San Pancho Map

San Francisco, or San Pancho as it is more commonly referred to, is a quaint Mexican village nestled between the verdant Sierra Madre Mountains and jungle and a long stretch of pristine Pacific coast. In close enough proximity (hour drive) to the international airport at Puerto Vallarta, yet full of small town appeal, San Pancho is known as one of the next great destinations in the so-called Riviera Nayarita, and as another desirable alternative to the more commercialized vacation typical of resort areas like Puerto Vallarta.

With only approximately 1,600 full-time residents, San Francisco still displays the characteristics of a traditional Mexican town. Drawn by the tranquil pace of life, the months of unwavering sunshine, and the tropical coastal atmosphere, San Pancho is also home to a growing number of ex-patriots hailing from the United States, Canada, or even Europe or southernmost Latin America. The result is an eclectic cultural mix that�along with the beautiful natural environs�is creating even more of a draw for visitors and new residents.

Alongside the interesting gal lies by local artisans or hidden haute-cuisine restaurant, San Pancho is also brimming with art and social responsibility activity. An art collective organizes various art expositions and events throughout the year, and a community volunteer organization mobilizes recycling education and efforts and youth activities in the town. Various environmental organizations also work to educate about, and protect for instance, the local jaguar habitat or the nesting turtle populations on San Pancho beaches.

San Pancho is a unique destination where pristine beaches meet jungle green, and old Mexico meets a new international fusion.

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San Pancho Surf Shop
Alonso Hernandez
Alonso will take you fishing in the morning and you can eat your catch that night for dinner!

Tamara Bode
Phone: 322.139.5231

Polo Club

San Pancho Spanish School

Folklore Artisans

Local Taco Shop
Baja Takeria
Av. 3er mundo #70 San Pancho Nayarit

Community Center/Library