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Tropical Jungle House with Beach Access--Top Room

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3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1.5 bathrooms
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Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and only a couple-minute drive, or 10-minute walk (app. 1 km.), from Boca de Iguanas Beach, this place is ideal for nature lovers who wish to get off the beaten path into secluded paradise. Average temp. for the region is 81 F, so you will be happy to have all the natural shade this place provides--a lush micro-climate. Wake up to birdsong in the morning and step right into the tropical-deciduous ecosystem that hosts 330 different species of birds!

The space
This upper room has a thatch palm roof, mosquito netting on all windows, and plenty of ventilation and natural light. There is separate mosquito netting to go over the double bed and the single bed.

If you´d like to accommodate more people and/or have the house to yourself to avoid sharing common spaces, then consider renting the lower room as well which sleeps four: "Tropical Jungle House with Awesome Beach Access".

It´s probably best to plan on having a vehicle during your stay here as it is a 10-minute drive to the nearest sizable town La Manzanilla. However, taxi service is available in La Manzanilla.

Guest access
All of it, except the downstairs bedroom

Other things to note
This is a birder´s and beach-lover´s paradise!!! Surrounded by tropical-deciduous, mangrove, and beach ecosystems and agricultural land that host 327 different species of birds including 23 endemic species! Boca Beach is excellent for walking and boogie boarding, and fairly good for surfing at times!
Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and only a couple-minute drive, or 10-minute walk (app. 1 km.), from Boca de Iguanas Beach, this place is ideal for nature lovers who wish to get off the beaten path into secluded paradise. Average temp. for the region is 81 F, so you will be happy to have all the natural shade this place provides--a lush micro-climate. Wake up to birdsong in the morning and step right into th… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 hammock

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Garden
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Costalegre, Jalisco, Mexico

The neighborhood is quite friendly and generally quiet. There are four other houses in addition to mine in our little cul de sac. Three of them belong to Americans who are usually only there during the high tourist season from November through March or April. One of the houses belongs to a Mexican family and they are almost always there, which adds to the security of the neighborhood. They do have several dogs, but they are friendly (though they bark when you enter and exit) and also add to the security of the area. There´s also a few cats around the neighborhood.

The town of Boca de Iguanas does have a small grocery store, hotel, campground, restaurant and several private homes. It only takes a few minutes to drive to the Boca de Iguanas beach on a dirt road which is suitable for cars, and about 10 minutes to walk there.
Boca beach can also be good for surfing and is almost always good for boogie boarding except when the waves are too big, especially during the rainy season from June-September. Do exercise caution when the waves are big as they are generally accompanied by a strong rip tide. If the sea is too rough in Boca, then try swimming in La Manzanilla where it is always more tranquil. There is also an excellent restaurant in Boca de Iguanas called Chantli Mar.

The nearest town with amenities is La Manzanilla, which is about a 10-minute drive away. The best place to walk is to walk to Boca Beach and from there keep walking down the beach until you get to La Manzanilla (about an hour-long walk). The beach is quite nice for walking most of the year. During the rainy season, especially August and September, there can be storms that roll in and leave a lot of debris on the beach. Recommended beachfront restaurants for eating good seafood in La Manzanilla are Bahía Azul and Catos. For a little more upscale dining I recommend Martin´s (Mexican gourmet), Magnolias (international cuisine), Figaro (Italian) and Xacali (Mexican gourmet and pizza). The best tacos in town are at "Chop Chops" right on the street María Asunción. Also on the street María Asunción you can find Lydia´s Mini Market which has excellent selection of produce, etc. The Bamboo Bar is a great place to get drinks at sunset. La Manzanilla also has an art gallery.

Just a 20 minutes north of Boca de Iguanas there are some beautiful virgin beaches that are good for surfing and exploring in Arroyo Seco. About 35 minute north of Boca is the luxury resort of Careyes with world-renowned architecture and several top-notch restaurants as well as an impressive art gallery. The nearest bank is in Melaque, about 20 minutes south of Boca de Iguanas, but there is a cash machine in La Manzanilla now which accepts Mexican debit/credit cards.
The neighborhood is quite friendly and generally quiet. There are four other houses in addition to mine in our little cul de sac. Three of them belong to Americans who are usually only there during the high t…

Hosted by Dave

Joined in May 2016
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I’m am actor, activist and health coach living in Mexico City. I’m from Wyoming, US, and am bilingual (English and Spanish).
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM
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No smoking
Pets are allowed
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No carbon monoxide alarm
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