Pizota, Jalisco, Mexico Accommodations

Accommodations in Pizota

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Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
The SpaceThe cottage can comfortably accommodate 2 adults. It has electricity, and is equipped with a double gas burner, a toaster oven, a fridge, a coffee grinder, a coffee maker, dishes, pots, pans and kitchen utensils, so it is entirely possible to cook your own meals for the duration of your stay. We will be happy to get you the groceries you desire, subject to availability. If there is a particular food item you can’t live without which might not be found in Yelapa, then we recommend that you bring it with you. The cottage is about a 10-minute walk up the hill from the beach. It has lovely views of lush foliage and the ocean beyond. Our home is located about 100 feet behind the cabin. We have never had any problems with theft, but please be aware that there is no means of locking up your valuables, so we recommend that you find a good hiding place for them within the hut or take them with you when you are away from the hut. The bed has a mosquito net over it so that you will not be bothered by mosquitoes while sleeping. Mosquitoes are not that abundant, but there are some, and so in the mornings and evenings you will probably be most comfortable if you have long pants and long-sleeved shirts to wear. We have a spring on our property, and a purification system, and this purified water is the drinking water we use and which we provide to you. If you are uneasy about this, we can also provide you with bottled water for drinking. The bathroom and kitchen sink have running water from the spring. The shower has hot water now because we recently installed a gas heater. Sheets, towels and blankets are provided for you. It is warm and lovely in Pizota year-round, but in the winter the nights can be cool. In addition to all the usual things you would take on a trip to Mexico, we recommend that you bring sunscreen, mosquito repellent, a hat, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, a fleece and a flashlight. Guest AccessThe cottage is a 10 minute walk from the ocean beach. We will happily meet you at the boat upon arrival, help with baggage, and show you the way to the cottage. Hiking, waterfall, kayaking, snorkeling, guided tours are also available. Interaction with GuestsWe are happy to be of any help to our guests during their stay in Pizota. In case of an emergency, don't hesitate to give us a yell up at our house at any hour of the night. Our house is roughly 100ft. Away. If given a grocery list within 3 days notice, we can do your shopping. The NeighborhoodThere is no bank in either Yelapa or Pizota — Puerto Vallarta is where the closest bank is — so do remember to bring enough cash for the time you will be in Pizota. Pizota has one store with a limited inventory, although almost anything can be ordered from the store if you intend to stay for a while. Adjacent to the store is a restaurant, which serves simple fare but requires advance notice if you are hoping to eat there. Getting AroundAccess to Pizota is by water taxi from the beach pier at Boca de Tomatlán, a village located 10 miles south of Puerto Vallarta. You can reach Boca de Tomatlán by cab, car, or public bus, which leaves Puerto Vallarta’s old town from the intersection of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo. Water taxi departures to Pizota from Boca de Tomatlán are 3 times daily at 9:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 5:00pm. Water taxis leave Pizota to return to Boca de Tomatlán at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. This schedule is in effect every day of the week, year-round. The one-way journey generally takes just under an hour and costs about 80 pesos (US$5.50) one way. If the ocean is rough, it is possible that you and your belongings will get wet from the spray, so as a precaution, we recommend that you ensure your belongings are in plastic bags inside your luggage, and that anything you are carrying as hand luggage (purses, daypacks) are also lined with plastic, or kept inside a plastic bag. Also bear in mind that the closer you sit to the stern of the water taxi, the less wet you get, as a rule. There is no pier in Pizota, so upon arrival, the water taxi moves as close to the beach as possible, and passengers must use a ladder hung off the bow of the boat to disembark in the shallow water (knee-deep). For this reason, we also recommend that you do not wear full-length pants for the journey, and that you put your footwear in a plastic bag in your luggage after leaving Yelapa. We also strongly recommend that you put your money, passport and other vital documents and credit/debit cards in a Ziploc bag to prevent them from getting wet. When you arrive in Pizota, ask one of the residents where Mateo and Vanessa live and they will be happy to direct you. Pizota is a small village with no street signs. Other Things to NoteIn Pizota there is limited cell phone service. Unifon / AT&T have the best coverage right now. At the elementary school in the village, we now have high speed internet available however.
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2br Home/Apartment
  • Swimming Pool
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wifi
  • Parking
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
The SpaceSee our video! Search for: "giffin grip studio south" Our casita was built with the guidance and help of the local people of the tiny, indigenous village of Pizota. It is built in the old ways with a clay floor and a palm leaf palapa roof. When we came to Pizota years ago, we were awed by the skills of the people to live directly off the land and the sea. Although, electricity made it to Pizota a few years ago, we chose to stay as true as we knew how to the old ways. We mostly depend on solar and wood fire for energy although we do have a gas stove. We use cement has little as possible. The casita is built in traditional design with an upper loft, or "Taponka"which can be locked for security. The queen size bed, swathed in a curtain of mosquito netting, is there, as is a hand hewn wooden trunk that can be locked. The lower level is walled on 3 sides, with the fourth side open to the view. The kitchen space is equipped with a wood burning clay oven (set for making tortillas) a gas range top, & filtered water. The dishwashing area is behind the house, serviced by running water from the community reserve. We have a lovely outdoor solar shower and an elegant tile-floored toilet with a million-dollar ocean view! Up the hill is a second casita which serves as our pottery studio & guest room. The pottery is run without electricity and relies upon local resources. It is equipped with a kick wheel, tools, & a Giffin Grip for trimming. Clay is dug in the jungle within a few yards from the studio. Pots are fired in the wood burning kiln, built of local brick. Fuel is brought in from the jungle by mule. House cleaning services are available if you wish. There are some tricks to learn for sweeping a clay floor, or doing laundry in a 5 gallon bucket. Fruit grows abundantly every where you look. Mateo surprises us with coconuts or bananas or some other wonderful bounty from the jungle almost every day. The beach is a steep but short 10 minute walk away. Sea kayaks and snorkeling gear can be arranged. Fishing with the locals is always an adventure! If you are a potter, you are welcome to use the studio. Mateo is experienced in preparing the clay and firing the the kiln, and can assist you. With Mateo as your guide, you will be welcomed in the village more like long lost family than tourists. You can have long discussions with the fishermen who hang in the hammocks in the village or play with children running on the beach. Restaurants and stores are few and often elusive in Pizota. The tienda on the beach does serve food. Breakfast or lunch are the best times to go. You probably have to notify them what time you want to come. The tienda sells basic things like eggs, milk and beer. You can order fresh tortillas for the morning. In general it is best to buy provisions in Puerto Vallarta or Yelapa. Mateo often picks items up for us when he takes his produce to Yelapa. Guided hikes to the waterfalls near by and boat rides to the Marietta Islands can be arranged. The sister village of Yelapa is a 20 minute boat ride away. Charming but more developed, Yelapa has at least 30 restaurants, some in the pueblo and some lining the beach. A regular water taxi services Pizota twice a day, but it is also possible to pay a local to drive you over in his boat. We will likely not be there for your stay. We partner with our property manager, Mateo, who will serve as your guide and is available daily to help make your stay a truly enjoyable adventure. Mateo, his wife Vanessa, and their 5 young children live a short walk away through the jungle. Mateo is originally from California. He came to Pizota 10 years ago, fell in love with the place and the people, and has been making a life here ever since. Like us, he is especially interested in preserving the traditional skills and the old ways of life. Pizota is an opportunity to return to a way of life that is threatened in indigenous communities all over the world. Beyond the natural beauty of the land and sea, the people here are a precious natural resource in themselves. Only a few short years ago, there were no electric lights, save ones powered by generators or solar panels. There was no road to Pizota until only a 6 years ago. For hundreds of years before that there were only mule trails. The knowledge and skills of living in jungle, living on the sea are slowly being lost, but there are still those who know. The knowledge of how to live in community is another wealth. Before television (about 10 years ago!) the entertainment for the evening would be people who had worked with each other all day, gathering around a candle-lit table, telling stories that everyone has heard a hundred times. Every evening, they laughed like it was new! The people here really did, and many still do, live in an intimate relationship with the natural world, are part of that world. We have much to learn from them, for the sake of this planet that we share. Although there is a road these days, most people travel to and from Pizota on the water taxi. The water taxi going to Yelapa and on to La Boca, stops in Pizota at 11:00 and at 5:00. Getting on and off the water taxi from Pizota, especially when the waves are high, is a learned skill. Be prepared to risk looking awkward! This is a third world experience. We can not guarantee safety. The nearest clinic is in Yelapa, a 20 minute boat ride away. The nearest hospital is in Puerto Vallarta, more than an hour away. We have been going to Pizota for over 13 years and most of the time it is just blissful. But sometimes accidents happen. This is one of the reasons that we have asked Mateo to serve as onsite host and guide. We have experienced falling on piercing sticks in the jungle, an encounter with a jelly fish, and a couple of scorpion stings. Knowing what to do in these situations, (and knowing how to avoid them!) is critical. Guest AccessFruit grows abundantly every where you look. Mateo surprises us with coconuts or bananas or some other wonderful bounty from the jungle almost every day. The beach is a steep but short 10 minute walk away. Sea kayaks and snorkeling gear can be arranged. Fishing with the locals is always an adventure! With Mateo as your guide, you will be welcomed in the village more like long lost family than tourists. You can have long discussions with the fishermen who hang in the hammocks in the village or play with children running on the beach. Restaurants and stores are few and often elusive in Pizota. It is best to expect to buy provisions in Puerto Vallarta or Yelapa. Mateo often picks items up for us when he takes his produce to Yelapa. Guided hikes to the waterfalls near by and boat rides to the Marietta Islands can be arranged. The sister village of Yelapa is a 20 minute boat ride away. Charming but more developed, Yelapa has at least 30 restaurants, some in the pueblo and some lining the beach. A regular water taxi services Pizota twice a day, but it is also possible to pay a local to drive you over in his boat. Interaction with GuestsIf we are there during your stay, we will be living in the pottery studio just up the hill. We partner with our property manager, Mateo, who will serve as your guide and is available daily to help make your stay a truly enjoyable adventure. Mateo, his wife Vanessa, and their 5 young children live a short walk away through the jungle. Mateo is originally from the California. He came to Pizota 10 years ago, fell in love with the place and the people, and has been making a life here ever since. Like us, he is especially interested in preserving the traditional skills and the old ways of life. We often hike through the jungle to Mateo's house, where, for a small cost, his wife Vanessa feeds us wonderful (and often adventurous) midday meals. The NeighborhoodPizota is an opportunity to return to a way of life that is threatened in indigenous communities all over the world. Beyond the natural beauty of the land and sea, the people here are a precious natural resource in themselves. Only a few short years ago, there were no electric lights, save ones powered by generators or solar panels. There was no road to Pizota until only a 6 years ago. For hundreds of years before that there were only mule trails. LThe knowledge and skills of living in jungle, living on the sea are slowly being lost, but there are still those who know. The knowledge of how to live in community is another wealth. Before television (about 10 years ago!) the entertainment for the evening would be people who had worked with each other all day, gathering around a candle-lit table, telling stories that everyone has heard a hundred times. Every evening, they laughed like it was new! The people here really did, and many still do, live in an intimate relationship with the natural world, are part of that world. We have much to learn from them, for the sake of this planet that we share. Getting AroundAlthough there is a road these days, most people travel to and from Pizota on the water taxi. The water taxi going to Yelapa and on to La Boca, stops in Pizota at 11:00 and at 5:00. There is a parking lot in La Boca where people who live in Yelapa leave their cars. It is not locked but apparently cars are safe . If you try to drive to Pizota, you need to go all the way to Tuito and the down. It is about a 3 hour drive from Puerto Vallarta . The roads are switch back and very rough . You will need 4-wheel drive. You can park safely in the village but it is still a 15 minute hike through the jungle to get to the casita. Getting on and off the water taxi from Pizota, especially when the waves are high, is a learned skill. Be prepared to risk looking awkward! Other Things to NoteThis is a third world experience. We can not guarantee safety. The nearest clinic is in Yelapa, a 20 minute boat ride away. The nearest hospital is in Puerto Vallarta, more than an hour away. We have been going to Pizota for over 13 years and most of the time it is just blissful. But sometimes accidents happen. This is one of the reasons that we have asked Mateo to serve as onsite host and guide. We have experienced falling on piercing sticks in the jungle, an encounter with a jelly fish, and a couple of scorpion stings. Knowing what to do in these situations, (and knowing how to avoid them!) is critical.
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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! The location is remote. It is only accessible by water taxi which leaves twice a day from Boca de Tomatlan. It is a beautiful one hour ride along the coast of Banderas Bay. The cost is about $10.00 per person each way. Boca de Tomatlan is about a 30 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta and 45 minutes from the airport. The village os Chimo is about 2 miles from the palapa house where one can get groceries, beer and fish. There are also 2 restaurants in Chimo. Chimo is about a 45 minute beautiful hike, or you can take the water taxi there as well.
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    1br Home/Apartment
      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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      1br Home/Apartment
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Well-appointed 1bedroom/1 1/2bathroom condo in the secure La Jolla de Mismaloya condominium complex. Situated on Mismaloya Bay, you are surrounded by mountains and the jungle. Sit on the private balcony with your Margarita and watch the sunset. In the morning, enjoy your coffee in a tranquil setting. Located about 15 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta. There is access by local bus (bus stop right across from the main entrance to the condos). It is a five minute walk to Mismaloya Village where there are several good restaurants and small grocery stores. The gorgeous condo has recently been totally renovated.There is a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, air conditioning, ceiling fans, phone, cable TV, balcony with ocean view. Marble floors and marble throughout the bathrooms. Balcony table seats 2. The La Jolla de Mismaloya condominium is a gated complex, providing 24 hour security. The complex has a swimming pool, 2 jacuzzis, a tennis court, and an exercise room. The "Maria Bonita" patio restaurant is in operation during the high season. Rental fee includes maid service every third day. Daily maid service can be arranged for an additional fee. Walk along Mismaloya Beach and stop at one of the palapas on the beach and have a drink or eat lunch. Swim or snorkel in the bay. Most water sports and fishing charters can be arranged on the beach. Sorry, pets are not allowed. Our condominium is Non-Smoking, however, smoking is allowed in the public areas. Keywords: Stunning Ocean Front Condominium in Beautiful La Jolla De Mismaloy. Tropical Sorrounding, Luxuries interior, Gated, Gourgous View and Friendly Staff.
      Hotel
      2br Hotel
      • Pets Allowed
      • Breakfast
      Guest AccessThe entire first floor and surrounding patios are open to our guests. The second floor is closed. Interaction with GuestsSend me(Mateo) a message or email anytime day or night with questions or in case of an emergency. Getting AroundIn this small fishing village, we walk everywhere. For longer distance traveling, we have the water taxi, private boats, kayaks, mules, and pick-up trucks.
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      Bungalow
        This extraordinary studio palapa is on the ocean, surrounded by an eco preserve in a community of 24 thatch-roofed casas an hour and a quarter west of Boca de Tomatlan by water taxi. This casa (Casa de Suenos) was rebuilt in the fall of 2015 - it has a propane stove, oven, and water heater; solar refrigerator; 3/4 bath; incomparable privacy and spectacular views. Casa 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 45 minute walk or kayak trip. Chimo has two small grocery stores and two restaurants. 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. 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 charging electronics. There is no internet or cable access but cell service sometimes (usually early morning and evenings) 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. It is important to note that a stay in Los Chonchos is not for everyone. There is no store, no road (i.e. no cars), no entertainment venue, and no medical facility. If you appreciate solitude and the very best that nature has to offer - including hearing the surf all day -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 or a couple. Be prepared for an escape from civilization while experiencing a peaceful, restful and memorable "once-in-a-lifetime" retreat.