What to do in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle?

The Riviera Nayarit’s La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is one of the quietest, most relaxed, and friendliest micro-destinations—it’s basically a fishing village that visitors love to return to time and again. If you don’t know it yet, well, keep reading so you can find out all the fun stuff to do that will make your vacation stay unforgettable!


1.-Mercado del Mar (Ocean Market)

For starters, you’ll need to know this place was once solely the home of local fishermen, who still come to the Mercado del Mar every morning to sell their catch of the day. Check out the market for the freshest fish and seafood—most of the local restaurants buy here. If you’d rather cook for yourself, everything you’ll find here is pure perfection for your recipes.

2.-Farmer’s Market

This local market offers culture in general; it’s where locals as well as foreigners gather to sell their wares. The variety of art and culture is unique, and you’ll find a little bit of everything—even music adds to the ambiance!

3-Dining in La Cruz

La Cruz is quite romantic and a great place to enjoy a delicious meal whether casual or gourmet. There’s something for every pocket, including restaurants with international cuisine. Don’t miss dropping into at least one eatery when you visit.

4-Yacht or Catamaran Tour

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is home to one of the loveliest and most modern marinas in all of Mexico. Stop by and hop aboard a vessel for a tour around the gorgeous Banderas Bay with Chica Iocca or Ally Cat.

5-Walk along the marina’s boardwalk

Known as the malecón, a walk along this boardwalk is super relaxing, plus you can take tons of pics of the boats against the background of the sea and sky. Or, check out the central plaza and the quaint streets—in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, it’s all about taking it easy.

So, there you have it: five options for things to do in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a perfect micro-destination for those who want to get away from it all. Remember to use the #RivieraNayarit hashtag on your social media—we want to see you having fun in paradise!