Top Choice Museum in Tepic

Museo Regional de Nayarit

Set around the courtyard of an impressive magenta palacio (palace), this excellent museum has a beautifully presented selection of top-quality indigenous ceramics mostly sourced from burials from around 200 BC to AD…
Top Choice Beach in Puerto Vallarta


Yelapa, the furthermost of the southern beaches from town, is one of Puerto Vallarta’s most secluded and beloved bays, home to a small fishing community. Lots of day trippers turn up on organized tours, but this pic…
Top Choice Museum in Acapulco

Museo Histórico de Acapulco

The Fuerte de San Diego is home to this excellent museum, which offers interesting displays (Spanish and English) comprehensively covering Acapulco's days as in important port for the trade route to the Philippines.…
Top Choice Theater in Mazatlán

Teatro Ángela Peralta

Named after a 19th-century soprano and constructed between 1869 and 1874, this 1366-seat theater just off Plaza Machado was a thriving center of local cultural life for nearly a century. Fallen into decay, it was sl…
Top Choice Cliff Divers in Acapulco

Clavadistas de la Quebrada

Acapulco’s most famous tourist attraction, the cliff divers of La Quebrada have been dazzling audiences since 1934, plunging with fearless finesse from heights of 25m to 35m into the narrow ocean cove below. Expect …
Top Choice Public Art in Acapulco


While the famed Mexican art collector Dolores 'Lola' Olmedo was away on vacation in 1956, a dying Diego Rivera decided to pep up the entrance to the villa of his friend, muse and love object with spectacular serpent…
Top Choice Area in Mazatlán

Old Mazatlán

Mazatlán's restored old town is a picturesque compendium of noble 19th-century buildings and pretty plazas. It's set back from Playa Olas Altas, a small cove beach whose waterfront road strongly evokes the 1950s, wi…
Top Choice Square in Mazatlán

Plaza Machado

Sleepy during the day, this gorgeous tree-lined plaza comes alive in the evening, when market stalls pop up, couples stroll hand-in-hand and its numerous terrace restaurants are serenaded by musicians. It's a slight…
Top Choice Museum in Puerto Vallarta

Museo del Cuale

On Isla Río Cuale, this has a small but very well-presented collection of pre-Hispanic ceramics and gives a good archaeological overview of the various indigenous groups who lived in western Mexico. Most panels are …
Top Choice Beach in Mazatlán

Playa Las Gaviotas

Many of Mazatlán's hotels are on this pretty beach. Sheltered by picturesque islands, here the waters are generally calm and ideal for swimming and water sports.