Boca de Iguanas development commits percentage of sales to Mother Nature

November 22, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
MANZANILLO, Mexico (Nov. 22, 2007) – Turtles returning to nest on the creamy sand beaches of Boca de Iguanas have reason to be thankful. Developers of the eco-resort community nestled on 18 acres of beachfront have committed one percent of all sales towards environmental preservation programs, including an onsite turtle camp monitored by university student biologists and care of a rare mangrove ecosystem.

The life of a turtle is a precarious one. After surviving to adulthood in the wild ocean, females return to the beaches of their birth following a unique evolutionary memory called “imprinting” which allows them to memorize their location based on humidity and mineral composition of the sand in which they hatch. They come ashore by moonlight and lay as many as 150 golf ball sized eggs which have a 1 in 1,000 chance in surviving to adulthood.

Located 40 minutes north of Manzanillo International Airport (ZLO), the multi-use development of Boca de Iguanas broke ground in Fall 2006 on 18 acres of prime beach real estate. Boca de Iguanas represents a fusion of Mexican architecture, incorporating classic colonial hacienda elements in the Spanish mission-inspired Pueblo, contemporary modern design in Entre Palmeras, and eclectic “jungle-chic” rustic areas dedicated to Mother Nature.

Opening this Christmas are a beach club with infinity edge swimming pool, an al fresco restaurant and bar under a soaring palapa on more than 1,000 feet of cream sand beach, and a boutique hotel featuring 12 suites in contemporary Mexican design. Rustic eco-chic cabanas hidden in the hills, along with a holistic wellness spa featuring healing therapies and yoga are also in the works for 2008.

To maximize on the “greenness” of the community, homes come equipped with solar panels for sun-powered electricity and hot water, and natural bamboo flooring. Plumbing will connect to community gray water recycling systems, and an onsite sewage treatment plant. The ecologically-progressive resort community – a first for Moksa Development, also features alternative clean energy sources, underground utilities, natural cleaning system for the swimming pools and onsite organic gardens and composting.

Environmental protection is the focus of the community’s master plan, which revolves around a rare mangrove estuary that is home to aviary, reptilian and fish species. Bio-climatic architecture which works with – not against – Mother Nature, emphasizes natural light, airflow that cools spaces naturally, and indoor and outdoor living as seen in expansive courtyards, enclosed garden areas and bathrooms under the stars. The restaurant’s healthy spa menu includes recipes featuring papaya, mango, banana and tamarind picked fresh from the trees planted around Boca de Iguanas. An organic garden will be planted according to rules of permaculture which encourages a healthy co-dependency between plants which compliment each other. And everyone is invited to harvest fresh basil, mint, sage, oregano, parsley grown in the walkable community herb garden.

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