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Beach bliss! Los Chonchos/Chimo/Yelapa/Puerto Vallarta

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2 bedrooms
On the beach
On the beach
On the beach

Overview of Beach bliss! Los Chonchos/Chimo/Yelapa/Puerto Vallarta

Beach bliss! Los Chonchos/Chimo/Yelapa/Puerto Vallarta

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVallarta Zoo113 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Beach bliss! Los Chonchos/Chimo/Yelapa/Puerto Vallarta

Adults-only beach vacation home
Enjoy the enchanting beachfront palapa of Casa de Dos Mulas, with soaring thatched roof & open air views of Banderas Bay (south of Puerto Vallarta) amidst the embrace of jungle flora in the Los Chonchos eco-preserve. Secluded, accessible only by boat, this romantic hide-away offers new depths of relaxation, inspiration and adventure. Watch whales, manta rays, dolphins, birds and butterflies from the privacy of your beachside deck. Kayak, fish, snorkel, or hike from our 3 beautiful beaches.

Close to Puerto Vallarta and Yelapa, in the municipality of Cabo Corrientes, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, this well equipped, beautifully appointed palapa on Banderas Bay sleeps two to five people comfortably. Filled with local artisan crafted furnishings, the palapa includes a fully equipped kitchen, great room with daybed, open decks, two separate bedrooms with queen-size beds, and one bathroom. Whether watching the ocean, taking in the amazing thatched roof, or admiring the wildlife, the Dos Mulas palapa in a lovely eco preserve allows you to unplug from your every day stress and relax. Even the water taxi ride is part of the vacation. There are no roads to this eco village, so the life here unfolds differently than in a town or city.

Minimum booking is 2 nights. Maximum booking is 30 nights. A 15% discount applies when you stay for a week; a 25% discount applies with you stay for a month. $20 per night will be added if more than 2 guests book to cover extra cleaning and laundry.

Guests have full use of palapa with the following available:

Full bathroom with shower
Hot water
Outside shower under the banana trees and palms
Fully equipped kitchen, including gas stove & solar powered fridge, cooking equipment, dinnerware and cutlery
Separate master bedroom, with ocean view and queen bed
Romantic 2nd bedroom off the great room with queen bed
Day bed in the great room - can sleep one
Sun lounger for two people on the deck
All linens and towels
Solar lighting and cell/computer charging
Snorkeling equipment
Sea kayaks (two doubles) and paddles
Life jackets

We look forward sharing this piece of paradise with you!

On booking the palapa, we will provide all the necessary information on the how, when, why, who and where's of getting to Los Chonchos, starting with arriving in vibrant Puerto Vallarta, shopping for food, finding the water taxi, etc., etc. The palapa will be ready for your arrival and the caretaker will be there to assist you. We will be available by phone and email during your stay.

Basic logistics to help you plan your stay at Dos Mulas:

Fly into Puerto Vallarta Airport ("PVR").
Allow time to get through customs (1 hour approx).

Part A) Taxi to a hotel in Puerto Vallarta's El Centro, the Romantic Zone (15-20 min). Stay overnight. Shop, eat a nice meal, buy groceries if you're planning to cook. Continue the next AM with directions under Part B.

Part B) Taxi south 1 hour, non-rushing, (or 75 min directly from airport) to seaside village of Boca de Tomatlan, where you will meet the Nayely Water Taxi at the dock. It usually runs twice daily, at 9am and 3pm, for 180 pesos per person one way, paid after you're on the boat. During COVID, schedule can change. As of Jan. 2021 the water taxi is only running in the morning. Allow 40-60 minutes along a stunningly vivid coastline to arrive at Los Chonchos.

Alternative Option: Charter a private boat through Los Chonchos, $150 US one-way. I would arrange this for you.

Leaving Los Chonchos: Nayely Water Taxi picks up at Chonchos about 11am and 5pm and will have you at Boca de Tomatlan in an hour. Taxis are waiting dockside, and you can take them to Puerto Vallarta or the airport.

Depending on your flight schedule, you might stay the night in Puerto Vallarta before leaving.

Other things to note:
Whale watching (humpback, orcas)
Surfing at nearby Pizota village in the winter
World class fishing
Bird watching
Watching the remarkable sunsets from your deck
Day trips from Yelapa and Puerto Vallerta (ATVs/Zip lining - many adventures available)
Horse back riding in Yelapa to the huge waterfall
Walk or take water taxi at fixed times of day to Chimo for seafood lunch or dinner
Solar charging station for cell phones and computers
Cell phone reception and emails via mobile device with temporary Mexican phone service on your cell

The neighborhood
Los Chonchos is an eco-preserve situated south of Puerto Vallerta in a protected 40 acres of jungle. There are only 20 palapas in this beautiful, untouched area of Mexico. There are three amazing beaches, starting with the small cove the water taxi lands on, the pebble beach on which sits Casa de Dos Mulas, and the long beach just 5 minutes walk (as shown in the pictures) from the palapa. You are likely to be the only one on the beach! Keep to yourself, or join the other visitors and inhabitants twice a day as the water taxi visits, help the new visitors off the taxi, and share the news of the day - it is entirely up to you!

Getting Around
Being at Los Chonchos feels like you are on an island because there are no roads to the eco preserve. The only way to get to Los Chonchos is by water taxi from the bustling seaside village of Boca de Tomatlan, 60 minutes leisurely by taxi along "the Mexican Riviera" coastline road south from Puerto Vallarta. Once at Los Chonchos, if you want more groceries or a meal out, you can hike to the village of Chimo (about an hour in good shoes) or take the water taxi at fixed and limited daily schedules south to Chimo or north to Yelapa. Take time in Yelapa to check out the waterfalls and drink a cold beer on the beach - a great day trip!
Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Pamela Gregg Flax

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Sleeps 5
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 3


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

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About this area

Puerto Vallarta (and vicinity)

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Vallarta Zoo - 113 min drive

Getting around

  • Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl. Airport (PVR) - 132 min drive

Frequently asked questions

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5/5 Excellent

Great Casita.... Highly recommend!
See previous review.

5/5 Excellent

Love Dos Mules!!! We had a great stay.
This is a great Casa. The view is outstanding. You are close to the beach. And Pamela is a terrific host. There were lots of toys: snorkelling & fishing gear etc. Good mosquito net, lots of dishes and extras. This was the first time we stayed at Dos Mules. We have also stayed at Tranquilla and Cactus, which are also fantastic. Keep in mind, each place has it's own character and charm. Everyone is so helpful and the location is out of this world. Tips for travellers, to any of the Casas: Ask the owner if you need to bring anything. Keep in mind you should come with some food to get you going. Good pair of binoculars Paper towels, ziplocks, tinfoil, saran always come in handy and a good bbq lighter. Would definitely recommend. Stay safe and have fun.

5/5 Excellent

Peace in Paradise
Dis Mulas was everything we wanted and needed. Our second year in Los Chonchos and Dos Mulas was perfection. You will love the hammocks at the beach. Pamela was a joy to work with as was everyone on the support team.

5/5 Excellent

Great gateway!
Always fun to get away from the crowds at your own private tropical paradise! Surf, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking and eating are great opportunities at Chonchos!

5/5 Excellent

Would definitely stay at Dos Mulas again
nice cozy and clean palapa. we had the opposite experience the year prior at another palapa so we were relieved to find things as advertised. Pamela stayed on top of our visit planning which is good given the remote location. and a super fun and tasty thanksgiving community dinner on the beach!