This resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast enjoys over 300 sunny days a year with temperatures averaging 83 degrees. The most popular beach is Los Muertos, just south of the Rio Cuale, in Old Town. The beaches just north, on the road to Punta de Mita, are full of quaint beachside restaurants featuring an array of delicious fresh seafood. The southern beaches, like their northern partners, are beautiful and usually much less crowded.
When you go, make sure to charter a “Pangas” to go fishing. The waters are abundant with sailfish all year long and other species more seasonal. There are specialty shops lining virtually every street in the downtown area where English is widely spoken. You can also explore outdoor markets, flea markets, shopping centers, small indoor centers, and everything in between. The area’s historic center is also home to the ornate church Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.