About Mis Casas
January 2016 marks the 15th year of our land lease of lot 44 on the north end of the spectacular Laguna Bacalar. Within the Ejido of Pedro Antonio de los Santos (Pedro Santos) at km 59 of the highway, the shoreline lots are part of a federally protected area of this neo tropical jungle environment. The lake itself extends 57 km south past the town of Bacalar, eventually emptying into the Rio Hondo and the Bay of Chetumal. Driving in the 4km dirt road to the lake lots is your first adventure of the start of a wonderful stay at the lake!
During our 15 years here we have worked hard to be eco conscious and to lessen our footprint by being “as green as feasible.” Our power is from a rooftop solar system and propane systems provide hot water, cooking facilities and refrigeration. We separate and recycle recyclables, compost organic waste and do not use cleaning products in the lake. Cell phone coverage and Internet services are not always available on site.
In the early years hard physical labour was needed to clear the dense jungle to build the structures that now house you and provide common spaces to enhance your enjoyment of the lake. Many of the comforts, security and general artfulness of MIS CASAS is due to an active barter system that has operated for many years. We thank everyone who has contributed to this way of operating.
Hope to see you soon!
A Few Images
(Click to zoom in)