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Yelapa Walking Tour and Boat Adventure

Yelapa Harbor on a Yelapa Walking Tour
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We will meet at 8:00 am in the Romantic Zone to begin our Yelapa Tour.  We will walk a few blocks and take a bus to catch a water taxi.  Along the way the guide will introduce and discuss some interesting sites, restaurants, and shops.  The water taxi will take us to the remote and beautiful fishing village of Yelapa.    

During the boat ride be vigilant for whales during the winter season as many make their home in our bay and then return to the waters off Alaska for the summers.  The coastline during this trip is also a beautiful sight to behold.  The guide will point out many of the small beaches and ranchos along the way worth a visit on future trips.  

Upon arrival in Yelapa, we will begin our walking adventure through this extremely beautiful and carless seaside village.  

We will stop for lunch approx. 1:00 PM.  There are a number of options that you will have been introduced to during the tour so everyone will be free to choose their favorite. There are two areas for lunch, in the center of town or on the East beach where the restaurants will allow free use of their lounges and chairs when you order off their menus.  

One of the main attractions that we will visit in Yelapa is the waterfall.  There is a pool below, so swimming is encouraged.  And the adventure leader will spend sufficient time so everyone can get a swim. 


The other major attraction (besides for the amazing walking paths) is the "Museum of History, Art & Culture of Yelapa."  Entrance is included in the tour and we will spend up to 30-50 minutes at the museum.  At the museum you will have the opportunity to learn detailed history of the village and area for the most trusted and informed source - don't miss this opportunity.  

The final 2 hours or so are set aside for lunch and free time.  (Enjoy the beach, revisit the waterfall or go shopping...)


  • Walking Difficulty: Easy (some stairs, hills) Although this trip is approximately 7-9 hours long, the walking component is actually only about 1 to 1.5 hours in duration.  Taking up the most of the trip is the bus and boat ride to/from Yelapa, restaurant time, beach time, museum, and swimming below the waterfall.  

  • Meet at the 8 AM (exact location and directions in your email confirmation)

  • We conclude the adventure by 4:00-5:00 pm in the Romantic Zone.  

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and have water or other hydration. Wear a hat!

  • Bring or wear a bathing suit, sunscreen, and Insect repellent.  

  • Bring a rain umbrella (rainy season June to October) and recommended for hot sunny days for personal shade. 

  • We do not cancel when it rains we celebrate - It is approximately  5 degrees  cooler during a rainstorm. 

  • We may consider a cancellation in the event of a hurricane.  

  • In the event we only have only 1 participant we will not cancel if you reserved directly through our website - our guides do not like to stay home.  But through a tour consolidator site like Viabor, Expedia, or other minimum numbers of participants required.  

  • Lunch (not included) usually around 1 PM

  • Price does not include the 10 peso for bus or water taxi approx 150 pesos each way.  

  • Bring Pesos for shopping - most of the merchants do not take cards.  

  • Price is $49.50 USD plus VAT per person with prepaid reservation or $55 payable to the trip leader.  Teens (13 to 19) $39.50 USD.  Children (12 and under) $29.50 USD. 

  • Trip scheduled weekly usually on Tuesdays. 

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