Playa Las Islitas Nayarit
Not far from San Blas Mexico and flanked by impressive palm trees and the green hills that border the crystal-clear waters, you’ll find Playa Las Islitas Nayarit. This secluded beach on Bahía de Matanchén is in a protected bay and renowned for some of the best surfing conditions ever.
The formation of cliffs near the shores of San Blas Mexico is a popular place for adventurous visitors seeking that perfect memory photo. All along this beach you will find traditional thatched-roof huts serving up a variety of delicious traditional dishes such as freshly-prepared ocean fish and local seafood from the region. In Playa Las Islitas Nayarit and San Blas Mexico your tasty meal can even be accompanied by a refreshing drink and the notes of a traditional Mexican folk song.
Dining here is truly a mouth-watering tradition that you mustn’t skip. And, on your way out of San Blas, be sure to visit some of the businesses lining the San Blas-Tepic Highway. Here you will find great products for sale such as banana bread, cocadas (coconut candy) and other traditional favorites from the region.
Natural Wonders of Nayarit
As you explore the streets of San Blas Mexico you will relive the events of years past that have marked the history not only of the state of Nayarit but of the entire country of Mexico.
Be sure to book one of the San Blas hotels like Hotel Garza Canela or Hacienda Flamingos and plan to stay awhile. In this town, time seems to progress at a different pace, almost standing still with its haciendas, historic buildings, and quiet streets – down which residents ride bicycles they have modified in the most curious of ways.
This is, of course, complemented by the impressive natural wonders that abound in San Blas Mexico that offer plenty of activities for the adventurous. Come discover the navigable canals surrounded by mangroves, the small islands, and the annual arrival of more than 300 migratory birds (perfect for bird watching), which makes this one of the best Nayarit destinations. San Blas is a must-see, unforgettable paradise.
Beaches of San Blas Mexico
A visit to this historic gem on the Pacific Coast of Mexico wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the San Blas beaches. El Borrego, whose fine golden sands stretch for three kilometers (two miles), is one of the most frequented destinations among lovers of big waves. And after a quick boat ride, you can explore the wonders of Isla del Rey, a paradise of natural beauty where you can not only bask in the Pacific Ocean and relax on the sand, but also sample some of culinary delights of San Blas Mexico.
Also essential is a visit to the Piedra Blanca, a small rock formation off the coast of San Blas Mexico where the image of the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Virgin —also known as La Marinera— is found. This virgin is the patron saint of sailors, and San Blas residents pay homage to her every year on October 7. The Piedra Blanca is also an important ceremonial center for the native Huichol people.
La Tovara National Park & San Cristóbal River
The area around San Blas Mexico offers plenty of activities and attractions!
Natural wonders of area around the Port of San Blas Mexico include a tropical marsh that includes the El Pozo estuary, the La Tovara National Park, and the San Cristóbal River. La Tovara National Park is located two kilometers (1.2 miles) from San Blas Mexico and is one of the region’s most impressive natural attractions.
Here, you will have the opportunity to explore by boat and appreciate a beautiful variety of mangroves, home to turtles and birds such as boat-billed herons and white herons. You can also appreciate first hand the floating wood homes, occupied by some of the first settlers. These houses were recreated for the filming of the movie Cabeza de Vaca.
Farther down the San Cristóbal River is a community crocodile sanctuary where you can admire reptiles and a variety of animal species, as well as take part in important wildlife research and protection efforts.
To round out this unforgettable experience, head over to Isla Isabel —located 70 kilometers (43 miles) from the Port of San Blas Mexico. Isla Isabel is a natural rock formation of volcanic origins and home to a wide variety of birds.
Another great option is to visit the Cora community of Singayta (located just two kilometers [1.2 miles] from San Blas Mexico) and delve into this interesting culture.
Your trip to San Blas Mexico, just like the essence of this Mexican port, will be truly remarkable.
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