Construction of Ranch, Kitchen, Bathroom, and Cabin
Construction at the reserve has begun and is on its 5thmonth.Since we are working totally eco friendly the task is a bit more difficult.We are using wood from trees that have fallen already due to wind, floods, landslides, etc.Not one tree will be cut for this project.These trees are located far from the area of construction and in very steep slopes making it extremely difficult, dangerous, and costly.We are working by hand and all of these materials must be carried on our shoulders or by horse.The other construction materials (cement, blocks, plumbing, tiles, roofing, etc) have to be driven 7 hours by truck and then 2 and a half hours by boat. 40,000pds of materials had to be delivered to La Puerca for the construction of the bathroom ,kitchen, and ranch.La Puerca has a beach with a natural port but it’s a 350mt walk over a rocky reef from the construction site.We decided to travel on days with little swell in order to land directlyon Playa La Puerca and not have to carry 40,000 pds an extra 350mts. It took 14 boats, about 5 days and 36 people to transport the materials.Quite the adventure I must say.
Hike to Ventana from La Puerca
The hike takes about 3 and a half hours there and back with plenty of time to look at the views, fauna, and wildlife.
Climbing up El Chorro De Ilusiones
2nd Annual christmas party for the children of Tembladera sponsored by La Puerca Private Nature Reserve Dec. 1, 2007