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9 Best and Fun Things To Do In Yelapa, Mexico

Bandera’s Bay is home to this small and idyllic fishing village.

Yelapa is thirty minutes by boat from downtown Puerto Vallarta or Boca de Tomatlan, near Puerto Vallarta, and is therefore inaccessible to cars. The gorgeous landscape is untainted by cars, and visitors can expect to instead see many donkeys and horses in the town’s narrow pathways.

Yelapa is an indigenous community, known as a comunidad ingena- a reservation set apart and protected by law. The community holds the land collectively, and foreigners are not allowed to purchase land in Yelapa.

As a result, the beautiful little town is like an untouched and unspoiled hidden gem with a relaxing atmosphere- ideal for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Read on for our list of the best and most fun things to do in Yelapa, Mexico

The 9 Most Popular Things To Do In Yelapa, Mexico

9. Yelapa Museum

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

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Location: 48422 Yelapa Jalisco

Tel:  322-240-2722

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8. Yelapa Waterfall

4.4 ★★★★☆ (5 reviews)

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Location: FHGP+79 Yelapa Jal

7. Los Naranjos Retreat

4.3 ★★★★☆ (6 reviews)


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Location: 48422 Jalisco

Tel:  322-157-5615

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6. Playa Isabel

4.6 ★★★★★ (22 reviews)

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5. Pizota Beach

4.7 ★★★★★ (42 reviews)

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4. Playa Majahuitas

4.8 ★★★★★ (290 reviews)

3. Cascada de Yelapa

4.5 ★★★★★ (939 reviews)

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Location: 48422 Jalisco

2. Las Caletas, Cabo Corrientes

4.8 ★★★★★ (966 reviews)

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1. Yelapa Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (2,172 reviews)

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Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Yelapa, Mexico! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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