Top things to do in Chacala

Seafood in Chacala


Beachfront palapa (thatched-roof) restaurant Quezada grills pescado zarandeado (spiced, charcoal-grilled fish) to near perfection thanks to a delightful adobo (seasoned tomato-chili sauce) marinade that gets brushed…
Archaeological Site in Chacala

Altavista Petroglyphs

It's a drive along a rough road off Hwy 200–Altavista, then a 1.5km walk up to this site; get good directions first, as it's not signposted. The site is well stocked with petroglyphs, some geometrical, some depictin…
International in Chacala


Perched on a jungle-covered hillside overlooking the cove, this ecolodge's terrace restaurant makes a glorious spot to greet the morning with a full breakfast, or to indulge in a romantic sunset dinner over cocktail…
Cafe in Chacala

Chacmool Cafe

With tables on the beach, this casual eatery is an inviting spot for coffee, breakfast or a fuller meal. Fish dishes – tuna brochettes, octopus stew and shrimp done many ways – are pretty tasty, and service is willi…
Breakfast in Chacala

Mauna Kea

Watch whales over morning coffee at this seasonal rooftop eatery on the bluffs just north of town (or get your breakfast free by staying at the attached B&B!).
Cultural in Chacala

Chacala Music & Arts Festival

A four-day festival celebrating music, dance, local art and regional cuisine with events held in beachfront restaurants and open-air spaces.