Well, after visiting areas all over the coastal part of the state of Nayurit, we have found the spot we would settle if we were so inclined. If you follow a secondary coastal road about 2 miles south of Rincón de Guayubitos and over a large hill, you arrive at Los Ayala. Los Ayala is also located on the bay south of where the touristy town of Rincón de Guayubitos and the busy town of La Peñita are situated.
Los Ayala is beginning to be developed with some beautiful houses perched on the hills above town and overlooking the beautiful bay. There are quite a few bungalows that could be rented for those that don’t want the crowds of Rincón de Guayubitos.
Hillside homes of Los Ayala are priced much more reasonably than their neighboring towns or Sayulita.
Some are not quite so far up the hill.
These people are building themselves a perch that views all of the area in both bays.
Side streets in Los Ayala are currently not paved. Progress is slow, but coming.
Not as colorful as its neighbor to the north, but not everything is beige.
At the top of the hill on the north end of Los Ayala, and up a very steep driveway, is a restaurant and bungalows called “Vista Guayubitos”. It is very appropriately named. (The bungalows are off to the right and not shown in this picture.)
This restaurant, like most, is open-air with beautiful views from every table.
From our table, I was able to take this panoramic shot of the bay with Rincón de Guayubitos and La Peñita. (CLICK ON PICTURE FOR LARGER PHOTO)
From the restaurant, we spotted a tour barge that had smaller boats shuttling guest to their snorkeling site on a nearby island. The smaller white dot is one of the shuttle boats.
Here’s a little better shot of the tour and fiesta barge.
From the hillside, just below the restaurant , there is a fabulous view of the fishing boats moored at Rincón de Guayubitos
Rincón de Guayubitos – revisited
We provided a glimpse of Rincón de Guayubitos in an earlier post, but thought it would be good to show its more colorful side. Many towns in the area can appear to be rather drab with their unpainted cinder block or perhaps beige stucco houses and buildings. Not so with Rincón de Guayubitos. With the help of one bungalow and hotel developer, DeCameron, the area is anything but drab.
They also do a wonderful job with their landscaping, even in this dry season.
The color combinations are a little strange, but it does give you that fiesta mood.
Here’s the oceanview side of one of DeCameron’s bungalow units.
Other bungalow owners are getting in to their own bright color schemes.
There are 8 RV Parks in Rincón de Guayubitos. Seven are right on the beach, like we were in Sayulita, and therefore subject to the salt spray that can rust anything in days. Delias trailer park is a block off the beach, and is quite shady. They are located near the south end of town.
We’re heading out of the area tomorrow, exactly one year from the day our adventure started.