February 25, 2007 |
SURE, there's a great beach here, fresh fish, tall palms and only about 400 locals to share them with. But let's start with the treachery and deception. "You wouldn't believe the snakes. Snakes as big as your head," says Ben Laird, a Wisconsonite who bought a vacation home here last year. "People are poisoned in Chacala every day," deadpans Richard Laskin of Hornby Island, Canada, who has been coming here for 10 years. "Are you sure that was a whale?"