Boat Trip to Yelapa
Boat Trip to Yelapa
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 48300
Boat Trip to Yelapa Description
The tiny fishing village of Yelapa, located in one of the southernmost inlets in Banderas Bay, is accessible only by boat, which makes it the perfect way to have a "Robinson Crusoe" style beach adventure. There's almost nothing here but a gorgeous white sand beach, a few restaurants, and a handful of guest houses, cafes and shops. Day trips to Yelapa have become a "must-do" for adventure-minded visitors, but if you have the time, do what we did and spend the night. Once the last water taxi sails out of the harbor, you've got the deserted all to yourselves, with no one to get between you and a psychedelic sunset. It's a tad rugged — you'll want plenty of bug spray, and kids will have hours of fun chasing the tiny crabs that live in holes in the sand.
Toddlers & Pre-K: This all-day beach outing has something for everyone. The water taxis are safe boats, with seats and sidewalls, so bringing a baby or toddler shouldn't be a problem as long as you keep a close watch over your child.
School-Age Kids: Older kids will like the great swimming and snorkeling, as well as the many options for good eats.
Pre-Teens & Teens: The short hike up to the town's waterfall will appeal to preteens and teens, who can swim under the waterfall, jump off the rocks, and find other ways to get into trouble.
- Go on your own if you wish to save money.While there are guided trips to Yelapa, it's a simple town to get around so it's easy to go on your own. All you need to do is know the water taxi schedule, listed here.
Just the Facts
Hours: Water taxis depart regularly from the pier in Marina Vallarta at 9:30 a.m.. From the Los Muertos pier there are taxis at 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Vallarta Adventures' Yelapa tour departs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. from the Puerto Vallarta Maritime Terminal.
Recommended Time: Full day