Infrastructure and Development at Tierra Alta

The natural essence of Tierra Alta will be preserved while its infrastructure will expand in stages as this small community grows. The property is governed by a condominium regime that has ecological rules and operational bylaws.

There will be limits to growth. The large lots required in the development (1,600m2 minimum) support the plan for the property to be ecologically correct and protected.

Septic Treatment:

Tierra Alta requires that its Owners use a system with clearly defined specifications that are in compliance with the condo regime. There will be regular testing of all of the septic systems on the property.


As we grow and add new lot sites, we will continue extending the electrical service provided by CFE, the national electrical provider in Mexico. We have employed a well-respected electrical consultant who was hired to plan and oversee the installations which are not complete. (Phase I is now complete).


Tierra Alta will be participating with the Municipality of Cabo Corrientes in their program to plant native trees and plants in specific open areas of the property.


It comes from a well on the southeastern side of the property. It has been tested for both quality and quantity and the results are excellent. It will be tested periodically and the results will be available to Owners. The water costs are minimal.

Donation of Green Areas:

In compliance with the Municipality’s Zoning Ordinance, Tierra Alta has donated six percent of its total area to the municipality. This area will be part of the acreage which will be used for the benefit of all local residents.

Roads in Tierra Alta:

We will add roads as needed to accommodate the modest rate of growth anticipated over the next few years. There will be some maintenance fee requirements to cover the cost of occasional road work, season to season. But those costs will be reasonable.

Becoming an owner of a lot or cabin

What will other owners be like?

People will come to Tierra Alta for part or all of the year. Or they will come on weekends and vacations when they most need a complete diversion from their daily lives. People will come to get away from their weather, or from too much work or from too much traffic, stress, headaches, headlines or head colds. Or from too much or not enough family. People will come to Tierra Alta who enjoy the natural world in privacy but who also enjoy meeting people from everywhere. Mexican nationals from Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara or Mexico City. Americans from California or Manhattan. Canadians from Vancouver or Newfoundland. Most important, they will get to know the residents of El Tuito, who are a very welcoming people. We would not go so far as to predict that Tierra Alta will be “a way of life”, or a “philosophy.” But it is reasonable to expect that there will be a fairly predictable Profile for owners at Tierra Alta.

Nature Lovers and “Woodsy People”:

They will enjoy pristine oak forests rising abruptly from a river valley filled with fragrant orange and lime orchards. Tierra Alta residents will be a little woodsy or at least have woodsy tendencies. They’ll be comfortable outdoors (as long as the weather is perfect). Meaning that they will have a serious love of an exquisite light and airy breeze. Cool in the morning, warm in the afternoons. Some winter evenings will be cool enough for a light sweater and an outdoor fire.

Solitude but with Friendship:

People here will be ready for some degree of solitude. But we also expect there to be a lot of new friendships among the owners.


Some will be interested in at least a moderate degree of language challenge (presuming your neighbors don’t insist on speaking only English).

Rules and Regulations:

There is a “Short Form” and a “Long Form”. Rules can be annoying, but not having them can be worse.


We have clear property titles. Registered. They are rare in rural Mexico. You are welcome to have them reviewed.

View the Master Plan:

Within the property itself, you can walk the property roads which serve as a nature trail throughout the property. The roads well be circular, so you can’t get lost! Orchids (protected) bloom in the spring and will be identified by small, discrete signs. Don’t be an orchid thief – orchids are protected by law (and by the rules of Tierra Alta


Near Tierra Alta, there are country roads to walk. There will be a cow or two. Or maybe some goats that got away from somewhere and whose absence has not yet been noticed.

Buying a Lot:

The lots are all part of a Master Plan designed to minimize visual intrusions and maximize views and your sense of privacy in a beautiful natural setting. Each lot has a clearly defined building site. To avoid any visual “collisions”, we must all build in the specified locations on our 4/10th acre lots.

If you find yourself seriously interested in Tierra Alta,

we can arrange for you to exchange personal profiles with the other residents and with Xochitl and me. No point in leaving those surprises until you’ve already moved in. It’s a small community. Better to know at least the basics about your neighbors in advance.