Magical towns of Nayarit, a range of local settings
During recent years, the tourist areas of this land are no longer only limited to those related to the beach, but also those that seek to preserve their cultures, traditions, gastronomy and identity.
For national tourism, Nayarit has positioned itself as a must-see stop in sun and beach destinations. Due to its tropical characteristics and wide coast settings, the coastal entity is a favorite of both artists who seek rest in large resorts, and families who come to the traditional beaches in search of a moment of pleasant coexistence.
However, in recent years, the tourist areas of this land are no longer limited to those related to the beach, but also those that seek to preserve their cultures, traditions, gastronomy and identity.
In addition to the project of the Ministry of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, the state of Nayarit has sought to promote the most picturesque settings found in its corners, enhancing them through the Magical Towns program and, to date, achieving the designation of nine sites that promote culture.
Sea and tradition
If there is something that identifies Nayarit, it is its coasts and natural landscapes that, with crystal-clear waters and highly comfortable hotels, are part of the favorite places nationwide.
However, in recent months, other scenarios of warmth and beach, where the atmosphere of locality and tradition take over the taste of tourists, have come to light. These are the Magic Towns of Sayulita, Mexcaltitán Island, San Blas and Puerto Balleto (in the Marías Islands), where traditions go hand in hand with the tourist, taking them to an experience that makes them relive the historical events of each one. from them. From the mythical departure of the Mexica people towards the founding of Greater Tenochtitlan, to the former federal prison where characters like José Revueltas were detained, each of these places is worth knowing, visiting and recommending.
Colonial is in fashion
Although for its natural beauties, Nayarit is also characterized by its traditional alleys, which date back to the greatness that emerged in this region between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
To the south of Nayarit, the magical towns of Ixtlán del Río, Ahuacatlán and Amatlán de Cañas, preserve the essence of yesteryear, which is combined with the modernity of our era.
Each one of them is a trip to the past that is accompanied by delicious typical dishes, horseback riding, iconic portals and, without a doubt, the warm atmosphere of the south of the state, where the municipality of Compostela also keeps the fervor of faith and tradition of the saddlery, while Jala, with its mysticism, fills its streets with flavor in the month of August when they hold the largest corn contest in the world.
Without a doubt, the Magic Towns that Nayarit keeps are part of the iconoclasm, testimony and adventure that visitors can enjoy without limit.