The hotel's restaurant has gained some well-deserved fame for its ambiance and view, as well as its delicious food. Above, you see the central courtyard of the hotel. The wooden columns, flagstone patio, and obligatory fountain gave it a warmly welcoming aspect.
Gerry Green organized this expedition. A Canadian, he has hiked all over Western Mexico for many years. There is probably no one among the expats in the Lake Chapala area who knows the trails better than Gerry. He authored a book which is somewhat of a local "hikers' bible" called Walks and Trails Around Ajijic. If you are a hiker who lives in the area, or are planning a visit, Gerry's book can be obtained from a variety of local shops or from the Lake Chapala Society in Ajijic.
Tillandsia usneoides. It has been used in indigenous ceremonies for centuries. The word Paxtle comes from the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs.