Rincón de Guayabitos (reen-khon deh gwah-yah-bee-toes), or simply Guayabitos, is a popular beach resort town adjacent to Penita de Jaltemba. This is the town that basically put northern part of Riviera Nayarit on the map. For years this is one of the favorite spots for snowbirds to come spend the winter from Canada and the United States.
Guayabitos has approximately 2 km of beachfront with beautiful mostly low tide gentle waves. Making it very enjoyable for the entire family. The beach has a number of comfortable restaurants that serve excellent seafood and traditional Mexican dishes.
Federal Highway 200 passes right through Guayabitos, but if you get distracted you might miss it. You need to walk or drive down the intersection at the corner of the Pemex gas station and Oxxo down to Avenida Sol Nuevo to get to the main tourist area where you will find hotels, bungalows, restaurants, clubs, and souvenir shops.
FYI, you need to book early since due to the popularity of Guayabitos, the hotels and bungalows get booked months in advance. This is also a very popular destination for Mexican tourists as well who come by the bus load, especially during Semana Santa but also other months of the winter season.
Things To Do in Guayabitos
First and foremost, you come to Guayabitos to enjoy the beach and the ocean. There is about 2 km of beach real estate and the waves are calm, making it perfect to spend time both on the beach and in the water. You can enjoy a cold drink under the shade of an umbrella. There are also a number of vendors selling fruit cocktails and shrimp on a stick.
The are plenty of dining options right on the beach as there are many restaurants on the beach and hotels with beachfront dining.
You can also take a boat tour to the two small islands not far from the mainland, Isla La Peña (aka Isla Coral) and Isla Congrejo. You may even get to spot some whales and other wildlife.
The commercial zone along Avenida Sol Nuevo is packed with shops, restaurants of all types, clubs and more. It is jam-packed with people strolling along it in the evenings during peak travel seasons.