Subregion: San Pancho

San Pancho Photo

Not to be confused with its California counterpart, San Francisco —or San Pancho as it is most commonly known— is much more low key than nearby Sayulita, at least at first glance. And yet, with its art galleries, restaurants, artists and writers collectives and environmental organizations, not to mention annual music and art festivals, it encourages short or long-term visitors, national and international, to get as involved with the community as they choose.

It takes a leisurely 20-minute stroll to cover the town from Carr. 200 North to the beach along its main street. Along the way, an increasing number of restaurants, shops and galleries can be found, along with the town's community centers, built in abandoned warehouses which have been recently reclaimed. Golf carts seem to be the preferred mode of transportation, however, as they are ideal for running errands about town.