, generally is a safe place, though you must take precautions. The overall
rule is to bring only what you don't mind losing. I know that's hard.
Cameras, Stereos and Walkmans are totally appropriate but are also the
favorite goods to be resold by thieves. If you choose to bring these
items, then you need to keep them with you as much as possible or leave
them with your landlord or with a trusted friend, when leaving your
casa for the day. Another tip is to not leave items downstairs, when
sleeping in a loft. In regards to cash, carry it with you or hide it
in a plastic bag and dig a small hole outside and stash it there till
it's needed. Another tip is when enjoying the Disco at the Yacht Club
on Wednesday or Saturday Night, keep an eye on your bag. When you get
up to dance wrap it around a chair or have someone watch it. Be cautious
of the teens that carry your bags from the pier to your casa. Have them
drop your bags off in front of your casa rather than inside where they
can scope your goods and casa.
I wish there was no thievery here but I can't say that, you can't say
that for your hometown either! As in the US, drugs are usually the main
Beginning in 2004 Yelapa has a police presence that lives in a small
casa, off the concha (basketball court). If you have a problem, You
can got to the Comisario or directly to the casa of the police, bring
a translator to assist you. Javier, the Comisario/Sheriff lives just
off the trail , on the right as you enter Saul's restaurant. His phone
number in Yelapa is 209 - 5031.
Nov.2006.. We have had very little theft or major problems in Yelapa.
Use precaution, especially in a casa where the person you rented from
does not have someone that watches over the property. Use lockboxes
and don't leave your items laying around.