About this listing
Relax in this unique open palapa house right on the ocean. Watch whales, mantas, dolphins, pelicans and sunsets from the deck in comfortable lounge chairs. Activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and the beach are just steps from the palapa.
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 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!
Freshly 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 Guests
If 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.
The 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.
There 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 Note
The Nayeli water taxi does offer special trips as well. See below:
Boca-Chonchos $185.00US per trip
Maximum 6 persons
Los muertos pier( Vallarta)
To Chonchos $240.00US per trip
Maximum 6 persons
$65.00US p/h 4 hours minimum($260.00).
Marietas islands tours
$75.00US p/p 6 hours($450.00)
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 prepay at www.beachfrontcasas.com)
There is a users manual at the palapa. No smoking inside the Palapa, please!
About the Host, Chuck And Yvonne
We were so excited when we came upon the opportunity to buy this special place, La Palapa Tranquila, which is located in the tropics where the jungle meets the ocean. It's like a dream come true to have a little peace of paradise just like this. It is like being on a beautiful deserted island and now we are happy to share our special place with you.
Chuck, my husband, is a retired architect and my back ground is in interior design, photography and art. However, I chose to be a stay at home mom for our two beautiful daughters. We are very adventurous, athletic and outdoorsy. We love to travel and have been to many places. I am from the Netherlands, so we travel back to Europe quite often. It is one of our favorite destinations. There are so many other places we want to see one day, especially South America and explore more of Mexico. We enjoy the Mexican people and their culture very much. We can't complain about the food either. We are not much into 5 star traveling, even though we have done it from time to time. We find that when you go off the beaten path and stay at different homes, B&B's or small non-chain hotels instead of big luxurious hotels, you meet the most interesting people and learn the most of one's culture.
Our moto in life: collect as many positive experiences and friends rather than personal possessions.