The name Mexcaltitán has been interpreted to mean a variety of things: for some, it means “land of herons” while others translate the name as “in the house of the moon.”
Getting to Mexcaltitán Island is a highlight on its own. Your adventure begins with a 15 minute boat ride to the island. If it is shrimping season you’ll likely notice local fishermen out in the waters catching shrimp for the local Mexcaltitán restaurants.
The oval shaped Mexcaltitán Island is not very large in size. The island is approximately 130 feet wide from north-to-south and 1,150 feet long from east-to-west. During the rainy season the streets of town flood, making travel by boat the only option. For this reason, the island has earned the name “The Mexican Venice.”
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Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau (Riviera Nayarit CVB)
Association of Hotels and Motels of Bahía de Banderas
Tourist Promotion Trust – Bahía de Banderas Zone
Centro Empresarial, Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros #55, Local 2112, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, C.P. 63732
Call: (322) 297-2516