Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
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.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
VIDEOS, VIDEOS, VIDEOS! See
Mexico for yourself! Beaches, Bars, Babes, Great Food, Live Music.
Currently, one of our
favorite beaches is
Chacala Beach, in Nayarit, Mexico. We love this little place
because it's funky, local and pocket-size.
Sure, there are more
modern beaches with
glitz and glitter, international cuisine, karaoke, jet skis on
the water and never-ending nightlife, but the simple beauty of
Chacala tugs at the heart.
Take a look below:
Newly painted archway at mini Chacala
Since we have been coming to Chacala, the
"Plazita" (the mini plaza) of this town has been painted several times. New
artists were commissioned to give it a facelift, and now this archway and
the various concrete planters have been updated.
The Plazita is located at one end of the
beach right at
Mool Restaurant and leads straight to the beach. From here, the
harbor and the malecon are to the right, and
de Jade and
campground are to the left.
Hand painted surf board at Surf Pizza
main street of Chacala is a Pizza
You can rent surf boards for your surfing
delight, order a good cup of coffee, get a salad, or of course, Pizza!
A fresh, cold naranjada on
Generally, we like to hang out at
Chico's Restaurant and grab a
table right at the edge to have a view of the sea.
A refreshing non-alcoholic drink is a
naranjada - fresh orange juice mixed with water and ice. These run about
Family fun at the surf line
Chacala is a family beach.
On weekends, families from Guadalajara
and other cities come to this area to get relief from the heat and to enjoy
non-stress time with loved ones.
Here the water is warm, the surf is
generally mild, and there are no drop-offs in the sea or large stones and
pebbles to crash into when boogie boarding.
Long easy surf, perfect for both kids
We are looking towards the yoga retreat,
Mar de Jade, the Tapas bar and other restaurants at this end of the beach.
As you can see, the beach itself is flat
and the waves are mostly manageable. Families are building sandcastles and
kids are in their floaties.
Often there are
soccer games and frizbee
Billy and REL friends enjoying Chacala
handsome world-traveling tourists here on the beach! And HEY! They are all
wearing our Retire Early Lifestyle hats!
Yacht in the harbor at Chacala
It is not uncommon for yachties to come
into Chacala harbor for a day or three. We'll see them paddle board to shore
to grab a bite or perhaps go the the
Love, love, love tropical fruit!
A crate of greenish
mangos ready to go sweet yellow.
Fresh fish on the grill at
Chico's Bar and Restaurant
Some of the best fish zaranteado
on the beach is grilled here at Chico's.
You can purchase this whole zaranteado
fish at other locations on shore, but this restaurant has the best price and
the best flavor. It is sold by the kilo, and is the perfect meal to share.
Also on the grill you see the tomatoes
and serrano chilis for their delicious salsa.
Fresh fruit boat
These fruit boats are refreshing and
There are usually a couple of stands set
up on the sand between restaurants. The vendors scoop out a pineapple then
they stuff it with sliced cucumber, watermelon, jimica, oranges and cubed
We prefer it natural, but many locals
like it with chili and lime sprinkled over it.
Tropical fruit stand - so fresh and
This photo gives you a good
representation of the fruit stands here in tropical Mexico.
You see several styles of mango,
different kinds of bananas, pineapples, fresh coconuts with the delicious
coconut water in them ready to drink, and oranges.
That large green fruit cut in half that
you see in the center of the photo is jackfruit. It is called "jacka" here.
While it looks similar to durian it is not! This jackfruit is amazingly
sweet, and has a large seed in each of the little pods that are cut out from
If you have never tried jacka, take a
chance. It will bring a smile to your face.
Some families build their own beach
chair hideaway into the sand
We have never seen anything like this.
Men would bring their shovels from their
car and start digging deep into the sand. "What were they doing?"
we'd ask ourselves. Finally, homey shapes would appear, complete with Lazy
Boy chairs out of sand, drink holders, and steps leading down into a living
A huge sun umbrella would be stuffed at
the back to bring shade and voila! Home away from home, complete with a
seaside view of the rolling waves.
Beach babes modeling their bikinis
Girlfriends and sisters gather to have
their photo taken together. It's a common scene just about anywhere.
Remember in the olden days where pregnant
women would wear baby-doll dresses with puffy sleeves and empire waistlines?
Today's future mamas wear bikinis,
proudly displaying their baby bump.
Young beach babes in their floaties
Don'tcha just love this photo?
Young girls digging into the sand with
their floaties on, waiting for the warm ocean water to wash over them.
A perfect day at the beach!
Peaceful sunset at Chacala Harbor
The day is done, the sun is setting.
The intense heat of the afternoon is
Yachts are anchored out in the harbor,
and beer bottles are collected on
the beach tables.
Some are still swimming before they
gather their things up to go home or to a hotel for the night.
The families have been fed, the kids have
been rinsed off and moms, sisters and friends are chatting for the last bit
of private sharing.
Another great day at
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