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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, the charm of a traditional town with a modern touch

Posted by admin on April 8, 2022

This traditional town in Bahía de Banderas, formed in its community by American and Mexican expats, is famous for its Sunday market and for its very eco-conscious approach, that and it’s deeply rooted local families, have made “La Cruz” the ideal place to retire and live. 

Founded in 1930 by the Chavez family, who still reside there, with its cobblestone streets, the classic square with its kiosk, the wooden cross, and the formidable huanacaxtles (the largest trees in the region) that gave the town its name, are emblematic of this place. 

Tradition meets modernity

To its simplicity and charm, we must add that air of modernity that the Marina Riviera Nayarit gives it, right at the end of Marlín Street, the largest and most modern in the Mexican Pacific, with a capacity for 400 boats from 30 to 400 feet and equipped with all services for a comfortable stay. The complex also has a yacht club, business center, sky bar, restaurant, seafood market, dock and one of the most equipped shipyards in the country.

Taking a walk along the boardwalk (2 km long) and admiring the sunsets from the viewpoint of the Xiriki Amphitheater, or arriving early in the morning at the Mercado del Mar, where one can witness picturesque scenes, such as the arrival of fishermen to the pier, with boats full of fish to sell are some of the activities that can be done in the marina. 

Beaches to enjoy with the family

Along 5 kilometers the beaches are: El Tizate, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, La Manzanilla, Piedra Blanca and Arena Blanca, they are ideal for families with children for their smooth waves and no slopes. Visitors can snorkel, dive and even surf, especially in winter, when the waves are high enough, in addition to sunbathing on the sand. 

Visitors will find various restaurants where you can taste dishes prepared with fresh fish of the day, creations that come from a culinary tradition of more than 50 years both in the marina and in town. There is also a growing number of art galleries, cafes and places to listen to live music. 

Another place to visit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is the craft market to the side of the Marina every Sunday from November to April. Known as the Mercado de la Cruz de Huanacaxtle or La Cruz Market, it offers a wide variety of crafts and is great for having a good time from 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon, touring the Stalls that sell handmade products of many different types, fruits and vegetables, cheeses, sausages, typical clothing and more.

Developers and retail buyers are turning their eyes towards town because of its unique charm and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is currently in full transformation towards modernity without losing the traditional lifestyle that characterizes it. 

Contact me if you want to know more about real estate in this place.

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