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Ruiz, Nayarit

Come and Visit Ruiz in Nayarit

Municipality framed by natural and aquatic landscapes.

This is the last municipality that joined the state of Nayarit, and it owes its name to one of the generals who dominated the region during the final years of the Mexican Porfiriato.

Traditionally a mining area with economic prosperity that has declined over time, the municipality of Ruiz preserves the memory of its grandeur and remains a hospitable and unique community.

Points of Interest

Distance from Tepic
62 km
1,770 meters above sea level
Ideal if you enjoy

Geography and Climate of Ruiz

The rainy season is oppressive and cloudy, while the dry season is partially cloudy and very hot throughout the year.

Throughout the year, the temperature generally varies from 14°C to 36°C and rarely drops below 10°C or rises above 38°C. The best times of the year to visit Ruiz for warm weather activities are from early May to mid-June and from late October to mid-November.

How to Get to Ruiz

Located just over 60 kilometers from the capital of Nayarit, this municipality is in the northern part of the state and is considered a must-visit for travelers because of its gastronomy and culture.

Gastronomy of Ruiz

Due to its proximity to the mountainous region of Nayarit, some typical dishes of Ruiz are based on corn, such as gorditas. However, there are other dishes like goat birria, beef birria, and fruit-based drinks made with seasonal fruits.

Main Attractions

The municipality of Ruiz is among the favorites of eco-tourism enthusiasts. In this place, you can visit:

  • Mineral del Zopilote
  • Cañón del Tenamache
  • Main Square of Ruiz

Climate in Ruiz

The climates in this municipality range from humid to warm, with no extreme cold or heat situations. Maximum temperatures usually do not exceed 36 degrees, and minimum temperatures do not drop below 10 degrees.

Accommodation in Ruiz

This municipality offers a variety of hotel accommodations, depending on the region you visit. The capital is the region where this service is concentrated, and prices vary accordingly.