Chimo, Jalisco, Mexico Accommodations

Accommodations in Chimo

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Casa Blanca is solar powered with one bedroom, one full bathroom, kitchen with a refrigerator, cook top and sink with hot and cold water. A dining area and great room overlook the extended deck with the ocean and beach below. The sofa and chairs are comfy with overstuffed cushions. There are two deck chairs with pads and a hammock for siesta times.
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The SpaceClose to Puerto Vallerta, Chimo, Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico, this well equipped, beautifully appointed palapa sleeps two to four people comfortably, in two separate bedrooms with queen-size beds. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 separate bedrooms, with local artisan crafted furnishings - whether watching the ocean, taking in the amazing thatched roof, or admiring the wild life - this palapa situated in a growing eco village allows you to unplug from your every day stress and relax. Even the water taxi ride is part of the vacation - there are no roads to this eco village. If you do not want to bring your food and use the kitchen, there is an amazing chef on site that will cook three meals per day at $110 (per couple), This needs to be arranged and paid for prior to arrival. Remember the menu is based on what is on season and is often the fresh catch of the day. Minimum booking is 3 nights - $20 per night will be added if more than 2 guests book to cover extra cleaning and laundry - maximum of $100 will be charged if stay over 5 nights. Guest AccessGuests have full use of palapa with the following available: Full bathroom with shower Hot water Outside shower Fully equipped kitchen, including gas stove, solar fridge, all cooking equipment, dinnerware and cutlery Separate bedroom, with ocean view and queen bed Day bed - can sleep one Sun lounger All linens and towels Solar lighting Snorkeling equipment Amenities: World class fishing Hiking Whale watching Snorkeling Kayaking Day trips from Yelapa and Puerto Vallerta (ATVs/Zip lining - many adventures available) Horse back riding in Yelapa to the huge waterfall Bird watching Watching the sunsets Solar charging station for cell phones Interaction with GuestsOn booking the palapa we will provide all the necessary information on the how, when, why and where's of getting to Puerto Vallerta, finding the water taxi, where to shop for food, etc etc. The palapa will be made ready for your arrival and there will be someone available for any problems. We will be available by phone and email at all times during your stay. The NeighborhoodLos Chonchos is an eco village situated 35 minutes south of Puerto Vallerta in a protected 40 acres of jungle. There are only 20 palapas in this beautiful, untouched area of Mexico. There are three amazing beaches, the smaller one the water taxi lands on, the pebble beach, and the incredible long beach just 3 minutes walk (as shown in the pictures) from the palapa. You are likely to be the only one on the beach! Keep to yourself, or join the other visitors and inhabitants twice a day as the water taxi visits, help the new visitors off the taxi, and share the news of the day - it is entirely up to you! Getting AroundThere are no roads to the eco village - the only way to get there is by water taxi from Bocca. Need more groceries, either hike into Chimo (about an hour) or take the water taxi to Yelapa. Take time in Yelapa to check out the waterfalls and drink a cold beer on the beach - a great day trip to take! Other Things to NoteIf requiring chef please arrange prior to arrival with owner.
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The SpaceHillside setting away from main pathway. Very private. Lush jungle surrounds house. Awesome ocean views. Awaken each morning to the sound of macaws/parrots flying overhead. Guest AccessJust a short 5 minute walk down the wooden stairway to the glistening, warm sand beach. Interaction with GuestsYou will be greeted at the beach by our friendly staff who will show you to your accommodations. They can answer any of your questions/concerns. They will inquire as to whether you would like to dine at our onsite Los Chonchos restaurant. The NeighborhoodQuiet and serene other then the flocks of macaws/parrots flying overhead. Getting AroundHike/water taxi/private boat Other Things to NoteRestaurante de Chonchos -Freshly made meals using all locally caught seafood* and market produce (all subject to availability) *additional charges may apply depending on the market price, especially shrimp. PRICE PER COUPLE PER MEAL: Breakfast-400 pesos ($25.00 US) Lunch-550 pesos ($35.00 US) Dinner-800 pesos ($50.00 US) ALL 3 MEALS Per Couple Per Day- 1500.00 pesos or $110.00 US -Please alert the chef to any dietary restrictions* and/or allergies. -In addition to full meals, lighter choices and fresh made snacks are also available(serves 2)- -Chips & salsa Mexicana-$160 pesos ($10.US) -Homemade guacamole & chips- 220 pesos ($14. US) -Black bean dip with fresh tortillas- 320 pesos ($20.00 US) Coronitas-20 pesos each (The above costs do not include any tips)
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    The SpaceLos Chonchos eco resort is a fifteen minute boat ride south from Yelapa. Casa de Pirata is the only palapa actually on the beach, and only a short stroll from the beachfront restaurant, yet remains incredibly private with its own footpath winding through coconut palms and banana trees to the sand. There's great trekking up in the jungle all around, a sea kayak at your disposal, and you sleep to the sound of waves breaking on the shore - bliss ! Our casa is simple but comfortable, with rustic furniture all made by local craftspeople. There's a queen bed with open ocean views, an ensuite inside/outside bathroom with hot shower, and a basic but well equipped kitchen with a gas stove, fridge freezer and mobile/laptop recharging station. Outside there are decks to two sides of the casa, with amazing views both across the sandy cove and jungle and also out to the open ocean - fantastic for whale and dolphin watching. There are two deck loungers, a hammock, a bbq area for al fresco dining, and a rinse shower by the private footpath. We provide bedding, towels, light cotton robes and a water fountain should you prefer to drink bottled water. There are also life jackets for canoeing, two sets of snorkelling gear and binoculars for nature watching and stargazing. The night skies here are just breathtaking as there's so little light pollution. Los Chonchos eco resort is only accessible by boat, or on foot, so totally peaceful, and just the best place to unwind! Water is from a spring high up in the hills above, and power simply solar or propane - pollution and noise are kept to a minimum as this is a big turtle nesting site. It's also a fantastic place to see humpback whales, dolphins, mantas (they leap here !) iguanas, frigate birds, macaws, bats and dragonflies. There's great snorkelling just from the beach with an amazing variety of fish in the shallows, and the chance of seeing turtles, dolphins, mantas and eagle rays further out. The sandy beach outside the casa is a good fifty metre swim, or for really serious swimmers, our other palm fringed beach just five minutes walk or kayak round the small headland is way, way longer... and it's often the case that yours are the only footprints in the sand ! The support crew here are just lovely - they'll meet you and off the boat, get you settled in, and be on hand should you need anything during your stay. here's a full information sheet : Monsoon (low) season is July-September and the hottest and most humid time of year, with 30-32 degree highs. During rainy season we get amazing lightning storms which last one to two hours, with good periods of sunshine in between. Temperatures in high season from November to May are daily highs around 28c, and there are always pleasant sea breezes throughout the year. The seawater temperature is great for swimming and snorkelling all year round, at an average of 26 degrees to 28 in rainy season. We have three beaches, the main arrival beach (a good 50 metres for swimming along the shore), a small pebble beach, and our long beach at about 10 minutes walk or kayak just around the rocky headland. As this is an eco preserve, Mexican regulations stipulate that unfortunately we can’t allow domestic pets. Drinking water comes from a mountain stream high above, meets the American standard, and is lovely! We do also provide a bottled drinking water dispenser should you prefer that. Getting there Puerto Vallarta airport is served by many American and Canadian airlines (Delta, Air Alaska etc). If arriving from outside North America, Los Angeles or Mexico City are normally the best connecting airports. From the UK, the cheapest and only direct flight is with Thomson, who fly weekly or fortnightly returns leaving Manchester on Friday and Gatwick on Saturday mornings. From PV airport, either take a white airport taxi, or a much cheaper yellow taxi from the other side of the highway via the footbridge up the ramp on your left as you exit the airport. Resist the official looking touts who will approach you on your way out of the airport – just say you live there and walk on by... they’re actually all selling timeshare places ! The taxi ride into PV takes about 15 minutes, and will cost around 200 pesos, or 45 minutes straight to Boca de Tomatlan, at around 450 pesos (but allow an hour in case of traffic). The Nayeli water taxi (130 pesos per person each way) leaves Boca de Tomatlan at 9am and 3pm daily from the jetty on the right as you look out at the bay, and is a lovely 1 hour ride to Los Chonchos. Go barefoot and wear shorts not longs as it's a paddle through the shallows on arrival... It’s a really good idea to put any phones/cameras etc into waterproof bags just in case, and not to carry baggage with you as you get off the boat, but rather let the crew hand it to you once you’re on the sand. I’ve fallen over in to the water getting off the boat with a canvas shoulder bag, and my phone and camera only just survived! There’s normally a good welcoming committee to greet you as the boat’s comings and goings are a social highpoint in a place where not a lot happens... Alternatively, boats run throughout the day to Yelapa from Los Muertos pier in PV (check Yelapa water taxi co-op online for up-to-date timetables), and you could then hire a boat privately in Yelapa to take you on to los chonchos beach. Or spend the night at La Lagunita which is good value, but most importantly right next to the beach side jetty so you don’t have to haul baggage very far ! - and then pick up the water taxi to Los Chonchos the following morning. We can also arrange for Arturo to meet you at Boca de Tomatlan (150 usd) or Los Muertos Pier (225 usd), though this is a lot more costly as you're effectively hiring the whole boat for a round trip. Our friendly taxi driver Jesus can meet you from the airport - he speaks great English, charges regular local taxi rates, and can liaise with Arturo to make sure your journey from plane to beach is as smooth as possible. His mobile number is (+(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). It’s best to arrange this in advance as he likes to exchange photos so he can spot you easily leaving the airport. For your return journey to Boca, the Nayeli water taxi leaves los chonchos at around 11am and 5pm - we'd recommend taking the morning one as the 5pm boat can be disrupted if the sea's become rough during the day, whereas mornings are generally calm. The crew there can advise you if they feel the weather might disrupt the afternoon boat or not. In the very rare event of rough seas making the beach landing tricky, the boat will drop you at Chimo making the rest of the journey on foot, so it’s a good idea to have luggage that is easy to carry rather than roller suitcases ! But again, there will be people to help. Since many flights don't arrive in time to meet the afternoon boat, a lot of guests opt to spend their first night in PV and take the water taxi the following morning. If staying overnight, we’d recommend Posada del Roger in the romantic district - good value, lovely people and the restaurant’s always packed. The Blue Shrimp a short stroll away on the seafront does amazing food, has a gloriously wacky interior and a deck that’s the perfect spot for sundown - our photo of the blue sierras was taken from there. local villages, shopping and eating out Our nearest pueblo is Chimo, which is a charming utterly unspoilt fishing village to the south. To trek there takes about 45 minutes along beach and higher jungle paths with some amazing views on the way (wear good walking shoes for trekking - some of the paths through the jungle can be very rough in places, and take water). Or alternatively, it’s about a twenty minute kayak trip - land and pull kayaks up onto the sand at the far corner of the harbour where the wall meets the beach, and don’t worry about leaving them there, Chimo’s very safe and the people are just lovely ! It’s also the end of the line for the Nayeli water taxi where it stops for twenty minutes before setting off back to Boca, so you can use that for a quick return shopping dash, or stay for the day and get the afternoon boat back to Los Chonchos. There are a couple of stores there that are good for basic provisions, but the choice is fairly limited, particularly for fresh fruit and veg. Guests just rave about the two bar/restaurants on the waterfront - Antonio’s on the left and Arturo’s place Los Socios (mermaid and dolphin mural on the wall) on the right as you look out to sea. Both do fantastic fresh lobster, ceviche and seafood/fish from the day’s catch at incredibly low prices. They’re also delightfully informal - you often wouldn’t guess they are restos at all as they only put out tables as needed... Arturo will also give you a cheap boat ride back to Los Chonchos if you don’t fancy the trek back weighed down with shopping - he’s a great friend to us all and provides most of our private boat hire/whale-watching trips etc. There’s also a lovely walk if you cross over the river and wander along the bank inland or back to the harbour. Yelapa is our nearest ‘developed’ tourist resort - a lot busier but still pleasantly traffic free, and a nice day trip to do using the water taxi. It’s in two parts divided by a shallow sandy river you paddle across, and both have their own jetty. The beach side is more touristy with a great choice of restaurants on the sand. The best two stores we’ve found are on the village side - climb up the main path from jetty till you reach the signpost left to the beach, but instead turn right - both stores are just a little way down on the left. The range is still fairly limited, but a lot better than Chimo with some good fresh fruit and veg. There’s a great walk up to the beautiful waterfall there, a lively yoga scene, and you can do a range of activities like pony trekking and paragliding. There’s also a community of Huichol artists around Yelapa - if you’re interested, Susan (a restaurateur dropped out from New York) who runs Cafe Bahia on the village jetty is a good contact for that, and hers is the best food we’ve found as well as being a great place to sit and wait for the afternoon boat instead of hanging around on the pier. There are a couple of vegetarian places in Yelapa, but the choice for us eating out is pretty limited in general! The morning boat leaves Los Chonchos at around 11 am on its way to Yelapa - you hail it by putting up the white flag on the beach - and returns at around 330 pm. It always stops at both jetties in Yelapa. You can also negociate cheap private boat lifts at the beachfront restaurants if you want to get back any other time. For self-catering we’d recommend stocking up as far as possible while in Puerto Vallarta, particularly for less standard items like soya/nut milks, tofu etc. If pressed for time, arrange for our friendly taxi driver Jesus to pick you up from the airport as he’s fantastic at working out where best to take you and pointing out where the things you need are in each store. PV has a couple of Walmarts, Jesus has a Costco card you can use, and knows where all the health food stores and fresh markets are too, along with where to go for the best currency exchange rates. Remember there’s no need to buy bottled water as that’s already provided for your stay. There is cute, simple restaurant at Los Chonchos in a perfect position overlooking the main beach, with tables on shaded or open verandahs. It’s owned by our friend Robb and run by Alphonso who treks in from Chimo to open up as needed. Prices are quite a lot higher than elsewhere because of this and it’s necessary to book in advance. Alphonso’s lovely and makes delicious food (ask him to make you his tomato soup - amazing!), but as most guests have felt that it represents poor value for money our advice is to book your first day or meal there if you’d like to use it, see what you think, then pay Alphonso in pesos in advance for any further meals you decide you’d like to arrange during your stay. The restaurant can also serve margaritas and beers, though again, these may need to be requested in advance. current prices are breakfast 13$, lunch 18$ and dinner 25$, or all three for 55$ per day. Internet and wifi We don’t have broadband or wifi at Los Chonchos, though mobile signals are good at Pirata depending on your provider. I’m with Vodafone, and my daughter Lara uses O2 - both of which get really good reception. Should you need a fast connection back to the modern world, a lot of the restaurants in Yelapa provide wifi. healthcare There is a clinic in Yelapa at el Jardin, though we haven’t visited it. The nearest hospital is Puerto Vallarta. In case of emergencies Arturo and Jesus can be called to provide fast transport there. There’s also a basic first aid kit in the palapa. cash and currency There are no ATM machines in the area, so it’s best to stock up with pesos for your trip. Exchange rates are better in downtown PV bureaux de change - avoid using the airport as they charge higher commission. There is a money changer in Yelapa on the way down to the beach from the village, and several of the restaurants there will accept card payments. excursions/snorkelling/diving We can arrange boat excursions whale watching/fishing for 65 usd per hour (for the whole boat, 4 hour minimum) - so better value the larger the group of people going. and a 6 hour excursion to the Marietas Islands with food and drinks at 450 usd. These have incredible geological features, a hidden inland beach, and fantastic snorkelling. There are several dive operations in and around Puerto Vallarta, and one of the most popular dive sites is just offshore from Chimo – with cathedral tower rock formations rising from the sea bed, and a great spot to swim with Manta rays. There are several dive operations in and around PV, check current prices and availability on the net. Some offer pick ups, so it may be possible to arrange them to collect you from and drop you back at Los Chonchos. Snorkelling is great straight off the beach - very little in the way of coral, but a rich variety of fish and if you’re lucky, turtles, rays and dolphins to see.... There are wildlife spotting sheets in the palapa for local marine life/butterflies/birds etc. Avoid snorkelling near the rocks if waves are up - it’s very easy to get disorientated in white water foam and the push and drag against the rocks can be dangerously strong. We provide a couple of reasonable silicone masks and purge snorkels, but no fins at present. safety and security Take normal precautions in Puerto Vallarta, Boca de Tomatlan and Yelapa against petty theft. Los Chonchos is super safe, as it's private and very rarely has any visitors other than those working or staying there - hardly any of us ever lock our doors. There is a lock up drawer in the palapa for your valuables though should you wish to use it. Our main caretaker Gabriel is a fantastic guy, and keeps a watchful eye on the place. He’s a total turtle nut and often happy to do guided treks up into the jungle with you. Mosquitos are not a bad problem outside of monsoon season, though you should bring repellent, especially if you plan to do jungle trekking. We all spray our palapas regularly to keep scorpions out, (I’ve never seen one, but would love to - er - outside the palapa ! I find them fascinating..) but take care walking on jungle paths at night and use the flashlight provided. Use the lifejackets provided for kayaking, and always push off from a sandy stretch of beach away from boulders just in case you get washed back! Feel free to smoke outside the palapa, but please not inside, and do take care lighting candles etc, and use only in windproof jars. Fire there would be catastrophic - these are houses of straw !! Also please don't light fires around the palapa but use our fire/bbq pit on the beach at the end of the pathway. There are some small fire extinguishers provided. casa del pirata Our casa is a traditional Mexican palapa with rustic furniture made by local craftspeople. It’s one large open plan space, with wooden floorboards and shutters throughout, and a palm roof. It will be made up to welcome your arrival with fresh white cotton bedding, a choice of soft or firmer pillows (check the wardrobe), bath and hand towels, beach towels and light cotton robes. These are refreshed weekly for longer stays, but let us know if you’d prefer fresh laundry more frequently than that, or might need personal laundry doing. Chileno, who takes care of change-overs, charges 12 dollars per load, and can normally return it next day. The bathroom has a hot shower - ask Gabriel to show you how to operate it on arrival. It’s not a power unit ! - the tank’s pretty small so the best way to get a reasonably long shower is to run the hot water at medium rate (‘c’ faucet/tap) and add cold to taste... Also ask Gabriel for the key if you wish to lock passport and valuables away during your stay. Please bear in mind that the solar panel powered electricity is adequate for fridge, lighting and laptop/phone charger station, but not capable of running power hungry devices like hair dryers, travel kettles etc... The laptop/phone/tablet charging station is under the sink along to the left. Power it up using the switch on the right, then plug in whatever you wish to charge up. please switch off again after use. There’s an adaptor for UK plugs. It’s most efficient to re-charge devices while the sun’s shining too. There’s an ocean kayak and life jackets along with two sets of snorkelling gear for you, though at present please bring your own fishing gear. Our kayak is at the end of the pathway, and life jackets and snorkel gear hang in the bathroom courtyard. Please rinse everything after use and hang up again. There are bags for the snorkel masks if you want to pack them into beach bags. There are amazing views from the outside decks on two sides of the palapa, with a good choice of sun and shade. And the night skies are just breathtaking as there’s so little light pollution. outside there are two sun loungers, two beach chairs, a hammock and a separate patio area for al fresco dining. There’s a second lightweight hammock in a blue bag hanging in the lounge to use on the beaches. The main hammock hangs indoors, and hooks up from the palm tree to the wall outside - please hang it back indoors on leaving or if there’s a chance of rain - it’s not very weatherproof ! also provided - beach umbrella a pair of binoculars for nature watching and stargazing 2 yoga mats bbq set for the fire pit at the beach end of the pathway cool bag with picnic set and ice-pack (in the freezer) waterproof bag for kayaking and day trips beach bag selection of novels - there are also books in the restaurant sketch pad and some pencils etc smoke alarm and fire extinguishers first aid kit chess, cards and connect 4 crib for infants foldable camping bed for children aged up to around 4 kids beach toys laundry bowl, detergent, clothes pegs and washing line flashlight - use this if walking around in the dark - especially on the outside pathways as there are often lots of tiny hermit crabs you might step on. solar light strings and solar lamps for the deck - if using indoors remember to put them out in the sun again in the morning to re-charge.... and do disconnect the fairy lights if you want darkness for stargazing, but plug them back in again next day. spare toilet paper, pegs for the washing line and candles/night lights etc are on the bottom shelf of the cupboard or under the sink. If using night lights, please use the glass containers provided for safety, and to stop them blowing out in the breeze ! mosquito net - needs pegging to ensure good overlaps, but I’ve had so little problem with mosquitoes that I sleep with it open. All garbage is recycled where possible – please sort into the relevant bins for collection - you can find them going left along the main pathway near Lapa Lapa. On leaving, simply leave the fridge running. kitchen The kitchen is basic but well-equipped, with a two burner gas hob and oven, and solar powered fridge freezer with ice trays. Keep fruit and food in the fridge or the sealed container under the sink - in rainy season we get a lot of cute little pink crabs that are harmless but will eat anything !! it comes equipped with - range of glasses, mugs, crockery and cutlery set of chef’s knives and bamboo chopping boards stainless steel pan and frying pan, casserole dishes plastic storage containers colander/strainer and mixing bowl coffee press/cafettiere stove top kettle manual blender (by the time you’ve made a smoothie, you’ve worked up more than the appetite needed to down it in one !) cooking implements, wine key and can opener etc basic staples (rice, pasta, sugar) condiments, herbs and spices olive and other oils dilmah ceylon tea and peppermint tea bags, ground coffee we try to stay well stocked, but would appreciate guests replenishing items that get used up where possible. bathroom The ensuite bathroom is partly outdoors, but its courtyard keeps it totally private. We provide olive soap and l’Occitane lavender liquid soap, along with childrens’ sun cream, but no cosmetics like shampoos etc. There’s also a small bottle of chinese white flower water which is great should you get any mosquito bites. do ask if there’s anything you’d like to know that’s not covered here, and most of all - enjoy !! We love this place and hope you will too.... :) mike and Lara
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      The SpaceExtraordinary, magical eco-retreat overlooking the ocean! Swim, kayak, snorkel. Tremendous views of the stars! Just one hour south of Puerto Vallarta, enjoy the beauty and peace. Comfy king-size bed; well-equipped kitchen, bath. An open air palapa (grass roofed) home overlooking the ocean. All the comforts of home with a kitchen including refrigerator, freezer, gas-burner cook top, spring fed water. Kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, glasses and utensils. Dining area with hand-hewn table/chairs w seating for four or more. Full bathroom with hot shower, sink, flush toilet. Bedroom has new king sized bed, from which you can watch whales and parrots. Amazing views from the deck with hammock and chaise lounge chairs to sunbathe and watch for dolphins during the day and watch the sunset and incredible starry sky at night. Relax in paradise and go off the grid! The palapa is run by solar power for electricity and propane for the frig and cook top. Charging station for laptops and cell phones. This is an ideal spot to unplug for a romantic getaway or vacation for the adventure minded. Internet access is limited to accessing via you phone's 'hot spot.' This place is perfect for relaxing under the sun, snorkeling, swimming, fishing and kayaking. Palapa area has year-round staff (English-speaking) who will greet you at the boat and help you get settled in upon your arrival and make sure your stay is safe and comfortable. Our palapa is located on a 25 acre preserve with 24 other palapas sprinkled around the property. Ours is very private and serene, with one of the best panoramic views of sea and mountains. Easy access to three beautiful beaches, one nearly a mile long which you will sometimes have all to yourself. Hiking trail to small fishing village of Chimo, a 2 mile hike from Chonchos. Chimo has a small informal oceanfront restaurant and two small markets. Tired of cooking? There is a restaurant (open upon guest request) that is on-site at Chonchos that will serve you three meals a day, by booking with the chef the day before. Just let Chef Alfonso know what your preferences are! Or order your meal to be delivered to your palapa. Fresh local fish; guacamole made from avocados just picked from the tree! Our Palapa is an amazing and unforgettable place where seclusion and peace and quiet are the rule. The ocean is just out the front door, and we are on the edge of the jungle. Whales migrate past our deck (in season) and views of the night sky and stars are like nothing you have ever seen. TRANSPORTATION: The only way to get to our palapa is by water taxi! From the Puerto Vallarta airport, you take a cab ride from the airport to the pier at Boca de Tomatlan (a 30 minute cab ride). After you book, we can send you the cell # of our favorite cabdriver, who will be happy to pick you up at the airport, take you to shopping and drop you off at the dock at a very reasonable price. In Boca, you catch the 9am or 3pm water taxi Nayeli to Los Chonchos Beach. At Boca, you can buy basic supplies, tortillas, beer, tequila, fruits and vegetables etc. From Boca, the water taxi ride is one hour with stops at several small coastal villages. Returning from Chonchos to the airport or Puerto Vallarta, the water taxi stops twice daily at 11 am and 5 pm. For flights arriving after 1 pm, you can stay the first night in Old Town and enjoy strolling along the waterfront Malecon, visit galleries, shop, have a lovely dinner on the beach and relax in one of many hotels before leaving for Chonchos the next day at 9am or 3pm from Boca. If you would like hotel recommendations, we are happy to assist you. There are a few favorites from $60 to $120 per night in great Old Town locations. Guest AccessPalapa is located on a 25 acre preserve with 24 other palapas sprinkled around the property. Ours is very private and serene, with one of the best panoramic views of sea and mountains. Easy access to three beautiful beaches, one nearly a mile long which you will sometimes have all to yourself. Hiking trail to small fishing village of Chimo, a 2 mile hike from Chonchos. Chimo has an oceanfront restaurant and two small markets. Tired of cooking? There is a restaurant on-site at Chonchos that will serve you three meals a day, by booking with the chef the day before. Just let Chef Alfonso know what your preferences are! Or order your meal to be delivered to your palapa. Fresh local fish; guacamole made from avocados just picked from the tree! Interaction with GuestsOnly when needed. The NeighborhoodOur Palapa, located in Chonchos is an amazing and unforgettable place where seclusion and peace and quiet are the rule. The ocean is just out the front door, and we are on the edge of the jungle. Whales migrate past our deck (in season) and views of the night sky and stars are like nothing you have ever seen. Getting AroundThe only way to get to our palapa is by water taxi! From the Puerto Vallarta airport, you take a cab ride from the airport to the pier at Boca de Tomatlan (a 30 minute cab ride) In Boca, you catch the 9am or 3pm water taxi Nayeli to Los Chonchos Beach. At Boca, you can buy basic supplies, tortillas, beer, tequila, fruits and vegetables etc. From Boca, the water taxi ride is one hour with stops at several small coastal villages. Returning from Chonchos to the airport or Puerto Vallarta, the water taxi stops twice daily at 11 am and 5 pm. For flights arriving after 1 pm, you can stay the first night in Old Town and enjoy strolling along the waterfront Malecon, visit galleries, shop, have a lovely dinner on the beach and relax in one of many hotels before leaving for Chonchos the next day at 9am or 3pm from Boca. If you would like hotel recommendations, we are happy to assist you. There are a few favorites from $60 to $120 per night in great Old Town locations.
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        The SpaceLa Palapa Tranquila is a unique and very special place. If you are looking for something different, an adventurous vacation away from it all, with tranquil days in the sun, deserted beaches and evenings of watching beautiful sunsets, or whales and sea life splashing in the ocean, you have found your paradise. Your adventure will be an unforgettable escape in a natural eco preserve setting. The palapa house, La Palapa Tranquila, is in an eco resort called Chonchos. It is very remote, which means on some occasions you will need to spend your first, or last night in the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta. There you can enjoy an evening dining in one of the finest restaurants, visiting many of the art galleries, or strolling along the malecon. We can recommend a hotel in PV if you like. If time allows after the arrival of your flight into PV, you can go directly to the palapa and catch the 3:00 PM water taxi Nayeli, from Boca de Tomatlan, an hour from the PVR airport. The water taxi going back to Boca de Tomatlan leaves Chonchos at 11:00 AM, so keep that in mind for your flight departure time heading back home. We can arrange for a private boat. The cost is $150.00, which needs to be paid in advance. The water taxi ride will take you by the scenic coastline where the green lush mountains meet the deep blue Pacific Ocean with small Mexican fishing villages, the well known town of Yelapa and other small vacation resorts along the way. After the hour water taxi ride you will arrive at the beach of Chonchos and be greeted by the staff who will help take your luggage to La Palapa Tranquila. The ocean is unpredictable and especially during the winter months, December, January and February, the ocean can be rough, which means that the water taxi might not be able to drop you off at the beach. On a particular, but rare day like that, you will be dropped off at the nearest village, Chimo. Somebody should be there to hike you into Chonchos, with a mule if necessary for you bags. For people a bit less sea worthy, there is always the option to take a regular taxi from Puerto Vallarta to the town of Chimo as well. The cost to take a taxi to Chimo is about $(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and takes about 2 1/2 hours. The taxi can also be arranged from Chimo, if for some reason you missed the water taxi going back, or on a rare day when the ocean is too rough to pick you up from Chonchos. The palapa house is off the grid with solar panels to give you the modern convenience of refrigeration and lights. That does not mean you can use a blow dryer, but once you are there, you realize that this is not the place you worry about that anyways. When there are cloudy days, especially two or three in a row, the system might not work as well, but we do have flash lights and candles. December, because of its shortest days, and the rainy season (July through September), are particular months when the solar system might not get adequate sunshine to charge the panels. We do have a back up generator in case of lack of sun. We have a solar hot water heater for nice warm showers and drinkable clean spring water. The hot solar water might not have hot water in the mornings during the winter months, or on cloudy days, but there is always hot water in the afternoons after the sun has warmed up the tank. Most personal cell phones will have service at the palapa if one wishes to use one. It has been a bit hit and miss lately to get cell phone service, so if you depend on cell service, you might want to reconsider staying here. There is a place to charge your phones and cameras at a charging station at the palapa. Instead of watching TV you will be entertained by nature with a variety of animals, birds and insects and an wide ocean view right in front of the palapa where sightings of whales, dolphins, manta rays and other fish are an entertaining every day phenomena depending what time of the year you are visiting. There are beautiful hikes, one of which takes you to the next quaint little village, Chimo, where one can get cold beer, basic groceries and dine at one of the two local restaurants. The hike is somewhat vigorous going over one hill, and takes about 45 minutes, or longer, if you take photos and take your time enjoying the amazing scenery and views. Some other activities include kayaking, snorkeling, birding and fishing. You can also take day trips to other small villages, such as Yelapa and Pizota by water taxi. The water taxi goes to the fishing village of Chimo twice a day as well. If you are looking for a different type of vacation, away from it all, then look no more! Guest AccessFreshly cooked meals at our small restaurant overlooking the beach! Restaurante de Chonchos The cost is $110.00 per couple, or 1500 pesos, for 2-3 meals a day. The cost does not include tips. Interaction with GuestsIf you have phone service, you may contact us at any time! Ruben, Gabriel and Alphonso work at Chonchos and are more than happy to assist you with any problems you may encounter. Igor speaks English and is there part of the year to help out with anything as well. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is unique, because there are no roads, so it is very quiet and peaceful. No cars, so all transportation is by foot, mule, kayak or boat. Getting AroundThere is a water taxi, Nayeli, which goes by twice a day to pick up and drop off passengers at our beach. The cost is approximately 130 pesos each way per person from Boca to Chonchos. Departure times: 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM from Boca to our place 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM back to Boca Check in is after 3:00 PM unless the place can be ready for you earlier. Please contact me regarding earlier check in! The water taxi can also take you to Yelapa, Pizota and Chimo for the day. Other Things to NoteThe Nayeli water taxi does offer special trips as well. See below: SPECIAL TRIPS NAYELY VII Boca-Chonchos $185.00US per trip Maximum 6 persons Los muertos pier( Vallarta) To Chonchos $240.00US per trip Maximum 6 persons SHEILY(small boat) Fishing,whale watching $65.00US p/h 4 hours minimum($260.00). Marietas islands tours $75.00US p/p 6 hours($450.00) Snacks,soda,water included And yes also includes the traditional ceviche. 50% deposit required (deposit to be paid at Chonchos to schedule then balance paid when boat arrives, or (EMAIL HIDDEN) You can also arrange for a private boat at that same website.
        Home/Apartment
        1br Home/Apartment
          The SpaceCasa Blanca is an open air Palapa style home which is a palm roof home overlooking the ocean and Los Chonchos beach. The palapa has all the comforts of home with a kitchen including refrigerator, freezer, two burner cook top, sink with fresh spring fed, hot and cold water. The kitchen is stocked with utensils, dishes, glasses and storage bins. Next to the kitchen is the dining area with seating for four people. The full bathroom has a private indoor/outdoor shower, sink, toilet and guest storage closet. A separate bedroom has a queen sized bed, writing desk, storage cabinets and sliding shutter doors to either leave open or closed at night. The Great Room area is spacious and comfortable with Rattan furnishings and overstuffed cushions, the chairs can be turned toward the ocean to enjoy the amazing views in all directions. Outside offers a private side deck and the very large main deck or "viewing deck" has chaise lounge chairs and cushions. It's the perfect spot to sunbathe, read, practice yoga, watch for whales, dolphins and manta rays during the day and watch the sunset after a perfect day in paradise. Casa Blanca is run by solar power for electricity and propane for the cook top. We have a charging station for electronics such as cell phones, ipads. Cell phones typically work as well as internet however wifi is not available. This is an ideal spot to unplug for a romantic getaway, honeymoon retreat or vacation for the adventure minded. When you stay at Chonchos, you have three private and beautiful beaches to enjoy, perfect for relaxing under the sun, snorkeling, swimming, shelling, fishing and kayaking. Guest AccessWe provide a two person Hobie Kayak for our guests enjoyment, snorkel gear and life vests . The Preserve is 25 acres with 24 palapas sprinkled around the property, most can not be seen unless you are looking for them, it's very private and serene. We have three beautiful beaches, one nearly a mile long where your footprints may be the only ones in the sand...awe moments! There are several marked hiking trails, one trail leads to the small fishing village of Chimo, a 2 mile walk/hike from Chonchos. Chimo has a couple of oceanfront restaurants and dirt roads meander around the village where you can explore the local culture and buy basic supplies at one of the small grocery stores. You can also hop on the water taxi in the morning and spend a day shopping and exploring in Yelapa, a nearby village for about $10 per person. We have an on site restaurant that is open to our guests on a book in advance notice. Please contact owner for details. Interaction with GuestsWe are available to our guests via phone, text and email before, during and after their vacation. The NeighborhoodChonchos is an amazing and unforgettable place where the sights and sounds reconnect you with nature. It feels so good to be away from the concrete jungle and experience sights and sounds of the natural jungle, ocean and beaches at this little slice of heaven in Mexico. Getting AroundAccessing our village is part of the adventure. From the Puerto Vallarta airport, you take a taxi cab ride from the airport to Boca de Tomatlan where you catch the 9am or 3pm water taxi Nayeli to Los Chonchos Beach. From the airport to Boca, plan on a one hour cab ride along the beautiful coastline. At Boca, you can buy basic supplies, tortillas, beer, tequila, fruits and vegetables etc...From Boca, the water taxi ride is one hour with stops at several small coastal villages offering many Kodak moments, so have your camera ready. Returning from Chonchos to the airport or Puerto Vallarta, the water taxi stops twice daily at 11 am and 5 pm. For flights arriving after 1 pm in Puerto Vallarta you can stay the first night in Old Town and enjoy strolling along the waterfront Malecon, visit galleries, shop, have a lovely dinner on the beach and relax in one of many hotels before leaving for Chonchos the next day at 9am or 3pm from Boca. If you would like hotel recommendations, we are happy to assist you. There are a few favorites from $50 to $120 per night in great Old Town locations.
          beach hut
          1br beach hut
            Welcome to Casa de Pirata, a romantic, secluded beach shack set in the paradise private eco-preserve community of Los Chonchos, a twenty minute boat ride from Yelapa. The resort comprises twenty casas and a restaurant set in twenty five acres of jungle and three beautiful beaches. Our palapa is the closest shack to the beach, with its own private pathway and rinse shower, yet enjoys incredible peace and privacy. Los Chonchos is only accessible by boat, or on foot, so totally peaceful. It's the perfect place to unwind and get back to nature - there's a rich variety of wildlife to see including humpback whales, dolphins, mantas, turtles, iguanas, drangonflies, bats, pelicans, frigate birds, macaws and butterflies. The snorkelling's great - we provide two sets of masks and snorkels for you - the main beach is sandy and lovely for swimming, and 5 minutes walk away is a second far longer beach where yours will often be the only footsteps in the sand! There's also a sea kayak at your disposal, good trekking in the jungle all around, and you sleep to the sound of waves breaking on the rocks, fireflies flashing around you. Water is from a spring high up in the hills above, and power just solar or propane - pollution and noise are kept to a minimum as this is a big turtle nesting site. Our palapa is super simple but comfortable, furnished with rustic furniture all made by local craftspeople. The kitchen is basic but well equipped for self-catering should you choose, with a gas stove and two burner hob, and the inside/outside bathroom has a hot shower. There's also an outside dining area with bbq. We provide a drinking fountain should you prefer to drink bottled water. Fridge freezer and lighting are solar powered, with an inverter for 240v ac to recharge phones and laptops etc, and mobile signals seem pretty good. There are decks on two sides of the shack, with fantastic views across the beach and out over the open ocean - great for whale watching! The night skies are just breathtaking - there's hardly any light pollution here. There's a pair of binoculars for you for nature watching or stargazing. Bring solid walking shoes for jungle trekking (it's rough in places). The support crew here are just lovely - Gabriel, our main minder, is born and bred on Los Chonchos, and a total turtle nut as well a mine of information about this environment and all the creatures we share it with, though helps if you speak some spanish...Ruben drops in and out to look after building and maintenance, and is just great to hang out with. There's a small restaurant on site, but no store, so wise to bring some supplies with you for self-catering. Arturo runs most of the provisions, and you can order for the next day... and he has an excellent fish and seafood restaurant in Chimo, a totally uninvaded and charming Mexican fishing village an hour's trek along the coast. He'll also give you a cheap boat ride home if stranded there with too much shopping to haul back.. ! There are some amazing dive sites in the bay, but you would need to make your own arrangements for that. The boat taxi leaves from Boca de Tomatlan at 9am and 3pm daily, allow an hour's taxi ride from the airport at Puerto de Vallarta. If flights don't meet it, you may need to spend a night in the town, where we'd recommend the hotel Posada de Roger - good value, nice people... and a wide choice of restaurants on the seafront nearby - we recommend the 'blue shrimp'. Or if you give us reasonable notice, we can arrange for Arturo to meet you with his boat at Boca de Tomatlan. And if you need to get back to 'civilisation' - the water taxi works for a day trip back to Yelapa, where there are a good selection of restaurants, some grocery stores, and a wide range of activities from yoga to pony trekking up to the lovely waterfall there. Rainy season is June-October, (fantastic lightning storms..) which are also the hottest months - August average is 30c, January coolest at 25c. Humpback whale migration season is from mid October to March. Puerto Vallarta airport is well served by US airline operators, aeromexico, air canada etc. From the UK the only direct flight, and cheapest option, is Thomson - they fly weekly or cheaper fortnightly returns from Manchester (fridays) or Gatwick on saturdays. We'll send you a full information sheet on request to help make your stay as wonderful as possible! romantic beachfront paradise in idyllic private eco preserve
            cottage
            1br cottage
              Fabulous 1 bedroom Palapa style home just one hour south of Puerto Vallarta by water taxi. It's private, secluded, quiet, serene and beautiful with three pristine beaches. Hiking,swimming,kayaking,snorkeling,fishing,beach combing or just hanging out on the hammock....it's all here in paradise. If you are looking for a romantic getaway that's off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle of city life then you have come to the perfect vacation spot. Marselva, also know as Los Chonchos to the locals is an Eco Preserve that provides for off the grid living with all the comforts of home. Our palapa, Casa Blanca, is solar powered for electricity and hot water with propane for the cooktop and frig in the kitchen. The casa has a separate bedroom with a queen sized bed, full bathroom with indoor/outdoor shower with hot and cold water, a kitchen with refrigerator and freezer, two burner cooktop and sink with counter and storage space. The open air casa has a great room with a rattan sofa with overstuffed comfy cushions, tables, two rattan chairs and dining area with hand made wooden table with 4 chairs all overlooking the ocean and beach below. What's not to love ! For the adventure minded, we have a two person double Hobie kayak for ocean exploration, fishing and snorkel gear too! Several marked trails through the jungle areas are popular with hiking enthusiasts and the small fishing village of Chimo is a great 40 minute hike through the jungle and along the gorgeous big beach. Paradise awaits you....... Accessing our property is by water taxi which leaves from Boca de Tomatlan, a water taxi hub and fishing village just 25 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta. The water taxi, Nayeli, leaves Boca twice daily at 9am and 3pm arriving at Los Chonchos beach at 10am and 4pm. The water taxi stops at several villages in route offering many Kodak moments. Marselva is located at Los Chonchos beach just one hour south of Puerto Vallarta by water taxi. An Eco Preserve, we have solar power for electrical and propane for frig and cooktop in kitchen. There are 24 palapa home sprinkled over 25 acres with three beautiful beaches...it's romantic, private and remote. Our web site gives more info, video and photos...(website: hidden)
              cabin
              2br cabin
                Beautiful, romantic, secluded, ocean front palapa house near Puerto Vallarta, Chimo, Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico . On the beach and surrounded by incredible tropical jungle. Perfect for that quiet get away or adventure. Fishing, whale watching, or hiking. Quotes from renters: "We had such a wonderful time at Los Chonchos! We couldn't have found a better place to end our trip to Mexico. The palapa is beautiful and very well decorated, with an amazing view over the ocean. We saw dolphins while having breakfast in the terrace! The place is amazing... retired, calm, wild, with some beautiful and virgin beaches around. We were alone almost all the time. Perfect for people looking for tranquillity and peace. You can hear the waves at night while sleeping, it's magical! And there is no mosquito! The nearest village of Chimo is 45 min hiking, and you can buy some fish or basic food there. You can bring your own food from Puerto Vallarta and cook it in the palapa (there is only one restaurant run by a local in Los Chonchos, but it's totally overpriced) The locals (especially Henry) were very welcoming and the hosts answered all our questions quickly. Our only regret was the stay was too short. We would definitely come back! March 2015" "This place is unreal. I don't really know what else to say. Everything was perfect and the palapa was quite tastefully decorated. We especially loved the dishware. If you like being totally off the grid then this place is magic. Can't wait to go back! February 2015" Close to Puerto Vallarta, Chimo, Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico, this well equipped, beautifully appointed palapa sleeps two to four people comfortably in two separate bedrooms with queen-sized beds. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 separate bedrooms, with local artisan crafted furnishings - whether watching the ocean, taking in the amazing thatched roof, or admiring the wild life - this palapa situated in a growing eco village allows you to unplug from your every day stress and relax. Even the water taxi ride is part of the vacation - there are no roads to this eco village. If you do not want to bring your food and use the kitchen, there is a chef on site that will cook three meals per day at $110 (per couple). This needs to be arranged and paid for prior to arrival. Remember the menu is based on what is in season and the fresh catch of the day. Guests have full use of palapa with the following available: Full bathroom with shower Hot water Outside shower Fully equipped kitchen, including gas stove, solar fridge, all cooking equipment, dinnerware and cutlery Separate bedroom, with ocean view and queen bed Day bed - can sleep one Sun lounger All linens and towels Solar lighting Snorkeling equipment Amenities: World class fishing Hiking Whale watching Snorkeling Kayaking Day trips from Yelapa and Puerto Vallarta (ATVs/Zip lining - many adventures available) Horse back riding in Yelapa to the huge waterfall Bird watching Watching the sunsets Solar charging station for cell phones On booking the palapa we will provide all the necessary information on the how, when, why and where's of getting to Puerto Vallarta, finding the water taxi, where to shop for food, etc etc. The palapa will be made ready for your arrival and there will be someone available for any problems. We will be available by phone and email at all times during your stay. Los Chonchos is an eco village situated 35 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta in a protected 40 acres of jungle. There are only 20 palapas in this beautiful, untouched area of Mexico. There are three amazing beaches, the smaller one the water taxi lands on, the pebble beach, and the incredible long beach just 3 minutes walk (as shown in the pictures) from the palapa. You are likely to be the only one on the beach! Keep to yourself, or join the other visitors and inhabitants twice a day as the water taxi visits, help the new visitors off the taxi, and share the news of the day - it is entirely up to you! There are no roads to the eco village - the only way to get there is by water taxi from Bocca. Need more groceries, either hike into Chimo (about an hour) or take the water taxi to Yelapa. Take time in Yelapa to check out the waterfalls and drink a cold beer on the beach - a great day trip to take!
                Home/Apartment
                1br Home/Apartment
                  The SpaceOur palapa sits about 90' above the ocean with exquisite views of a rocky cove. There are no railings to block your view of the whales, mantas, eagle rays and dolphins frolicking in front of your deck. The master bedroom has a Mexican queen bed (smaller than a US one). The sofa converts to a second queen bed as well. The palapa has large openings all around so this is pretty much outdoor living. The kitchen features a fridge and freezer and there are lights, outlets and inverters to power your small electronics like cell phones or tablets. The bathroom is both indoor and out. The bathroom and shower are private with the shower open to the sky. Gary, one of our previous AirBnB guest had this to say about our Palapa: "Peter in our opinion this was by far the nicest of the palapas on offer! We looked at quite a few with our friends in consideration of another stay with more people. Fantastically well appointed, simple/uncluttered, clean - thorough balance achieved. Fits perfectly our aesthetic. Longer next time! With friends in one of the other palapas with a view up into the jungle – perfection! We would highly recommend to anyone. Guest AccessThere is staff on site at Chonchos to help you off the boat and get you established. The restaurant serves excellent, local fare and drinks upon prior request. The entire palapa will be yours. Please be aware that it is not suitable for small children as there are only short 18" railings. Beautiful and secluded beaches are located on both sides of the palapa and are less than a 5 minute walk away. In addition, our cliffside location provides privacy and outstanding views. Chonchos is accessed by water taxi from Boca de Tomatlan, near Mismaloya (approximately 30 minutes from Old Town Puerto Vallarta). The water taxi (Nayeli) makes two trips daily, 9am and 3pm, and the ride is a little over an hour depending on the load and conditions. The excursion is one of the highlights of your visit due to the outstanding scenery and marine life that you'll come across. Interaction with GuestsThere is staff on site at Chonchos to help you off the boat and get you established. The restaurant serves excellent, local fare and drinks upon prior request. The staff can also bring in essentials from Chimo, (beer) for a small fee. This is an ideal site for nature lovers, outdoors people, and those who want to get a away from is all. If you're into fishing, spear fishing, snorkeling, birding, or marine mammals this place is for you. The NeighborhoodChonchos is an eco reserve consisting of 25 unique palapas. Each one is unique and magical in it's own special way. There are typically very few guests on site, ensuring you a romantic and peaceful get away. The village of Chimo is an authentic, Mexican fishing village. Here you can purchase fresh made tortillas, (everyday at 1PM.) Drop into one of the two restaurants for lunch or a beer, or purchase supplies. There are no ATM's in Chimo and dollars aren't easily accepted. Make sure you bring pesos preferably in denominations of 200 or less. Our friends have a tough time with the 500's. Getting AroundChonchos is accessed by water taxi from Boca de Tomatlan, near Mismaloya. The water taxi (Nayeli) makes two trips daily, 9am and 3pm, and the ride is a little over an hour depending on the load and conditions. The excursion is one of the highlights of your visit due to the outstanding scenery and marine life that you'll come across. Realistically, you will probably need to stay in Puerto Vallarta both before and after your trip to Chonchos. We are a 40 minute walk to the quaint fishing village of Chimo with two fun restaurants and supplies. (Fresh tortillas daily at 1:00 PM!) You can also take the daily water taxi to visit Pizota or Yelapa and check out the great waterfalls at both locations. Other Things to NoteChonchos is a rustic and rugged environment located in the jungle. There are amazing flora, fauna and marine life to keep you occupied. Cell service is spotty, texting works best. There is probably no internet. This is definitely an old school vacation, providing you a chance to unplug during your stay. Some other things to do: A short water taxi ride to a little farm at Pizota. From here it's a moderate hike up to a beautiful waterfall and deep freshwater pool. Afterwards Rosa will have cervazas ready on the beach. You can get one of the local divers to take you out in his boat. It's equipped with a compressor and air hoses sort of like Snuba, Mexican style. Real sportfishing boats with heavy gear are available in Yelapa. They could pick us up / drop off at Chonchos. For the fit, get one of the guys to take you on a little hike. Refugio is about 640 metres straight up the mountain through jungle. Then a very small ranch town. Nice place for lunch. Perhaps a day in Yelapa. Go para-sailing behind a boat, or para-sail (tandem) off the top of the mountain. There is also horseback riding, and, well, eating and drinking
                  Home/Apartment
                  1br Home/Apartment
                  • Smoking Allowed
                  The SpaceOur private beachfront bungalows are located on the Pacific coast directly on a pristine sand beach of Banderas Bay. We are just a one hour boat(water taxi) ride south from Boca de Tomatlan. If you seek privacy/romance and adventure, Los Chonchos is the place for you. If you seek secluded, private sandy beaches, away from the bust tourist areas, you will find it here at Los Chonchos Beach. We are just outside of the "tourist" area on a safe/secluded beach. If you seek adventure and being one with nature, you will find it all in Los Chonchos Beach On glistening sand beaches, along the scenic jungle coast of Banderas Bay, Mexico, since 2002 Los Chonchos Beach is a beach front eco retreat paradise of 24 thatched roof bungalows. Three private beaches stretch along a half mile shoreline bordered with tropical vegetation and rocky formations. Los Chonchos is safe but secluded and just an hour boat trip from the city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Los Chonchos offers a beach vacation experience that is rarely found. Our private oceanfront rentals are located on the secluded beaches, between the glistening crystal clear blue waters of the ocean and picturesque jungle hillside of Bandera's Bay, a short but adventurous, one hour boat ride from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. If you seek adventure and being one-on-one with nature, if you love the ocean and private sandy beaches, is you seek romance, you will find it all in Los Chonchos Beach. If you are looking for a tropical beach adventure, jungle hiking, whale watching, swimming with gigantic manta rays, sea kayaking and snorkeling with the many schools of colorful fish, or just to relaxing at our secluded eco retreat, we invite you to stay with us. We are a safe but secluded private beach bungalow vacation rentals that must be experienced to be fully appreciated. You will feel like a castaway on a sandy beach. We are located just outside of the busy tourist areas on a safe, secluded beachfront property. Guest AccessCasas are very well appointed and comfortable. Kitchen area has stove, refrig/freezer/dishes/utensils. Dining area has seating for four. Living room area has couch and oversized chair with cushions. Bedroom area has queen size bed. Bathroom has hot/cold shower. A full deck out front allows you to relax and take in the ocean view out front. Getting AroundPUERTO VALLARTA TO BOCA DE TOMATLAN From Puerto Vallarta downtown to Boca de Tomatlan take a 30 minute taxi ride (about 200 Pesos). Allow total of one, non-rushing, hour for this travel. Also there are several great resturants and stores in Boca to check out. BOCA TO LOS CHONCHOS BEACH The Nayely water taxi leaves Boca pier at 9am and 3pm and costs 130 pesos each way per person. The water taxi returns to Boca de Tomatlan twice a day. The pick up time at Los Chonchos is about 11 am and about 5 pm. Los Chonchos is accessed routinely by boat. From Boca, riding along the picturesque coastline, passing by famous Yelapa and other small communities, the water taxi reaches Los Chonchos in less than 1 hour Should you miss the water taxi, you could ask around for a private boat to take you to Los Chonchos could cost 150.US There is an alternative, scenic road access to Los Chonchos. You can catch a bus to El Tuito, approx. 1 hour, then get a taxi from El Tuito to Chimo($120.). It is some approx. 2 hour drive from El Tuito to the Village of Chimo. From there, a 45 minute coastal hike provides a land access to Los Chonchos Beach. You can also hire a local boat to take you to Los Chonchos Beach, 10 minute ride($25). OR you can arrange a taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Chimo($150). PRIVATE BOAT OR TAXI IF YOUR FLIGHT COMES IN TOO LATE TO CATCH NAYELY IN BOCA, WE CAN ARRANGE FOR THEM TO PICK YOU UP AT THE LOS MUERTOS PIER IN PUERTO VALLARTA-$250.00 OR WE CAN ALSO ARRANGE FOR A PRIVATE BOAT ,FROM CHIMO,TO PICK YOU UP IN BOCA DE TOMATLAN AT ANYTIME-COST ($150.00 US) OR A CAR OR TAXI CAN ALSO BE ARRANGED-($150.00 US) Other Things to NoteRestaurante de Chonchos -Freshly made meals using all locally caught seafood* and market produce (all subject to availability) *additional charges may apply depending on the market price, especially shrimp. PRICE PER COUPLE PER MEAL: Breakfast-400 pesos ($25.00 US) Lunch-550 pesos ($35.00 US) Dinner-800 pesos ($50.00 US) ALL 3 MEALS Per Couple Per Day- 1750.00 pesos or $110.00 US -Please alert the chef to any dietary restrictions* and/or allergies. IF POSSIBLE,PLEASE SUBMIT PAYMENT FOR MEALS WHEN MAKING RESERVATION SO THAT THE COOK CAN PLAN AHEAD. -In addition to full meals, lighter choices and fresh made snacks are also available(serves 2)- -Chips & salsa Mexicana-$140 pesos ($10.US) -Homemade guacamole & chips- 200 pesos ($14. US) -Black bean dip with fresh tortillas- 280 pesos ($20.00 US) (The above costs do not include any tips) NOTE: THIS MENU IS JUST A GUIDE, ALL DISHES MAY NOT ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CHEF
                  Home/Apartment
                  1br Home/Apartment
                  Situated in Puerto Vallarta, this 1 bedroom house accommodates up to 2 guests and starts at just USD 146 per night. The accommodation is 60 sqm. It features 1 double bed and has 1 bathroom. Bed linens and towels are included. Additionally, it offers the following facilities: a fridge, a freezer, and a kettle / water-boiler. The property has a terrace. Guests can also enjoy books. This is a no-smoking property. Pets are not permitted. Once you have booked, your host will contact you to arrange your check in.
                  Cottage
                  1br Cottage
                    Fabulous 1 bedroom Palapa style home just one hour south of Puerto Vallarta by water taxi. It's private, secluded, quiet, serene and beautiful with three pristine beaches. Hiking,swimming,kayaking,snorkeling,fishing,beach combing or just hanging out on the hammock....it's all here in paradise. If you are looking for a romantic getaway that's off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle of city life then you have come to the perfect vacation spot. Marselva, also know as Los Chonchos to the locals is an Eco Preserve that provides for off the grid living with all the comforts of home. Our palapa, Casa Blanca, is solar powered for electricity and hot water with propane for the cooktop and frig in the kitchen. The casa has a separate bedroom with a queen sized bed, full bathroom with indoor/outdoor shower with hot and cold water, a kitchen with refrigerator and freezer, two burner cooktop and sink with counter and storage space. The open air casa has a great room with a rattan sofa with overstuffed comfy cushions, tables, two rattan chairs and dining area with hand made wooden table with 4 chairs all overlooking the ocean and beach below. What's not to love ! For the adventure minded, we have a two person double Hobie kayak for ocean exploration, fishing and snorkel gear too! Several marked trails through the jungle areas are popular with hiking enthusiasts and the small fishing village of Chimo is a great 40 minute hike through the jungle and along the gorgeous big beach. Paradise awaits you....... Accessing our property is by water taxi which leaves from Boca de Tomatlan, a water taxi hub and fishing village just 25 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta. The water taxi, Nayeli, leaves Boca twice daily at 9am and 3pm arriving at Los Chonchos beach at 10am and 4pm. The water taxi stops at several villages in route offering many Kodak moments.
                    Home/Apartment
                    2br Home/Apartment
                      Beautiful, romantic, secluded, ocean front palapa house near Puerto Vallarta, Chimo, Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico . On the beach and surrounded by incredible tropical jungle. Perfect for that quiet get away or adventure. Fishing, whale watching, or hiking. Quotes from renters: "We had such a wonderful time at Los Chonchos! We couldn't have found a better place to end our trip to Mexico. The palapa is beautiful and very well decorated, with an amazing view over the ocean. We saw dolphins while having breakfast in the terrace! The place is amazing... retired, calm, wild, with some beautiful and virgin beaches around. We were alone almost all the time. Perfect for people looking for tranquillity and peace. You can hear the waves at night while sleeping, it's magical! And there is no mosquito! The nearest village of Chimo is 45 min hiking, and you can buy some fish or basic food there. You can bring your own food from Puerto Vallarta and cook it in the palapa (there is only one restaurant run by a local in Los Chonchos, but it's totally overpriced) The locals (especially Henry) were very welcoming and the hosts answered all our questions quickly. Our only regret was the stay was too short. We would definitely come back! March 2015" "This place is unreal. I don't really know what else to say. Everything was perfect and the palapa was quite tastefully decorated. We especially loved the dishware. If you like being totally off the grid then this place is magic. Can't wait to go back! February 2015" Close to Puerto Vallarta, Chimo, Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico, this well equipped, beautifully appointed palapa sleeps two to four people comfortably in two separate bedrooms with queen-sized beds. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 separate bedrooms, with local artisan crafted furnishings - whether watching the ocean, taking in the amazing thatched roof, or admiring the wild life - this palapa situated in a growing eco village allows you to unplug from your every day stress and relax. Even the water taxi ride is part of the vacation - there are no roads to this eco village. If you do not want to bring your food and use the kitchen, there is a chef on site that will cook three meals per day at $110 (per couple). This needs to be arranged and paid for prior to arrival. Remember the menu is based on what is in season and the fresh catch of the day. Guests have full use of palapa with the following available: Full bathroom with shower Hot water Outside shower Fully equipped kitchen, including gas stove, solar fridge, all cooking equipment, dinnerware and cutlery Separate bedroom, with ocean view and queen bed Day bed - can sleep one Sun lounger All linens and towels Solar lighting Snorkeling equipment Amenities: World class fishing Hiking Whale watching Snorkeling Kayaking Day trips from Yelapa and Puerto Vallarta (ATVs/Zip lining - many adventures available) Horse back riding in Yelapa to the huge waterfall Bird watching Watching the sunsets Solar charging station for cell phones On booking the palapa we will provide all the necessary information on the how, when, why and where's of getting to Puerto Vallarta, finding the water taxi, where to shop for food, etc etc. The palapa will be made ready for your arrival and there will be someone available for any problems. We will be available by phone and email at all times during your stay. Los Chonchos is an eco village situated 35 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta in a protected 40 acres of jungle. There are only 20 palapas in this beautiful, untouched area of Mexico. There are three amazing beaches, the smaller one the water taxi lands on, the pebble beach, and the incredible long beach just 3 minutes walk (as shown in the pictures) from the palapa. You are likely to be the only one on the beach! Keep to yourself, or join the other visitors and inhabitants twice a day as the water taxi visits, help the new visitors off the taxi, and share the news of the day - it is entirely up to you! There are no roads to the eco village - the only way to get there is by water taxi from Bocca. Need more groceries, either hike into Chimo (about an hour) or take the water taxi to Yelapa. Take time in Yelapa to check out the waterfalls and drink a cold beer on the beach - a great day trip to take!
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                        Welcome to Casa de Pirata, a romantic, secluded beach shack set in the paradise private eco-preserve community of Los Chonchos, a twenty minute boat ride from Yelapa. The resort comprises twenty casas and a restaurant set in twenty five acres of jungle and three beautiful beaches. Our palapa is the closest shack to the beach, with its own private pathway and rinse shower, yet enjoys incredible peace and privacy. Los Chonchos is only accessible by boat, or on foot, so totally peaceful. It's the perfect place to unwind and get back to nature - there's a rich variety of wildlife to see including humpback whales, dolphins, mantas, turtles, iguanas, drangonflies, bats, pelicans, frigate birds, macaws and butterflies. The snorkelling's great - we provide two sets of masks and snorkels for you - the main beach is sandy and lovely for swimming, and 5 minutes walk away is a second far longer beach where yours will often be the only footsteps in the sand! There's also a sea kayak at your disposal, good trekking in the jungle all around, and you sleep to the sound of waves breaking on the rocks, fireflies flashing around you. Water is from a spring high up in the hills above, and power just solar or propane - pollution and noise are kept to a minimum as this is a big turtle nesting site. Our palapa is super simple but comfortable, furnished with rustic furniture all made by local craftspeople. The kitchen is basic but well equipped for self-catering should you choose, with a gas stove and two burner hob, and the inside/outside bathroom has a hot shower. There's also an outside dining area with bbq. We provide a drinking fountain should you prefer to drink bottled water. Fridge freezer and lighting are solar powered, with an inverter for 240v ac to recharge phones and laptops etc, and mobile signals seem pretty good. There are decks on two sides of the shack, with fantastic views across the beach and out over the open ocean - great for whale watching! The night skies are just breathtaking - there's hardly any light pollution here. There's a pair of binoculars for you for nature watching or stargazing. Bring solid walking shoes for jungle trekking (it's rough in places). The support crew here are just lovely - Gabriel, our main minder, is born and bred on Los Chonchos, and a total turtle nut as well a mine of information about this environment and all the creatures we share it with, though helps if you speak some spanish...Ruben drops in and out to look after building and maintenance, and is just great to hang out with. There's a small restaurant on site, but no store, so wise to bring some supplies with you for self-catering. Arturo runs most of the provisions, and you can order for the next day... and he has an excellent fish and seafood restaurant in Chimo, a totally uninvaded and charming Mexican fishing village an hour's trek along the coast. He'll also give you a cheap boat ride home if stranded there with too much shopping to haul back.. ! There are some amazing dive sites in the bay, but you would need to make your own arrangements for that. The boat taxi leaves from Boca de Tomatlan at 9am and 3pm daily, allow an hour's taxi ride from the airport at Puerto de Vallarta. If flights don't meet it, you may need to spend a night in the town, where we'd recommend the hotel Posada de Roger - good value, nice people... and a wide choice of restaurants on the seafront nearby - we recommend the 'blue shrimp'. Or if you give us reasonable notice, we can arrange for Arturo to meet you with his boat at Boca de Tomatlan. And if you need to get back to 'civilisation' - the water taxi works for a day trip back to Yelapa, where there are a good selection of restaurants, some grocery stores, and a wide range of activities from yoga to pony trekking up to the lovely waterfall there. Rainy season is June-October, (fantastic lightning storms..) which are also the hottest months - August average is 30c, January coolest at 25c. Humpback whale migration season is from mid October to March. Puerto Vallarta airport is well served by US airline operators, aeromexico, air canada etc. From the UK the only direct flight, and cheapest option, is Thomson - they fly weekly or cheaper fortnightly returns from Manchester (fridays) or Gatwick on saturdays. We'll send you a full information sheet on request to help make your stay as wonderful as possible!
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                          La Palapa Tranquila is one of those unique hard to find special places. If you are looking for something different, an adventurous vacation away from it all, with tranquil days in the sun, deserted beaches and evenings of watching beautiful sunsets, you have found your paradise. Your adventure will be an unforgettable escape from the modern every day rat race. The palapa house, La Palapa Tranquila, is in an eco resort called Chonchos. It is very remote, which means on some occasions you will need to spend your first night in the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta. There you can enjoy your first evening dining in one of the finest restaurants, visiting many of the art galleries, or strolling along the malecon. We can recommend a hotel in PV if you like. If time allows after the arrival of your flight into PV, you can go directly to the palapa and catch the 9:00 AM or 3:00 PM water taxi Nayeli, from Boca de Tomatlan, an hour from PVR airport. The water taxi ride will take you by the scenic coastline where the green lush mountains meet the deep blue Pacific Ocean with small Mexican fishing villages, the well known town of Yelapa and other small vacation resorts along the way. After the hour water taxi ride you will arrive at the beach of Chonchos and be greeted by the staff who will help take your luggage to La Palapa Tranquila. The palapa house is off the grid with solar panels to give you the modern convenience of refrigeration and lights. We have a solar hot water heater for nice warm showers and drinkable clean spring water. Most personal cell phones will have service at the palapa if one wishes to use one. Instead of watching TV you will be entertained by nature with a variety of animals, birds and insects and an wide ocean view right in front of the palapa where sightings of whales, dolphins, manta rays and other fish are an entertaining every day phenomena depending what time of the year you are visiting. There are beautiful hikes, one of which takes you to the next quaint little village, Chimo, where one can get cold beer, basic groceries and dine at one of the two local restaurants. Some other activities include kayaking, snorkeling, birding and fishing. You can also take day trips to other small villages such as Yelapa and Pizota by water taxi. If you are looking for a different type of vacation then look no more!
                          Home/Apartment
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                            La Palapa Tranquila is one of those unique hard to find special places. If you are looking for something different, an adventurous vacation away from it all, with tranquil days in the sun, deserted beaches and evenings of watching beautiful sunsets, you have found your paradise. Your adventure will be an unforgettable escape from the modern every day rat race. The palapa house, La Palapa Tranquila, is in an eco resort called Chonchos. It is very remote, which means on some occasions you will need to spend your first night in the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta. There you can enjoy your first evening dining in one of the finest restaurants, visiting many of the art galleries, or strolling along the malecon. We can recommend a hotel in PV if you like. If time allows after the arrival of your flight into PV, you can go directly to the palapa and catch the 9:00 AM or 3:00 PM water taxi Nayeli, from Boca de Tomatlan, an hour from PVR airport. The water taxi ride will take you by the scenic coastline where the green lush mountains meet the deep blue Pacific Ocean with small Mexican fishing villages, the well known town of Yelapa and other small vacation resorts along the way. After the hour water taxi ride you will arrive at the beach of Chonchos and be greeted by the staff who will help take your luggage to La Palapa Tranquila. The palapa house is off the grid with solar panels to give you the modern convenience of refrigeration and lights. We have a solar hot water heater for nice warm showers and drinkable clean spring water. Most personal cell phones will have service at the palapa if one wishes to use one. Instead of watching TV you will be entertained by nature with a variety of animals, birds and insects and an wide ocean view right in front of the palapa where sightings of whales, dolphins, manta rays and other fish are an entertaining every day phenomena depending what time of the year you are visiting. There are beautiful hikes, one of which takes you to the next quaint little village, Chimo, where one can get cold beer, basic groceries and dine at one of the two local restaurants. Some other activities include kayaking, snorkeling, birding and fishing. You can also take day trips to other small villages such as Yelapa and Pizota by water taxi. If you are looking for a different type of vacation then look no more!
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                              This palapa-style luxury rental on the Pacific Coast near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is a primitive rental that includes all of the luxuries of home, including an electric fridge, a gas stove, hot water, a private flushing toilet, an enclosed outdoor shower, living and dining rooms, and more. The luxury rental is solar-powered, and there is enough electricity to power small electronics. In the master bedroom, guests will find a romantic, queen-size bed. The sofa in the living room converts into a second queen-size bed, too.
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                                This oceanfront, open-air bungalow comfortably sleeps up to two people, making it the ideal getaway for couples looking for a romantic vacation destination. The rental has a stunning outdoor deck space with fabulous views of the beach, and a hammock and lounge chairs for relaxing and watching the sun set. It offers a well-equipped kitchen, so guests can cook up delightful meals, a dining and living room area, one bedroom with a comfortable double bed and mosquito net, a sleeping loft, and one full bathroom. The open-air design ventilates the bungalow, so guests are kept cool and comfortable at all times.
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                                  The SpaceCasa de Suenos is one of the most popular palapas in the Los Chonchos community due to its location on the property. It is the most private casa on the shore - located on the border of the preserve and a good distance from the closest neighbor with thick foliage providing a natural barrier. Los Chonchos is located about 15 minutes (by water taxi) west of Yelapa and less than two miles from the small fishing village of Chimo - a pleasant 40 minute walk or kayak trip. Chimo has two small grocery stores and two restaurants. Los Chonchos is "off the grid", but a potable gravity-fed water system serves the entire community. The casa has a solar system for low voltage lighting and to provide for operating and recharging electronics. There is no internet or cable access but cell service is available using a tower in Yelapa. Ask host for more information about securing a local phone for temporary use. Enjoy two private beaches, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, walks through the jungle and watching the birds, whales and manta rays taking to the air over the ocean. Be prepared for an escape from civilization while experiencing a peaceful, restful and memorable "once-in-a-lifetime" retreat. Guest AccessGuests have exclusive use of Casa de Suenos as well as access to the two private beaches belonging to the Los Chonchos community. Interaction with GuestsThere are people available within the palapa community (Los Chonchos) for assistance as needed. The NeighborhoodThe Los Chonchos community consists of 24 thatched roof bungalows (palapas) contained within a eco retreat west of Yelapa and about 1 1/2 miles east of the fishing village of Chimo. This private oceanfront palapa is located steps from secluded beaches between the glistening crystal clear blue waters of the ocean and the picturesque jungle hillside of Banderas Bay. Getting AroundThe water taxi serves the Los Chonchos community twice per day - heading east or west. Other Things to NoteIt is important to note that a stay in Los Chonchos is not for everyone. There is no store, no road, no entertainment venue, and no medical facility. If you appreciate solitude and the very best that nature has to offer then a stay at Casa de Suenos is for you. At the same time, the casa is very clean, comfortable, well furnished/supplied and offers a modern 3/4 bath with hot water. The refrigerator, stove, and lighting system are well suited for a couple.
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                                  6br Other
                                  • Smoking Allowed
                                  • Pets Allowed
                                  • Swimming Pool
                                  The SpaceAccommodation with room amenities food and beverage not include Guest Accesspool at terrace, dining room with spectacular views of the bay Interaction with GuestsTransfer by boat to the house / Welcome cocktail The NeighborhoodPlaya Las Animas is located 19 km southwest of the city of Puerto Vallarta You have access to Playa Las Animas through boats and boats. It is a pure, excellent coastal sanctuary nature for fun and relaxation Getting AroundFrom Puerto Vallarta downtown area by bus to the La Boca where you hiring a water taxi directly to Playa las Animas. Other Things to Noteappropriate for rest and relaxation ...total connection with nature.
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                                    Welcome to the beautiful private eco preserve of Los Chonchos, a hidden paradise about a twenty minute boat ride south from Yelapa. The resort consists of twenty bungalows and a restaurant set in twenty five acres of exotic jungle with three pristine palm fringed beaches. Casa de Pirata is the only property right on the beach, and just a short stroll from the beachfront restaurant, yet remains incredibly private, with its own pathway winding through coconut palms and banana trees. There's great trekking up in the jungle, a sea kayak at your disposal, and you sleep to the sound of waves breaking on the shore. Our casa is a traditional Mexican open-plan palapa - simple but comfortable, with rustic furniture all made by local craftspeople. There's a queen bed with open ocean views, an ensuite inside/outside bathroom with hot shower, and a basic but well equipped kitchen with a gas stove, fridge freezer and mobile/laptop recharging station. There's also a drinking fountain if you'd prefer to drink bottled water. Outside there are decks on two sides of the palapa with amazing views across the main beach and out to the open ocean - great for whale watching ! There are a pair of loungers, hammock, an outside dining bbq area, and a rinse shower on the pathway to the beach. We also provide two sets of snorkelling gear, life jackets for kayaking, fresh bedding, towels and light cotton robes. Los Chonchos eco resort is only accessible by boat, or on foot, so totally peaceful, and just the best place to unwind and immerse yourself in nature. No news, no shoes... Water comes from a spring high up in the hills above, and power simply solar or propane - pollution and noise are kept to a minimum as this is a big turtle nesting site. It's also a fantastic place to see humpback whales, dolphins, mantas (they leap here!), iguanas, frigate birds, macaws, pelicans, bats, butterflies and dragonflies. There's great snorkelling straight from the beach, with an amazing variety of fish, and the chance of seeing mantas, eagle rays and turtles if lucky. The beach is a good 50 metre swim, or for really serious swimmers, our third beach just around the corner is way, way longer... and it's often the case that yours are the only footprints in the sand ! Between the two is a small pebbly cove which is great for beach combing. The support crew here are just lovely - they'll meet you and off the boat, get you settled in, and be on hand should you need anything during your stay. Alphonso runs the restaurant on site (2-3 meals a day average around $75 per couple), and can also bring next-day groceries... and Arturo runs an excellent fish and seafood restaurant in Chimo, a totally univaded and charming fishing village an hour's trek along the coast. He'll even give you a boat ride back if stranded with too much shopping ! Or take the water taxi for an excursion to Yelapa, which has a wider choice of stores, and a good range of activities from yoga to pony trekking up to the lovely waterfall. Further afield, trips can be arranged for whale watching (migration season is October-March) and Los Islas Marietas - a top dive and snorkelling site in the bay. The boat taxi Nayeli leaves from Boca de Tomatlan at 0900 and 1500 daily, returning at 1100 and 1700, and you should allow an hour to get to Boca from Puerto Vallarta airport. On booking, we'll of course send you a full information sheet, and be on hand with any questions you may have, or whatever we can help with to make your stay as wonderful as possible !
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                                      Exceptional jungle palapa in Chonchos eco-resort, with thatched roof, 5 min walk to beautiful, secluded beaches. Watch whales, mantas, dolphins, birds, and other fauna right from your deck above the Pacific. Fish, snorkel, or relax on three beaches. Our palapa sits about 90' above the ocean with exquisite views of a rocky cove. There are no railings to block your view of the whales, mantas, eagle rays and dolphins frolicking in front of your deck. The master bedroom has a Mexican queen bed (smaller than a US one). The sofa converts to a second queen bed as well. The palapa has large openings all around so this is pretty much outdoor living. The kitchen features a fridge and freezer and there are lights, outlets and inverters to power your small electronics like cell phones or tablets. The bathroom and shower are private with the shower open to the sky.
                                      Bungalow
                                      1br Bungalow
                                      • Smoking Allowed
                                      Private beach house vacation, secluded castaway, exotic escape and adventure travel. 1 hour boat ride from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. No souvenir the silence of solitude and the hypnotic sounds of the sea... Our private beach house is located on the secluded beaches along the picturesque seaside of Bandera's Bay one hour boat ride south of Puerto Vallarta. If you seek adventure travel mixed with solitude, peaceful escape in accord with you love pristine private sandy beaches and being one-on-one with nature, you will find it all here at Los Chonchos Beach. Our private beachfront house is a finely crafted palapa type bungalow. Patios and decks are facing the ocean displaying the magnificent views of Banderas Bay. Our bungalow accommodation includes a private full bathroom with warm shower, solar power electricity and hand crafted furnishings. From the interior of our beach bungalow there are unobstructed ocean views that will take your breath away. Are you looking for a tropical beach adventure? How about jungle trekking, whale watching, swimming with gigantic but gentile manta rays, sea kayaking, snorkeling among the numerous colorful tropical fish. If you are looking for a tropical private beach adventure or just to relax at our secluded eco retreat, we invite you to stay with us. We are a secluded, private beach getaway that must be experienced to be fully appreciated. Keywords: Romantic,Bungalow,Oceanfront, Beachfront, Secluded, Serene, Castaway, Exotic, Palapa, Casita, Beach House,
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                                      1br Home/Apartment
                                      • Wifi
                                      If you are looking for a private beach retreat that offers romance and adventure, Los Chonchos beach is the location for you. Casa Blanca is an open air Palapa style home located in Eco-Preserve MarSelva, also know as, 'Chonchos' to the locals, it lies just one hour south of Puerto Vallarta Mexico on gorgeous Banderas Bay. To get to our unique property from the Puerto Vallarta airport take a taxi cab ride to Boca de Tomatlan where you catch the 9am or 3pm water taxi Nayeli to Los Chonchos beach. From the airport to Boca plan on a one hour cab ride along the beautiful coastline. At Boca you can buy basic supplies, tortillas, beer, tequila, fruits and vegetables etc... From Boca the one hour water taxi ride takes you along the beautiful coast, stopping at seaside villages in route to Los Chonchos beach. Returning from Chonchos to the airport or Puerto Vallarta the water taxi stops twice daily at 11am and 5pm. For flights arriving after 1 pm in Puerto Vallarta you can stay the first night in Old Town and enjoy strolling along the water front Malecon, visit galleries, shop, have a lovely dinner on the beach and relax in one of the many hotels before leaving for Chonchos the next day at 9am or 3pm. If you would like hotel recommendations we are happy to assist you. There are a few favorites from $50 to $120 per night in great Old Town locations. If you are looking for a secluded and romantic vacation away from the hustle and bustle of city life, look no further. Our oceanfront palapa home overlooks one of three pristine beaches offering peace, quiet, and beauty in every direction. Casa Blanca has one bedroom with a queen bed, one full bathroom, full kitchen, dining area, great room with comfy overstuffed rattan sofa and chairs. The expanded deck with lounge chairs and cushions overlooks the ocean and beach below offering a great place to siesta on the hammock, whale watch or sunbathe. The beach is a one minute walk from the casa where you can hop on our two person Hobie kayak for an ocean paddle or grab the snorkel gear to explore the many species of multi colored fish. Whale watching right from the deck is incredible from Nov.thru March, expect dolphin and manta ray sightings too. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, hiking, bird watching, sunbathing, yoga, exploring or just to get away for some much needed rest and relaxation........exotic paradise awaits you! Keywords: Beach, Casa, bungalow, Casita, Oceanfront, Beachfront, Marselva, Los Chonchos, Chonchos, Remote, Eco Preserve, Private, Romantic, Adventure, Honeymoon, Yoga, Privacy, Exotic, hike, swim, snorkel, rest, explore, read, write, peace, beach retreat
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                                      2br Cabin
                                      • Smoking Allowed
                                      Beautiful, romantic, secluded, ocean front palapa near Puerto Vallerta, Chimo, Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico . On the beach and surrounded by incredible tropical jungle. Perfect for that quiet get away or adventure. Fishing, whale watching, or hiking. The Space Close to Puerto Vallerta, Chimo, Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico, this well equipped, beautifully appointed palapa sleeps two to four people comfortably in two separate bedrooms with queen-sized beds. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 separate bedrooms, with local artisan crafted furnishings - whether watching the ocean, taking in the amazing thatched roof, or admiring the wild life - this palapa situated in a growing eco village allows you to unplug from your every day stress and relax. Even the water taxi ride is part of the vacation - there are no roads to this eco village. If you do not want to bring your food and use the kitchen, there is a chef on site that will cook three meals per day at $110 (per couple). This needs to be arranged and paid for prior to arrival. Remember the menu is based on what is in season and the fresh catch of the day. Guest Access Guests have full use of palapa with the following available: Full bathroom with shower Hot water Outside shower Fully equipped kitchen, including gas stove, solar fridge, all cooking equipment, dinnerware and cutlery Separate bedroom, with ocean view and queen bed Day bed - can sleep one Sun lounger All linens and towels Solar lighting Snorkeling equipment Amenities: World class fishing Hiking Whale watching Snorkeling Kayaking Day trips from Yelapa and Puerto Vallerta (ATVs/Zip lining - many adventures available) Horse back riding in Yelapa to the huge waterfall Bird watching Watching the sunsets Solar charging station for cell phones Interaction with Guests On booking the palapa we will provide all the necessary information on the how, when, why and where's of getting to Puerto Vallerta, finding the water taxi, where to shop for food, etc etc. The palapa will be made ready for your arrival and there will be someone available for any problems. We will be available by phone and email at all times during your stay. The Neighborhood Los Chonchos is an eco village situated 35 minutes south of Puerto Vallerta in a protected 40 acres of jungle. There are only 20 palapas in this beautiful, untouched area of Mexico. There are three amazing beaches, the smaller one the water taxi lands on, the pebble beach, and the incredible long beach just 3 minutes walk (as shown in the pictures) from the palapa. You are likely to be the only one on the beach! Keep to yourself, or join the other visitors and inhabitants twice a day as the water taxi visits, help the new visitors off the taxi, and share the news of the day - it is entirely up to you! Getting around There are no roads to the eco village - the only way to get there is by water taxi from Bocca. Need more groceries, either hike into Chimo (about an hour) or take the water taxi to Yelapa. Take time in Yelapa to check out the waterfalls and drink a cold beer on the beach - a great day trip to take! Other Things to Note If requiring chef please arrange prior to arrival with owner.
                                      Cabin
                                      2br Cabin
                                        Our 'Little Big Sur' is an off-the-grid, in the jungle, palapa with many modern conveniences for those travelers who want an ecological, private and natural vacation. This palapa is in the eco-preserve, Chonchos, located one hour south of Boca de Tamatlan. Boca is about 45 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta. Chonchos is accessible only by water taxi. The palapa and immediate area are exceptionally beautiful and private, but not for everyone. This is for active people who want to literally be “in nature.' ACCOMMODATIONS: 'Little Big Sur' (LBS) is on a jungle cliff directly overlooking the Bay of Banderas. It is about 1200 square feet, which is open to the bay/jungle, except for the master bedroom and bathroom. LBS has a full kitchen including solar powered refrigerator, stove, oven and all the plates/utensils/pots needed. There is a covered living room/dining room and outdoor deck overlooking the Bay. VIEWS ARE STUNNING FROM ANYWHERE IN THE PALAPA. Sleeping arrangements include the master bedroom (queen), an upstairs loft bedroom (queen) and an outdoors bed (king) on the deck overlooking the Bay. On additional person could sleep on the large couch. All bedding is included. HOW TO GET THERE: A typical visit to Little Big Sur includes flying into Puerto Vallarta, staying the night while shopping for provisions like food and drink, and catching the 9:00 AM morning water taxi to Chonchos. About an hour later you’ll arrive at the Chonchos beach and will be greeted by the staff. Sometimes – depending on how many people and how much luggage you bring – you’ll be helped up to LBS by mule. WHAT TO DO : There is plenty to do – including doing nothing. During the migration season, its not uncommon to see 50 whales glide right beneath the deck. Walk down to either of two beaches for snorkeling, fishing or just plain sunbathing. Kayaks and swimming equipment are available. There are plenty of trails through the jungle. The nearest village, Chimo, is a two-mile hike along the beach and mountains. Sometimes the best thing is to just chill by reading a book and taking in the spectacular mountain jungle and ocean, which surrounds the palapa. LBS is a also a great place for a family and friends vacation. There is enough room to sleep 6 pretty comfortably, 8 including coaches. There are also other palapas nearby that can be rented for overflow. For those who must, the LBS has electricity, some cell phones work, and there is Internet in the centrally located restaurant. CITY/JUNGLE COMBINATION PACKAGES: Because we own a Bed & Breakfast in downtown Puerto Vallarta (The Corona Adobe), we can offer a week-long combination package that offers a unique blend of the out-in-the-middle-of-the-jungle natural experience that is LBS combined with the charm of Mexican metropolitan living in Puerto Vallarta’s oldest neighborhood that Corona Adobe offers. A typical stay might include bookending your LBS stay with overnights in the Corona Adobe in downtown Puerto Vallarta. There is much to see and do in Puerto Vallarta. A LA CARTE PRICES: An LBS stay is $125/night for 2 people, $20 for each additional person, with a three night minimum. This includes the full palapa that can sleep 6 comfortably. It does not include: travel to/from the airport and Boca de Tomatlan, your food/beverages, the cost of the water taxi ride ($15/each way per person), and the cost of a hotel for an overnight stay in Puerto Vallarta. COMBINATION PACKAGE PRICES: The weekly Combination Package described above includes two nights in Corona Adobe's Adobe Suite - in the El Centro district of Puerto Vallarta. The Corona Adobe has a pool, beautiful 360 degree views of Puerto Vallarta, and all the modern conveniences nestled inside a 100 year old Adobe. Does not include: food or drink at the Corona Adobe or Chonchos, water taxi to/from Chonchos. Contact us for pricing information.
                                        Bungalow
                                        1br Bungalow
                                        • Wifi
                                        Our place is an open air palapa (grass roofed) home overlooking the ocean. We are located on a 25 acre preserve with 24 other palapas sprinkled around the property. Ours is very private and serene, with one of the best panoramic views of sea and mountains. The palapa is located on Los Chonchos beach, which is one hour south of Puerto Vallarta. It is accessible only by water taxi, which leaves twice daily from Boca de Tomatlan. We have all the comforts of home with a kitchen including refrigerator, freezer, gas-burner cook top, spring fed water. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, glasses and utensils. Dining area with hand-hewn table/chairs w seating for four or more. Full bathroom with hot shower, sink, flush toilet. Bedroom has new king sized bed. Amazing views from the deck with hammock and chaise lounge chairs to sunbathe and watch for whales (in season), dolphins and parrots during the day and watch the sunset and incredible starry sky at night. Relax in paradise and go off the grid! The palapa is run by solar power for electricity and propane for the refrigerator/freezer and cook top. Charging station for laptops and cell phones. This is an ideal spot to unplug for a romantic getaway or vacation for the adventure minded. Perfect for relaxing under the sun, snorkeling, swimming, fishing and kayaking. You will have easy access to three beautiful beaches, one nearly a mile long which you will sometimes have all to yourself. There is a hiking trail to the small fishing village of Chimo, two miles from Chonchos. Chimo has an oceanfront restaurant and two small markets. Tired of cooking? There is a restaurant on-site at Chonchos that will serve you three meals a day. Just let Chef Alphonso know what your preferences are! Or order your meal to be delivered to your palapa. Fresh local fish; guacamole made from avocados just picked from the tree! Palapa area has year-round staff (English-speaking) who will help you get settled in upon your arrival and make sure your stay is safe and comfortable. Keywords: Beach, Casa, bungalow, Casita, Oceanfront, Beachfront, Marselva, Los Chonchos, Chonchos, Remote, Eco Preserve, Private, Romantic, Adventure, Honeymoon, Yoga, Privacy, Exotic, hike, swim, snorkel, rest, explore, read, write, peace, beach retreat