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
There are a few houses and restaurants along the shoreline and a small town center.
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.
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.
After a rest we continued our walk and went down to the shoreline. On our way down…more donkeys.
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.
It was so peaceful and we truly enjoyed the walk and the scenerie.
Then it was time to catch a panga back since we didn’t want to encounter the tourist which typically arrive around lunch.
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.