San Pancho

San Pancho is a small town in Riviera Nayarit surrounded by jungle and beach.

Forget about the routines, relax and enjoy a town full of surprises, sun and sea.

Get to know the town

San Francisco, Nayarit is best known as San Pancho. It is surrounded by jungle and beach, and it's best known for its small community and the importance of they give to the environment.



San Pancho is a small town full of history. Before the Spanish arrived, it was a community of native habitants, including the Huicholes and Coras.

In 1524 a Spanish militar named the town San Francisco in honor of the catholic saint San Francisco de Asis, protector of nature and animals.



The market is an open air space in San Pancho's main plaza. Every Tuesday from October to May, you can find traditional crafts, food, and local art, as well as live music.



San Pancho offers a broad diversity of culinary options.

We recommend starting the day with fresh bread and a cup of Mexican coffee from Lártesana.

Try some sparkling wine and avocados filled with tuna from Olivas on the beach. We also recommend the shrimp and fish empanadas from La Perla, or even some shrimp cocktails from Las Palmas. Before you leave, you need to try the tuna from Barracuda.

In Cantina Ciyé, you can watch the sunset while drinking Hugo Spritz. And for dinner we recommend the salmon tartare or the ramen from Pezetarian, or if you are a pizza fan you'll find the best one at El Junglar.


  • Surf lessons.

  • Bird & whale watching.

  • Beach club.

  • Polo club.

  • Yoga.

  • Oriquidiary.

  • Tours ( Tovara, Marietas, and more)


San Pancho is know for its impressive natural diversity such as jungles and beaches.



Perfect for long walks and hikes. Surround yourself with the beauty of nature and its sounds.



Enjoy the most beautiful sunsets of the Pacific Coast on its incredible beaches.

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San Pancho is well known for taking care of the environment.


Entre amigos

"Entre amigos" is a center known for its community work between children and recycling practices. It's an environmentally responsible space.


Turtle release

The preservation of wildlife and marine life, especially the protection of turtles, is one of the most important activities in San Pancho.


Children's Circus

The children's circus is a free school where kids prepare a circus show every year. Sr. Gilles St. Croix, one of the co-founders, is also the owner of "Cirque du Soleil".

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Environmentally responsible

At Ciyé we care about the planet and the environment. That's why we decided to make a difference through our actions. We use solar panels for our energy, our cups are made from recycled glass from "Entre Amigos", and we have water filters available all the time to avoid the single use of plastic bottles.


Stay at Ciyé

Book directly through our web page and enjoy early check-in*, Petit - Déjeuner, a welcome drink and a complimentary drink in Cantina Ciyé.

*subject to availability


The weather is always nice in San Pancho!