is located just on the border between the municipality
of Compostela and San Blas. In order to reach this place
you first must go to the village of Las Varas and from
there take the detour towards Zacualpan-Platanitos-San
Blas, approximately some 35 kilometers from Guayabitos.
The ocean of its bay is ideal for families and on its beach there are more
than twenty restaurants offering fresh seafood dishes. From there you can take
a trip to Punta Custodio where there is a center for the protection of crocodiles.
Playa Las Tortugas
las Tortugas is located approximately 90 minutes north
of Puerto Vallarta in the scenic state of Nayarit. It is
a mostly residential area with some very beautiful homes
located along a spectacular five-mile stretch of white
sand beach that is perfect for sunbathing and swimming.
A protected estuary, which is home to hundreds of species
of birds and other animals, is adjacent to the beach. The
area surrounding Turtle Beach has retained all the charm
of Old Mexico, with its colorful hand-made talavera tiles,
palapa roofs and roof-top terraces filled with red and
orange bougainvillea, yet is a modern area with private
villas with all the modern amenities. Turtle Beach is an
easy drive to Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, Punta de Mita
Platanitos: Picture Perfect
If you are fortunate enough to drive up the verdant coast of Nayarit from Puerto Vallarta or other close-in destinations, make sure not to miss your chance to have lunch and enjoy the beach at Playa Platinitos (little bananas). Located approximately 27 km north of Las Varas, the little town just past Chacala, on the highway to San Blas, Platinitos is a wonderful place to stop and stretch your legs.