Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit, Mexico
Santiago is another option for shopping. While there are no major supermarkets for food shopping, you can buy appliances, furniture, hardware, building materials, etc. This is also where you will end up if you decide to get the internet in your home - the Prodigy office is here.
For the tourist, Santiago has wonderful tile work throughout the town and also has several attractive plazas and churches. There is a large Mexican style market with a variety of spices. Also, there is a Huichol Center right out of town which sells handicrafts but it has never been open while I have been there. I guess the best thing for the tourist is that there are no other tourists so you get to experience a real Mexican town.
There is an excellent Chinese restaurant called "El Dragon" and there is also a large palapa roofed seafood restaurant right as you cross over the bridge coming into town. It is quite popular.
They don't have direct buses from San Blas to Santiago anymore. I would recommend driving, but if you don't have a car you can take a bus to Villa Hildago and catch a collective from there.
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