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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Casa Pacifica Inn and Mauna Kea Cafe

Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

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In the small town of Chacala, Mexico, most of the restaurants are located beach side. One dusty street over, you'll find a few more eateries from which to choose, and if you're lucky, you'll stumble upon a boutique brewery "just up the hill" that is not to be missed.

It would be easy to spend a week or so blissfully eating fresh grilled seafood, local Mexican-style breakfasts and maybe a pizza or Caesar Salad.

But if you expand your horizon just a bit and wander through the hillside neighborhood, you'll discover the Mauna Kea Cafe.

Mauna Kea Cafe sitting atop Casa Pacifica B&B

Mauna Kea Cafe sitting atop Casa Pacifica B&B

Both of these establishments are owned and operated by Susana Escobido who first came to Chacala in 1995.





Falling in love with the area, and what with one thing and another, Susana opened the Mauna Kea Cafe in 2004 and it remains a focal point for both guests and visitors to meet new friends, and reconnect with old ones.

View from Mauna Kea Cafe and Casa Pacifica

View from Mauna Kea Cafe and Casa Pacifica

The Casa Pacifica B&B was opened in 2001 and the 4 rooms/suites available offer views of Chacalilla Bay, the Pacific Ocean and of the surrounding unspoiled lush green jungle.

Mauna Kea rooftop Cafe

Mauna Kea rooftop Cafe

While the Mauna Kea Cafe serves the overnight visitors from the B&B, it is open to the public as well. Visitors, ex-pats and town folk all come to meet at the rooftop which is known for their terrific breakfasts.

Omelettes, pecan pancakes, Belgian Waffles, French Toast, huevos rancheros, fresh coffee, juices and home made bread call people back again and again.


From the rooftop you can hear birds calling and the waves crashing on the beach. In season, you will see whales playing with their offspring.

All the activities of the town are listed on a whiteboard by Susana, in case you are interested on going on an excursion or want to know what's happening in the village that day.

Mauna Kea Cafe Menu

Mauna Kea Cafe Menu

Breakfasts run from $4 to about $5.50USD. Sides and beverages are $1-$2USD

Huevos Rancheros with country fried potatoes

Huevos Rancheros with country fried potatoes

Breakfasts are made by Chabela and Bertha, employees of Susana's for 10 years now.

This looks delicious!

The Bill

The Bill





The bill for 2 breakfasts plus orange juice comes to under $10USD, tip not included.

Susana leans against the rooftop railing of her Cafe, with the Chacalilla Bay behind her

Susana leans against the rooftop railing of her Cafe, with the Chacalilla Bay behind her

Susana says that living in Chacala is like living on the frontier of the Wild West, but this sense of the unknown is what really hooked her to the town.

If you would like to stay in her B&B, or eat some delicious breakfast with other villagers and friends, you can walk up the hill in the jungle neighborhood or contact her below.

Susana Escobido

From U.S. & Canada:  Tele: 760-715-1599

In Mexico: Tele: 01-327-219-4067 OR (O45) 327-101-7005



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About the Authors

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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