Next to Rincon de Guayabitos,there is a coastal town that welcomes fishing boats laden with fresh catches every morning.A community with a deeply rooted devotion of the sea.La Penita de Jaltemba embraces the world of international tourism more every day.For this reason,the town's picturesque plaza,spectacular natural wonders and cobblestone streets have been met by new establishments aimed at accomodating and pleasing visitors.The result is a quaint town that highlights the eloquent traditions of its inhabitants,devoted to life by the sea.Come and discover the town's many charms and surprises.
La Penita's cultural wealth is best appreciated during the town's time-honored celebrations, such as Carnaval, celebrated in February with dances,jaripeos (Mexican horse Shows) and a popular parade.Every Thursday, you can explore the traditional tianguis market set up along the main streets of town.For sale are delicious food, intricate handicrafts and various other items.The folkloric riches have become even more tempting with the establishment of small hotels,bungalows,supermarkets,restaurants and dozens of small shops.Together, they have made La Penita a must see stop on the Riviera Nayarit.
The greatest instigator of this booming development has been the golden,fine-sand beach that stretches along the coast.The inviting beach, slightly over a kilometer (0.6 miles) long and 30 meters (98 feet) wide,has inspired many visitors to stroll along the shore and take in the tranquil ocean breeze.Still others are thrilled to venture out into the waves as they surf or sail.Either way this beach is a refuge of peace,a comfort for the soul.
|A Community of Snowbirds|
|In La Penita there is a considerable community of Candians that have decided to live here permanently.Come find out why!|
Because La Penita is located so close to Guayabitos (5 minutes away) and Los Ayala (7 minutes away),these three towns share many of the same attractions.Especially popular are excursions to the Vallejo Mountains, nearby islands, the Altavista archeological site and neighboring beaches.The difference is that La Penita offers visitors a variety of nighttime activities.There are dance clubs and bars that fill the nights with a festive,bohemian ambiance and,or course,the food is exquisite.Whether you dine at a thatched-roof hut on the beach, or a restaurant in town, you are sure to be impressed by the tantalizing tastes and aromas of La Penita's traditional cuisine.