Subregion: Cabo Corrientes

Cabo Corrientes, as a sub-region of Costalegre, serves as the southernmost point of Banderas Bay and as well as the entrance into Costalegre from the north. It is quite mountainous, covered for the most part with lush tropical forest along a rugged coastline, interspersed with small white-sand beaches, creating a stark contrast to the almost desert-like geography at Punta Mita on the opposite side of the bay. Within the bay, Cabo Corrientes’ shoreline features a few small fishing villages or beach destinations such as Yelapa, Las Ánimas, Quimixto, and Chimo. Its outer shoreline is even more desolate with just a couple of seaside settlements such as Maito, Aquiles Serdan, and Tehuamixtle. There is one inland town, El Tuito, which meets up with the coastal highway that cuts across the point and provides access to Costalgre from Puerto Vallarta. El Tuito is the municipal head of Cabo Corrientes and the oldest population of the municipality, located 40 km (25 miles) south of Puerto Vallarta.