Welcome to the beautiful private eco preserve of Los Chonchos, a hidden paradise about a twenty minute boat ride south from Yelapa. The resort consists of twenty bungalows and a restaurant set in twenty five acres of exotic jungle with three pristine palm fringed beaches.
Casa de Pirata is the only property right on the beach, and just a short stroll from the beachfront restaurant, yet remains incredibly private, with its own pathway winding through coconut palms and banana trees.
There's great trekking up in the jungle, a sea kayak at your disposal, and you sleep to the sound of waves breaking on the shore.
Our casa is a traditional Mexican open-plan palapa - simple but comfortable, with rustic furniture all made by local craftspeople. There's a queen bed with open ocean views, an ensuite inside/outside bathroom with hot shower, and a basic but well equipped kitchen with a gas stove, fridge freezer and mobile/laptop recharging station. There's also a drinking fountain if you'd prefer to drink bottled water.
Outside there are decks on two sides of the palapa with amazing views across the main beach and out to the open ocean - great for whale watching ! There are a pair of loungers, hammock, an outside dining bbq area, and a rinse shower on the pathway to the beach.
We also provide two sets of snorkelling gear, life jackets for kayaking, fresh bedding, towels and light cotton robes.
Los Chonchos eco resort is only accessible by boat, or on foot, so totally peaceful, and just the best place to unwind and immerse yourself in nature. No news, no shoes...
Water comes from a spring high up in the hills above, and power simply solar or propane - pollution and noise are kept to a minimum as this is a big turtle nesting site.
It's also a fantastic place to see humpback whales, dolphins, mantas (they leap here!), iguanas, frigate birds, macaws, pelicans, bats, butterflies and dragonflies. There's great snorkelling straight from the beach, with an amazing variety of fish, and the chance of seeing mantas, eagle rays and turtles if lucky.
The beach is a good 50 metre swim, or for really serious swimmers, our third beach just around the corner is way, way longer... and it's often the case that yours are the only footprints in the sand ! Between the two is a small pebbly cove which is great for beach combing.
The support crew here are just lovely - they'll meet you and off the boat, get you settled in, and be on hand should you need anything during your stay.
Alphonso runs the restaurant on site (2-3 meals a day average around $75 per couple), and can also bring next-day groceries... and Arturo runs an excellent fish and seafood restaurant in Chimo, a totally univaded and charming fishing village an hour's trek along the coast. He'll even give you a boat ride back if stranded with too much shopping !
Or take the water taxi for an excursion to Yelapa, which has a wider choice of stores, and a good range of activities from yoga to pony trekking up to the lovely waterfall.
Further afield, trips can be arranged for whale watching (migration season is October-March) and Los Islas Marietas - a top dive and snorkelling site in the bay.
The boat taxi Nayeli leaves from Boca de Tomatlan at 0900 and 1500 daily, returning at 1100 and 1700, and you should allow an hour to get to Boca from Puerto Vallarta airport.
On booking, we'll of course send you a full information sheet, and be on hand with any questions you may have, or whatever we can help with to make your stay as wonderful as possible !