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“Yelapa & Pizota @ vallartaadventures”
Review of Yelapa Waterfalls

Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Yelapa
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Amazing trip exploring Yelapa & Pizota, cruising the bay with our very knowledgeable guide Hugo, fabulous experience snorkelling, then horse riding through Yelapa (cash is needed for drinks & souvenirs if you want) once recovered from the horse riding it was a trek to Yelapa Waterfalls - amazing scenery & opportunity to dip in the waterfall & photo opportunities (cafe bar at site not included)
Please be aware that some did struggle with the steepness of the trek (which was not shared on booking) & heat, be prepared with sensible clothing, water etc & you will love the whole experience!!
Back on boat to visit Pizota, lush beach & waters, all inclusive bar, BBQ buffet, kayaking & the opportunity to swing in the hammocks (my daughter & brother fell fast asleep relaxing in hammocks!!) staff were attentive, efficient & made the afternoon blissful!!
Boat ride back was informative at first until the weather changed & we participated in what felt like some Need for Speed boating experience, the captain was amazing & professional & we returned safely rather windswept with an amazing adrenalin rush to what we all said we would have paid separately for the experience! Yet another fab day exploring Mexico, Perfecto!!!

Thank Sally Y
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Beautiful Yelapa waterfall is amazing.
We drove to Boca de Tomatlan where we got a water taxi for 140 pesos per person and left at 11:00 am to Yelapa. It is a small town where you walk around on small stone paths all the way up to the waterfall. It will take you around 20 minutes to get there. The sight seeing around is amazing. Half way up you can hear the water running down the stream. Take your swimming suit to take a splash in this magnificent waterfall. Breath real oxygen while you enjoy a drink at the restaurant at the top . It's a lot of walking so take you tennis shoes and maybe a mosquito repellent. Visit the church and if it's Sunday you can listen mass. Be ready to take a lot of pictures of the excellent views of the beach. The last water taxi leaves at 4:30 pm so be aware of the time or you will have to spend the night there.
You take the bus to return to Vallarta and it will drop you off at Olas Altas in downtown. The bus has an orange stripe. Enjoy the scenery on the way back, it's Great. The buses stop running at 11 pm.
Don't leave Vallarta without visiting Yelapa.
Ramon was our guide. Thank you Ramon and God Bless You!!!

3  Thank OseaNo
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

The path to the waterfall was not well marked so we did a few miss turns within the village before finding the right path. The little cafe at the top of the waterfall was a wonderful respite to get a cold margarita or beer and enjoy the waterfall. I'm sure in the rainy season it is quite spectacular but in the dry season it is a modest waterfall but provides something to do besides lying on the beach.

1  Thank Jeryto
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is one of those days where I should have stayed in bed. After a 45 minute boat ride to the secluded town of Yelapa, my wife and I hired two donkeys to take us up to the waterfall mainly to get away from the constant haggling by beach vendors, but also check out what we thought would be a beautiful site. Now I am 6'4" and 250lbs, and I think my donkey may have been 300lbs as we were about the same size. After a long 45 minute walk up steep trails, we arrive at the "waterfall." It was hardly a waterfall, and definitely not worth paying $40USD to get a ride up, when we could have just walked. Totally frustrating day, to say the least.

3  Thank BenjaminHeiple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We went to yelapa on a water taxi and Ernie who was on the taxi ride was from Yelapa so he showed us all around the island. He showed us various fruit trees and let us try all kinds of new stuff.. We swam in the falls which felt great after the walk up there. On the way back down to the beach you can see the water peeking through the trees, its just beautiful.. There are several places to eat, I think a bit competitive in the off season, lots of people selling stuff too.

Thank cdooflyer
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