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Jala, Nayarit

Come and Visit Jala, Magical Town in Nayarit

It was the first Magical Town of Nayarit, known for the beauty of its historical buildings and picturesque neighborhood houses. It is also surrounded by enormous hills and cliffs that give a magical feeling to its visitors, especially during the rainy season when the entire landscape turns green.

It is situated at the foot of El Ceboruco, an active volcano that delights hikers and explorers. Jala is also home to the world’s largest corn cob, and its residents celebrate this with a contest, presenting corn cobs measuring over 45 centimeters.

This municipality is part of the tourist corridor in the southern part of the state, and it can be visited alongside Ahuacatlán, Ixtlán del Río, and Amatlán de Cañas.

Points of Interest

Distance from Tepic
71.9 km
1070 mts. above sea level
Ideal if you enjoy
Handicrafts, Cuisine, Historical Monuments

How to Get to Jala

To visit Jala, you can reach the municipality via the Tepic – Guadalajara highway or the toll-free federal highway 15.

What to Eat in Jala

In Jala, it’s traditional to eat tostadas with leg or foot meat, enchiladas at one of their family-run eateries, or enjoy their desserts like corn cookies and “torrejas,” a bread native to the municipality.

Main Attractions

  • Elote Fair: In August, Jala celebrates the Elote Fair, featuring its famous contest for the world’s largest corn cob and a series of artistic and cultural events.
  • Lateran Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, one of its kind.
  • Explore the plateau villages: Jala has beautiful villages with a cold climate that you can enjoy by visiting their cabins. Communities like Juanacatlán, Jalpa Grande, and Los Aguajes are excellent options.
  • Hiking in El Ceboruco, to capture its beautiful landscapes and witness the traces of its last eruption.

Climate in Jala

Jala has a warm climate almost all year round, with heavy rains in summer and cool weather in winter. Its average temperature is 22 degrees Celsius.

Accommodation in Jala

Jala perhaps offers the widest range of hotels in southern Nayarit, with luxurious boutique hotels, hostels, and other places to welcome tourists. Finding accommodation that suits your needs won’t be a problem.