Mexico Jalisco


A serene beach village in Jalisco, Mexico, known for its waterfalls, tropical scenery, and boat-access-only transportation.

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Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads! But that’s not because we’re hurtling 88 miles per hour into the future. It’s because we’re whizzing across the Bahía de Banderas to cute little Yelapa. Just the journey in is cotton candy for the Instagram feed! The waxy boughs of ficus trees lean over the huts, dropping down with the slopes of the Sierra Madre to a pearly Pacific Ocean. And there Yelapa sits, tucked under coconut palms with a dash of golden sand to its front. Paradise!

jrfrancis 4 years ago

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  • do before i die destinations

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    If I don't get to sip tea in Sri Lanka's hillside, read books in the Lake District, cozy up with Christmas lights in Zermatt, and watch grizzlies catch fish in Alaska before I die, I'm gonna *riot*. From the totally obtainable (White Sands National Park) to the obscure (Lofoten), here's my big, bad, do-before-I-die bucket list.

Yelapa Articles

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