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Beyond Isla del Coral: The other beaches in Rincón de Guayabitos

  • In recent months, travelers have gone beyond Isla del Coral (Coral Island) and put these three small, less-explored beaches on the map; they can be reached from Los Ayala or Rincón de Guayabitos for a day filled with adventure and pleasant relaxation.

Everyone knows Rincón de Guayabitos and its beautiful Isla del Coral (Coral Island), but even though its beauty and value as the icon of the Rincón de Guayabitos-Peñita de Jaltemba-Los Ayala in Riviera Nayarit, are undeniable, there are other lesser-known beaches that are worth discovering.

Today we’ll focus on three small, charming beaches: Playa Frideras, Playa Frideritas, and Playa del Toro. Together, they form a corridor that should be explored more closely. You can reach all three by land or by sea, and they offer travelers a very rewarding experience as they are immersed in vegetation, are largely isolated, and are ideal for spending a day in absolute tranquility.

Travelers can reach them from Los Ayala or from Rincón de Guayabitos for a day full of adventure, pleasant relaxation, and a regenerating stay.

Playa Frideritas

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Also known as Playa del Besoliterally “Kiss Beach”—is about 150 meters by foot from Playa los Ayala. As you reach the tip of the coast, you’ll see a path through the mountains that ends in a small reserve in the jungle. After about a seven-minute walk, you’ll go downhill to an idyllic paradise: a charming beach with soft, golden sand and water that varies from blue to green, perfectly ensconced in lush vegetation.

Playa Frideras

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This the longest and most developed; it even has a restaurant serving fresh seafood; even though its coastline is rockier, during high tide when the ocean is calm it’s great for snorkeling or diving. This beach can be easily reached by boat on a tour from Los Ayala.

Playa del Toro

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Is a small beach—only 200 meters long by 30 meters wide—and is rarely visited because it’s a little hard to get to it. To reach this beach you have to walk up a fairly steep incline for about two kilometers from the beach at Los Ayala, though you can also get there by boat on one of the tours offered by the fishermen’s cooperative. The water is calm and crystalline with shades of blue and green; the beach has a moderate slope and is surrounded by vegetation. The highlight of this beach is the Mirador del Toro lookout, a cliff that can be reached by walking along an open trail through the jungle. The journey can be exhausting, but the reward is great, as the views from this place are truly impressive.


Now you’re ready to discover amazing places. Remember to use the #RivieraNayarit hashtag.

We want to see you enjoying paradise!



The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) work together to promote the region with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit through its Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).