The first inhabitants of this region, where the Southern Sierra Madre begins, were indigenous tribes pertaining to the Tatuan de Nayares group.
In 1524 Don Francisco Cortés de Buenaventura named the area Azapan, and the Spanish christened the town San Francisco de Azapan and made it a part of the Jaltemba Hacienda, which produced coconut oil.
In 1936, the Sayulita common lands, which San Pancho belongs to, were formed.
This establishment, in a way, created the community spirit that characterizes this destination. And it is precisely the social advocacy of its inhabitants, their work in conjunction with educational projects, environmental issues and the promotion of the arts that has spurred San Pancho’s positive growth and development.
“Another interesting thing about San Pancho is the Huichol community, which has a strong presence here; they live here, they share their daily lives here,” adds Kohl.
Also known as the bridge for contemporary art, the Haus der Kunst has discovered an interesting market of art collectors in San Pancho, “we have internationalized ourselves more than ever,” concludes Helmut, from the tranquility of his new residence.
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Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau (Riviera Nayarit CVB)
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Tourist Promotion Trust – Bahía de Banderas Zone
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