San Pancho: A Riviera Nayarit paradise that has it all

San Francisco—AKA San Pancho—is one of the Riviera Nayarit’s 23 micro-destinations, and one of the most famous thanks to its beautiful beaches and cultural ambiance. Many call this paradise “home,” including quite a few people who ended up staying here after a vacation. Wonder why? Keep reading!

San Pancho has everything you need to enjoy a fun and relaxing stay—here are some of the things you just can’t miss when you get here:

1- The Beach

Though this place keeps gaining popularity, its beach is always very clean and gorgeous. The expanse of sand is wide and perfect for hanging out any time of day—you can start your morning with the sunrise or end it with the sunset, both are spectacular.

2- The Culture

You can definitely see and pretty much breathe in the cultural ambiance that permeates this little town. Its streets are lined with murals painted by artists both local and itinerant, and you’ll find a lovely variety of local handicrafts, great music, and, above all, good vibes.

3- The Gastronomy

This is our favorite part of San Pancho: there are tons of little restaurants where you can taste all kinds of local dishes, as well as international delights. And, of course, we have a recommendation: ask for a plate of the area’s most iconic aguachile (shrimp marinated in spicy lime juice) at the Las Palmas restaurant.

4- The Surf and Yoga

San Pancho has become very popular with surfers, yogis, and lovers of eco-culture. Hook up with a surfing camp, a yoga retreat, or even an environmental conservation program. We’re sure your visit to San Pancho will be a unique experience and you really must check it out at least once in your life.

5- The Peace

If you’re searching for a quiet place to read, chill out, sip on a cup of coffee, or just meet new friends far from the hustle and bustle of the city, San Pancho is the place for you. This is a very quiet spot, relaxing, and a great place to retreat and “find” yourself. If you’re traveling with family, you’ll also want to check out some of the other nearby micro-destinations like Sayulita or Lo de Marcos.

Ok, we really don’t want to tell you more about how amazing a visit to San Pancho can be, we’d rather you discover it for yourself! We’ll be waiting for you in paradise! Remember to use the #RivieraNayarit hashtag on your social media—we want to see you enjoying your vacation!