Prepare to fall in love with these five micro-destinations in the Riviera Nayarit

Discover and learn more about the micro-destinations of Riviera Nayarit, where its beautiful beaches, delightful cuisine and cultural diversity will captivate you. There are 23 options to visit on your next vacation! Choose your favorite!

San Francisco

This picturesque paradise is brimming with Huichol art, galleries, and restaurants
specializing in local gastronomy. Also known as San Pancho, what was once a traditional
fishing village has become the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, where surfing and
relaxing are what it’s all about. Don’t leave without visiting its gorgeous beaches—you’ll love

San Blas

The beautiful port of San Blas is one of the Riviera Nayarit’s natural gems, where nature and
history lovers can learn a little more about the cultural riches that have been preserved here
over the years. Come visit Isla Isabel (Isabel Island) and explore La Tovara and La
Contaduría. This micro-destination is perfect for visitors to connect with the Riviera Nayarit’s
cultural essence.

Los Ayala

This is one spectacular beach! Los Ayala has become one of the most popular beaches in
Mexico, where families come to enjoy all kinds of aquatic activities. Make this your base of
operations to head out and explore Isla Coral (Coral Island) or hike on the Cerro del Toro
(Toro Mountain). You’ll spend a perfect beach day at this micro-destination.

Lo de Marcos

Lo de Marcos is colorful and very Mexican—a must-visit for your next trip. Here you can
practice yoga on a board, snorkel, and hike along truly lovely beaches. Don’t miss the
organic market held on Saturdays during season from November through February. In Lo de
Marcos we’ve sampled the best panela cheese in the region—make sure you try a piece!


This magical destination can only be reached by boat! Once here, there’s no way you can
skip a visit to the Museum of the Origin, since it’s said this is the ancient city of Aztlán. Enjoy
the local shrimp paté and the tlaxtihuil (a corn-based shrimp chowder)—it’s the yummiest
treat around! This is a great family destination with a fantastic diversity of flora and fauna.

Did you already know any of these micro-destinations in the Riviera Nayarit? How many are
you missing from the list of 23 idyllic destinations that make up our slice of paradise? Drop
us a comment about which one you’d like to visit or let us know if you have any questions.

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