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One of our favorite places in Mexico.

No it's not a great swimming beach but, it is tranquil and absolutely beautiful! The beach is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kelli S
Denver, Colorado
Waste of time!

We took a water taxi from Puerto Vallarta for a one day stay in Yelapa. The beach was overcrowded... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fredrikstad, Norge
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Yelapa, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

No it's not a great swimming beach but, it is tranquil and absolutely beautiful! The beach is serne, the town is nice and the food is top notch. One of our favorite things was the pie lady that came by while we hung out the...More

Thank Kelli S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a water taxi from Puerto Vallarta for a one day stay in Yelapa. The beach was overcrowded and the service bad. Dangerous to swim because of all the boats close to the beach, there was around 35 boats there! The walk to the...More

Thank Topi2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Boca de Tomatlan by bus and catched a water taxi. Taxi was 180 pesos person roundtrip so it was pretty cheap. Boat trip itself was fun and it was nice to see morning sun and all the beaches. Disapointment began when we...More

Thank Joggeri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented horses to get to the waterfall. My girlfriend wasn’t very experienced so they have her a very calm donkey. I expressed that I was a highly experienced rust and I was an extremely well trained cutting horse. We rode on a small cobble...More

Thank Jake V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to Yelapa, eight years ago, never heard about any Waterfalls. Took the water taxi there, a ride, nothing more, strolled the village and had the best margarita on the beach. Today, Yelapa has turned into more or less a "tour" with the waterfall...More

1  Thank gr8tastePhoenix
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Do everyone a fovour and do NOT go to Yalepa. There is no beach, just chairs. No swimming...the sand is course so wear sandals. The walk to the water is straight up from the pier, the way lined with "vendors" selling the most basic beach...More

1  Thank Bob C
Reviewed October 30, 2017

was a nice walk up to the falls. there was a decent amount of water but changes depending on the season. The restaurant at the top has some decent snacks and cold drinks

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We visited Yelapa village side around 3 on a weekday. It was deserted and we had an easy walk up to the waterfalls. We had a guide for the day & I am not sure we would have found the waterfalls if we didn't have...More

2  Thank Jen78703
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

The walk to the waterfall in the village was relatively easy. There are some locals selling awesome goods along the way. There is a “restaurant” where you can get a beer and they will even cook you breakfast right at the top. Don’t be afraid...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Yelapa is a special little town. We came in the off season, the good is we had it to ourselves and the wet season so waterfall was great. There are no signs anywhere to waterfall. When your are on the beach you literally have to...More

1  Thank Shana2525
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December 6, 2017|
Response from Ivonne_Balli | Reviewed this property |
The Best way is by boat; there is a road but it is in a bad shape and long. We booked our trip in advance; The horses were included (also The scuba gear)
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October 2, 2017|
Response from lisenbycw | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, I do not know. You might try: sergio martinez @ sergioyelapa@hotmail He owns a water taxi service & is very nice. Jenna