When disembarking from the water taxi at Yelapa pier, check and account for your entire luggage. The boat taxi mate will usually unload it for you. Look to the west from the pier and you can see the Casa arches on a high bluff peninsula. By prearrangement a representative from the Casa will meet you. If not, porters will vie for permission to take your luggage. Just tell them you're going to Casa Milagros and agree on a price before you allow them to load your luggage on their shoulders – usually it is $50 pesos per bag (sometimes very large or heavy bags will be slightly more), you pay on arrival at the house. They'll lead you along a shoreline path to Casa Milagros, a 10-15 minute walk for one in good physical condition. Take your time climbing the 182 cobbled steps; pause and enjoy the scenery. The panorama is worth the climb.