Cruz de Huanacaxtle or La Cruz, as known by the people who live there, is a small fishing town located in Bahía de Banderas village, bathed in the beautiful sea of Riviera Nayarit.
If you are so curious about the meaning of its name that you cannot sleep at nights, relax! The name of Cruz de Huanacaxtle is told to come from an old wooden cross in the town’s entrance made with branches of the Huanacaxtle Tree. The other version says that it is because of a cross-shaped Huanacaxtle Tree at town’s entrance. You better come and find out which of them is the right one.
The weather in Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a little bit cooler than the rest of Riviera Nayarit beaches. That is why Cruz de Huanacaxtle town and La Manzanilla, one of the visitors favorite beaches, are one of the best choises for people who like a milder weather.
Besides, Cruz de Huanacaxtle has a wide range of excinting activities to do such as snorkeling, diving and surf. It has a Huichol art gallery, restaurants and coffee shops. You can also find Boutique hotels as the Matlali Hotel and its Eva Mandarina Beach Club, where their experts in Mixology serve the best cocktails in all Riviera Nayarit.
The vast vegetation and the singing birds that wake you up in the morning are two of the biggest attractions, but seeing the town fishermen setting sail at dawn and coming back with the “cacth of the day” in their boats is one of most excinting. The catch of the day is usually served fresh and cooked according to the customer taste in places like Restaurante Raixes in Matlali Hotel.
With live music, embroidery crafts, pottery art, delicious food, exotic drinks and great people, Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a privileged destination with privileges of its own waiting for you in the living calm of Riviera Nayarit.