I stayed at Casa de Armonia for almost 2 weeks in Jan 2015 and had a very relaxing time. The weather was perfect and there were not very many insects around. The casa is very private and way off the beaten track, the only sights and sounds are from the jungle and ocean. It is about a 10 to 15 minute hike to get to the little beach Playa Isabel and to the village of Yelapa where there are several little grocery stores and excellent restaurants. The hike into town is up and down the beautiful jungle trails, with glimpses of water, and on a rock path alongside the ocean. It is another 10 to 15 minutes hike to get to the big beach or you can take a water taxi from Playa Isabel or from the village pier to the big beach.
Angelika is a very gracious host who will help you with anything you need during your visit in Yelapa and the casa has everything you need to be self-sufficient and comfortable. There is even a washing machine, which is very nice to have access to while on vacation. The pictures on the website don't do this property justice! You need to experience it yourself, I would totally recommend this rental for anyone who wants a quiet and peaceful vacation. But f you want some excitement there is usually something going on in the village at night for entertainment such as disco or live music or you can sign up for a sightseeing adventure. Yelapa also has lots of hiking trails, 2 waterfalls, horseback riding, paragliding with Chris which is awesome, massage therapists, 2 beaches, and many other activities.
There is wifi available at the casa but don't expect to be able to watch Netflix or run your business with it but it is useful to be able to check your email and for light web surfing as signal strength allows. There is high speed wifi available at most of the restaurants in the village if you need it.
Note: be sure to generously tip the person who hauls your bags from the boat to the casa when you arrive and back to the boat when you leave, 100 pesos per bag each way :)
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