Monday, May 28, 2018

How We Found Yelapa Mexico

July 13, 2011 - A little about Brett & Chasity
It's kind of a funny story how we found the magical spot of Yelapa. My girlfriend and I had been traveling through Mexico for about a year and at the time we had been living in Puerto Vallarta for about 7 months. One day we were having some drinks on the beach and hanging out at Cuates y Cuetes by Los Muertos pier. We started talking to a girl that had a backpack with her and we inquired on where she was headed. She told us she was heading to Yelapa...."What's Yelapa" was our response. She looked at us like we were crazy and said "how long have you lived here for.... you don't know Yelapa".

Kate went on to tell us how amazing of a spot Yelapa was. She mentioned that back in the day a musican's like David Crosby use to go there and at one time Bob Dylan use to live in Yalapa. She also said that Yelapa had no cars or roads and you had to take a boat to get to Yelapa. Kate was getting ready to cath the water taxi to see her boyfriend that had been living in Yelapa for a couple months and invited us to go. It sounded like a place we would enjoy, a fun adventure but being late in the day we would not have been able to make it back to Puerto Vallarta the same day. So, we opted to meet her the next weekend. She said to get off the boat and go to Angelina's Garden Beach Club. Once there to ask for Freddy or Elena and they would find her so we could meet up.
The next Saturday we were down at the pier to catch the water taxi to Yelapa since that is the only way to get there. We arrived around 10:00 in the morning. Once off the boat we were greeted by a person holding an iguana (perdo). He pointed us in the right direction. We found Angelina's Garden on the beach and meet Elena and her son Freddy whom both later became dear dear friends or more like our Mexican family. I quickly realized that even though we had been vacationing through Mexico for about 7 months I never unplug and relax. I am always checking emails or answering phone calls, still very much plugged into the hustle and bustle of day to day life. We had only brought stuff for a day trip which was me wearing board shorts and Chasity in a bikini. I remember saying to Chazzie "honey I am not sure I can spend the whole day here". That was Saturday at 11:00 am. Needless to say we did not leave until Tuesday on the last water taxi. If that does not say something about how much we fell in love with Yelapa I don't know what does.
This was almost 7 years ago. After that weekend we found ourselves going there every weekend. Eventually we decided it did not make sense to have a house in Puerto Vallarta when we were spending all our time enjoying Yelapa. We decided to move to Yelapa and the rest is kind of history.
Kate thank you Soooo much for suggesting a day trip to Yelapa it was life changing for us!

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