The 8 beaches in Nayarit that you should rush to discover this summer

Nayarit is a state full of diversity and natural beauty, known for its rich culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning landscapes.

Nayarit, Mexico – June 27, 2024 – Nayarit, located on the Mexican Pacific coast, has become a dream destination for travelers who love fun in the sun. This state offers some of the most spectacular beaches in all of Mexico. Let us introduce you to eight must-visit beaches in sun-drenched Nayarit:


Playa Novillero, located on the Riviera Nayarit coast, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is the longest beach in Mexico and the second-longest in Latin America, stretching nearly 90 kilometers (some 56 miles). Visitors can walk up to 100 meters (328 feet) offshore with a depth not exceeding 1.5 meters (4.9 feet). Novillero’s safe waves make it an ideal destination where families, children, and inexperienced swimmers all can enjoy calm and warm waters. The vast expanse of Novillero also invites visitors to witness breathtaking sunsets.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

With its 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) stretch of sand, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a paradise for seashore lovers. Here, you can enjoy a wide range of water-based activities, such as snorkeling, diving, surfing, and — thanks to an abundance of species like tuna, marlin, and dorado — exciting deep-sea fishing. After your maritime adventures, indulge in delicious dishes made from freshly caught fish and seafood — a culinary tradition in this town for more than 50 years.

This charming fishing village has skillfully blended tradition with modernity, all thanks to the presence of Marina Riviera Nayarit — the largest marina on the Mexican Pacific coast. The marina offers comprehensive services for boats and a variety of facilities, including a yacht club, a sky bar, and a seafood market.

Rincón de Guayabitos

A hidden treasure on the Riviera Nayarit, Rincón de Guayabitos is mostly visited for its golden sands, crystal-clear waters, and a wide range of activities. This 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) beach in the Bay of Jaltemba, Compostela, offers year-round tropical weather, making it perfect for surfing, boat rides, birdwatching, and observing sea turtle nesting sites.

In addition, Guayabitos hosts special events such as Vocho Fest, the Artistic and Cultural Festival, and the International Powered Paragliding Festival.

Its fresh seafood cuisine and vibrant nightlife ensure an unforgettable experience for all visitors.

Nayarit Cuisine: Sea, Land, and Milpa


Located in the Riviera Nayarit, Litibú seamlessly combines luxury and nature. This exclusive destination stands out for its high-end resorts and a world-class 18-hole golf course designed by renowned golfer Greg Norman. Visitors can enjoy horseback rides along the beach, explore natural trails, and spot whales during certain times of the year.

Surrounded by majestic mountains, Litibú will make you feel like you’re on a deserted island — a true oasis surrounded by the grandeur of the sea. You won’t want to miss its breathtaking landscapes and the opportunity to enjoy its unique natural beauty.


Nayarit’s Pueblo Mágico, or “Magical Town,” is a destination that uniquely combines virgin beaches, lush jungle, and vibrant artistic and cultural scenes. It is the heart of surfing in Mexico, attracting surfboarders from all over the world with its perfect waves and subtropical climate.

In addition to its natural attractions, Sayulita offers an exceptional culinary experience, with a variety of options ranging from small eateries and cafes selling delicious traditional dishes to elegant, beachfront restaurants dishing outworld-class cuisine.

The town has a wide range of accommodation options, ranging from sophisticated boutique hotels to comfortable, family-friendly bungalows. Its colorful streets and relaxed atmosphere make this an irresistible destination for travelers.

Punta de Mita

Located on a peninsula with almost 10 kilometers (some 6.2 miles) of virgin beaches and green hills, Punta de Mita has evolved into one of the most sophisticated places in the state of Nayarit, boasting a world-class lineup of luxury resorts and hotels.

Its two renowned golf courses, designed by Jack Nicklaus, stand out: Punta Mita Pacífico and Punta Mita Bahía. The Pacific course is famous for its “Whale Tail” hole, located on a natural island, while the Bahía course offers a challenge with its 18 holes on undulating terrain.

In addition, Punta de Mita has exclusive boutiques, gourmet restaurants, spas, and vibrant nightlife, all in an environment of incomparable natural beauty.


This destination is known for being one of the cleanest and safest beaches in the area, attracting both domestic and foreign tourists looking to relax on its fine sands and enjoy activities such as sailing, kayaking, and jet skiing.

What’s more, Bucerías is a charming typical Mexican town, known for its cobbled streets, colorful facades, and peaceful atmosphere. Visitors can ride a bicycle, explore the ejidal market — an open-air marketplace where local artisans and vendors sell their wares — and enjoy local cuisine in restaurants and bars in the main plaza.

The friendliness of the people, the impressive local sunsets, and the traditional Mexican atmosphere make Bucerías an incredibly appealing destination.

Nuevo Nayarit

One of the most exclusive beach destinations in Mexico, this coastal paradise offers luxurious hotels and resorts, world-class golf courses, and gourmet restaurants. Its golden beaches stretch for 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) — an ideal amount of space for both water activities and relaxation.

Nuevo Nayarit stands out for its resorts, which have earned distinctions such as the Five Diamonds awarded by the American Automobile Association (AAA), to hotels that offer the finest and most luxurious in accommodation, atmosphere, and hospitality.

With this exceptional hotel infrastructure, Nuevo Nayarit is perfect for weddings and honeymoons. Visitors can enjoy sophisticated spas, mangrove tours, and flora and fauna viewing, including the area’s mesmerizing sea turtle population.

Nayarit is a state full of diversity and natural beauty, known for its rich culture, delicious gastronomy, and impressive landscapes. From its paradisiacal beaches to its charming Magical Towns, each of these places will offer you an unforgettable experience.

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