Chacala, Mexico
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Lodging: Chacala, Mexico

Several homes in the gated Marina Chacala development can be rented, including this one, Villa Tesseri, which typically goes for $625 per night. (Christopher Reynolds / LAT)
The room-and-board retreat, Mar de Jade, is the biggest lodging in Chacala. It has 30 rooms and sits on a prime slice of beach. (Christopher Reynolds / LAT)
Aurora Hernandez of Chacala, Mexico, has added four guest rooms to her home since 1998, with help from a program called Techos de México (Roofs of Mexico). Half a dozen Chacala villagers have added upstairs rooms and terraces, most with ocean views. Hernandez rents her rooms for $30 to $40 a night. (Christopher Reynolds / LAT)
Through Techos de Mexico, Concha Velazquez of Chacala added an ocean-view guest room to her home in 2001. (Christopher Reynolds / LAT)
Rentals at Casa Dona Lupe rent for $35 a night. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Two twin beds in the second of two bedrooms in a affordable unit in the town of Chacala. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
The living room and kitchen in a affordable unit in the town of Chacala. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
At Casa Tortuga, a large custom tub on a rooftop rental overlooks the bay in Chacala, Mexico. The $75 a night rental includes a queen bedroom and outdoor kitchen. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Chico’s is one of several popular establishments on the beach in Chacala, Mexico. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)