We got up looking forward to a day trip over to Yelapa, which is a small beach town on the far southernmost part of the Bahia de Banderas. It is only accessible by boat, and by virtue of this, the riff-raff are really kept to a minimum – with the exception of… Us!!!
We were ever hopeful that, by the grace of God, we might get lucky and see some Humpback whales during our 30 min water taxi ride over to Yelapa. The Humpbacks congregate here in the Bay from December to March every year to calve, and the whale watching is apparently spectacular. But alas, nothin’ doin’.
As it happens, we ended up speaking with TWO separate groups of people today that had lucked out and seen a cow with her calf during a water taxi ride. We had been assured by two separate whale watching enterprises that the chances of actually seeing any whales were approximately nil, as the Humpbacks had apparently skee-daddled up north to the Pacific Northwest. They didn’t even want to take our money. Oh well, that’s how the baleen crumbles.
Yelapa was lovely. Quiet, secluded, everything you could really want in a beachfront getaway. You could really feel the relaxation in the air. Or perhaps you could smell it… No matter, the point is that it was ultra-relaxationy. There’s more to do there that we had suspected; horseback riding, snorkeling, a waterfall to go check out, and a whole village by the sea, accessible only by boat; and a beautiful, remote beach. Cool.
We managed to visit the Costa Club all-inclusive back in Puerto Vallarta upon our return, and the enthusiastic folks in the pool rose up with an enthusiastic “Come To Mexico!!!” Hmmm… Why don’t you?