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#3 of 9 Specialty lodging in Yelapa
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El Jardin consist of 4 casas and a big oceanfront communal space that includes, kitchen, living and dining room. Our common area, kitchen, living & dining room, is about 1600 square feet. Our kitchen is also fully equipped and for guests to use. We have filtered ice and we also have water to drink directly from the sink or if preferred from big 5 gallons. All casas are ‘’Palapa’’ except casa Hibiscus witch has a normal roof. All are open air with mosquito nets.
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Kimberly E wrote a review Apr 2017
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Yelapa is undoubtedly paradise. As if an island, the tiny friendly community seems to exist in a place without time or outside stresses. We arrived at El Jardin after easily navigating a cab then water taxi, as per the clear instructions we received beforehand. The casas are straight out of a kid's dream of the perfect treehouse. Just the right balance of open air ocean views and privacy, with tons of artful design details, cubbies and comforts. Coming from the American southwest, I was kinda concerned about the lack of sealed walls, but the fauna of Yelapa is just as chill as the village. Very few mosquitos or flies, just hummingbirds, butterflies, geckos and the occasional iguana flitting in to say hola. We enjoyed the common area and local produce so much, we ended up staying on and cooking with the ocean view most nights. The local eggs and fruit are delicious. We also checked out Los Abuelos and Café Bahia for a few fantastic meals, and Micheladas de Vicky for some margaritas. Going for a boat ride to a secluded beach further west with ceviche made by the skipper onboard, hikes to the waterfalls and just blissing out watching dolphins, rays and sardines in the water and little coati throwing mangos in the trees. Many many thanks to Seb and Sue for making it such a smooth and memorable trip. I'm jealous of you both for the time y'all get to spend there! I would recommend El Jardin to anyone who would enjoy and respect this little slice of heaven.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BryanWannaDance wrote a review Nov 2016
Monterrey, Mexico21 contributions20 helpful votes
What makes El Jardin so special is the heart and sense of freedom that flowed out of every moment of our stay. Lots of other people have written about its amenities, so I'll focus on the "small moments" and perceptions that made this place. First of all, its location at the edge of Yelapa's "U" shaped geography makes it feel like the last stop before the vast ocean beyond, which is breathtaking while you hear the waves smash rock and feel the salty ocean mist during long, cool nights in the Eagle's Nest outdoor balcony room. Dolphins cruise through the bay as the sun peeks through the jungle valley overlooking the beach at first light. The room has its own hot water tank in its outdoor shower, which is glorious after a hike to the nearby waterfall or ocean swim at Playa Isabel, a semi-private beach two minutes from the door. You are greeted for coffee and conversation in El Jardin's full kitchen and lounge (hammocks and library with good books, games, and ping pong tourneys) by Mike, El Jardin's keeper, whose warm smile, useful information about the Yelapa community, and true attentiveness to your day-to-day needs, space, and positive vibes make the feel light and easy at all times. Heard horror stories about bugs but didn't see one, might be because we travelled in November and there was no rain all week. In any event this is a place we could really unwind, decompress, and refresh. Don't miss it.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Eagle's Nest is ideal for couples, with private bath and ocean balcony
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Beth C wrote a review Nov 2016
Canada32 contributions24 helpful votes
Where to start? The clean ocean air? The brilliant flowers spilling out from the jungle that meets the water's edge? The multitude of butterflies flitting around, or the iguanas sunning themselves on the same rock every day? Or how about the total lack of cars and traffic? What a dream. The Eagle's Nest room in El Jardin was just what we needed after living in a congested city all year. This quiet outdoor room is just meters above the ocean, which means gorgeous views first and foremost, as well as the sound of waves 24/7, not to mention soft breezes and sparkling stars over the bay. We felt like we were floating on the sea, our bed being suspended from the ceiling. This room also has its own bathroom attached (other rooms share a bathroom). We loved that El Jardin had an outdoor kitchen so we could enjoy the communal atmosphere while making breakfast. Every morning we drank our coffee by the ocean while watching pelicans and boats go by. Michael, our host, was simply wonderful - very hospitable, friendly, and warm. What a great guy! We stayed for a week and wished we could stay longer! If you do go, do the hike up to the waterfall farther away...it's easy and long (bit less than 2 hours to reach the waterfall), and you don't need a guide. You will enjoy the total peace and quiet, not to mention the tropical birds flying overhead. To get here, you get dropped off at Playa Isabel, a tiny, sweet little sandy beach and walk to the right along a cobblestone path right near the edge of the sea. You must bring a flashlight for night walking from the village to the hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Eagle's Nest is the best room. It has its own balcony and bathroom, as mentioned.
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_saragrahammaurer wrote a review Nov 2016
Mill Valley, California29 contributions9 helpful votes
I love this special spot! Perfectly situated on the water, with charming thatched palapas, and a tranquil, comfortable large open common space, well equipped with everything one could need to enhance their experience, including snorkeling gear, kayaks, hammocks, ping pong and really comfy couches, all open to the magnificent views of the clear, aqua bay. The icing on the cake is Micheal, the manager extraordinaire, who is incredibly gracious, wonderful company, and knocks himself out to make each guest feel special and cared for. Micheal will also tell you everything you need to know about Yelapa, where to swim, snorkel, hike and eat. Even is you are traveling alone, Micheal will make sure you have a friend. His love for this jewel is so obvious and contagious and palpable; you will feel immediately welcome and at home. Don't miss it!
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Kenekika wrote a review Oct 2016
Santa Cruz, CA22 contributions16 helpful votes
I don't think I can say enough about this great gem of a place in Yelapa. My husband and I stayed at El Jardin for 4 nights. It's right by the water and about a minute walk to Playa Isabel. We chose the Eagle's Nest for our room and it was fabulous. It's located almost right above the water with a little deck to sit out on and gaze at the view of the bay. The bedroom and bath are both open air which was wonderful allowing us to be able to feel the ocean breeze. The common area is great too! It's surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and views of the water. Guests are welcome to use the fully equipped kitchen and relax at any one of the tables or sofas. It's great that El Jardin is away from the hustle and bustle of the main playa. It's about a 15 to 20 minute lovely walk there and then only about an 8 to 10 minute walk into town. Sebastien, one of the owners, and Michael, the manager, made our stay extra special. Both so helpful, kind and just awesome people in general. For more than a reasonable price, Michael made us a delicious breakfast each morning. Such a treat! We couldn't have asked for better hosts. Another perk was being able to use the two kayaks El Jardin has and paddle around the bay. So fun! I do want to make a note about Yelapa. It's beautiful with beautiful people who work and live there. It's a fairly calm but happy atmosphere. Say "hola" to the locals even if it's the only Spanish you know. Be kind and courteous to all you meet and your holiday will turn into a magical one. This is the kind of place to get in touch with nature and people. There are small tiendas not large super markets. There are fans not air conditioning. There is the ocean not infinity pools. So decide before hand if this is the place for you. Your feet will get dirty. You will get bug bites. But you will have an amazing experience if you're open to it. We can't wait to get back to Yelapa & El Jardin!
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Jardin Yelapa
Which popular attractions are close to El Jardin Yelapa?
Nearby attractions include Yelapa Waterfalls (0.5 miles), Yelapa Beach (0.6 miles), and Museo de Historia, Arte & Cultura de Yelapa (0.4 miles).
What are some restaurants close to El Jardin Yelapa?
Conveniently located restaurants include taqueria los Abuelos, CAFE BAHIA, and Ray's Place.