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Yelapa, the furthermost of the southern beaches from town, is one of Puerto Vallarta’s most secluded and beloved bays, and home to a small fishing community. Lots of day-trippers turn up on organized tours, but this picturesque cove empties out when the boats leave in the late afternoon. There are several comfortable places to stay the night. Round-trip water taxis from Puerto Vallarta/Boca de Tomatlán cost M$320/180 per person; the trip takes 45 minutes from Vallarta.