Distance: 27 mi
The historic port of San Blas is a warm place where the beauty of its lush vegetation and the tranquility of its gorgeous beaches, go hand in hand with its rich history that combines pirate attacks, colonial expeditions and glorious battles for the independence of Mexico.
You cannot miss visiting the San Basilio Hill, where you can see the remains of the Fort of La Contaduria and the Temple of Our Lady of the Rosary “La Marinera”. If you feel hungry, stop at Borrego Beach, 2 km from downtown San Blas, where you will find the typical palapa restaurants on the beach. We also recommend touring around the small, but beautiful main square and you better not leave without trying a famous “Coco Loco” (Crazy Coconut) at the bar of the same name.
MATANCHEN BAY & PIER
Due to a newly opened highway, boardwalk and pier, Matanchén Bay has become one of the most important tourist spots in the state.
Just 20 minutes from Tepic, there is a place where you can take long walks on the beach to enjoy beautiful sunsets and the best of local cuisine, such as the exquisite zarandeado fish, devil shrimps or garlic shrimp. Similarly, we recommend trying the traditional banana bread, coconut bread, cocadas or any of the delicacies prepared according to the typical recipes of coastal Nayarit communities.
Here the ocean has a pleasant temperature and almost no slope, which makes it very agreeable to take a saltwater bath in Matanchen Bay.