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Route of the Beaches of Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, Bucerías, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta de Mita, Rincón de Guayabitos, Tepic

On this tour you will travel south from Tepic, Nayarit to the Bay of Banderas in the neighboring state of Jalisco. In Tepic you can enjoy the beautiful Centro Histórico (Historic Center) in its Plaza de Armas and admire the Palacio del Gobierno (Government Palace) and the Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), in neo-Gothic style. A short distance away you will find the Juan Escutia Market, where you can buy colorful embroidered handcrafts from the Cora and Huichol people. Here are three important museums to visit: the Casa Amado Nervo Museum, the Juan Escutia Museum, and the Museo Regional de Nayarit (Regional Museum of Nayarit).

At one hour and forty-five minutes you will reach the coast of Rincón de Guayabitos. This small town is very popular for its seafood and water activities. Whether you want to spend the day at the beach or take an excursion to the Isla de Coral Ecological Reserve, you are sure to enjoy it a lot. Stroll along Sol Nuevo avenue and visit the different jewelry and handcraft stores that are found here.

Continue to Sayulita 35 minutes southwest of Rincón de Guayabitos. This place is ideal for surfing and spending long hours on the beach. When touring the town you will find local crafts made by the Huichol people, they are very beautiful! Do not forget to try the typical dishes of the place: queen clams, camarón zarandeado and mariscada, as well as gorditas and tamales.

The next stop will be at the wonderful Punta de Mita just 35 minutes away. This peninsula to the north of the Bay of Banderas is divided into two well differentiated areas: the residential area with high added value and the fishing village. Here you can enjoy the sea and the sun as much as you want, purchase handcrafts and eat delicious seafood dishes prepared by the locals. We recommend you take one of the boat or horseback rides, so that you can admire the natural beauty of this area.

If you continue thirty minutes east of Punta de Mita you will arrive in Bucerías, a beautiful coastal town that offers you various water activities as well as charming beaches. We suggest you go to the Main Square and walk along the boardwalk, there you will find very beautiful crafts at a good price. Also visit the Iglesia de la Señora Paz (Church of the Lady of Peace) and the Market, where you can try some of the dishes prepared with grilled fish or lobster.

Nuevo Vallarta is located twenty minutes south of Bucerías. This place is highly sought after for its golf courses, the marina, and luxury hotels. The most popular activities are spending the day on the beach and enjoying seafood cuisine, horseback riding on the beach or visiting neighboring ranches and participating in water excursions in the Bay Area.

Just 19 kilometers (11 miles) away is Puerto Vallarta. This small town with cobbled streets offers you countless water activities, excursions in the jungle and the enchanting landscapes of the mountains and the sea. We recommend you stroll along the boardwalk to enjoy the sunset, the handcraft shops and restaurants where good music is not lacking. Do not forget to also visit the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish) and the Main Square.
On this tour you will travel south from Tepic, Nayarit to the Bay of Banderas in the neighboring state of Jalisco. In Tepic you can enjoy the beautiful Centro Histórico (Historic Center) in its Plaza de Armas and admire the Palacio del Gobierno (Government Palace) and the Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), in neo-Gothic style. A short distance away you will find the Juan Escutia Market, where you can buy colorful embroidered handcrafts from the Cora and Huichol people. Here are three important museums to visit: the Casa Amado Nervo Museum, the Juan Escutia Museum, and the Museo Regional de Nayarit (Regional Museum of Nayarit).

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At one hour and forty-five minutes you will reach the coast of Rincón de Guayabitos. This small town is very popular for its seafood and water activities. Whether you want to spend the day at the beach or take an excursion to the Isla de Coral Ecological Reserve, you are sure to enjoy it a lot. Stroll along Sol Nuevo avenue and visit the different jewelry and handcraft stores that are found here.

Continue to Sayulita 35 minutes southwest of Rincón de Guayabitos. This place is ideal for surfing and spending long hours on the beach. When touring the town you will find local crafts made by the Huichol people, they are very beautiful! Do not forget to try the typical dishes of the place: queen clams, camarón zarandeado and mariscada, as well as gorditas and tamales.

The next stop will be at the wonderful Punta de Mita just 35 minutes away. This peninsula to the north of the Bay of Banderas is divided into two well differentiated areas: the residential area with high added value and the fishing village. Here you can enjoy the sea and the sun as much as you want, purchase handcrafts and eat delicious seafood dishes prepared by the locals. We recommend you take one of the boat or horseback rides, so that you can admire the natural beauty of this area.

If you continue thirty minutes east of Punta de Mita you will arrive in Bucerías, a beautiful coastal town that offers you various water activities as well as charming beaches. We suggest you go to the Main Square and walk along the boardwalk, there you will find very beautiful crafts at a good price. Also visit the Iglesia de la Señora Paz (Church of the Lady of Peace) and the Market, where you can try some of the dishes prepared with grilled fish or lobster.

Nuevo Vallarta is located twenty minutes south of Bucerías. This place is highly sought after for its golf courses, the marina, and luxury hotels. The most popular activities are spending the day on the beach and enjoying seafood cuisine, horseback riding on the beach or visiting neighboring ranches and participating in water excursions in the Bay Area.

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