Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||2721 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Wilderness, Away from it all, Beach, Tropical|
Description from the owner
You can choose from several separate self contained beach front live in/live out units in all natural surroundings. Pappagallo, a 4bd/2ba classic baja palapa grande, sleeping 8 is the flagship but casitas and camping cabanas are available too.
Only here will you enjoy the Cabo Pulmo Marine Park on a remote point
centered on a secluded 3 mile beach surrounded by mountains. A
humidity and bug free climate with cool ocean breezes allow you full
enjoyment of 235 degree ocean views and 130 degree mountain views.
The property sits on 5 acres, ÂĽ mile from the beach road with no
neighbors and on a beach wit...Read more
Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa
Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico
Additional Location Information
The East Cape of Baja California Sur is recognized as having a
delightful high desert climate with cool breezes. The area begins in
the south around Frailes Mountain at the Southern end of the Cabo
Pulmo Maine Park where the larger surf of the Pacific Ocean mellows as
it meets the more lake like Sea Of Cortez. The Eastern beach front
of Baja Sur that runs north for the 50 miles or so above Frailes to
beyond the village of the village of Cardonal. Cabo Pulmo Eco
Palapa lies in the Park on Playa Las Barracas
(The huts) the next beach north of the Playa Cabo Pulmo and the pueblo
of Cabo Pulmo. The famous Pulmo reefs are here and are the largest
living coral reefs in western North America. The beaches, Cabo Pulmo
and Las Barracas are defined as being between the Mountains of the La
Trinidad costal range where they meet the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of
California). From Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa you are only 1 ÂĽ hours from
Los Cabos International Airport and 3 miles from Cabo Pulmo Pueblo,
with restaurants and activity vendors and 14 miles from La Ribera an
uncluttered small Mexican town with all supplies needed. From the SJD
airport going north you make a right turn off the trans peninsular
highway before the bridge @ Las Cuevas at the Cabo Pulmo Park sign.
Then take a right at the â€śYâ€ť in La Ribera, at another Park sign. 11
more miles on black top and 3 miles on the dirt beach road, you will
see the 3 rd sign; this one is for Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa on your left.
So once you are on the highway north from the airport you have one
turn & one Y with a sign at each one and you have arrived.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$46 - $55||$46 - $55||$330||$0||3 nights|
|Nov. 16 2012 - Dec. 16 2012
Sunset casita to Pappagallo
|All Other Dates||$46||$46||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 14% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
Contact owner for other rental units availability and further details.
Pappagallo, 4bd/2ba is discounted for fewer than 4 bedrooms. $1410 weekly and $235 daily rental
Sunset, 1bd/1ba casita $432 weekly and $65 daily.
Cat Bird Seat Cabana $276 weekly and $46 daily
Rates include all taxes
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 17, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Beautyful place, wonderful people
What a sublime moment when spent at this place !
Bill was a wonderful guest and the accomodation so unique.
One of our very best remembrance of a 3 weeks trip all around Mexico.
Well, that was different. Hats off to Bill for doing his thing.
It was clean, there was water, we understand solar power, the beds were more comfortable than at the Surf Colony at Cerrelitos south of Todos Santos, and the beer fridge worked. Access is great. 'Bienveindos' (sp) as the entry sign says :-) Open the gate, drive in, close the gate, stay on the road, pass the abandoned trailers and scrap-piles and meet Bill.
Bill is a character alright. This place might not be everybody's idea of accommodation, and if you can't handle shared bathroom, shower, semi-private dorm-type sleeping, don't come here.
I may actually have to go back with some flygear next time.
Good on yer, Bill. We enjoyed and will be back :-)
Response from william white - 03/09/2013
Thanks Fredy for the kind remarks.
Pappagallo, the flagship Casa, has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. There is no sharing of kitchen, patio or bathrooms other than with your own party. You rent and get the whole place or rent a bedroom and still get the whole place. Also both Casitas and the Sleeping Cabanas have private baths.
The "abandoned" trailer is staff lodging and work shop.
Clean Beach House rustic lodging on a secluded turtle beach in the park with no neighbors and in all natural surroundings. Thats us!
Nevada City, CA
Beautiful secluded beach
If you are looking for peace,solitude,and a lovely, virtually private beach that goes for miles then, this is the spot for you! Since Eco Palapas are solar powered and off the grid, you will experience a quietude that nourishes your soul! We stayed in the Eagles Nest which is a second story apt. with a 360 degree view. You can watch sunrises, sunsets all from your comfy bed. While not a luxiourious hotel, it provdes for all of your needs. It even has a good wifi connection. Bill is a wonderful host - there to help you with anything you may need.
Lake Forest Park, Washington USA
Rustic, functional getaway with safe ocean swimming.
My buddy and I were looking for an "off-the-beaten-path" getaway with sun, swimmable ocean beach and basic amenities where we could primarily appreciate nature in solitude. This is what we found at Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa.
We spent the last week of November 2012 in the then-newly-constructed "Sunset" casita. We rented a car in San Jose del Cabo, because that proved to be the most reliable means of getting there -- a nice 2-hour drive. We stopped in La Ribiera for provisions and got great, fresh meat, cheese, fruits and vegetables for our 7-day stay. Meals were also available for purchase at Eco Palapa at a very reasonable prices.
The greatest feature at Eco Palapa is its beachfront location on playa Las Barracas, in that safe swimming beaches in Los Cabos are rare. It was hard to stay out of the water. It's very safe for kids too. We typically saw only a few other people there per day.
With the exception of propane cooking and refrigeration, this an off-the-grid lodging, relying on solar power. It was pretty easy to adapt to the power-usage suggestions to avoid the noise of the backup generator coming on late at night. It was nice too that the other residents along the several mile long beach practiced a "lights out initiative" in the evening. Try to visit around the time of the full moon, as we did, if you can.
"Sunset" has an open layout, with a sleeping area with 2 beds, one full, one twin; small sitting area, dining area and kitchen; and, its own bathroom with shower and sink. There was is a small surcharge for a linens change in less than one week, which we found desirable. Very small kitchen area; we used the dining table for prep, then eating. Cooking was manageable on 2-burner propane cooktop; refrigerator was also propane.
Good space for 2-3; maybe a little tight for 2 couples. The lodging was once a garage, and the owner had the foresight to retain the large steel doors which we opened for hours at a time each day.
Christmas at Paradise!
Spent Christmas with friends at Pappagallo and had a really wonderful time. This was my 3rd stay at Pappagallo. Bill White, the owner, is a great host and is super knowledgable about all things Cabo Pulmo. The accommodations were clean and restful, and the service was great, but the private beach is paradise, both during the day in the sunshine and at night in the moonlight. Our group enjoyed snorkling, picnics on the beach, paddle boarding, lots of beach frisbee. There is also a lot of good hiking in the area and fly fishing is Bill's specialty. Looking forward to my next visit!
Our stay at Papagallo Eco Palapa â€“ The Cat Bird Seat
Staying in the Cat Bird Seat at the Eco Palapa was truly a special experience. We, my boyfriend and I, were literally camping on the beach, waking up with the sunset in our view, and falling asleep to a star-filled sky. You can truly customize the camper to allow as much breeze to come through as you like; we decided to only use screens for walls, and the breeze was phenomenal. Our primary goal was to fly fish on this trip, so setting up a fly-tying vice and materials on the table was perfect. The camper was awesome for just the two of us because we used one side for our luggage and gear, while we slept on the other side (closest to the beach). There was plenty of storage space for our food, and the camper had dishes and electricity included. Other amenities included a patio area with table and chairs, snorkel equipment, lines to dry your clothes on, and a brand new bathhouse (bring a headlamp for travelling to bath house at night). We rented an aTV to cruise the beach, looking for fish (roosterfish, jacks, pompano, lady fish, etc.) and other wildlife (sea turtles, rays, etc.). It was so much fun and we caught many fish!! With the aTV, we could explore up to La Ribera, essentially from the beach, where it was easy enough to grab an empanada or beer before the ride home. The Playa Las Barracas is a very special beach and turtle nesting habitat, where sea turtle reproduction is being monitored. On the last day, I was able to see baby turtle shells cracked open with foot-marks in the sand, leading to the ocean. It was an extraordinary experience. Overall, if you are looking for a rustic, romantic spot, the Cat Bird Seat is definitely a good choice because you are secluded and on the beach. The sunset, sunrise, sound of the waves, the breeze, all of the activities...it was amazing. I still think about it on a daily basis.
Cabo San Lucas
My wife, grandchild and I stayed one night in the Eagles Nest room. We very much enjoyed our stay and our host and hostess, Mario and Paulina where most gracious. The meals prepared where delicious. And our granddaughter most enjoyed playing with Mario and Paouina's 3 children.
If you are looking for a quiet, out of the way place to spend a few days where a quiet ambiance rules, this is the place.
this is rather like a hostal with a huge common area and kitchen, and shared bathrooms, 3 bedrooms seperated from the common area and other bedrooms with curtians and partial walls. not the best privacy, but, we were the only ones there. it could really use new sheets and blankets, and the rooms were very small, but it was only for 1 night, and we could spread out into the common area since we were the only ones there. the beach is Georgous!! we were the only ones there as far as we could see. the owner is a really great guy!!
Response from william white - 09/11/2012
Thanks for highlighting the some of the most wonderful aspects of Pappagallo, an old baja style palapa grande with large living dining area nestled on a solitary point in the marine Park. You can enjoy the indoor/outdoor living with all natural surroundings available here by encouraging the summer ocean breezes and not cut then off with floor to ceiling walls. The woven bamboo panels and fabric bedroom doors allow air movement too that keeps the sleeping wonderful throughout the year. Then with no neighbors guests can savor the views as well as the breezes. Yes, the lonely beach is right out fro.nt and the East Cape road is over a quarter mile away so it is quiet, peaceful with star filled dark skies ahead for the evening. Yes when we don't have larger parties we rent a bedroom or two at a more modest rate.
Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa
Back to basics
Great place to stay! Very peaceful, very quite. If you're looking for something tranquil that's back to basics, this is the place for you.
sweet quiet rustic place with the best host you could ask for!
Waking up on the beach with no sound except the waves crashing and the soft wind blowing is a sure way to soothe a harried mind and body. Follow that with a day snorkeling around the protected reef at Cabo Pulmo just down the road; fresh fish, mango, and avocado for dinner sitting out on the patio; and a true Mexican margarita with fresh squeezed limes and oranges. Finish off the day sitting in the sand with a cool breeze and a sky chock full of stars around the Milky Way ... heaven.
Proprietor Bill White is the consummate host, a kind and wise man with intimate knowledge of the area and all things fishing!
Secluded beach vacation with great fishing!!
Within our group of five friends three of us were first time visitors to the eco-palapa. We had a wonderful week of fly fishing and sun worshiping. The beach was beautiful, clean and not to mention we were the only people ever on the beach. Seclusion!
The solar powered palapa is spacious, clean and provides clean drinking water. The main palapa also has large bathrooms, one of which the shower is open aired. Bill and the care takers cook wonderfully. The eco-palapa's menu is by far better then any restaurant I have visited in the many years I have been traveling to Mexico.
To aid in our daily fishing we had access to two atv's. Walking the length of our fishing excursion would have been a workout in it own; thank goodness for atv's.
Overall it was an awesome trip!
Thank You again Bill! See you next year!
Off the beaten path
Spent one night with Bill and his great hosts Mario and Paula. We had the Pappo Gallo to ourselves. The wives enjoyed the beach and snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo while we, the husbands, tried to chase down the elusive Pez Gallo. Everyone was very happy.
Salt Lake City
The Eco Palapa has become a sort of home away from home for the Wheeler family. We have been staying there the last 4 years and absolutely love it. If you are looking for a rustic yet comfortable, serene and quiet place this will be right down your alley. Bill the host along with his help Mario, Paula and family really make the place great. If you are in the East Cape area you really should stay at least one night. Our first trip was planned for 10 but we stayed 22 nights. Oh yeh and the fishing is not bad either!
Claude and Jacqui
Experience of a lifetime
What a dream it was to live right on the beach in the 4eagles' Nest' surrounded by dunes! What views!
Bill and his crew took very good care of us, we used the kayak in the bay and that was amazing. It was a treat to be so well-fed by Paula (we'll always remember the tamales and the fresh grilled fish).
The East Cape was the highlight of our trip to Baja.
Avon, Colorado, USA
Pappagallo - Peaceful Paradise
Just returned from my third trip Bill Whites peaceful paradise eco-lodge Pappagallo. "Pappagallo" means "Granddaddy Roosterfish" and it is the thing which had initially brought me to stay at Bills. The peaceful setting, plentiful ammenities, comfortable climate and amazing host are now the reasons I return. I would reccomend Pappagallo to fishing groups, family trips, solo travellers and more. I cant wait to return!
Cave Creek, AZ
True Old Baja Experience
If your looking for the true, old baja experience that you won't find in the region's hotels, then this is your place.
If you're looking for beachfront, isolation, quiet, wi-fi, and lots of rustic charm, then this is your place. Friendly, knowledgeable host on site to handle all your needs. Atv for rent by caretaker. Friendly dog included in the price
Amazing place!! We will always come back!!!
We love this place so much. The Eagle's Nest is one of my favorite places in all of Baja, and the beach right outside is unbelievable. Magical views, peaceful getaway and a gorgeous beach nearly all to ourselves. It's well worth the trip to get there. And, Baja Bill is the best!
We love Cabo Pulmo!
We stayed a week in December 2011. Bill sent us newsy emails and photos before our arrival to keep us up-to-date on the latest weather and news from Cabo Pulmo. I felt 100% prepared for our trip.
The Eco Palapa was just what our busy family of five needed. It was so relaxing, the location is remote and perfect. The sunrises were the most beautiful I'd ever seen. Having the beach to ourselves for a week was amazing.
Bill was the perfect host--there when you need him. He had a lot of advice and tips for us all week. We enjoyed our time with him.
The palapa itself was just as advertised. The view is gorgeous, you have all you need to unwind and experience Baja the way it was intended.
Eco Palapa was a fantastic retreat that our whole family enjoyed
The secluded beach was wonderful and we were enamored with the wildlife. We enjoyed watching sea turtles, lots of fish, and some sharks (apparently rare for this specific location) right in front of the house. Our seven year old even loved the colony of hermit crabs.We really liked being within a few minutes' drive of excellent fishing, snorkeling, and hiking adventures. We managed to snorkel almost every day. When we were ready to relax, the beach combing in front of the house was incredible.
It was always great to come home to Paula's homemade meals and we recommend her cooking over the restaurants in Cabo Pulmo. The mole, tamales, fish tacos,guacamole, and ceviche were particularly wonderful. Bill's margaritas were also a treat.
The Eco Palapa was rustic and perfectly comfortable. We very easily slept three couples and one child all in separate bedrooms. We really enjoyed the central kitchen/dining/living area/patio for our large group.
Joe & Susie
Tranquility at its best
Our stay in the Eagle's Nest in November 2011 was amazing. This is the closest we've ever come to a deserted-island setting, and we've now booked our second visit. Gorgeous, quiet beach (with no one around all week escept a couple local dogs), great morning runs on the road to Cabo Pulmo, snorkeling at La Sirenita, dinners in Cabo Pulmo, margaritas with Bill, host extraordinaire, and his darling dog, Gere...If you're in search of peace and quiet, beauty, no need to dress up, no TV - just nature and the beach, this is definitely the place for you.
Just what we wanted!
We are a family of 4, two teenagers aged 13 and 14. We are budget travelers who enjoy the outdoors and a good adventure. We spent a wonderful 4 days at the Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa.
Bill is a very gracious host; friendly, helpful, knowledgable. He promptly responded to every question we had prior to our stay, and answered endless questions while we were there.
The location can't be beat! Mountains, water and secluded beach. Our children wandered the property and beach freely - with no worries as a parent.
The Eagle's Nest was everything we needed in an accommodation - simple, comfortable, clean. We particularly enjoyed the "birds eye view" of the mountains, the beach and the water. We had great sleeps.
Everyone enjoyed the meals that Paula and Bill prepared for us. The food was plentiful, served family style, and made use of the local ingredients.
What more can I say?!? It was a Baja experience that we'll never forget. Great people, great location, great food...great memories. Thank you Bill and Paula (and girls) for making us feel so welcome.
Oasis for nature lovers
We stayed here in Feb. 2012 for four nights and would absoluteely recommend this place to everyone who likes camping and outdoor-activities. We enjoyed our stay at EagleÂ´s nest (rooftop casita) very much. You may not expect a luxury-appartment. EagleÂ´s nest is pretty simple and sleeps up to four persons (no separate bedrooms though). The view, the sound of the ocean and the privacy make up for the simple furniture. It is exactly the way it is shown on the homepage.You find everything you need for a secluded vacation by the sea: fridge, plates, silverware, pans, etc. There is even a orance juice squeezer. If you want to barbecue, you can also do that, downstairs of course. The beach is awesome...you can walk for miles without meeting one person...after four days we saw one man walking down "our" beach :-)
After being to EagleÂ´s Nest we became pretty picky when it came to beaches...the sand is so fine and soft. You can swim in the ocean as long as it is not too rough.
Bill (owner) and his "manager" are super friendly and always happy to give you advice, already in advance you will receive detailed directions and suggestions where to buy groceries since there are not too many shops around. Brian even brought us some groceries when when he went shopping. We felt as highly appreciated guests throughout our stay.
You can either cook or barbecue yourself or have dinner in Cabo Pulmo which is about a ten minutes drive away.
The only little disadvantage we experienced: ThereÂ´s no running water at night, so be prepared :-)
We would definetely come back!
Response from william white - 03/13/2012
Thanks Tina for the review and the good times while you were here.
Guests always have good drinking water available and a 5 gal. bucket of well water is drawn for each bathroom should the 30 gallons in the pressure tank run dry overnight. This reserve is for flushing the toilet, doing dishes or washing hands and face late in the evening. The water pump is a very heavy battery user & we are off the grid, having only solar power with battery storage. Yes, figure out your showers before water pump turnoff. Take your showers during the day is suggested when we are enjoying solar gain.
In Eagle's Nest one sleeping area is open to the living area and one is a bedroom.
We now serve meals prepared by Paula,a wonderful cook, who lives and works on the property with her husband Mario. They are bilingual and a delight to have on the team. No more is driving or cooking necessary to enjoy wonderful meals, morning noon or night while enjoying all the best sights and sounds that you came here for in the first place. Many people comment on their stay here as being the most relaxing vacation ever.
Owner Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa and Trophy Flyfishing
There's no place like this secluded beach front getaway!
You will never forget this place. What an incredible vacation spot! The east cape of the baja is unbelievable and this wonderful palapa is the prime spot to enjoy it! You won't find a more private paradise. The palapa was spacious and clean with a fully equipped kitchen and nice bathrooms. The front patio of the palapa grande is a prime place for whale watching! The eagle's nest has spectacular views as well. It is a wonderful place that is a bit more private for a couple or small family. Pappagallo is in a prime location for all kinds of beach activities. The owner was wonderful and knowledgeable of the area. I will be back as soon as I can!
Classic Baja Experience
I have stayed at Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa many times in the last ten years. Every time has been incredible. Morning coffee on the patio, right on the beach, watching the sunrise. The beach is very special, more than a mile long, 50-100 yards wide, of beautiful, white sand with no people. An excellent snorkeling spot is located walking distance to the north. The accomodations are clean and comfortable. It is very private and quiet. Restaurants and shopping are a short drive away in La Ribera and Cabo Pulmo. It is a very special place indeed.
A little piece of heaven!
I recently stayed at Pappagallo for 6 days and 5 nights and had a wonderful time! It is a beautiful, peaceful, restful place and the private beach is just fabulous. The whales are in migration now and we saw several and the stingrays were fun to watch. Fishing and snorkeling right off the beach. The weather was perfect... warm days and cool evenings. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, but the best part was falling asleep each night to the sound of the ocean. Bill, the owner, was a great host and very knowledgeable about the ocean and the local habitat. He was always available to help with whatever I needed. Ecology, sustainability, and renewable resources are a primary focus at Pappagallo, and the experience renewed my commitment to an "earth friendlyâ€ť existence. Can't wait for my next trip to Pappagallo.
Donna and Dal
Beautiful, fun and very relaxing !
Eco friendly and people friendly, Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa gives a person the feeling of being " away from it all ". It is amazing to find so much with so little enviromental impact, solar powered electricity, recycled furniture.
The beach is endless and private. The owner is very kind knowledgable and helpful.
Salt Lake City
Bill and crew were very pleasant and helpful. The view is phenomenal and the beach was very private. We walked for hours without seeing anyone else. We watched whales from the windows upstairs and from the porch at Papagallo (which I would like to rent if we make it back down here with a larger group). The lodging was clean and bug-free and the shower was the best tropical shower we've experienced (hot with good water pressure). If we make it back to Cabo Pulmo, we would definitely return.
We stayed here only 3 nights, but wished we stayed a week. My husband had a blast with nearby fishing from shore and we saw hundreds of jumping rays just while walking the deserted beach. Nearby snorkeling was excellent. Accommodations may be considered rustic to some, but are very comfortable. Full kitchen and nice bathroom. We are used to energy and water conservation, so it was no problem for us. Great panoramic views from the Eagle's Nest. We will definitely return on our next Baja visit.
a truly unique place - wonderful
we had an excellent stay last November at this truly unique place. It is situated right in the middle of a pristine bay within the beautiful Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, with miles of white sandy beach stretching in both directions...and there was hardly anybody in sight! The sea is just amazing with the possibility of snorkeling, kayaking and much more. Accommodation is either in the downstairs palapa cottage or upstairs in "eagle's nest". They are both fantastic, nicely built in a rustic style and using various eco-technologies like solar panels etc. We stayed upstairs and it has been by far the best accommodation in our whole 6-weeks trip in Mexico. From there you have uninterrupted views of the bay that you can never tire of. It is a simple structure but very comfortable and scrupulously clean. Bill, the nice and helpful owner, has equipped it with all you may need including free wi-fi. We planned on spending a couple of nights and we ended up remaining much longer...and still it was hard to leave! Well done Bill and we really hope to visit again some day.
A & B
exactly what we were looking for
Thank you Bill! Your beautiful secluded property was exactly what we were looking for some much needed R&R; off the grid.
Thanks for the local knowledge and hospitality.
Absolutely beautiful! We will be back.
San Diego (CA)
This palapa is located in the middle of nowhere, in front of a white-sanded wild beach where green turtles use to nest and biolouminiscent copepods use to live. It's just a piece of heaven inside the paradise that is Cabo Pulmo. If you like the sea and everything related to it, you just need to go there somewhen. The palapa is great, nice and cheap, there is plenty of room for 8 people, and Bill, the owner, is even greater, a very nice man who will help you in any way you need. I can't imagine a better way to experience Cabo Pulmo.
I really recommend it!
Amazing place to stay
There's not much to say about my stay there because everything was just excellent!
The place is amazing and the palapa very well conditioned. A nice place to relax and not far from doing a lot of things: diving/snorkel in Cabo Pulmo, treking in Reserva de La Laguna (hot springs also), Los Cabos, Todos Santos, La Paz (where you can swim with Whale Shark)...
Very nice owner! Thanks William for your welcome!
Fabulous baja getaway!
For my family of 4, with kids 9 and 13 years old, Bill White's Eagle's Nest provided everything we needed to enjoy Baja's east cape. The adjacent beach right out front stretches miles either way and offered great swimming, snorkelling and long lazy walks. The lodging was very comfortable and provided fabulous views of the coast line, mountains and spectacular sunrises. It is well furnished with beds, tables, chairs, refregerator-freezer, hot/cold running water, toilet and shower, and has a very spacious feel to it. The kitchen is stocked with basic cookware and eating utensils, and charcoal/wood fire grills are available. The Eco Palapa/Eagle's Nest is a short driving distance from Cabo Pulmo and La Ribera. We found it very convenient to purchase fuel and groceries in La Ribera and enjoyed fine restaurant meals there and in Cabo Pulmo on occasion. Bill is very familiar with the territory and provided us with good advice and assisted us whenever asked. He has reliable Wi-Fi service and I recommend prospective guests bring a laptop or device to take advantage of this. We did not have a laptop with us, but for future trips I will bring one. I highly recommend the Eco Palapa and Eagle's nest for families and other travellers who are looking for the real Baja. My only regret about our week long stay is that it was way too short.
Espero que nos vemos aca.
Perfect Peaceful Getaway for the whole family
I thought i published this a while ago, but realized its not there. Here it goes again.
Bill was an excellent host. The location and seclusion cant be beat. Its not a hotel, its not a luxury villa, but that's not what you're looking for if you're checking this place out. We were here with 2 grandparents, 2 parents, 2 kids (4 & 6) and had a great stay. Our kids had great time hassling Bill and his dog when they weren't scampering around the beach. The proximity to Pulmo, Arbolitos, and Los Frailes is great; we snorkeled almost every day.
The palapa has all the essentials and Bill was always super helpful when we needed any thing.
Our group of 4 was back for the second year in a row. We did not think that our experience could have been improved upon.. but it was. The food was an a++ with a gourmet mix of authentic Mexican including various fish, poultry and beef accompanied by farm fresh veggies and hand squeezed margaritas! The lodging is a rustic open air thatch roof palapa that is on the rustic side, but more than satisfied... and we did have a good wifi connection. We especially love the roofless open air shower. The secluded private location and unparalleled view are the real treasures of the Papagallo. we saw 1 person on the beach in front of the house in 5 days... Awesome. The fishing was fantastic with many roosters from 2-35# taken on flies by fishers ranging from novice to expert.
Response from william white - 07/27/2011
Thank you Jock for your review,
Please let me add a note about the food service.
Many groups in addition to the fly fishing groups (end of April into July) enjoy the cooking talents of loca chefs, Clint & Jill Broussard. They were the chefs for a summer corporate retreat in Wyoming for a dozen years and have been seasonal Cabo Pulmo residents & cooks for 14 years overlapping the Wyoming gig. Jill is the baker and Clint the cook and both have very special talents. Their meals begin with seeking out the best in local and organic vegetables and fruits as well as range fed beef, lamb, chicken and pork along with game like quail and rabbit and of course fresh fish. We also enjoy the bounty from our garden. Then all is presented in an appetising manner. Jill also bakes breakfast delights, breads and wonderful pies, flaun and other treats.
Regularily offered is lamb from our neighbors that graze on the dry lagoon here on the property.
This was a recent menu:
Lamb tenderloin wrapped kidneys,
Pan seared lamb liver in sage sherry butter
Roasted pepper hummus with herbed baguette
Mesquite BBQ of rack of lamb ribs
Garlic mustard, rosemary crusted roasted shoulder of lamb
Baja lamb neck and heart stew
Roasted baby veggies and baked yams
Fresh regional fruit with orange sugar cookies.
Fully catered days as well as evening meals can be arranged.
Its no secret, the ingredients have to be there and the south of Baja grows flavorful, succulent fruits and vegetables along with the range fed offerings.
Hillsboro, OR USA
A Getaway Like No Other
If you want to get away from the same old resort type situation and become part of what Baja is really all about, I recommend you try the Eco Palapa at Cabo Pulmo for a change of pace.
No, you won't find a swimming pool here. Instead you can walk about 50 yards to the beach and swim with the fishes in the Sea of Cortez. The water was perfect this time of year. The beach is all yours. I was there for 10 days this time (I'm a repeat visitor) and saw maybe 2 people other than my group on the beach that whole time.
You are close to supplies, snorkeling, fine dining and fishing excursions at Cabo Pulmo. A 10 minute drive and you're there. You'll find some dusty, twisty roads on the way but it's worth it.
If you like to fish, you are in luck. This area offers some of the best surf fishing anywhere. The legendary Roosterfish is a common sight and a challenge to bring in. There are common sightings of turtles, sea lions, sharks and whales in these waters. The beaches are covered with whole shells. No bits and pieces here.
Accommodations are very comfortable and relaxing, the views are fantastic. The Eagle's Nest has a very comfortable setup with 2 rooms, private bathroom and kitchen. The main palapa is a great place to enjoy a close up view of the water and the patio is as lush as you'd see anywhere.
Bill White (your host) is attentive to every need and is more than happy to recommend any sites or activities you may want to know more about. He has been an avid outdoors man all his life and he loves to share. He is there to make your stay a memorable one. His English is very good, partly because he is an american.
All in all, if you want to experience what Baja is really all about, this is one place to make your destination.
Papa Gallo = 100% Roosterfish and 100% Baja
From the moment we got to Papa Gallo, I knew this place was absolutely 100% about Roosterfish. Bill's beach is completely the way to get away from people and traffic, not to mention that if offered some of the best Rooster action that we saw during our stay and we did not see another soul there.
This being my first trip to Baja to chase Roosters, I have been completely taken over by the power of these fish and this fishery. As a full time fly fishing guide who spends over 300+ days a year on the water, this is the most challenging and pure form of fishing that I have ever done. From chases, follows, denials, encouraging refusals, and eats Roosterfish are the most amazing and draining of all saltwater fish that I casted to. If you are looking for the real deal, look no further. This "no guide / no boat" style of fly fishing will capture and take hold of the true angler deep inside.
This is no joke! Get ready to run and have all of your wit and angling ability tested. Btw, strip faster...
I cannot wait until next year to return and you bet I will be staying at Papa Gallo.
Response from william white - 05/28/2011
On the East Cape of Baja there are many activities, people, plants, animals and scenery that can raise emotions and one can become very enthusiastic about. Like Josh, Rooster fishing flatfooted on the beach is one of my loves too.
The rooster beach fishing season is May through July.
At Pappagallo we welcome all interests and appreciate the diversity of interests. We can accommodate smaller groups, 12 -14 year round.
bellevue, alberta, canada
I have stayed at the Eco Palapa (Eagles Nest) three years in a row. That in itself should speak volumes.The setting is very private: a secluded East Cape beach with lodging in the sand dunes. When staying there you are completely surrounded by the natural world: the beautiful Sea of Cortez; beach life; Baja desert and the Trinidad mountain range to the west. A great location for R&R; angling; beach combing; diving; birding ;stargazing: etc. For couples, families or groups. All facilities are excellent. Easy access to town of La Ribera for supplies. Best of all, Bill the owner is a wonderful host and always welcoming.
Secluded and Special
If you are looking for a place to stay in the Cabo area beyond city congestion or the expensive resorts, this is a great place to consider. It is located on a pristine and clean 2 mile (about) beach that seems private as rarely will another person be walking along. Swimming is easy (some rocks on shore can bother the feet) and beach combing fun. Fishing is good here and better not far away near the lighthouse visible from this beach but reachable only by driving. Two great snorkel areas are also just a few miles away including my favorite near Los arbolitos. The cost and value can't be beat considering these features.
There are not many negatives. The roads here and nearby are dusty and rattling dirt roads. The rooms and beds are very basic and not for those wanting high quality beds and newer appliances or features. It is not for my wife, but it is exactly what I want and need for a great and relaxing vacation. I will be coming back next year to run along and fly fish from the beach and then settle in here for the rest of the Cabo experience.
Fantastic secluded beach with comfortable accommodations
Pappagallo and Eagle's Nest was a fantastic place to visit for a secluded beach experience. The accommodations were clean and very comfortable and the hospitality was awesome. We loved the views of the sunrise, sunset, and the dolphins playing out front. We kayaked with rays, swam in calm waters to our hearts extent and didn't want to leave. Shower, bathroom, kitchen, and beds in Eagle's Nest were great. Will definitely come back many times for more awesome experiences at Pappagallo.
Gorgeous Bungalows with an amazing view. Located in a secluded beach with nothing obstructing your view. I would strongly recommend it to people looking for a get away out of the busy popular beaches such as Los Cabos. Its great either for friends or for couples due to the romantic scenery, just consider that there isn't much privacy between rooms if that's a factor you consider important. Anyway, Bill is a great host who would join you on your daily activities or would get out of your way and wont even notice him arround if you want him to. Bill has a kayak and snorkels for the adventurers and there's a really good chance you will see whales during the first months of the year plus a few sealions all yaer long among alot more wildlife.
Grass Valley, California
Quiet Beauty, Relaxation. Just what the doctor ordered.
Just like the old story of the man dying of thirst in the desert, approaching an oasis that is a mirage, we stumbled upon this unbelievable gem on accident when we thought we could travel no further. We had driven 5 days from California to the southern tip of Baja only to find our accommodations were under construction. We were prepared for camping, but the winds were high and the nights were cold making things difficult for us. We were exhausted and didn't know where to go. Bill has the coolest signs up from the road beckoning folks like us to drive in and take a peek. We took a chance, followed his signs, and I'm so glad we did.
I got a very good feeling about the place immediately, but it wasn't until the 2nd day that the sounds of the birds and the ocean finally pushed the thoughts out of my head. 3 days and 2 nights thoroughly cleansed and healed any bruises we picked up along our way.
I would have like to stay longer. I would recommend staying longer.
The place is gorgeous. Bill keeps it immaculate by Mexico standards, for sure! I was very impressed with how resourceful he must be to have built it and keep it looking the way it does.
The best part is his stretch of beach. It's amazing to dive in the ocean and swim towards antarctica. The water is safe enough to swim in, snorkel, surf, go fishing, anything that suits your fancy! Oh and the stars. Incredible shooting stars and falling stars. Oh and the whales. Theres whales out there in March!
I plan on going back in a couple years by myself when I need to get away from everything.
I feel very fortunate to have found this place and will never forget it.
Carlos y Lara
A place to come back
We arrived to los Cabos, rented a car and started to drive Baja with no direction, when suddenly we found a sign: "Cabo Pulmo". Let's try! and the next thing we saw was Bill's Place. We were hungry and thirsty, and Bill solved with a good salad and a cold beer. Bill explained us openly our options to sleep somewhere there. We went to look around, and we came back to Bill's.
Next day, we went on with our travel. Honestly in all the week long we have not found a best place, that's why we came back in our last day, to enjoy a little bit more the sea sound when sleeping and enjoy the lonely and great beach, that is Bill's front garden. That's how it was to the best of my knowledge.