Treetop Palapa in the Jungle
From $45 / night
- 1 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 3
Description from the owner
Experience jungle and wildlife in an airy palapa (thatch roof structure) on the 1st floor. The space has a private half-bath, and is surrounded by lush subtropical rain forest. It is equipped with a camping kitchen, mini refrigerator and gas stove. There are 2 hammocks to relax and enjoy the view, and 3 folding guest beds if sleeping in a hammock is not for you. The shower is a rustic camping shower in the garden (solar bag), surrounded by lush green. Mosquito-netting is all around. The whole house has a natural water purification systems for grey and black waters.
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Treetop Palapa in the Jungle
Quintana Roo, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Additional Location Information
This place is located on the famous Cenotes Trail in the Riviera Maya. Close to eco park Boca del Puma and the new park Xenotes Oasis Maya. 20 min to the beach in charming Puerto Morelos; 20 min to airport Cancun; 40 min to Playa del Carmen. It's near the Mayan community of Central Vallarta, an old "Chiclero" camp, where they produced chewing gum in the past as one of the main export goods for that region. It's now being imported again by some countries as an organic and natural tooth cleaner. The entire Yucatan peninsula is known for its unique underground river system. The World's second largest barrier reef runs along the coast from Cancun to Central America - a feast for divers and snorkelers. The subtropical rain forest of this region has taller than usual trees. The area is officially protected and you'll see an enormous variety of birds and other wildlife. There are still jaguars around, especially in the Yum Balam biosphere reserve at the north tip of the peninsula. Tucked away from Cancun and Playa del Carmen city lights, you'll get to see an amazing night sky. The Cenotes Trail has plenty of nature parks where you can zip-line across cenotes, or explore the jungle by ATV or horseback. Public transportation is offered to Puerto Morelos and Leona Vicario, but it's recommendable to rent a car or motor-scooter to be independent. Central Vallarta has no shops, but water is sold at the blacksmith's house, and you'll find lots of restaurants and fresh fish at the fisher cooperative in the port part of Puerto Morelos, as well as stores, boutiques and arts & crafts.
From Cancun, follow highway 307 in direction Tulum and exit in Puerto Morelos. Stay on the lateral road until you have passed the last building of Puerto Morelos, and turn right on the Ruta de los Cenotes in direction Leona Vicario. Keep going until the community of Central Vallarta and slow down in the curve, after passing by the 2 entrances to the community on the right (don't enter the community). In the curve, watch for the green street sign "Calle Chaca" on your left, and turn left on that dirt road. Then turn left on "Calle Mapache".
From Leona Vicario, take the Ruta de los Cenotes in direction Puerto Morleos, and keep going 23 km, until the eco park Boca del Puma. Slow down and watch for the green street sign "Calle Chaca". Turn right, and left on Calle Mapache.
More About This Location
Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Last updated on January 12, 2015
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- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no