Lagunas Encantadas Nayarit District

Southeastern Nayarit has two outstanding interior towns called Santa María del Oro and San Pedro Lagunillas. Both communities can boast uncommonly beautiful natural scenery that many vacationers are absolutely thrilled to discover.

Santa Maria del Oro

Located about an hour from San Blas (and just a half an hour southeast of Tepic), and famous for its volcanic crater lake of the same name, Santa María del Oro has garnered an impressive international reputation for those vacationing in Nayarit Mexico.

This area of Riviera Nayarit enjoys an average temperature of 77°F (25°C), and is the perfect location perfect for boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, swimming, and sport fishing. Surrounding Santa María del Oro Lake is a hiking trail and the area is also great for mountain biking and bird watching. 

On the shores of Santa María del Oro Lake are a number of unique restaurants that serve fish and seafood, and there are two luxurious boutique hotels. In town, be sure to see the Templo del Señor de la Ascencion. A great alternative is Real de Acuitapilco, with a recreation center of luxury cabins amid waterfalls, springs and the ruins of an old hacienda. Santa María del Oro is ideal for those who want to disconnect from the world at a beautiful and quiet lakeside getaway.

San Pedro Lagunillas

Located further south of Tepic, (and only about an hour from Rincon de Guayabitos) is San Pedro Lagunillas, a small town with it's own clear water lake called Laguna de San Pedro Lagunillas. Along the lakeshore are a number of fine restaurants that serve fish and seafood. At San Pedro Lake, you can fish for bass and tilapia and photograph the beautiful surrounding scenery.

From the town of San Pedro there's a small boardwalk to the lake with stands that are shaded by umbrellas and serve fried fish. The area around San Pedro is good for mountain biking, camping and canoeing. 

In the municipal seat, visit the Templo de San Pedro Apostol (the Community Museum that has pre-Columbian artifacts) and Terebintos Garden. As well, just northeast of San Pedro Lake is The Laguna de Tepetiltic, which is another volcanic crater lake that is well worth the visit. 

Vacation in Laguna Encantadas Nayarit

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