Exotic Oceanfront Beach Retreat; Casa Blanca
Greetings Casa Lovers, "In case you hadn't noticed, Dennis and I are no longer listed as Manager/Owner of Casa Blanca but rather Rick & Lisa. Have no fear, nothing has changed! We have decided to spend more time with our Grand kids and traveling.You are in great hands with Rick & Lisa All the best,Debbie and Dennis." Hello, We are Rick and Lisa. We live and work in Northern California on the historical Ridgewood Ranch where the famous little racehorse Seabiscuit retired. We enjoy traveling and the great outdoors, which led us to Casa Blanca, what a find!! Lisa and I travel to Casa Blanca as often as possible. We found our little slice of Heaven in Mexico and are so excited to share it with you!
Rick purchased this House in 2005
Why Rick chose Mexico
Lisa and I spent time looking for a vacation retreat in Mexico, we wanted an oceanfront property in a quiet location away from the big city hustle and bustle. We found it all here in paradise.
What makes this House unique
rest, relax, explore, read, write, whale watching, wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, yoga, shelling.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking allowed on patio.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
You may reading and wondering 40+ reviews with 5 stars? How can this be?
Where is this place?? This place is a perfect get away and over all adventure!! If you truly want a quiet vacation, off the grid, without sacrificing the comforts of home, then this property is the ticket!! The property description and pictures are exactly what you walk in too. Prior to arrival, Rick, the owner, will answer every question you have. We hired Jesus to pick us up at the airport, take us grocery shopping, and to deliver us to Boca. Jesus is great and extremely reliable. Jesus deserves 5/5 stars!! The water taxis are punctual. The walk to Chimo for lunch was a beautiful hike. During our stay, we were able to see whales and a ton of dolphins swimming in the ocean. I went fishing and caught a red snapper from the shore. There are so many species of birds. We are glad we brought binoculars. Chilino and his helper are waiting on the beach for your arrival. They carry your bags directly to your palapa. They also rake the paths clean of leaves every day. The only disappointment would be to not go and experience this pristine untouched beautiful landscape. If my wife and I were to do anything different, we would add 1 day at the beginning and end of the trip to stay in PVO. Thank you Rick for sharing your beautiful property!! My wife and I will definitely go back!!
Nice break from the media.
Overall we had a wonderful time. The walk to Chimo was more taxing than I had anticipated. Even tho we walk frequently for excercise, the steep inclines were taxing. Comfortable shoes and a bottle of water would be required. The meals at Socios were worth the walks. Very fresh seafood...and cold beer. On one excursion, we took the kayak to Chimo. Much faster way to get there. On our way back we heard the blow sounds of whales. Two of them swimming beside each other, surfaced just yards away from us. A very exhilarating experience. It was remarkably quiet despite a few other palapas in the vicinity. Viewing stars in the black sky nights was relaxing. The palapa itself is not new. It was showing some weather. It was a vacation that we will not forget.
Fantastic, relaxing palapa!
This palapa was simply outstanding. We were able to relish the beauty of the ocean while enjoying the lovely accommodations. Some of the marvelous activities we did during our 7 days were: hiking on a neat trail to Chimo (takes about 45 minutes), reading fun books while sitting on the sandy beaches (one was right near us, the other a 10-minute walk up a sweet jungle path), cooking in our little well-equipped kitchen, (with fresh ingredients from both Boca and Chimo), star-gazing at night (many nights we could see the Milky Way and oh so many stars), whale watching, bird watching, kayaking, swimming, doing some light yoga, and Sky played his fiddle. All the while we were relaxed and happy. As guests in this little palapa village, we were well looked after by two kind-hearted gentleman: they were responsive to our needs and yet very unobtrusive. The palapa itself is situated for privacy and peace. We both wished we could have stayed even longer, it was a treasure for our spirits! To get to Chonchos, we flew into Puerto Vallarta and enjoyed 2 nights there before taking a local bus to Boca de Tomatlan (exciting ride!). Then we cruised from there to Chonchos beach in a water taxi (refreshing and pretty scenery). Many Thanks to Rick and Lisa for sharing their palapa in this charming paradise.
Exactly as the photos show
One of the best vacations we’ve had. Complete relaxation and adventure all in one. Be prepared for the walk to chonchos from Chimo. We were wearing only flip flops and wish we had our walking shoes handy to put on. Everyone at Chonchos is extremely helpful in showing you the ropes. We spent a couple days exploring Yelapa which is a interesting village as well.
One of the best experiences was lying in bed in the mornings and watching the whales go past. We did some snorkeling right at Chonchos and was amazed at the variety of fish. Unfortunately the water was to rough for kayaking.
We plan to go back soon.
Thanks Rick for everything.
Perfect off-grid vacation
I've been before... I'll come again. This place is beyond perfection...
We had all meals catered by a local chef using local seafood and produce... A practically private beach, jungle hikes (with stunning ocean views), and a view of whales from our bedroom...
You can't beat Casa Blanca and Los Chonchos for a "disconnect from society".
We had the pleasure of a Thanksgiving on the beach this time... it was welcoming, delicious, and a great way to avoid the dishes!!
Thank you, Rick. I'm grateful for you and your perfect palapa.
Unique and peaceful location
Beautiful location; we really enjoyed the quiet and remote feeling of the area. The snorkeling, kayaking, and beach walking were fantastic.
The water taxi stops twice daily at Los Chonchos. You can hop on the boat in the morning and spend a day in Yelapa, a nearby village for about $10 per person for the water taxi. A great hike is a two mile walk to the small village Chimo where you can buy groceries or have lunch at a seaside restaurant.