La Joya is situated in a quiet, picturesque village perched on an incline over the magnificent pacific coast. It is only half an hour's drive from some of the most charming beach towns on the Oaxacan coast, including Puerto Escondido and Mazunte. Currently, La Joya comprises one hectare of land with a hundred meters of beach front, undivided from a seemingly endless stretch of pristine beach. Within easy walking distance lie impressive clusters of large sculptural boulders cradling calm, dipping pools and a beautiful lagoon teeming with many different varieties of water birds. This is not a tourist area, so our beach is often empty save for fishermen, the odd local on weekends, and of course many pelicans and sea birds. From November to February grey whales can be sighted as they migrate south, and many varieties of land and sea birds abound, making for a bird watchers' paradise. Several varieties of iguanas can also be spotted here.
This is the perfect place to relax, eat well, sleep soundly and wake to the sounds of nature.
Your room is on the ground floor. It has a kingsize bed with a large mosquitero, a private bathroom and an outside shower. The veranda with its hammocks, table and chairs offers a magnificent view of the ocean. There is a ceiling fan in your room and free wifi.
Your stay includes a delicious breakfast. We bake our own bread, make jam, keep bees, and grow our own fruit and vegetables. There are no restaurants or shops in El Puertecito, but there is a kiosk near the bus stop and a very small café a little further along the beach, which is open whenever the owner feels like it.
The room provided by Arthur and his girlfriend was literally perfect. The view was amazing and the house is a moments walk from the beach. The only thing that may have been slightly better than the room was the daily breakfast. Delicious. They were also kind enough to lend us their snorkeling gear and gave some great advice on some nearby bahías. I saw a blowfish! Overall an amazing stay.