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Vallarta: Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkel Adventure

Vallarta: Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkel Adventure

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Explore 2 of the most picturesque tropical coves in all of Mexico on a day trip to Yelapa and Majahuitas. Discover sandy beaches, warm ocean waters, and tropical wildlife with plenty of opportunities for chilling, snorkeling, and water activities.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise through picturesque coastal scenery with possible dolphin and whale sightings
  • Discover 2 tropical paradise coves which are only accessible only by sea
  • Relax on the breathtaking Yelapa beach or snorkel in the clear waters
  • Take a scenic hike in the area around Majahuitas Cove
  • Enjoy entertainment and music on the return journey
Full description

Depart from Puerto Vallarta and set off on a boat cruise towards the tropical paradise coves of Yelapa and Majahuitas. Admire the picturesque coastal scenery, where dolphin encounters and humpback whale sightings (in winter) are common occurrences.  Make your first stop at the breathtaking shores of Majahuitas Cove. With its untouched sandy beach and crystal clear water, it's the perfect hideaway for a day of snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking with an expert guide.

Accessible only by boat, Majahuitas Cove features spectacular marine wildlife protected from the human hustle and bustle of nearby Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy the opportunity to snorkel here with all equipment included by the crew. Then, head over to Yelapa, which offers another incredible option for a scenic beach retreat. Nestled in a stunning natural cove, this tiny community is free of any roads and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

This tour gives you the opportunity to relax on Yelapa beach and explore the surrounding area, where stunning tropical wildlife and a hidden Yelapa waterfall lay just minutes from the shore. Stroll through the charming fishing village to the cascading, Cola de Caballo waterfalls and jump into the refreshing water, or simply sit and enjoy the natural beauty.

Browse through the native artisan handicrafts along the way, then kick back in the sun at Yelapa's expansive beach where the river streams into the ocean, surrounded by an incomparable green mountains landscape.

Whether you hike to the waterfalls, snorkel, or bury your toes in the sand, you’ll be struck by the idyllic beauty of these tropical retreats. As you cruise back to Puerto Vallarta with an open bar and onboard fiesta, wrap up a perfect day with some great music, dancing, and unforgettable entertainment provided onboard.

Includes
  • Deli-style lunch
  • Open bar on board
  • Snorkeling and kayaking equipment
  • Port fee (MXN$30)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We had a really great time snorkeling and hanging out on the private beach. Yelapa was vibrantly cultural but the vendors on the beach were very pushy. Second half of the trip was perfect. We saw puffer, beautiful colorful fish, and even a manta ray. They then take you to a private beach with good food and beer provided. The guides are soooo much fun and make sure you are comfortable the entire time. Glad we did this but I would have done a tour with the second half of the trip alone.

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May 12, 2022

If you are thinking of doing this tour, STOP and just book it. We had such a fun time! I will do it again next time I am in PV! I do want to point out though, that the first beach you visit (after the snorkeling) you have to swim too from the boat. Then when you are done, you have to swim back to the boat. It was fine, but not what I expected! We did the walk to the waterfall at Yelapa, it was fun. Get the Crazy Coconut from the bar at the top! It was very cool! The staff were all great, we got some terrific pictures to bring home.

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March 11, 2022

Loved this trip! Was not sure what to expect and they did not tell us ahead of time what the plan was. 1st island you have a choice of snorkeling first or going straight to the island to do whatever you want ie. kayak, banana boat, order drinks, lounge, explore. Second island options: to hike to a waterfall first or hang at a different beach with shopping and a restaurant. The waterfall was AMAZING! and refreshing with a little bar to order drinks. I recommend you bring your $$ to souvenir shop. Wish I would have planned for shopping on Yelepa out of all places. Also eat breakfast before going if you need it. They don't really have a continental bk, just juice and coffee. Lunch was cold sandwiches and salads with fruit and was good. The trip back was entertaining with music and dancing and open bar. The crew was amazing and took great pictures for us to purchase if we wanted. I would definitely go again more prepared with plenty of pesos on hand.

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July 12, 2021

Product ID: 296655