Day Trip: Yelapa and Majahuitas

Day Trip: Yelapa and Majahuitas

Carved right out of the jungle, the coves of Yelapa and Majahuitas are lined with majestic palms that grow right down onto the golden sand almost to the water’s edge.

Cola de Caballo, one of Mexico’s most stunning waterfalls.

Eighteen miles south of Puerto Vallarta, Majahuitas Beach is set in a cove surrounded by paradise on all sides. The untouched natural beauty of the beach is astounding, but even more so is the marine life you’ll encounter snorkeling in the crystal-clear water. Farther down the coast, ‘laid back’ does not begin to describe the village of Yelapa. Yes, it too has the beach, but for a once-in-a-lifetime experience stroll through the quaint fishing village to the Cola de Caballo waterfalls. Named “Horse Tail” for the feathery 82-foot cascade, the falls create a pool where you can take a cool dip. It’s an unforgettable, almost cinematic experience that will have you understanding the power of nature.

With no direct roads to get there, the best way is by boat. With Amstar’s Yelapa and Majahuitas tour, you can hop aboard a motorized catamaran for the perfect day trip. Departing the bustling Puerto Vallarta marina, the trip includes drinks, an onboard lunch plus plenty of time to lounge on the beaches, snorkel, swim and get lost in your own private paradise.