Explore Nayarit

This tour has been adapted to avoid places of high population density during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Named as one of Mexico’s Magic Towns in 2018, Compostela is our first stop. Founded in 1540, by the Spanish Conquistador, Cristóbal de Oñate, Compostela boasts a rich history and well preserved colonial buildings. Its lush green surroundings provide the perfect environment for coffee production, and this trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the local, family-run coffee plantations.

From Compostela we head to the crater lake of Santa Maria del Oro, one of Nayarit’s most beautiful spots. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon an evening in a privileged location on the edge of the lake. On the second day of this trip we take you to the quaint town of Bellavista, before heading north to the Island of Mexcalitán, speculated to have been Aztlán, the mythical homeland of the Aztecs.

On day 3 we take a leisurely boat ride through the impressive mangrove system of La Tovara, San Blas; sit back and enjoy the ride as the ecosytem changes from a brackish estuary to fresh-water lagoon, creating the perfect habitat for a diverse array of flora and fauna, including the American Crocodile and several large water-bird species. You will also learn about the impressive Fort of San Blas and its role in the history of the area. After lunch in San Blas we transfer to Chacala for another evening with a view! Here you can take part in optional hikes or snorkelling activites.




April 13th – 16th 2021.

November 22nd – 25th 2021.

Contact us for alternative dates/private groups.


We can arrange transfer to Puerto Vallarta prior to the PV/Bucerias dates to join the trip from there; alternatively, contact us for extra dates.


Departing from PV/Bucerias:
$9,600 Pesos per person, based on double occupancy.

For information on private tours, please contact us.


$3,000 Pesos.


Transport, accommodation, breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 boat rides & guide.


Tips for guides or drivers, lunches or meals not mentioned in itinerary.



Low* – easy going walking tours at slow pace.


Sun screen, hat, and comfortable walking shoes and light jacket for first night.


Warm during day time, a little cooler in Tepic (night 1).

*Please note that each of our tours is tailored to the needs of the over 50s and our difficulty levels are simply comparative to our other tours. If you are in doubt as to whether or not this tour is suitable for you, please contact us for more information.