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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.

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View of La Palapa Tranquila and the beach

View of La Palapa Tranquila and the beach

The Space
Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM


Weekly Price: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $2250 /month
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

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!

Guest Access

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

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.

Getting Around

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

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 prepay at www.beachfrontcasas.com)

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House Rules

There is a users manual at the palapa. No smoking inside the Palapa, please!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

3 nights minimum stay

Bridge through the jungle to the palapa.

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About the Host, Chuck And Yvonne

Chuck And Yvonne
San Diego, California, United States
Member since September 2011
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour


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