The Fresh Breeze Inn website has local maps and local information with pictures and volunteer opportunities.
We closed for the season on May first, we reopen November first. Slide shows throughout this website give you a tour of each vacation rental, the Chacala area, and local attractions. Volunteer opportunities for Chacala can be found here. If you click on the slide shows they become enlarged. I hope you enjoy this website and decide to come visit us in tranquil, beautiful Chacala!
I would like to give my great thanks and appreciation to my very good friend Bob Varaleau. Without his assistance this website and all of the maps within would not have been possible. He passed away this November….
GREETINGS: My name is Lance, and I own and manage the Fresh Breeze Inn where LIFE IS SERVED SUNNY SIDE UP! We now have a minimum stay of a week. (unless there is a smaller opening between existing reservations) I am offering a 30% discount from November 1st through December 21st. The jungle is very green this time of year due to the rainy season ending in mid October. The water is clear and in the mid to higher eighties, and there are few tourists until near Christmas time. The Fresh Breeze Inn is situated on a hill overlooking the jungle, the sea and the small fishing village of Chacala. The Fresh Breeze Inn is an easy 7 minute walk to the beach. A fresh breeze usually comes up in the early afternoon, hence the name “Fresh Breeze Inn.” We keep the Inn clean and upbeat, and I really do enjoy my role as innkeeper and host. This will be our seventh year, so the Fresh Breeze Inn is relatively new and very well maintained. I live in unit #4 (second floor) and am available day to day to help with information, translations, maps, outings and adventures or to address any problems or questions you might have.
Each apartment has well maintained mosquito screens on all doors and windows. All of the water is now safe to drink at the Fresh Breeze Inn due to an inline ultraviolet light and filtration system. We have digitally programmable wall safes in each apartment to keep your valuables truly secure. The area around the Inn is a good bird watching area. Over 60 species were recently identified from the third floor patio in less than a week’s time. Birders occasionally come up the hill and watch in the early morning. We have a list of the birds found in and around Chacala that is available on this website.
Chacala remains a safe haven. The local people are friendly and welcoming. There are unusually good relations between the internationals and locals because of positive interactions during the past 25 years.
Our beach was certified four years ago which means it is very clean and the water has a low in bacteria. The south end coconut grove behind the beach has been reopened and cleaned up for RVs and campers. Our small ocean bay provides a relatively safe place to swim, kayak, paddle board or go on ocean excursions in the motorized “pongas” for fishing, whale watching, etc. Kayak and paddle board rentals are available at Sur Pizza next to the beach. Reservations can be made at any time. High season (when most visitors come to Chacala) runs from November through April.
Specific information and photos of each our vacation rentals is available by clicking the list on the left side of this page. There are three Chacala vacation rental units at the Fresh Breeze Inn. I keep the availability calendars up to date, so check them out for an available booking. (task bar on the left of this page) Vacation rentals #1 and #2, with a minimal stay of one week, (unless there is a shorter period between existing reservations) are on the first floor, and Vacation rental #3 is on the third floor has a minimum stay of 2 weeks.(unless there is a shorter period between existing reservations) All three have high-quality queen bed mattresses. Vacation rental #1 and #3 also have a futon that opens into a soft double bed and can accommodate up to 4 guests. Vacation rental #2 has a narrow daybed and can accommodate up to 3 guests. All apartments have gas barbecues. The newly tiled and finished patio on the roof, which is available to all guests, has great views in every direction. Because the Inn sits on a dead-end road above the postage stamp sized village, it is relatively quiet. We do have dogs and roosters, as well as vendors driving around broadcasting their wares.
We have two high quality boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrellas available for guests use. Click the toolbar down the left side of this page for specifics of the Inn and surrounding area. Chacala is a great place to relax and enjoy verdant nature at it’s best…It is our little piece of Paradise.