La Peñita De Jaltemba and Rincón De Guayabitos are essentially twin towns separated by a small bridge along Highway 200. While Guayabitos is more of a touristy town, La Peñita is its pure Mexican twin. This is the town you come to to do shopping and enjoy traditional Mexican restaurants. There are a few small boutique hotels here, but long-stay bungalows are popping up all over the place, as well as condominium rentals and sales. The downtown of La Peñita buzzes with activity from taxis and cooperativos (taxi vans) to delivery trucks and locals, as well as tourists, shopping for the day’s or week’s groceries. There is a small beach in La Peñita but it is more for walks than for swimming (if you want to sunbathe and swim, head over to Guayabitos). Recent developments are geared towards making the oceanfront of La Peñita more attractive which include a newly built malecón (boardwalk) which you can walk, sit, and enjoy occasional outdoor shows.
Things To Do in La Peñita
When you are in La Peñita you must take a stroll on the newly built malecón. It is a short boardwalk (at the time of writing) but very attractive and a nice way to enjoy the sight and sound of the ocean. There are also restaurants overlooking the ocean and the malecón.
La Peñita has a number of very good traditional family-owned restaurants that serve seafood and traditional Mexican dishes. The prices are very affordable. There are some restaurants overlooking the ocean but prices increase relatively.
There are also a number of souvenir stores and grocery stores in La Peñita.