La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, at the western end of the Bay of Banderas, is the type of place that retains the charm of the typical towns that have always been dedicated to fishing, although in recent years it has undergone changes that have made it a much more modern place. The arrival of tourism, attracted by the creation of the new Riviera Nayarit Marina, is the main factor that has led this place to another level, with over 400 berths for vessels and all kinds of services, making it a great place to dock and enjoy this coast.
Each Sunday, the Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina has filled with happiness thanks to the dozens of stalls in the street offering the best products next to the traditional Mercado del Mar, selling fresh fish each day. This event occurs every Sunday from ten o’clock in the morning until two in the afternoon, and during this time you will be able to enjoy purchasing local handicrafts: clothing of all kinds, Huichol art, ceramics and natural cosmetics, etc. You will also be able to purchase fresh products from the farmers from nearby towns and even typical products such as cheeses and jams. In addition to this, there are several stalls next to the pier for trying some local foods, and in the background, the music will be the best accompaniment so that everyone can enjoy this welcoming event.
After walking through the marina and enjoying the charm of its people and its streets, it is time to go to Eva Mandarina, an incredible Beach Club on the shore of the beach on the other side of the pier, where the tranquillity of the ocean can be enjoyed with a nice cocktail. Waiting for the sunset here will be a pleasure, especially if you enjoy the delicious dishes of this establishment such as ceviche and prawn tacos, with music to accompany this pleasant experience – without a doubt the best way to complete your Sunday!