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.
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