Yelapa is located at the foot of the Sierra Madre mountains, near the home of the Huichol Indians. This peaceful native culture was left nearly undisturbed when the Europeans were busy searching for gold among the Mayans. The name, Huichol, means “healer.” A little local culture is available on your trek to the local waterfall. When you reach the top you will be greeted by local artisans at Javier’s Rosewood Factory. While you’re enjoying yourself in this paradise, you can also improve your Spanish. Yelapa English/Spanish Institute offers many opportunities for all ages. There is a large art community in Yelapa where local artists have the opportunity to work in a very peaceful and beautiful location.