Yelapa is a small village south of Puerto Vallarta that is accessable easily only by water taxi. At the time of this writing, the round-trip water taxi ride there is 220 pesos. It is well worth it for the 45 minute each way ride. There are thrills, views and humor involved in this ride.
Most people ride to Yelapa in the Morning and take the taxi back to Puerto Vallarta in the evening. Some stay the night at inexpensive, rather rustic “hotels.” There are many restuarants in Yelapa and there’s phone service and internet. The food is generally a step or two above Vallarta’s normal fare in quality, freshness and low cost. The margaritas definitely fall into this quality gap (as you’ll notice towards the end of the video).
Visiting Yelapa isn’t a bad way to spend a day.