Here for the day?
Once you arrive in Yelapa you disembark at the "playita" pier, the hotel pier, or directly on the beach. This is just the start of your adventure. Have your picture taken with an iguana, or enjoy a meal at one of the many beachside, or village restaurants. The village restaurants, are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Right on the village pier is one called, , which is open most days, and serves great food. After lunch try a piece of pie, made fresh daily, and sold on the beach by one of the "". One taste, and you will see why Yelapa has become renowned for its pies. Like to drink? Then try some of the local moonshine called "". If you wish you can take a 20-30 minute walk from the beach, or horseback ride into the village. are located behind "Fanny's Restaurant" on the beach. You wind your way through the village, which has schools, houses, and lots of friendly locals. As you near the waterfall you will pass by "Javier's Rosewood Artisans". Here are displayed, salad bowls, rolling pins, vases, chopsticks, and many other things made of locally grown rosewood. Eventually you will arrive at a breathtaking 150-foot waterfall, which has " Cascada y Bosque Restaurant" at its base. If you so desire you could have a snack , a soda , or a cold beer. A whistle from the Princesa Tour boat signals that it is time to wander back through the village towards the beach . Upon arrival on the beach , it is time to take the boat back to Puerto Vallarta.