By John Van Dyke ● April, 2012
Every year or season as I like to call the year, the Mayto area continues to develop as more people are discovering this amazing place south of Puerto Vallarta. A place of pristine beaches, very few people, a fishing village in a beautiful bay, and friendly people that welcome you to their paradise – hard to find places like this. The Mayto and Tehuamixtle areas are about a two-hour drive from Puerto Vallarta. Take highway 200 to El Tuito and from there find the road to Mayto.
It was time to do a BEST of Mayto Area, so a sampling of experiences, comments and opinions produced the following list. Things are always changing – so don’t be upset if you do not agree. Just have fun and enjoy the area. Also, it is worth mentioning that the road-surfacing project from El Tuito to Mayto is now on the last sections. Soon it will be a smooth drive all the way from Vallarta.
VOTED BEST OF MAYTO AREA 2012
BEST Pozole – Lola’s in Mayto, available Saturday and Sunday / BEST Limonada – Mayto Hotel at Mayto beach / BEST Beach – Mayto beach / BEST swimming beach – Tehua Bay / BEST Tent Camping – Hotel Rinconcito at Mayto beach / BEST swimming pool – Mayto Hotel / BEST Chile Relleno – Maricela’s at Rinconcito – when you are lucky / BEST Artisan Cheese – Holly Hunter at Rancho Sol y Mar, Mayto / BEST Hardware Store – in Ipala / BEST Gasoline Source – Ferreteria al May at Villa del Mar / BEST Mechanic – Casimiro at Villa del Mar / BEST View Lodging – Cabanas el Cielito at Villa del Mar / BEST Beach Bar – Cande’s at Tehuamixtle / BEST place to buy fish – Gallieta’s at Tehuamixtle / BEST place to eat in Tehuamixtle – Liz Adrianas / BEST fishing guide – Marcelino in Tehuamixtle / BEST Hamburger – Cabanas el Cielito at Villa del Mar / BEST small RV camping – Rancho Sol y Mar, Mayto / BEST family hotel – Mayto Hotel / BEST Margarita on the Rocks – Joe’s Bar at Rinconcito / BEST popular attraction – Turtle Camp at Mayto Beach / BEST place to eat on the way – Mario’s Patio Restaurant in El Tuito
You can learn more about the areas by checking the links below. It is always a good time visit and you can expect a lot of people during the Easter holiday. The best time is after the holiday when things are a little quieter.
Enjoy the month!