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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.

Beach Cake Lady

Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

One of the things we enjoy about visiting the beach, is that "life comes to you." Vendors walk the beach selling everything from beach cover ups, jewelry, fresh oysters, seafood cocktails to... fresh baked desserts!

Oh just what we need!

Vendor with fresh baked flan and flan cake

Vendor with fresh baked flan and flan cake

Up and down the beach they go, selling their products. All one has to do is wave them down and over to your table they will come.

We find it refreshing that these are home made. There is no list of preservatives, caloric content, nor warnings of what kinds of poisons might be included in something so delicious.





Yup. It's open-air selling.

If a speck of dust gets on their product, well... that's natural.



Rosa came up to our table (I know, I know, we are on a first name basis with this pastry lady... what does that say?) and showed us her freshly baked flan and chocolate flan cake.

If you have never tasted these desserts newly made, you are definitely missing out.

The flan is smooth as silk with a caramel syrup below it, and the chocolate cake flan... moist and more than tempting.


We needed this dessert like a hole in the head, so we bought one.

THE best ever!

THE best ever!

To our credit, we shared the chocolate cake flan instead of purchasing one of each.

As you can see, there is caramel sauce drizzled over the whole piece with a touch of the lighter syrup below. Chocolate cake was moist and chocolate-y, nuts were crunchy, flan was smooooth...





We were hooked.

Fortunately for us, Rosa disappeared for the next few days, even though we looked for her diligently on the beach.

We asked other vendors about her, but while they knew Rosa, they didn't know why she wasn't selling that day.

Eventually, her 11 year old son came by, selling Rosa's cakes and we were able to have another piece before we left the lovely beach of Chacala.

Price of the cake? About $1.50USD.

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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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