Jorge Chávez
Chief Editor

A fan of docuseries and a food lover who is always in search of coexisting with Mother Nature.


4+ Refreshing Ways to Survive the Summer Heat

By  Jorge Chávez
Jul. 28, 2020

As every year, summer brings natural attractions that Vallarta · Nayarit residents enjoy every day. Thanks to the refreshing rains, the mountains acquire the green color that characterizes them and, due to the large number of clouds in the sky, some of the most impressive sunsets appear during this time of the year. However, this season also comes with a factor that we all bear in a different way: high temperatures.

Fortunately, one of the many benefits that our city has to face the warm months in a better way is the variety of typical drinks that, in addition to delighting us with their tropical flavors, they are beneficial for the body. On this occasion, we present some of them and we hope that this article serves as a guide to learn a little bit more about them.

Coconut Water

There is nothing more delicious for those beach days than a delicious coconut water. This drink is obtained from the fruit of the Coconut palm tree, the most cultivated in the world and one of the typical plants of this area. In addition to being refreshing and good tasting, this natural drink is beneficial for health. Its consumption during the summer is highly recommended, as it is an excellent source of electrolytes that help the body to recover from dehydration, acting as a natural serum.

Aguas Frescas (Fresh Water / Cool Water)

There is no better complement to the typical Mexican food than the traditional aguas frescas, which are prepared with water, fruit, ice and sugar. Although it is true that hibiscus water is one of the most recognized, here you can find lime, strawberry, guava, nance, lemon, soursop, pineapple, orange… They come in all colors and flavors!


The tuba is obtained by fermenting and boiling the sap of the Creole palm tree. Here in our destination, in addition to containing tender coconut and sugar, apple and walnut are added to give it a special flavor. This drink is one of the most representative of our destination, so if you have not tried it yet, you have to put it on your to-do list.


One of the drinks with the longest tradition in the West area of our country, including the Banderas Bay, is the tejuino, which elaboration process is based on fermented corn and sweet cane. It is served with lemon, salt, Piquín chile, ice and, in certain places, people add lemon ice cream, resulting in a perfect combination for those who like sweet and sour flavors.


Ice pops and fruit raspados (tropical-flavored shaved ice treats) are other alternatives that you can consume to refresh yourself. In addition, these typical products can increase the number of your followers on social networks, especially on Instagram, since several users have established a trend in which they share images of their favorite popsicles using representative places of the city as a background. Use the hashtags #Popsicle and #AmoPV to join this movement, which will undoubtedly be a good idea to give your gallery a summer touch.

Jorge Chávez
Chief Editor

A fan of docuseries and a food lover who is always in search of coexisting with Mother Nature.