Yelapa, the Mexican Thailand

Yelapa is a small town on the Pacific Coast south of Puerto Vallarta but light years away in it appearance and vibe. It’s located in a scenic bay and accessible only by boat. When we entered the bay we realized why the village got its name as little Thailand

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There are a few houses and restaurants  along the shoreline and a small town center.

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Once we arrived we asked the locals for the way to the waterfall near town which is just a short walk through town.there is another waterfall but much further away and since it was very hot we decided just to visit the closest one. We walked up a hill beside old Mexican houses. The only transportation seems to be via monkeys.

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After 10 minutes we reached the waterfall and stopped there. The waterfall is located in a jungle – like location with palms and a stream going down from the waterfall. Since we arrived very early we had the waterfall for ourself what made it even much more atractive.

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After a rest we continued our walk and went down to the shoreline. On our way down…more donkeys.

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We reached the shore line which is dotted with hotels and rentals. We did a nice one hour walk along the shore and soaked in the unique scenerie.

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It was so peaceful and we truly enjoyed the walk and the scenerie.

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Then it was time to catch a panga back since we didn’t want to encounter the tourist which typically arrive around lunch.

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If you are in the area around  Puerto Vallarta I highly recommend a trip to this village before it will be transformed into a hotel hub.

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