A Little Beach Time in Yelapa, Mexico

the view of Yelapa, Jalisco Mexico

South of Puerto Vallarta and only accessible by boat, Yelapa can be a little off the main tourist trail. Yet, the beach town popular as a boating excursion, does fill up midday with visitors. Most spend time at the beachfront talapas enjoying an afternoon lunch and some refreshing cocktails or cervezas. I know I joined them.

Spending the night “one” beach over at the Las Majahuitas Resort, I took the excursion to Yelapa and boarded the small boat for the ride over in the late morning. We were dropped off at one side and were slated to be picked up on the beach a few hours later. I spent most of my time taking a walk through Yelapa itself, but in the end I did spend a few minutes on Bay of Banderas beach taking in some sun, a cerveza and some always appreciated beach time.

beach sign, to la playa

the beach of Yelapa Mexico

the talapas on the beaches of Yelapa

the view from the talapa and some shade

the beach of Yelapa in Mexico

Travel Tips: To truly appreciate Yelapa, a few hours is not enough. If this type of place is your “cup of tea” spend an evening. After the sun sets and before the boats arrive the next morning you experience a different place. Some people come here and spend more time then they thought, much more.

Hotels can be found by walking around, but you will not find the luxury or amenities you’ll find in Puerto Vallarta. You will find a charm that is uniquely Yelapa.

stay adventurous, Craig

This post is part of the winter 2012-13 Beach Thursday series. Enjoy a beach post every Thursday to keep you warm all winter long.

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  • Marivic Brook

    I love places that are off the beaten path and this looks like a fabulous one to visit one day.

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

      Great spot… put it on your list next time you are near Puerto Vallarta. Stay adventurous, Craig

  • Maria Falvey

    Calgon take me away!

  • Bill Kaliher

    I’ve long wanted to go there while in PV–I’ll do it next trip –thanks for the spark to get me moving–

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

      Not sure your wheels can make it there, you might need to get on a boat. stay adventurous, Craig

  • http://www.facebook.com/andiperullo Andi Perullo de Ledesma

    What a gorgeous place!

  • http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com/ Anita Mac

    Sounds magical – love spending the extra night – the more intimate surrounds, the relaxed atmosphere that takes over when the crowds leave…it is always worth the effort.

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

      I look forward to spending a few nights there the next time too. Stay adventurous, Craig

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