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Casa Papagallo at Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Classic Baja Villa, 4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths, private patio on beach (Sleeps 8-12)

Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa is a gated resort on Punta los Mangles, where you can experience indoor/outdoor living off the grid on a secluded beach point with cool sea breezes, no close neighbors and the tranquility of being in the Marine Park. Enjoy the snorkeling, diving, swimming, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, and abundant wildlife.

Pappagallo, in the Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa, is a classic Baja palapa with palm roof and brick walls. Four bedrooms have 3 queen beds and a double with two baths. There is a large open living kitchen and dining area that opens onto a large beach front patio Situated mid point on the three miles of Playa Las Barracas, your beach has no public access except by foot so human traffic is very little and there is no motorized traffic except for monitoring the Green sea turtle nests found June into January. You will enjoy indoor/outdoor living in a comfortable, clean, rustic beach house setting.

You will enjoy some of the best sleeping conditions imaginable hearing the soft surf in the background.

You access Pappagallo through an arroyo/lagoon/oasisi system formed by storm water flowing off the mountains meeting the ocean behind a large spanse of beach dunes. There are no neighbors within 1/2 mile on either side and 15 homes on the whole beach. Several reefs are right here and the swimming is safe & enjoyable on this white sand beach.

You will enjoy the all natural surroundings, sea and mountain views in all directions and sunrises and sunsets that are spectacular. Dark skies make the star gazing an amazing activity enjoyed by all.

There are 3 comfortable queens and 1 double in 4 rooms with flexibility of the arrangement to serve the needs of your group. The kitchen is complete but without oven. There is a gas grill on the courtyard that separates Pappagallo the Palapa Grande from the Eagle's Nest Casita, which can be rented separately. There are also a couple sleeping cabanas for overflow and flexibility.

You will be living off the grid with solar panels powering batteries that supply 120 AC power. This is backed up by a propane generator. One of the great benefits of off the grid living is that there are no lights left burning across the beach and valley so you are able to enjoy a sky filled with stars without any light pollution. The amazing high desert climate allows, favorable summer sea breezes and this architecture makes indoor/outdoor living exciting and affords a feeling of living close to nature. The atmosphere is rustic and out of doors and we constantly strive for squeaky clean accommodations.

Please Inquire about bringing pets ahead of time, and dogs that bark a lot are not allowed here to maintain peace and quiet.

Keywords: Beachfront villa, 'private' beach, classic Baja palapa grande, clean, comfortable and roomy, ocean & mountain views. Lagoon and Oasis, dry and warm high desert climate with breezes and little humidity.

More Details

Bill White
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Bill White

I'm an Inn keeper and flyfishing guide. I have been living here for over 10 years (owning this property 17 years). I previously owned Telluride Outside which is an outdoor activities company in Telluride CO-

(rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, jeep tours, snowmobile tours). Since 1978 I've owned & rented lodging properties.

I'm here due to a superb high desert climate with little humidity and cool breezes off the ocean all through the summer. The amazing range of activities including fishing, diving, snorkeling, beach combing, wind sports, kayaking, mountain biking, bird watching, hiking and living among an amazing array of flora and fauna is a highlight of being here too.

Bill White purchased this villa in 2000

Why Bill White chose Cabo Pulmo

Only here can you enjoy the Cabo Pulmo Marine Park on a remote point Punta Los Maggles, centered on a secluded 3 mile beach surrounded by mountains. Punta Los Mangles is formed by 3 arroyos making a vast estuary with lagoon and oasis, a very special natural place. Enjoy our high desert climate with low humidity and cool ocean breezes. At Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa you will be surrounded by 230 degrees of ocean views and 135 degrees of mountain views as well as a wonderful beach, fun for many activities. No public access and park enforcement of rules means no vehicles are on the beach and very few people as well. The unique all natural surroundings you will experience in this secluded place is a rare and a beautiful thing.

The property sits on 7 acres, ¼ mile from the beach road so road sounds are greatly diminished.

What makes this villa unique

World class diving & snorkeling , fishing, fly fishing, kayaking, wind sports, hiking, beach combing, mountain biking and wildlife.

The quiet side of solitary living in all natural surroundings with only the surf, sea breeze, bird life and slap of rays on the water as well as star gazing enhanced by all dark surroundings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.

Oct 2011
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Cabo Pulmo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Two with showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
lagoon, oasis, birds and wildlife, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, beach combing, hiking, wind sports, mountain biking, 3 miles to village of Cabo Pulmo, 14 miles to town of La Ribera with 11 miles on black top, Nature loves paradise with out neighbors or traffic


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Casa Papagallo at Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa
average rating of 4.285714 based on 21 reviews

No Luxury but what a View

  • 4 of 5

This was an unexpected jewel! Get into the spirit of being part of nature! The ocean view during the day is spectacular and the stars at night are so bright you will have a hard time recognizing constellations.

The beach is private and goes miles and miles in both directions. You will share it with a few people on the property but most everyone left daily for an adventure.

Suggestions: Bring a headlight, bug repellent, evening activities. Stop for groceries, so you don't have to drive into town (10min) for every meal. Get a 4x4 for the drive in and around Cabo Pulmo, tho you can do must of the road in a car, slowly.

Note: Good for off the grid and homesteader types. There is little privacy with a communal feel, but fun to meet people from other parts of the world. And Baja Bill is a kick! Tell him "hello" for me!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time at the eco palapa. Bill was very attentive to help us had the best stay possible. I higlhy recomend this place for people looking for disconecting and enjoy the nature

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, Oregon, USA

Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a week-long vacation at the Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapas and had a fantastic time. We traveled with some close friends and stayed in the Eagle’s Nest unit, which gave us enough room and privacy to enjoy ourselves (we’ve taken many trips together so it’s all relative). The vantage point from the unit really can’t be beat - you have unspoiled views in all directions without another home in sight. The Eagles Nest unit takes full advantage of it’s location with huge windows covering the walls - it’s really breathtaking seeing the ocean and beach in the front and the desert and mountains in the back no matter where you are standing. The unit was simple, but had everything we needed to be comfortable. We cooked most of our meals there. When we went out for food, we kept going back to La Palapa (about a 10 minute drive to Cabo Pulmo main town) because it’s right on the beach and the food was really tasty and fresh. Good seafood!

Staying here, you are just above the beach and it takes about a minute to walk down… if you’re looking for complete privacy and serenity, this is the place. We spent a lot of time on the beach and only saw one other person walking his dog the whole time we were there. There is an awesome cove toward the north end of the beach that has calm waters for swimming and some pretty awesome rock formations. If you go out there during low tide you can walk pretty far along the rocks without having to scale them, though that’s fun too. It’s a great place to take some food and drinks and hang out for the day. One day we took the kayak over which was a lot of fun. There is supposed to be some good snorkeling right off the beach but we ended up saving our snorkeling for places like Los Arbolitos (which you have to check out!).

Bill was an awesome host and was super accommodating and excited to help us make the most of our vacation. Any question we had of him - of which there were many - he was enthusiastic to give us advice or directions. He pointed us to the best snorkeling, suggested we visit a hot springs (this place was a true oasis in the desert, about an hour from CPEP but well worth the drive), and even scheduled massages for us on our last day. We also enjoyed having his dog, Bay, around who was really friendly/well-mannered and would sometimes follow us and play on the beach. Overall, Bill really helped make our vacation memorable and hassle-free. For the price and excellent location, can't be beat!!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, Simple, Adventure

  • 4 of 5

I will start by saying that Bill's accommodations are beach-hut rustic with all the modern conveniences you need to have an excellent self-sufficient adventure vacation. Which is exactly what we were looking for. There was running water (hot and cold) flushing toilets, electrical outlets... just make sure to use them before the sun goes down as they are solar! Candlelight and headlamps at night.

It was my girlfriend and I staying for three nights before we met up with friends down in the "resort" madness of Cabo. This was not that at all - and it was a relief. We rented a jeep and spent our days driving the dirt roads to secluded beaches snorkeling in the endless reefs, seeing wildlife - Whales, dolphins, brilliant tropical fish. Buying chorizo and avocados from the local Super Mini about 30 minutes away. I will say that the walls are thatched, critters do get in and sounds are heard. We enjoy getting closer to nature and plan to go back.Thanks Bill for a great intro to Baja.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

While it is a beautiful location, the Eagles Nest was too expensive for the condition it is in. We were greeted with mouse droppings in the bathroom, on the towels, and on the spare bed. The water container lever did not work, and the group kitchen was immediately below, so every word and conversation can clearly be heard.

The information on the web is incomplete, and the pictures do not represent the property well. The main palapa appears nice, but the rest of the accommodations are marginal at best.

Snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo is wonderful, and there are places in town that would be better to stay at than this place.

I would encourage anyone considering staying here to find reviews on other web sites concerning this property, which I found after our stay (which we cut short).

  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chuck had such a bad day that he included two reviews so please see owner response to the other review. Please check out reviews on flipkey. Guests that enjoy communing with nature find these accommodations @ Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa quite clean and comfortable and the solitary beach front and all natural surroundings inspiring. But watch out there is dead stuff washes up on the beach sometimes.
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Great adventure experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were there in the dead of summer so we certainly felt the effects of being off grid. This was just what we wanted, though, so on night number 2 we just moved the cots out under the stars and had natural bliss!

Bill and his team were so very welcoming.

Cabo pulmo had our best snorkeling and diving by far! Dolphins, a turtle, fish Fish FISH!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
pueblo Cabo Pulmo
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
la paz
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
transpeninsular 1 -
Nearest Beach
you are on Playa Las Barracas in the park here
Car: recommended

In an Internationally acclaimed Marine Park for SCUBA and snorkeling. Also available is fishing, swimming, bird watching, kayaking, ATV, mountain biking, hiking beachcomb right out front on secluded beach. Palapa Grande on the water with no close neighbors and all natural surroundings


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $5
Cleaning Fee $25
Tax Rate 19.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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