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Not the quiet fishing village we expected...

Yelapa has apparently changed a lot over the years. There has been some development on the tiny... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tresjoli3
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San Francisco, California
May 2, 2018 ... no waterfall ... to dry

I took some friends to the waterfalls, but the it was too dry and there was not water. Then the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason J
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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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Yelapa, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Yelapa has apparently changed a lot over the years. There has been some development on the tiny fishing island. We took a tour there, the boats expect you to drink/dine with their partner restaurants where they will pick you up--it felt like a feeder system....More

Thank tresjoli3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took some friends to the waterfalls, but the it was too dry and there was not water. Then the guide took us up the top of where the water spills over and it was beautiful, but WOW what a hike ... we had a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a trickle of water coming off the falls this time of year. A big dark yellow pool is at the bottom. Rainy season and after, the falls are gushing and locals and tourist go in for a swim. It is not nessary to take...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hike to the waterfall and pool. Stop at Christina's on the way back for some lunch. There are two different waterfalls. The first one did not have any water flowing, but the longer hike to the smaller one was very nice.

Thank Judy R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 24 hours in Yelapa and enjoyed the water taxi ride, the restaurants on the beach and its quaintness. The waterfall did not have much water so it was a bit unimpressive. It was a short hike to the falls with some native shopping...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly a trip you will never forget. We had live music with country music star Radney Foster and Jamie Richards. We can't wait to go again!

Thank TexasMusicDotLive
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lower waterfall is just a trickle and the water pool seems dirty. The larger falls is approximately 2 miles each way and not a difficult walk and the falls, though significantly smaller than they were 20 years ago when I was last here, are...More

Thank maracujagirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are 2 water falls...upper and lower...We were there in April, which is considered dry season, so keep that mind. The upper fall is about a 1.5 hour hike through the hills outside of Yelapa...Would recommend wearing river sandals or sneakers, as it's very uneven...More

Thank Scott K
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This waterfall is very near the town of Yelapa, just a short uphill hike from the South pier. You can purchase drinks and souvenirs along the path/walkway to the waterfall. There is a cafe also at the waterfall that provides drinks and snacks. In mid-March...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Was so beautiful would go here again and the scenery is unreal. I would recommend anyone who loves travelling and scenery to come here.

Thank Ibrahim H
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652RayS
27 February 2018|
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Response from LJE1980 | Reviewed this property |
We booked our tour through a travel agency who offered the boat ride across the bay instead of taking the "bus" ride.
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Mac1239
6 December 2017|
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Response from Ivonne_Balli | Reviewed this property |
The Best way is by boat; there is a road but it is in a bad shape and long. We booked our trip in advance; The horses were included (also The scuba gear)
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