|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
If you are looking for a private beach retreat that offers romance and adventure, Los Chonchos beach is the location for you. Casa Blanca is an open air Palapa style home located in Eco-Preserve MarSelva, also know as, 'Chonchos' to the locals, it lies just one hour south of Puerto Vallarta Mexico on gorgeous Banderas Bay. To get to our unique property from the Puerto Vallarta airport take a taxi cab ride to Boca de Tomatlan where you catch the 9am or 3pm water taxi Nayeli to Los Chonchos beach. From the airport to Boca plan on a one hour cab ride along the beautiful coastline. At Boca you can buy basic supplies, tortillas, beer, tequila, fruits and vegetables etc... From Boca the one hour water taxi ride takes you along the beautiful coast, stopping at seaside villages in route to Los Chonchos beach. Returning from Chonchos to the airport or Puerto Vallarta the water taxi stops twice daily at 11am and 5pm. For flights arriving after 1 pm in Puerto Vallarta you can stay the first night in Old Town and enjoy strolling along the water front Malecon, visit galleries, shop, have a lovely dinner on the beach and relax in one of the many hotels before leaving for Chonchos the next day at 9am or 3pm. If you would like hotel recommendations we are happy to assist you. There are a few favorites from $50 to $120 per night in great Old Town locations. If you are looking for a secluded and romantic vacation away from the hustle and bustle of city life, look no further.
Our oceanfront palapa home overlooks one of three pristine beaches offering peace, quiet, and beauty in every direction. Casa Blanca has one bedroom with a queen bed, one full bathroom, full kitchen, dining area, great room with comfy overstuffed rattan sofa and chairs. The expanded deck with lounge chairs and cushions overlooks the ocean and beach below offering a great place to siesta on the hammock, whale watch or sunbathe. The beach is a one minute walk from the casa where you can hop on our two person Hobie kayak for an ocean paddle or grab the snorkel gear to explore the many species of multi colored fish.
Whale watching right from the deck is incredible from Nov.thru March, expect dolphin and manta ray sightings too. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, hiking, bird watching, sunbathing, yoga, exploring or just to get away for some much needed rest and relaxation........exotic paradise awaits you!
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Greetings Casa Lovers,
"In case you hadn't noticed, Dennis and I are no longer listed as Manager/Owner of Casa Blanca but rather Rick & Lisa.
Have no fear, nothing has changed! We have decided to spend more time with our Grand kids and traveling.You are in great hands with Rick & Lisa All the best,Debbie and Dennis."
We are Rick and Lisa. We live and work in Northern California on the historical Ridgewood Ranch where the famous little racehorse Seabiscuit retired.
We enjoy traveling and the great outdoors, which led us to Casa Blanca, what a find!! Lisa and I travel to Casa Blanca as often as possible. We found our little slice of Heaven in Mexico and are so excited to share it with you!
Rick purchased this house in 2005
Lisa and I spent time looking for a vacation retreat in Mexico, we wanted an oceanfront property in a quiet location away from the big city hustle and bustle. We found it all here in paradise.
rest, relax, explore, read, write, whale watching, wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, yoga, shelling.
"Once in a lifetime experience"
Want to have a real getaway? Want to really experience Mexico? Want to see wildlife up close and not pay a fortune? This is the place to go. Complete serenity, romance and seclusion. My husband and I just spent a week in the prettiest place we've ever seen. We were completely amazed at the beauty and serenity that Casa Blanca offered us. We spent our 21 st anniversary lying on the secluded beach watching the whales in the distance. The sunsets cast colors that keep you captivated. Be prepared to be off the grid and live simply. The people in the town of Chimo that is located a 45 minute hike away are the most gracious, generous, friendly and accommodating. The small grocery store had all that was needed for the weeks worth of groceries. The small restaurants are filled with friendly faces and great food. I felt completely safe and never worried about our belongings. The water taxi to the palapa is enjoyable and you get to see several resort areas before you get to the secluded beach of Los Chonchos. We will definitely be going back. There's so much to explore. Go on a hike and pick your own wild avocados, mangos and lemons. Go fishing with the local fisherman or just lay on the beach and listen to the waves crash. The palapa is decorated with beautiful furnishings and has all the needs of home. We found ourself forgetting what time it was and even what day it was and we really didn't care. As you can see I could go on and on about this paradise. The owner was very easy to talk to and very informative. Thanks to the owner I had an anniversary that will always be one of my favorites! You will not regret staying in Casa Blanca, just be sure you stay more than 3 days to really enjoy all that it offers!
This truly is a special place... The Palapa is beautiful, well appointed, and has amazing ocean views. We enjoyed seeing Whales daily from the Palapa, and from the beach. We even had the good fortune of kayaking within about 50 yards of two Humpbacks, and even closer to 5 curious Dolphins. We also really enjoyed the hikes to Chimo, and the fantastic, yet simple food at both of it's restaurants. The town is charming, and the people are friendly, and welcoming. Rick (The owner of Casa Blanca) was very easy to work with, and helpful with suggestions, and recommendations.
Like I said Los Chonchos is special. It's for those adventurous people that really do want to unplug, and reset. The few locals living there are wonderful people, and very helpful. I'd like to think that we made friends that we will see again, and stay in touch with. Igor is a huge asset to the community, and a great human being! This was one of my favorite vacations, and I'm looking forward to the next time I land on that beach!
We stayed in Casa Blanca last year around this same time and loved it! So much so that we booked it again for this year, and I think we love it even more. It has a beautiful, unobstructed view right on the ocean and is perfect for watching the whales. The palapa has everything you need for a comfortable stay and Rick was great to work with-answering all of our questions promptly. This could easily turn into an annual event for us-we love it!
We love casa Blanca a lot. Surprisingly for open air palapa, the casa was clean and comfortable with the most of essentials in place. Lots of drinking water, plenty of books – big library, some of the dry food like rice and beans leftover from previous residents – it was a nice surprise.
It was great to watch whales while sipping the morning coffee. Beautiful birds are singing, waves crushing – all so amazing. Stargazing is amazing.
Despite that Los Chonchos is one of the kind place is not for everyone. If you into TV, internet and comfy coach – you may not like it. One should embrace great outdoor with whatever nature gives.
When we arrived it was stormy for a while, was not easy to swim. But we got lucky the last two days of our stay when ocean calmed down. We especially enjoyed this time by kayaking and swimming.
Please note that on overcast days sometimes isn’t enough power, however, a lot of candles were provided which made our evenings especially charming. Thanks for mentioning a flashlight – it was handy. We also suggest to bring your own snorkeling gears.
Thank a lot for your kind hospitality. We are also grateful for great work of caretakers. Our special thanks is to Igor for being so nice, kind and friendly. He was helping us with a lot of things, we went kayaking and fishing with him, once he treat us with a coconut, we went to Chimo together. We very happy to meet him,
So if you see him – let him know what a nice person he is.
We hope to be back to Los Chonchos again.
Ihor and Oksana
Our stay at Chonchos was fantastic! Rick provided us with great information to ensure we were prepared well for our stay. Take notes when you talk to him, it's a lot of valuable information and all important! We brought too much stuff! All you really need here are swimsuits (a few), some flip flops, beach mat, sunscreen, hiking shoes, a few outfits, and a sweater or jacket (I didn't bring one and it did get cool at night)! We saw whales EVERYDAY! Bring binoculars. The house has snorkel gear, use it! Great fish to see! 🐟𗰠There's a kayak, use it! So peaceful on a tranquil sea. Oh! Bring flashlights and I would suggest a couple of solar lanterns (the inflatable kind are nice). We lost partial electricity while there, no big deal, but I was glad for our flashlights! A deck of cards, a favorite game or two. The people there were treasures! Chris and Mike from Chicago, Dennis from NC, Igor from Russia(?), Susan and Blaine from Canada, Ruben, Gabriel and Chilleno! All good good people. Jesus drove us from Puerto Vallarta to Boca Tomatlan, he is now a friend and just a great guy! If you go, Rick can connect you to him. In Boca Tomatlan we stayed at La Posada Pacifica the night before taking the water taxi to Chonchos. Cynthia was super nice and she stored our extra luggage for us at no cost while we were at Chonchos! Oh, a VERY important tip, sit in the BACK of the water taxi. Riding in the front is violent, like driving over boulders at full speed! If you can visit Yelapa, see the waterfall. We met a really nice guy, Francisco/Franco in Yelapa who came to get us the next day in Chonchos and took us to Marietta Islands for a good price! Drink some Ricilla if you get a chance! 😉Rick and Lisa, thank you for sharing your palapa with us, we are grateful. Heart full thanks, Sue and Maya!
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Blanca! The palapa was complete with everything we needed during our stay to make us comfortable. We were given plenty of instruction on the specifics on staying in Los Chonchos and the palapa was just gorgeous. Beautifully decorated yet simple and tasteful. Once you are there it's easy to just stay in the palapa all day long! The location is absolutely beautiful, you really feel you are living in the jungle and one with nature during your stay. I highly recommend this particular one and will come back and reserve this one specifically again.
This was my first time to Los Chonchos and Casa Blanca. Let me summarize- It was perfect. Best, most relaxing vacation I've ever been on. Easy to arrange, better than expected. I will be here again soon!
We booked through Homeaway.com - super simple, everything was made clear on the listing, and through the booking process.
Once we confirmed the booking, Debbie provided everything we needed to prepare for our trip- even going above and beyond to help secure an amazing taxi driver and special water taxi ride to help with our poorly timed plane arrival. We had all of Debbie's contact details for emergencies and were well prepared for our trip prior to departure.
Jesus, the taxi driver, was Awesome- super friendly, and helpful.
Our water taxi ride was pleasant and provided Beautiful views.
Getting off the boat, on the beach, wasn't exactly difficult, but it took strength and coordination. There was a crew to help us bring up our luggage. (we packed WAYY too much, even though Debbie warned not to; we will do better next time!)
The palapa is FANTASTIC... let me say that one more time for effect... FANTASTIC!! The view is breathtaking- There aren't words enough to describe it. This place is so close to the ocean you can feel the waves crashing against the rocks. Probably the most romantic and mesmerizing view I've personally experienced. The place itself is rustic, but well maintained. The kitchen had everything we needed, plus a good fridge and hot propane burners. We had more than enough power for our needs (2 smartphones) and we had phone/text signal from the balcony (AT&T & T-Mobile)
There are paths to 10 or more other palapas near Casa Blanca- I think Casa Blanca might have the best view though... Paths to a city (we didn't visit this trip) and paths to a beautiful/secluded beach. Hours and hours with no other people! Actually, we only saw 1 couple at meal times, and a few workers... and a few other couples when we arrived and left- other than that, we were alone.
Meal time... You won't regret it. The cook at the main palapa was Amazing. The food was so fresh, and so delicious. They deliver too!!! Bring pesos... the meals aren't huge, but they are filling- always nap worthy!
A part of me wants to say bad things because I want this place to be my secret garden, but honestly- I have told many friends about Casa Blanca, and will be booking for another trip before this year is over... I really can't recommend Casa Blanca enough. Book it before I do!!
The water taxi stops twice daily at Los Chonchos. You can hop on the boat in the morning and spend a day in Yelapa, a nearby village for about $10 per person for the water taxi. A great hike is a two mile walk to the small village Chimo where you can buy groceries or have lunch at a seaside restaurant.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2017 - May 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.