san blas mexico

Mecatan, Nayarit, Mexico

Mecatan is nestled in the mountains between San Blas and Tepic. It is totally surrounded by mango, banana and avocado plantations. Outside of town is a waterfall and some remaining native jungle - a beautiful spot for a walk.

If you take the Santa Cruz to Tepic road you will see the turnoff right after Jalcocotan. It is 9 kilometers on paved roads. There is an unpaved road that cuts through to the "San Blas to Crusero" road. There is a third road that cuts off from Mecatan to La Palma. The road is narrow and paved with cobblestones and makes for a very adventurous afternoon. This road has virtually no traffic and would make a great hiking or dirt bike trail.