That would be my tip for anyone signing up for Vallarta Adventures’ Yelapa & Majahuitas tour. Passengers board a catamaran for an hourlong ride to Majahuitas cove, where they can snorkel and kayak, and then proceed on to Yelapa, a remote fishing village full of charming buildings and a lovely beach and waterfall (under which to take that dip I mentioned). For those longing to leave their resort for a bit, this tour is the perfect choice.
The trip across Banderas Bay is a little long, especially if you tend toward seasickness, but the crew helps while the time away by putting on entertaining skits. There’s also a bar, for those who want to pass the hour that way. Check out the (nonalcoholic) hibiscus tea, my personal favorite.
After we had been cruising for nearly an hour, the catamaran hugged the coastline so that passengers could drink in the emerald jungles and red-roofed houses. The boat pulled up to Los Arcos, two giant stone fixtures jutting out of the sea in the middle of the bay. Towering over the sea like two twin-sized stone behemoths, with seabirds resting along its sides, Los Arcos is something that simply must be seen in person.
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