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San Francisco, or San Pancho

San Francisco, or San Pancho as it is more commonly referred to, is a quaint Mexican village, being proclaimed as one of the next great destinations in the so-called Riviera Nayarit.

In close enough proximity (hour drive) to the international airport at Puerto Vallarta, yet full of small town appeal, San Pancho is being proclaimed as one of the next great destinations in the so-called Riviera Nayarita, and as another desirable alternative to the more commercialized vacation typical of resort areas like Puerto Vallarta.

With only approximately 1,600 full-time residents, San Francisco still displays the characteristics of a more traditional Mexican town with men on horseback riding through the streets, or roosters running free in a neighborhood yard for example.

Yet even for such a small village, the population is still reasonably diverse. Drawn by the tranquil pace of life, the months of unwavering sunshine, and the tropical coastal atmosphere, San Pancho is also home to a growing number of people hailing from the United States, Canada, or even Europe or southernmost Latin America.

Learn more about the Riviera Nayarit here.