It is located in the Banderas Bay that welcomes the Mexican Pacific Ocean and is next of two major tourist areas that is Riviera Nayarit at north and Costalegre at South. Port of Viarta it is like a stretch going from Boca de Tomatlan and Mismaloya to Nuevo Vallarta, and the main town area is a traditional beautiful old kind village, with cobbledstone streets and white painted houses, crowned with a beautiful church dedicated to Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe or Our Lady of Guadalupe.
This resort destination is one of the favourite places among the tourist principally coming from the US and Canada, due to the easy connectivity with major airlines, and it was literally put in the map, thanks to the hollywood´s golden age cinema with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton´s movie The Nigth of the Iguana.
There are some very interesting places that you shoul put a visit, recently the Islas Marietas National Park, that is located in the Banderas Bay closer to Punta de Mita on the Riviera Nayarit side. Sayulita has become popular overtime and the word of mouth are helping to make this town everytime more popular among the people that likes to do surf.
As well as Sayulita there´s a small town very close named San Francisco or San Pancho as they like to call this place. A relative new place in the Area, more from the investors that set their Real Estate eyes in here
Where to stay
As a well developed Resort destination, and one of the most important in the country, there is a vast and growing number of places to Accommodate you, you name it, there are top notch and worldwide class luxury Resorts just to start, the luxury and ultra luxury lodging have been increasing recently with new developments in the area.
With the popularity of this destination, more affordable but high quality options have been growing here. The all inclusive vacations with new Resorts and Hotels, offering the best of the area are a top choice between travelers. Some other that like to explore and discover for themselves are available too of course. Hotels, Bed and Breakfast, Inns, Boutique Hotels, five star accommodations to 1 star, Vacation Rentals like Villas, Houses, Condos and appartments.
So options are available to any kind, like or budget. Check the map to check wich one accommodates better with you and see what is close to it. Feel free to see and check any offer it appears, probably it was made having you in mind.