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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Chimo Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2016


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Romantic, Beach Front Palapa House Near Chimo/Yelapa/Puerto Vallarta
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Nature lover's paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

At Chonchos I felt totally imbedded into the sub-tropical jungle and the wild sea shore environment.

It is the place to really slow down from our hectic "real" world" and to start to use all our senses to discover the natural surroundings and all its inhabitants. Kevin and Chemain's bungalow has all the basic creature comforts and from their amazing balcony one has a throne seat overlooking the fast pacific ocean and one can listen to the surf-sometimes pounding wildly or lapping gently onto the shore rocks-depending on the weather or the season. The description of their place reflects the reality but one has to personally experience this little village environment to fully appreciate its wild magic!

The guests and palapa owners on site were really friendly and helpful with our jumping on/off the water taxi and helping with the loading/unloading of guest baggage-please bring duffel bags instead of suit cases and I recommend you to securely pack your important belongings in water prove bags. You may want to were a flotation vest on the boat for safety and extra warmth for the windy boat ride. Light neoprene booties would protect your feet during launching/landing of a kayak and getting on/off the water taxi at the Chonchos pebble beach! (Teva- Sandals fill up with sand in 2 Seconds!).

I you seek a loud and super busy night life and all the (inclusive) meals and margaritas by the concrete pool-this is not the place for you, but if you want to reconnect with the natural world without all the electronic information overload distractions, this is a rare peace of haven!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gian Thank you again. You capture our inner feelings aboit our home. we appeciate that you connected. Cheers Kevin and chemain
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Best Vaca EVER

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the best trip ever here. Everything about it was magical. Everything advertised was exactly as it said. As long as you understand what rustic means, you'll have an amazing trip. I have 2 things I wish the owner had shared with me... These aren't complaints, they are suggestions for future guests. Don't bring a suitcase. A hiking backpack or duffles work best. You're pulling up on a beach in the water taxi, you're jumping out, someone else is throwing you're luggage to a person waiting on the beach. A suitcase works (I didn't think about that, so that's what I took, even though I had the other options mentioned) but it's not at all helpful or convenient. The second thing...if you will be doing your own shopping in town, bring bags and collapsible coolers. Like the recyclable ones from your grocery. That was another thing I didn't think about. As a result all my groceries were in the regular plastic bags from the store. Which completely worked until the unloading from the water taxi. Some broke, and it apparently caused stress from some of the other Palapa owners who were helping us unload. We recieved some very disrespectful comments from them. With the info the owners gave you and my small suggestions, it will be the best trip of your life. I still talk about it, and it took me 3 months to write this! I can't wait to go back. Oh! One more suggestion, a sanitary one if you will. I made so much fun of my husband for bringing wipes, like the Charmin bathroom wipes. Do it, you'll thank me, I know it.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys. Sorry other owners gave you the eye! Not sure why you suggested wipes as the house is completely stocked with toilet paper. Duffles and large backpacks are great. I use a suitcase though.. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and found the magic that exists there. you are always welcome back...... Thanks and hope you return. Kevin and Chemain
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We came, saw and marveled ..

  • 5 of 5

"Of all the peoples whom I have studied, from city dwellers to cliff dwellers, I always find that at least 50 percent would prefer to have at least one jungle between themselves and their mothers-in-law." We are not sure if anthropologist Margaret Mead had been in Jalisco but we can assure you that at this beautiful place you'll find one jungle between yourself and the rest of the world. Back in Minnesota (from plus 25 to minus 25 Celsius) we miss the ever-present sound of the ocean, happy hours at the beach, the view of whales from the veranda and the starlit sky at night. Thank you so much - we had a wonderful stay at your palapa, it instantly became a home away. Special thanks also to Igor and the other guys for their assistance - everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for finding our peace... You are welcome back anytime.. Cheers Kevin and chemain
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Los Chonchos=a little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This little place is amazing! Whales, sunsets, beaches... you can be as active or lazy as you want to be! We rented this palapa for our 70+ year old moms, while we stayed in another palapa nearby and they Loved it! The palapa was well furnished with everything you might need for a comfortable stay off the grid and unplugged from all that keeps us too busy. Kevin and Chemain were easy to communicate with and gave us plenty of pertinent information to make this trip easy. The water taxi can be quite an adventure but our moms were troopers and negotiated getting off and on the taxi from the beach with a little help from the wonderful staff that greets you when you arrive. We let Alfonso cook a couple of meals for us each day and he is an amazing cook! Everything was fresh and delicious-red snapper ceviche was the best we have had! If you are looking to put your phone down, and get away from the computer screen, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gaylen you are always welcome back. We hope you will stay longer. We are so happy to hear that others can share our piece of paradise.... Kevin and Chemain
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  • 5 of 5

I had such a wonderful time in Los Chonchos! I can't believe that something this perfect still exists. If you need a break from the world of email, phone and people this is the place for you. I was always very comfortable and Kevin and Chamain provided all of the information to find this little slice of paradise easily from Puerto Vallarta. The water taxi leaves a small town south of PV and it may be a little difficult for some to get in and out of the boat on Los Chonchos beach. I had no problem, but if you are uncomfortable in the water it might be something to bring up with the owners before your stay.

Honestly, this is an amazing small oasis and everyone I met there was so friendly! I will hopefully be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing palapa

  • 5 of 5

This palapa was amazing. Lovely setting, comfortable, well equipped. The owners gave us great info about Chonchos and the logistics of our stay. Los Chonchos is an amazing place, the perfect place to be "unplugged"!! Beaches were beautiful, the chef was superb, he delivered breakfast to the palapa. I will go back again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you...... Glad you enjoyed our piece of heaven. Hope to have you bavk. Chemsin and Kevin
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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


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Chimo Cabin Rental Rates

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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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Chimo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • 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

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