La Palapa Tranquila is one of those unique hard to find special places. If you are looking for something different, an adventurous vacation away from it all, with tranquil days in the sun, deserted beaches and evenings of watching beautiful sunsets, you have found your paradise. Your adventure will be an unforgettable escape from the modern every day rat race.
The palapa house, La Palapa Tranquila, is in an eco resort called Chonchos. It is very remote, which means on some occasions you will need to spend your first night in the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta. There you can enjoy your first evening dining in one of the finest restaurants, visiting many of the art galleries, or strolling along the malecon. We can recommend a hotel in PV if you like. If time allows after the arrival of your flight into PV, you can go directly to the palapa and catch the 9:00 AM or 3:00 PM water taxi Nayeli, from Boca de Tomatlan, an hour from PVR airport.
The water taxi ride will take you by the scenic coastline where the green lush mountains meet the deep blue Pacific Ocean with small Mexican fishing villages, the well known town of Yelapa and other small vacation resorts along the way. After the hour water taxi ride you will arrive at the beach of Chonchos and be greeted by the staff who will help take your luggage to La Palapa Tranquila. The palapa house is off the grid with solar panels to give you the modern convenience of refrigeration and lights. We have a solar hot water heater for nice warm showers and drinkable clean spring water. Most personal cell phones will have service at the palapa if one wishes to use one. Instead of watching TV you will be entertained by nature with a variety of animals, birds and insects and an wide ocean view right in front of the palapa where sightings of whales, dolphins, manta rays and other fish are an entertaining every day phenomena depending what time of the year you are visiting.
There are beautiful hikes, one of which takes you to the next quaint little village, Chimo, where one can get cold beer, basic groceries and dine at one of the two local restaurants. Some other activities include kayaking, snorkeling, birding and fishing. You can also take day trips to other small villages such as Yelapa and Pizota by water taxi. If you are looking for a different type of vacation then look no more!TripAdvisor property ID 2280708...Read more
Romantic Remote Eco Beach Palapa House Puerto Vallarta, Mexican Riviera-Pacific Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
The location is remote. It is only accessible by water taxi which leaves twice a day from Boca de Tomatlan. It is a beautiful one hour ride along the coast of Banderas Bay. The cost is about $10.00 per person each way. Boca de Tomatlan is about a 30 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta and 45 minutes from the airport. The village os Chimo is about 2 miles from the palapa house where one can get groceries, beer and fish. There are also 2 restaurants in Chimo. Chimo is about a 45 minute beautiful hike, or you can take the water taxi there as well.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Nearest ferry port: Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles Nearest airport: Puerto Vallarta, 30.01 miles Car is not necessary
Left on 04/14/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | CarolReviewed Apr 14, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
Its hard to imagine a spot that would live up to the description and photos of the Palapa Tranquila. But in real life its actually even better! We loved everything about it. Such a special, magical place. We felt so lucky to be there. Thank you Chuck & Yvonne for sharing!
Left on 04/10/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 10, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
thanks for the amazing stay! I can say it was one of the best vacations I've ever had and I've traveled a lot! We enjoyed laying on the deck and watching the whales come by every day and even got to see a manta ray! what a special place. I am sure we'll be back and some friends are interested as well.
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