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Casa Coco & Coco Cabana
Ranked #6 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Yelapa
Reviewed March 16, 2010

It was everything we could have wished for: the mornings sitting on the upstairs balcony having coffee were just amazing, so peaceful and lush and generally fabulous. I wanted to tell you what a nice surprise it was to find that every chair in the place was really comfortable. Might seem like an odd comment but I have a sore back from too much time at the computer so I really appreciated that.

Felipe and Yanet were just wonderful. Friendly, helpful (more on that later) and just plain lovely people. The dinners (we had two) cooked by Yanet were a real treat, and she is such a lovely young woman. Between a lot of sign language, our pathetic Spanish and her very limited English we had quite a good conversation. Felipe was so helpful, his English is better than Yanet's, so we were able to communicate a bit more freely. He was very attentive and respectful of our privacy.

For our return home we were concerned about the timing as our plane left at 12:50 on Sunday. Felipe took us in his boat to Boca then drove us to the airport and we arrived in very good time. So we did not have to worry. The weather had been a bit unpredictable, stormy, windy and quite cool for a couple of days and parts of the others so we were concerned about how the sea was for leaving. It turned out to be a calm beautiful day. We saw a whale on the way to Boca and had seen one from the balcony a couple of days before we left. Bonus!

All in all it was a lovely relaxing time. Our first day we wondered what we should do then figured it out: nothing. We swam, walked to the pueblo, ate out, visited Kuya's sister who stays there in the winter, walked up to the waterfall, wandered around up river and got to see the rural part of the place which is much nicer than the tourist areas. The food was exceptional!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2010

Casa Coco is a delightful open-air house perched on a hill overlooking the Bahia de Banderas in Yelapa, Mexico. It is a charming, simple house but has all you need -- and the view is unbelieveable. It's rustic and far from civilization, cars, cities, consumerism -- but that's why you go to Yelapa. The caretaker, Felipe, and his wife, Yanet, made us feel at home and everyone in Yelapa is friendly. A lovely resort called Verana, that can take only 16 guests, is a short walk from the house. We had lunch there and it was great. We had a great time and miss it already.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

We stayed at Coco Cabana in early January of 2010 for a couple of nights. It's a very beautiful romantic quiet place with close proximity to the village but just far enough away to have total privacy.

We really enjoyed just hanging out on the Coco's terrace, sipping coffee or tea, while observing flocks of exotic birds flying over the canopy of the jungle or taking in the vast views of the Banderas Bay. Several times we spotted the whales right from the terrace - a really magical experience.

Although, the village has plenty of restaurants where we ventured out for dinner - we really enjoyed making our own breakfast at Coco Cabana. The kitchen is very well stocked with all the pots, pans, utensils, etc. Having breakfast on the terrace was another highlight of our stay.

Our whole experience at Coco was truly fantastic. We only wished we could've stayed longer, (which we intend to do next time.)

Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2009

I f you ask yourself: will I ever get there? not to worry you will and it will be worth every minute of your trip, every stone you stepped on, every nook and crany you have encountered. Waken up in the morning by the sound of exotic birds and sitting on the porch with a cup of java in your hand watching the dolphind jump around will make you feel that nothing else matters. The peace, the calm, the blue seas and the beauty of it all will surround you and will make you feel that there is no place on earth as close to nature as Yelapa is.
Everything else is just as good from the margaritas at Pollo-Bollo, the dancing at the Yacht Club, the massages at the day spa, the friendliness of the locals. There is nothing to frown about - go for it - for more details look into
www.cocoinyelapa.com

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2009

I recently returned to Mexico and selected Yelapa for my vacation with the objective of relaxing, recharging and stepping out of the stresses of today's roiling financial markets. I led a group of friends to Casa Coco and Coco Cabana. The entire Coco compound is exquisite. Situated high above the Yelapa cove with unobstructed white water views of the Pacific the view, air quality and breezes were most rejuvenating. Each morning we awoke to see whales transiting north and south 100 yards off the coast. It's spectacular, and a terrific value.

As an added benefit, Casa Coco and Coco Cabana are closely situated to the Verana day spa which is first rate.

We have already booked our return.

Sincerely, bruce c, new york city.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2009

Two couples enjoyed a 3 night stay in Casa Coco in late February 2009. We were given excellent directions for arrival, although we still felt nervous not knowing what to expect. The owners were available by phone prior to our departure from Puerto Vallarta, and we knew someone would be greeting us at Playa Isabel. It is quite a hike to the Casa. We advise to not overpack. The trail is uneven and there are about 100 steps up the final leg, but so worth it! The house was very comfortable with a fantastic view. Kitchen is well stocked with enough to prepare meals with. The beds were comfy. A flashlight is needed as the jungle is pitch black at night, but WHAT an experience you never have in a city! It is about a 15-20 minute hike to the village where we found good breakfast meals and tiendas with enough supplies to make a great meal. Have Yanet prepare a dinner for you. She is delightful, a good cook, and we enjoyed communicating in our beginning Spanish. Dinner was enough for two nights. She even cleaned up. The website photos are accurate and exactly what you will encounter. Felipe helped us with our luggage when departing. Leaving Yelapa from Playa Isabel was confusing because once standing at the beach with luggage we were not quite sure the water taxi would arrive. Had our Spanish been a lot better we would most likely have known as Felipe did explain the procedure to us. Everyone should have the opportunity to stay at Casa Coco.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2009

This is a must for a tranquille vacation in a secluded jungle atmosphere. The house is unbelievalbly charming with breath taking views from every spot on the property.
If you travel to puerto vallarta this is a must addition or go straight to yalapa.


Chris

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Casa Coco & Coco Cabana

Address: Huachinango, Yelapa, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Costalegre > Yelapa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Yelapa
Price Range: $100 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CASA COCO is a large renovated house fronted by a sun filled terrace stretching the whole length of the house and beyond. Based on a traditional Mexican style, the spacious living/kitchen area is open without shutters. The two large bedroom suites with Queen Size beds on the main floor, one of which with its own terrace overlooking the ocean, are separated by a small courtyard with a fountain. Upstairs, you find a cozy sitting/reading area with balconies and a large bedroom area with two single beds and balconies. We just added a private sunbathing sand terrace close to the house and yet hidden for the comfort and pleasure of sun fans. Nestled on the side of the mountain amidst luxuriant tropical vegetation teaming with wild exotic birds both houses offer panoramic vistas of the Pacific, the mountain, Puerto Vallarta in the distance and the beach. In season you may even be lucky to see the whales and dolphins play right below. Truly one of the best locations in Yelapa. CASA COCO as well as our other house on the property COCO CABANA are equipped with radio/CD/I-pod players, games and some reading material. Towels, bed sheets, soap, shampoo/conditioner and body lotions will be provided. Both houses can be shared by the same group of people but offer complete privacy to separate parties each with its own entrance walkway and terraces. Casa Coco and Coco Cabana are designed to balance luxury and openness to nature. The furniture is Mexican in style with much hand carved wood. There are no windows but mahogany louvers for comfort and privacy. ... more   less 

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