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Acaponeta, Nayarit

Come and visit Acaponeta in Nayarit

Acaponeta, Nayarit, also known as the Athenas of Nayarit, is a municipality located in the northern part of this coastal state.

Its geographical latitude places it alongside the river that bears the same name.

Although economically oriented towards livestock and agriculture, this municipality is also known for its festivals and traditions, which include being part of gastronomy, riverside walks, and cultural activities.

Points of Interest

Distance from Tepic
141 km
36 meters above sea level
Ideal if you enjoy
Handicrafts, Gastronomy, Historical Monuments

How to get to Acaponeta

This municipality is located 141 kilometers from the state capital, so to get there, you should take the road towards Mazatlán and drive for about an hour and a half to the municipal seat.

Gastronomy of Acaponeta

Due to its proximity to the sea, dishes are based on seafood, while tejuino, hibiscus tea, barley, and regional fruits like nance and tamarind play an important role.

Main Attractions

  • House of poet Alí Chumacero
  • Main Square
  • Temple of Our Lady of the Assumption
  • Riverfront Malecon Acaponeta
  • House of the painter and sculptor Vladimir Cora
  • House of Culture

Climate in Acaponeta

Due to its coastal location, Acaponeta is characterized by a hot and humid climate. So, if you plan to visit, be sure to bring light clothing and stay hydrated.

Accommodation in Acaponeta

This place has multiple lodging options, ranging from small hotels to boutique-style concepts, where you will find comfort and relaxation.