Casa Pericos, undoubtedly, a beautiful place, with a beautiful view, tastefully done. But there are draw backs.
First, it is the getting to Yelapa by water taxi from the Vallarta Beach. There is no dock. Perhaps there will be someday but as of now it is up to you to get in the surf and get a hand-up into the pitching boat, then the suitcases are thrown in along with the bags of oranges,limes, toilet paper, cases of beer, and other staples beside people, going to Yelapa. I am 73 and very agile and strong, as is my husband, but what if you are not? The young couple in the boat with us had their smallest child , a seven year old , fall into the water while trying to board the boat. She was fine, but soaking wet. It is the same when you get to Casa Pericos. There is a dock in Yelapa, but it is far away from Casa Pericos, so you are deposited on the beach closer to the house, again quite perilous. Ask for the dock, and then get help dragging your suitcases up and down a slippery stone path, that is the only path in the whole town.
In a way, I loved the remoteness, because it protects the little puebla from high rises and too much tourism. The romance of going to a little village on the sea in the middle of a jungle is enticing, but there is little time for romance, negotiating steep wet paths for a LONG way to get to a sunny beach, the grocery store, the beer store, the restaurants. Especially with a ten year old and a three year old, the latter having to be carried a great deal of the time.
Anyway when I rented this place for my family and grandchildren, it seemed a lovely place, built right on the beach, in front of a jungle. And so it is, but there is never any sun on the palapa and so mornings and late afternoons it is cold and extremely damp. It faces north with a steep mountain behind it and the ocean breeze comes through the open walls and the sun never dries anything out. We had about 40 really wet towels by the end of the week, the 2 bathing suits we each brought never dried and the bedding was damp when you got in at night.The smell of mildew, especially on the top floor is horrendous!
The hot tub was never hot. I think they were trying to save propane and electricity. The stove broke and the ice box during our stay, but were miraculously fixed by the caretaker. To have a three year old in the apartment was a constant worry as there is no real safety rails on the ramps and around the central opening on the top floor. It is definitely NOT child proof or safe.
For what the owners think is high end is relative to the place and not to what I would consider anything close to luxury.( For luxury, go to Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta. ) Not alot of bang for the buck!.
We did have a wonderful time and the fishing was great and the arrangements made by the concierge were all well done and attentive.
Perhaps in the summer you would be grateful not to have any sun, but in December it was sorely lacking.
And one more thing, it is more like an apartment and not a hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Casa Pericos Hotel Yelapa
- Casa Pericos Mexico/Yelapa