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Ixtlán del Río, Nayarit

Come and Visit Ixtlán del Río in Nayarit

Its name means “place where obsidian abounds.”

Ixtlán del Río is a destination favored by lovers of historical relics because, very close to its municipal seat, you can find the archaeological zone of Los Toriles, one of the most important in the region.

You can enjoy a tour of the Historic Center and visit the Parish of Santo Santiago Apóstol, which features Baroque Novohispanic and Rococo architectural styles.

It’s a tradition to visit the candy cart set up in the main streets’ porticos and taste the famous “pollo a la picha.”

It serves as a meeting point for trade in the southern corridor municipalities, making it a good choice for accommodation if you want to explore the entire region.

How to Get to Ixtlán del Río

To reach the municipality, you can take the Tepic – Guadalajara highway or the toll-free Federal Highway 15.

Points of Interest

Distance from Tepic
82 km.
1,049 meters above sea level
Ideal if you enjoy
Historical and archaeological monuments

Gastronomy of Ixtlán del Río

Traditional food in Ixtlán del Río includes “pollo a la plaza” or “pollo a la picha,” as the locals call it, as well as delicious milk sweets made in their artisan workshops.

Main Attractions

  • Visit the archaeological zone of Los Toriles, located 9 kilometers from Ixtlán del Río.
  • Admire the panoramic view from Cerrito del Cristo Rey.
  • Explore the nearby hot springs, ideal for outdoor activities.

Climate in Ixtlán del Río

In this Magical Town, a temperate climate predominates with summer rains and a drop in temperatures during winter. The ideal time to visit is in September.

Accommodation in Ixtlán del Río

Ixtlán offers a wide variety of accommodation options, from cozy boutique hotels to comfortable resorts and cabins on the outskirts of the city.