6 days in Nayarit Itinerary

6 days in Nayarit Itinerary

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


La Penita de Jaltemba

— 1 night
La Peñita de Jaltemba, commonly called La Peñita', is a small beach town in Nayarit, Mexico, with a population of approximately 20,000 inhabitants. On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jaltemba Equine Education Project (J.E.E.P.). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Altavista Petroglyph Complex, hunt for treasures at La Penita Tiangui, and then stop by Hamaca Maya.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the La Penita de Jaltemba itinerary planner.

Mexico City to La Penita de Jaltemba is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Mexico City in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in La Penita de Jaltemba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nuevo Vallarta.

Things to do in La Penita de Jaltemba

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuevo Vallarta: Sayulita (Kayaking & Canoeing & Sayulita Beach), Punta de Mita (Playa Punta De Mita & Punta Mita Golf Course) and Destiladeras Beach (in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Tequilera, and stop by Art in Amber.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nuevo Vallarta route planner.

Traveling by car from La Penita de Jaltemba to Nuevo Vallarta takes 1.5 hours. In February in Nuevo Vallarta, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nayarit travel guide

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.