MARINA: Cuixmala is a magical land off the coast of Jalisco, a 25,000-acre ecological compound with lagoons, wildlife, and it’s very own biosphere. It’s part luxury destination with private beaches and palatial villas but it’s also an important habitat conservation zone with the support of UNAM, local government, and research communities. The Cuixmala Ecological Foundation trains young Mexican scientists and researchers to resolve environmental problems within Mexico. The organization is dedicated to stimulating on-going research confounded on different ecosystems and encourages the development of local sustainable products.
What was once private property owned and operated by Sir James Goldsmith, is now a legacy ecological initiative run by Alix Goldsmith and her husband. Threatened species like marine turtles, crocodiles, jaguars, and pumas have found a haven within the Cuixmala zone, as well as 1,200 plant specimen, 270 birds, and an impressive array of reptiles and amphibians. In the future, when you long for adventure and a turn to nature, pass up that African safari, and support Mexico.