After an amazing day at the city, It was time to visit the Gorgeous Town of Yelapa for Christmas day. We woke up around 7 am to watch this gorgeous sunrise once more. It’s been magical waking up every morning seeing the different colour of the sky. I can get used to this every morning. How I wish I wake up this early back home.
After a wholesome Mexican breakfast, we got ready to head out to the Marina Port thru a taxi from our Hotel. They don’t pick you up from your hotel, you have to go and venture out on your own and it makes it more fun!
As we drive out I was greeted by the gorgeous creamy pink sky over the mountains.
After 25 minutes on the road, we have arrived at the Port, We waited for an hour and a half before we were able to board the boat. I must say that is a lot of time wasted sitting. (I could have been shooting somewhere already).
The boat ride was over 2 hours long, tho the staff made sure we were quite entertained with some music in the background and of course a constant of eyeing for a whale or dolphins along the way.
After 2 hours, almost near Yelapa, we took a snorkelling group, again It has to be done with groups and you have to wear the ugly lifesaver. The adventurous girl in can’t really do anything but to follow, I wasn’t allowed to go swim on my own without a lifesaver hence no gorgeous underwater shots. (One of the reasons why I hate doing group tours, there is no freedom and just have to follow the group and most of the time you don’t get to really enjoy the trip)
We parked right here to do some paddling and kayaking too, I myself didn’t have time to do this because we can only do one thing. I just admired the beauty in front of me which is the reason why I am here.
Some of the fishes underwater taken by the GoPro Hero 5.
After snorkelling, we had some fresh cucumber and turnip with some fresh lime squeezed on top, garlic sauce and lastly seasoned chili on top. YUM!
Our chef also started grilling chicken, fish and beef for our lunch. Oh the smell was divine!
After our snack, we had to take a small boat to head to Yelapa to start our adventure on horseback riding.
Such a beautiful place! I have always been scared of horses because back when I was 18 and doing modelling a horse threw me over during a shoot. And I never rode a horse the same ever again.
To be honest I had some mixed emotions. First, I was starstruck how gorgeous horses are. Secondly, I felt so bad about riding them. I was so scared as I didn’t know how to control the horse .
The horse that was given to me is always hungry! always opting out to head to anything with leaf!
Eventually making our way to a gorgeous scenic route to see the falls of Yelapa.
After a 20 minute horseback riding, we have reached the top and was given 10 minutes to enjoy the falls. It was good we opted out for riding the horses or else the whole group will be in the photo. The others chose to hike instead. It was so sad that we were only given 10 minutes. If I went on my own I could have stayed for an hour. hence, not much of photos taken. lol
But all the pain was worth it! How gorgeous is this? and how often is it I get to ride a horse? Everything was just as magical as I wished for Christmas Day.
I was in my element.
Going back was another story. It was so funny as we are all soaked from the fresh water of the falls. Tho totally refreshing… Our horses started on acting up, my horse fell and I scream so much as a flashback of the previous encounter occurred in my mind. hahaha, and the other horse in front of me started running with a screaming Spanish lady, probably scared for her life. But we are all fine, we all started laughing and understood that this day is truly unforgetable Christmas.
And another round of Salad.
And then it was time to say goodbye..
And look at this guy sticking his tongue out lol.
After horse back riding, we stayed on the beach for another 40 minutes.
It felt like home as back in the Philippines we have an exact same place like this that we used to go.
Afterwards we head back to our boat around 4pm to finally have our lunch and endless margaritas.
Everything was made on board.
We had some laughs as the boat started to catch big waves and eating properly was really hard. Everyone enjoyed their meal and drinks. We also had some people dancing on the boat and then eventually a raffle to win a bottle of tequila. Guess who won?
After another 2 hours back ride to our Hotel. We arrived around 6 pm super tired and totally forgotten about the Christmas Dinner reservation we did. We slept the night away and never to be awaken anymore till the next day.