Written by: Keldo
Before we get to Mayto, let’s talk about a destination you’ll come across before arriving to Mayto. The charming little fishing town of Tehuamixtle.
Tehuamixtle is a small fishing village situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the municipality of Cabo Corrientes. It is known for its tranquil atmosphere, pristine beaches, and authentic Mexican charm. Here are some key features and attractions of Tehuamixtle that are worth the trip to experience:
Beaches: Tehuamixtle is blessed with gorgeous sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Playa Tehuamixtle, the main beach, is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying stunning sunsets. The beach is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and offers a serene and secluded setting. Stay within the inlet however, as the nearby waters are far too strong for 99% of swimmers and have a dangerous under-toe.
Fishing Village: Tehuamixtle has maintained its traditional fishing village vibe, with local fishermen going out to sea daily to catch fresh seafood. Visitors can witness the vibrant fishing activity and experience the authentic coastal lifestyle.
Fresh Seafood: Tehuamixtle is renowned for its delicious seafood dishes. Visitors can savour an array of fresh catches, including shrimp, red snapper, lobster, and octopus, prepared in traditional Mexican recipes. You can bet anything you eat here will be caught that same day – cant beat that freshness!
View from restaurant in Teahuamixtle
Whale Watching: Tehuamixtle is part of the migration route for humpback whales. During the winter months (December-March), visitors have the opportunity to witness these majestic creatures as they pass by the coast. Whale watching tours can be arranged to observe these incredible marine mammals up close. However if you’re chartering your course towards Mayto, you will likely see whales along the way during those months. There’s also a high chance of viewing turtles and dolphins swimming on the surface.
Ecotourism: The surrounding area of Tehuamixtle is rich in natural beauty, making it an excellent destination for ecotourism. Explore the lush jungles, hike through scenic trails, and discover hidden waterfalls in the nearby Sierra de Vallejo. Talk to us at Palmara Yacht Charters to learn more about Tehuamixtle.
It’s possible to reach here by car, at only 100km away from Vallarta, it will take approximately 2 hours and 40 mins drive to reach Tehuamixtle.
Now let’s talk about Mayto.
Mayto is another picturesque coastal village located in the Cabo Corrientes municipality, Jalisco. It is known for its pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, and peaceful ambiance. Its still relatively unknown by most, so development hasn’t quite hit Mayto yet. But thats changing as we speak. Luckily there is accommodation there once you arrive, feel free to check out the Hotel Mayto. Of course if you’re taking a boat you can stay overnight on the vessel.
Here are some highlights of Mayto you won’t want to miss out on:
Playa Mayto: Mayto boasts an expansive and untouched beach known as Playa Mayto. This long stretch of golden sand offers a tranquil escape away from the crowds, perfect for leisurely walks, sunbathing, and swimming in the crystal clear blue waters.
Mayto beach still remains nearly uninhabited, great for camping at night too!
Turtle Sanctuary: Mayto is home to a sea turtle sanctuary dedicated to the conservation and protection of these endangered creatures. Visitors can participate in turtle release programs and learn about the efforts to preserve their natural habitat.
Bird Watching: Mayto is a haven for bird enthusiasts. The village is surrounded by diverse ecosystems, including mangroves, estuaries, and tropical forests, attracting a wide variety of bird species. Birdwatchers can spot colorful tropical birds and migratory species in their natural habitats.
Surfing and Water Activities: The beaches of Mayto offer excellent opportunities for surfing, bodyboarding, and other water sports. The consistent waves and relatively uncrowded beaches make it an ideal spot for both beginners and experienced surfers.
Natural Beauty: Mayto is known for its unspoiled natural beauty, with lush vegetation, towering palm trees, and scenic landscapes. Nature lovers can explore the surrounding areas, including nearby lagoons, rivers, and trails, to discover the region’s rich biodiversity.
Both Tehuamixtle and Mayto offer a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the beauty of Mexico’s Pacific coast. These hidden gems provide a glimpse into the authentic Mexican coastal culture and offer a serene and rejuvenating experience for visitors. At just about a 2 hour boat trip from Marina Vallarta, this journey is worth it for its unique experience and beautifully maintained natural beaches. If you’re venturing by car, Mayto and Tehuamixtle are very close to one another. To be on the safe side, give yourself 3 hours to reach this destination.