Explore La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a Charming Vacation Stop

If you would like a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta, consider heading a half hour north to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, or “La Cruz” as it is known in the area, for a memorable getaway. This fishing village on the Pacific Ocean’s Bahia de Banderas retains a mix of low-key local charm while offering enough attractions to keep visitors feeling welcome and entertained.

La Cruz offers quaint charm with modern amenities

Mixing quaint cobblestone streets with brightly colored buildings, La Cruz has a charming old world feel. At the same time, small off-beat shops, an outdoor theater, and plenty of restaurants (featuring locally caught fish) offer a modern excitement. Guests are entertained several times a week when live music fills the streets.

A Malecon leads the way to La Cruz’s famous Sunday farmers’ market (also known as Mercado Huanacaxtle). The market has grown to over 170 vendors, from culinary to crafty artisans. Live music from local and visiting musicians add to the festivities.

Of course, the water life is not to be overlooked. Visitors can relax on the three miles of breathtaking beaches or hop in the water for snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, or a number of other water activities. Surfing is best in the winter when the waves pick up.

A modern marina in an old world

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a family friendly destination that is growing in popularity as part of the area’s tourist development. A modern marina constructed in 2008 is home to local fisherman and luxury yachts alike. The marina features 340 slips and can house vessels up to 400 feet. It draws boaters from around the world who are attracted to the area’s mild weather, variety of businesses, and international eateries.

Make La Cruz a part of your Mexico vacation; its beauty and tradition will leave a lasting impression.

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