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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a quiet small fisherman town (total population: 1621 inhabitants) located in the state of Nayarit, north of Puerto Vallarta. It's between Punta de Mita and Bucerias, closer to Bucerias and is, more or less, 30 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.


La Cruz has now become more relevant as part of a larger tourist development called Riviera Nayarit. In 2008 the harbor of La Cruz was renovated and is now called Marina Riviera Nayarit, a modern marina with 340 slips that can accommodate vessels from 31 to 400 feet.


The name of the town, translated as Cross of Huanacaxtle, comes from a cross that was located in the town's entrance, that was made from a tree called Huanacaxtle (or Parota), also called Elephant Ear in other parts of America.


The town itself was founded in the 1930s by the Chavez family that still lives in the town.  The town is known as La Cruz to the locals and is a picturesque rustic village.




Over 20 MURALS installed throughout La Cruz in 2020 - what a treat



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