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Yelapa Waterfalls

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Address: Yelapa, Mexico

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Beautiful waterfall

We hiked from Majahuitas to the Yelapa waterfalls thru the jungle. It was a very special experience and not too difficult. Our guide collected some passion fruit and let us eat... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Palo Alto, California
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Warren, MI
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I thought the concierge at my hotel booked me on a whale watching tour, but I wasn't too disappointed once I made it to Yelapa after not seeing any whales. This mountain village set in the hills of Yelapa was an amazing adventure. Hiking to the falls through the village was a sobering event. There was much to see along... More 

Thank rosie313
Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

We hiked from Majahuitas to the Yelapa waterfalls thru the jungle. It was a very special experience and not too difficult. Our guide collected some passion fruit and let us eat them, as well as other local fruits from the trees and bushes. Getting to the waterfall and bathing in the pool was very rewarding.

Thank Ashai63
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The waterfall is not what it used to be. Definitively rent the horse it's worthwhile. The horse ride is relaxing and refreshing once you hear the running water.

Thank mvictoria72
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is the closer, smaller waterfall to Yelapa. The walk up is on a paved path and not particularly steep. Along the way you get to see some jungle as well as some unfortunately dilapidated structures, but the falls themselves are quite pretty.

Thank Pamela M
Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

If you have gone to the effort to go to Yelapa, missing the waterfalls would be missing one of the highlights of your trip. It is beautiful. However be sure to go with a swimsuit so you can take a dip in the beautiful and refreshing pool at the base of the falls.

Thank CPG3
Castlegar, Canada
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

While the falls themselves are basic with a small swimming area beneath them and a very tacky half building nearby that had some snacks the real treat is the trek from the beach through the village on cobblestone walkways used by pedestrians and the odd ATV that shuttles supplies from the boats. Yelapa is worth the trip. It can be... More 

Thank Dennis K
Branford, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Hiking up the river to the waterfall is a great 3 hour activity. It takes about 1 hour to get up there and hike is moderate. You'll most likely see snakes, lizards, parrots, horses and dogs. Depending on the time of year you might need bug spray. The biting flies can be a little nasty . Worth it though.

Thank Zack K
Courtenay, Canada
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The waterfall is lovely, but coming from Canada it is not spectacular. I loved the quaintness of Yelapa. with the small winding paths everywhere. The beach area was a little too commercial for me.

1 Thank KimSlenoPhotos
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Must see when in Yelapa. All ages and abilities can make the in town falls on a cobblestone path. It is shaded all the way

2 Thank 5zb
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was so. Impressed with the staff so young friendly. And knowledgeable had a blast would suggest it for anyone

Thank Kelly Z

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