Yelapa Beach

Yelapa Beach in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Accessible by water taxi from Los Muertos Pier or from the pier at Boca de Tomatlan, beautiful Yelapa is a tiny remote enclave nestled in its own natural cove. Yelapa’s one long stretch of golden beach is divided in two by an inlet, and evokes feelings of being on the shoreline of a secret jungle hideaway. Swim in the crystal-clear waters of this tropical paradise, or just relax in tranquility at the water’s edge. The expansive beach at the north end offers a few palapa restaurants that cater to visitors and locals alike. The slices of pie sold by beach vendors known as the Pie Ladies are an absolute must-try Yelapa tradition; they are truly delicious! And for the adventurer wanting to drink outside the box, try the locals’ smokey-flavored Raicilla. Yelapa is an excellent place to walk along scenic footpaths, hike up to the Cola de Caballo waterfalls, explore the cute little town, horseback ride, or kayak. There are no roads with vehicles in Yelapa.