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Don


Aug 24, 2005, 5:57 PM

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A Little Growth in Jalisco

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Growth in Jalisco is becoming more evident every day in our area. To work, some have to go to the U.S., Canada, or a larger city like Guadalajara. Same held true for any major competitive shopping or entertainment, people had to go to Guadalajara. Now growth is becoming evident in areas creating new jobs and promoting new businesses. The changes are slow, but they are coming. Very near our town is the city of Ciudad Guzman. This town now has almost all major car dealerships, a Gigante, a La Marina Department Store, etc and a new Soriana store was just opened. They are also planning to build a Walmart. The town keeps growing. In our town a few miles north, Walmart is about to sign a long term rental on some property to build a smaller store. Not definite, but we hope this goes through. Just one mile from our town on the road to Usmajac, some out-of-town investors just build a beautiful hotel, balneario and a restaurant. Some of the construction is still being completed. They have four or five pools with slides, wave makers. a soccer field, a basketball court, hand ball courts, covered picnic areas, snack bars and a restaurant. The facilities are available for locals or people staying at the hotel. They also have plans to build a golf course. I see all this activity as creating jobs, attracting additional business and creating competition and providing nearby shopping and recreation. Before, only if the people lived in a large city or had a vehicle, were these features available to all. That all seems to be changing.
Below are some pictures of the hotel and balneario. This is not a commercial pitch. It is just that I was impressed that millions of pesos were spent on this site, in a not heavily populated farming community.

http://www.swiftsite.com/...rement/Pictures1.htm



Georgia


Aug 31, 2005, 7:32 AM

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Re: [Don] A Little Growth in Jalisco

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Wow, Don. That place looks awesome. What is the name? Do they have a website? Any idea of rates? We're always looking for fun places to take short trips. Sayula is on our list because we want to take our grandson, a knife collector, to the Ojeda knife making place. That might be a great place to stay: the kid is active.


Don


Aug 31, 2005, 7:51 AM

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The name is Club Hacienda Don Nicolas. If you go there, get detailed instructions. Their permanent directional signs were not up the last time I passed. They have no website or phone at this time. Cell phone for information/reservations is 01 (341) 437-1604.

Not sure of their prices. There is one price if you want to use the pools and picnic area. There is another price to have a room for 2, with all meals and use of the pool and picnic area. There is another price for a room for 2, meals not included and use of the pools and picnic area. You will have to verify the above information.
The manager's name is Ana Luz and she speaks a little English, but be prepared to speak a little Spanish.


Bubba

Aug 31, 2005, 10:58 AM

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Sayula is one pretty town with a beautiful plaza and church and the old hacienda and town at Usmajac are among my favorites (and I am a hacienda freak). If you go to Sayula be sure to take a side trip to Atoyac and Ciudad Guzman is also just a short drive away. Atoyac was a center for mining salt from Lake Sayula and salt was gold in the old days. Nice town.

Sayula is an agricultural center and appears to be quite prosperous. Tour some of the charming older sections of this town and see the houses with large interior courtyards which appear to have been places to keep cattle.

Don is right. This place is prospering on its own but Guadalajara is still less than two hours away.


Georgia


Aug 31, 2005, 1:07 PM

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Thanks so much for the information, Don. Next time we're adventuring down that way, we'll look it up.
 
 
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