About This Listing
This jewel on the Oaxacan coast is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing piece of paradise!
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 or the odd local on weekends. From November to February grey whales and dolphins can be sighted as they migrate south, and many 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, 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 small café a little further along the beach, which is open whenever the owner feels like it.
Guests will have access to the whole property, with the exception of the private rooms.
Interaction with Guests
Since we are living on the property ourselves, there will be regular interaction with our guests and we can provide any touristic or other information they might need.
Directions to La Joya, el Puertecito
Once you are on Highway 200 from the direction of either Huatulco or Puerto Escondido you take the exit called Valdeflores (at km sign 167). Coming from Huatulco the village is to the left, coming from Puerto Escondido it is to the right. There is a small tienda at the entrance to el Puertecito.
**From there it is another 3 kms along a dirt road to the beach and La Joya. As soon as you reach the village, take a left turn, then right, then left again. Drive a little further and you will see a large brown building on your right with a palapa roof behind a brown concrete wall.
If you get lost, which seems impossible in such a tiny village, please ask for Arturo. Everyone knows him.
From the direction of either Huatulco or Puerto Escondido, ask for the bus stop at Valdeflores. Opposite the entrance to the village of el Puertecito, you will find taxis waiting. For further directions, see ** above.
Other Things to Note
Families or groups can also rent the whole house for a minimum stay of one week. The house includes five bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge.
We expect our guests to respect our property and surroundings, and to appreciate the fact that we aim to live a life of simplicity and awareness.
What a beautiful and unique stay we had at the Jewel on the Oaxacan Coast! Arthur created a true slice of paradise providing us a private and cozy room complete with hammocks, outdoor shower and several adorable kittens to keep us company as we relaxed in the shade of the porch with an ocean view. The substantial breakfast was made fresh each day from organically grown produce on the property or purchased from local farmers.
Arthur has not only created a visual feast of native plants, fruit trees and palms, but he has cultivated a mission of compassion for the land and the people of Oaxaca. We were honored to have been included at his table, and hope to return again soon!
Arthur was a spectacular host! The property was magnificent and the scenery was breathtaking! Everything was clean and organized, beautifully decorated and very cozy. The breakfasts provided were delicious and fresh! Everyone on the property was so kind and helpful. A true Oaxacan Jewel. I would definitely stay here again!
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About the Host, Arthur
I am creating an eco-friendly place to live on the Pacific Coast of Mexico with the ultimate goal of achieving self-sustainability. At the moment, we have chickens, bees and goats, a vegetable garden and various fruit trees, but I would like to include cows in the near future. There are plans to start a turtle saving project on our beach and I am looking into solar energy.
La Joya should become a place where people share responsibility and ideas, and live a simple, natural life of abundance.
I welcome anyone who wishes to contribute to making this dream place come true to get in touch with me.