Majahuitas and Yelapa

Puerto Vallarta is one of my favourite places in mexico. It has so much to offer, but I am especially fond of it’s beaches and snorkelling. Yelapa is a small town just outside of Puerto Vallarta and is only accessible by boat. A huge percent of the people who live there work in the tourism industry and commute by boat. Majahuitas is a cove just around the corner from there perfect for snorkelling.

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From Puerto Vallarta we took a boat along the Banderas Bay to Majahuitas for some snorkelling. It’s a big pet peeve of mine to snorkel with a foam life jacket,Β but these are all that the tour company had to offer. I’ve noticed that this happens a lot in Mexico so I usually just drag it along with me in the water without wearing it so I can dive into the water.

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There were still tons of fish and I was able to move fast enough to follow this stingray. Maybe the lifejacket gave me some sort of courage because I know seeing a stingray along the beach would absolutely terrify me.

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After snorkelling we got back on the boat and headed to Yelapa, such a cute little town. The main attraction in the village is its waterfall. It’s about a 15 minutes walk from the beach.

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After spending some time at the waterfall we headed to the beach in Yelapa to relax (read drink cervezas and Micheladas).

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On our way back to Puerto Vallarta we were surprised by a whaleΒ splashing right in front of us.

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Exploring Yelapa was great, it is so interesting to see the difference in culture in such a short distance. Puerto Vallarta is very developed while Yelapa is so small and simple.

 

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