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Ahuacatlán, Nayarit

Come and Visit Ahuacatlán in Nayarit

Ahuacatlán is one of the four Magical Towns that make up the tourist corridor in southern Nayarit, home to the only bullfighting festival in the state.

On October 4th, the bullfighting event with the most tradition and roots in Nayarit takes place.

Historically known as a stopover for travelers along the Royal Road, which connected the Port of San Blas to Guadalajara.

It is located at the foot of the El Ceboruco volcano, offering tours, trails, and beautiful landscapes for adventure tourism enthusiasts. Additionally, it is known for its delicious traditional sweets, such as mango cajeta, produced in its municipal seat.

Ahuacatlán has spas, temples, and legends worth exploring as you walk its streets and contemplate its history.

Points of Interest

Distance from Tepic
77 km
1,000 meters above sea level
Ideal if you enjoy
Crafts, Gastronomy, Historical Monuments

How to Get to Ahuacatlán

You can reach Ahuacatlán from Tepic or Guadalajara via Federal Highway 15 or the Jala-Compostela highway, with travel times of approximately one hour.

What to Eat in Ahuacatlán

In front of the San Francisco de Asís temple, you’ll find the Garden of Absent Sons, surrounded by food stalls where you can try typical dishes of the town, such as “tostadas de pata” (tostadas with shredded meat), “tortas de Chago” (Chago’s sandwiches), or “Las Tortillitas,” the favorite snack of the people of Ahuacatlán.

Main Attractions

  • Explore its historic temples, such as San Francisco de Asís and the Immaculate Conception.
  • Visit El Ceboruco, an active volcano with unbeatable landscapes.
  • Discover its spas, like Las Tinajas.
  • Visit its House of Culture, a museum inside the municipal presidency that tells the stories of its inhabitants from pre-Columbian times.
  • October Festivals: These are the most important celebrations of the year, honoring San Francisco de Asis.

Climate in Ahuacatlán

The climate in Ahuacatlán is slightly cooler than in the coastal municipalities of Nayarit. It has an average annual temperature of 23.0°C with summer rainfall.

Accommodation in Ahuacatlán

Ahuacatlán has boutique hotels and hostels ready to welcome you in the municipal seat.