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“"Wherever you go, go with all your heart.“  -Confucius - Yelapa Oasis!”
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Yelapa Oasis
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Yelapa
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“"Wherever you go, go with all your heart.“  -Confucius - Yelapa Oasis!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

Merry Christmas Sebastian & Family! Will be back November, 2012 to visit your sanctuary, enjoy your genuine hospitality, and relax over drinks and your amazing pizza! For simply meandering down a jungle path after visiting the village of Yelapa in November, 2011, and wandering into your property because it looked like somewhere special, the four of us were warmly welcomed into your lives for food, drink and peacefulness....... "my home is yours...."
This "oasis" is the essence of Yelapa - not to be missed - and to be heartwarmingly basked in while being treated to the simpler, more joyful, finer things humankind has to offer - offered and shared for the right reasons, and from an honest place.......may the Oasis shine in 2012! See you in November - we will need three nights! Lori, Mike, Susie & Luka
Lori, Mike, Susie & Luka

Room Tip: We didn't sleep here - stopped because the property was stunning and we were curious as to what...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

My partner and I just stayed one night in Casita #5, facing the river. Oasis' host and owner greeted us upon our arrival early in the afternoon. We didn't have a reservation and just walked in off the path. After an afternoon of beautiful explorations around Yelapa, we settled in for a completely delicious and decadent meal at the Oasis restaurant, a 20 second walk from our casita. The food was delicious, the setting incredibly luxurious and tropical. Bossa Nova played softly over the sound system, overlaid with a symphony of crickets and other noctural chirping birds. Ground-mounted flood lights lit up the nearby trees in the yard. The casita itself was gorgeous, open-air, made out of beautifully stained and lacquered bamboo and reeds with a thatched roof, all held together with twin and ropes and mounted on a simple concrete foundation. Our "living room" area was perfect for reclining and watching the nearby river flow by, with all of the activity of birds in and along the water, and of people crossing the nearby path to get from one side of town to the other. Sleeping in the mosquito net was wonderful - being IN the jungle, and yet safe from any unwelcomed winged visitors. As a city dweller, it was amazing to me at how noisy the natural jungle is at night, mostly with birds flying and squawking now and then. For me, I ended up using earplugs, but my partner was fine.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

Our first trip to Puerto Vallarta a few years ago was actually just a stop-over. Our destination for the week was Yelapa, a 30 minute boat ride from Vallarta. We had been looking for an out-of-the-way location. We chose the Yelapa Oasis and we found exactly what we wanted.

Don't expect to be pampered, at least not in the manner you'd expect in PVR. Yelapa is a laid back, low key kind of place and the Oasis matches it perfectly. The casitas had thatched or tin roofs. The thatched "screen windows" open to the view of magnificent gardens. There are swaying palms providing shade and the beach (just across the river from the Oasis) is the perfect spot to relax, work on your tan and indulge at the beach bars.

The Oasis has a wonderful bar and restaurant. While it would be rare for them to have more than ten overnight guests, the restauant was busy with ex-pats and travellers every night. Most evenings they'd have live entertainment after dinner. When we were there a folk singer by the name of "Gabriella" was on the bill. A friend of the owners', she was the classic troubador, singing for her keep and creating a special atmosphere for guests.

The village is still sleepy... electrical power arrived about 10 years ago. They are now on the grid with high-speed Internet available in many village restaurants and accomodations but you still have the sense that this is a place where you could go and no one would find you.

For the adventurous you can go hiking to a spectacular waterfall, para sailing, horseback riding and more. For the not-so-adventurous... there is a small waterfall with a little restaurant on the edge of the village, a very interesting cemetery and that laid back beach (be sure to sample the Yelapa Pie Lady's great pies).

Yelapa is a great place to unwind and Yelapa Oasis lets you do it in style.

Room Tip: Casitas 4 & 5 are the most private.
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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

Sunday night: sitting upstairs and listening to Ron Doering playing jazz. Looking out to the jungle, the moonlit lagoon and the gentle bay water beyond. The friendly waiter arrives with my dessert: Chocolate souffle served with a scoop of icecream. Is this heaven? Close. It's the Yelapa Oasis!!

Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

My partner and I were walking back to our hotel room when we ran into this great place and walked in. The new owner Sebastian took such good care of us that we went back for dinner.
Dinner was excellent and the drinks as well. This place is a most do!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

I just started work in Yelapa for the season and was worried about feeling comfortable in a new and strange envronment. Oasis welcomed me with open arms, literally, and I feel like part of the family. I stop here almost everyday to chat with owners and new friends Sabastian, his wife Natalia, and dearest mother Cheryl. The resort is gorgeous and very clean, as well as centrally located as you can get. Steps to both the beach and the village, yet tucked away from all the noise at night. Food is outstanding, be sure to try the pizza at lunch and ceviche at dinner. The bar offers a good selection of beer and tequila, as well as other spirits. Best of all though is the staff, they will point you in the right direction and you will leave Yelapa enlightened, which is truely priceless. Not to be missed.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Vancouver B.C. Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

Visited the Oasis and had a great meal, and drinks. They also have movies (good ones) every Friday. Cheryl, and Sebastian have taken over the Oasis, and are breathing new life into this location.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Additional Information about Yelapa Oasis

Property: Yelapa Oasis
Address: Privada Marlin 4 | By the river, steps from the main beach, Yelapa 48440, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Costalegre > Yelapa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Yelapa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique Hotel, Restaurant and Bar where the simple becomes extraordinary. Cozy and very peaceful accommodations amid lush tropical gardens. Courtesy high-speed internet and continental breakfast. Casual elegance, a mellow atmosphere, and warm personal attention. Outstanding original dishes with organic local ingredients, with an excellent wine and bar selection specializing in local tequilas. Art shows, special events, and the best live music stage in town. We are on the shores of the Tuito River, just steps from the main beach in Yelapa, a short boat ride from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. ... more   less 
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