The Casas

Casa Mariposa has a traditional palapa thatch roof that keeps it cool, with open construction to let the breezes through. Featuring a full kitchen, bathroom, three sleeping spaces and a loft bedroom with a sunny deck, Casa Mariposa comes fully furnished. Downstairs in the main casa is a queen hanging bed and additional wide futon sleeping couch. Upstairs is another queen bed, and a deck overlooking the beach and bay for your morning yoga or coffee. The tiled bathroom doubles as your locking storage space for valuables.

The fully equipped kitchen (with propane stove and electric fridge), plentiful plates, cutlery and linens in the dining area, and plenty of hot water for the shower ensure that your stay will be comfortable and cozy. Casa Mariposa is perfect for families of 4 to 5 people, or two couples, or it can accommodate three single folk.

Casa Iguana was the original house on the property, built 45 years ago. With a large dining table and big sitting area, it is perfect for entertaining. The upstairs loft space provides 2 queen beds and the downstairs living room has additional sleeping on the built-in bancos. Casa Iguana has a traditional bath house separate from the living area, with a shower and tiled tub. There’s nothing quite like bathing in the tropical outdoors in your own bath house! You may be lucky enough to witness a flock of parakeets feeding in a nearby tree or watch the tijeras (giant swallows) gracefully swirling on the updrafts over Yelapa Bay.

Casa Amapa Living Area

The Casita on Emilio's Property

Casa Mariposa Upstairs Bedroom

Casa Iguana Upstairs Bedroom

Casa Iguana Bath House


Together the two houses can accommodate 6 to10
people, which could be perfect for your family reunion
or other special gathering. Separately they provide
an affordable and beautiful traditional living space
for your vacation in the jungle paradise of Yelapa.

Additional accommodations nearby are available
from our friend and landlord Emilio Joya:

Casa Amapa is named for the big hardwood tree
that the outside covered veranda is built around. It
has 2 sleeping spaces, one downstairs and one up
in the loft. With a view down over the treetops to the
bay but hidden in the family garden, you will feel
protected and private within the family compound.

The Casita is a spacious apartment in the Joya family
garden, built on top of the family’s residence. This
quiet retreat has rooftop decks with grand views of
the bay.

Contact Emilio Joya directly to rent either of these two
homes in his large and verdant garden.

011 52 322 209 5158.