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“Amazing Place!”
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Casa Pericos
Ranked #2 of 6 Yelapa B&B and Inns
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Place!”
Reviewed 22 March 2011

Swiss Family Robinson meets the Mexican Riviera! How cool is that? If you want something unique, and enjoy the hospitality of an on-premises owner and a ready and willing staff (who even went out for a drink with us one night) this is it! But that's Yelapa for you - it's small town Mexico all the way. We chatted with almost everyone we met along the seaside trail from the hotel in town, you couldn't help but be friendly , and that's a nice change of pace from the usual hotel. The wife's birthday was on the day we arrived and as promised, a delicious birthcake was waiting for us at the restaurant that the Casa Pericos concierge, Carolyn, reccommended. The best food and margaritas in town were at Tacos y Mas, but the bananna bread at Brisas was homemade and the lemonade was sweet and tart - just the thing to cut your thirst after a long walk to the waterfalls, which were also fantastic - we swam right up under the falls and enjoyed the incredible views along the way. In all respects,our two teenagers and the whole family loved this place which by itself is an accomplishment and such a great change of pace from the usual resort or hotel with a pool. Bring a flashlight and backpacks with your stuff is the best way to get from the water taxi to the hotel. The owner, Blair, couldn't have been more gracious.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 March 2011

My husband and I wanted to visit Puerto Vallarta, but after looking into lodging, we came across pictures of Casa Pericos in Yelapa and knew right away we had found our ideal vacation spot. The rooms are as beautiful as they appear online, but the staff and services they offer makes Pericos really special. Carolyn (consierge) started contacting us well before out trip by sending all sorts of information....documents and travel info, clothing and items to pack, lists of activities we might enjoy....everything! Because we had her book our day trips for us, we had the luxury of small intimate excursions provided by locals that she knew and trusted. We loved avoiding huge tour boats and crowds! We will never forget the fisherman that took us to the Marietas Islands, in his very small boat, stopping when he spotted a whale (which was really close to us!), and stopping again when a huge group of dolphins began swimming past our boat.

Yelapa is amazing. If you are looking to avoid big crowds and touristy shopping, you will love this charming and convivial fishing village. Also, there are some very good restaurants, they are reasonably priced but make sure to bring sufficient cash with you because there are no ATMs and very few places accept credit cards.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Innisfil, Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

stayed on second level for 3 days with another couple, carolyn was there to greet us along with the supplies we ordered where awaiting us at the palapa, the room and ammenities are first class, but keep in mind you are in the middle of the mexican jungle
if you do not like the outdoors and the occassional bugs I suggest you camp out elsewhere, not sure if I WOULD RECOMMEND FOR FAMILY WITH SMALL CHILDREN OR ELDERLY PEOPLE
the walk along the waters edge can be challanging at night especially if you have enjoyed a couple beverages, but if you love the outdoors and some moderate hiking you will love the location, the little town of yelepa is very old but has much charm and character as do the people of the village, AMAZING VALUE FOR THE UNIT ITSELF
hope to return in the near future, also meet the owner, really great guy, if you like a little adventure combined with romantic luxury, come here it is an experience of a lifetime

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed 15 January 2011

What a fantastic place! Took my husband and 2 children (15,14) to Casa Pericos after having been in Yelapa in early December. They were overwhelmed by how open it was at first and the sound of the crashing waves right below us at bedtime, but everybody kept gasping "This is amazing" at regular intervals so it was all good. We've never been campers so the outdoor/indoor experience is new to us. We left our bananas and avocados out one night and something ? ate them, plus a friendly cat came by for a visit one night and my husband and I woke up with it sleeping on our bed, which i was fine with but my husband, not so much. The penthouse is really gorgeous, everything you need and nothing you don't want ie. TV and DVD player. Our kids played cards which were plentiful in the suite. The only thing I feel I should mention is that the website made me think this was a hotel, with services and someone there to manage any needs. We were quite on our own for the first 2 days and only saw Carolyn briefly on our last evening, though in her defense she did email us in advance and ask if there were any services she could provide like stocking our fridge and booking us a whale watching tour etc. Had I not been to Yelapa before and known my way around, it would have been a little daunting. Shane did stay in touch with us via email though and was quick to respond to our queries. It sounds like maybe this was an aberration, there being no-one there so that's good. The suggestions for restaurants in the book they provided were great. Pollo Bollo was really good and Salitas had the most amazing tortilla soup I've ever had. All in all a very unique and special experience. Would like to rent out the whole place with a couple of families the next time.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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california
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

I especially enjoyed waking up to the sun coming over the mountain and across the bay, (while still in bed, of course). All the positive TripAdvisor postings were pretty much right on describing the visual excitement Casa Pericos presents. Discovering a place that is so architectually unique was a special addition. Very fairly priced for what you get and what you get is big, beautiful, and custom designed down to the finest detail. If you can swing it rent the Penthouse. You won't regret it! Hell, rent the whole damn place. Thats what the lucky people coming in after us did and I'll bet they'll have some stories to tell. The restaurants in town are excellent. Two of our favorites are Polla Bolla and Bahia. At Bahia, chef/owner Susan is a chef from the Bronx who trained in Paris. She makes just her own bread, grows tomatoes and lettuce, and everything we tried was simply perfect. She is open for breakfast and lunch. Pollo Bollo is a fun place to eat, cuz you'll see a huge cross section of the population while enjoying excellent BBQ. Bring a couple of flashlights. They supply the candelight. This is one sexy place.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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chicago
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

Casa Pericos is a beyond just a beautiful home. Having never been Yelapa, I feel we totally lucked out by discovering this treasure. We stayed on the second floor which was perfect for the two of us. We were able to see the Penthouse which will be perfect when we return with our friends. When we first arrived, the view made me cry (a good cry). The ocean and sky are literally right there for the taking, day and night. We saw shooting stars from our bed, and saw whales swimming almost every day. And if we needed a jungle fix, the view from the shower and out the kitchen window met that need as well. We were very impressed with the exotic and tropical decor, how clean it was, and the care taken in the smallest details of the home. (Blair, has great taste and is incredibly artistic and creative.)
The short walk to town was part of the fun, always something new to see. With so much to discover in Yelapa we would start our day early snacking on all the goodies stocked in our fridge from Carolyn, who exceeds the definition of concierge (she took care of everything!) and then choose our adventure for the day. But truthfully, one of the best parts of each day, was returning back to Casa Pericos and having cocktails with that ocean view and seeing the colors change as the sun set.
We had no need for mosquito netting, especially with the lovely breeze from the ocean. We felt completely safe and completely comfortable. As far as luggage, I had alot, and Carolyn arranged for some folks to carry our bags to our room. From the minute we stepped foot on Isabella's beach to the day we left, we felt our every need was taken care of.
Yelapa is a magical place. with wonderful people and an abundance of beauty. Casa Pericos made our stay just perfect.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed 4 January 2011

Pericos is the perfect balance between immersion and personal space. The architectural beauty offers perfect views of the entire bay and main beach while also giving you the personal freedom to relax and unwind at night. It is among the finest casas in all of Yelapa and will keep the locals wondering about exactly who you are to be staying in Pericos.

The first night we were there we saw Humpback whales from our balcony -- an excellent symbol foreshadowing the amazing 10-day trip to come. Carolyn made the trip an easy and joyful transition from hectic travel to the completely calming Pericos. She stocked our kitchen with everything we needed for a few days, including a great margarita mix, complete with Tequila. She also patiently answered our many questions about the town, restaurants and things we wanted to do like snorkel at a coral reef and paddle around the bay in the Pericos-owned kayaks. Come here and you'll want to stay... for a very, very long time. In fact some people never go home, as there is an expat community.

Do be prepared for two things: 1. There are no real barriers between you and the ocean. It took some time to get used to the waves at night while sleeping... but we're from Colorado and grew to love it each night. 2. It is a 5 min walk to town. A magnificently beautiful walk on a very good path, but may be trouble for elderly with knee/joint problems and sometimes you have to time the waves just right or risk getting wet.

Yelapa was like a paradise for my whole family and Pericos the oasis deep inside.

Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Casa Pericos
Address: Huachanango 51, Yelapa 48440, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Costalegre > Yelapa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Yelapa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Pericos 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Pericos, located on "The Point" in Yelapa only a few palapas down from Isabel's Beach, is the newest and most finely appointed Guest House/Vacation Rental in Yelapa. Casa Pericos, which translates as "House of the Parrots", are three romantic Indonesian-inspired loft suites rising within a beautiful jungle canopy filled with parrots and butterflies directly on the ocean. All three romantic Indonesian-inspired loft suites of Casa Pericos sleep up to 14 when rented together, but may be easily closed off to be two or three very spacious lofts, all with private baths and separate kitchens to accommodate our guest's needs.With breathtaking ocean and jungle views, calm warm ocean breezes, and waters teaming sea life literally at your front door, you will immediately understand why people are instantly lured to jump into the water before they even unpack. Once settled in, take a soak in our Zen Soaking tub with expansive jungle and ocean views, or shower in our private outdoor shower pavilion, before enjoying a margarita on your balcony overlooking Banderas Bay. We are located in the quietest area of Yelapa on The Point, yet Casa Pericos is only a five minute walk to the village restaurants and two locals dance clubs, or 20 minutes walking to the main beach or nearest waterfall. Begin your journey with us below as we explore each of our three Indonesian-inspired loft suites at Casa Pericos and the eco-barefoot experience Yelapa offers! ... more   less 
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