À propos de ce logement
Upstairs hammock area with 360-degree-view of subtropical rainforest. Half-bath and rustic cooking possibility upstairs; and outdoor camping shower in the garden. Escape from the hustle & bustle!
This really connects you with nature. Step out from underneath the palapa roof at night and have a fantastic view of the milky way, away from light pollution. No alarm clock needed: an orchestra of tropical birds will be singing for you! Keep in mind that this is the subtropical rain forest. Since summer 2012, we have been seeing more rain than usual. Be prepared for 60 - 80 % humidity at times. The official rain season is from June to November. There is great hiking for rainy days, or you can visit one of the magical cave cenotes, like the 7 Bocas Cenote at 1 km behind the village of Central Vallarta. You can walk there.
Accès des voyageurs
You have access to the shared half-bath, gas stove and the deck upstairs, and the outdoor camping shower in the garden. Basic breakfast is supplied, and you can fix simple meals on the stove. It's best to pick up some groceries and drinking water on your way from the airport to be prepared. Please remove all food scraps into the trash, under no circumstances in the toilet, and wash the dishes downstairs by the water heater.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
You will be welcomed and introduced by either me or someone who speaks your language. If I'm around, I'd be happy to take you on one of my Project Mayan Encounter eco-tours that I have been operating since 2008. The upstairs hammock area has capacity for 3 hammocks at the same time. For people who are not used to hammocks, I have 3 folding beds. Generally you have the entire palapa and the half-bath to yourself. The shower is an outdoor-camping shower in the garden, and you can heat the water bag up in the sun to have warm water. The ground level of the house may be rented to other travelers, or occupied by the owner.
By default you will experience how most Maya sleep - even today: in a hammock with a mosquito net. We can arrange for a guest bed upon demand though.
As is common in south-east Mexico, we don't throw toilet paper into the toilet, but in an extra bin that is next to the toilet. THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE, specially for people who are not used to this. We had to open and unclog the blackwater tubes twice since the house became a vacation rerntal in December 2013. Not a nice job. The house is on a plant-based water purification system. Also please only use biodegradable shampoo and soap to not contaminate the water well. My house cleaners are edible: I use baking powder and simple vinegar. Fruit waste goes on the compost to produce precious planting soil, and anything else will be collected and sorted out by the waste management company in Cancun. I usually bring metal, paper and glass to a separate recycling place at the corner of the country road and highway 307. Please do not pour any toxic material on the soil.
SMOKING: Only outside, and please be very conscious to extinguish your buds well (in water or sand), to avoid wildfires since we are in a protected nature reserve.
FOOD: Please don't leave food out as it attracts cockroaches and other unwanted creatures. Also Tejones (coatimundi) are attracted, and although they are cute, they will rip the mosquito netting and take over the place. Remember: ants and spiders hate clean surfaces. Ants have an extraordinary sense of smell, so wipe away any fruit sprinkles before you attracted an army of ants.
WILDLIFE: They were here before us, and we need to respect their space. I "escort" tarantulas and alacranes (black scorpions) outside with a cut-off 2-liter plastic bottle and a manila folder as a lid. To be safe, stay on the trail. Snakes will slither away when they hear your footsteps, and usually none of the creatures has an interest to attack us humans unless they feel threatened by us. I usually leave the giant spider webs in the trees close to the house as they help keeping the mosquitos in check. Also interesting to know: the smaller, reddish scorpions are more poisonous than the larger black ones. Just move things regularly and avoid hasty motions. They only sting when they feel threatened. I got stung when I put on my work glove without checking. You'll experience quite some numbness, but there is no reason for going to the hospital. My Maya neighbors recommend sucking a lime to lower the pain. If you spend intense time in the bushes, you will notice insect bites that look like mosquito bites. They are a form of fleas, and if you scratch the bite it will itch even more. Bring tea tree oil, Tiger Balm, or rubbing alcohol and treat the spots (arm pits, belt line, crack, bikini line). After a few days you'll be fine.
PEACE: That's probably why you are here anyway... so let's be respectful and keep the noise level quiet after 10:00 pm, if the downstairs part or the camper are occupied.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 24 heures avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 24 heures précédant le voyage, la première nuit n'est pas remboursable.
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I'm dedicated to creating conscious travel alternatives that can be adapted to include seniors and wheelchair travelers, My goal is support the Mayan communities and local small businesses by flowing as much income from tourism as possible directly to them. Respecting the local environment and Mother Nature is the governing law for my business, Project Mayan Encounter.