Starting at the San Nicholas River, the coast of Chamela runs south as far as the town of Chamela, bordering with Costa Careyes. It is flanked at each end by two developments; Las Alamandas to the north and the Las Rosadas development to the south near the town of Chamela. The coastline becomes more rugged and lush than found in Majahuas to the north, with plenty of small coves and beautiful beaches dotting the shoreline.
In between is the small, secluded beachfront community of Pérula. There are just a few homes here, bordering a beautiful 8 km. stretch of a soft white sand beach that makes up most of the bay of Chamela. In front of Chamela are the islands La Colorada, Cocinas, San Andrés, Pajarera (reserve of exotic birds and ideal place for diving), Novilla, Esfinge, San Pedro, San Agustín, and La Negrita, home to a rich marine life and sea birds.
Las Alamandas is owned by Isabel Goldsmith, and features a small boutique hotel with only 16 large suites that can accommodate up to to 42 guests, all located on 600 hectares of private land. It is a self-contained, ecological reserve with four pristine beaches and lagoons, but she does not offer any real estate purchase opportunities.
Real estate options are available, though, at Las Rosadas, which offers both existing homes within its Ocean Club two and three bedroom casitas overlooking the beach and ocean, as well as oceanfront and ocean view estate lots.