To get to Yelapa, you must first get to Puerto Vallarta. This isn’t difficult; there are many flights offered by several airlines. Here is a link with some possibilities to consider: Air travel to Puerto Vallarta Once you are in Puerto Vallarta’s Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (code PVR) your next task is getting transportation into town. Before you leave the airport with your luggage you will receive a number of very persuasive and expensive offers (about $30 from very aggressive cab drivers) we recommend you politely decline these offers and take the local bus, which stops right in front of the airport and will cost you about 70 cents per person. OR you can walk across the walkway and catch a taxi a bit cheaper because they don’t have to pay the airport tax. Water taxis depart for Yelapa from the Muertos Pier in Old Town. The times vary with the season and don’t be surprised if a “scheduled” water taxi isn’t quite on schedule…relax, have a drink at one of the many beach cafes, enjoy the area…the water taxi will get there eventually. The price of this service is dependent on the distance that you travel. A round-trip ticket from Puerto Vallarta is about $24 USD. We recommend buying one way tickets, since you may choose to return by a different taxi company. If you happen to miss the last taxi out, there are many hotels that can put you up for the night.
Getting Around Yelapa…there are no cars in Yelapa. The foot paths are frequently punctuated with tree roots and other uneven surfaces. On land you can either walk or ride a burro. You may easily cross the small cove from El Jardin to the main beach by kayak. If your swimming skills are moderate or better, you could also swim. Since nothing is very far away, walking is the preferred method of getting around. Scheduled departures from Yelapa by water taxi leave several times a day during the peak season. It is best to be a little bit early to ensure that you do not miss the boat, as they do sometimes leave earlier than the scheduled departure time. Water Taxi Schedule Please remember you will be on Mexico time, so times of departure will vary.