La Penita is a major hub in Riviera Nayarit, bustling with activity and business. Thanks to its location on the main highway connecting Puerto Vallarta to Tepic, it makes all the best destinations in the region easily accessible.
La Penita de Jaltemba (or just La Penita) is a fishing town in the middle of Riviera Nayarit that is little known but offers excellent amenities to tourists and is in a perfect location.
Best of Both Worlds
If you are looking for a place that is little less touristy and offers a taste of real Mexican life, yet is close to all the amazing destinations tourists love, then La Peñita is your town. Authentic Mexican atmosphere, yet close to tourist destinations.
La Peñita sits directly on the Puerto Vallarta-Tepic Highway 200 and is adjacent to the popular tourist destination of Rincón de Guayabitos. As such you can access many popular beaches, restaurants, activities, and more.
Things to Do While in La Peñita
Enjoy the town’s centro that is filled with authentic Mexican restaurants and stores. Prices are much cheaper than in Guayabitos or other more tourist-oriented towns. Get the feel of what a real Mexican mercado feels like.
Take a walk along the recently built malecon and enjoy the view and sounds of the ocean. Enjoy a real Mexican meal overlooking the ocean. Taste real Mexican tacos sold by expert taqueros on the street. Shop for gifts at the local tianguis.
Ready for the beach? La Peñita is only a few minutes taxi ride away from 2 of the finest beaches in Riviera Nayarit, those of Guayabitos and Los Ayala (you could even walk there!). There you will find more hotels, restaurants, gift shops, and activities.