Feedback on FS Punta Mita

Old Jul 12th, 2002, 10:11 AM
lo siento
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For Peggy I did not mean to 'jump all over' you for an honest report of what you saw (note, as did Luxtravel to me above regarding budget hotels and taco stands!)

But I do disagree that exclusive resorts and prices they charge & the displacing of local people are separate issues. I think they are intimately connected. And if 'most people' are not aware of the situation that created the Four Seasons Punta Mita, maybe they should/could be. It is not a secret if you research the area a bit.
Old Jul 12th, 2002, 01:35 PM
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Hey lo siento,

I know you are trying hard to be some sort of activist, but have you considered that the locals may be better off now? Have employment opportunities increased from the presence of FS? Yes! Do they really care if their town was moved a few yards, I am sure FS paid! Don't be so narrow minded, just because you cant afford $800 night.
Old Jul 15th, 2002, 10:39 AM
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For mr/ms Logic~ "trying hard to be some kind of activist"? No, but the locals did NOT happily move their village a few yards. "Narrow minded"? No, but spending time in the area i clearly have a greater depth of information concerning how this resort property was developed than you do.

"Can't afford $800 a night"... Oh please, you have no idea of my travel budget or destinations.
Old Jul 18th, 2002, 08:01 AM
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O.K. PV mex, I apologize if I offended. I would seriously be interested in hearing an unbiased description of how this hotel was developed. Can you add more detail?
Old Jul 26th, 2002, 10:40 AM
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In the early 1990s, the Mexican government concluded a deal with private interests to build the Four Seasons resort development at Corral de Riscos, at the end of the Punta Mita highway. The idyllic Corral de Riscos inlet, however, was ejido (communally owned) land and base of operations for the local fishing and boating cooperative, cooperativa Corral de Riscos. In 1995 the government moved the people, under protest, into modern housing beside a new anchorage at nearby Playa Anclote. Now that the ejido people seem to have grudgingly accepted their new housing and harbor - they've even named their new settlement "Nuevo Corral de Riscos" - the old Corral de Riscos road has been reopened. At the highway's end, a private driveway on the right continues to the super-exclusive 18-hole golf course and 100-room Four Seasons Hotel."

From: Moon Handbooks, Puerto Vallarta, Bruce Whipperman, 2001

Old Jul 29th, 2002, 12:23 PM
Punta Mita 4 Seasons
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topping for Logic & OP
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