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets viagra costs propecia ciprofloxacin class viagra pill tamoxifen interaction levitra 20 mg cost walmart levitra coupon viagra alternative azithromycin 250 acyclovir dosing generic cialis tadalafil cialis samples side effects of viagra does lexapro cause weight gain acyclovir dosage for cold sores what is finasteride azithromycin three times a week ciprofloxacin 500mg antibiotics azithromycin tablets how long for azithromycin to take effect viagra online viagra without a doctor prescription usa when will cialis go generic tamoxifen cost viagra coupon buy cialis lowest cialis prices what is tamoxifen ciprofloxacin side effects after age 60 ciprofloxacin coverage what does azithromycin treat cialis alternative generic for lexapro viagra vs cialis vs levitra what does ciprofloxacin 500mg treat