• 7 Hours
  • Everyone 
  • None
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Moderate

Yelapa Waterfall

Yelapa Mexico, just south of Puerto Vallarta, is home to an amazing hidden waterfall and cove paradise. The Cola de Caballo, or “horsetail” waterfalls, are a must-see destination for those traveling to Puerto Vallarta. Our tour will allow you to stroll through a charming fishing village to the cascading waterfalls, jump into the refreshing water, snorkel or paddleboard in the natural Majahuitas Cove, or simply sit and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Make amazing memories within the Majahuitas cove, or at the hidden waterfalls of Yelapa!

Bay of Banderas

The Bay of Banderas is home to two of the most picturesque coves in all of Mexico: Yelapa and Majahuitas, located just south of Puerto Vallarta. Home to sandy beaches, warm ocean waters, and tropical wildlife both on land and in the sea, Yelapa and Majahuitas are everything you’d imagine when you think of a tropical cove paradise. On our Yelapa and Majahuitas Tour at Vallarta Adventures, you get to experience these coves firsthand.

Cruise with us past picturesque coastal scenery, where dolphin encounters and (winter) humpback whale sightings are common occurrences, to an area accessible only by sea. Once on land, relax on the breathtaking beach in Yelapa or take a scenic hike in the area around Majahuitas Cove. For the best of the best among Majahuitas and Yelapa tours in Puerto Vallarta, this is the perfect choice for you. Learn more about our Yelapa and Majahuitas Tour below, and book with us now!

Snorkel in Majahuitas Cove

Experience the breathtaking shores at 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. Accessible only by boat, Majahuitas Cove features the spectacular marine wildlife south of Puerto Vallarta, which is protected from the hustle and bustle of city life. On this tour, our expert local guides take you on a boat ride into Majahuitas Cove, where you’ll get the chance to enjoy spectacular Majahuitas snorkeling, paddle boarding, and other activities in this tucked-away paradise.

Discover Yelapa and more!

Majahuitas isn’t the only hidden cove in the Puerto Vallarta area. Yelapa offers another incredible option for a scenic private beach retreat. Nestled in a stunning natural cove, this tiny community is free of any roads and is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Our tour gives you the opportunity to relax on a private beach in Yelapa and explore the surrounding area, where stunning tropical wildlife and a hidden Yelapa waterfall lay just minutes from the shore.


Hike to a Hidden Waterfall and Natural Pool

Ready to experience a hidden Yelapa waterfall? This is the tour for you! Stroll through the charming fishing village to the cascading Cola de Caballo waterfalls. 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 landscape of green mountains. 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.

Onboard Entertainment

As we cruise back to Puerto Vallarta with an open bar and onboard fiesta, we’ll wrap up a perfect day with some great music, dancing, and unforgettable entertainment from the Vallarta Adventures crew—and some guests too, of course! Out of the many Majahuitas and Yelapa tours in the region, there is none better than our Yelapa and Majahuitas Tour at Vallarta Adventures. Boot.

What’s included in this tour

  • Boat ride to Yelapa and Majahuitas
  • Deli-style lunch
  • Open bar on board
  • Snorkeling and kayaking equipment

What do you need to know before you book

  • Please be aware that you must be at the check-in point 45 minutes prior to departure. Boarding will be closed 10 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Child prices apply to children ages 4 to 11
  • Children 12 years and older are considered an adult
  • Due to federal regulations, and in an effort to protect the flight path of endemic birds, drones are prohibited in this tour. We appreciate your attention to this important policy.

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Light sweater (winter months)
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Extra cash for dock fees, photos and souvenirs


What if I have never snorkeled before?
Not a problem! Our guides will show you how to use the equipment and take you to the best snorkel locations.
I know how to snorkel and would like to free dive. Can I do this?
Unfortunately federal regulations prohibit free diving. Only snorkeling with a life jacket is permitted.
Do you provide wet suits?
Yes wetsuits are available by request during the winter months.


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