Historically, the state of Nayarit is famous for the production of tobacco in Mexico. This product has been the most significant contributor to the economy of the state and the country. Most major tobacco companies are based in the capital, Tepic but there are many tobacco farms within the state. Tourism has been increasing very quickly because of the fame of Sayulita, the quirky pueblo magico an hour away from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. The beaches of Riviera Nayarit are the best in the country which makes many tourists come here instead of Quintana Roo. In comparison to the south, the best thing about visiting Nayarit is that it has both beaches and mountains (for adventurers).
💃🏽 Fun fact: One of the famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s last poems was dedicated to San Blas, Nayarit which links the present and the past.
💡 Nayarit Mexico quick facts
🏙️ Capital: Tepic
🧑🤝🧑 Population: 1.2 million (2020 Census)
🧭 Size: 10,417 square miles
🏛️ Year established: 1917
📍 Major cities by population: Tepic (336,043) Santiago Ixcuintla (84,314) Valle de Banderas (83,739) Compostela (62,925) San Blas (37,478)