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Romantic, Beach Front Palapa House Near Chimo/Yelapa/Puerto Vallarta

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Beautiful, romantic, secluded, ocean front palapa near Puerto Vallerta, Chimo, Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico . On the beach and surrounded by incredible tropical jungle. Perfect for that quiet get away or adventure. Fishing, whale watching, or hiking.

The Space

Close to Puerto Vallerta, Chimo, Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico, this well equipped, beautifully appointed palapa sleeps two to four people comfortably in two separate bedrooms with queen-sized beds. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 separate bedrooms, with local artisan crafted furnishings - whether watching the ocean, taking in the amazing thatched roof, or admiring the wild life - this palapa situated in a growing eco village allows you to unplug from your every day stress and relax. Even the water taxi ride is part of the vacation - there are no roads to this eco village.

If you do not want to bring your food and use the kitchen, there is a chef on site that will cook three meals per day at $110 (per couple). This needs to be arranged and paid for prior to arrival. Remember the menu is based on what is in season and the fresh catch of the day.

Guest Access

Guests have full use of palapa with the following available:

Full bathroom with shower

Hot water

Outside shower

Fully equipped kitchen, including gas stove, solar fridge, all cooking equipment, dinnerware and cutlery

Separate bedroom, with ocean view and queen bed

Day bed - can sleep one

Sun lounger

All linens and towels

Solar lighting

Snorkeling equipment


World class fishing


Whale watching



Day trips from Yelapa and Puerto Vallerta (ATVs/Zip lining - many adventures available)

Horse back riding in Yelapa to the huge waterfall

Bird watching

Watching the sunsets

Solar charging station for cell phones

Interaction with Guests

On booking the palapa we will provide all the necessary information on the how, when, why and where's of getting to Puerto Vallerta, finding the water taxi, where to shop for food, etc etc. The palapa will be made ready for your arrival and there will be someone available for any problems. We will be available by phone and email at all times during your stay.

The Neighborhood

Los Chonchos is an eco village situated 35 minutes south of Puerto Vallerta in a protected 40 acres of jungle. There are only 20 palapas in this beautiful, untouched area of Mexico. There are three amazing beaches, the smaller one the water taxi lands on, the pebble beach, and the incredible long beach just 3 minutes walk (as shown in the pictures) from the palapa. You are likely to be the only one on the beach! Keep to yourself, or join the other visitors and inhabitants twice a day as the water taxi visits, help the new visitors off the taxi, and share the news of the day - it is entirely up to you!

Getting around

There are no roads to the eco village - the only way to get there is by water taxi from Bocca. Need more groceries, either hike into Chimo (about an hour) or take the water taxi to Yelapa. Take time in Yelapa to check out the waterfalls and drink a cold beer on the beach - a great day trip to take!

Other Things to Note

If requiring chef please arrange prior to arrival with owner.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017


Chimo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With Sea View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Romantic, Beach Front Palapa House Near Chimo/Yelapa/Puerto Vallarta
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

Amazing Palapa Experience

  • 5 of 5

I have never written a review before on VRBO and I have been using the agency for the last 5 years while traveling all over the world. What an amazing place! I traveled with my husband and 2 kids and we experienced nature and all its wonders for a total of 3 nights. I was in heaven. Casa Dos Mules and the décor/amenities surpassed my expectations. Thank you for providing the opportunity to return back to the basics with exceptional surroundings. It is an amazing spot to unplug and relax. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you lover our home as we do. It is an amazing place to relax and unplug.
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, remote area, perfect for a retreat. The palapa was very nicely done and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

The day my daughter and I arrived (Feb 23rd) the water was really rough. Even tho I am 74 we both got off the water taxi without incident with the help of the wonderful beach crew. The cabin was much better this time with the new gas refrigerator, new storage batteries for the electricity and the water heater was turned up a bit more, and no signs of any mice this time.

We walked over the mountain to Chimo to the grocery store and Arturo's Restaurant (good food). I think that was my last trip over the mountain tho as I am getting too old for that kind of hike.

Our last day, Feb 27th, we wish we would have gone parasailing but didn't check the water conditions early enough as we were leaving that day.

Thanks for everything, Ken DeKezel

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a different experience for my dad and I! We had a good time and loved the quietness of this location. The people are all SO friendly and helpful. We had a hick-up but the owners were AMAZING to work with. If you want to "go off the grid" this is the place to do it.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adventure rental!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I booked this Palapa for three nights on my birthday last year. I don't even know where to start!

The water taxi to the palapa was an experience all on its own! The water was a bit rough so landing the boat on the beach wasn't possible. The boat simply rode a wave in and we were told to jump into waist deep water with our suitcases and all! Thank goodness Igor (think bald Tarzan) was there to drag me out of the water by my hoochie!! I wouldn't let this deter me from booking again but next time I will definitely pack light and jump straight into Tarzan's arms!

The Palapa was AMAZING. It is wide open to the water and when a storm kicked up we could feel the ocean mist while laying in bed. Again AMAZING but know what you signed up for. It is a very authentic experience but not for those looking for luxery amenities. The food was great as well. We booked a full day of being served tasty authentic meals on my birthday. It was a nice treat and next time I would book more meals for sure.

There is a beach at the resort but the water was very rough during our stay so swimming was a challenge. There is a much bigger, calmer and totally private beach about 5 mins. through the jungle.

Come prepared to stay longer than expected if it's stormy. Our water taxi could not come to pick us up when scheduled due to high winds and rough water. So we ended up getting an extra night, which was great but we missed our flights the following morning and ran low on supplies. I trecked through the jungle to a nearby village but it was quite a treck for very limited supplies. So keep that in mind when booking. Bring extra food and leave yourself an extra day to travel just in case. You can always stay in PV for a night or two before heading home.

All in all it was much more than I had expected. Not just a vacation rental but a true experience I will never forget! I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a private, romantic, natural retreat.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Post Palapa Stress Disorder

  • 1 of 5

We were quite disheartened that the "romantic Beachfront Palapa" was not more fully described. We were first time palapa renters and jungle visitors. The conditions of living at the palapa are not fully disclosed on any of this properties listings.

Renter be aware: one cannot leave food on the counters because the varied bugs and beasts will come and take it away or feast on it right in front of your eyes. In our case red ants....that burn your skin if touched... by the hundreds ....consumed a potato that was innocently left on the counter to cool. Those quiet peaceful waves? Laughing out loud...waves crashing 24/7, there is no silence to be had. Especially when there are no doors or windows to close. So if you are looking for quiet this is not the place. Don't hope for dry towels after a swim at the beach. The humidity is so high that it takes days for clothing to dry. The bedding, the couch pillows, the green round lounger. everything smells of mildew. A 3 minute stroll to the big private beach? Try a 10 minute hilly hike through the jungle and dried river ravine over roots, rocks & vines. Flip flops are not an option on that trail. And dont touch the sticks and trees. Poisonwood trees act like poison ivy and burn your flesh to blistery wounds. Fresh fruit rots in the solar powered fridge...but hey the freezer works great! Cutlery was all grimey. Everything had to be washed. Hot shower? Not in this palapa..during our stay anyway. Check in the bed sheets every night cause spiders like it in the sheets. So do the cockroaches. The forest comes alive at night very loudly, can't shut the sound out, no doors, no windows. So bring ear plugs if you have excellent hearing and are looking for silence.

We left after 4 days our fresh food stock spoilt."helpers" nowhere to be found. And when we kindly and thoughfully wrote to the owners explaining the lack of hot water and refrigerator not working, we were called liars, renter beware. they take your money and never look back.

I am sure the owners will refute our comments claiming their high ratings...we know different we have the rude emails calling us liars to prove the lack of conscious awareness and customer care. If you are looking to rough it this is it full on jungle life. Rudimentary camping... If you are looking for a quiet retreat to silence the mind rest the body...this isn't it. The bed is as firm as the floor. We hope our comments inspire upgrades and full disclosure for future guests.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately you do not know where natural beauty is found. We understand you went to a Ramada hotel. We hope you enjoyed your urban jungle. We would of been empathetic with you until you flat out lied about the situation , and the photos as I flew down and the house looks better than ever? A new walkin closet,new built in flower planters withthe gorgeous blooming Bougavillia. We would not recommend this person to rent on any website as they may scammers looking for a free vacation. This is due to them lying about our home. We would not refund them and this is what we got and if you look at reviews you can see nothing but great responses. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise......
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Los chonchos eco villsge. 2 bedroom solar equipped oceanfron romantic two bedroom home overlooking pacific ocean. Great whale watching parrots,wildlife. Pristine private beaches, watertaxi accessable twice daily


Rates & Availability

Chimo House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$100 will be charged as one additional fee if more than 2 guests stay to cover the cost of cleaning and extra laundry

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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