Practical, simple accommodation one block from the beach! Great for the experienced traveler who likes to enjoy local culture. Minutes from the downtown square, public transit, restaurants, sports bar, and grocery stores.
Jennifer’s home is located in Lo de Marcos, Nayarit, Mexico.
Lo de Marcos is truly a unique, laid-back beach town. The main streets are paved, and the side streets are not. It is not unusual to see cows roaming the streets. I love the ambience of the small town feel. Hear the donkey braying in the background, roosters in the morning, and tropical birds in the trees. Go to the beach early in the morning to see the fishermen bringing in their catch. The town locals are made up of mostly fishermen, ranchers, and store/restaurant owners. The vaqueros (cowboys) take pride in their horses; and horses are available for rent for a ride on the beach, or longer half day rides.
Lo de Marcos Beaches
Lined by palm trees and sheltered by lush mountains, Lo de Marco's sandy beach follows a long, curving bay. The south end's gentle waters are ideal for frolicking children, while slightly north along the beach 3-6' high waves tempt amateur and experienced surfers. Out on the water, local fishermen cast their nets in late afternoons as laden shrimp boats dot the horizon.
A handful of nice hotels dot the beach and shady palapas on the sand serve cold beverages as well as snacks and full meals.
A short hike away is Los Venados beach, which offers a tranquil spot to spend the day in the sun.
The natural state of Lo De Marcos and area provides eye candy for amateur and professional photographers. Commonly sighted throughout the town are iguanas, sea birds, hummingbirds and butterflies, all of whom are attracted to the Bougainvilla, Bird of Paradise, Ginger and other flowers bursting color, while breathtaking sunsets are captured by many.
There are two fresh water estuaries in the area that attract a wide variety of colourful birds such as egrets, herons and spoonbills, while turtles slowly make their way through the waters and the cicadas sing gaily in the evenings. One of these protected areas makes a home for two crocodiles.
Being a 'non-touristy' town, interaction with the locals gives you the feeling of being part of the community, and first hand look to experience the real culture of Mexico. There are activities during their holidays that take place at the town square during the evening - everything from the Nayarit dress and dances performed, to Banda music. It's the 'real deal'.
Every Wednesday night, there is a different band and all the town comes out to dance, eat and shop from the street vendors.
An information sheet will be provided for you in the house.
A short walk to the plaza is where the buses come into town and stop each hour if you wish to visit nearby towns. There are also vans and taxis available. If you like, rent a golf cart from local, El Guapo, whose golf cart rentals support the local library. The beach, town square, and restaurants and stores are all within walking distance of the house!
- Quiet after 10pm. Respect neighbors.
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I have traveled all my life and love children, animals and art! I am half Italian and half Hungarian.
My husband and I own a design company and often design the interiors and furnishings in restaurants. I love drawing and photography.
I look forward to staying in your place or hosting you at ours!