About

Sun drenched jungles bearing fresh, ripe fruits nourish the hearts and artistry of life on Banderas Bay. Dance the night away in Puerto Vallarta then travel by ocean taxi to southern fishing villages like Boca and Pizota where you step back to a time where community thrives. Knowing the locals is key to friendly stays, mouthwatering fare, handcrafted art, and a sense of wellbeing that stays with you months after you return home!

White Pelican Guest House is here to connect you to the best Puerto Vallarta and The Bay of Banderas have to offer.

The White Pelican herself is best known by family and friends as Annette Hayden. A Pacific native, Annette was born to two U.S. Navy sailors in Honolulu in 1961. Raised mostly in San Diego where she spent every free moment at the beach, Annette transplanted to Oregon at the age of 18 where her family retired. A career in export law, and four children of her own left little time for travel until finally the day came that her life was hers to adventure as she pleased. It was that first trip to Puerto Vallarta that captured her heart and re-ignited her spirit – as she watched spellbound, the American White Pelicans dancing in the blue skies then diving boldly to the ocean waves. It was that moment the White Pelican Guest House was born!