Yelapa! One of Our Favorite Excursions

We booked a private boat tour with Jet – Jet’s Private Boat Tours – through Estigo Tours.  We had a terrific time on our tour with Jet, the owner. He showed us parts of Vallarta we had never seen.

Here’s my review:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g150793-d12357208-r534187052-Jet_s_Private_Boat_Tours-Puerto_Vallarta.html

It’s a 5 star.

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He took us to private beaches and beach towns only accessible by boat, and to snorkeling places with so many colorful fish.

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We explored an abandoned beach house on a beautiful private beach.  It was truly amazing.  Since our tour was private, we could stay pretty much as long as we wanted.  We spent about 4 hours with Jet.
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This could be such a cool place if someone put some money and work into rehabbing it.  Where are Chip & Jo???

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Looking out from the house.

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What an amazing place!  What an amazing day!

 

After cruising along a scenic shoreline, well beyond where there are any roads, We arrived at Yelapa.

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Yelapa is built right into the side of a steep hill. We climbed and experienced a small piece of their lifestyle. They have no cars and no paved roads. Access is by boat only.

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We walked the streets of a quaint Mexican village, Yelapa, that only got electricity 10 years ago and internet 1 year ago.

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We saw so many cool sights along our journey.  Once we arrived at Yelapa, we walked through the town and met some locals. The town bar is a guy with a few beers.

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Jet is friendly, knowledgable, flexible, and fun and easy to talk to. He speaks fluent English and Spanish.

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They have narrow cobblestone streets for 4 wheelers, horses, donkeys, dogs, and pedestrians.

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We hiked up the side of the mountain to a waterfall.  This is where the town’s drinking water comes from.

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More amazing views and good times from our Yelapa day.

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About 1500 people live there. They have a school and a church.

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We crossed a river in our bare feet and headed to the bay town for lunch.  Delish!

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Lunch beachside.

Some of us sampled homemade moonshine. We both enjoyed fresh seafood and guac.

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A quote from my hubby……’I’m always amazed at the things you’ll do withOUT alcohol! I guess I’ll just have to imagine the things you would do WITH alcohol.’

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The Pie Lady is known far and wide and by many – even outside of the town. People at the hotel told us about her and both of our taxi drivers (to and from) love her pies. One of  the concierge girls we met at the resort asked us to bring her back a piece of pie, so we brought enough for us and our new Bradenton friends too.  We tried several varieties – YUM! You buy them right out of her tupperware – right off of her head!

So many very cool experiences!

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Just Cruising.

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You won’t find this in hotel zone or downtown PVR.

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The view from Yelapa looking over the bay.  Gorgeous!

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What an amazing day!

We would definitely recommend this trip.  We hope to return during whale season and book another tour with Jet to go out to see them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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