Sunday, January 24, 2010

Yelapa

The rain is steadily falling outside, and I haven't yet recovered from this nasty flu, so I thought I would do a little follow up on our travel to Mexico. We enjoyed the sun, surfing (sort of), snorkeling, swimming, walking and general ambiance of Mexico. My nails grew really long which means I did absolutely no work. No work. It is hard work doing no work!

We spent the bulk of our time in Sayulita, which is about an hour on the bus north of Puerto Vallarta. It is a charming surf town with a lot of gringos. A lot. Too many really, but it does make someone like me a little more comfortable. The last few days were slotted to be spent in Puerto Vallarta, but when we arrived I was completely overwhelmed by the people, noise and busyness of the place, so the first morning there Mark and I took a water taxi to Yelapa.
We had heard of Yelapa but had never visited. It is a very small village on the south side of the Bay of Banderas that is really only accessible by boat. And the 45 minute boat ride is half of the fun-the jungle zipping by, the waves, the dolphins and whales, with a crazy eclectic soundtrack blasting just about every type of music. Amazing. As was Yelapa. I loved Yelapa. I left a little piece of my heart in Yelapa I think. It was very peaceful. We felt at home in Yelapa.
Yelapa is beautiful and very peaceful.

We hiked through the little cobblestone trails to a lovely waterfall.


There are no vehicles so the equine is used to haul supplies from the beach into the village above it. So beautiful is Yelapa!


A little video of a moment on the boat ride.

video

5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I want to live there!!

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  2. Very nice. I'm glad you had a great time and I hope you get well soon.

    Dan

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  3. Indeed... Yelapa is a beautiful place. Tiny harbor village that boasts the bestest ever homemade slices of pie served up to you by Chelley, right there on the beach!! Mmmm, mmmm.

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  4. Wow and Wow. What a pretty place I think I need to go there.

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  5. Yelapa close to Puerto Vallarta is a nice town worth visiting place, it is a eco friendly destination.It is a very small town, here electricity also come now a days. Yelapa is a straight-forward town here peoples life is simplistic life. cascading waterfalls is a attrct tourist.Javier’s shop is his shop’s antiquity and uniqueness. Beach of Yelapa is a remendous fun and frolic view.

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