Cajon de Peñas is the largest fresh water reservoir in the state of Jalisco, situated at the heart of Costalegre just 60 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, on the recently improved highway #200 to Careyes.
Very low density approvals were just granted for ecological / touristic development in this area, ensuring the preservation of the environment for this small fishing village. Bass fishing, langoustines, sailing, bird watching, star gazing are favorite past times here.
An average climate of 21 degrees celsius makes this weather comparable to Cuernavaca, the city of the eternal spring,,, (about 8 degrees celsius less than Vallarta average temperature). Cajon de Peñas is about 30% larger in water surface than Valle de Bravo, Mexico’s other famous lake, with water so clean you can drink it.
Rock engravings in the area dating 1,300 BC by the Nahuatl indians, streams running through rare blue stones unique to this place, add to an atmosphere of a timeless enchanted mist forest. Costalegre’s new International Airport is just 40 miles away, as well as the virgin beaches around it.