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Guayabitos: The largest natural swimming pool in the world

Guayabitos: la alberca natural más grande del mundo

Guayabitos: The largest natural swimming pool in the world

Rincón de Guayabitos, in Riviera Nayarit, is mostly frequented by locals due to its soft, golden sand, crystal-clear waters, and tropical climate.

Guayabitos: The largest natural swimming pool, this natural wonder is part of Jaltemba Bay in the municipality of Compostela, spanning approximately two kilometers in length by 30 meters in width. It is said that Guayabitos was discovered by the Spanish when they were seeking a point to embark in order to evangelize the region of the ‘Californias’.

Subsequently, during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, the area was frequented by pirates of English and Dutch origin, who often attacked the coasts of Bahía de Banderas, Chacala, and Matanchén.

Currently, during certain times of the year, Guayabitos beach hosts special events such as concerts, festivals, and themed parties, such as the now famous VochoFest.

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What to do in Guayabitos?

There are various activities for all ages and experience levels in Guayabitos. Known for its gentle and consistent waves, Guayabitos is an ideal place for surfing. You can also take a boat ride around the bay, from scenic cruises to fast boat rides for adrenaline lovers.

Here you can enjoy birdwatching, as it is located on a migratory route for seabirds. You can admire the beauty of these species while walking along the beach or relaxing in the sand. Due to its length, beach walks are one of the most common and relaxing activities. You can walk along the coast, enjoying the sound of the waves and panoramic views of the ocean.

In addition to birds, at certain times of the year, Guayabitos beach is visited by sea turtles that come to nest. You may have the opportunity to witness this natural spectacle and witness the turtle nesting process. However, remember to maintain a respectful distance and not interfere with their natural habitat.

Of course, you should enjoy the exquisite gastronomy that the beach offers, with diverse restaurants serving fresh seafood and Mexican snacks. Likewise, if you are a nightlife lover, Guayabitos has several options in bars and clubs where you can have fun.

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Coral Island

A must-see during your visit to Rincón de Guayabitos is the spectacular Coral Island, located just off the bay, offering visitors beautiful crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and wonderful landscapes.

There, you can practice diving, snorkeling, and birdwatching. Due to the rocks and corals, access to this island is a bit challenging, especially for children and older people, as it requires walking a few meters through the sea, where there are corals and rocks, but in the end, the journey is worth it.

Coral Island has restricted areas for the protection of the area, as tourist activity has caused some impacts on the island, so the removal of sand and coral is prohibited throughout the island.

If you are interested in learning more and scheduling your trip, you can visit: https://www.isladelcoral.com.mx/

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Rincón de Guayabitos is a delight of sun and sand, perfect for a family trip or with friends. With its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and a variety of entertainment options, it is an ideal place to relax and enjoy an unforgettable vacation.
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