IF YOU'RE GOING TO ‘SAN FRANCISCO'
Exploring the resort's neighbour communities is a must. Some spots in the delightful village of San Pancho (also known as ‘San Francisco') represent what's right about the region's expat influx. Hotel Cielo Rojo's Bistro Organico is a tropical oasis known for earthy vegan and omnivore dishes, as well as traditional ‘green' remedy juices and baked goods. The grilled nopales (cactus) enchiladas are worth the wait. Entre Amigos, an ambitious community centre, blends a children's library, recycling program, artisanal workshop and circus school developed by Cirque de Soleil co-founder Gilles Ste-Croix.