La Cruz de Huanacaxtle: Style and Tradition
Perhaps its name can be difficult to pronounce, but it is very enjoyable to visit, as it still provides the experience of being in a typical fishing village, highlighted by a marina with world-class infrastructure and space to accommodate up to 600 boats at a time. This micro-destination offers a relaxing alternative, with a good number of restaurants and a vibrant music scene.
In La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, it is most common to start at the Mercado del Mar, located next to the marina. Early in the morning you will be able to appreciate the large amount of fresh fish and seafood so coveted by residents and visitors, as well as by some of the bay’s chefs, who personally come seeking it to later prepare in their restaurants. Then, going to one of the beach clubs located in the area is an excellent way to add style to your visit.
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle’s main beach is La Manzanilla, which has calm waters and all the amenities necessary for spending a relaxing day, with several palapa restaurants offering exquisite seafood specialties.
If you are a fan of sport fishing, you will be interested to know that many of the restaurants in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle are prepared to cook your catch of the day. Other options include organic and vegetarian menus, as well as restaurants with privileged locations that offer stunning views of Banderas Bay.
Due to its setting and lifestyle, the shopping options in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle are focused on shops offering Mexican handicrafts, artisan jewelry stores and small clothing and accessory boutiques.
In La Cruz de Huanacaxtle the nightlife can be as quiet or elegant as you wish. If you are going to spend the night here, you can take a walk along its streets, then visit an art gallery and finish the evening at a local restaurant, where there is usually live music. On the other hand, many of the resorts located on the road to Punta de Mita have establishments open to the public, modern bars that serve signature cocktails standing out among them.
Whatever your lifestyle, consider adding a visit to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to your itinerary. Its world-class attractions, combined with the natural beauty of the micro-destination, will surprise you.