Worthy of offering one of the most impressive landscapes in the entire country.
Located in the northwest of the Mexican territory, Nayarit is known for being the best-located state in Mexico. It borders the states of Sinaloa, Durango, and Zacatecas to the north, and the state of Jalisco to the east and south. In addition, it has an impressive coastal strip in the Pacific Ocean surrounded by several islands (Islas Marías, Isla Isabel, Las Tres Marietas, and Farallón La Peña) that make it worthy of offering one of the most impressive landscapes in the entire country.
The average temperature in Nayarit is 25º, being the coldest during the month of January and the hottest in May and June. It has a predominantly warm climate with irregular rainfall in summer (between the months of May to September). 90% of the days of the year are sheltered by the sun's rays, which allows an ideal environment for the growth of exuberant species of flora that colors the landscape with beautiful tones.
Riviera Nayarit, the Mexican seaside resort
As anticipated, this state is a tourist center for its coast. Nayarit's beaches are characterized by fine, golden sand and warm emerald-colored waters. Many of them with a wide range of tourist complexes, some even extremely luxurious and exclusive, such as Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita, the latter very visited by celebrities from the musical and film circles, who are attracted by its beauty and charm.
Perhaps you have already heard of the Riviera Nayarit, the most exclusive and well-known coastal area in the region. All types of tourism converge in this fashionable beach destination in Mexico, always eager to travel from end to end its 300 kilometers of virgin coastline.
To enjoy water activities such as surfing or diving, the beaches located in Santiago Ixcuintla and Tecuala are no less.
We cannot omit one of the sites that is the protagonist of incredible photographs due to its peculiar beauty, the Marietas Islands, where the wonderful Escondida Beach or Hidden Beach is located. It is reminiscent of a crater in the middle of the sea and is an ideal place for snorkeling. Corals, turtles, barber butterflyfish, and humpback parrotfish are just some of its wonders. Not to mention that on this island there is a humpback whale-watching season that includes the months of December to March.
The other part that stands out from tourism in Nayarit are its forests, especially those that extend from Acaponeta to Amatlán de Cañas.
In the municipality of Santa María del Oro, La Laguna Encantada, is another landscape of spectacular peculiarity. Located in a volcanic depression, it gives us a true picture to take our breath away. In it, you can do adventure sports such as water skiing or kayaking, as well as enjoy some thermal water wells that are in the periphery.
Nayarit presents three of the Magic Towns of Mexico, one of them is Jala where you can breathe a relaxed and pure air, stopped in time thanks to its historic buildings. Those who want to practice ecotourism can do so in the surroundings of the Ceboruco volcano and discover its famous waterfall, El Salto.
Another Magical Town is Sayulita, a favorite destination for surfers looking for the best waves and a relaxed atmosphere.
Finally, 50 minutes from Tepic (Nayarit capital) Compostela captivates the visitor with its streets and colonial buildings such as the Temple of Mercy of San Santiago Apóstol and La Hacienda Miravalles.
Nayarit gastronomy is recognized as an Intangible Heritage of the State and its mixture of flavors makes it unique. With one of the best flavors of the sea, its culinary specialties are extremely coastal. Among them, the ceviches, oysters, zarandeado fish, chicharron de fish, and for dessert a traditional capirotada