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!
- 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