Krystal International Vacation Club knows that many of its members enjoy returning to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, every year. The perfect tropical weather, beautiful beaches, water activities, and exciting nightlife combine to make this special place one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations. Puerto Vallarta is a thriving Mexican city that retains its colonial charms to the delight of its many visitors.
However, many repeat visitors to this beautiful location are often looking for new adventures to discover. For that reason, Krystal International Vacation Club has a few suggestions for their visitors that are seeking more exotic adventures. One of the prettier and lesser-known beaches in the area that is accessible by a short boat ride is Yelapa. A traditional panga, an open boat, is the most popular choice of transportation to this locale and is generally not too expensive.
Yelapa is well known to the locals as it is an excellent fishing spot where the catch of the day can be anything from Tuna to Dorado. The area is also famous as actress Hilary Swank and legendary musician Bob Dylan are both homeowners here. Considered by most visitors to be one of the most relaxing and heavenly places in all of Mexico, the atmosphere is entirely organic and natural. Yelapa is a place that invites visitors to revel in rest, connect with nature, and enjoy the views of the mountains, the sea, and magnificent sunsets.
Another delightful village close enough for a day trip from Puerto Vallarta that Krystal International Vacation Club recommends is San Sebastion. This quaint village is less than 70 km from Puerto Vallarta, so you can either rent a car or hire a taxi to take you to this magical place. San Sebastion has its origins as a mining town, but visiting it now is like taking a trip directly to the past. For those that are truly adventurous, a climb through the vegetation to the top of Cerro de La Bufa will reward the visitor with incredible views of Banderas Bay.
Throughout the town of San Sebastian visitors will find beautifully restored haciendas and other old houses. These structures and the cobblestoned streets come together with the surrounding green fields to create fantastic photo opportunities. Local guides are available for hire to share many historical stories about the town and the surrounding areas. Although San Sebastion was initially a mining town, its primary source of wealth now comes from the agave fields necessary for tequila production. So if a trip to Puerto Vallarta is in your future and you are looking for an adventurous day trip, either of these locations may be just the thing.