This extraordinary studio palapa is on the ocean, surrounded by an eco preserve in a community of 24 thatch-roofed casas an hour and a quarter west of Boca de Tomatlan by water taxi. This casa (Casa de Suenos) was rebuilt in the fall of 2015 - it has a propane stove, oven, and water heater; solar refrigerator; 3/4 bath; incomparable privacy and spectacular views.
Casa de Suenos is one of the most popular palapas in the Los Chonchos community due to its location on the property. It is the most private casa on the shore - located on the border of the preserve and a good distance from the closest neighbor with thick foliage providing a natural barrier.
Los Chonchos is located about 15 minutes (by water taxi) west of Yelapa and less than two miles from the small fishing village of Chimo - a pleasant 45 minute walk or kayak trip. Chimo has two small grocery stores and two restaurants. This private oceanfront palapa is located steps from secluded beaches between the glistening crystal clear blue waters of the ocean and the picturesque jungle hillside of Banderas Bay.
Los Chonchos is "off the grid" but a potable gravity-fed water system serves the entire community. The casa has a solar system for low voltage lighting and to provide for charging electronics. There is no internet or cable access but cell service sometimes (usually early morning and evenings) is available using a tower in Yelapa. Ask host for more information about securing a local phone for temporary use.
Enjoy two private beaches, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, walks through the jungle and watching the birds, whales and manta rays taking to the air over the ocean.
It is important to note that a stay in Los Chonchos is not for everyone. There is no store, no road (i.e. no cars), no entertainment venue, and no medical facility. If you appreciate solitude and the very best that nature has to offer - including hearing the surf all day -then a stay at Casa de Suenos is for you. At the same time, the casa is very clean, comfortable, well furnished/supplied and offers a modern 3/4 bath with hot water. The refrigerator, stove, and lighting system are well suited or a couple.
Be prepared for an escape from civilization while experiencing a peaceful, restful and memorable "once-in-a-lifetime" retreat.