About this listing
Our charming beach retreat, Casa Blanca, overlooks the ocean and beach in a private and secluded area on Bandaras bay, just one hour south of Puerto Vallarta by water taxi. Privacy, Romance and Adventure await you at this off the grid Eco Preserve.
Casa Blanca is an open air Palapa style home which is a grass roof home overlooking the ocean and Los Chonchos beach. The palapa has all the comforts of home with a kitchen including refrigerator, freezer, two burner cook top, sink with fresh spring fed, hot and cold water. The kitchen is stocked with utensils, dishes, glasses and storage bins. Next to the kitchen is the dining area with seating for four people. The full bathroom has a private indoor/outdoor shower, sink, toilet and guest storage closet. A separate bedroom has a queen sized bed, writing desk, storage cabinets and sliding shutter doors to either leave open or closed at night. The Great Room area is spacious and comfortable with Rattan furnishings and overstuffed cushions, the chairs can be turned toward the ocean to enjoy the amazing views in all directions. Outside offers a private side deck with hammock and the very large main deck or "viewing deck" has chaise lounge chairs and cushions. It's the perfect spot to sunbathe, read, practice yoga, watch for whales, dolphins and manta rays during the day and watch the sunset after a perfect day in paradise.
Casa Blanca is run by solar power for electricity and propane for the frig and cook top. We have a charging station for electronics such as cell phones, ipads. Cell phones typically work as well as internet however wifi is not available. This is an ideal spot to unplug for a romantic getaway, honeymoon retreat or vacation for the adventure minded. When you stay at Chonchos, you have three private and beautiful beaches to enjoy, perfect for relaxing under the sun, snorkeling, swimming, shelling, fishing and kayaking.
We provide a two person Hobie Kayak for our guests enjoyment, snorkel gear including life vests and fishing gear. The Preserve is 25 acres with 24 palapas sprinkled around the property, most can not be seen unless you are looking for them, it's very private and serene. We have three beautiful beaches, one nearly a mile long where your footprints may be the only ones in the sand...awe moments! There are several marked hiking trails, one trail leads to the small fishing village of Chimo, a 2 mike walk/hike from Chonchos. Chimo has a couple of oceanfront restaurants and dirt roads meander around the village where you can explore the local culture and buy basic supplies at one of the small grocery stores. We have a restaurant on-site at Chonchos that is run independently by a young couple Henry and Heather. They will prepare and serve meals and drinks for our guests. To book the restaurant services, guests meet with Heather upon arrival to book dates and select food options.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to our guests via phone, text and email before, during and after their vacation.
Chonchos is an amazing and unforgettable place where the sights and sounds reconnect you with nature. It feels so good to be away from the concrete jungle and experience sights and sounds of the natural jungle, ocean and beaches at this little slice of heaven in Mexico.
Accessing our village is part of the adventure. From the Puerto Vallarta airport, you take a taxi cab ride from the airport to Boca de Tomatlan where you catch the 9am or 3pm water taxi Nayeli to Los Chonchos Beach. From the airport to Boca, plan on a one hour cab ride along the beautiful coastline. At Boca, you can buy basic supplies, tortillas, beer, tequila, fruits and vegetables etc...From Boca, the water taxi ride is one hour with stops at several small coastal villages offering many Kodak moments, so have your camera ready. Returning from Chonchos to the airport or Puerto Vallarta, the water taxi stops twice daily at 11 am and 5 pm. For flights arriving after 1 pm, you can stay the first night in Old Town and enjoy strolling along the waterfront Malecon, visit galleries, shop, have a lovely dinner on the beach and relax in one of many hotels before leaving for Chonchos the next day at 9am or 3pm from Boca. If you would like hotel recommendations, we are happy to assist you. There are a few favorites from $60 to $120 per night in great Old Town locations.
No pets allowed.