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Discover Yelapa

The best of two worlds in a laid back beach and town

The best snorkleing tours in Puerto Vallarta on EcoSail by Pegaso
Tour concept:

Yelapa is part of the native community located along the south side of Banderas Bay. The incomparable beauty and charm, as well as the simple lifestyle, has attracted people from all over the world. The village is accessed by cobblestone foot paths and dirt trails as there are no roads and no cars. The cove of Yelapa is tucked in at the base of the mountains and has ￿ mile wide long sandy beach and a mountain-river with waterfall (seasonal).

The natives with their pet parrots and iguanas, along with artisans and local treats like homemade Yelapa Pie and Raicilla (similar to Tequila), make Yelapa a tropical paradise not to be missed. Join us and explore Banderas Bay and Discover Yelapa!

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Tour descrpition:

Head out across Banderas Bay and keep an eye out for marine life (Dolphins, Giant Manta Rays, Sea Turtles, Whales (Seasonal) and a wide variety of marine birds). Snorkel at one of the beautiful secluded locations along the south shore where you can follow our guided tour or explore on your own. Tour the village visiting the Rosewood Artisans, the local church, and other local sights and then swim under the waterfall (seasonal). Afterwards, have lunch at a beach restaurant and then relax on the beach. Small groups and personalized service make this a must for those who want to explore and see a unique part of Mexico.

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Some of the best that life has to offer

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Yelapa is one of the small villages that make up the native community along the southside of the Banderas Bay. Many people think of Yelapa as an island because there are no connecting roads and therefore, if you want to get there, you either need to take a boat, ride a horse or just walk and go through the jungle. The incomparable beauty and charm, as well as the simple lifestyle (electricity was connected less than 20 years ago!) has attracted visitors from all over the world. There are now about 500 international residents who have been captivated by the lifestyle and now call Yelapa their hometown.

The Experience

Tour features

7 hr. tour


Visit to Yelapa beach
Hiking tour to the cascade
Continental breakfast
Grilled lunch (includes 1 drink)
Open bar on board (after snorkeling)
Snorkeling equipment
Sailing (conditions permitting)


$85 USD adults, $45 USD for children 4 to 8, kids under 4 go for free.

Important notice:

The Whale Watching Season runs from December 8th through March 23rd each year and whale watching can only be offered within these dates. During this timeframe, our regular tour Marietas Islands Snorkeling Beach and Sailing is modified and becomes Whale Watching 7 Hrs. as we focus more into the whales than into the islands.