Bahia de Banderas, Riviera Nayarit

Bahia de BanderasBahia de Banderas Administrative Municipality is a section Mexico that exists in the state of Nayarit. It should not be confused with the Bay of Banderas who’s heart lies in the internationally famous Puerto Vallarta. Bahia de Banderas is the home to Mexican and those extranjeros (foreigners) that wish to live with them.

Starting from the south border of the Ameca River to the north border of the Lo de Marcos River the westernmost headland is Punta Mita. It is to your advantage to know Las Jarretaderas, Nuevo Vallarta, Mezcales, San Vicente, San Jose del Valle, San Juan de Abajo, Bucerias, La Cruz de Huancaxtle, Punta Mita, Higuera Blanca, Sayulita, San Pancho and Lo de Marcos. The municipal seat is the town of Valle de Banderas. These are the main towns in Bahia de Banderas that contain adventure and services for you. Click on the Highlighted towns above for more details.

The Municipality of Bahía de Banderas is bordered at the north by Compostela in Nayarit, on the east by the state of Jalisco, on the south by the Municipality of Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, and on the west by the Bay of Banderas and the Pacific Ocean.


Bahia de Banderas municipality contains a long valley with an abundance of water allowing for extensive cattle raising. The municipality’s economy is based on tourism, sea fishing, ranching and agriculture. The main crops are corn (maize), beans, sorghum, tobacco, rice, watermelon and mango. Exotic fruits like papaya, litchi, and guanábana are also grown. Most of the planted area is irrigated. There are several packing houses for papaya and other fruits.

sayulita-surfingThe towns on the coast have become known by lovers of resorts, surfing, sailing, horseback riding and environmental agriculture. Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita have become destinations for people looking for all-inclusive resorts. Bucerias has a street that is growing into its own Bourbon Street. La Cruz de Huancaxtle is of yachtsmen. Sayulita is the place to start surfing. San Pancho has a Polo Club and Lo de Marcos has a strong and growing permaculture. Each town is filled with friendly Mexicans and delicious foods with varieties of spice.

Collage II Tianguis
Collage II Tianguis

The entire area is available by mass transit that runs often and is very affordable. Many of the pueblos have unique Tianguis (Farmers Markets) that run on different days with different and unique foods and crafts. Contact Us to learn which days to visit a Tianguis in Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Sayulita, San Pancho and Lo de Marcos.

If you have a month to spare you might just get to see all of the Bahia de Banderas.

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