Attractions

Top Choice Beach in San Blas

Playa Las Islitas

The best beaches are southeast of town around Bahía de Matanchén, starting with Playa Las Islitas, 7km from San Blas. To get here, take the main road toward Tepic and turn right after about 4km. This paved road goes…
Fortress in San Blas

La Contaduría

This hill is the site of San Blas' original colonial settlement. It's worth visiting for the views and to stroll around the ruins of the 18th-century Spanish fort, where colonial riches were once amassed and counted…
Beach in San Blas

Playa El Borrego

The beach closest to the town is Playa El Borrego, at the end of Azueta – look for the jet aircraft. It's a long sweep of grey sand with decent waves backed by a string of casual bar-restaurants. Swimming can be tre…
Zoo in San Blas

Cocodrilario Kiekari

On the river, this crocodile nursery rears toothy reptiles that later get released into the wild as part of a repopulation program. There are also some non-release crocs, felines (jaguars and lynxes) and other capti…