This is how a trip to Mexico should be. Its wild and rustic, beautiful and relaxing. You need to plan for food with nothing close for groceries but the short 40 minute hike to Chimo has everything that you really need. In Los Chonchos, no one is trying to sell you jewelry, or time shares or whatever else they might think you need. This place is a Gem! This place is glamour camping at its best. Mike has done a great job of stocking the the hut with coffee press, hand crank blender, sharp knifes, dishes etc. If you don't truly love nature stay in PV.
Beauty beaches great functional palapa with no issues with any services . Quiet and even to send e mail to parents from SE corner of deck. Off Grid living at its finest . Crashing waves and special skywatching at night right from your comfy mosquito- netted bed.
Magical experience : Mike was great in providing all the information for my stay and super pleasant to deal with . Pricey for us poor Canadians with the dollar the way it is these days but it's only money isn't it (?)
I will be returning next year as Mike said they give 20 per off for returning guests. That will help. Los Chonchos is Special.
Los Chonchos is a tropical paradise--a place that reminded me of childhood dreams of running away from home, stowing aboard a schooner, being shipwrecked and washing up on a secluded and pristine sandy beach with the jungle and fluted mountains rising behind it. You can tell I needed a vacation and a stay at Mike and Lara's beautiful and serene traditional Mexican palapa, tucked into the jungle and only steps from the first of three amazing secluded beaches met all my hopes and expectations for a perfect getaway. I swam, kayaked, snorkled in clear, warm green-hued water, and walked along beautiful sandy beaches where the only footprints were mine. I got to know a community of wonderful, welcoming owners who quickly became friends, invited me to dinner gatherings and shared life stories and experiences of Los Chonchos. There were wonderful and helpful people from the village of Chimo who met our water taxi and took my bags from the boat and carried them to Casa de Pirata--thank you Chileno and Ruben. Chileno's quick hand kept me from tumbling into the surf. The town of Chimo is a delight--wonderful meals at Antonio's and Arturo's. Evenings were special--I had downloaded Mexican music and listening to music, while enjoying a night cap and lying in a hammock, hearing the surf and watching the full moon rise was magical. You can be as private and as social as you want at Los Chonchos but you will be drawn into the natural rhythyms of the place. Conversation slows down and becomes more meaningful when you sit on a beach gazing out at the water you have just been snorkling on and as the whales come by you get a sense of what it feels like to be part of something beyond our human self-interests. You remember again what it is to be humbled, nurtured and sustained by by natures beauty and 'bounty'. Mike (the owner of Casa de Pirata) was incredibly helpful in the preparations for my journey and stay. Thank you to him and Lara, Mike's daughter for sharing, not just their palapa, but their love of Los Chonchos. My only regret was leaving--my stay was far too short. But I am already planning my return.
A beautiful part of Mexico. Mike, the owner, is very helpful, attentive and responsive to emails. Wonderful!