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This cache is located at a waterfall, about 1/2 mile from the fishing village of Yelapa, south of Puerto Vallarta on the Bahia de Banderas.
To get to Yelapa, you will need to travel by boat. Either take a water taxi or rent a panga. Best way is to go to Boca de Tomatlan, by taxi or bus, then rent a panga on the beach. Bring your snorkel gear, there are some great coves to explore on the way. The panga driver will bring you to a beach choked with palapa restaurants...we ate at Fanny's and didn't get sick. To find the cache, cross the stream on the right side of the beach, and go up the stairs near the Vortex. Get on the trail towards the town, and follow the signs to Cascada (waterfall). The trail winds up the right side of a stream about 1/2 mile to the waterfall. Once at the waterfall, cross the stream, and look for the cache on the left side of the trail, somewhat higher than the pool. You may have a problem getting an accurate GPS fix, because of the overlying vegetation of the jungle. My GPS indicated accuracy within 100 ft (If problems, check the pictures or the hints). The Cache is a clear tupperware type container, with a geocache sticker, containing miscellaneous nicknacks. This is a pretty popular place, with lots of kids coming and going...you'll need to be pretty cool about the search, so the cache doesn't get found and raided. A RECENT GEOCACHER SUGGESTED AN INPORTANT WARNING TO ALL THAT YOU LOOK BEFORE STICKING YOUR HAND IN TO RETRIEVE THE CACHE...THERE ARE SCORPIONS AROUND!!!
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- Route off the beach to trailThe Vortex restaurant is to the left. Walk between the buildings up to the trail.
- View to the beachView from the trail onto the beach
- Follow the sign
- Trail to waterfall
- Cascada de YelapaView of waterfall in dry season, from the cache.
- View towards the cache.The cache is to the left of trail and vegetation
- Closeup of cache siteView this one only if you're stumped or lazy.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum