10 days in Nayarit Itinerary

10 days in Nayarit Itinerary

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Fly to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, Drive to La Penita de Jaltemba
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La Penita de Jaltemba
— 4 nights
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Nuevo Vallarta
— 5 nights
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La Penita de Jaltemba

— 4 nights
La Peñita de Jaltemba, commonly called La Peñita', is a small beach town in Nayarit, Mexico, with a population of approximately 20,000 inhabitants. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Penita de Jaltemba: Altavista Petroglyph Complex (in Chacala) and San Blas (Contaduria, Our Lady of the Rosary (Nuestra Senora del Rosario), &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Hamaca Maya, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.), kick back and relax at Playa Chacala, and browse the eclectic array of goods at La Penita Tiangui.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the La Penita de Jaltemba trip itinerary app.

Newark, USA to La Penita de Jaltemba is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to La Penita de Jaltemba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, you will find days in La Penita de Jaltemba are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are much warmer (67°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuevo Vallarta.

Things to do in La Penita de Jaltemba

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta

— 5 nights
A planned resort community with one of Mexico's highest concentrations of hotels, Nuevo Vallarta caters to international tourists with its luxurious restaurants, charming marinas, and long stretches of sandy beaches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nuevo Vallarta: Sayulita (Kayaking & Canoeing, Playa De Los Muertos, &more) and Punta de Mita (Playa Punta De Mita & Punta Mita Golf Course). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, view the masterpieces at Bucerias Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Paz, and shop like a local with Splash of Glass.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuevo Vallarta tour builder.

Traveling by car from La Penita de Jaltemba to Nuevo Vallarta takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Nuevo Vallarta are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Nayarit travel guide

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Beaches · Swim with Dolphins · Islands
Growingly popular with international tourists, Nayarit includes a long strip of the Pacific coast and encompasses several picturesque islands. For most visitors, a holiday in Nayarit conjures up images of an exotic getaway where white-sand beaches stretch for nearly 320 km (200 mi). Upscale resorts and a slew of laidback little towns complete the picture here, attracting artists, backpackers, surfers, families with kids, Mexican celebrities, and foreign travelers with deep pockets. Despite the popularity of Nayarit vacations, it's easy to get away from everyone here, as the area boasts countless palm-fringed coves offering seclusion and privacy.