If you visit Puerto Vallarta, you will quickly find that there is an endless amount of outdoor activities to enjoy. Plus, the area has beautiful beaches, wonderful restaurants, art galleries, and great shopping, too. Located in Banderas Bay, the area also has quaint and charming coastal towns within driving distance. If you head north a few hours into the neighboring state of Nayarit, you can take a day trip to visit Chacala Mexico. The lesser known beach town is a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta. If you need a place to stay in Puerto Vallarta, check out the Villa Group Resorts. The award winning provider has several luxury properties in Banderas Bay. They have special travel packages available and also sell a quality vacation club membership, too. Keep more about Chacala, a great place to visit during your vacation to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.
- How To Get to Chacala Mexico
To reach Chacala, you need to head north on the Carretera (or highway) 200 and pass from Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco into the state of Riviera Nayarit. Along the way, you will pass Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Sayulita and Lo de Marcos. The lush greenery of the Sierra Madre mountains is stunningly vibrant, especially during the rainy season and in the months following the end of the rainy season in the fall and winter. Once you reach Chacala, you will be won over by the peace and serenity of the charming fishing village. The laid-back vibe and lovely waters will invite you to explore the beach and surrounding town. Locals are friendly and warm to visitors to make it a truly authentic small town in Mexico experience.
- Places to Visit in Chacala
The Riviera Nayarit micro-destination is an ideal place to take a day trip from Puerto Vallarta. During your visit to Chacala, make sure to visit the Malecon boardwalk. It’s a great place to stroll along the water and enjoy lovely ocean views. In addition, don’t miss the Plaza de Chacala. The town’s main square is small, but very pretty. There, visitors can find people selling homemade handicrafts, food, and drinks. Other attractions and points of interest include the Los Petroglifos de Altavista. The ancient stone carvings date back thousands of years ago when the region was inhabited by the Tecoxquin people during the years 2000 BC to 2300 BCE. At the Los Petroglifos de Altavista site, 56 ancient petroglyphs have been located. As a result, the area is considered culturally important. Today, the site remains an important location for Huicholes who still leave offerings and perform religious ceremonies there.
- Restaurants in Chacala Mexico
Wondering where to go during your visit? Top beaches to visit in the area include Chacalilla, Caletas and Las Cuevas. There are lots of cute restaurants that line the beach to choose from. Some of the most popular locations include Chico’s Restaurant, La Onda, Lalaxtli bread restaurant. Chico’s Restaurant serves Pescado sarandeado, aguachile, pescado frito y langosta, fresh oysters and pata de mula. Next, La Conda offers a very good selection of artisanal beers in a family friendly and relaxing environment. Lalaxtli bread restaurant is a family run business that is open for breakfast and lunch. The staff is inviting and friendly and they have excellent menu selections including vegetarian and vegan options, too. If you visit for lunch, try their delicious homemade thick and thin crust sourdough pizzas with a side salad and wine. Don’t miss the Jalapeño Cheese bread and cinnamon rolls for dessert, too!
As you can see, Chacala Mexico is a great spot to visit for a fun day trip from Puerto Vallarta. The charming small town has lovely beaches, culture, and wonderful restaurants, too. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Puerto Vallarta, why not contact the Villa Group Resorts. They have lovely properties in Banderas Bay including Villa del Palmar Flamingos and Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit. If you prefer to stay in Puerto Vallarta, you can stay at Villa del Palmar. Resorts have COVID safety measures in place to keep visitors safe. Plus, special low-cost travel packages are on sale right now. During your visit, ask to attend a Villa Group sales presentation to see if you are eligible to join their exclusive vacation club. It’s a great way to prepay for future travel and always provide amazing vacation experiences for your loved ones.