Come Explore Las Varas Nayarit!

The town of Las Varas Nayarit is less than 12-km from Chacala. Las Varas was originally a hacienda (estate) and only formally became a pueblos back in March, 1935. Local chronicler Alejandro Martínez Osuna wrote a book about Las Varas, which recounts the history of this beautiful Mexico destination in Riviera Nayarit.

Set in the heart of the Sierra de Vallejo, Las Varas Nayarit is found where the many different roads that lead to the various beaches of Riviera Nayarit converge. This town’s dedication to its time-honored traditions is one of its most fundamental characteristics. Here, you can still enjoy an ice cream cone as you rest on one of the benches in the main plaza.

Las Varas Nayarit – A Traditional Community

There are many folk celebrations held in Las Varas Nayarit each year. Among them are the Judas of Holy Week, the Santo Santiago Cavalcade, the Virgen de Guadalupe festival, and the Mojigangas. The Mojigangas is a Carnaval celebration during which costumed locals and clowns parade down the streets and then perform bullfighting tricks in the town’s charro ring.

Primarily dedicated to agriculture, the town of Las Varas Nayarit is surrounded by fields of beans and tobacco as well as fruit orchards. As you approach Las Varas, the landscapes of country living will also inspire you to explore the Mataiza Lagoon, by either taking a boat ride or camping along its shore.

On your visit to this traditional Mexican community, don’t forget to stop by the Community Museum, home to an interesting collection of archeological pieces such as pots, arrowheads, ceramics, fossils, and antiques. Many of these were found in nearby areas such as the Altavista Ceremonial Center. And, if you wish to delve into the wonders of sea and sand, you will find the beaches of Chacala just ten minutes away.

Las Varas hotels and bungalows are limited and many visitors choose to stay at hotels closer to the beach, such as Chacala Beach, La Penita, and Jaltemba Bay.

Las Varas Weather

Because Las Varas Nayarit is set inland the weather has much cooler low temperatures, with nighttime temperatures dropping to as low as 8°C from January through to March. Daytime highs can still reach up to 80-90°F (27-32°C) year round. Average rainfall in Las Varas is also much higher, which benefits all the farms and ranches throughout the area. July and August are the wettest months with up to 24 days of rain, or a total of 274 mm of rainfall.

The distance from Rincon Guayabitos and Las Varas Nayrit is only 23-km. Las Varas is also less than 90-km or a 1 hour and 40 minute drive from and Nuevo Vallarta.

Be sure to spend some time in Las Varas Nayarit before continuing on to all of the incredible beaches in the northern part of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico!

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