La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a tranquil fishing village located in the state of Nayarit, Mexico, known for its beautiful marina, sandy beaches, and laid-back atmosphere, making it a popular destination for sailors, expatriates, and tourists seeking an authentic Mexican coastal experience.

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle QUICK INFO

  • 🇲🇽 State: Nayarit
  • ⏰ Timezone: Central Standard Time (GMT-6)
  • ✈️ Airport: Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)
  • 💲 Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
  • ✈️ Cheap flights:
  • 🕝 Average Trip Length: 3-7 days
  • 🛃 Visa: 180 days
  • 🚑 Travel Insurance: Ekta
  • 📲 Best Sim Card: Telcel
  • 🔌  Power plug: Type A (US, Canada)
  • 🚰 Tap water: Not drinkable
  • 💰 Cashless: No
  • 💵 USD allowed? No

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, nestled along the Pacific Coast in the state of Nayarit, Mexico, is a charming fishing village that has retained much of its traditional character while embracing modernity.

Historically, it served as a vital fishing and agricultural hub, with its name deriving from a large cross made from the wood of the Huanacaxtle tree, symbolizing community unity.

In recent years, it has gained prominence for its world-class Marina Riviera Nayarit, attracting yachts and sailing enthusiasts from around the globe.

The village’s evolution from a secluded fishing community to a sought-after nautical destination highlights its unique blend of history and modern development.

What makes La Cruz de Huanacaxtle special is its perfect balance of traditional Mexican village life with contemporary amenities.

The town is renowned for its vibrant Sunday market, “Mercado del Mar,” where locals and visitors alike can enjoy fresh seafood, organic produce, and artisanal goods.

The marina, with state-of-the-art facilities, has become a focal point for international sailing events, adding to the town’s allure.

Despite its growth and the influx of tourists, La Cruz has maintained its laid-back atmosphere, pristine beaches, and warm hospitality, offering a genuine experience of Mexico’s Pacific coast.

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