Yelapa Pie: An Iconic Specialty
Exploring the beauty of the South Shore of Banderas Bay, full of secluded beaches, picturesque little towns and magical corners that impress everyone visiting for the first time (as well as those returning to rediscover their magic), always turns out to be an unforgettable adventure. Among its fascinating places to visit is Yelapa, a quiet coastal town nestled in a mini bay surrounded by the magnificent jungle, creating the perfect postcard of a tropical paradise, the ideal place for all those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle and find the simplicity, calmness and happiness of the rustic life by the sea.
Belonging to the municipality of Cabo Corrientes and about 45 minutes by sea from Puerto Vallarta, Yelapa is a beautiful beach destination that, due to its natural features, entertainment activities, gastronomy and relaxed atmosphere, represents for many a paradise on Earth.
Snacks and Sunsets to Make Lasting Memories
The gastronomy of Yelapa is very similar to that of other Vallarta · Nayarit small coastal towns. Both in the restaurants located on the beach and those in town, seafood dishes reign, ideal for the climate and the beach environment. Enjoy classic oysters, fish such as marlin or dorado in different presentations, shrimp in assorted presentations, burritos and various seafood cocktails, including lobster and ceviche. And all these delights can be accompanied with a refreshing beer or assorted tropical drinks, such as piña coladas, daiquiris, margaritas or raicilla, which is a typical drink of this region.
However, an iconic specialty of this destination is the Yelapa Pie. Based on the original recipe of Mrs. Agustina García, who started selling it on the beach more than 40 years ago, this succulent dessert stands out for its authenticity. It is large, crunchy on the outside and of perfect consistency. Presented in a variety of flavors, such as cheese, pecan, chocolate and banana, the most traditional is the coconut and the most colorful the lemon. Its popularity is so great that it is famous throughout the region.